The Biggest Week in TV Cancellations: TV Series Finale Podcast #31

It’s the busiest time of the whole year for television show cancellations. The network upfronts were this week and NBC, ABC, CBS, CW and FOX all introduced their new shows and Fall schedules.

They also let go of some favorites. Lots of shows were in danger — like Law & Order, Crossing Jordan, Veronica Mars, The Class, How I Met Your Mother, Jericho, The Apprentice, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Black Donnellys, and many more. Which ones survived? Tune in!

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  1. Eddie Ramsey says

    yeah, like N B C is Nothing But Crap – and as long as we’re here RE: The Today Show, Matt Lauer interviewing James Carvelle regarding the Gonzales resignation, Matt DIRECT QUOTE “isn’t this like taking the PINATA from the Democrats? RACIST RACIST!! and YES I did demand an on air apology to him AND the head of the network, NO REPLY! didn’t IMUS get FIRED for this? PINATA??? how bout some ACTION be taken???

  2. ET says

    It is so unfortunate that NBC canceled “Studio 60″. It was one of the most smartly written series on TV today. But alas, just like another of Aaron Sorkin’s short lived shows, it has gone the way of “Sports Night”. At least SN had two seasons before it was canceled.

  3. sue says

    its too bad that you choose to cancel veronica mars it is one of the best shows sutible for both adults young and old as well as teenagers shame on you i watched it every week and yes i tvo’d it and loved it

  4. Tosha Bouser says

    Jericho, Veronica Mars, Close to Home, Crossing Jordan? Fans and viewers get involved in these shows. Yes we tivo because we work nights but that should count. There are people who stay home Friday nights and Saturday nights. There is nothing to watch. 18 year olds do not have the buying power of the 40 year old generation. Play to us. The least you can do is give us endings that wrap everything up. These long hiatuses are bull. Give us a story to watch, not more crappy reality series. There are two many reality series.

  5. roger mcmenis says

    blippity bloppity bloop, ur ratings are full of poop.
    donnelys rock, realities are crock there is ur scoop.

    veronica has a huge cult following, tivo has botched the sit down and watch now ratings format up, and its easier to catch most programs on the net newayz.

    networks have mishandled its representation of so many shows that TV itself is becoming passe.

    a revolution in modern programing is forth coming, reality shows will soon bite the big bullet and fade, a resurrection in quality writing is due, and sitcoms may have to become funny again…

    Godspeed

  6. Tim Simpson says

    I’m really glad to have a story half read to me just to have it end before finishing! Veronica Mars was an awesome show, but instead, the CW feels that all their repeats they show each day are more important and bring in more ratings! Whatever! It doesn’t even take a brain to realize Veronica Mars was a great show with a great storyline! Why are they so blind to see that the show is awesome?!! What’s next, Supernatural?? I mean, maybe it’s too boring for them, lets add even more repeats of old shows in that place too, then we can call it CW-Crap World TV!

  7. Tia says

    I CAN NOT believe that they are cancelling Veronica Mars. They have cancelled a lot of my favorite shows…how gay is that!!! I don’t think I am going to watch CW anymore. They suck

  8. joey stafford says

    im almost afraid to watch a new series anymore they cancel the show in the middle of it,alot of my friends warned me to wait to see if the show makes it,before you watch it but i didnt listen,jerico,surface,vanisheddrive,invasion.this is getting rediculous,the ratings are down because no one trust the networks anymore. they have proven they cannot be trusted,from now on i will wait to see if a show makes it before i give it my time.

  9. Danielle Mazza says

    This is bull crap…Veronica Mars is one of the best shows out there!!!!! If it were not for this Tivo crap maybe you would get the proper rating scores!!!! Let’s take a worldwide poll after tonights show Mrs Dawn Ostroff and see what really happens!! You are messing with the wrong fans!!
    xoxo
    #1 Veronica Mars Fan!!

  10. Danielle Mazza says

    This is bull crap…Veronica Mars is one of the best shows out there!!!!! If it were not for this Tivo crap maybe you would get the proper rating scores!!!! Let’s take a worldwide poll after tonights show Mrs Dawn Ostroff and see what really happens!! You are messing with the wrong fans!!
    xoxo
    #1 Veronica Mars Fan!!

  11. says

    I want October Road back on. I enjoyed watching the comedy every Thursday. When will you air it again? Please bring it back!!!!!!!!!

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