Amidst a flurry of series orders and renewals, we're also hearing bad news for some series. For CBS, the ax has fallen on CSI: NY, Golden Boy and Vegas. For NBC, The New Normal joins Go On among the freshman comedies cancelled. And for ABC, Happy Endings has been axed, though there may be some hope for that one as there's talk of USA possibly rescuing the friends-centered comedy.
According to EW, CBS has cancelled CSI spinoff CSI: New York after a nine-season run. The procedural, which starred Gary Sinise, may have run its course, while the same cannot be said for newcomers Vegas and Golden Boy, both of which debuted this past season, but apparently failed to garner the kind of ratings CBS looks for in a drama. Vegas was averaging 12 million viewers, while Golden Boy was bringing in just shy of 10 million. Those numberes might be considered high on another network, but by comparison to some of CBS' other shows - NCIS brings in between 16-20 million viewers an episode this season- it's on the lower end. That said, there are still going to be a lot of TV viewers disappointed by this news.
And then there's ABC's Happy Endings. The comedy struggled more than ever in its third season, particularly when ABC started shifting it around, first from Wednesdays to Tuesdays and then from Tuesdays to Sundays, then Sundays to Fridays. It's no wonder the comedy was only able to secure a couple million viewers per episode in the end. There's been talk of USA picking up the comedy, but as TVLine points out, no deal has been in place at this time. Let's cross our fingers that USA will see the potential in this series and rescue it just as TBS rescued Cougar Town!
Update: (via EW) Also cancelled at ABC are drama series Red Widow and Reba McEntire's Malibu Country.
Another update (via TVLine) ABC has also cancelled Body of Proof, Family Tools and How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life).
TVLine reports that The New Normal is joining 1600 Penn, Guys with Kids, Deception, Up All Night, Whitney and Rock Center among the cancelled series. Go On was also cancelled. At this rate, NBC's comedy line-up is looking pretty sparse, though we know Parks and Recreation will be back, and so will Community.