CBS Cancels $#*! My Dad Says, Two More

It was CBS' turn to jettison some deadweight today, with the network cutting three of its shows. $#*! My Dad Says, the first (and hopefully last) show to be based on a Twitter feed, was canceled along with new comedy Mad Love and Jim Belushi's The Defenders, according to Deadline Hollywood. All were bubble shows and considered slim bets to return.

The cancellation of $#*! is a win for creativity. CBS was eager to cash in on the Twitter feed, but never quite found a groove for the show other than "William Shatner plays a cranky man." Hopefully the show's failure will keep others from trying to make shows based on blogs, Twitter feeds, tumblr pages, match.com profiles, email addresses, and Friendster pages. The Defenders started okay and fell off from there, and CBS didn't feel the need to show star Jim Belushi (he's available, producers!) the loyalty ABC did. Mad Love is yet another of the rom-com Friends-y shows that failed this year.

CBS will present its upfronts presentation on Wednesday, where it will reveal its full schedule to advertisers (and us).


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Really likede Mad Love. Stinks Tyler Labine shows keep getting cancelled because he is so talented. I wish that a tv station like TVLAND would pickup cancelled shows and. I'd like to see Reaper, Men in trees, Ted, Kyle XY, Gary Unmarried, and Til death ..get picked up
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I I liked Shatner's humor in Star Trek but Im not a big fan of his tv shows since. I'd like to see something different, maybe a tough Judge or Police Capt. Ted Danson just made the boss role in CSI, always like Him in tv shows. Shatner could also be good in a show where he's not one of the stars. I'd really like to be a fan again of his but I'm not upset his show got cancelled.
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What the **** is with ALL these canceled SHOWS people please stop watching these \'\'so called\'\' reality shoes their nothing but a peice of CRAP and no goood to our regula scripted acting shows your letteing these people lose their JOBS!!!!
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CBS just renewed hawaii five 0, mike and molly and blue bloods, btdubbs, and mad love was cute but it was too similar to himym. if it had been on after himym had ended it would've had a shot, but fans who watch himym in its sixth year and then literally right after (i think thats what killed it they put it right after himym) is a cheap imitation. in its own time it woulda been great, but not at the same time as himym. like himym woulda gotten thr axe after a year if it had been on the same time as friends
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i did enjoy The Defenders, sorry to see it go. Mad Love was much better than most romantic comedies, it actually made me laugh. As fo $#*! My Dad Says, I laughed so hard through each episode that I had to watch it over again to see what I missed ! loved it!
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I actually liked Mad Love. Tyler Labine is consistently funny. It is a shame that he has bad luck with series. This is his third cancelled series.
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Just watched Mad Love, still wondering why it got cancelled. @SokkaAppa 31 cancelled shows, really!? It just goes to show u how little faith networks have in shows now a days.
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Why was The Defenders cancelled? it was pretty good
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Oh man, I'm really bummed about The Defenders. I really liked that.
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The Defenders was actually pretty good, and it should have had another chance at life. Jerry O' Connell did a great job and had a good partnership with Belushi. I think the two really made this show great and its unfortunate that CBS did not feel the same way.
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but Mad Love was awesome! canceling it is a big mistake! >:(
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Bleep My Dad Says cancelled???!!! Awwwww,,,mannnnnnn.... wats up with dat??!!! It just started last week here in NZ.... (Dats how far behind we are with programmes...) it waz funny.... Oh well,...later Shatner.... :(
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Really? Bleep my dad says? then why the suspenceful ending.
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Question tv.com: AOL says that 31 shows have been cancelled so far this season.. is that a record for the most cancelled shows for any season?
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I liked the Defenders, but am not surprised at it's cancelation. Finally a network that didn't cancel half it's primetime lineup.
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Mad love was good, that's too bad =/
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and nothing of value was lost
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I can't say the cancellation of S#*! My Dad Says is a surprise but I really liked the Defenders and hoped it would make it to another season
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never heard of my dad says..
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If all three (four if you count Off the Map) network shows that were on at 10:00 Wednesday have been cancelled, what was winning that time slot, or does this mean not many people watch TV at 10:00 Wednesdays? Here's hoping Jacqueline Hoyt either returns to CSI or becomes a producer on Hawaii Five-O.
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What a bummer the defenders was a good show. Network TV is dead.
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Sad to see The Defenders go, was a pretty fun and innovative show.
