Breaking: ABC Cancels Brothers & Sisters, V, Mr. Sunshine, Four Others

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Friday the 13th turned out to be doomsday for Brothers & Sisters and V: ABC has axed both shows. The Alphabet net also pulled the plug on rookie series No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, Better With YouDetroit 1-8-7 and Mr. Sunshine.

Though, as Deadline reported, the network was trying to find a way to bring back B&S for an abridged final season, in the end, the suits elected to free up their post-Desperate Housewives time slot for a new show. As a result, last Sunday’s B&S season finale is now, retroactively, the series’ finale.

V, meanwhile, was on the upswing. Its ratings remained so-so, but after a shaky start, it returned for a second season on solid ground creatively. Heck, it even added to the cast the delectable Jane “Diana” Badler from the ’80s version.

So, are you surprised that the Walkers have popped their last cork? That the aliens are no longer a threat? And which dearly-departed ABC series will you miss the most?

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Comments (526)

  • NO!!! Brothers and Sisters is my favorite show on TV!!! I need my Kevin and Scotty fix!!!!

    Comment by Julio – May 13, 2011 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I will miss Off the Map it was pretty good and getting into a groove.

      Comment by Rockin' – May 13, 2011 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree! OTM was a slow starter, but I definitely think it got better at the end of the season and deserves another season.

        Comment by Lauren – May 13, 2011 12:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Hear, hear. OTM was fun, funny and melodramatic with a setting that enabled some really crazy storylines. I’m going to miss it.

          Comment by Jeff – May 13, 2011 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I figured it was coming, but I’m still both angry and disappointed. Ugh. I really, really liked Off the Map.

        Comment by Jen – May 13, 2011 01:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • OTM was a show that only had a fraction of the ratings of the 13 million per episode “Grey’s Anatomy” and 10 million per episode “Private Practice” Shonda Rhines other two shows.

        She was stretched to thin and outsourced this show to one of her trusted second-in-command at her development compnay. I don’t know if it had nothing to do with it, but with the dual personality scripts (some scripts all the characters shack up – other ones they all break up – at the same time!) it was bound to come back and bite them. They just did not realize it until it was too late. The show was down to under 4 million an episode by the end, and it was a drama following comedy on Wednesday. Happy Endings is doing better in the same slot, and holding more of an audience (and not being in Hawaii for filming with its LA based cast is much cheaper – which does not hurt).

        This was expected and I saw the 13th episode as its final episode. Fortunately, the only thing you don’t know about what happens are basically two that you might care about: 1) Does the woman get a heart in time or not and (2) Do the characters shack up or not? That is about it.

        Comment by AcuraT – May 13, 2011 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Biggest problems with Off The Map.
          1) For a location that supposed to be South America, they sure used a lot of the same iconic sites to film at as LOST.
          2) The regular requirement to translate the patients to English took up on average 25% of each show. That slooooows thiiiiings dowwwwwwwn.
          3) There’s only so many Hispanic Hawaiian actors.

          Comment by Rock Golf – May 13, 2011 09:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Of all the shows I like Off the Map the best. It was developing well. I say keep it and get rid of some of the other stupid ones you have. And there are a ton of those.

        Comment by Cougar – May 13, 2011 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree Private Practice is not what it used to be, and Greys Anatomy is really starting to get old, causing too much drama, you should maintain the characters and introduce new interns that’s what really makes the show.

          Comment by Esther – May 13, 2011 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I love Off the Map it was a very good new show and I just loved Brothers and Sisters.

        Comment by Esther – May 13, 2011 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree. I will miss Tommy and Nina so, so much. Mamie Gummer is amazing. I really hope they give her a regular spot at The Good Wife, at least.

        Comment by Alex – May 13, 2011 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh no. I loved off the map. Was hanging on my seat to make sure two of my favorite characters got to make it through to next season. :(

        Comment by Donna – May 13, 2011 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

        Comment by LINDA – May 19, 2011 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Off the Map was my favorite new one .My daughter and I both loved it. We wanted MORE …

        Comment by Chelle – June 16, 2011 06:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • please bring it back

      Comment by jane – May 13, 2011 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I will miss B&S! It will be missed!

      Comment by Sara – May 13, 2011 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I have watched B&S since day 1 and will miss it terribly. I started watching because I adore SALLY FIELD, and will watch Ken Olin in just about anything. Also became a huge Rachel Griffiths fan. I really enjoyed the relationship between Nora & Saul. So sorry to see Bros & Sis go.

        Comment by Jasmine – May 13, 2011 04:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree with Jasmine, why cancle a good show I adore Sally,Calista,Rob Lowe, and evry one in this series, Carlista and Rob acting so good in this show, and the rest of the crew to, I cry and smile with them. I hope ABC will change their mind, and follow this serie, because it is realy a good show, and I hope they can get back Rob Lowe, because he meens a lot in this show, may be he can get back as tween brother of Robert This show is a part of my life now, I have by the DVD, so I can see them over and over again.Let them come back

          Comment by berit – June 7, 2011 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I can’t believe a well acted, good story line was canceled for some inane show. Wipeout is the stupidest show on any network. Once a again the networks cancels an excellent show and sends viewers to the cable networks for first class entertainment. There isn’t anything on ABC which interests me now.

