Report: ABC chops down Trees

It's nail-biting time for those in television because new schedules for the major networks will be announced soon, effectively putting some in the business in the unemployment line.

Even with formal announcements yet to come, a few nuggets leak out before networks bow down to cash-flush advertisers and reveal their final fall schedules.

The latest to get premature bad news is ABC's Men in Trees, as reported by TVGuide.com. Show runner Jenny Bicks confirmed to the site that her show will be canceled after the conclusion of its second season.

Bicks says that the show's ever-changing schedule--moving around from night to night--didn't help Men in Trees' chances. "No show could survive that," she told TVGuide.com.

Fans won't be left with many cliffhangers or dangling storylines that were anticipating a third season; Bicks and her crew prepared an alternate-ending series finale just in case the worst happened. The series is scheduled to return on May 28 with its final run of episodes.

Men in Trees stars Anne Heche, James Tupper, and John Amos as citizens of a small Alaska town who deal with all the drama that life throws at them. For more on the show, read TV.com's previous coverage.

Men in Trees fans, feel free to air your grievances below.

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What a shame that such a great show has been canned, bring it back please it is sorely missed.
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It is too bad this show has been cancelled. It sure beats a lot of the new TV shows they are bringing out now...what a waste of celluloid. Bring Men in Trees back
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MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SHOW.... Men In Trees had unique characters and a great story line. It had it all...comedy, romance, drama. BRING IT BACK !!!! I'm sick of reality tv and teenage programing. Give us more of Marin, Jack and Cash. Annie and Patrick. Buzz and Mai!!!!!!!
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I CANT BELIVE YOU CANCELLED SUCH A GOOD SHOW FOR STUPID REALITY TV THIS WAS A GREAT SHOW! HUGE MISTAKE BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This was one of the better shows on television today. It's a shame that the Powers That Be couldn't have realized that. It will be missed not only by me but by many others as well.
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i LOVE this show. everytime i love a show it gets cancelled. i could relate to a few of the characters on the show. i think you made a huge mistake cancelling the show.
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I thought it was a nasty rumour. I cannot believe you took this show off the air. You took a great show off to put more of those darn reality shows on? This was my favorite show. It always made me smile. I loved the actors on this show. I still cannot believe you took this off!
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I cannot believe you took this show off the air. Finally a decent program to watch instead of all that crap that is the same every day just a different group of people. You didn't even give it a chance. Maybe if you would have left scheduling alone, you would have seen that it was well liked by many people!!! I would LOVE for you to bring the show back!!!!!
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My boyfriend and me loves this humorous and refreshing show with its adroit and different characteristics! It´s as funny as "Gilmore girls". Please give it back to us! In Austria we now see the last series of trees... and I´m still hoping that trees will be continued! Greetings from Austria!
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You got to be kidding!? I've seen worse shows then this and they're still on the air. Maybe if someone knows how to get a hold of NBC they can take over this show. It's a really great show. Made me laugh and cry.
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I'm a man and I hate soapoperas. I loved this show because like so many of you have stated, "it was fun to watch/not like all that reality CRAPP/GARBAGE" that saturates the airwaves. Please ABC, bring it back! I heard MIT refered to as a "Dramedy" and it is. It had just enough drama AND comedy to make it enjoyable and refreshing. The other CRAPP out there does nothing for the heart, mind, or soul. So I guess you there at ABC will follow the advertisers as you always do. TOO BAD for you. So sad for us...

P.S. Your scheduling SUCKS BIG TIME!!! Who's runnig the place ? Crapp TV RULES! :(

Like MIT, I'm out.
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This was my favorite TV show. Please bring it back!!! I too watched most of the episodes on-line. Mostly because I missed some episodes from the constant schedule changing! The show was brilliant and very entertaining.
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I really loved this show and I too compare it to Northern Exposure (one of my all-time favorite shows). I, like a lot of people, watched the show online. Didn't it (most recently) play on Fri night? So it's being replaced by Supernanny?? Ugh! What has this country come to? Play some original (smart) programming and leave the reality tv for cable to hash out! Come on ABC!
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oh come on get in to 21st century internet tv you'll see that many people over the world love this show if you start counting viewing on the internet you'll see how many people love this show
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NOOOOO!! This can't happen!!! Death to the networks!!! Save us from more of their lame shows!!!
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I am really disappointed to hear of this cancellation. I enjoyed the quirky (Northern Exposure like)town of Elmo and it's inhabitants, and looked forward to that hour of TV each week, IF it was on. The problem Men In Trees had was not having a consistant time schedule where viewers could find it and enjoy and then the writers strike killed it. It's a shame to lose a show like this ... one that was just fun to watch. Darn it, who's making these decisions anyway? There is so much crap out there and something different and fun gets the ax. Like a few other shows gone, Men In Trees will be missed.
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Sad is right. I guess the good part for ME is I won't be glued to the TV, at all. There is nothing else on, that I can't miss. So long TV, hello to more music cds.
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Sad so sad!! I really loved the Northern Exposure feel to this show and felt like "FINALLY" we had something to watch every week that went back to simple roots of television! This show mad me laugh, cry, feel the actors emotions and made me crazy waiting to find out when and where I could catch the next episode. It is a shame that it never had a chance with the way it moved nights and times and then the enevitable writers stike making it a complete wash!! Hopefully it will be looked at by other stations that see the love that viewers had for it by all of our relentless commenting on how much we loved the show. Kudo's to anyone who does just this!! Goodbye Men In Tree's, you will be missed!!!
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i can't believe this happened. i know a lot of people here in denmark who has followed the guys in alaska every wednesday, primetime! what the h.. is wrong with abc!?!! not only did they cancel men in trees, but also october road. this REALLY sucks!
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I can't believe that they put out all these new shows out, for all of us to watch & hope for it to catch on. Only for it to be taken off the air, after we come to love it and get hooked on these shows !!!!! BUT, all the CRAPPY shows, not only get to stay on the air BUT' if it gets canceled, the fans gets the choice to vote on keeping the shows on the air !!!!

