With all of the great triumphs for low-rated series over the weekend (Chuck! Better Off Ted! Dollhouse!), it shouldn't be too surprising that it couldn't last forever. For every victory, I now bring you news of a cancellation.
Fox's Friday Dollhouse companion - the much loved, but extremely low-rated Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - has been officially terminated. Michael Ausiello reported its unofficial cancellation awhile back, though many fans still kept hope. From the FOX Entertainment President:
"[Sarah Connor] has completed its run. I think it had a nice little run. It was a good show. It was not an either or [with Dollhouse]. We did see it tailing off a bit [in the ratings]. It had a nice creative core, but, ultimately, we made the bet on Dollhouse, so that's it for [Sarah Connor]. We make no apologies. We gave it a lot of support and some consistent scheduling. We tried and thought it was time to move on."
(for fans of the show, this kinda sounds callous, no?) Source
Also not returning will be quirky crime drama The Unusuals over on ABC. The series creator tweeted:
"Friends, just heard The Unusuals will not be back for a second season. Thanks for all your amazing support. Last [four] episodes start May 27."
Finally, ABC has also killed comedy Samantha Who?, which is somewhat unexpected. The show was widely thought to return, but in the eleventh hour (and with all of the new series they ordered), ABC decided they couldn't afford it financially. Source
Which show's demise is most crushing?