Television

From Mindy Project to The Following, major network cancel shows

This week major networks announced which shows will be staying, and which will be removed from the primetime lineup. A few of the now-doomed series might come as a surprise, like FOX’s ‘The Mindy Project’ cancellation, while others you may have forgotten were even series at all. There are quite a number of shows that are getting the axe this year, including NBC’s ‘Constantine’ and ‘State of Affairs,’ which brought back Katherine Heigl to primetime for a short while. Both shows were cancelled this week, joining the already cancelled NBC series “Marry Me,” “About a Boy,” “One Big Happy” “A to Z” and “Bad Judge.”

Jumping to Fox, viewers won’t find “The Following” next season, so you will have to get your Kevin Bacon fix somewhere else. Rainn Wilson’s comedy-drama ‘Backstrom’ was cancelled as well, but we don’t think that cancellation will come as a surprise to many FOX viewers. It was already reported that ‘Mulaney’ won’t be returning to FOX, after it shut-down late last year. The FOX reality series ‘Utopia’ was a gigantic disaster for the network, it won’t be coming back in this society, or the next.

As we mentioned earlier, ‘The Mindy Project’ was also removed from next year’s schedule. Having shows jump from cancellation to video-streaming services is still new territory for networks, so it’s difficult to predict which shows might make the switch to Hulu or Yahoo TV. Of the shows that are likely to be at least shopped by the company are “The Mindy Project,” and “Constantine.”

ABC has been quick to burn-down failing comedies in the past, you might remember how quickly the network buried “Selfie” and “Manhattan Love Story,” but this year it did save “Black-ish” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” ABC did not save “Cristela,” that series won’t be returning. Moving from comedies to drama, “Forever” and “Resurrection” are being cut from ABC as well. Remember “The McCarthys” and “The Millers?” Those shows were dropped without a second look from CBS, and now “Battle Creek” will be joining them.

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