After NBC’s worst season, it’s no surprise that the peacock network is shaking up their 2007-08 schedule. There’s also little surprise about which shows didn’t survive. Here’s what won’t be returning next season:
Andy Barker, P.I. – The Andy Richter comedy series ran for six episodes to poor ratings. NBC put the last two on Saturday night and it seemed like the sitcom was doomed before it began.
The Black Donnellys – The Paul Haggis series was pulled after six episodes and the remaining episodes have been made available on NBC’s site and iTunes.
Crossing Jordan – After six seasons on the air, Jordan has solved her last case. The series finale airs on Wednesday, May 16, 2007.
Grease: You’re The One That I Want – The ratings were a disappointment and seriously, how could they do another season anyway — fire the first years’ winners to make room for the second’s?
Identity – The Penn Jillette-hosted game show about contestants identifying strangers’ hobbies or occupations is finished after 12 episodes.
Kidnapped – NBC’s big serial drama under-performed network expectations and was cancelled after three episodes and pulled from the schedule after five. Luckily for viewers, NBC released the remaining seven episodes online and the series has been released on DVD.
Raines – The quirky Jeff Goldblum detective show ran all seven episodes to poor ratings. It won’t be back.
The Real Wedding Crashers – The reality series that replaced Donnellys was pulled from the schedule after three episodes. NBC may air the remaining episodes during the summer.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – The much-hyped Aaron Sorkin series didn’t live up to expectations. It will return on May 24th and hopefully NBC will air all six of the remaining episodes. A DVD release is likely.
Thank God You’re Here – The improv sketch show’s ratings were nothing to smile about so it’s been cancelled after seven episodes.
Twenty Good Years – This sitcom starred series veterans John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor, was pulled from the network schedule after just four episodes. It’s doubtful that the remaining episodes will air.
Returning in the fall are: 30 Rock, The Biggest Loser, Dateline, Deal or No Deal, ER, Friday Night Lights (moved to Fridays at 10pm), Heroes, Las Vegas, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, My Name is Earl, The Office, and Scrubs. Law & Order and Medium (moved to Sunday nights) will return mid-season (January 2008) or earlier.
The Apprentice was left off the Fall schedule but NBC and creator Mark Burnett are still in talks of bringing back the series in some form. Mark Burnett previously pledged to find another home for the reality show if NBC drops it.
The Friday night 8pm timeslot has been designated as “game night” and will consist of rotating reality or games shows. The Bob Saget-hosted series 1 vs. 100 will air for eight weeks initially.
i am driss from algeria i watch your programme in nbc4 i conectfd with you
Nbc shouild really think about what shows are best for the poeple . instead they take the good shows off and put really bad shows on. What a really great way to sell out .
I was enjoying the show Journeyman, but as usual, NBC has cancelled it WHAT A SHOCK! I agree with Mike I think I’m going to stop watching NBC shows.
I think I’m going to stop watching any NBC show. Everytime I enjoy a show they yank it away. NBC is the worst network.
NBC has made an extremely poor business decision in cancelling Raines & Crossing Jordan. The folks making the decisions there really ought to think about retiring.
Deeply disappointed with NBC’s decision to cancel so many of the best shows: Third Watch, Crossing Jordan, Raines. And with the decision to bring Medium and Law and Order mid-season. The possibility of ER being done halfway through the year? Been trying to be a loyal NBC fan, but they’re making it EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.
I was glad to learn that “Medium” will return in January 2008. I only wish it could have been sooner. It is a well acted, smartly done series that broadens our thinking beyond the here and now. Toni
I can’t believe NBC canceled Raines and Studio 60. Two of my favorite shows. I don’t even get involved with tv shows anymore becuase they get canceled for a “scripted” reality show. Any suggestions on who to email directly?????
Hey as many people on the blog are probably from the US, i thought i’d voice my views on STUDIO 60. Why cancel one of the best well made and acted shows on tv. As a fan of west wing, this has been funny, engaging, and very much stimulating. The show has approx 7 million viewers and thats not enough. Consider a second season, let it grow into something more. The stars the actors, the writting staff, this should go further. Its a shame to see it go, i guess i will just watch heros afterall. What a Bloody Pity!… Read more »
Of all things…you cancelled Raines and Studio 60? The two most intelligent shows on NBC? Even my wife was hooked and she hates dramas. Is it possible the execs at NBC have “brain damage?” Back to CBS!
Too bad….the cancelled shows are better than they’re present line-up.
Where is Law & Order? What/s The matter with you people at NBC? Criminal Intent is now on USA. SVU is back on Tuesday nights. Where the hell is Regular Law and Order? I’m waiting. I need an answer.
Long time fan. Sheila in Milwaukee.
This show has some character and shows how people can care for each other under very stressful situations. The on screen people are a family who pull for each other. The program shows how one can still have heart while working under such harsh circumstances. To take a show off the air that is working is hard to understand especially if you compare with CSI-Miami which has such high ratings. That show no one cares for the other one and it shows clearly. The plots on that show are dull because of the lack of personal charisma. Leave a show… Read more »
there is only one word to describe nbc’s decision for cancelling crossing jordan….and that word is STUPID STUPID STUPID STUPID!!!!! crossing jordan is like the best show ever!!i’ve been watching it since the start and i miss it soooooooo much!!!!i think its so stupid to cancel good shows like crossing jordan and for what? dumb reality shows?? well nbc let me tell you something people watch tv to escape reality not see it when they turn on the tv!! the whole point of tv is to sit, relax and watch your favourte shows and just for a while forget about… Read more »
I hate to see Crossing Jordan go. I loved that show and never missed an episode. They need to get rid of half of the reality tv shows. 90% of them suck. Bring back Crossing Jordan. I do watch Law & Order and Law & Order SVU. Maybe NBC will see these post and realize that they have canceled some of the wrong shows. BRING BACK CROSSING JORDAN. About raines I have no idea. I have never seen it.