Broadcast networks cut numerous shows, pre-upfront


networksIn preparations for the fall programming presentations and the upfronts in NYC, the big four have announced numerous cancellations–including a few surprises.

Fox has cut:




“Surviving Jack”

“Almost Human”

“The X Factor”

“Raising Hope”

CBS has cut:

“The Crazy Ones”



Friends with Better Lives”

“Bad Teacher”

“Crazy Ones,” starring Robin Williams, may have been unable to develop an interesting enough storyline and proper execution in each episode, given only a half-hour to do so. An ad agency-based program seems to need an hour, given the success of Mad Men. Why this is the Mad Men’s last season seems premature, but we can be sure each episode costs a lot to produce, given the meticulous work they do to make it really seem it’s 1969.

NBC has cut:






“Growing Up Fisher”

Pulled earlier:


“Welcome to the Family”

“The Michael J. Fox Show”

“Sean Saves the World”

ABC has cut:

“Trophy Wife”

“Super Fun Night”



“The Neighbors”

“Once Upon A Time in Wonderland” — canceled in March.

The CW has cut:

“The Carrie Diaries”

“The Tomorrow People”




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