            Comment by Mary Margaret – September 17, 2011 11:51 PM PDT  
        • I can not believe Brother’s and Sister’s was cancelled ad some of the dumbest shows were not. Was my favorite part of the week I was hoping someone would pick up the show so crazy!!!!

          Comment by Caroline – August 16, 2011 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I am very upset that they cancelled Brothers and Sisters. Very upset. that show kept me alive durng my illness and had more reality in it than any show. pretty soon ABC is going to have no viewers if it keeps shutting dows shows. Every one knows that Brothers * Sisters was the top show. Thank GOD i owe the DVD to go abck and watch them. Just so disappoint in losing the show.

          Comment by Donna – September 13, 2011 04:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I so agree – I loved Brothers and Sisters and had no idea it had been canceled. Have been so excited, waiting for the season premiere. Hard to believe there is SOOOOOOOOOOOO much junk on TV and they cancel a quality show like this. Very sad and disappointed.

            Comment by Brenda – October 2, 2011 09:52 AM PDT  
          • I agree it was the best show ever, it gave smart people something to look forward to. Just loved Sally Fields!

            Comment by tracy – October 12, 2011 08:52 AM PDT  
      • I can’t believe B&S is cancelled. It is one of my favourite shows. I love it. It’s about the only thing I watch on ABC. Sad, sad, sad. :(

        Comment by Ellen – May 13, 2011 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • There has to be a way to uncancel Brothers and Sisters. It is the best show on ABC. Cancel Desparate Housewives instead – it is ridiculous.

          Comment by Mary – May 14, 2011 03:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • … I hope the will “uncancel” Brothers and Sisters…Why would the cancel a popular show?? Not much on A wful B oring C rap .to watch know they have cancelled the reason I watched that station …

            Comment by Camille – May 14, 2011 04:41 PM PDT  
          • I agree with you Mary, how can ABC cancel B&S when there is still trash like Desperate Housewives still on?? Does the term “Flogging a dead horse” not mean anything to the idiots “running” that network?? B&S was a brilliant show and I was shocked when I discovered it had been cancelled and I will miss it terribly.

            Comment by Rich – May 16, 2011 02:51 AM PDT  
          • I’m in complete disgust that they are taking the only show I love and relate to! I’m beyond upset & in shock!!! Please cum back bro & sis:(

            Comment by Mel – May 25, 2011 03:20 AM PDT  
          • I’m thoroughly disappointed that brothers and sisters has been canceled!! I had no idea until I was told a few days after last episode, Sarah’s wedding! I remember thinking what a beautiful season finale not knowing it was actually the ending of a great show! The characters played by exceptional actors/actresses have left a lasting impression

            Comment by Lukas – June 26, 2011 08:14 PM PDT  
          • I agree 100%!!!
            I loved this show!!!
            I’m soooooo sad!!!

            Comment by Morgan Kelly – August 5, 2011 04:33 PM PDT  
          • B&S was an awesom show! and so was no Ordinary family. and they got cancelled?
            those shows were family shows. i hate Desperate Housewives too! thank God this is their last year! How do we got these shows we lke back?

            i was so looking forward to this new season and now i find out this!

            Comment by Lori – September 26, 2011 05:38 PM PDT  
      • Well, apparently this is old news. But I was so bummed when Brother’s & Sisters wasn’t on a couple of weeks ago. Thought they may have changed the time. I loved this show, really, my favorite. How sad not to even have a “finale”. I am deflated. :(

        Comment by Lori – October 24, 2011 09:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I most agree with you. I didn’t even catch they cancelled Brothers & Sisters leading a busy life but always made time for the show. It was my adult time and very disappointed.

          Comment by Pam – October 27, 2011 08:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Big mistake cancelling bros and sisters… Best hour of the sick of so-called reality tv-this show made me laugh and cry, really the best cast that made it so believable as a real family. Sad day

      Comment by Una nulty – May 13, 2011 06:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree. I loved Brothers and Sisters! It was my favorite hour of the week and the first thing I watched on my DVR. I’ve watched since day 1 and am dying to find out what Kitty was going to do about being pregnant. Such a great story line. Loved Kevin & Scotty and their developing family and really want to see how Nora and Brody. So glad Sara asked him to walk her down the aisle.

        Comment by Aj – May 13, 2011 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I am very sad B&S cancelled. Great show and great story line. Loved off the map too. Castle will be the only show I watch on ABC now. Grey’s is getting old. Please bring B&S and OTM back.

          Comment by MiMi – May 16, 2011 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree brothers and sistes was the best and i looked forward to watching a show that did not include violence. I looked forward to watching it every Sunday. Pleae bring it back.

        Comment by dwhitney – May 16, 2011 08:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • 9/25/11
          A Sunday evening and I’m sad without a new season of Brothers and Sisters.

