When CBS shortened the episode order for Numb3rs’ sixth season, the network claimed that it wasn’t a negative indication about the show’s future. With the series’ ratings in decline though, most could read between the lines. After all, how often do networks cut an episode order when they’re pleased with a TV show’s performance?
As time has gone on, it’s looked more and more likely that Numb3rs wouldn’t be around next season. ABC and FOX were even betting on it, casting Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz in their new pilots.
CBS is notoriously tight-lipped about their schedule plans until they’re announced at the upfront presentations to advertisers. We probably won’t hear about Numb3rs’ fate officially until Wednesday.
However, word is that the show’s sets are already being destroyed and that’s a sure sign that a TV show is dead. Numb3rs co-creator Cheryl Heuton confirmed the news via Twitter and also wrote, “Oddly enough, there’s still no official word. Though there are numerous unofficial indications. I think we know what to expect on Wednesday.”
What do you think? Sad to hear that Numb3rs won’t be back next season? Were you still hoping that there’d be a season seven?
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I never watched the show until I saw it on Netflix, but now that I have watched all the 6 seasons, it really is a sad thing they cancelled it. I know this post is long after the shows end, but still it was a very interesting show and I believe the writers were really beginning to build the characters into strong personas. I think it would be a great idea for the network to bring it back for one more season and really end the show on a strong finish. Who knows, the show might grab all the viewers… Read more »
I hate this show was cancelled, and especially on such a messy and chopped up ending. Yet, stuff like Kim Kardashian and Snooki dominate the air. This was actually a very intelligent and very well-written show. I loved the math even though I’m completely not a math person, and I love the Eppes dynamics, Professor Fleinhart, and Charlie’s relationship with Amita. It was so comforting to watch. I just loved watching the personal storylines. Everything was so well developed. And to have it axed. Numb3rs was the last show I ever watched on TV; I stopped watching all TV after… Read more »
This is one amazing series it would be “CRIMINAL”
CBS would certainly be guilty of a quite gross injustice.
Forgive the puns.