Dozens of TV Shows Canceled Across Networks Ahead of Upfronts

It’s that time of year again. As the major networks prepare for annual upfront presentations in New York next week, they’re sharpening their axes, canceling shows left and right to make room for new titles in the fall. The house-cleaning includes both freshmen series like Fox’s trio of newcomers — “Son of Zorn,” “Making History,” and “APB” — bubble shows like “Sleepy Hollow,” and veterans like Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” on ABC.


“Scream Queens”: Ryan Murphy’s horror comedy struggled to find an audience, despite its strong social media buzz.

“Sleepy Hollow”: After developing a loyal fanbase, “Sleepy Hollow,” starring Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane, was canceled after four seasons. The supernatural drama saw its ratings drop sharply in Season 4, averaging a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demo and 1.9 million total viewers — down 40% in the demo and and 37% in viewers from the previous season.

“Rosewood”: The police procedural drama, centered around a Miami pathologist played by Morris Chestnut, was axed after two seasons. The show originally aired on Wednesdays as the lead-in to “Empire.” The ratings quickly plummeted when it moved to Thursdays and then Fridays this season. It closed out Season 2 down more than 50% in the key demo and nearly 40% in total viewers compared to its first season.

Pitch”: The baseball drama about the fictional first female MLB player failed to find an audience and struck out after a single season. Despite early buzz, the show averaged a 0.8 live-plus-same-day Nielsen rating in the 18-49 demo and 3 million total viewers per episode. The cancellation, however, offers good news for “Riverdale” — Mark Consuelos will be able to resume his role as Veronica Lodge’s father Hiram.

“Son of Zorn”: The live-action/CGI hybrid starring Jason Sudeikis debuted to solid ratings back in September, with a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers. However, it shed over 50% of that audience the following week, with subsequent episodes slipping even further.

“Making History”: The Adam Pally-starrer failed to make much of an impact from the onset, opening to an anemic 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.2 million viewers. Things quickly went downhill from there, with the comedy averaging a 0.7 and 1.6 million viewers over 9 episodes.

“APB”: By the time freshman drama “APB” wrapped Season 1, the series averaged only a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.4 million viewers.


“Last Man Standing”: Tim Allen’s follow-up to “Home Improvement” was sent packing after six seasons as ratings waned in the last season.

“Time After Time”: The period drama starring Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells was pulled from ABC’s schedule late March, effectively canceling the freshman drama after only five episodes.

“Conviction”: The series starring Hayley Atwell as a former First Daughter blackmailed into heading a New York unit dedicated to examining suspected wrongful convictions wasn’t re-elected after its first season.

“American Crime”: John Ridley’s prestige drama starring Felicity Huffman and Regina King had three critically acclaimed seasons, but the response from viewers didn’t hold sway. The Season 3 finale drew a mere 0.4 in the adults 18-49 demo.

“Secrets and Lies”: Based on the Australian television series of the same name, the second season of “Secrets and Lies” was held back last midseason, launching this past fall instead — a year and a half after the end of the first season. The series was pulled after ratings plummeted significantly.

“Imaginary Mary”: After just one season on the air, Jenna Elfman’s sitcom was canceled after its ratings couldn’t compete with other ABC comedy series.

“Dr. Ken”: ABC pulled the plug on “Dr. Ken,” the sitcom from “The Hangover” and “Community” actor Ken Jeong, after two seasons. Jeong also served as creator, writer, and executive producer/director. The show’s ratings dropped in its sophomore season, averaging 5.1 million viewers per episode, with a 1.1 in the 18-to-49 demo.

“The Real O’Neals”: Another sophomore comedy, “The Real O’Neals” got the ax after delivering disappointing ratings in its second year.

“The Catch”: Like “Dr. Ken,” ABC dropped the Peter Krause and Mireille Enos-starrer after two seasons. The Shondaland caper averaged 4.6 million viewers this season.


“Chicago Justice”: Dick Wolf’s law-inspired spinoff for the city of Chicago was canceled after a single season, which averaged a 1.1 rating and 6.1 million viewers per episode. It was the lowest rated of all four “Chicago” series.

