Canceled TV Shows From the 2015-16 Season

9:53 AM 6/16/2016

by THR Staff

From freshman entries (Fox's 'The Grinder') to long-running series (ABC's 'Castle'), here are all the shows that didn't survive.

'The Good Wife'
'The Good Wife'
Courtesy of CBS
  • The Grinder

    Courtesy of FOX

    No amount of critical goodwill could spare Fox's legal comedy The Grinder, starring Rob Lowe and Fred Savage. 

  • Nashville

    Courtesy of ABC

    After four seasons, country music drama Nashville, starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, won't continue on ABC. However, it was later announced it's being revived at CMT and Hulu for a fifth season.

  • The Muppets

    Courtesy of ABC

    The Muppets, a once highly anticipated ABC reboot, crashed and burned faster than Fozzie could tell a corny joke.

  • The Family

    ABC/Giovanni Rufino

    The Family, the Joan Allen-led ABC drama, didn't make it past the first season due to low ratings.

  • Agent Carter

    ABC

    Agent Carter, the drama starring Hayley Atwell, was axed after two seasons, leaving Agents of SHIELD as ABC's lone Marvel drama for the 2016-17 season.

  • Bordertown

    FOX

    The cachet of network golden boy Seth MacFarlane wasn't enough to save the animated comedy from cancellation.

  • Castle

    ABC

    Following the departure of Castle's female lead, Stana Katic, the veteran procedural was canceled after eight seasons on the air.

  • Containment

    Courtesy of CW

    The CW chose not to renew the Julie Plec drama Containment, which hails from Warner Bros., for a second season.

  • Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life

    FOX

    Despite its plum spot behind The Simpsons, the single-camera comedy failed to draw in enough viewers to stay alive.

  • CSI: Cyber

    CBS

    The demise of the crime-solving procedural CSI: Cyber, starring Patricia Arquette, also marked the end of a major franchise at CBS.

  • Blood and Oil

    Fred Hayes/ABC via Getty Images

    ABC's Texas drama was effectively canceled after it saw its order trimmed to 12 episodes in the fall before it made its way off the schedule completely.

  • Galavant

    ABC

    ABC's fairy-tale musical comedy stood little chance of being renewed after one of the show's biggest supporters, former entertainment president Paul Lee, exited his post at the network earlier this year.

  • Grandfathered

    FOX

    Critical appreciation for Fox's John Stamos vehicle Grandfathered proved insufficient to keep it alive.

  • Mr. Robinson

    NBC

    The NBC comedy starring Craig Robinson, which was originally developed in 2013, was canceled three weeks into its freshman run.

  • Of Kings and Prophets

    Bob D'Amico/ABC

    The Biblical drama, which drew the ire of conservative watchdog group Parents Television Council during its run, was canceled by ABC earlier this year.

  • Second Chance

    Sergei Bachlakov/FOX

    Fox let the loose spin on the Frankenstein tale finish its 11-episode run even though it was essentially D.O.A. when it premiered at the top of midseason.

  • Person of Interest

    Giovanni Rufino/CBS

    The fifth season of the J.J. Abrams-produced CBS drama Person of Interest will be its last.

  • Angel From Hell

    CBS

    The Jane Lynch starrer never took flight as CBS pulled the freshman comedy from the air after just five episodes.

  • Extant

    CBS

    CBS may have canceled the summer drama after two seasons, but the network is continuing its relationship with star Halle Berry by developing a legal drama with her attached as an executive producer.

  • The Player

    Gregory Peters/NBC

    The freshman drama starring Wesley Snipes was reduced to nine episodes before it limped off the schedule entirely.

  • Wicked City

    ABC

    The ABC anthology series was the first cancellation of the 2015-16 broadcast season.

  • Heroes Reborn

    Christos Kalohoridis/NBC

    The revival of Tim Kring's NBC drama didn't make it past its first season, bringing Heroes to an end for a second time.

  • Mike and Molly

    CBS

    Mike and Molly, the Melissa McCarthy vehicle from Chuck Lorre, ended in May following a six-season run on CBS.

  • Truth Be Told

    Colleen Hayes/NBC

    The Mark-Paul Gosselaar-led comedy didn't get renewed for a second season on NBC after its episode order was trimmed.

  • Game of Silence

    Bob Mahoney/NBC

    NBC canceled the Sony Pictures Television drama after just one season.

  • The Good Wife

    Jeff Neumann/CBS
    CBS critical darling The Good Wife, starring Julianna Margulies, may have said goodbye this year, but CBS All Access recently ordered a spinoff starring Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo.
  • Crowded

    NBC
    NBC's midseason family comedy starring Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston and Miranda Cosgrove won't be back for a second season.
     
  • Heartbeat

    NBC

    NBC axed the first-year medical drama starring Melissa George, which had poor ratings and little critical love.

  • Telenovela

    NBC

    Telenovela star Eva Longoria's A-list status wasn't enough to secure a second season for the NBC series.

  • Undateable

    NBC

    Even a stunt-y shift to all live telecasts couldn't save Bill Lawrence's stand-up-friendly sitcom from the TV bloodbath this year.

  • The Mysteries of Laura

    The family cop dramedy starring Debra Messing won't see a third season.

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