          Comment by Wade Dumbadze – September 25, 2011 07:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I agree!! The new show, Pan Am is boooooooooring!! Bring back brothers and sisters!!

            Comment by julie – September 28, 2011 03:45 PM PDT  
    • I LOVE BOTH Brothers & Sisters AND Off the Map Can’t believe you’re cancelling them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Comment by Andrea Cardenas – May 13, 2011 07:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • PAN AM holds no candle to Brothers and Sisters. This show is totally boring———–please bring Brothers and Sisters back!

        Comment by Lori – October 24, 2011 09:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Julio, I can’t agree with you more! Kevin and Scotty are the best! I am so bummed.

      Comment by Mark – May 13, 2011 10:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree I need my Kevin and Scotty fix. I also want to know what happens with Kitty and Seth! Ugh I hate that they just cancel the show and not give us loyal viewers a real finale!

      Comment by Christina – May 13, 2011 10:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am so mad a ABC! You used to be my favorite station.
      All of my favorites are going: All My Children, Brothers & Sisters
      and Body Of Proof!! I am dispointed in this station.

      Comment by Barbara Sansalone – May 14, 2011 01:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Brothers & Sisters is one of my favorite shows! Retroactive finale???? What does that mean? Why would you let us think it’s coming back in September? Are you Network Executives or hatchet-men? Come on people!!!! Obviously you DO NOT CARE about fans of Brothers & Sisters! Do you really feel all the loose ends have been neatly tied up? You allow us to get excited about Kevin and Scotty’s baby situation and Saul’s partner situation??? You throw in Brody’s daughter….who NO ONE LIKES…..and end the show? What the H***???? I COULD AND WOULD do a BETTER JOB!!!!!!!!!! Do you “suits” even watch Brothers & Sisters????? I hope you get flooded with emails to keep Brothers & Sisters. BTW~whose BONE HEAD idea was it to cancel ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE? DUMB…..TOTALLY DUMB!!!!!!!!!!! Are you unaware of the many long time loyal fans are out there????? I started watching from day 1 as a newlywed in Washington DC. Stunningly DUMB decision!!! Again…no time invested in the show!!! How do you folks get in a position to cancel beloved shows????? What are your credentials? How do you cancel shows that have been on the air 40 years??? I don’t get it!!!! Obviously you don’t LIKE television! I LOVE television (daytime and prime time)
      but I will be watching OWN from now on. Grrrrrrr……

      Comment by D'Arcy Nunn – May 18, 2011 12:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i am so sick of bloody americans ! Great shows like brothers and sisters is axed yet year after year your moronic reality shows go on and on and on !It seems whenever you get into a new show they get axed without even a final wind up of plots ( eg heroes).

      Im done with american shows now
      Until you americans start supporting decent dramas all you will be left with is those mindless drivel reality shows that you all flock to view.

      very sad!

      Comment by Tom – May 18, 2011 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m American but I completely agree with you. I feel really bad for people in other countries who get to watch our shows but then they’re at the mercy of Americans’ poor taste and lousy businessmen.

        I thought Brothers & Sisters was a bad show, but I LOVED watching it, so I actually am sad to see it go. And I wanted to know how Kitty’s pregnancy would pan out, and see what’s going on with Rebecca.

        I really hate TV executives.

        Comment by Chelsea – May 18, 2011 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yes i so agree, if your going to make a show seasons you got to leave it finsihed !!! isnt that the whole idea of seasons. END the season if you are not shaw on making a new one. I loved V and thats what my topic is about, you strung this out to long, in the old V 1980s, total viewing was 7 to 8 hours, ridiculous making all those episodes and basing any future episodes and previous season. its pure GREED !!! MONEY MONEY MONEY !!! they dont make these shows for us they make it for themselvs.

        Medium was my fav show to not a bad series finale.
        The Event has captured me from start till now, very clever writing, you should have used these writers for V, seems to me the writers for V was writing it forthemselves. im so disapointed that V has been cancelled. leaving a cliff hanger like that. Bad writing.

        Comment by samuel jephcote – May 20, 2011 03:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • WHAT???????? Why cancel V?????? I am late in discovering this cancelation! Unique and different than the usual programing. Story and cast were reallllllllly good. SOOOOOOO disappointed!!! I couldn’t wait for it’s return. Bad decision!

          Comment by Rhonda – June 22, 2011 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I just found out about this cancellation, and it made me very disappointed to see one of good quality scifi shows to be canceled at its peak. That last episode was very promising for the future episodes, but I hope they will at least make some V movie to cover rest of the story. Eh, there are still too much haters of scifi in the world.
            Also, what I cannot understand was that Desperate Housewives, with their sooo immoral view of life could take over tender show as B&S. What that makes of ABC? Their next project should be some reality show with kill your neighbor theme?