“Emerald City”: The Oz-based show starring Adria Arjona as Dorothy Gale reached the end of the yellow brick road after one season. Its ratings slowly plummeted with each additional episode.

“Powerless”: The DC-universe set show exploring the lives of citizens attempting to protect themselves from superhero-induced catastrophes had its last three episodes pulled after consistently low ratings.

“The Blacklist: Redemption”: The crime thriller spinoff of “The Blacklist,” starring Famke Janssen, was canceled after just one season. The show drew middling ratings, averaging a 0.8 in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen live-plus-same-day numbers.


“Sweet/Vicious”: Starring Eliza Bennett and Taylor Dearden, “Sweet/Vicious” followed two teenagers set on becoming vigilantes at their high school, particularly against perpetrators of sexual assault. The show, however, received lackluster ratings and was canceled after one season.

The CW

“Frequency”: Pulled after just one season, “Frequency” featured Peyton List as Raimy Sullivan, and NYPD detective who realizes she can communicate with her deceased father using a ham radio. It averaged a 0.26 rating in adults 18-49 and 936,000 viewers per episode

“No Tomorrow”: Based on a Brazilian TV series about a woman compiling an “apocalist” — a bucket list to complete before the end of the world — “No Tomorrow” — another CW freshman series — won’t see another day.  The show drew a 0.26 and 794,000 viewers.

WGN America

“Outsiders”: Marking WGN America’s third attempt as original programming, “Outsiders” was canceled after two season, just one season less than the network’s longest-running original program.


“The Odd Couple”: The Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon multi-camera comedy averaged a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and 5 million total viewers. CBS decided not to extend its 13-episode order for Season 3 back in November, but the cancellation is now official.

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”: The “Criminal Minds” spinoff, starring Gary Sinise, never saw the ratings its parent show enjoyed. Season 2 is currently averaging a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49 and 5 million viewers per episode, down significantly in both measures from Season 1.

“The Great Indoors”: The Joel McHale and Christopher Mintz-Plasse sitcom averaged a 1.4 rating and 6.9 million viewers per episode, but was still pulled, despite being one of the network’s highest-rated comedies.

“2 Broke Girls”: The comedy, starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs as waitresses, has been canceled after six seasons at CBS. The series posted solid ratings throughout its run. Season 6 averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers per episode, airing mostly on Monday nights.

“Doubt”: In possibly the most ruthless cancellation of the season, “Doubt,” a courtroom drama starring Katherine Heigl and Dule Hill was booted after only two episodes aired. The second episode of the drama shed almost half of the total viewership of its lead-in, “Criminal Minds.”

“Pure Genius”: The medical drama starring Dermot Mulroney was forced to end its run after one season. The series averaged only a 0.9 Nielsen live-plus-same-day rating among adults 18-49 over four episodes.

USA Network

“Eyewitness”: Based on a Norwegian television series, the show centered around the relationship between two boys after they witness a triple homicide. Despite the presence of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” veteran Julianne Nicholson, the series couldn’t find an audience over its first 10 episodes.

The Disney Channel

“Girl Meets World”: The spinoff of the hit Disney channel show “Boy Meets World” got the hammer after three seasons.


“Incorporated”: The Ben Affleck and Matt Damon-backed dystopian drama, which depicted a world controlled be multinational corporations, was axed after one season. It averaged a live-plus-same-day audience of just under 500,000 and a 0.16 in the 18-49 demographic.


“The Knick”: Cinemax pulled the plug on the acclaimed Steven Soderbergh drama after two seasons.


“Man Seeking Woman”: The comedy starring Jay Baruchel and Eric Andre, and created by Simon Rich ended its search after three seasons, by the end unable to retain even half of lead-in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” audience.


“Baby Daddy”: The Freeform series will end at the conclusion of its sixth season. The May 22 finale will now serve as a series finale.

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  1. Jane says:

    Last Man Standing was hilarious. I love Tim Allen. Disappointed it won’t see another season. I don’t agree with the character’s politics, but Tim Allen played him perfectly – it IS possible for someone to have different political beliefs than you and still like that person. Something more Americans should really bloody well learn.

