A few weeks ago, I shared a complete list of all the cancelled television shows this season. As usual, no program was safe. Just ask CSI: NY—they were cancelled after nine seasons.
As usual, the freshman series saw the largest number of casualties. Or as I like to call it, the “One & Done” category.
But here’s something new and refreshing… ABC, the CW, and NBC are all airing the previously unaired episodes of a few of their cancelled programs this summer. NBC has done this once before with Jimmy Smits’ Outlaw. And despite the fact the network had cancelled the legal drama early on, I was glad to watch the rest of the taped episodes… even if the first season didn’t have a “clean” ending. It was better than nothing.
So, which TV shows are returning this summer, even if to only air the remaining episodes of their first and only season?
Friday Nights on the CW – Cult
Saturday Nights on NBC – Do No Harm
Saturday Nights on ABC – Zero Hour
Saturday Nights on ABC – 666 Park Avenue
Check your local listings… my DVR automatically picked up each of these shows’ episodes.
Are you excited about any of these series returning to wrap up the episodes they already taped? Do you like the idea of networks airing the already taped, yet canned television series? Do you think more should do this or should they just let the series die when they officially cancel them? I’d love to hear from you!
Oh, and here’s some more good news…
Hannibal was renewed for a 13-episode second season to start airing later next year! We may have to wait for the midseason replacements like this year (January – April premiere dates), but at least we’re getting more from Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen.
5 Replies to “Catch the End of a Few Cancelled TV Shows This Summer”
I didn’t watch any of these shows. I wonder if Netflix will pick some of them up along with the re-aired (is that a word?) episodes.
There was a show a while back that got cancelled, and they just stopped it in the middle of the season and didn’t air the episodes that were left. I can’t remember the name of the show, but I remember being really upset. I don’t know why they can’t just finish what’s already been filmed.
The networks do that all the time… I can’t believe between the three they are airing the rest of four series this summer. Hopefully this is a change we continue to see for more cancelled shows. If the episode has been taped, air it! Just because a show didn’t have the obscene numbers a network felt it should, doesn’t mean they didn’t have a following.
I still haven’t seen any of Cult, but I really want to.
It took me a full episode to get into (the pilot seemed to be all over the place, IMO), but then I was hooked… like most other CW shows. LOL. I hope they kinda wrap up the storyline in these episodes, but I’m not holding my breath. Most series don’t shoot to complete the story in a season; they hope for a pick up and many more seasons to follow. I guess we’ll find out!
I haven’t watched any of them, but I’m glad that they’re going back and airing the remaining episodes. I get so pissed when my favorite shows get cut and I get left hanging.