NOW !!!!!!! HOW FAIR IS THAT ?!?!?!?!
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That SUCKS. One of the best shows ever.....
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strike killed this show imo 100%
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The strike was the "deal breaker". Too bad, for this was a unique series that should have been allowed to "mature"....
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I watched it because I loved Northern Exposure and imagine - I liked it... It was cancelled after 14 eps here in Germany - I kinda get "used to it"... ;) CU sindee
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I can't stand Anne Heche so this is good news. However I do feel sorry for the fans of the show.
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i doubt it will be greatly missed
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Never liked the show so for me it's good riddance, but most see that I'm impressed with an actual ending instead of just a cliffhanger then never get's finished. Please do that with every show!!!!
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Goodbye, Anne Heche! Yaaaaaaaaaaa.
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What can I say. I love the show, but why am I surprised to see it go when ABC has never supported the show, moved it way to many times to count and kept it off the schedule for months at a time so people would forget it exists. Most likely it will be replaced by another stupid reality show. I use a DVR so I don't miss my favorite shows, the list I record is getting shorter and shorter. The networks don't give shows a chance to grab hold and support them like they used to. Too bad.
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I am so very disappointed in this!!! Why make the public suffer because you couldn't decide where to put and keep it in the lineup!! Bring it back-put in a good time slot and LEAVE IT ALONE!!!
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Good opportunity for Lifetime...
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I'm gonna miss this show! Hate it when shows I love get canceled! At least they are giving us an ending...better than nothing I guess
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Another great show bites the dust. ER is on for 10+ years or something along with how many L&O CSI combos and they can't give any new show a chance. I don't understand how they think any show will reach thier expectations (whatever those are) when they rarely promote, show endless reruns of reruns of reruns we've seen 10 times of other shows , have a writer's strike during which they don't rerun most shows, and then switch time slots repeatedly and then claim no-one likes the show let's cancel it. These people are complete IDIOT's - and I don't say that just about MEN IN TREES (great show) but on behalf of the MANY other shows that get aired in part, switched around, never promoted, and hardly given a chance at all to gain a solid audience. Another great aidea they usually have is let's put it up against the #1 show on another network and then cancel it likes it's the shows fault. UGHHHH the frustration. Every year it's the same garbage....
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I did not like it alot but it's a good show.
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :(
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You would think after dooming so many promising shows by moving them around from night to night and/or pulling them on and off the schedule, that the networks would figure out that this sort of scheduling doesn't work. Network executives are dopes.
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Should we even bother posting complaints here, or do they only respond to millions of nuts being sent to their HQ.... or how about leaves? Let's face facts.... there's absolutely nothing we can do to change those azzholes minds (excuse the French). It's just one big money-machine machine that's all, and if one of the parts don't work.. buy a new one and don;t bother fixing it!!! Jeez!
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very very sad! this show was wonderful, a great fresh of breath air as far as other tv shows are concerned! this truly SUCKS! I hate ABC for this. So what, next fall your going to start up a new show and hopefully last 2 seasons??? You guys have a good thing here! All the shows were a mess this past year...we have stuck it out so far, lets keep it going!
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So long my favorite show on TV.

Anne Heche is really talented and charming.

I'm gonna miss Marin & the gang.
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suck
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THIS IS ABSOLUTE MADNESS. History repeating itself.... Invasion, Jericho, Vanished. ABC is really starting piss me off!!!! As much as i love them I'd really like to see Lost, Grey's and D. Housewives fail miserably so that the alphabet will go bankrupt and then MAYBE just MAYBE they will apprecifukcinate viewers and fans like us. F*** you ABC this is ridiculous!!!!
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I'm not suprised, but still I'm a little sad having to say goodbye to the fine characters of Elmo, Alaska.
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TV Execs. Shame on You all! It seems that none of the shows are getting a decent run anymore. One or two seasons and then the big axe. MIT's is a witty, smart, funny and beautifully set show with a great cast. You guys don't seem to know a good thing when you've got it. Oh yeah, i suppose that's because all you look at is ratings...
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yay!
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That's really a shame. MIT is a great show. Good characters and beautifuly scenery. It will be greatly missed!!! When are TV exes going to wake up and save the dramas. Too much reality, with no substance.
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That really sucks big time. I really liked this show. Totally different from any other show out there. Let me guess they are cancelling it to make more stuipd reality crap.
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I am verrrrrrrry upset about abc canceling this show. I am a very loyal abc watcher. I only watch 2 other shows not on abc. This show was one of the ones I hated to miss, and if I did, I watched it online!! I love MIT!!The characters worked sooo well together, and I loved that it was set somewhere different!! I love to watch tv, my husband says it's the only hobby I have and Men In Trees was one of my not to miss shows!! ABC start listening to viewers and not your bottom dollar. I will truely miss this show!! Bring it back or let another network pick it up!!! I can't say it enough, I love you Men In Trees!! You will be missed!!!
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sad to see so many good shows not given the proper chance and bad ones stay on forever
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I'm not really surprised by this. It seems they kept trying to move it to a night that fit and it just never stuck.
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Another good show bites the dust as a result of off screen politics - rather than low viewer figures, cast/crew problems, or any number of other reasons that could be understood! The only plus point, and a small one at that, is at least the staff were ready rather than leaving fans dangling.

the mighty $ wins again, do the execs own more shares in these advertising companies than in their own TV stations?
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