CNN has canceled Crossfire—again—amid reports of around 300 layoffs at the network.
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AMC is refocusing on scripted content, thereby canceling nearly all of its reality shows. Specifically, the network will continue to air Talking Dead, the promotional companion to The Walking Dead, and Comic Book Men, with all other unscripted projects coming to an end.
“Scripted originals are at the core of the AMC brand,” AMC said in a statement. “Iconic shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead have driven AMC’s evolution into a must-have television network. We are proud of our efforts in unscripted programming and the unique worlds we have been able to introduce, but in an environment of exploding content options for viewers, we have decided to make scripted programming our priority.”
In terms of scripted shows, AMC has multiple upcoming projects to fill its time, from Badlands to Better Call Saul, and a potential companion series to The Walking Dead, among others. And given the success of its scripted work and the solid performance of AMC movies, the network has decided to cut the least valuable player from its lineup.
After a three-season run, Dallas has been canceled.
TNT announced on Friday that the primetime soap opera, a reboot of the 1980s classic, will not be returning for a fourth season.
“TNT has decided not to renew Dallas. We are extremely proud of the series, which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga. We want to thank everyone involved with the show, from the extraordinary cast to the impeccable production team, led by the show’s creative forces, [executive producers] Cynthia Cidre and Mike Robin,” a TNT spokesperson said in a statement. “We especially want to thank the people of Dallas for their warm and generous hospitality during the production of the series.”
While the reboot kicked off with impressive ratings in 2012, its viewership shrank after the death of Larry Hagman, who had reprised his pivotal role of J.R. Ewing, in November 2012. The 81-year-old was filming the second season of the show at the time. In addition to Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray were also among the cast members from the original series. New to the series for the reboot were Juan Pablo Di Pace, Julie Gonzalo, Brenda Strong, Josh Henderson, Jordana Brewster, and Jesse Metcalfe.
A&E has canceled Longmire after three seasons, EW has confirmed.
The modern western starred Robert Taylor as the unflappable and recently widowed sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. The third season capped off with 3.7 million viewers and 0.6 in the 18-49 demographic, down from its season 2 finale.
Discovery has canceled Sons of Guns in the wake of its star Will Hayden being charged with the rape of a child, EW has confirmed.
Hayden was first arrested earlier this month for the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl. After being released on bail, he was arrested again on Tuesday and charged with aggravated rape.
TV Land is saying goodbye to Kirstie.
EW has confirmed that Kirstie Alley’s latest sitcom has been canceled. Kirstie followed a Tony Award-winning diva (Alley) whose life was turned upside down when the son she gave up for adoption 26 years prior showed up on her doorstep. The series aired for one season, which ended in February.
Nickelodeon has canceled Sam & Cat, with last Saturday’s episode serving as its series finale. The show lasted one season.
Sam & Cat, a spinoff starring iCarly‘s Jennette McCurdy and Victorious‘ Ariana Grande, followed two best friends who had an after-school babysitting business. Created by Dan Schneider, the man behind All That and Drake & Josh, the show seemed like a sure thing. But after a successful series premiere, a 40-episode order, a production hiatus in April, rumors of co-star feuds, and more, Nickelodeon has pulled the plug.
Grande addressed the cancellation on social media, saying: “I want to thank Nickelodeon for making a childhood dream of mine come true, for being a family to me, for being so accommodating and supportive of my multitasking with my music career, and for of course introducing me to many of my fans however many years ago. I want to thank Dan Schneider for allowing me to play such a special, beautiful character who I hid behind for so long.”
CNN host Piers Morgan issued one last plea for U.S. gun control as he wrapped up his show’s three-year run.
Morgan devoted the prime-time show’s final minutes Friday night to the issue that he said has been a “consistent and often very controversial” part of Piers Morgan Live.
The British-born host cited gun violence statistics and expressed dismay that mass shootings including those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., haven’t led to stricter laws.
Morgan blamed politicians that he said had been bullied into “cowardly” silence by a gun lobby led by the National Rifle Association.
The fairy tale’s over. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is not coming back next season.
This is no surprise given its performance, but ABC confirmed the news Friday. The network actually told fans Thursday night that next week’s episode was the “series finale” instead of “season finale,” but interestingly the news is just really taking off now (when “only” 3.3 million watch a show, guess it takes a while for the news to spread).
The Once Upon a Time spin-off was conceived as a stand-alone one-season story, but the hope was a new tale in the same world could launch next season. All the episodes will have aired. The show struggled throughout its run at 8 p.m. on Thursday nights. The Sunday night flagship series Once Upon a Time, while not officially ordered for next season, is fully expected to continue.
UPDATE: And just because Wonderland has been canceled doesn’t mean Once Upon couldn’t spin-off again. So that’s our poll: Which Disney-owned land should Once Upon spin-off next? READ FULL STORY
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