            Comment by Nedjon – June 23, 2011 10:56 PM PDT  
          • I SO AGREE!!! Programming execs seem to keep shows that appeal to the lowest common denominator i.e., bickering reality personalities with no real talent instead of giving people like us intelligent original TV that provokes our minds. Shame on you ABC for not considering those of us who are fans of talented writing, acting, character development, i.e. shows worth our investment of time!!!

            Comment by Gwen LauderHayes – June 24, 2012 10:14 PM PDT  
    • I am truly dismayed at ABC for this very “lacking in integrity” approach to cancelling a series. This series was one of the most “real”,”honest”, and “no holds barred” family drama that ever aired. So many topics that, at one time, might have been considered “taboo” or “too risky” for primetime television, were explored and openly discussed. This show was quality television at its best and deserved far better than the network decided to afford it. Yes, advertisers and money are the main focus of television broadcasting, since ~ yes, let’s face it, folks ~ it is a “for-profit” business venture. Yet, with that said, this show featured myriad examples of life situations that we all face, have faced, and / or could relate to. “Brothers and Sisters” has been one of my “touchstones” from Day One and I exercise to the past episodes during my treadmill workouts. For my part, I am deeply saddened and shocked. The entire “Saul” character and the complexity of that character plus Saul and Jonathan’s budding romance was a wonderful example of new storylines that could have been explored and developed. I am deeply saddened at this turn of events. Thank You for publishing my thoughts. P. J. Schumacher

      Comment by P. J. SCHUMACHER – May 19, 2011 10:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I like ur show

        Comment by erick estrada – June 4, 2011 12:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Mr Sunshine was a genuinely unique show with a ton of potential. It was really funny and absolutely original. I’m sad to see it go. I now have no reason to watch anything on ABC… Viewer lost!!!

      Comment by Lebron James – May 25, 2011 09:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am sincerely going to miss this show. I honestly believed if they were give a weekday spot maybe the station would have reconsider the show going on… but such great stars with great chemistry, sad to not see them..

      Comment by Cindy Rodriguez – June 2, 2011 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

      Comment by connie b – July 6, 2011 07:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m so very upset, that ABC chose to cancel B&S. It was first on my list of TV-Oed shows. Please ABC rethink this decision. I cannot live without Kevin & Scotty. One of the few wholesome shows on the tube. I’m hoping they will at least have a show to rap up the Walker family story. I have been seeing several of the cast on other shows, which lead me to believe that B&S was cancelled. Maybe the show will go to the internet? Great show, so sorry to see it go.

      Comment by JoJo – September 28, 2011 06:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree with everyone else about B&S Wt!!!!!!!!!!!!! What are you thinking abc? great show

        Comment by TONI – October 2, 2011 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My whole family was ripped right way from me like a sudden death. Bring them back. i have watched this show from day one, and i want it back on the air, NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Comment by carla – October 2, 2011 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Brothers and Sisters was an intelligent, well written show that provided entertainment for a wide age range of viewers. It reminded me of Thirty Something. I was so unprepared for it being cancelled. I am in mourning.

      Comment by Dobie Diekmann – October 4, 2011 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s almost a given that if I like a show, it will be canceled. ABC is making a HUGE mistake with Brothers and Sisters. Sad day (since I finally figured out why they have not had a season opener). They give us stupid fluff in exchange? REVENGE? Seriously????? I’m canceling my cable service. DONE with TV.

      Comment by Mary – October 13, 2011 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • im so pissed that abc cancelled brothers and sisters–who made that decsion should be fired!!! The show related to real family issues–I see why they cancelled V –but everyone grasps the real life tv situations–Abc im very disapointed with you and so are a millions of other viewers–im going to watch less abc cause I know if i get to love a show Abc will just cancell it

      Comment by GIL – October 30, 2011 10:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Finally found a great show i enjoy watching and cant get enough of,And you pull the plug!!!Dont do it!!!Bring it back!!

      Comment by colleen – July 5, 2012 06:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gutted about Brothers & Sisters, I only watched because it reminded me of my own family, pity…it had moments of such intense honesty, very real in some cases.

    Comment by Dominic – May 13, 2011 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Watch Parenthood now! I find it to be painfully realistic sometimes. And Ausiello loves it.

      Comment by Stephanie – May 13, 2011 01:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I LOVE Parenthood. I think they handle humor better than Brothers & Sisters without going overboard.

        Comment by Chelsea – May 18, 2011 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow.

    Comment by Sally – May 13, 2011 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • How can they cancel BETTER WITH YOU!?!? I like Happy Endings and all but BTY is way funnier and had much better ratings! It was the best new comedy of the season. What the crap is wrong with you, ABC?!?!

      Comment by joblo – May 13, 2011 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Actually Happy Endings ratings were slightly better. And airing in a much more difficult timeslot.

        Comment by Steven – May 13, 2011 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i loved better with you and thought it was safe it had solid ratings for a first season :( it was one of the best pilots of the season

        Comment by Amalie – May 14, 2011 12:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I am also saddened by the cancelation of Better With You. It has a talented cast and the jokes are funnier than on some other ABC shows. I kept hoping that ABC’s PTB would realize the potential this show has and keep it.