    Disappointed that The Great Indoors, The Odd Couple, Sleepy Hollow, Pitch, Powerless, No Tomorrow, Pure Genius, Baby Daddy and Conviction are all toast as well. Honestly, it’s nice having non-reality TV that isn’t full of sex, or gore, or swearing to watch. Sadly it seems that a large portion of the viewing public would rather the more offensive shows than something light and fun to watch after a long day at work. All the more reason to ditch cable and just stream what I actually have an interest in. Screw the TV companies that keep cancelling shows without giving them a proper chance, because the American public want pay off RIGHT GOD DAMN NOW instead of letting a series get the chance to create the world it’s based in.

  2. worthymagic says:

    How about the ratings for Chicago Justice STUNK? on the other hand, the live ratings for Shades of Blue were even more horrendous, and NBC brought it back. It think RGallagher meant Dick Wolf, not Dick York. Nothing like brain freeze.

  3. RGallagher says:

    Sad to see Chicago Justice going away. It was one of Dick York’s gems, but perhaps it was too intelligent and not violent enough to satisfy viewers.

  4. Jerry Smith says:

    Dr. Ken was okay but never seemed to quite find it’s footing. The Odd Couple has been done so much but it was okay and The Great Indoors became quite old real quick.

  5. illinoisatlarge says:

    Last Man Standing, the funniest show on TV is cancelled? More reasons to ignore broadcast networks and their lack of entertainment.

    • RGallagher says:

      The left can’t stand criticism unless it’s provided by the left. Last Man’s cancellation was a hatchet job. Who knows? Maybe the show colluded with Putin and the folks from Macedonia to defeat Hilary. It hasn’t made the list of reasons yet. The rating were second only to Modern Family, and it was THE solid performer in the Friday night lineup.

  6. I can honestly say there is not a show on this list I have ever watched. Period. I pitched my TV years ago. Never looked back!

  7. Lee says:

    Szzzzzzzzzzz. What a snooze fest.
    People are sick of the soap opera on and on style dramas and comedies of the networks.
    Netflix and Hulu producing shows that have a beginning, a middle, and an end, what were once called a mini-series, are what the people want.
    I watch those or Korean comedies and dramas that also follow that formula. So does everyone else I know.

  8. Ken Burke says:

    Shame on SyFy for getting rid of Incorporated.

  9. Mediasavvy says:

    It seems that somewhere in the Fox leadership are people who don’t like Black folks. They mangled Sleepy Hollow and gutted it of its best (and Black) actors, leaving nothing the show a farcical shell of its former self. And Rosewood was a promising crime show – again with a Black lead – that they mismanaged in the scheduling and then blamed it for its failures when they moved it to the Friday night TV graveyard.

