Which Axed U.S Show Would You Save?

ATV Today asks which cancelled/axed show from America would you save given the chance?

The Secret Circle – The CW (Starring Gale Harold, Thomas Dekker and Britt Robertson)

ATV Today has extensively covered the back-lash against The CW over its decision to axe The Secret Circle. Fans of the supernatural witch based drama are up in arms and have launched a campaign to save the series – a campaign that given the passion of fans could just work. The CW’s decision to axe The Secret Circle certainly came as a surprise as it was a given for renewal throughout most of its first season and the pairing up of it with The Vampire Diaries, on Thursday evenings, made perfect sense. After all both dramas are based on novels written by L.J Smith, adapted for television by Kevin Williamson and revolve around the supernatural.

Terra Nova – Fox (Starring Shelley Conn, Jason O’Mara and Stephen Lang)

Arguably the most ambitious drama of recent years with a price tag to make eyes water – reportedly Terra Nova cost $4 million per episode! The drama revolved around colonists from the near future who escape a polluted a dying Earth by travelling back millions of years in time to the Cretaceous period when dinosaurs still ruled the Earth. While its ratings were not massive they were still good enough to justify a renewal – especially as it attracted a large family audience – but in the end Terra Nova was killed by its expensive premise. There was talk of moving it elsewhere but given its so expensive to film its unlikely to be picked up by anyone else.

Alcatraz – Fox (Starring Jorge Garcia, Sam Neil and Sarah Jones)

J.J Abrams shows generate a lot of buzz – not just within the media but also with fans of the producer – and also come with high expectations. Alcatraz was, in many ways, a show loaded with expectations that failed to deliver. Ratings dropped week-on-week and the series just didn’t capture the audiences imagination or even the critics. While Fringe quickly became a cult favourite with a devoted, loyal fan-base and was able to generate buzz, Alcatraz just fizzled out. While it’s ratings could have justified a second season there was little chance Fox would have two struggling J.J Abrams shows on its network and predicted, wisely, that Fringe was a wiser choice to go with.

Pan Am – ABC (Starring Christina Ricci, Michael Mosley and Margot Robbie)

The 1960s air-line drama which, to be honest, would have been more comfortable on a cable broadcaster. The fact that Pan Am was widely touted as ABC’s answer to Mad Men only strengthens the argument. Much like The Playboy Club on NBC the drama series was misplaced on a broadcast network given its period setting and premise. Pan Am could have been a big hit for a cable broadcaster – it had all the right ingredients – but on ABC it was a flop. There is some talk about a cable broadcaster picking up the series but for now that’s all it is – talk.

Ringer – The CW (Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ioan Gruffudd and Nestor Carbonell)

Where did it all go wrong for Ringer? The drama started off so well for The CW and the performance of its first few episodes seemed to guarantee the series a renewal. But then something went wrong, viewers began to turn off and for the latter part of its season Ringer was a dead-cert for cancellation. The drama was Sarah Michelle Gellar’s first leading role in a television series since Buffy the Vampire Slayer and there was certainly a lot of interest in it. The interest quickly waned though and the demise of Ringer surprised few.

Harry’s Law NBC (Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry and Brittany Snow)

Ah poor Harry’s Law. The legal drama was sadly dispatched by NBC despite having pretty decent ratings. If the future of the drama was decided on total numbers alone then Harry’s Law would have been renewed. Alas its fate was instead decided on its 18-49 rating which was pretty low and so the drama was cancelled. Advertisers are obsessed wit the 18-49 age group overlooking older viewers shamefully.

You can also vote for CBS’s long-running detective drama CSI: Miami and ABC’s soapy drama GCB (Good Christian Bitches). If your preferred choice isn’t on our poll simply post the show’s name below!

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210 thoughts on “Which Axed U.S Show Would You Save?

