12 TV Shows Canceled in a Single Day: ‘Nashville,’ ‘Castle,’ & More
The broadcast networks must be feeling lighter today — they collectively canceled 12 shows yesterday, May 12.
ABC jettisoned the most series, canceling six. Perhaps most disappointing is the cancellation of Nashville, which was making progress toward a fifth season with the hiring of new showrunners.
Castle also got the boot in the wake of Stana Katic’s departure announcement, as TVLine reports, even though stars like Nathan Fillion and Jon Huertas signed one-year contract extensions.
ABC also canceled Marvel drama Agent Carter and medieval musical comedy Galavant after two seasons each. The network is also putting a stop to freshman drama The Family and freshman comedy The Muppets.
Meanwhile, FOX called it quits on four of its first-year comedies: The Grinder, Grandfathered, Bordertown, and Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life. (Rob Lowe, John Stamos: you deserve better!)
Over at CBS, the CSI franchise is kaput, with the Eye canceling CSI: Cyber.
And The CW canceled drama Containment. (The Julie Plec series was always billed as a “limited series,” though, so it’s not too much of an embarrassment for the network.)
It’s not all doom and gloom, though. After losing much of its audience in its first season, Supergirl will fly over to The CW for its second season.
But for those other 12 shows above, yesterday was pure Kryptonite.