  10. Summer Moore says:

    I’m so angry and frustrated that all the shows I watch and love are being cancelled. I had to stop watching Scandal, Arrow, How to get away with murder,greys anatomy, and a few more because they went in a weird direction that made me lose interest. Shows like Timeless, Time After Time, The Catch, Pitch, Conviction, Doubt(after only 2 episodes, seriously didn’t even give it a chance), Frequency,and many more that I began to fall in love with are also gone or on the chopping block. If I could have just one show back, it would be Timeless. I was so excited to see what was to come in that. Does Lucy get her sister Amy back? Does she help Garcia Flynn? What other time eras no places do they go next? Do those beat the James Bond episode? I also would like Time After Time, Conviction, and Pitch to get another chance. Meanwhile, we’re stuck with incredibly crappy, and somewhat shows like Crazy Exgirlfriend, Modern Family, Jane the Virgin, Blindspot, and the really stupid reality shows. Seriously, who cares about the Kardashians? Oh, you’re 16 and pregnant? Not something to brag about to be honest. I don’t understand how these girls get pregnant when they watch the show to begin with and are taught how to prevent this in school. Most of the time these girls don’t want to lose their boyfriends when asked to have sex, and they end up losing them most the time after they get pregnant anyways. A friend of mine is a teacher and she asked her class(2nd graders) to draw a picture of what they want to be when they grow up, one girl drew she wanted to be on 16 and pregnant!!What?? Then these girls go on to be Teen Moms. Some of these girls are in Tabloids for horrible things like drugs and jail. They also are terrible with relationships, getting married for the 3rd time in their young life. Some end up doing porn, getting pregnant again with multiple guys, getting boob jobs instead of using that needed money on their kids’ needs, so many things that make these girls horrible moms and not girls leading by a good example. I don’t see how anyone can look up to them. I also don’t care about any of the “real” housewives. They are not real, but are as fake and mean as they are rich. These women don’t have each other’s backs, but have stab them. I have seen many trailers for shows to come in the fall(replacing the oh so many cancelled shows), and I am not too excited at all. They seem worse than the shows they just cancelled. I don’t understand. I started to watch Doubt, and it was cancelled after 2 episodes. Are the remaining episodes going to be released on DVD? I don’t understand how th network can say it was a failed show. It wasn’t even given a chance. So, thanks for canceling all my shows, then Doubt after that. Seriously, what the heck is wrong with everyone? Every year for the past decade, networks have been cancelling at least 2 of my shows, and after only one season. This year has had the most. It’s depressing. I’m done hearing about it and not saying anything. I doubt my words will have any influence to change anyone’s mind to bring any of these shows back, but I had to try.

    • chazzmatt says:

      Good news then for you! Timeless has been renewed. Seriously, google it. NBC cancelled, then changed their minds. Coming back for 10 episodes in 2018.

  11. Mary Ziegman says:

    Very sorry to hear Last Man Standing has been cancelled. If ratings were down would have followed it to any timeslot. Exceptional show.

  12. Francesco says:

    Who cares bout rest.
    As long as last man standing Is back
    Which it is :)

  13. gildedbeard says:

    Don’t worry. Your precious cocaine trafficker will still be cashing checks from ABC’s parent company when the new Toy Story comes out.

    Obviously his beliefs and fortitude mean nothing to him. Maybe he’ll go on tour with the fake cable guy, the shitty ventriloquist and the spokesman for golden corral…

  14. Jacq says:

    The “Last Man Standing” cancellation is a real disappointment. I am amazed that “reality TV” shows remain on TV while shows like “Last Man Standing” are canceled for political views. While I do not agree with the political views of “Mike’s” character, the views were not crammed down my throat like some other shows. It had great ratings. This cancellation does not make sense. “Last Man Standing” was one of the last great shows we could watch as a family. We always have and always will enjoy anything with Tim Allen and Nancy Travis. They are truly fun to watch. Although Mike’s political views are different from our family’s, the show was an example of how we can get along with each other, despite our differing opinions; how to accept people for being individuals, and move on to other things in life. Life is not ALL about politics. Life is also about getting along in the world with other people who may not think, or believe as we do! Please reconsider the cancellation of “Last Man Standing.”

  15. Kellie says:

    I’m upset about 2 Broke Girls. That is one of the funniest sitcoms on TV right now! I don’t understand why some of these stations cancel shows that have high ratings. It makes no sense!!

  16. Paladin says:

    Great Indoors has been cancelled too? Crap. Being relatively un-PC, while refreshing to viewers, probably rubbed some CBS suits the wrong way, and they looked for excuses to can it despite its high ratings. Suddenly moving a couple of episodes to Monday night with little to warning was hardly a fair test. More like sabotage.

  17. Another Poster says:

    “The Great Indoors”: The Joel McHale and Christopher Mintz-Plasse sitcom averaged a 1.4 rating and 6.9 million viewers per episode, but was still pulled, despite being one of the network’s highest-rated comedies.
    The Great Indoors was the latest in a long line of CBS shows that had it’s ratings artificially inflated by airing after the Big Bang Theory and when it was tried out on Monday night, it’s ratings dropped like a rock, (and the other shows were cancelled as well). In the fall; Young Sheldon, (the spinoff), will air after the Big Bang Theory. The Great Indoors could not share the time slot with Young Sheldon, so it had to stand on it’s own on Monday night and it could not, so it was cancelled. A repeat episode of the Big Bang Theory, (airing after an original episode and before Mom), had better ratings than an original episode of the Great Indoors.
    Compare Thursday night ratings of the Great Indoors with the Monday night ratings and its cancellation was obvious and deserved.

