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From freshman entries (CBS' Doubt, Fox's PItch) to long-running series (NBC's Grimm, The CW's The Vampire Diaries), here are all the shows that will not be returning for the 2017-18 broadcast season.
'2 Broke Girls' (CBS)
The Warner Bros. multicam started out strong for the network but had spent recent years on the bubble. The decision to pull the plug six seasons in came after the Kat Dennings-Beth Behrs comedy sold into syndication.
'American Crime' (ABC)
John Ridley's anthology was one of ABC's biggest prestige plays in recent years, winning two Emmys for star Regina King. Despite its critical acclim, the series hit new lows in its move to Sundays for season three.
The midseason procedural starred Justin Kirk as a tech billionaire who is given control over the Chicago Police Department. However, exec producer Matt Nix will stay put at Fox next season with his Marvel drama The Gifted.
'Blacklist: Redemption' (NBC)
While NBC has found success with spinoffs for Dick Wolf's growing Chicago franchise, the was not true for the first spinoff of the James Spader drama. The first-year Sony-produced series was a soft midseason performer, averaging a 1.2 rating.
A dependable ratings performer for Fox (despite many timeslot changes), the 20th TV procedural had grown expensive with age. Not helping Bones' case? A multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by executive producer Barry Josephson in which he accused the network and studio of cheating him out of profits from the show. (Stars and exec producers Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz later filed their own similar suit alleging the same.) With the show on the bubble and the lawsuits piling up, Fox renewed the drama for a shortened 12-episode 12th and final season.
'The Catch' (ABC)
The Shonda Rhimes-produced drama had two name stars in Peter Krause and Mireille Enos. However, the series underwent a major makeover for season two, leaning into a lighter romantic comedy tone and veering away from the case of the week format. However, the show still returned to small numbers and failed to get a season three pickup.
'Chicago Justice' (NBC)
The legal drama was the fourth spinoff of Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise, which also includes Fire, P.D. and Med. However, Justice was notably more procedural than its sister series — instead following in the footsteps of Wolf's first hit, Law and Order. The series launched softly midseason and was subsequently canceled after 13 episodes.
The legal drama kept Hayley Atwell on the network after the cancelation of her Agent Carter drama. However, the series opened soft for the network and was eventually moved from its prime post-Dancing With the Stars slot to Sundays. The series did not receive a back-nine pickup and went off the air in January.
'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders' (CBS)
Beyond Borders marked the second attempted spinoff from the widely popular procedural, following the one-and-done Suspect Behavior. The latest iteration, led by former CSI: NY star Gary Sinise, managed to score a 13-episode season two renewal but ratings continued to fall, ending any chances of a season three.
The legal drama reunited former Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl with writers Tony Phelan and Joan Rater. The CBS TV Studios series also marked the first time a transgender person portrayed a transgender series regular on broadcast television with the casting of Orange Is the New Black favorite Laverne Cox. However, after opening to a dismal 0.8 rating among adults 18-49, the drama was pulled two episodes into its 13-episode run — making it the first official cancelation of the season.
'Dr. Ken' (ABC)
The odds were already slim for the sophomore multicam when ABC canceled its Friday night companion, fellow multicam Last Man Standing. Like Last Man, Dr. Ken hailed from an outside studio and saw middling returns on a quiet night.
'Emerald City' (NBC)
A modern version of The Wizard of Oz based on L. Frank Baum's Oz book series, the short-order drama had a nearly two-year journey from script to screen and was technically canceled once before. The Vincent D'Onofrio starrer ran for 10 episodes.
'Frequency' (The CW)
The freshman Warner Bros. TV drama combined two of the hottest trends, time-traveling and movie-to-TV adaptations. Based on the 2000 Dennis Quaid film of the same name, the low-rated series was not picked up for a back-nine episodes and quietly went off the air in January.
'The Great Indoors' (CBS)
The multicam marked Joel McHale's first TV series following the demise of cult favorite Community. However, the CBS TV Studios series failed to deliver in the coveted post-Big Bang Theory spot and was subsequently axed after one season.
The supernatural drama was a quiet but steady performer on Friday nights for NBC. Never the less, the network opted to pick up the Universal TV series for an shortened 13-episode sixth and final season.
'Imaginary Mary' (ABC)
The freshman comedy hailed from exec producer Adam F. Goldberg of ABC hit The Goldbergs, but also hailed from an outside studio in Sony TV. The hybrid live-action/animated half-hour suffered from low numbers right out of the gate.
'Last Man Standing' (ABC)
The Tim Allen multicam comedy, which marked a homecoming for the former Home Improvement star, had amassed an older but still impressive audience on Fridays. Now in its sixth season, the show had successfully segued into syndication, but the fact that it hailed from outside studio 20th Century Fox Television ultimately sealed its fate.
'Making History (Fox)
The first-year offering was one of several time-traveling series not to make it to season two (see: Timeless, Frequency). Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller saw two of their freshman comedies canceled, also including Son of Zorn.
'No Tomorrow' (The CW)
From Jane the Virgin alum Corinne Brinkerhoff, the apocalyptic hourlong comedy drew small numbers, averaging just a 0.3 rating and 1 million viewers. The CBS TV Studios first-year series failed to earn a back-nine pickup and wrapped its run in January.
Former USA Network stars Daniel Sunjata and Piper Perabo headlined this soapy drama about a defense attorney and a television producer. Despite landing the high-profile Scandal Thursday timeslot between Grey's Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder, the Sony TV series failed to draw eyeballs and saw its episode count reduced from 13 to 10 episodes.
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