ABC Cancels V, Off the Map, Five More

Where to start? The good news? Okay. Happy Endings, ABC's late entry to the season, has been picked up for a second season despite scheduling obstacles. Critical praise and reasonable ratings helped push the show into renewal territory. Also renewed were the new Dana Delaney medical examiner series Body of Proof and reality show Shark Tank.

But after it granted those three renewals, the network headed to the slaughterhouse. ABC bested Fox's five simultaneous cancellations with six seven of its own, though most of them weren't expected to come back. V, Detroit 1-8-7, Mr. Sunshine, No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, and Brothers & Sisters were all let go, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Of that lot, only V and Brothers & Sisters weren't freshman series. Great, now we'll never know what Queen Anna was going to do those miserable Earthlings!
[UPDATE] Better With You was also canceled.

The biggest casualty of the bunch has to be Brothers & Sisters which as recently as last week was rumored to be returning for a final season (though with possible cast cuts to keep the series within budget). But it looks like ABC has new plans for Sunday night, greenlighting the drama Good Christian Belles (formerly Good Christian Bitches) to accompany Desperate Housewives, and let's face it, that just makes sense.

It's a busy day for pickups and cancellations, so if you'll excuse me, I have a million more bits of news to write. In the meantime, tell us which of ABC's cast-offs you'll miss the most!


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Sep 22, 2012
I can't believe they cancelled "Off The Map", that was a really good show, I'm sure if they continued it they would get more views!
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Aug 22, 2012
I wish they would bring back "Off the Map" I loved this show. And I hate it when then run a new series and then cancel it without a finale. There are some people that really get into these shows and then just leave you hanging.
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Aug 13, 2012
Cancelled V ? Wonderrful!
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Jul 04, 2012
If ABC doesn't want V....Then let the SyFy network pick it up.....! They did great with Battlestar Galactica....
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Jun 26, 2012
and No Ordinary Family tooo ABC
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Jun 26, 2012
we want V ABC .......
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Jun 26, 2012
V is the shit they should put it back on
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Jun 10, 2012
they could have at least taken a poll instead of doing the "Stupid."

I am going back to reading my books that don't get canceled because some young punk thinks he knows what we want.

I am tired of it all.
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Jun 09, 2012
I really hope that ABC will pick up V again.. its on tv here in Sweden atm (season finale from 2010 was just on tv). Wonder how many people it would actually take to try and get ABC to make more series of V...
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Mar 22, 2012
I've been watching V Since 1985, And I'm really getting fed up with ABC. every time I get interested in a show they cancel it. I was really into V, and was s looking forward to series 3!! Every time I start watching something they cancel it, I'm gonna stop watching all together if They don't put V back on!!!
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Feb 11, 2012
I also like No ordinary family.
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Feb 11, 2012
V is one of my favorite shows!
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Feb 02, 2012
I'm bummed that "Off the Map" was cancelled. That was a great show. Please bring it back!
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Jan 30, 2012
Come on ABC we want another season of V!
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Feb 11, 2012
I agree
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Jan 16, 2012
Awe off the map was amazing! This is heart breaking
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Dec 14, 2011
Please bring back "off the map". It was one of the best new shows on the air.
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Nov 14, 2011
off the map is a really good and adventure program, please bring it back..... O_O
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Oct 27, 2011
Off the Map....luv'd the show, hope they do re-consider...come on bring back Off the Map!!!!
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Sep 25, 2011
WHY V :((((((((((
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Sep 23, 2011
Off The Map fresh, new, very good we wanted back
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Sep 23, 2011
We really like it the V al lease be done with the finale or season
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Sep 09, 2011
Its a big shame that off The map has been cancelled. it should have been given a chance and put at 8:30 time slot instead of the 10:30.. I love all the medical shows and this show was like greys but set in the jungle...It will be missed.:(
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Aug 27, 2011
I don't know who I'm more mad at. Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz for quitting the show or ABC for upsetting fans once again with the cancellation of No Ordinary Family. Fans of Terry Goodkind's series, The Sword of Truth suffered in anguish when the network canceled Legend of the Seeker after it's second season. I don't think the Network is being very fair. No wonder their losing viewers.
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Aug 26, 2011
Bummed, I really liked Off The Map - I'm a HUGE Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice fan and this just fit my style. It will be missed.....
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Aug 11, 2011
Detroit 1-8-7 was the best show on TV. It could have surpassed 'The Wire' if given a chance. Too bad ABC is too blind to see the vision.
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Jul 17, 2011
Off the Mao should be reconsidered; it was a very good show; too late for many should be transmitted earlier again
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Jun 16, 2011
OMG I LOVE Off The Map!!
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May 30, 2011
I can't say I will miss Brothers & Sisters, the plot was very good but unfortunately it was sickening to watch. the writers would have done a who;e lot better if they kept the characters more true to life instead of so annoyingly obvious. There would not be too many families (still alive) that fail to keep secrets from each other like they do. Time & time again soon after promising to keep personal secrets from other siblings,they are on a conference call to all and sundry. once or twice would be acceptable, but it seems the writers could not come up with something new to entertain the audience. Desperate Housewives is just as bad and neds to be axed so writers get the message, NORMAL people don't want to watch poorly written CRAP.
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May 26, 2011
suck man i really love off the map
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May 26, 2011
Thank the lords V is gone. It was CG mayhem from the start, and absolutely awful scripting and acting (a couple of roles aside). I'm still miffed this train-wreck replaced Flash Forward, which actually had a good story (besides Joseph Fiennes hammy acting), excellent production quality without relying so much on CG, and huge potential. Ah well.
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May 24, 2011
Why does ABC keep dropping shows that Fans love, I loved V and No Ordinary Family. I really don't see a reason to watch shows on ABC anymore and will stick to networks that know how to make the fans happy like HBO, SciFI and Stars, yes folks Cable networks are better and won't fail the fans. Alot of my friends feel the same way,
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May 22, 2011
I loved V, Off the Map and Detroit 187. Good shows . Is there anything we can do to keep these shows on. Seems every show that comes on good goes off. I also liked Ordinary Family.
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May 22, 2011
I loved V, Off the Map and Detroit 187. Good shows . Is there anything we can do to keep these shows on. Seems every show that comes on good goes off. I also liked Ordinary Family.
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May 22, 2011
I will be sorry to see No Ordinary Family get canned,