  18. eb says:

    Surprised the odd couple made it out of its first season, some of the worst TV I ever watched. And that Hawaii 5-0 is still around is mind boggling……

    • richard hoover says:

      well hawaii five o gets great ratings that is why it’s still around and it has action while odd couple is a big yawn.

      • chazzmatt says:

        But there’s such plot holes and missing logic in the Hawaii Five O. They have some of the worst writers and they laugh at the intelligence of their audience. I had to stop DVR’ing that show.

  19. Ray says:

    It’s all fine with me. I didn’t watch any of these programs. In fact, I had never heard of half of them. No, wait, I did watch 15 minutes of ‘The Odd Couple’ once. That was 15 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.

  20. Jimbo says:

    For the love of god, people. ABC gave Last Man Standing SIX SEASONS. You seriously think that it was canceled because of some grudge? There are shows on this list that were canceled after a few episodes.

  21. Mickey Taulerson says:

    Last Man Standing was a descent comedy love all the actors please reconsider please.

  22. Sam says:

    Im a 36 year old black liberal male. And I loved Last Man Standing. It’s hard to find a good family show on TV anymore. Most people are both liberal and conservative I believe. It was a good show. I really hope it is picked up by it’s production company Fox. They cancel it, yet give that Modern Family two more seasons. The acting on that show is horrible besides Ed ONeil.

  23. Renee says:

    It amazes me that reality TV that truly isn’t reality at least not in a normal persons life remains on TV while shows like Last Man Standing and Rosewood are taken off. How the Kardashians remain on the air blows my mind along with the Bachelor or Bachelorette. Thankfully though 2 Broke Girls are gone! Survivor is another one – stupid show! I’ve switch to PBS for a reason!

    • Kellie says:

      Survivor has been around for many seasons because it is one of, if not the highest rated reality show on TV. You don’t have to watch it but a lot of us love the show. Also, 2 Broke Girls is the funniest sitcoms on TV, period!

  24. Michelle Anderson says:

    Thank you for finally cancelling “Two Broke Girls”! Six years of trash is enough, But, “Pure Genius?”. Oh, that’s sad. It had a lot of potential. We only watch CBS and have seen a lot of shows go by the wayside. Why not take off: Amazing Race, Survivor, 48 Hours, DWTS, and any other “reality” based junk? That’s not the average person’s reality.

  25. jesse says:

    ABC and fox and CBS screwed up canceling great shows last mam standing was a great show the catch,time after time, pitch,APB,2 broke girls,conviction, the ggreat indoors,secrets and lies,pure genius were all great shows so tired of getting hooked on great shows and them just getting canceled even if there bringing good ratings!!!

  26. Margaret says:

    Shame on ABC for cancelling Tim Allen’s show. It was funny and enlightening . God forbid to show something that most of Americans believe in. You can keep your ‘Real Housewives” of wherever and continue to bring the collective brains of our country down. Shame on you for taking a ‘real’ show off the air. Shame on CBS for cancelling Two Broke Girls. Again, funny and well watched. Same goes for Girl Meets World. Timeless was a great historical education to us all. I am getting so sick and tired of the ‘numbers’ people who think they know what is best for me to watch. They are so out of touch with what ‘real’ people watch. Who are these people that are running these networks. I guess the money gets what they want, screw the rest of us!!

  27. Kristy Moore says:

    I am absolutely heart broken that Rosewood was cancelled. I absolutely loved that show. Last Man Standing wad an absolutely brilliant show. Always love Tim Allen. Personally, I think he ruffled too many feathers.

