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2008 TV Cancellations - RIP October Road, Journeyman And Men In Trees (UPDATED!)

May is a tough month for TV. While spring marks the time of year when the TV networks make the decision to pick up and renew most of their series, it’s also the time of year when shows are cut. As this week is upfront week for the major networks, we can expect to hear plenty of big news (some good, some bad) for TV. Unfortunately, we have a whole list of bad news.

We already knew of a few of the cancellations but thanks to The LA Times, here’s the list of the shows that have been given the boot by their respective networks so far:


Miss Guided

Women's Murder Club


Big Shots


Just For Laughs

Notes From the Underbelly

Oprah's Big Give

Men in Trees

Cashmere Mafia

October Road


Back to You

Canterbury's Law

New Amsterdam



The Next Great American



The Return of Jezebel James


Las Vegas

1 Vs 100


Clash of the Choirs

My Dad is Better than Your Dad



The Singing Bee


Bionic Woman



Welcome to the Captain


Kid Nation

Secret Talents of the Stars Viva Laughlin Power of 10


The CW

Aliens in America

Beauty and the Geek


CW Now


Life Is Wild

Online Nation

Pussycat Dolls Present

Of the cancelled shows listed above, so far ABC’s October Road and NBC’s Journeyman are the only ones I’m really going to miss. Journeyman had a lot of potential but unfortunately it also had a crappy timeslot. October Road started out rocky for me and I almost gave up on it entirely but then it hit its stride and since then, I’d really started to enjoy it. As for all of the other series, I can’t say I’m really all that disappointed that they’re gone. I'm somewhat disappointed and a little surprised that Miss Guided got cut (E!'s Kristin Dos Santos seemed pretty optimistic about that one so I figured we'd be seeing more of this show). How about you? Are you devastated over the loss of New Amsterdam, Men In Trees or any of the other shows listed above?

5/23/2008 - - Thanks to E!'s Kristin Dos Santos's spoiler blog, we've added the rest of the canceled shows, including the CW's list.