Latest additions: Oh Sit! (The CW), Capture (The CW), The American Baking Competition (CBS), Perfect Score (The CW), Secret Millionaire (ABC), Whodunnit? (ABC), Does Someone Have to Go? (FOX), Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (NBC), The Million Second Quiz (NBC), Siberia (NBC), The Winner Is (NBC), Underemployed (MTV), Stevie TV (VH1), Family Tree (HBO) Tia & Tamera (E!), Necessary Roughness (USA), The Jeselnik Offensive (Comedy Central), The Client List (Lifetime), Figure It Out (Nickelodeon), The Cleveland Show (FOX), Hoarders (A&E), Army Wives (Lifetime), King & Maxwell (TNT), and Copper (BBC America).
The networks will keep cancelling TV shows just as surely as they’ll keep introducing new ones. Below is the list of TV series that will or have ended during the 2012-13 season. In short, they won’t be back for 2013-14.
This list will be updated as the season progresses so feel free to bookmark and check back.
America’s Best Dance Crew (MTV)
Produced by Randy Jackson, the reality competition ran for seven seasons before being cancelled by MTV.
The American Baking Competition (CBS)
This competition series didn’t really “cook” in the ratings so the network decided it was “done” after one season and seven episodes.
American Guns (Discovery)
The reality series was cancelled following the tragic shootings in Newtown. There won’t be a third season.
Anderson Live (syndicated)
The daytime talk show won’t be returning for a third season. The show will continue to air through Summer 2013.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel)
The cable channel has announced that the 18 episodes of season eight will be the show’s last.
Attack of the Show! (G4)
On the air since 2005, this technology and pop culture series was cancelled due to G4 rebranding itself as “a more upscale, sophisticated guy TV space.”
Beavis and Butt-head (MTV)
After several years away, Mike Judge resurrected his animated duo. The last episodes aired in December 2011 and there hasn’t been any word about him making any more.
Being Human (BBC America)
The UK supernatural series is ending with season five which has six episodes. The Syfy version will continue.
Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC)
The TV icon will be seen on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland but won’t be back on the peacock network any time soon. UPDATE: Lifetime picked up the series for season three in 2014.
Big Time Rush (Nickelodeon)
The show has ended after four seasons but the band has teased that it could return some day.
BrandX with Russell Brand (FX)
The comedy series is over but the cable channel is interested in doing a Curb Your Enthusiasm kind of show with Brand.
Breaking Pointe (The CW)
The network has cancelled their docu-series about a Salt Lake City dance company after two low-rated seasons.
Bridezillas (WE tv)
The original reality series finishes after a 10 season run but the cable channel has produced a spin-off, Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas.
Bunheads (ABC Family)
The Sutton Foster series debuted to solid ratings but they declined over the course of the season. Other shows are performing better for the cable channel so this one isn’t coming back.
Capture (The CW)
Seemingly inspired by the success of The Hunger Games, this outdoors competition lasted one season of 10 episodes.
The Catalina (The CW)
Another reality show, this program ran for six episodes during the summer of 2012. Not many viewers noticed.
The Choice (FOX)
Hosted by Cat Deeley, this dating show tried to find mates for eligible celebrities. The show never found much ratings love.
The Client List (Lifetime)
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lifetime and producers supposedly couldn’t come to agreement about who should be the father of Hewitt’s character’s baby so they decided to pull the plug on the show instead.
Dirty Jobs (Discovery)
The Mike Rowe series has been on the air since 2003 but they won’t be making any more episodes.
Does Someone Have to Go? (FOX)
A workplace reality show, it lasted six episodes before being fired by the network.
The Fades (BBC America)
The series aired for six episodes on BBC America here in the States. It originated in the UK where the decision was made not to create a second season.
Family Tree (HBO)
There won’t be a second season for this documentary-style comedy.
Figure It Out (Nickelodeon)
Host Jeff Sutphen says that there won’t be any additional episodes. The revived series lasted two seasons.
Futurama (Comedy Central)
The animated series has been cancelled again, this time by Comedy Central. The seventh and final season will conclude in September 2013.
Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (NBC)
This survival reality show wasn’t a success but NBC made a celebrity survival show with Grylls the following summer.
The Glass House (ABC)
CBS sued ABC because they felt that this was a knock-off of their long-running Big Brother series. They ultimately dropped the suit because Glass House was such a ratings failure. ABC dropped the show for the same reason.
The Glee Project (Oxygen)
The cable channel has decided to drop the reality competition after two seasons.
The Goodwin Games (FOX)
The network cut this show’s episode order and then delayed the premiere until the end of the season. Did it ever have a chance?
Green Lantern: The Animated Series (Cartoon Network)
The adventures of Hal Jordan have been cut short — after two story arcs and 26 episodes.
The cable channel has called it quits after six seasons. The last episode aired in February 2013.
The Hour (BBC America)
Revolving around the production of a current affairs program in the 1950s, this UK series lasted two seasons and 12 episodes.
How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life (ABC)
This sitcom with a very long name didn’t attract enough viewers to be renewed for a second season.
Incredible Crew (Cartoon Network)
The young sketch comedy series won’t see a second season.
The cable channel has ended the series after eight years and 13 seasons.
