CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives and House are among the cancelled shows axed from the 2012 primetime roster. News of these and other cancelled shows spread on Monday as dismayed fans said goodbye to their favorite series.
CSI: Miami, which aired on CBS, was first broadcast in 2002. The show, which is in its tenth season, will end after nineteen episodes. NYC 22, a police drama that premiered last month, was supposed to replace CSI: Miami, but CBS announced that that show would be cancelled as well.
The final episode of ABC's Desperate Housewives aired on May 13, after eight seasons. Actress Eva Longoria, who played Gabrielle Solis, voiced her sadness over the end of an era. On Wednesday, Longoria told David Letterman that she cried when the cast, who have become like family to her, wrapped up the finale. They said 'that's a wrap' for the last time, and that's when the tears came, she said.
House is a medical drama that premiered on FOX in 2004. Star of the show Hugh Laurie rose to astronomical fame for his part as Dr. Gregory House. In 2008, the show was one of the most watched television programs in the world and his salary skyrocketed to $700,000 per episode. The show has received a multitude of awards, including five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes.
Popular series that escaped cancellation for 2012 include The Middle, 2 Broke Girls, Gossip Girl, Hart of Dixie, The Cleveland Show, Community and Smash.
NBC's Smash faced shaky reviews but was picked up for another season. The upcoming season will consist of 18 episodes, up from the 13 episodes in Season 1. However, it will be bumped back to mid-season to make way for six new shows premiering on the network in the fall.
Actor Christian Borle, who plays Broadway composer Tom Levitt on the NBC series, told the L.A. Times that the show will be rebooted come Season 2.
I just met [new show-runner] Josh Safran for the first time last week and kind of heard what was on the docket, and it's going to be a totally different ... show, Borle told the L.A. Times, referring to the departure of show-runner Theresa Rebeck. The show is almost getting rebooted.
What I think is going to happen with Season 2 is that it's actually going to delve more into the process of the creation and what the writing partnership is, the nuts and bolts of that room, he said. We looked at it briefly in Season 1 but didn't really; it was kind of, in a way, a shorthand to get us to the next event.
Critics complained that Smash takes too many liberties depicting how a Broadway show is put together. But Borle has nothing but confidence for Season 2. What's true about Season 2 is that there's still a core group of people who ... love the theater and want to continue to talk about it as honestly and as truly as possible. But the mechanics are going to change. We shall see if it's for the better, he told the L.A. Times.
Here is a full list of the cancelled shows of 2012 plus the show that are getting another shot, via Washington Times reporter Gayle Falkenthal. Check out NBC's full Fall 2012 line-up, which was announced Monday, here.
CANCELLED SHOWS 2012:
ABC: Extreme Makeover, Home Edition; GCB; Man Up; Missing; Pan Am; The River; Work It.
CBS: A Gifted Man; CSI Miami; How to Be a Gentleman; NYC 22; Rob; Unforgettable.
CW: H8R; One Tree Hill; Remodeled; Ringer; The Secret Circle.
FOX: Alcatraz; Allen Gregory; Breaking In; House; I Hate My Teenage Daughter; Napoleon Dynamite; Terra Nova.
NBC: Are You There, Chelsea?; Awake; Bent; Chuck (two-hour season finale airs January 27, 2013); Free Agents; Harry's Law; The Playboy Club; Prime Suspect; The Firm.
RENEWED SHOWS 2012:
ABC: The Bachelor; The Bachelorette; Body of Proof (13 episodes); Castle; Dancing With The Stars; Don't Trust the B--- In Apt. 23; Gray's Anatomy; Happy Endings; Last Man Standing; The Middle; Modern Family; Once Upon a Time; Private Practice (13 episodes, final season); Revenge; Scandal; Shark Tank; Suburgatory; Cougar Town (renewed by TBS, will move in Fall 2012)
CBS: 2 Broke Girls; The Amazing Race; The Big Bang Theory; Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds; CSI (the original); CSI New York; The Good Wife; Hawaii 5-O; How I Met Your Mother; The Mentalist; Mike & Molly; NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles; Person of Interest; Survivor; Two and a Half Men; Undercover Boss.
CW: 90210; America's Next Top Model; Gossip Girt; Hart of Dixie; Nikita; Supernatural; The Vampire Diaries.
FOX: American Dad and Family Guy (full season, starting early 2013); American Idol; Bob's Burgers; Bones; Fringe; Glee; Kitchen Nightmares; New Girl; Raising Hope; The Simpsons (renewed for 2013 and 2014); Touch; The X Factor; The Cleveland Show (13 episodes).
NBC: 30 Rock (final season, 13 episodes); Betty White's Off Their Rockers; The Biggest Loser (midseasonstart ); Celebrity Apprentice; Fashion Star; Grimm, Law and Order SVU; The Office; Parenthood; Parks and Recreation; Smash (bumped to mid-season with 18 episodes); Up All Night; The Voice (will run in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013); Whitney and Community (moving to Friday, 8 p.m.); Rock Center with Brian Williams (moving to Thursday, 10 p.m.)