Canceled Favorites

Posted May 17 2012, 8:00 am in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I’ve been hearing for the last week or so about shows that are being canceled and those that are being renewed for next season, and I’m a little depressed. A bunch of shows that I decided to try (many of which I like) are being canceled.

Some of the cancellations are not surprising, like NYC 22. I’m also not that surprised that Breaking In and Bent are being canceled, although I really liked them. GCB was one of my guilty pleasures. I didn’t look forward to it every week, but when I had some extra time, I’d catch up. Some shows I won’t miss, even though I watched regularly. Unforgettable tops that list. I liked the premise of the show, but something about the main character bugs me. Maybe it’s the actress, but there have been too many times that she’s come across as an airhead. Awake is a show that I’ve watched, but I have a bunch of episodes on my DVR to catch up on. Now I’m questioning if I should bother.

There are three shows that are chopped that I will miss. Missing doesn’t surprise me. I mean, really, how long could you draw out a single kidnapping? But I watched it every week. The Finder is another show that’s a little on the weird side, but since it aired on Fridays, it gave me something to watch over the weekend. The one show that’s being canceled that I think I’ll miss the most is Alcatraz. I like everything about that show. It had unique characters with some baggage, small conflicts in the search for the weekly criminal, and the overall plot arc of how and why the 63s were in 2012.

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I will say that I’m happy that my truly favorite shows have been renewed — Revenge, Castle, Blue Bloods, Mentalist, Criminal Minds, and Bones. I have all of the episodes of Scandal on the DVR but haven’t watched them yet. Since it too is being renewed, I think I’ll catch up. Body of Proof has also been renewed, and I’ve watched pretty regularly, but if I could trade this for Alcatraz, I would.

The list I used to double check things I heard on Twitter is here. With all of these cancellations, I certainly hope there are good shows in the works for next year, otherwise, how will I fill all of my free time?

What show are you sorry to see go?



9 responses to “Canceled Favorites”

  1. emmaburcart says:

    I’m super sad that GCB and The Finder were cancelled! I love both of those shows! I also hate that it seems they didn’t know that ahead of time, so we are left with a cliff hanger that will never be answered. I’m bummed. I guess I’ll have more time for reading come fall. 🙂

  2. asraidevin says:

    As long as Castle is on I`m good. That is about the only show I actually make time to watch, otherwise my 2 year old doesn`t let me sit down.
    New shows definitely aren`t given much of a chance.

  3. Our DVR gets a workout each week, Shannyn. We record lots of things and then watch when there’s a dearth of anything interesting on TV. I like Castle, Blue Bloods, Parenthood; my husband liked Alcatraz. Bones has gotten too silly for me, but I still watch it. I like all the characters. But I was a fan of Kathy Reich’s books first and the TV show is nothing like the books…and I can’t get past the slime-factor (meaning the gross out corpses)! We used to watch Criminal Minds and Mentalist, but have dropped both. But we both enjoyed Finder and are sorry to see it go, and we’re glad Revenge and Once Upon a Time made the cut — although it’s hard to see how they’re going to keep our interest in those story lines for a second season…. We’ll miss Awake. We’d gotten into it and it’s just starting to get really interesting. Sigh. Fun post! Thanks!

    • I still faithfully watch Criminal Minds, but it’s not as fresh as it used to be. I agree on wondering how Revenge is going to keep us engaged for another whole season, but I can’t wait to find out. I also never miss Castle and Blue Bloods.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Diane P. Diamond says:

    I’m really sorry to see CSI Miami cancelled. I really enjoyed that show. I’m happy that “Revenge” and “One Upon A Time” has been renewed.

  5. You know how much TV I watch… I’m really sad to see Ringer and The Secret Circle gone. Missing was good too, although I still haven’t watched the season finale yet because I had a writer’s conference this weekend. I’ve been a CSI: Miami fan since the beginning, but I can’t say I’m surprised that America has finally had enough of Horatio and his silly one-liners and sunglasses. I’ll miss a few others like The Finder and GCB, but I didn’t have the anticipation to watch them the second they aired like I do some shows (Bones, Revenge, Criminal Minds, Person of Interest, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries to just name a few).

    • The season finale of Missing was pretty good. I think that since they new it was canceled they should’ve cut the last 5 minutes, but you know, why not torture us with a cliffhanger.

      I know what you mean about not needing to watch The Finder and GCB right away, but I still liked them.

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