        Comment by lacey – May 14, 2011 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I love it too! With happy endings, those are the best new comedy shows. Sad they don’t give it a chance

          Comment by Soph – May 15, 2011 12:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Loved Better with you too. It will be missed!

        Comment by Lisa London – May 15, 2011 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • OMG! I totally agree! its so sad that there won’t be anymore hillarious Better With You. I am starting to lose any intrest in this network at all!

        Comment by Hannah Horne – May 30, 2011 07:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • B&S was such a amazing show the first 2 season then they had to ruin it by bringing in Ryan who was such a horrible character

    Comment by ggny – May 13, 2011 12:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i agree with that, that’s actually when i stopped watching, so i’m not really disappointed. I’m more disappointed that No Ordinary Family got canceled, it had a rough start but near the end it started getting real good. honestly, good riddance to V, it annoyed the crap out of me every episode lol Off The Map and Mr. Sunshine were also good but i can do without

      Comment by Kevin – May 13, 2011 01:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree about ‘V.’ They lost me when they started trying to appease the religious-right with their “human soul” crap. Quit watching it then. It was SCI-FI ABC… not The 700 Nubs.

        Comment by Jim – May 13, 2011 07:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It seems like people only go for the shows where there is sex and bad language while good shows like V get the axe

          Comment by Cora – May 20, 2011 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • >They lost me when they started trying to appease the religious-right with their “human soul” crap.

          The religious right? Too funny. By this, I guess you mean the VAST majority of mankind who believe humans are endowed with a soul? You see this as pandering to a fringe group? Really? For what it’s worth, I thought it a thought provoking perspective. The only thing that separates us from the reptiles is our soul, our emotions, all that which makes us truly human. I enjoyed every minute of V, it’s beyond a pity that a show with such as-yet unexploited potential has been unceremoniously canned, all the more after leaving fans on such a precipice of expectation. Foolishness of monumental proportions, indeed.

          Comment by Douglas Hollis – June 7, 2011 01:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I have to agree about Ryan’s arrival being the point of no return. There was absolutely no need for yet another illegitimate child of William, and I never understood his Dad’s need to try to tear the company down. I’m still confused by that.

      Comment by A Noun – May 13, 2011 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree I did not like the Ryan character on Brothers and Sisters. Ruined the show I believe.

      Comment by Esther – May 13, 2011 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well…Even more reason to not watch ABC since they canceled their daytime soaps. Now we can add Brothers and Sisters and V, two of my other favorite shows. But, heck…I don’t count since I’m outside of their prime demographic. Maybe Snookie will be available to star in a reality show for them in those time slots…or teen moms…

    Comment by Marsha – May 13, 2011 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ITA Marsha..what with them cancelling AMC and OLTL (which was making money) I really don’t understand who they think is going to be watching their new REALITY show lineup. I loved Brothers and Sisters but will be happy watching TNT and USA summer lineups. However, it will be interesting to see what they replace all these cancelled with.. You know that Disney owns ABC so maybe we will be watching cartoons..

      Comment by Rachel Pierce – May 13, 2011 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • AMEN. they can keep all these other crappy shows, but cancel the good ones. Where is the logic in that????

      Comment by Debi – May 13, 2011 03:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought they had confirmed V already?

    Comment by Jac – May 13, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Though, the last episode that aired did feel very much like a season finale with Nora’s narration at the end. Still, this makes me sad…as I think the show still had plenty of stories to tell.

    Comment by KBC – May 13, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • KBC –> agreed.

      Although I can’t now remember exactly what Nora said, I, too, thought it fitting if this was indeed (sadly) the series finale.

      Comment by Robb – May 13, 2011 12:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No! Not V. Please say you’re kidding.

    Comment by iwe – May 13, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was really hoping they’d give Brothers & Sisters a proper send off next season. And V was really good by the end of it’s second season. These have been the most disappointing cancellations so far. Ugh.

    Comment by ProudTVJunkie – May 13, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Noooooooo! V! I love that show. Yes its hokey but I loved it nontheless.

    I can’t say I’m truly surprised though – and I appreciate ABC investing 2 seasons into it when they didn’t have to.

    Now I’m hoping the cancelling of V means the karma has gone to a renewal of Hellcats (yes different network I know – hence the karma)

    Comment by pv – May 13, 2011 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • What the heck is Hellcats? Never heard of it.

      Comment by Jeff – May 14, 2011 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m going to miss the Walkers!!! :(

    Comment by Jennifer – May 13, 2011 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was really hoping this would be a hold over, but then again, we are talking about ABC. They never give new shows a chance and don’t hold on to veteran shows that people have become invested in. It’s gotten so bad with them that I never watch any new shows they put on until I’m sure they are going to last more than 2-3 shows.

    That being said, even though it seemed very rushed to tie up loose ends, I did truly enjoy the finale. Nora narrating and her fabulous family dancing to “Born this Way.” I’m going to miss them come fall.

