LOS ANGELES, Calif. It wasn quite the Red Wedding, but Thursday brought viewers news of more than a dozen prime time shows being axed to make room for new programs next season.
ABC took the sword to seven series (including country music drama and veteran whodunit while Fox is sacrificing five freshman shows, including comedies starring aging pretty boys Rob Lowe and John Stamos.
The official body count as well as new programming blood for the 2016 2017 season will be rolled out next week at the networks sessions for advertisers.
But through a combination of network leaks and networks jumping the gun, a flood of announcements got early exposure Thursday.
Perhaps the sourest note came from ABC with word that it cancelling after four seasons.wholesale nfl jerseys from china Never a ratings hit, that series enjoyed a loyal following, especially in Music City, where the show was filmed.
The network decision drew an immediate lament from Nashville mayor, Megan Barry, who in a statement called the news disappointing. She said the state of Tennessee and Nashville were prepared to support production in the city for a fifth season.
which debuted in 2009, was still a reliable ratings performer. It was announced last month that co star Stana Katic was exiting, but Nathan Fillion, who plays Castle, had tweeted in vain that he hoped the show would continue for years despite her departure.
In addition, sophomore series Carter and won be back. Freshman series Oil and Family have also been yanked, as is Muppets, for which a wealth of long time affection for Miss Piggy and its other characters failed to translate into viewership.
The cancellations follow a recent shake up in the network executive ranks, with ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee replaced by Channing Dungey.
Fox is dumping comedies (starring Stamos) and Grinder (starring Lowe) as well as midseason entries Report and Barrett Guide to Surviving Life. the news wasn all grim.
At ABC, producer Shonda Rhimes is collaborating with William Shakespeare on a period drama about the aftermath of the deaths of young lovers Romeo and Juliet.
Star Crossed will become Rhimes fifth series at ABC. Along with her ShondaLand company produces Anatomy, to Get Away with Murder and Catch. Catch, which hasn made the ratings splash of Rhimes other shows since its recent premiere, will return for a second season, ABC said.
is landing at CW for its second season after debuting last year on CBS. It a good fit for CW, currently home to three other superhero shows: Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow. are from prolific producer Greg Berlanti, who has placed yet another show at CW for next season, on the Archie Comics characters, was described by the network as a present day and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends. Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse and Luke Perry are among the stars.
Other upcoming new series announced Thursday:
ABC. A lawyer and former first daughter (Hayley Atwell) takes a job with the New York district attorney office to avoid jail time for drugs and political damage for her mother Senate campaign.
__ ABC. A provocative look at the sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media.
__ Mary, ABC. Jenna Elfman plays a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets the love of her life a divorced father with three kids.
Dog, ABC. Based on the web series, the comedy looks at the life of a struggling millennial (Allison Tolman) from the perspective of her philosophical dog, Martin.
An as yet untitled comedy from ABC about an unapologetically plump wife and mother (Katy Mixon) whose flawed family lives in a wealthy town populated by so called children.
CW, inspired by the 2000 Dennis Quaid Jim Caviezel film. A police detective gets in touch with her late father via a ham radio and work together on an unsolved murder case.https://www.cheapjerseys6vm5.top Riley Smith is among the stars.
Tomorrow, CW, follows a cautious woman and a freewheeling man who fall in love and decide to pursue their dreams because of a belief that the apocalypse is near. The cast includes Tori Anderson and Josh Sasse.