US networks axe 14 shows including three iconic reboots

US networks axe 14 shows including three iconic reboots

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Yesterday (May 12) proved to beryllium a bloodbath for US TV dramas and comedies arsenic nary less than 14 were canceled successful a azygous day. 

The brunt of the cancelations was fixed retired by The CW, the web jointly owned by Paramount and Warner Bros, with nary little than 7 shows fixed their marching orders. 

As good arsenic the CW, CBS and NBC besides had a cull, with a fig of high-profile dramas and comedies fixed the boot, leaving stars similar Jason Isaacs, Morena Baccarin and Jay Hernandez with a batch much abstraction successful their diaries. 

Early summertime tends to beryllium erstwhile the US networks denote what is staying and what is going successful anticipation of enactment opening again aft the summer. Unlike Netflix, which seems to denote cancelations constantly, these cancelations thin to travel successful bursts, astatine precisely the aforesaid clip arsenic the pilots of caller shows are competing to marque it to series. 

Sadly for 14 specified shows, their past rites person present been performed...

So what got canceled?

We won't beryllium seeing immoderate much of the reboot of teen play Charmed arsenic that received its marching orders aft 4 seasons connected the air, meaning its tally lasted precisely fractional arsenic agelong arsenic the archetypal series. 

Charmed wasn't the lone high-profile reboot to beryllium fixed the elbow, the Jay Hernandez-led Magnum P.I. is astatine an extremity aft 4 seasons connected CBS and Paramount Plus, portion Dynasty, the reimagining of the highly-strung 1980s play is done excessively aft seasons. 

Roswell, New Mexico, which followed connected the occurrence of 1990s sci-fi saga Roswell, has besides been axed aft a four-season run. 

As good arsenic that, Legacies, the spin-off of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, has been canceled aft 4 seasons, marking the archetypal clip successful 13 years that immoderate iteration of that franchise has not been connected the air.

Naomi, Ava Duvernay's comic publication adaptation wherever a teen who runs a Superman instrumentality tract and discovers that she has superpowers, is done aft conscionable 1 season. The amusement joins Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman and Supergirl, which were antecedently confirmed to beryllium coming to an extremity connected The CW. 

In The Dark, the Ben Stiller-backed play which follows a unsighted pistillate who attempts to crook her beingness astir portion solving a friend's murder, is done aft 4 seasons, arsenic is The 4400, with the post-apocalyptic play lone getting 1 season. 

The 4400 wasn't the lone amusement to beryllium 1 bid and done, Good Sam, which starred Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs and followed Bush's Dr. Samantha Griffith, a bosom surgeon who is forced to measurement up aft her brag and father, Dr. Rob Griffith (Isaacs), falls into a coma, is done aft 1 season, arsenic is The Endgame, the Morena Baccarin-led thriller wherever a transgression mastermind and an FBI cause look off. 

The cancelations were truthful immense and sweeping that Julie Plec, the seasoned showrunner and executive-producer down Roswell, New Mexico, The Endgame and Legacies, quipped it was a time reminiscent of Game Of Thrones' brutal occurrence The Red Wedding. She was not wrong...

It’s the Red Wedding astatine WBTV/CW today. Much much to say, but not today.Loads of gratitude coming for fans and formed and unit successful aboriginal tweets. But today, we mourn.May 12, 2022

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So galore canceled dramas, what astir comedies?

Plenty of those deed the buffers too. 

Kenan, the drama built astir Kenan and Kel and Saturday Night Live prima Kenan Thompson, wherever helium stars arsenic a azygous dada and section quality anchor trying to equilibrium his kids and his career, is implicit aft 2 seasons, portion Mr. Mayor, successful which Ted Danson starred arsenic a retired businessman who decides to tally for politician of Los Angeles and someway wins, is besides retired aft 2 seasons. 

Two comedies from Chuck Lorre, the antheral down megahits similar The Big Bang Theory, Roseanne and Cybil, person besides been culled. 

The United States Of Al, which told the communicative of the improbable relationship betwixt a Marine combat seasoned and his unit's interpreter arsenic they tried to physique a caller beingness successful the US, is done aft 2 seasons. As good arsenic that, B Positive, which starred Annaleigh Ashford and Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch, has lone lasted for 2 seasons. 

How We Roll, the drama which starred Crashing’s Pete Holmes arsenic a middle-aged antheral who decides to prosecute his imagination of becoming a nonrecreational bowler aft being laid off, is besides astatine an extremity aft lone 1 season. 

So galore cancelations, and, for once, we're not talking astir Netflix...

Tom Goodwyn

 Tom Goodwyn is TechRadar's Senior Entertainment Editor. He oversees TechRadar’s sum of the champion TV shows, documentaries and movies crossed streaming services, theaters and beyond. Based successful London, helium loves thing much than spending each time successful a movie theater, well, helium did earlier helium had 2 children…