Cancellation Buzz: Terminator, Unusuals, Samantha All Dead - Featured


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."

Source


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?

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May 19, 2009 4:20AM EDT

TSCC was and is my favourite show. I'm completely devastated and furious that it has been cancelled. I like Dollhouse but would easily let it go for TSCC. R.I.P (It saved my world a lot).

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May 19, 2009 5:28AM EDT

bloody brillant, why the hell is it that all the great shows i like get cancelled b4 their time!!! seriously pissed off here!! now how are we supposed to find out wats going on at the end of the season!!! and i've waited nearly 2 yrs to c john and cameron get it on and just when that seems possible they cancel it!!! why does fox never blow up when ya need it 2 :(

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Jukke
May 19, 2009 6:43AM EDT

Dollhouse is a good show but it is noting like tscc. I think the dollhouse show will get boring efter it's second season or before. Wounder how the think at FOX.

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May 19, 2009 7:00AM EDT

TSCC is awsome, they have to wacth the rates in internet, there is the diference.

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May 19, 2009 8:46AM EDT

Honestly, that was one of the worst decisions ever. Fox only cares about its own ratings, not about the thousands of people who watch it on the internet, or even about how the show's doing in the uk. Virgin Media still hasn't finished showing season two and yet its been canned in the states. to me it sounds like good ol' fox has burnt its bridges before all the horses are in.

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May 19, 2009 8:51AM EDT

Though I knew about the unofficial cancellation of TSCC awhile ago, I still held on to that small shred of hope, even though I knew it would never come to be. I will truly miss this show. I still believe there is a lot they could have done further with it, given how the season ended. While I'm psyched about Dollhouse, I don't see why it had to be an either/or between the two and why they couldn't have given both a chance. If I had to choose between the two, I would have picked Dollhouse as well (sorry, die-hard Whedonite here), but it doesn't erase the fact that I'm upset about this show being canceled. And "we make no apologies"...that just seems harsh for a show that I'm sure has a very loyal fan base (even if that isn't reflected in the ratings).

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May 20, 2009 12:22AM EDT

Is no one upset about Samantha who that show was really funny and just made me happy. THe unusuals was really funny and interesting at the same time great show Im upset about that one.

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May 20, 2009 12:54AM EDT

Admittedly the filling was getting boring on tscc but when it was good it was REALLY good and the last episode made it look like the new season would be amazing. I am really annoyed that yet another good series has gotten the can :(

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May 20, 2009 12:49PM EDT

Oh no! I love TSCC. Oh no. But I have to admit that I'm a whedon fan too, and that ultimately what made me love TSCC actually was Joss Whedon - because I was so in love with Firefly and especially River/Summer Glau that I've religiously watched everything with her since. I really hope Summer will get to be a new doll, or something else that would give her a spot on Dollhouse. Summer Glau is amazing. I really hope she'll get involved in another show soon. I need my weekly fix! Though a movie really wouldn't hurt either.

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May 20, 2009 3:28PM EDT

I can't believe they've cancelled Samantha Who!!!!That's show was hilarious!

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May 21, 2009 12:41AM EDT

im bummed that they cancelled TSCC and The Unusuals..TSCC was one of my Fave shows. it held a great story line..RIP!

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May 21, 2009 2:24AM EDT

I am really bummed bout TSCC too. It was really getting good and with that whole mystery ending it was getting really interesting. Damm no Summer Glau for a little while longer.I feel worse for The Unusuals. This is a really awesome show and the characters are really good. A really nice cop drama.R.I.P. TSCC and The Unusuals

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May 21, 2009 7:21PM EDT

I thought the Unusals was a fantastic show. It was funny where it needed to be and dramatised where it should. For me, as a fan of most of the shows, The Unusuals hit me the hardest. It hasn't been given a proper chance, it's barely aired any episodes. If they allowed a second season of it, I could see it doing pretty well.

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May 21, 2009 10:05PM EDT

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles !! Canceled, how is that possible... they can't leave it like that. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was one of the best shows on television and I know this show had a lot of fans, for a fact!!!
Why does Dollhouse stay and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles go. Where is the fairness in television anymore. What are their justifications for ending a series anyway!

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May 22, 2009 3:18AM EDT

SOOOOOO UPSET - TTSCC was my favourite show!!! Season 3 would have been amazing. Why did they do that especially with the new movie coming out. They would have gotten more fans after that!BOOOOO

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zippy07
May 23, 2009 8:56PM EDT

i have to say as much as i love the unusuals I'm not surprised that it got canceled there are just too many other cop shows out there for it to survive:( as for TTSCC antoniasal made a good point about the new movie bringing up the ratings.

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May 24, 2009 9:46PM EDT

That really blows about the Unusuals, that show had a really great start and looked like it would build into the best crime shows on TV

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May 25, 2009 1:14AM EDT

noooo!! TSCC show was soo good! just getting interesting with that cliffy!!damn it! also wanted to see what was goin to happen with cameron n john!! =(
and its so true about getting more buzz cause of that terminator movie with christian bale showing!! however-heard that movie sux n by the looks of the trailer i wasnt very supprised anywayz. still buzz is buzz! also, FOX really does need to look at internet ratings!! its the same thing as gossip girl! who have low tv ratings but probably everyone watches it on the net.
if bones had been cancelled n not renewed then omg, FOX network would have had to be really stupid.

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May 25, 2009 3:31AM EDT

How could Fox do this to us? TSCC has ended horribly, now I fear we won't get the closure we need. The finale was too big to just stop there. I would pick Terminator over Dushku's /{ACTING}\ any day. That's not to say I don't enjoy Dollhouse but come on!

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May 25, 2009 2:31PM EDT

TSCC WAS JUST GETTING GOOD!!!! :(

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May 25, 2009 10:51PM EDT

its too bad that they canceled tscc i think its beggining its boost on the story , it's more interesting in every episode i wish they will change their mind and give another season of TTSCC

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May 27, 2009 8:10AM EDT

I dont mind, i hated the show anyways it was a load of S**Tim just glad it was that show and not good shows that were cancelled

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May 28, 2009 8:37PM EDT

I see everybody is shocked that Fox canceled TTSCC (one of my favorite shows)...but you have to remember this is from the same network that canceled Firefly! Is it really shocking?

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