    Comment by Dee – May 13, 2011 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m really tired of comments like this. ABC gave Brothers and Sisters a year it didn’t really deserve this year, and the ratings for V stunk so bad that the second season should be considered a bonus. All of the shows on this list were ratings challenged, but all were allowed to run out their season.

      Comment by ger – May 13, 2011 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m kinda pissed about V. It got really good this season, especially since they offer Tyler! I want answers, dammit!

    Comment by Lana – May 13, 2011 12:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was really enjoying V too. Sorry to see it go.

      Comment by Deb – May 13, 2011 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i’m not even a big fan of sci fi.. but i thought V was excellent.. and the ending of series 2 was mind blowingly good… it’s gotta continue, somehow.

        Comment by Stone Skull – November 12, 2011 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hey, V got a little closure. Tyler is dead finally. So is Jane “Diana” Badler from the 80s show. Everyone on earth is frozen, and the aliens take over with some resistance like out fo Terminator 3 – the end. What else do we need for the low rated show?

      I liked V as well, but its time was up.

      Comment by AcuraT – May 13, 2011 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • What is it with cancelling sci-fi shows part way through the story, we had this with caprica, Star Gate Universe and now V.

        Well I guess the worlds TV stations just want to make mass marketed reality rubbish with no realy creative imagination, or boring soaps…yawwn time to sell the TV.

        Such ashame about V as the second series was quite good, now we will never see marc singer return propely to the show.

        Comment by Ulysses – May 20, 2011 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • the list of shows cancelled this way is endless

          as a sci/fi fanatic it drives me insane but is something unfortunately i have come to live with.

          networks will never understand that ratings and sci/fi just dont mix and considering what they did to V at the start is no wonder. i am still glad to have seen what i did and like many others the season 2 finale left me hanging for more. Hopefully Project Alice will get some results and another network will pick it up or at least let them finish it off properly.

          Seriously thou ABC realise Sci/Fi and ratings DO NOT MIX the people that made this decision should be the ones canned, not the shows we enjoy watching.

          Incomming sarcasm *****yey for another charlies angels reboot*****

          Comment by Chris – August 3, 2011 11:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show sealed its fate when it decided to pair up Justin and Rebecca. The show wasn’t perfect, but when the original creator left, the show lost its heart, and became a copy of every other drama that’s on the air. Just compare how smart and independent the female characters, especially Kitty, were during the first season to how they looked last season.

    Comment by Mimi – May 13, 2011 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sooo many things that were supposed to happen if the writers of Brothers & Sisters had known they were getting cancelled (Rebecca would have returned for Justin, etc. etc.). This is disgusting.

    Comment by Mark – May 13, 2011 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought about this too!!! I wanted to see Jusbecca reunite for the end!!!!!

      Comment by Rachel – May 15, 2011 05:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brothers and sisters was one of my very shows during the first season. Too bad they exchanged showtunners. The concept was watered down during the last sweats. As much as I love Kevin & Scottty, Nora and Sarah, many story lines were ridiculous. However: form my pov B&S was even during the last season much better than Desperate Housewives, which is a parody of its former self. Thank god there is still Parenthood which grew stronger and stronger recently. HopeNZbC sticks to he show next season.

    Comment by tomtom – May 13, 2011 12:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Comment by Leo – May 13, 2011 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was time for Brothers and Sisters to go. Creatively, the series peaked in Season 3. For the last 2 years the series had been repeating itself with only a few bright spots here and there.

    Comment by Jimmy – May 13, 2011 12:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t believe they cancelled V! Networks are the real reason people are not buying tvs. outside of sports, we are only left with Reality TV!

    Comment by maxrobes – May 13, 2011 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Probably a long shot, but are there any rumblings that a 2-hour wrapup movie could be a possibility for B&S? I just think with an Emmy-winning show that did perform well for a few seasons, they could really do some kind of proper send-off. So happy about Chuck, though. A proper final season is perfect. I feel as though all the Chuck stories will be done by then.

    Comment by Parker – May 13, 2011 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with the idea of a movie to wrap things up and give it a proper send off.

      Comment by amc – May 13, 2011 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooooo! NOT V! It wasn’t finished, it had so many cliffhangers :( NOOOOOOO!
    They probably give us that stupid fairy tale show Once upon a time for V now :P I hate that show already :( Die! Die! Die!

    Comment by Miri – May 13, 2011 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I feel like I’m probably the only person who will miss Off The Map – but it was SUCH a guilty pleasure show for me. Kinda bummed, I was just really starting to like, and get to know, all of the characters.

    Comment by keila – May 13, 2011 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • you are not the only one who will miss OTM i loved that show

      Comment by louise – May 13, 2011 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so sad about B&S. When I was watching the season finale, I thought to myself about how it had a finality to it. And now I find out ABC cancelled it. :(

    Comment by Josie – May 13, 2011 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Darn. I loved Detroit 1-8-7. Between that and Life on Mars, poor Michael Imperioli just can’t get a break.