  28. Donna hooghouse says:

    Last man standing was one of the best on tv. There just try to shut up people that agree with his point of views like Trump and gun rights and that you can’t say any thing that the Democrat don’t like . So stand up for America!!!!!!

  29. Kayla says:

    I wish other channels would pick up Rosewood, APB, Last man Standing, Time After Time, Conviction, Emerald City, Doubt and Pure Genius. All of those are great shows and shouldn’t have been cancelled. The stupid reality shows and competition shows should ave been pulled instead cause there are way too many of those shows. Maybe some of these shows will get moved to another channel, have my fingers crossed!!!

  30. Cindy says:

    The only one on this list that I’ll miss is Last Man Standing, I enjoy Tim Allen he’s is a great comedic actor!

  31. Addison says:

    Who else on here didn’t even need to watch one episode to tell Imaginary Mary would be a bust?

  32. Michael Brown says:

    They all suck. It’s the same story lines with an eardrum shattering Blue Man Group drum solo soundtrack, actors who whisper followed by machine gun fire. Me-TV is all you really need.

  33. Sophie says:

    Bummed about Incorporated on Syfy. It was excellent.

  34. MplsGal says:

    Timeless was the best. Entertaining. Informative. Great characters. Can’t someone else pick it up? Sad Day

  35. Debbi Clemons says:

    Wow, I can’t believe Last Man Standing is always ABC cuts the most shows, American Crime Secrets and Lies , Convictions many more 9 in total. ABC does this all the time and I really don’t understand this network. They get really good shows with good ratings and drop them like Nashville, but keep crap like Dancing with the Star, which has nothing to do with dancing, and more to do with who is the hot at that moment. I don’t watch it anymore have not in a many years when I seen how it works…ABC has to be the worst network

  36. Rod says:

    Another reason not to watch ABC. Come on guys, are you even listening to your viewers? Thank god it’s baseball season.

  37. May says:

    Sleepy Hollow will be missed, but is understably gone. The last season is dull compared to others. And the loss of main female lead hurt.

    I never watched Last Man Standing.

  38. ebspromo says:

    Boo…I am so mad that they have canceled. Rosewood, American Crime, Sleepy Hollow, Grimm, Bones, I saw Secrets and Lies coming….and Bones & Grimm had a good rune,…but Rosewood???? I really liked Pure Genius too.

  39. Sam Kunz says:

    I knew “The Real O’Neals” with that awful character Kenny would be cancelled. I am gay and as a gay man I was deeply offended as us being branded as these sex maniacs who thinks everyone wants them in bed LOL After that interview Noah Galvin gave in which he said that other gay actors were a joke and only he is only gay actor in Hollywood worth a damn and how any male actor should “Just shut up and come to my dressing room to make out with me” LOL The ego on that unfamous bastard …..Hows that working out for ya now? Now eat your humble pie and fly right.

  40. Dona says:

    I can not believe that ABC chose to cancel Last Man Standing. So absolutely ridiculous one of the best shows on television. Any chance that another Network, Hulu or Netflix might pick it up.

    • Jewel Skye says:

      I, too, loved Last Man Standing and I also liked the timeslot of 7pm Friday night. Even as a (*whispering*) liberal, Tim Allen’s commentary was witty, smart, and spot on and I’ve always liked Nancy Travis.

  41. Ginny Voorhis says:

    The actors who do side with trump I give them a hands up . The rest of Hollywood can go bust.

  42. Always love Tim Allen no matter what. ABC can keep shows like The Bachelor, and The Bachelorette ,really, makes no sense to me.. Live on in reruns for sure. I wish another Network would pick it up. I personally do not have access to Netfix, so vote for another Network..

  43. John says:

    Mmm it seem to me that pretty much everyone else myaelf included is really bummed out that “last man standing” was cancelled above anything else. I think its stupid to cancel a sgow like that just because it had one bad sorta year!! I hope that netflix picks it up if anything!!

  44. Sal says:

    Very disappointed that “Last Man Standing” is being cancelled. Really enjoyed the show. I’m sure part of the reason, if not the whole reason, is it’s conservative slant. Yet shows like Kimmel and Colbert are allowed to stay on with their gross inappropriate format.

