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FXX Cancels 'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell'

FXX has only been a cable network for a little over a month, but they've already made their first cancelation. Defamer reports that FXX has canceled Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which is currently airing new episodes four nights a week in the middle of its second season. The show's final episode, with Jim Norton as the scheduled guest, is set to air tomorrow.

The Chris Rock-produced late night series premiered on FX last fall and was earning decent ratings on that network, but ratings have dropped since moving to sister channel FXX this past month. On some nights, Totally Biased has been the lowest-rated [...]

Fox Dumps Its New Animated Show 'Murder Police'; Will Shop to Other Networks

Fox has pre-canceled its new animated series Murder Police, scrapping the show before it even airs, TV Guide reports. Executives at the network were apparently unhappy with early cuts of the show, which is why they left it off the 2013-14 schedule. The studio behind Murder Police is planning on shopping it around to cable once more episodes are finished. While there's no indication of what networks the studio is going to first, Adult Swim and TBS seem like likely contenders to grab the show.

Fox ordered 13 episodes of Murder Police last year. The show, from former Family Guy showrunner/Futurama writer David A. Goodman and newcomer Jason Ruiz, follows an inept [...]

FX Cancels 'Brand X with Russell Brand'

Cable network FX is not moving forward with Russell Brand's late night show, Brand X. The network announced the decision to end the show, which wrapped its second and final season last month, at a press conference today. While Brand X is canceled, FX hopes to stay in business with Russell Brand. They're currently developing a scripted Curb Your Enthusiasm-esque sitcom based around Brand, so don't freak out about this just yet, Brand fans. The network is sticking with  their other late night talk show, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which will begin airing nightly this fall on FX's new all-comedy network FXX.

'Futurama' Gets Canceled Again

Comedy Central has canceled Futurama, making it the second time the long-running animated series has been cut off by its network. EW reports that the second half of the show's seventh season, which debuts June 19th, will be its last. Futurama has seen its ratings decline since premiering on Comedy Central in 2010. The show ran on Fox from 1999 until the network canceled it in 2003. Creator Matt Groening and executive producer David X. Cohen say the news doesn't come as a shock as they thought the show was done for good three previous times. Cohen quipped, "As I said three times before, this is definitely the [...]

Anthony Jeselnik Says 'The Jeselnik Offensive' Has Been Canceled

At a performance at the New York Comedy Festival over the weekend, Anthony Jeselnik told the crowd that The Jeselnik Offensive has been canceled by Comedy Central. According to The Laugh Button, the comic said the show had already been canceled and wouldn't be returning for a third season, adding that he no particular future plans with Comedy Central.

Ratings for the weekly topical show had been slipping over the course its 18 episodes, and as the title suggests, the series was no stranger to controversy. It was also a great place to see comedians tell silly jokes about bears and legal rulings, and also for Eric [...]

FX Renews 'Wilfred' for a Fourth and Final Season

FX has renewed Wilfred for a fourth season, which will be the show's last, THR reports. The series will move to FX's sister network FXX, where it'll join other ex-FX comedies like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Unlike previous seasons, which ran for 13 episodes a piece, the fourth season of the Elijah Wood/talking dog series will be 10 episodes long.

David Zuckerman, who created the US version of Wilfred (based on the Australian show of the same name), will return as co-showrunner for the final season. Zuckerman was showrunner on the first and second seasons of the show. Zuckerman [...]

ABC Cancels 'Happy Endings'; Will USA Save the Show?

ABC announced Friday evening that they've canceled their critically-acclaimed sitcom Happy Endings after three seasons. After being given a late premiere by the network in a super competitive comedy timeslot at the start of the season, Happy Endings saw its ratings drop. The network put the show on hiatus a few months later before burning off the rest of the season on Friday nights, a timeslot that TV people have long called the "Friday night death slot."

Just because ABC has canceled the show doesn't mean this is the end yet. Reports began coming in last month that the USA network may be interested in picking up the [...]

HBO Cancels 'Enlightened'; Somebody Start a Kickstarter Right Now

After two excellent but low-rated seasons, HBO has canceled its critically-acclaimed comedy-drama Enlightened. HBO released a statement yesterday saying, "It was a very difficult decision. We’ve decided not to continue Enlightened for a third season. We’re proud of the show, and we look forward to working with Mike White and Laura Dern in the future."

The series, created by White and starring Dern as a woman who returns from rehab and attempts to do some good in the world by taking down the evil company that employs her, debuted in 2011 and earned Dern a Golden Globe for her performance. It was considered a surprise when HBO renewed Enlightened for a [...]

Fox Cuts Backs Order on 'Us & Them', Essentially Cancels It Before It Airs

Fox has ended production on Us & Them, cutting the show's 13-episode order to the seven episodes already made. According to Deadline, the network "plans to air the produced episodes and has not canceled the series," but really that means the show is canceled. The show, which was based on the mega-hit BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey, stars Jason Ritter and Alexis Biedel as a couple in a long-distance relationship who must deal with merging their eccentric families. Kerri Kenney and Michael Ian Black played supporting roles as Biedel's mother and uncle.

It's the second early decision on a midseason show that Fox has made this year; the animated sitcom [...]

Bo Burnham Says 'Zach Stone' Is Pretty Much Canceled

Comedian Bo Burnham revealed via Twitter yesterday that his MTV show is more or less done for. The show, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, is a sitcom that stars Burnham as the title character, a high school grad who foregoes college to turn his life into a reality show. "The final three episodes of Zach Stone will be airing THIS WEEK," Burnham tweeted. He added:

"For those asking, MTV airing the final 3 [episodes] this week, 2 on Saturday, is most certainly a sign that they won't order a second season. I am very grateful for and proud of the 12 episodes we're were allowed to make. [...]

NBC Cancels Half of Its Comedies

After announcing today that they've picked up three new comedies for the fall and renewed Parks and Recreation for a sixth season, NBC officially canceled four of its current sitcoms: freshman series Guys with Kids and 1600 Penn and sophomores Up All Night and Whitney. Up All Night was as good as canceled anyway after Christina Applegate quit and Will Arnett began taking other work following the abandoned retooling of the series, but NBC only officially confirmed the cancellation today. The network has yet to announce a decision on the fate of Community, Go On, and The New Normal, but ratings have been low for all three [...]