Raising the Bar
Broadcast networks aren't the only ones with a bad case of the Mondays. On the heels of the news that CBS has canceled its freshman medical drama, Three Rivers, TNT announced the cancellation of Raising the Bar.
CBS pulls the plug on Three Rivers
The legal drama, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, kicked off big in 2008, drawing in 7.7 million viewers. The second-season premiere, however, earned only 3.8 million viewers.
"Everyone at TNT had a great experience working on Raising the Bar with Steven Bochco and the rest of the show's terrific cast and crew," a rep for the network said...
Once again, adoring fans must say farewell to Alex O'Loughlin: His new medical drama, Three Rivers, has been canceled, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Effective immediately, the network will air repeats of...
TNT has obtained the rights for the 13 existing episodes of Southland, including six that have never aired.
The 13-episode block will premiere on TNT on...
It's that time of year: The networks are looking ahead to January and their midseason schedules, but some fall shows will have to be canceled to make room for the new stuff. Here's our list of 15 at-risk shows, many of which have posted significant ratings declines. Others are expensive to produce, a little long in the tooth, or just aren't performing as well as their timeslot competition — or even other shows on their own networks. Read about the issues each faces and then weigh in on which deserve to stay — or go.
(We'll keep updating the list of renewals and cancellations at the bottom of the page, so check back for the latest scheduling news.)
Southland has been canceled before its second season even started, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
As first reported by THR, the NBC and Warner Bros. police drama had been slated to premiere Friday, Oct. 23 at 9/8c. But it shut down production after NBC executives said the show's content was too dark and gritty for broadcast TV, particularly at that hour. It debuted in the spring on Thursdays at 10/9c, the timeslot vacated by ER.
NBC pushes Southland's premiere to October
"I'm disappointed that NBC no longer has the time periods available to support the kind of critically-acclaimed series that was for so many years, a hallmark of their success," executive producer and creator John Wells said in a statement...
The Cleaner: Benjamin Bratt
A&E has canceled The Cleaner, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The network has opted to not renew the rehab drama starring Benjamin Bratt. This news comes on the heels of the cancellation of A&E's only other scripted program, the Patrick Swayze drama The Beast, and, interestingly, the Emmy win of A&E's Intervention, which is like an unscripted version of The Cleaner.
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The show's second — and now final — season concluded earlier this month.
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The Beautiful Life
It's official: The Beautiful Life: TBL is dead, a rep for the show tells TVGuide.com.
After airing only two episodes, TBL becomes the first casualty of the fall TV season. The show has been immediately pulled from the schedule, and production on the seventh episode was shut down on Friday.
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Tina Sloan, Guiding Light
After 72 years on radio and television, Guiding Light is going dim.
Veteran cast member Tina Sloan sympathizes with viewers she expects to be devastated by the show's airing of its final episode Friday. But she thinks fans will share her thrill about how the show told its final stories.
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"I think the fans are going to be ecstatic," Sloan tells TVGuide.com. Sloan uses the same word to describe her feelings about the marriage of her character, Lillian Raines, who somehow remained single for nearly all of her 26 years on the show.
"She fell in love with Buzz (Justin Deas) two years ago and started having fun," Sloan says. "It was a different note for her; she's always been the caregiver, the generous nurse, the loving mother and grandmother. When she met Buzz, he just made her laugh, and there was a different note in her personality. And she embraced it, and I think they celebrated that in the wedding.
"These marriages were just lovely," she continues. "We're all having these happily-ever-after, Cinderella endings, which is a real treat for everybody, including the actors. We're all going off happy to be happy, and I would hate to go off not happy."
Head writer Jill Lorie Hurst says the writing staff's major goal was to wrap up the show's immense history in a way that gave closure, but not too much...