I’ve heard of shows canceled before they aired, of course, but I don’t recall running into this one: an already-extant show getting canceled before the new season but after production had started on the new season. Yup, the dark cop drama Southland is toast.
Modern Family has been picked up for the season, yay! Cougartown and The Middle too, which doesn’t elicit a particuar “yay” here, but good for the people who like it. Why, that’s a full 3/4s of that Wednesday night line-up. Feeling left out, Hank? Sorry, bud, I think you earned it.
And I’ve decided that I’m glad that The Beautiful Life got the ax before I watched an episode, because it meant that I was psychically relieved from any burden to watch every new show. That means I’ve been free to skip The Cleveland Show, a spin-off of a show that I found unfunny for the first episode I saw, have felt was unfunny from any clips I’ve seen in the years since, was revolted by the material they infested the Emmy awards with… and the ads for this new show make it look like it achieves the same level of crapitude as that one. If it turns out to be a work of genius, don’t tell me.