    Comment by reb – May 13, 2011 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me, too. We must have been the only two watching. Detroit 1-8-7 was hands-down the best cop show on TV, except maybe Southland. Michael Imperioli was fantastic, as were the other actors. The cases were gritty without having to see the bloody body and autopsied corpse. The Detroit location was a refreshing change from LA and NY. It had fine acting and well-written stories — wow, I guess that’s a recipe for cancellation at ABC. At least they wrapped the season with closure for most of the storylines.

      Comment by Jenks – May 13, 2011 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I am with the 2 of you. This was a GREAT show and I can’t understand why more people didn’t watch. Was it not promoted correctly or was it not dumbed down enough for most viewers? I knew it would be cancelled but I am still bummed. This was one of the first showed I actually looked forward to every week. Can’t wait to see the crap they replace it with next season.

        Comment by Deena – May 13, 2011 02:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I too loved Detroit 1-8-7, but I had a feeling it was a goner. Especially after they killed off the hot younger cop. I loved the different setting and that each character was unique.

        Comment by Elizabeth – May 13, 2011 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree 100%. Detroit 1-8-7 was an amazing show. I don’t even enjoy cop shows, but I watched cuz I love Imperioli. I ended up continuing to watch because it was just such a great show. As you said, the acting was great and it was well-written. I just could not be more bummed right now. Disappointing.

        Comment by Jen – May 14, 2011 05:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • glad to finally see some love for 187…. imperioli was by far the best best cop ‘character’ on tv…with chicago code cop jarek wysocki (another cancelled series)a close second… also loved life on mars and hated to see that one go

      Comment by faithfulfan – May 14, 2011 06:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I whole heartedly agree that this is a huge disappointment. I blame the network for not backing it well. It sickens me that we were subjected to countless “No Ordinary Family” commercials, when I hardly ever saw one for Detroit.

      I agree with Jenks’ opinion on Detroit being a great location. I loved that this show didn’t try to hide the bad parts of the city, and even incorporated it in some of the storylines.

      I think ABC execs are lost and haven’t a clue what good TV is. They are almost as bad as FOX.

      Comment by Jon – July 28, 2011 03:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The season finale ended up working better as a series finale then I thought it would so I guess it could be worse. The show did run out of steam so its not like there were many stories left to tell.

    Comment by anonymous – May 13, 2011 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So sad. B&S was one of the best shows on TV. I LOVE that show.

    Comment by Dezden – May 13, 2011 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am going to miss “V” a lot, especially Charles Mesure as Kyle Hobbes.

    Comment by Betty Stinson – May 13, 2011 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The last episode of V was so good! I’m very disappointed that it won’t be back.

    Comment by Pam – May 13, 2011 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m SOO bummed about “V” and really hope ABC reconsiders, or another network picks it up. It was doing so well in season 2 with gripping storylines and a sci-fi type of entertainment we have far too little of these days on regular tv. I’m aggravated at the way networks these days wisk shows aside just as they hook us in, and they usually do so on a cliffhanger. They don’t seem to have much concern for the viewers.

      Comment by Rob – May 13, 2011 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t believe they cancelled Brothers and Sisters. I loved that show, it was one of my favorites. I am so sad! I can’t believe DH is still on, but B & S is gone. THey should have at least let them finish the series out and not just let it end without giving us any closure. So not cool.

    Comment by LTA – May 13, 2011 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so sad for both shows :( they both are lovely

    Comment by Jake – May 13, 2011 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really liked Off the Map and Mr. Sunshine. I was looking forward to them coming back. :(

    Comment by Jennie – May 13, 2011 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sad about Mr. Sunshine, I thought it had potential and I really like Matthew Perry :(

      Comment by Shazza – May 13, 2011 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I, too will miss both shows. they were well made and the only decent thing on ABC’s line-up on Wednesdays! (I detest all the other comedies!)

      Comment by ncmacasl – May 13, 2011 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That was an amazing episode. If it had to be the last, at least it was a great one.

    Comment by allie d – May 13, 2011 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brothers and Sisters was my favorite show. This is kinda upsetting.

    Comment by Lisa – May 13, 2011 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Im gutted, ima miss the Walkers, but hey, at least over on NBC we still have the Bravermans :)

    Comment by Rachel – May 13, 2011 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brothers & Sisters was mostly unbearable to watch this year.The writing was very poor. And they ran out of ideas. How many siblings had to thru the WHO’S MY DADDY guessing game?

    I thought the final ep this season was a perfect ending. So I am AOK with the cancellation.

    Comment by Entertainment2u-Twitter – May 13, 2011 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They should get rid of Desperate Housewives.
    It’s been HORRIBLE !!

    The Housewives storyline has become Desperate and not in a funny way.

    Comment by Laurel – May 13, 2011 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow. In one fell swoop, ABC has wiped out all of my reason for watching that network.

    Comment by Sora – May 13, 2011 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i totally agree,,loved B%S,V,OTM and i liked the show called THE WHOLE TRUTH which is another show ABC didn’t give a chance to

      Comment by loiuise – May 13, 2011 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brothers and Sisters, No Ordinary Family AND Mr. Sunshine all cancelled? FAIL!