Face it people, If a show is smart, has new Ideas or has a premise that is challenging then that means the Network or Cable Execs just will not get and the show will be doomed from the start. Since the Network or Cable Execs aim the shows at the public, but depend on the Advertising Execs [who also do not get it] to fund the shows, These intersting shows just never have a chance.
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May 21, 2011
@ jenna_w6669 ABC doesn't care about losing 500 viewers, but I think those 500 were the only ones still watching V.
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May 21, 2011
I only watched a couple of episodes of V, but despite some interesting ideas, the whole thing was an utter waste of time. I did like Detroit 1-8-7 -- interesting characters on the edge, good stories -- but there are a lot of cop shows out there, and this one didn't really have anything unique and special to offer, so I'm not surprised. No Ordinary Family was okay, but a bit odd (just how do they think they are going to hide their powers when they constantly use them?!?). I really like Body of Proof, and I'm glad it was renewed.
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May 21, 2011
V was an utter piece of crap. Tried to like it but the writing and characters were horrible. It was a mess especially with the killing of Diana.
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May 21, 2011
this is what happens when money is the only consideration. Better With You has serious potential and could have been successful. The trouble is that you have one week new show and next week its a repeat or something different. Then you get two new episodes in a row but week three its something different or a re-run. The only shows on TV that airs consistently is American Idol because of its live voting issues or Survivor for a similar reason along with another reality show Big Brother. Everything else doesn't have any consistency. Look at how well the HBO and Showtime series do, they run the entire season of shows in a row as well as AMC seems to do that with their shows and holy crap successful series which build large audiences! Try it out TV execs, pull your heads from your asses or the corporations advertising asses and do something un-original running all your series in a weekly fashion with no extended breaks for crap awards shows which should always be Saturday or Sunday viewing no other days.
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May 21, 2011
V I will miss that show
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May 19, 2011
Jeeezzzzz, why,..every year the same, give a show some time. What if great show s like Buffy or Friends or Battlestar Galactica or SG-1, Gilmore Girls, Dawson\\\'s Creek, How I met your mother and so many more,...never got the chance to grow!???
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May 19, 2011
ABC will lose at least 500 plus people if V is not comming back!! All my FB and Twitter friends Will Boycott ABC!! ABC BIG SHOTS do not care what we the people want to see! Yet they keep crappy shows like wipeout and other reallity shows that no one wants to watch!!!! Hope it was worth it ABC losing alot of viewers!!1
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May 18, 2011
ABC has just lost a viewer! More inane sitcoms & reality trash? Good thing i got Digital Cable TV. At least there are some decent things to watch there.
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May 18, 2011
crazy... absolutely crazy ... V and No Ordinary Family should NOT be cancelled.... who are these eeejits that are given the power to make the WRONG decisions to cancel such good shows and keep old and new rubbish going... absolute ..frakkin tosspots!
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May 18, 2011
Meh too bad about V :(
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May 17, 2011
nooooooo v
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May 17, 2011
Crap
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May 17, 2011
Wow, I've been lucky so far! I feel like every season I have this crazy feeling or hunch of which shows are worth getting into, without fear of network ripping them out from my heart. Aw man... now I jinxed it.
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May 16, 2011
I hate cancellation of shows without any conclusions!!!!!!! So I've been watching V for nothing...STUPID BUSINESS!!
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May 16, 2011
So long Off the Map and V
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May 16, 2011
So long Off the Map and V
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