        1. Exactly!!! It feel like a loved one has died and we’ll never see them again!! I actually cried when I heard the news- I hadn’t even thought of it as a possibility so I wasn’t looking for the news! I feel so helpless, but have signed every petition I’ve found… It is an amazingly well written, well conceived show with amazing actors that have such good chemistry together!! To think it’s all gone with no answers to questions left up in the air is unreal!!

    1. Please bring back The Secret Circle!!! It was a great show and only continued to get better. Give it another chance!

    2. Save the secret circle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Save the secret circle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3. BRING BACK THE SECRET CIRCLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      IT HAS TO COME BACK ON, also those actors deserve a chance to continue in that show, its also cutting them off and they have huge potential, i think they are already wonderful

  1. Save the secret circle!!! Especially after ending the series like that damn it!! Make the best decision ever and #bringbackthesecretcircle sign the petition above!!!

  2. THE SECRET CIRCLE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE PLEASE SAVE TSC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. So devastated that this has happened… but as the secret circle taught us we’re more powerful if we join forces, so lets all become a big circle and use the power we have to bring it back!

  4. save the secret circle.it leave off on such a cliffhanger its cruel.the network should gives us a season 2.if ypu are fan sign all petition and make a video tell the network why you want it back.media can possibly speaks louder than signitures

  5. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SAVE THE SECRET CIRCLE MY LIFE IS OVER WITHOUT IT! I CANT BARE NOT TO HAVE IT ON MY TV BRING BACK CASSIE CW PLEASE!!!! CASSIE CASSIE!!

  6. The secret Circle is one of the best programmes to come to the UK in a long time. If shown on one of our main channels over here it would Defo be a huge hit! It HAS to come back

  7. OMGOSH PLEASE HLEP US SAVE THE CIRCLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS JUST AT ITS PEAK AND THE SHOW IS AMAZING !!!!!!

  8. Fans of the show Chuck helped to save it by “Eating Fresh” with Subway, a sponsor of the show. Who sponsors TSC? #TSC

  9. The Secret Circle hands down, it was in the same time slot as Grey’s Anatomy and Person Of Interest, one that is a powerhouse and the other being the first season had a lot of viewers. My mother and I dropped Grey’s Anatomy to be able to watch the Secret Circle. We were shocked that is was cancelled, especially since we are big fans of Grey’s Anatomy but The Secret Circle was even better in our opinion and worth not watching Grey’s Anatomy for 2011- 2012 season. I believe if TSC was given another chance, by a 2nd season being granted, The CW would see they have another “Charmed” on their hands, that could be 8 seasons worth of fans, if not more.

  10. Please Bring Back The Secret Circle!!
    The Plot for season 2 has great potential!
    1.bad ass blackwell family
    2. The skull
    3. the infinities! – the circle get individual elemental powers!
    4. bad ass demons!
    Come on its a great oppertunity to pick up millions of viewers!!

  11. This amazing show should get a season 2 we all love this show and it should be renewed! TSC is by far the best Sci-Fi series yet, i love this show and it should be renewed @ABC family @CHCH @CBS @syfy @Showtime please pick up this outstanding, breathtaking series on! This would make millions of people happy again !!!!! Thank you.

  12. SAVE THE SECRET CIRCLE!!!! How can they axe such an amazing show, yet save some that are truly awful? My entire family fell in love with this show from the very first episode! Whoever decides (hopefully) to save this show will pick up millions of viewers, and is a chance for them to gain more viewers for their other shows. I know I’ve done that, when a tv show cancelled a show and another picked it up, I discovered so many new tv shows that I hardly had time for them all. Just some food for thought for the networks, but pleases, from all us TSC fans, SAVE THE SECRET CIRCLE

  13. I guess I’ll be the first to break the trend, but I think it should be The Secret Circle… (As if I would actually choose another show)

  14. I loved the secret circle! Cw failed us when they took off veronica mars so they’re going to take another love show off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Save The Secret Circle!!! This show should not be closed! I’m from Russia, and watch this amazing series )))))))

  16. Secret circle ! There is no reason for this cancelation ! It really weird ! TSC is already a hit for CW why ??? I can’t understand.

