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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:35 pm
I'd been enjoying the last few ep's of Running Wilde that were trickling out. Shame about that show.

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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:57 pm
Definetly will miss B&S, but season 5 is a real let down, and the costs of the show were a factor to axe it. Oh well at least we got the dvds. :) Can't say I have ever heard of those other shows. But geez that's alot!! It's like axing fest!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:31 am
Axed in 2011

Some were axed, some weren’t renewed, some decided to call it a day and
some never even had a final decision (City Homicide, we’re lookin’ at you).

However you want to word it, here is a collection of shows we farewelled* in 2011:


Spicks and Specks
Can We Help?,
New Inventors,
Lawn Bowls,
Art Nation,
Bed of Roses,


City Homicide,
Conviction Kitchen,
Wild Boys,


Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth,
Postcards (SA),
Rescue Special Ops,
Sea Patrol,
Top Design,
Million Dollar Drop,
Between the Lines,


TEN News (6:30, Late News)
Sports Tonight,
Video Hits,
6:30 with George Negus,


East West 101,


Park Street,


Hit List TV
WIN News (Tas, weekends)


My Life on the D-List,
Live to Dance,
The Event,
The Oprah Winfrey Show,
Brothers and Sisters,
Lie to Me,
Human Target,
No Ordinary Family,
The Event,
$#*! My Dad Says,
Mad Love,
The Defenders,
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,
United States of Tara,
The Hard Times of R.J. Berger,
The Playboy Club,
Free Agents,
Charlie’s Angels,
Bored to Death,
How to Make It In America,
In Treatment,
The Gates,
Stargate Universe,


The Weakest Link,
Doctor Who Confidential,
The Inbetweeners,


Outrageous Fortune (NZ)
Iron Chef (Japan)

Future Unclear:

My Place (ABC)
Crownies (ABC)
At Home with Julia (ABC)
The Hamster Wheel (ABC)
The Gruen Transfer (ABC)
The Bazura Project (ABC)
The Marngrook Footy Show (ABC)
Twentysomething (ABC)
Top Gear Australia (Nine)
This is Your Life (Nine)
Four Weddings (Seven)
World’s Strictest Parents (Seven)
Kyle & Jackie O’s Night with the Stars (Seven)
The Renovators (TEN)
Good News Week (TEN)
Before the Game (TEN)
Junior MasterChef (TEN)
Ready Steady Cook (TEN)
Undercover Boss Australia (TEN)
Swift & Shift Couriers (SBS)
SLiDE (Foxtel)
Come Dine with Me Australia (Foxtel)
Terra Nova (US)
Torchwood (UK)

Still to be completed:

Law and Order
Without a Trace

*includes some shows previously axed but airing for the last time in Australia, and some axed but yet to air finales.

wow, thats a lot but ones I won't miss.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:50 pm
Slightly dated or just missing a few even - Seems quite a list, but with the US shows that's generally to be expected, or as per usual, given the amount of networks and programs they have.

'The Event' is listed twice and shows like 'Pan Am' and 'Allen Gregory' - which haven't even screened here (yet?) have already been cancelled.

I'm glad 'Fringe' is still defying the odds, but it can only push it's luck so far. If the American viewing audience doesn't have the taste for Fringe anymore, then they simply don't deserve any more of it. Hopefully they can tie things up well, before the 'inevitable' cancellation, which will surely come sooner, rather than later.

TBDH - Seems the only decent content is being churned out or existing on America's cable networks, like 'HBO,' 'Showtime,' 'UPN' (For Star Trek), 'SyFy' and 'AMC' (The latter I never even heard of till 'The Walking Dead.' They are both producing the quality programs AND sticking with them. Just personally, 'The New Outer Limits,' 'Stargate Series,' 'Oz,' 'Deadwood,' 'The Wire,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'later Star Trek series' at the least and then there's other acclaimed programs most people know like 'The Sopranos,' and 'Mad Men.' Heck 'HBO' even screens the odd Aussie series like 'Summer Heights High' and helped co-produce Chris Lilley's follow up, 'Angry Boys' - although latter had mixed reviews.

