Category Archives: Cancellations

‘The X Factor’ Cancelled After Three Seasons


The verdict is in: FOX cancels “The X Factor.”

Fox has cancelled the low ratings-reality series singing competition, “X Factor,” after three seasons.

“To all of us at Fox, Simon is more than one of the most prolific TV personalities of our time –he’s part of our family. A consummate showman and partner, there’s no one more passionate or creative than Simon, and we feel so fortunate to have enjoyed such a wonderful, collaborative relationship with him over the past 12 years,” said Kevin Reilly, chairman of entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Co. “Unfortunately, there is no ‘X Factor USA’ without Simon Cowell, but we understand and support his decision to focus on the international formats and on the next phase of his personal life. We wish him the very best, and it’s our sincere hope that we work together again soon.”

Executive producer, Simon Cowell also announced, he would return to the UK version of the series.  “I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on “The X Factor” and “American Idol,”” said executive producer and judge Simon Cowell in a statement. “And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!). Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return [for the first time in four years] to the U.K. version of The X Factor in 2014. So for now, I’m back to the U.K. and I want to thank FOX for being an incredible partner and I also want to thank everybody who has supported my shows. America, I’ll see you soon!”

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NBC Pulls ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’ From Schedule

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“The Michael J. Fox Show” has been cancelled.

NBC has pulled the freshman comedy series starring Michael J. Fox and “Breaking Bad” alum Betsy Brandt from its schedule. The series will be replaced by “Hollywood Game Night” on Thursdays.

“Hollywood Game Night” debuts its second season on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 9/8c.


‘Psych’ to Conclude After Current Season


USA cancels “Psych.”

The network’s longest-running series “Psych’s” current eight season will be its last, the network revealed Thursday.  The series finale will air March 26. The finale will be followed “Psych After Show,” a one-hour live remembrance/retrospective featuring a Q&A with the entire cast, as well as series creator, Steve Franks.

“Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy,” said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network, in a statement. “The final season celebrates the iconic characters that have made this show so beloved, and will be an exclamation point on the series’ incredible run. And while the series will wrap in March somehow I don’t believe we’ve heard the last of Shawn and Gus.”

The series final episode will air March 26.

‘Justified’ Picked Up For a Final Season

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“Justified” has been renewed for a final season.

The FX drama series has been renewed for a sixth and final season, FX announced Tuesday, during  Television Critics Association winter press tour.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf confirmed the news, “It was [showrunner] Graham Yost and Timothy Olyphant’s decision. I would have liked to have had more ‘Justified,’ it’s one of my favorite shows.”

Landgraf added” “We talked about it a year ago; they felt that the arc of the show and what they had to say would be best served by six seasons instead of seven. Regretfully, I accepted their decision.”

“Justified” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on FX.


‘The Newsroom’ Renewed For a Third and Final Season


HBO pulls the plug on “The Newsroom.”

The network announced Monday, the sophomore series starring Jeff Daniels as a journalist anchor will conclude after the upcoming third season.

‘Boardwalk Empire’ to End with Fifth Season

“”The Newsroom” is classic Aaron Sorkin – smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” said HBO  programming president Michael Lombardo. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.”

Production on season 3 is set to start this spring, with the final season debuting this fall.

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ABC Cancels ‘The Assets’ After Two Episodes

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ABC pulls “The Assets” after two episodes.

The eight-episode mini-series was based on a fact-based story of CIA traitor Aldrich Ames has been canceled after two episodes.

The drama series debuted to 3.8 million and 0.7 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. “The Assets” will be replaced by “Shark Tank” for three weeks.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ to End with Fifth Season

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“Boardwalk Empire” is coming to an end. The crime-drama series starring Steve Buscemi as gangster Nucky Thompson will conclude with its forthcoming fifth season, HBO revealed at Television Critics Association Press Tour.

Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO said at  TCA press tour : “It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subscribers,” he said. “Terry Winter has created one for the ages.”

Series creator Terence Winter added, “We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire. After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.”

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Tia and Tamera End Reality Show

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Tia and Tamera Mowry’s reality show is coming to an end.

The reality stars revealed they are ending their Style titular reality show “Tia & Tamera” after three seasons, according to TV Guide.

“We are truly blessed:) More than anything I wanted you all to see who I was TRULY as a person and the show Tia and Tamera has done that,” Tamera tweeted on New Year’s Eve. “Thank you for always supporting us throughout the years.”

The Real co-host added: “Tia n I decided it was time 2 live r family lives behind the cameras:)”

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Katie Couric’s Talk Show Cancelled After Two Seasons

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“Katie” will not be back for a third season.

Katie Couric’s daytime talk show, “Katie” has been cancelled after two seasons, Disney and ABC announced Thursday.

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“While production will continue on “Katie” through June 2014, we’ve mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show,” according to a joint statement. “We’re very proud of everyone’s contributions to making “Katie” the #1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-2013, and we look forward to the rest of the season.”

Couric is joining Yahoo as a Global News Anchor, beginning in 2014.

Showtime Cancels ‘Californication’

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Showtime has canceled “Californication.”

The series’ upcoming season will be its last, Showtime revealed Monday. The comedy’s seventh season of 12-episode is slated to debut in April.

“With its unique blend of lyricism and excess, “Californication” has been one of our groundbreaking signature series,” said Showtime entertainment president David Nevins. “We will always be indebted to Tom Kapinos for leading the creative charge on this memorable comedy, and to David Duchovny for making us root for an unapologetic hedonist like Hank Moody.” As for how things will end for Hank, Nevins would not drop clues but assured that “Tom has carefully planned the final chapter of Hank’s journey and has brought it to a beautiful and satisfying conclusion for new and long-time fans alike.”

David Duchovny, Natasha McElhone, Evan Handler and Pamela Adlon star in the dark comedy series.

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