TV Cancellations 2016

TV's Bloody Thursday: 12 Shows Cancelled — Which One Hurt the Most?

The bloodshed appears to be over — for now.

A total of 12 broadcast series were dispatched to TV’s graveyard on Thursday as the major networks began cleaning house in advance of next week’s fall presentations (aka the Upfronts). The body count was highest at ABC, which axed series both established (CastleNashville) and fledgling (The Muppets, The Family).

Fox, which had a dearth of bubble shows, pulled the plug on rookie comedies The Grinder, Grandfathered, Bordertown and Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life.

CBS got in on the act early, whacking CSI: Cyber — its last remaining CSI property — after two abbreviated (and low-rated) seasons) this morning.

The good news? Thursday is over. The bad news? The next 72 hours will likely bring additional cancellations (review our 2016 Renewal Scorecard for a complete rundown of the remaining in-limbo series).

But there’s no sense worrying about what could be. Let’s spend our time stressing about what already is. It’s in that spirit that we direct you to the poll below. We lost a lot of shows today, kids. Which fatal blow hit you hardest? Think long and hard about the options and then cast your ballot. And then head to the comments to explain your choice.