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Canceled TV Shows: 43 Programs That Won’t Be Back

Put a fork in it! The 2012-13 television season is history, and so are more than three dozen television shows that won’t be coming back next season.

When May sweeps come to a close each year, many “season finales” wind up being “series finales.”

This year, the big five television networks — ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC — have pulled the plug on a combined 43 shows.

Here’s a breakdown, network by network, of the shows receiving a pink slip this season.

ABC

  • Body of Proof
  • Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23
  • Family Tools
  • Happy Endings
  • How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
  • Last Resort
  • Malibu Country
  • Private Practice
  • Red Widow
  • 666 Park Avenue
  • Zero Hour

CBS

  • CSI:NY
  • Golden Boy
  • The Job
  • Made in Jersey
  • Partners
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Vegas

NBC

  • 1600 Penn
  • 30 Rock
  • Animal Practice
  • Deception
  • Do No Harm
  • Go On
  • Guys With Kids
  • The New Normal
  • The Office
  • Ready for Love
  • Rock Center with Brian Williams
  • Smash
  • Up All Night
  • Whitney

Fox

  • Ben & Kate
  • The Cleveland Show
  • Cops
  • Fringe
  • Mob Doctor
  • Touch

The CW

  • 90210
  • Cult
  • Emily Owens, MD
  • Gossip Girl
  • L.A. Complex

Were any of these cancellations a surprise for you? Which of these are you likely to miss the most?

7 Comments

  1. I don’t watch much TV, so I don’t watch any of these shows. However, I am surprised to read that The Office is being canceled. I hear people talking about that show a lot. I thought it was really popular.

  2. I thought that Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23 was hysterical.  I’m sure that i’m not in their core demographic and guess I’m one of the few that was watching!

  3. We enjoyed Golden Boy.  As for the rest, the ones we tried watching were horrible.  OK, I still watched CSI:NY, but it has run its course.

  4. Cops is actually getting a new lease on life. SPIKE has picked up the show already. 
    None of these really surprise me, and perhaps to that point, I won’t miss a single one. Our viewing has mostly moved off of what I would call “Network TV” (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX). Most of our regular shows are on Discovery, History, Disney Jr., Disney, Disnesy XD, and NFL Network.

  5. The only surprises I have are that some of these were still being aired. Cops?  Gossip Girl?  I had no idea they were still around!
    Frankly, I never heard of most of these which shows how much I pay attention to television now days.
    I’m sad to see Rock Center with Brian Williams go.  I like that one but I’m not surprised they cancelled it.

  6. The only surprises I have are that some of these were still being aired. Cops?  Gossip Girl?  I had no idea they were still around!
    Frankly, I never heard of most of these which shows how much I pay attention to television now days.
    I’m sad to see Rock Center with Brian Williams go.  I like that one but I’m not surprised they cancelled it.

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