  17. Harry’s Law. How dare they be ageist and say its audience is too old. Television should show programmes for all ages! Cheeky bas….

  18. SAVE THE SECRET CIRCLE I BEG YOU!!
    It was rated #3 I don’t understand why anyone would want to cancel it. It was amazing. and it did have a lot of the vampire diaries fans like myself, and it would’ve been huge.

  19. The Secret Circle! It was such a great show. Please, please, PLEASE give it a chance! It was such a great show, I always looked forward to it every Thursday after The Vampire Diaries. This show needs another Season.

  20. The Secret Circle, definitely. It was an amazing show and did excellent with ratings, so I really am clueless as to why the CW let it go.

  21. Give us a S give us a E give us a C give us a R give us a E give us a T give us a C give us a I give us a R give us a C give us a L give us a E – SECRET CIRCLE wooo.

  22. Not impressed ringer and secret circle have gone but gossip girl and nikita were saved? wtf?

  23. Secret Circle for sure. This shouldn’t be on the axed list to start with what are you crazy bosses doing?

  24. Save my circle. Its my lifffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I will end up addicted to McDonalds if it ends and die young. Please help, keep it on.

  25. How dare you Kennedy! TV is important to lots of people. If no one said anything about TV Shows they would just show rubbish. We want quality!

  26. I would vote to save Ringer. The show had SO much potential and was intriguing week after week.

    I think it’s disgusting that international ratings are never taken into account when a series is just starting out. We in the UK have to wait for AGES for a tv series or a new season, and more often than not, the series ends up being cancelled before we even get past episode 2 or 3.

    I would also like Damages extended and The Comeback brought back, as it was the ONLY genuinely, naturally funny american comedy, and the god awful Two and a Half Men cancelled immediately!

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  28. While Kathy Bates has some tough competition in the 2012 Emmy Nominees, I do believe that she deserves to the Emmy, not solely based on her performance in Harry’s Law, but because of the circumstances involving it’s cancellation. While an Emmy Nomination means a lot for the series, I strongly believe an Emmy win would mean that much more to bringing justice in a series that’s all about justice.

    http://www.facebook.com/WeWantHarry

  29. Harry’s Law NEEDS YOUR HELP. NBC got rid of Harry’s Law, their second most-watched series because Viewers were TOO OLD and their Advertisers don’t like that.

    Our Campaign has been featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer, The Globe Magazine, it has even received attention from Executive Producer Bill D’Elia himself. In just over one month, our Campaign has reached 84,000 FRUSTRATED Supporters who want nothing more than to watch this brilliantly well-written, compelling and imaginative series on Television. Help us express to these Networks that people over the age of 50 demand the right to watch QUALITY PROGRAMMING on Television. Join our Facebook Page by visiting (http://www.facebook.com/WeWantHarry) and clicking on the ‘Like’ button at the top of the page.

  30. Bring back The Secret Circle! As fans who care about the story and the characters, we deserve answers to all the loose ends, and questions the finale left for us.

  31. Please Save The Secret Circle. it was so good and awesome. i can imagine season 2 would be awesome. please please please save the circle. Love You All Secret Cirle Supporters!!!

  32. Please bring back the Secret Circle. I live In California and when you canceled the show, the next day everyone wore secret circle shirts! Check out the website: http://save.thesecret-circle.com/
    This shows you how much people want it back. Plus all polls asking what show you would bring back, on any website, it always the Secret Circle. Also it’s a little harsh to leave people wondering what happens after such a good season finale! Please Bring the SECRET CIRCL back!

    I LUV SECRET CIRCLE!

  33. SAVE THE CIRCLE.!!! it was one of the best shows over ever seen and I don’t see how it could be cancelled with all that they could do with the next season.!

  34. Plzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Save the secret circle
    Save the secret circle
    Save the secret circle

    Its not only famous in U.S and Canada but in India tooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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