Ask TV Squad: What shows are not coming back?
Many of you reading our complete listing of fall premiere dates have been posting questions on the whereabouts of some of your favorite shows. For example, poster rach asks 'What happened to the show "Related" on the WB? Is there a premiere?'', while reader Jim asks 'What? No "Invasion"? How does it end? Is this a new trend ... to just terminate an ongoing series?' .
So, as a public service to you, the omnipotent readers of TV Squad, here is the complete list of shows that will NOT be returning to the network schedules this season.
ABC: Invasion (sorry Jim), Sons & Daughters, Less Than Perfect, Hope & Faith, Rodney, Commander-In-Chief (although a two-hour movie may be produced to tie up any loose ends), Freddie, In Justice, Emily's Reasons Why Not, Crumbs, Hot Properties, Jake in Progress (yes, one episode actually aired last season. John Stamos joins the cast of ER this season), Alias, The Evidence and Miracle Workers.
CBS: Threshold, Out of Practice, Courting Alex, CBS Sunday Movie, Love Monkey, Yes, Dear and Still Standing.
The CW (the combined networks of UPN and the WB): The Bedford Diaries, Blue Collar TV,Everwood (despite the letter writing campaign. In actuality, the creator of the series has moved over to ABC.), Living With Fran, Modern Men, Pepper Dennis, Related (our deepest sympathies, rach), Survival of the Richest, Twins, Cuts, Eve, Get This Party Started, Half & Half, Love, Inc., One on One, South Beach, What I Like About You and Charmed. The shows Reba and 7th Heaven, once thought to have been canceled, are returning to The CW. 7th Heaven returns on September 25th, while Reba will return mid-season.
FOX: Arrested Development, The Bernie Mac Show, Free Ride, Killer Instinct, Kitchen Confidential, Malcolm in the Middle, Reunion, Skating with Celebrities, Stacked, That '70s Show and Unan1mous.
NBC: Surface, Joey (Damn it!), E-Ring, West Wing, Will and Grace, Four Kings, Teachers, Heist, Celebrity Cooking Showdown, Conviction and Katie Couric (I know she's not a show, but she was certainly an institution over at the network). Fans of Scrubs and Medium shouldn't fear that these shows aren't on the current premiere list; they are slotted for mid-season.