73 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2012-13 Season
Published:April 6, 2013

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.

90210 (The CW)
The ratings have really dropped this season so the network has pulled the plug after five years and 114 episodes.

Alphas (Syfy)
The show’s ratings took a big dip in season two so it’s been canned after 24 episodes.

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

America’s Most Wanted (FOX, LIfetime)
After 23 seasons, FOX dropped the crimestopping show. It was picked up for two seasons on Lifetime but they’ve now dropped it as well.

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?

American Guns (Discovery)
The reality series was cancelled following the tragic shootings in Newtown. There won’t be a third season.

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.”

Bachelor Pad (ABC)
Series creator Mike Fleiss has said the show won’t be back this summer.

Beavis and Butt-head (MTV)
After several years away, Mike Judge resurrected his animated duo. The last episodes aired in December 2011 and there hasn’t been any word about him making any more.

Being Human (BBC America)
The UK supernatural series is ending with season five. There are six episodes. The Syfy version will continue.

Ben and Kate (FOX)
The network pulled the low-rated sitcom from the schedule, leaving six unaired episodes.

The Big C (Showtime)
The cable channel renewed the series for a fourth and final season. Four hour episodes will wrap the show.

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?

Dexter (Showtime)
It was announced that the show’s eighth season will be its last. The series finale is expected to air in September 2013.

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

Do No Harm (NBC)
Following the worst premiere in major broadcast network history, the peacock dropped this drama. Only two episodes had aired.

Dogs in the City (CBS)
The Justin Silver and his canine pals won’t be back on the network this summer.

Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 (ABC)
The network pulled the sitcom after poor ratings in season two, leaving eight leftover episodes. The stars confirmed the show’s cancellation.

Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
The cable channel decided to drop the series after four seasons on the air. UPDATE: Lifetime decided to un-cancel the series.

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

Enlightened (HBO)
The cable channel has opted not to order a third season of their low-rated dramedy.

The Fades (BBC America)
The series aired for six episodes on BBC America here in the States. It originated in the UK where the decision was made not to create a second season.

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.

Flashpoint (ION)
This Canadian series started airing on CBS and then moved to ION. The producers announced that the show would end after five seasons and 75 total epiosdes.

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.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series (Cartoon Network)
The adventures of Hal Jordan have been cut short — after two story arcs and 26 episodes.

The Hour (BBC America)
Revolving around the production of a current affairs program in the 1950s, this UK series lasted two seasons and 12 episodes.

Judge Joe Brown (syndication)
After 15 years, the court show is ending over a contract dispute.

In Living Color (FOX)
The network had plans to reboot the sketch comedy series but later decided against it.

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.

Inside Men (BBC America)
Following the events leading up to an armed robbery, this UK drama ran for just four episodes. It’s been confirmed that there won’t be any more.

The Jeff Probst Show (syndicated)
Stations had signed up for two years of the talk show but it never caught on with a large audience so it’s been cut. The tribe has spoken.

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

The Job (CBS)
After two very low-rated airings, the network pulled the competition off the air. CBS may get around to airing the six leftover episodes but they surely won’t be making any more.

Kathy (Bravo)
The late-night talk show has been cancelled after two seasons. Rest assured, Kathy Griffin will return to television soon.

The LA Complex (The CW)
Bell Media in Canada decided to drop the drama and The CW followed suit here in the states. There are just 19 episodes and two 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.

Leverage (TNT)
The cable channel decided to end the story about a group of modern Robin Hoods. Thankfully, the cast and crew were able to film a true series finale.

Life’s Too Short (HBO)
The comedy has ended after just seven episodes but the cable channel will air a wrap up special.

Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings (E!)
After just a few months and a dozen episodes, this talk show has been pulled.

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.

Mob Wives Chicago (VH1)
The cable channel decided not to order a second season of the docu-series.

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.

Retired at 35 (TV Land)
The cable channel dropped the low-rated sitcom after two seasons and 20 episodes.

The Ricki Lake Show (syndicated)
The daytime talk show won’t be returning for a second season.

Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated (Cartoon Network)
The latest Scooby TV series is ending after two seasons and 52 episodes.

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

The Shadow Line (DirecTV)
This detective series originated in the UK and ran for seven episodes in 2011. They all ran on DirecTV and there aren’t any more.

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.

Surprise with Jenny McCarthy (NBC)
The network announced this new reality show for 2012-13 but later cancelled their plans. Only the pilot was produced.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Cartoon Network)
Lucafilm has announced that they are ending the animated series and postponing plans for Star Wars Detours, a new series.

Troupe Stars: (ABC)
The singing competition for military personnel was going to start airing in June 2013 but has been dropped instead.

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.

Wedding Band (TBS)
The Brian Austin Green comedy series was scrapped after 10 episodes.

What Not to Wear (TLC)
The cable channel has announced that the 10th season of 26 episodes will be the show’s last.

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.

Young Justice (Cartoon Network)
The series lasted two seasons and 46 episodes. It’s being replaced by Teen Titans Go!.

Zero Hour (ABC)
The network pulled the Anthony Edwards drama after three very low-rated episodes.
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