Melrose Place Cancelled

Bad news for those of you hoping for a new version of The Heights. The CW may be not be too quick to take the hint with 90210, but Melrose Place is not quite so lucky. With its viewership hovering around the 1 million mark, Melrose Place has met its demise after just one season.

Memo to The CW: no more show revivals from the 90s please. Unless you wanna do Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Charmed. I’d watch that.

Heroes Cancelled

When season 4 wrapped in February, it didn’t seem like a move that would indicate a great deal of faith in the show that has continued to slump, putting up 4th place numbers by its finale. Heroes has been on the fence for a while now but nonetheless has continued to survive the axe. That streak has come to an end as NBC has cancelled Heroes.

Even the lack of Leno (and the resulting 5 extra hours) was not enough to save one of the network’s most expensive shows. Apparently, on top of the fact that cheap to produce shows like The Biggest Loser can deliver worthwhile ratings, NBC has a bunch of new shows on the horizon for next season.

So what’s next for Heroes? It may end up getting an additional final episode or so. At some point. Possibly. Certainly would be nice to not leave the show as they have.

FlashForward Cancelled

Watching FlashForward continuing to decline in ratings, the skepticism of whether it would return for season 2 or not has grown. As its ratings in adults 18-49 dipped into fifth place below The CW’s lone shining star The Vampire Diaries, it became only a matter of time before the decision was made to cut ties with FlashForward. Now ABC has made it official, and FlashForward has been cancelled.

Before FlashForward came along, the last program to beat Survivor in the demo was Friends. Despite its impressive start, FlashForward slowly but surely started to decline.

Then ABC decided to put this brand new show on a 3 month hiatus. Well, that was the end of that. For those sci-fi fans still looking to tune into ABC, at least V, which suffered a similar but less severe fate, has been renewed.

Hannah Montana Cancelled

Despite the fact that it’s still a huge success, Hannah Montana’s fourth season is scheduled to be its last.

“You never know in this business . . . but right now we’re scheduled to wrap [forever] after shooting this new batch of episodes,” says Disney Channel Worldwide’s Adam Bonnett, senior VP/programming.

New episodes will air in spring and continue for at least a full year.

Losing over 5 million tween viewers every week will no doubt have an impact on Miley Cyrus’ record sales, but nonetheless she is ready to move on.

Source: NY Post

Primetime Jay Leno Cancelled

Heading into this season, NBC made the decision to throw away 1/3 of its primetime schedule in a short-sighted effort to try to keep both Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien happy. It was obvious from the beginning this move was a mistake, and the affiliates would only put up with weak lead-ins for their news shows for so long.

Fast forward four months. Although no deals have been signed yet, the plan is to move Leno to 11:35 for half an hour each night and have the Tonight Show on at 12:05.

Of course, what this means come fall is a big gaping hole in NBC’s lineup. Not that they had a lot to pick from in the first place.

Dollhouse Cancelled

When Dollhouse premiered in the Friday night death slot, everybody knew it was only a matter of time before it ended up getting cancelled. Joss Whedon fans argued that Fox never gave it a chance, and there is some validity to that argument, in spite of the second season renewal following the low ratings.

The show will return in December to finish out its season two order before the plug is pulled for good.

Trauma Cancelled

NBC’s had a rough go of it on Monday nights this season, and Trauma is the first casualty. Trauma, which started with low ratings to begin with, fell off slightly from those low starting levels as the season went on. As a result, NBC has finally decided to cancel it.

The plug will be pulled on the show after it is finished filming its current 13 episode commitment. Without much else in the pipeline, NBC will allow the remaining episodes to air.

In related news, Chuck, which is scheduled to take the place of Trauma in midseason, has been given an additional 6 episodes.

Southland Cancelled

Well, this is different. Cancellations are normally more predictable than this. Southland, which had been scheduled to premiere in two weeks, has now been cancelled.

The show, which had been a ratings success for NBC when it premiered earlier this year, fell quite noticeably as the season ticked on, but still finished on a positive note, particularly as compared to most NBC fare.

Regardless, it was renewed for a second season, although it was stuck in the Friday night deathslot. With Leno filling up 5 hours of the network’s schedule, there’s less need to keep as many shows alive, although it does leave me wondering what NBC’s going to do in a year when they have to cancel Leno.