It''s the Christmas of the year again, TV fans. That said, network upfronts have returned, which is when avid viewers learn whether or not their favorite shows will be returning for the next television season. This year has been particularly violent, as a number of shows have received the ax at this point, making for a truly bad day. Both Fox series also received bad news.
Magnum P.I., a reboot of the fan-favorite 80s drama, was shut down by CBS after a four-season run. According to Deadline, the Jay Hernandez-led program was the most established. Both shows were dropped from the Paramount Global-owned network this year, including B Positive and United States of Al (both of which were canned after two seasons) and Good Sam and How We Roll.
The Fox franchise is still beginning to flesh out their programming for the 2022-2023 season, but it has already cut a couple of freshman shows. In some ways, there was also a danger for The Big Leap, a fellow newbie, who was axed back in March. They simply add to the growing list of other TV offerings that had been dropped after one season in 2022.
There are still plenty of other Fox series that have no futures, as do Mayim Bialiks sitcom Call Me Kat and fellow live-action comedy Welcome to Flatch. Even established dramas The Resident, 9-1-1, and 9-1-1: Lone Star have yet to complete the deal for additional episodes.
This year, The CW, which is not unusually known for so much of its content at one time, has cut a tonne of shows this year, including Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, Dynasty, Naomi, In the Dark, The 4400, Roswell, New Mexico, Charmed, and Legacies (which was part of the Vampire Diaries franchise). Julie Plec, the creator of the last show in the lineup, even went so far as to compare the massive programming changes to Game
With all of the progress that have been made thus far, it''s quite difficult to believe that there will be plenty to come. Viewers are likely to be waiting with a deep breath to see if their TV favorites succeed in achieving their marks for the next year. Well see who does and does not overcome the fates of CBS Magnum P.I. and Foxs two freshman series.