    Comment by Patty – May 13, 2011 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Whatever, good riddance to V. One of the worst shows I’ve ever watched. I feel really bad for Liz Mitchell though, she’s so talented and deserved better.

    Comment by Kim – May 13, 2011 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There really should be a network TV law that states if a show is on the air for at least three seasons, it is allowed a minimum of six episodes to wrap up after told they are canceled. It’s a shame shows like Brothers & Sisters can go on for 5 years, or Heroes for 4, and still not get to put an ending to their series. Not fair, not right.

    Comment by Jerome Wetzel – May 13, 2011 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So with V, the aliens win. Show’s over. Wow.

    Comment by Krillian – May 13, 2011 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Please bring back V. There are very few shows that are creative.

      Comment by calvin lawrence – November 14, 2011 10:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not surprised. It was getting worse and worse. First Tommy left, then Rebecca, then Holly lost her mind and the final straw was Robert dying. The show was doomed when that happened. It had lost its magic touch… Stories went from bad to unbearable; Justin/Rebecca splitting, silly Saul story lines, Ojah sold, Sarah/Luc had no chemistry at all and the golden couple Kitty/Robert ended. Unfortunately because it used to be one of my favorite shows… I enjoyed four amazing seasons but after watching parts of the time warp and seeing Kitty flirting with another man, I quit watching. Robert’s death was the final straw. What a pity. It was so promising. It could have gone on for years and years if they had continued the amazing writing they had done these first seasons. Too bad, it wasn’t meant to be.

    Comment by Caro – May 13, 2011 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well said Caro! It went off the rails big time. I watched it this past Sunday for the first time since show one or two of the season and was disappointed and homesick for the show at its best. Holly’s leaving was the last straw for me. That character and her frenemy relationship with Nora was among the last compelling things they had. And I’m with the person that dogged that Justin/Rebecca pairing. Ewww. And THEN to bring in Ryan? And then to have Sarah have a different daddy? Oh please. Put it out of it’s misery because many of those actors don’t deserve it. (It’s funny, I loved Ally McBeal and B&S but I do not love Calista as much as I’ve really, really tried.)

      Oh and I do have discount leather goods for sale. Just kidding! I shop at Target.

      Comment by Michelle – May 13, 2011 02:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I actually liked Mr. Sunshine and thought No Ordinary Family had potential… The former had yet to hit its stride and the latter needed some better writing. Oh well.

    Comment by mst3k – May 13, 2011 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No Ordinary Family always seemed like it would be a better fit on ABC Family. I’m not dissing it… I watched it… but it always gave me that kind of vibe.

      Comment by Walrus – May 13, 2011 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • We need a show that children can watch with their parents. Please draw the line in the sand and take a stand and build the moral charactor of our children. I know the name of the game is MONEY, but the price is to high. What is planted in the mind and hearts of children will come out in the charactor later.

      Comment by Laura – August 4, 2011 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sad about B&S but happy the season finale was good enough to serve as a series finale so there are no big cliffhangers. It is too bad as they were just getting back on track after mistakes like Ryan.
    I guess I am the only one who is going to miss Mr. Sunshine which was a smart, clever, original comedy so of course it was axed.
    I did watch guilty pleasure Off the Map but no big loss.

    Comment by Allison – May 13, 2011 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was hoping that they would give V another season.

    Comment by Nina – May 13, 2011 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • V was my favourite Show!!It’s a shame to cancel V!!Screw you ABC!!!

    Comment by Florenzo – May 13, 2011 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sorry to see V go. It was getting much better. I wish they would could do a wrap-up movie or mini. I know that both types of story telling are dead on network tv but I really want to see Erica kick some V hiney.

    Comment by Kim – May 13, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I completely agree. Couldn’t ABC give V at least a few more episodes to wrap things up properly?
      This is the worst Friday 13th ever!

      Comment by Phoenix – May 13, 2011 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I kind of liked Mr. Sunshine, though I didn’t specifically tune in to watch. I’ve always liked Allison Janney. I hope Matt Perry can straighten himself out.

    I’m a pretty enthusiastic sci-fi fan, but I just never got into V; too many better choices out there and too little time (though syfy, or whatever they’re calling themselves today — the wrasslin’, cookin’, cra ptacular channel — weeded some of the shows I liked.

    Comment by Robert Lowell Russell – May 13, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will miss Brothers & Sisters and Off the Map the most. The former was my feelgood show and the latter started to grow on me half way through it’s first season. Quite a shame.

    Comment by LV – May 13, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I saw it coming… I had hoped for that short season. I’ll miss OTM too… :-(

      Comment by Anna – May 13, 2011 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOOO.

    Comment by Sourabh – May 13, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am missing Brothers & Sisters –WHY !! when a show so great is taken off the aired and the audience’s have no input in it ,even if we write our opinion then —do you really care about US.


      Comment by thelma pierce – October 14, 2012 06:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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