Terriers is Officially a Goner

By Tim Surette

Dec 07, 2010

... Add FX's Terriers to the list of shows that just couldn't find an audience despite critical acclaim. The network has canceled the show after just one season. Some say it went against the FX brand, others say it was too subtle. I say it didn't have enough zombies. [The Live Feed]

... Just to make it official: Dexter has been renewed for a sixth season. [Showtime via press release]

... The CW, which already has Superman-based Smallville and has toyed with the DC Comics universe, is looking to develop a show based on Raven, a half-demon female superhero. Raven would be a good fit on the network, which is already full of demons, superheroes, and sexy people. [Variety]

... PETA is mad at Sarah Palin because she killed a caribou on Sarah Palin's Alaska. Said PETA: "Sarah seems to think that resorting to violence and blood and guts may lure people into watching her boring show. But the ratings are as dead as the poor animals she shoots." Buuuuurrrrrnnn! [Fancast]

... Joel McHale won't be quitting his day job. The Community star has signed on for two more years of hosting The Soup, the only E! show that's remotely worth watching. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Supernatural fans have rallied and voted the show as the winner of TV Guide's first annual Fan Favorite poll, meaning stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles will grace the December 13 cover of the long-running TV magazine. Excellent! One more thing to put in my scrapbook! [CBS News]

... Starz is continuing to be a major player in the original programming department, adding 10 episodes of Magic City to its slate. The period drama is set in 1960s Miami as Fidel Castro comes into power in Cuba. Think The Sopranos in tropical shirts. [Deadline Hollywood]

... If you're looking for ABC's The Whole Truth, don't bother. ABC has pulled the show from its schedule, without saying whether it will finish airing the remaining episodes. [Broadcasting & Cable]

... An Oregon man has legally changed his name to "Captain Awesome" after the character from NBC's Chuck. What's his middle name, Subway Sandwich? [The Register-Guard]

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  • MightyMad Dec 13, 2010

    ... Wow, who's running FX now? They didn't used to cancelled great shows, regardless of their ratings. How the hell can they leave us hanging out like that after that ending? I feel sorry for Donald Lodge - after "Life", he ended up once again on a solid show that couldn't get any respect... too bad.

  • osdawaya16 Dec 12, 2010

    I will never understand PETA. They made a big deal out of a woman killing a caribou, the meat of which she'll use for food for her family during the winter, and yet they have the nerve to kill 85% of their adoptable dogs, cats, and other animals? Sheesh.

  • demonsp33d Dec 12, 2010

    Too bad Terriers' a goner. Great show, great characters.

  • hurricanechar Dec 11, 2010

    I'm really upset that Terriers is not going to be renewed. It was definitely a show I looked forward to watching each week. The writing was really well done and I loved all the characters in the show. How could you do this FX!!!!!

  • VanBao0 Dec 10, 2010

    "Subway Sandwich"? If you don't have something funny to say, just don't say anything.

  • torontogirl98 Dec 09, 2010

    Yay Joel on the Soup for at least 2 more years thank you so much best news ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dark7angel Dec 09, 2010

    Go Supernatural!!! =D

  • grissomsidle Dec 09, 2010

    I am not sure how I feel about the guy changing his name to "Captain Awesome". I mean as an Oregonian myself it's a bit embarrassing to have our state recognized because of that. At the same time totally entertaining that someone would do that. As for Supernatural getting the cover sweet :D.

  • randomjester187 Dec 09, 2010

    This sucks! Terriers was a really good show. People didn't watch because they thought it was a show about dogs...! I blame the promoters for the complete stupid way the show was promoted before being aired. The commercials were just a dog. The people are stupid, of course they'll think it's about dogs. They would have been better off not even promoting the damn show. I am just so freaking sick of good shows getting whacked! Hey, I bet the idiot promoters actually got promoted, because that's how this stupid country works.

  • Writerpatrick Dec 08, 2010

    I've yet to see Terriers. I don't think it's aired yet on any Canadian channels. But at least it will put an end to all those "watch it or else," "if you're not watching it you shouldn't be watching TV," etc. posts. Bullying isn't a good way to encourage people to watch a show.

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