Judge Joe Brown (syndication)
After 15 years, the court show is ending over a contract dispute.
Inside Men (BBC America)
Following the events leading up to an armed robbery, this UK drama ran for just four episodes. It’s been confirmed that there won’t be any more.
The Jeff Probst Show (syndicated)
Stations had signed up for two years of the talk show but it never caught on with a large audience so it’s been cut. The tribe has spoken.
The Jeselnik Offensive (Comedy Central)
Two seasons produced 18 episodes and the host has revealed that there won’t be any more.
The Job (CBS)
After two very low-rated airings, the network pulled the competition off the air. CBS may get around to airing the six leftover episodes but they surely won’t be making any more.
The late-night talk show has been cancelled after two seasons. Rest assured, Kathy Griffin will return to television soon.
Life’s Too Short (HBO)
The comedy has ended after just seven episodes but the cable channel aired a wrap up special.
The Looney Tunes Show (Cartoon Network)
The latest incarnation of Bugs, Daffy and the gang has come to a close after two seasons and 52 episodes. The characters will surely be back in some other venue soon.
Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings (E!)
After just a few months and a dozen episodes, this talk show has been pulled.
Marvin Marvin (Nickelodeon)
The alien teen’s time on Earth is over. Lucas Cruikshank is no longer working with the cable channel.
The Million Second Quiz (NBC)
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, this game show ran over the course of 11 days and it was evident very quickly that it would be cancelled.
The Mob Doctor (FOX)
The network isn’t ordering any more episodes of the low-rated drama.
Mob Wives Chicago (VH1)
The cable channel decided not to order a second season of the docu-series.
Hosted by Howie Mandel, this hidden-camera flash-mob series ran for 11 episodes over the course of two seasons.
The New Normal (NBC)
A comedy about a gay couple and their new family started out strong but the ratings declined quickly without strong lead-in support. Thankfully the storylines were wrapped up in the last episode.
Next Caller (NBC)
Dane Cook and the network had disagreements and NBC ultimately opted to cancel the show before it aired.
The Next List (CNN)
The half hour program aired on Saturday afternoons and focused on people trying to change the world. Not enough people were interested.
Oh Sit! (The CW)
A comedy improv show, this one lasted two seasons and 20 episodes. The last aired in July 2013.
Perfect Score (The CW)
This dating series lasted 12 episodes and ended in September 2013.
Political Animals (USA)
It was billed as a limited series but if the Sigourney Weaver show performed well enough, it would have become a regular series. It didn’t so there won’t be a second season.
The Ricki Lake Show (syndicated)
The daytime talk show won’t be returning for a second season.
Save Me (NBC)
The network held this sitcom until very late in the season and it drew very low ratings. It won’t be back.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)
The fifth season of the cable drama is its last. The final episodes started airing in March 2013.
Secret Millionaire (ABC)
This reality show ran for one short season on FOX in 2008 before being cancelled. ABC picked it up in 2011 and it ran for two seasons before the alphabet network dropped it too.
The Shadow Line (DirecTV)
This detective series originated in the UK and ran for seven episodes in 2011. They all ran on DirecTV and there aren’t any more.
Shake It Up (Disney Channel)
The cable channel has decided to stop producing this series after three seasons and 78 episodes.
This scripted horror series that looked like a reality show didn’t attract enough viewers to make a second season.
A musical drama, Smash started out strong but lost a lot of steam in its first season. NBC renewed it but a lot of viewers didn’t return to watch season two.
Supah Ninjas (Nickelodeon)
After two seasons, the action series ended on a cliffhanger.
Surprise with Jenny McCarthy (NBC)
The network announced this new reality show for 2012-13 but later cancelled their plans. Only the pilot was produced.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)
Lucasfilm has announced that they are ending the animated series and postponing plans for Star Wars Detours, a new series.
Tia & Tamera (E!)
Twin sisters Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housely are keeping busy with other projects but won’t be returning for a fourth season of this reality show.
Troupe Stars: (ABC)
The singing competition for military personnel was going to start airing in June 2013 but has been dropped instead.
Ugly Americans (Comedy Central)
The animated series won’t be back for a third season on Comedy Central.
This workplace comedy didn’t catch on with viewers and faded away after 12 episodes.
Many Nickelodeon shows have ended with 60 episodes and this one is no exception. The final 15 episodes will air during the 2012-13 season.
Wendell & Vinnie (Nickelodeon)
Nickelodeon has decided not to bring the sitcom back for a second season.
What Not to Wear (TLC)
The cable channel has announced that the 10th season of 26 episodes will be the show’s last.
What Would Ryan Lochte Do? (E!)
He may be a great swimmer but he’s not great fodder for a reality show.
A murder mystery series, this show ran for nine episodes during the summer of 2013.
The Winner Is (NBC)
Hosted by Nick Lachey, this reality series lasted one season of seven episodes.
The docu-series which follows photojournalists won’t be back for a second season, at least in the forseeable future.
A TV show about video games that includes reviews and comedy skits, X-Play was cancelled due to the cable channel deciding to go in a new brand direction.
Young Justice (Cartoon Network)
The series lasted two seasons and 46 episodes. It’s being replaced by Teen Titans Go!.
What do you think? Are you surprised or disappointed that any of these shows won’t be back for 2013-14?