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‘Downward Dog’ Canceled By ABC After 1 Season, Will Be Shopped To Other Nets

ABC has canceled new comedy series Downward Dog six episodes into its eight-episode first season. Co-creators Samm Hodges and Michael Killen just shared the news via Twitter. In the note to fans (read it below), they stress that the reasons for the cancellation were strictly financial and that they are “committed to finding a new home.” ABC was faced with making a renewal decision on Downward Dog, from Legendary TV and ABC TV Studios, as the options on the cast were to exp… Read

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Netflix To ‘Sense8’ Fans: The Dream Is Over, Show Not Returning

No doubt emboldened by the surprising cancellation-reversal of NBC’s Timeless, fans of Netflix’s axed Sense8 have been flooding the streaming service with pleas to reverse its decision to end the sci-fi drama. But Netflix isn’t changing its mind. In a message posted on the Sense8 Facebook page, Netflix breaks the news: “To our Sense8 family…We've seen the petitions. We've read the messages. We know you want to #RenewSense8, and we wish we could #BringBackSense8 for you… Read

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‘Sense8’ Canceled By Netflix After 2 Seasons

Despite some recent encouraging signs, Season 2 of Netflix's sci-fi drama series Sense8, from Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski, will be its last as the Internet network has opted not to proceed with a third. The decision comes less than a month after the May 5 release of Season 2. "After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end,” Netflix VP original content Cindy Holland said in a statement. “It is… Read

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‘Quarry’ Canceled By Cinemax After One Season

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It’s official: Quarry will not be returning to Cinemax (or another network) for a second season. Series co-creator Michael D. Fuller made the announcement in a lengthy blog post. Vietnam-era drama Quarry and Robert Kirkman’s horror drama Outcast, which went through a pilot stage, were caught in the middle of an original programming strategy shift at Cinemax, which late last year opted to return to the type of fare that launched its push into original primetime series… Read

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‘Underground’ Canceled By WGN America After 2 Seasons

WGN America is officially out of the high-end original scripted series business. As expected, the cable network today cancelled acclaimed drama Underground after two seasons. It follows the recent cancellation of fellow drama Outsiders as WGN America is changing its programming course, while its parent Tribune is preparing for its acquisition by Sinclair. “As WGN America evolves and broadens the scope and scale of its portfolio of series, we recently announced that… Read

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Jon Stewart & HBO Scrap His Digital Animated Series Project

UPDATED: So much for Jon Stewart’s long-in-the-works big return to television. The former Daily Show host and HBO have agreed to scrap his planned digital animated series for the premium cabler. "HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short form digital animated project,” the parties said in a joint statement tonight. “We all thought the project had great potential, but there were technical issues in terms of production and distribution that proved too… Read

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‘East Los High’ Canceled: Hulu Drama Series Will Wrap With One-Hour Fall Finale

There will be no Season 5 for Hulu’s Emmy-nominated drama series East Los High. The streaming service today said the story will wrap with an hourlong extended episode this fall. Season four of East Los High ended with some cliffhangers. East Los High: Finale Event will be set eight months later as the crew prepares to leave high school behind and maybe even East LA as they begin a journey of self-discovery and learn the true meaning of love, family and friendship. Created… Read

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‘Training Day’, ‘Pure Genius’ & ‘Doubt’ Officially Canceled By CBS After 1 Season

Zero surprise here, but we need to close the loop on these three. CBS drama series Pure Genius, Doubt and Training Day have been canceled. Neither appeared on the network’s 2017-18 slate of new and returning series released today (and neither was expected to). Ransom, which was off-cycle international acquisition, is still TBD. Training Day, a follow-up to Antoine Fuqua's acclaimed 2001 movie, was moved to Saturdays from its original Thursday time slot halfway through its… Read

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‘Last Man Standing’: Future Looks Bleak Following Attempt To Find New Home For Canceled Sitcom

While there was a happy ending for one series, whose cancellation triggered an outcry from fans, NBC freshman drama Timeless, that doesn’t seem to be in the cards for another, veteran ABC sitcom Last Man Standing I hear Fox seriously considered rescuing the series, which is produced by sibling 20th Century Fox TV. I hear the network tried to fit Last Man Standing on the schedule but couldn’t find a way to do it. Fox has been out of the multi-camera business for a while… Read

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Tim Allen “Stunned And Blindsided” By ‘Last Man Standing’ Cancellation

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Tim Allen has broken his silence on ABC’s cancellation of his multi-camera comedy series Last Man Standing after six seasons. In a tweet, Allen wrote "Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years." ABC opted not to renew the longtime Friday 8 PM anchor for Season 7 despite the fact that the blue-collar sitcom was ABC's second most watched comedy this season with 8.1 million viewers in Live +7, only behind flagship Modern Family (8.7… Read

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‘The Odd Couple’ Canceled By CBS After 3 Seasons

CBS comedy series The Odd Couple is ending its run after three seasons of 13 episodes each. The writing was on the wall when the network in November opted not to give a back order to the reboot of the Neil Simon classic toplined by Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. While Season 2 of The Odd Couple exceeded (modest) expectations, especially in the first half, leading to the Season 3 renewal in May, the sitcom was a soft ratings performer in its third season. It ranks as… Read

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‘The Great Indoors’ Canceled By CBS After One Season

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After the shock cancellation of 2 Broke Girls last night, an expected one today: struggling freshman CBS sitcom The Great Indoors will not be returning for a second season. There was no hope for the comedy staring Joel McHale, which didn’t pass the test of two trial airings on Monday. The series, from CBS TV Studios, landed CBS’ best comedy slot, behind The Big Bang Theory on Thursday, but it couldn’t hold onto its sizable lead-in. The Great Indoors was the only freshman… Read