Casualties In The Network Cancellation Bloodbath, Ranked From Least To Most Heartbreaking

05.13.16 2 years ago 28 Comments
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Hey, do you have a television show on ABC or Fox? I bet you don’t! Because odds are — I’ve checked the math — you never had one in the first place, but even if you did, you probably don’t after yesterday. Both networks pulled out the guillotine and lined up just about every show on the bubble for a beheading processional. And other networks got in on the action, too. It was a bit of a bloodbath.

Some of the cancellations were met with a collective “meh” from the viewing public, but some of them… man, some of them hurt. Here’s a rundown of the casualties, from least to most painful.

12. Bordertown

Bordertown probably looked like a hit on paper when Fox put it into production. It was an animated comedy from one of their biggest stars (Seth MacFarlane), with a notable member of the Simpsons voice cast in the lead (Hank Azaria), focusing on a very timely issue of the day (U.S./Mexico relations). It’s almost like it was created by a Fox Mad Lib. Then it debuted and… splat.

11. The Family

The Family was weird because it got kinda decent reviews and had a solid cast, and I don’t think I have ever met a single person who watched a single episode. I don’t even think I saw a story about it after the premiere, and I do this as a job. Probably not a good sign!

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