Networks Axing Great Shows, Victims Include ‘AMW’, ‘Brothers & Sisters’
ABC is pulling the plug on two of my favorites: “Brothers & Sisters” and “Detroit 1-8-7″. The gritty cop show’s cancellation doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as it may have been more of a regional hit. But the Walker family? Really? BuddyTV reports that ABC has also canceled “V”, “No Ordinary Family”, “Off the Map”, “Better With You” and “Mr. Sunshine”.
Today, Fox announced good news for Criminals: “America’s Most Wanted” will be done after 23 seasons. AMW has assisted in the capture of well over 1,000 fugitives, has reasonable ratings, but high production costs are being cited for its demise. Fox plans to air four “Wanted” specials next season, and EW predicts that the franchise could end up on a different network.
This is in addition to the cuts announced by the Fox network last week.
Last month, ABC endured criticism when it announced the cancellation of long-running soaps, “One Life To Live” and “All My Children”.