Donnellys, Studio 60, Jordan out

Reports on next week's upfronts have spelled mostly good news for shows--such as Friday Night Lights, Medium, and Scrubs--so far, but with old shows getting renewed and new ones getting picked up, someone has to go.

Moles inside NBC (who have been very busy and very talkative the past few days) say that The Black Donnellys, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and Crossing Jordan have been canceled, according to The New York Times.

Donnellys, about a group of Irish brothers who get involved in organized crime in New York City, is the youngest show of the three to get whacked. The show, created by Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco, is only months old, having premiered in February.

Studio 60 getting shuttered isn't much of a surprise. The drama from the mind of Aaron Sorkin (West Wing) had long been rumored to go under the axe, which came to a boil with reports of its sets being torn down last week.

Jordan is the elder of the group, having premiered on September 24, 2001. The drama followed the exploits of Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh, played by Jill Hennessy, at the Boston Medical Examiner's office.


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