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that's bad. after two and a half men gone, $#*! My Dad Says was the only show that was kind of funny
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all three deserved to die
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It was predictable. Twitter 'S my dad says' is hillarious. But it was an average sitcom. Shatner was great, but that's it.
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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! . $#*! My Dad Says nooooooooooooooo!!!!! OMG it\'s a wonderfull show!!!! why??? why???... you say is a win for creativity??? LOL!!! CBS sucks
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Mad love was a good show
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i liked mad love
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mad love was hilarious
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I like Mad Love. It was a pretty funny show.
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Aww I liked Mad Love. :(
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I liked Mad Love. These networks are starting to get on my nerves.
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I was really starting to like Mad Love.
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Mad love was not as good as HIMYM. I think that it probably would have been better if it came on after HIMYM was finished. just like how HIMYM did for Friends.
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Thats just great. I was watching both Mad Love and The Defenders. Everything I watch always gets canceled way too soon. Its a curse.
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what is happening ? mad love too,just shutdown the network
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I really like Bleep My Dad Says. That sucks that it got cancelled.
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I actually liked Mad Love (and Mike & Molly is the best comedy CBS has right now. and don't give me any Big Bang Theory rebuttles, i hate that show lol). anything with Judy Greer is a win for me.
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I liked the defenders, but yea I can see why they axed it - probably didnt get so much views as hoped.
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thank god! #$*! my dad says was awful and i'm surprised that Mad Love lasted that long, not funny and stupid.
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Mad Love was solid. Blueprint sitcoms are going to exist. It's inevitable. It's a smart idea to at least make sure they're funny unlike swill such as Mike and Molly. Mad Love and Better With You both had their moments. A shame.
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This is sad the defenders were different than any other law show or csi show and of course its gets the axe..Everything that thinks outside box gets chopped well I wont be watching much t.v. this seasons....
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I'm shocked that no CSI shows were cancelled. Well, maybe they just didn't announce any of them yet. I don't know??
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Come on, $#*!, I liked that show, mainly maybe because of Shatner, because the rest of the cast, was good, but forgettable, also, only much later and through the internet that I find out there was an actual twitter about it, there was never any direct reference inside the show, as far as I can tell.
Mad Love was also a pretty decent show, I won't be pissed that it got cancelled, however the show kinda promised to be a rather decent rom-com. Btw, can't wait to see people coming here asking for boycott and saying "I'll only watch shows after a third season" crap, like they do in every axed show article/post
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Defenders was a decent show, cool characters, good chemistry, sad to see it go
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aww I really liked Mad Love, didn't watch the other two, so no opinion there
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HELL YES ORIONWAY!! VERY MUCH!
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all shows should get 1 & 1/2 seasons... gives them time to develop a following and at the mid point of season 2, if not enough ratings, then cancel them and allow for tying up loose ends for the audience/fans... that way everyone would know to expect growth in first half of 2nd season or else andd if else, would get conclusion properly... would make the fans not so angry for getting #@itted out of closure, because we fans would get proper ending to the series... think about it broadcast network execs.... you guys are alienating your bread and butter with all these partial 1st seasons and changing the times off our shows then @@itcanning them after 8 or 12 episodes... crazy to expect us to invest ourselves this way over and over again... have some respect for us and you'll develop a BRAND loyalty base (loyal back to you for you considering US in your decisions) and really, we'd all know what to expect, even the actors and writers, but ESP the fans??!! think about it..
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OK, so tv shows usually take time to develop their characters and hit their stride... almost all the great shows took time to gather a following... this show has/had alot of potential, with great actors and plot... if a network out there picked up farscape, firefly, dark angel, the event, sgu, dr who, being human (uk version), true blood, warehouse 13, dollhouse, fringe, 24, V, Heroes, Torchwood, Enterprise, BSG, Defying gravity, the walking dead, Lexx and dexter... they'd be #1 network in three months... guaranteed... Anyone AGREE??? say hell yes to ORIONWAY's premise!!!!
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I thought Crap my Dad Says sucked from day one, but I really liked The Defenders. Sorry to see it go.
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