July 20, 2024

Full List of Network Cancellations

The four major networks have announced their cancellations, and there are a few surprises here, as well as a few that were expected. ABC’s Nashville is getting the ax, and  although declining ratings are likely the cause, star Hayden Panettiere has been very vocal about her postpartum depression, so that may have played a role. Agent Carter, which has been on the bubble, is finally being let go, and being that the Marvel Cinematic Universe closed out her storyline in Captain America: Civil War,  it’s unlikely we’ll see the character pop up again. The Muppets have had an upswing in the latter half of the season, but not enough apparently.  The departure of Castle’s Stana Katic has prompted ABC to end the series run, though the writing was already on the wall.

The most notable cancellation was CBS’s Supergirl, which is being moved over the the CW. The move is a smart one for both networks. It didn’t quite have the ratings to justify the cost on CBS, although the switch will likely result in a noticeable lower budget (the CW is already having budgetary issues trouble with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow). The CW’s Flash recently crossed over on Supergirl, so now that they’re on the same network, we can expect a stronger connection on CW’s DC Universe. The move also concretes the networks hold as TV’s comic book go-to location, with four DC shows on the schedule (including the flagship Arrow), plus iZombie, which is based on the Vertigo comic (an imprint of DC).

Here is the list of all of the shows not returning next fall (some on the list weren’t cancelled, but rather have just run their course):

ABC

Agent Carter

The Astronaut Wives Club

Castle

The Family

Galavant

The Muppets

Rookie Blue

The Whispers

Nashville

Of Kings and Prophets

Wicked City

CBS

Angel From Hell

CSI: Cyber

Extant

The Good Wife

Mike and Molly

Person of Interest

Supergirl (moving to The CW)

Under the Dome

Fox

American Idol

Bordertown

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life

Grandfathered

The Grinder

Knock Knock Live

NBC

Hannibal

Mr. Robinson

Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris

Heroes Reborn

The CW

America’s Next Top Model

Beauty and the Beast

Containment

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