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33 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2012-13 Season

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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33 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2012-13 Season

2012-13 Cancelled ending TV series The networks will keep cancelling TV shows just as surely as they’ll keep introducing new ones. Below is the list of TV series that will or have ended during the 2012-13 season. In short, they won’t be back for 2013-14.

This list will be updated as the season progresses so feel free to bookmark and check back.

If you believe a show has been cancelled and don’t see it here, you can check the 2011-12 and 2010-11 lists.

30 Rock (NBC)
Season seven will be the end for Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) and Liz Lemon (Tina Fey). The peacock network ordered 13 episodes.

666 Park Avenue (ABC)
The horror series got off to a slow start and the ratings kept dropping. There will only be 13 episodes.

America’s Best Dance Crew (MTV)
Produced by Randy Jackson, the reality competition ran for seven seasons before being cancelled by MTV.

American Chopper (Discovery)
The reality series was cancelled once, was revived, and has now been dropped again. Will it be revived for a second time?

Anderson Live (syndicated)
The daytime talk show won’t be returning for a third season. The show will continue to air through Summer 2013.

Animal Practice (NBC)
It turns out that even little monkeys can be fired.

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel)
The cable channel has announced that the 18 episodes of season eight will be the show’s last.

Attack of the Show! (G4)
On the air since 2005, this technology and pop culture series was cancelled due to G4 rebranding itself as “a more upscale, sophisticated guy TV space.”

Boss (Starz)
The cable channel has dropped the Kelsey Grammer series after two seasons and 18 episodes. There won’t be a third season but the may make a movie to wrap things up.

Breaking Bad (AMC)
Walter and Jesse have been given their walking papers. Who will survive to see the end? The final eight episodes will air during Summer 2013.

Common Law (USA Network)
The bickering cops have solved their last case together. The Friday night series was cancelled due to low ratings. A crime?

Dirty Jobs (Discovery)
The Mike Rowe series has been on the air since 2003 but they won’t be making any more episodes.

Emily Owens, MD (The CW)
The smallest network has decided they won’t be producing any more episodes of the low-rated drama.

Fairly Legal (USA Network)
Despite making some changes after the first season, the ratings just wouldn’t go up. It’s now been cancelled after 23 episodes.

Fringe (FOX)
Never a big ratings success, this cult-favorite series is saying goodbye with a fifth season of 13 episodes.

Gossip Girl (The CW)
The smallest network renewed the drama for a sixth and final season of 10-12 episodes.

iCarly (Nickelodeon)
One of the most popular shows on cable television, iCarly will end with a special that will air in November 2012.

The Inbetweeners (MTV)
Though the original has been a big hit in the UK, the US version didn’t catch on with many viewers. There won’t be a second season.

Jersey Shore (MTV)
The cable channel has decided to pull the plug on the very successful reality series after six seasons.

Last Resort (ABC)
The action drama got off to a poor start and the ratings got worse as the season progressed. ABC won’t order any episodes beyond the initial 13.

Made in Jersey (CBS)
Not surprisingly, CBS has dumped the low-rated Friday night drama after just two episodes. Petition link.

Merlin (Syfy)
The BBC announced that the show is ending after five seasons and 65 episodes. The series finale is expected to air on Syfy in March.

The Mob Doctor (FOX)
The network isn’t ordering any more episodes of the low-rated drama for this season. They haven’t officially cancelled it but there’s no way they’re bringing this show back.

The Office (NBC)
The peacock network’s highest-rated scripted series will be finished with the ninth season. The series finale will air in May 2013.

Partners (CBS)
The comedy’s ratings would have been welcomed on other networks but they weren’t good enough for CBS.

Political Animals (USA)
It was billed as a limited series but if the Sigourney Weaver show performed well enough, it would have become a regular series. It didn’t so there won’t be a second season.

Private Practice (ABC)
The ratings have been dropping for awhile and Kate Walsh announced she was leaving so there won’t be a seventh season.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)
The fifth season of the hit cable series will be its last. The final episodes will begin airing in March 2013.

Shameless (Channel 4 in UK)
Season 11 of the original Shameless series (not the US version that airs on Showtime) is the last season.

Skins (Channel 4 in UK)
It’s been announced that the series will end with season seven. It will be broadcast in early 2013.

Spartacus (Starz)
Season three is the end of the warrior’s tale.

Victorious (Nickelodeon)
Many Nickelodeon shows have ended with 60 episodes and this one is no exception. The final 15 episodes will air during the 2012-13 season.

X-Play (G4)
A TV show about video games that includes reviews and comedy skits, X-Play was cancelled due to the cable channel deciding to go in a new brand direction.

What do you think? Are you surprised or disappointed that any of these shows won’t be back for 2013-14?

by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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Hottmomma607
by Trica on Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:04 PM
Dang!! :-(
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aubsmom09
by Erin on Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Bummed about Breaking Bad and 30 Rock, but I think it is better to end them while they are still good.  The Office has been ok this season, but it has gone down hill for a while now. 

SassyWildflower
by on Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM
I will only miss private practice.
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quickbooksworm
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:06 PM
Some of those needed to end. Private Practice is the most depressing show - nothing good happens to those people!
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northernmommy
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:07 PM
Not Merlin! I really like that show
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Hottmomma607
by Trica on Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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I don't know why Tim Daly wanted out? Then when they killed off Pete I was like what? But heard the show was ending! Thats what happen with Grey's! A lot of the actors wanted out! So they killed them off!! :-(

Quoting SassyWildflower:

I will only miss private practice.
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Seriously868
by Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:19 PM
Bummed about Breaking Bad but its better to end now than die a slow death by getting too bad. It has already become where I no longer like Walter.
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proudmommy690
by Christa on Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Im so sad icarly is off..i love that show. And victorious :( i had a feeling that would be next booo!

I was wondering when the secret life would end lol feels like its been on forever! I used to like it but not so much now
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Iconoclast
by Member on Dec. 9, 2012 at 2:52 PM
A lot of the shows are making the right decision to end before jumping the shark. Love breaking bad and although I would like to see it continue after a while they would just be recycling storylines. As for others made in Jersey show I watched it once and knew it wasn't going to go anywhere it was predictable and uninteresting. One of the huge problems for many shows is the lack of faith from the network and their constant retooling "fixing" of shows. I'm willing to bet that one big reason for the drop in ratings is because of the changed in time/day of the airing of the show along with the change of the storyline,characters or lack of knowledge that the show exists.
Gabbysmom615
by Kira on Dec. 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

 i already knew about my 666 park ave ending im not very happy about it i thought it was pretty good

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