    • Sammyglick says:

      Politics aside, Kimmel and Colbert are ‘talk shows’ – “Last Man Standing” is a scripted sitcom. Totally different business models so you can’t compare the two. Last Man Standing is being cancelled, because it doesn’t compete with other shows in the same time period and/or other sitcoms. It isn’t competing against a late night talk show. If Kimmel and Colbert lose viewers/ratings to other talk shows (i.e. Jimmy Fallon), then they’ll face cancellation. At the end of the day, no one is forcing you to watch any show.

  45. Rose Thomas says:

    Don’t cancel Last Man Standing, Dr. Ken and The Catch. So many others that need to be cancelled but not these.

  46. Nancy says:

    Do not cancel Last Man Standing and Dr. Ken! I love ensemble sitcoms that actually Have context and not one cheap joke after another.

  47. Disappointed says:

    The “Last Man Standing” cancellation is really disappointing. For the record, I am politically moderate to liberal. I enjoyed the show, because it portrayed intelligent, thoughtful conservatives, who actually have hearts. So much of what is spewed forth on right-wing media is hateful, that it is wonderful to show most conservatives as they really are…intelligent, dignified people that may disagree with my views, but respect them. We need much, much more of that on both sides of the political tracks. Too bad ABC decided that they couldn’t make a liberal joke now and then. Those of us who have any sort of backbone can take it just fine.

    • Sammyglick says:

      Didn’t you actually read the article and/or do any research about the show’s ratings? It lost viewers over the last year compared to the last five. It has nothing to do with politics. People simply lost interest in Tim Allen and his show. Should ABC just keep a show on the air that gets low ratings to satisfy some sort of nonsensical political agenda for viewers like ‘Disappointed’? If they did, wouldn’t your average Conservative say ABC is unfairly picking Winners and Losers by keeping a show on air that isn’t cutting it? A business decision was made based on ratings/viewers vrs. negative costs; period, end of story.

      • LolleyGagger says:

        …not to mention don’t most series actors get a whopping salary after six seasons b/c their contracts are up.

  48. Geeeez says:

    ABC is done with its Friday lineup… We will see if they go in a different direction or if they just wanted to get rid of it.. “The Toy Box” is a mess lmao. I still enjoy shark tank every now and then and I really love “What would you do”… These networks pick and choose which show they want to succeed. You can see by the advertising. Hell, I didn’t even know they showed “The last man standing” still.. Hadn’t seen an ad for that in years. It was a pretty decent show too. I mean i wouldnt turn in every week for it but it can give you a good chuckle from time to time..

  49. Mary Fouts says:

    I rarely insert my 2 cents on these cancellations. I watched Farscape cancelled by ScyFy and Firefly and Terra Nova cancelled by Fox along with numerous other excellent shows. so the cancellation of other science fiction programs falls short of grabbing a lot of my attention. That being said, the cancellation of Last man Standing is truly disappointing! My husband and I thoroughly enjoy this program. The cast is talented and believable. Their delivery of their lines is excellent and the writers have provided some extremely funny material for the cast to play with. I hope that another network picks it up…(Netflix…hint, hint).

  50. Dee says:

    Last man standing according to several other reports was a good leader on any night that they put the show on….I believe it “ruffled to many feathers”…the owner of the show is Disney… whose CEO like the Clinton’s…. according to a report….I tend to believe that one…last man standing is a great show…odd, popular vote doesn’t help in who pulls the plug on TV shows either

    • Sammyglick says:

      By “reports” are you talking about wingnut blogs that turn everything into a Left-wing conspiracy? Those reports would be false. Last Man Standing was cancelled because the current season didn’t perform compared to the last five seasons. It was a business decision pure and simple. You can grasp that concept can’t you? Don’t Conservatives want the Marketplace to work it’s magic without interference . Viewers simply got tired of Tim Allen this year compared to the last five years. Nothing mysterious about that. If it wasn’t getting the same or more viewers compared to last year, why keep it on the air?

    • The show is owned by FOX.

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