The usual stand out ABC aside, there is still the odd quality on FTA, both in the US and here, so you can never overlook the commercial networks entirely. Though with Channel Nine and Seven, I've been overlooking them for quite some time (I'm not a big 'Underbelly' viewer). In regards to here, it's just a matter of how much they persist with 'original programming,' which ebbs and flows it seems.

BTW From the unclear list, I presume Gruen will be back in some form - that show has been a good ratings draw for the ABC since it's debut. I doubt 'At Home with Julia' will be back, that always seemed a one off, but you never know, ratings are the bottom line, but I presume it's ratings weren't that crash hot anyway? The Chaser boys should be back in some form, you'd expect. Crownies was well received though I'm not sure how it rated, but I wouldn't be surprised to see it return?

Good News Week, I have no idea of the ratings, but that's still a steady and well identifiable show, so I'd be surprised if it were dropped early, unless Paul and co choose to end it or take on another project.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:19 pm
Iron Chef cancelled....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Now what am i going to do for my Saturday night fix :(
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:09 pm
For me the only disappointment i had this year with axed shows was Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, City Homicide and Brothers and Sisters. The rest of the axed shows i either didn't watch or if they were an older series didn't really get into.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:14 pm
for those interested, here is a list of shows that were axed or have ended this year -


Packed to the Rafters,
Before the Game,
The Game Plan,
The Price is Right,
Nine News (4:30pm Perth),


Ripper Street,
Low Winter Sun,
The Jeselnik Offensive,
King and Maxwell,
Army Wives,
What Would Ryan Lochtie Do?,
The Killing (US),
The Glades,
Magic City,
The Glee Project,
Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,
The Borgias,
Eastbound and Down,
CSI: New York,
Body of Proof,
Rules of Engagement,
The New Normal,
Go On,
Golden Boy,
Red Widow,
Burn Notice,
Star Wars: Clone Wars
The Hour,
Being Human,
Ben and Kate,
Wedding Band,
Drop Dead Diva,

We also saw final seasons for numerous shows (Dexter, Breaking Bad, Merlin, Spartacus etc.) but the announcements were made in 2012.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:49 am
Axed: Slide Show

No chance of a return for SlideShow on Seven this year with confirmation today the show has not been renewed.

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The confirmation means host Grant Denyer is now without a show, after quitting Million Dollar Minute in December and was replaced by Simon Reeve.

The Sunday Telegraph speculates his future at Seven is unclear, alleging he may be out of favour due to “bizarre antics and backstage tantrums.”

An earlier press interview in which he said he “never, ever wanted to be a game show host” is also said to have disappointed execs.

Last month TV Tonight readers voted him “Most Over Exposed” personality of 2013.

This weekend Denyer returns to competitive racing in a Ford Focus GTC Touring car at Bathurst, for the first time since 2011.

“I have been living in Bathurst for most of the last 4 weeks, and running the Mountain every day,” he said. “I haven’t driven competitively for a number of years, however have done plenty of laps around here, and feeling pretty fit, so I am pumped about the opportunity to do another long distance event in such a unique Australian built car,”” he said. ... -show.html
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 11:41 pm
here's a list if axed shows, makes it easier to see properly -


The Assets
Back in the Game
Killer Women
Lucky 7
Mind Games
The Neighbors
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Super Fun Night
Trophy Wife


The Crazy Ones
Bad Teacher
Friends with Better Lives
We Are Men


Almost Human
Raising Hope
Surviving Jack
The X Factor


Growing Up Fisher
The Michael J. Fox Show
Sean Saves the World
Welcome to the Family


The Carrie Diaries
The Tomorrow People

as far as comedies go, I don't watch too many but the ones I do watch are axed: Raising Hope & Community. ... -list.html
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 12:40 pm
Nbc is pretty ruthless in terms of the way it axes its shows

Crisis and community are two shows I watched

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