Show Status Notes

First Years

Permanent Hiatus

Faster than you can say “affidavit,” NBC bowed to pathetic ratings — and let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to watch reruns rather than this twaddle? — after three measly airings. They even sacrificed upcoming episodes featuring Robert Urich and Pat “Mr. Miyagi” Morita! Bummer.

FlashForward

Permanent Hiatus

This twisty sci-fi drama desperately wanted to be “the next Lost.” Its first mistake: trying to be the next Lost instead of the first FlashForward. Producers openly discussed their two-year and five-year plans; too bad they apparently didn’t have a one-year plan.

Fraternity Life

Permanent Hiatus

When MTV first broadcast Sorority Life, the show begged for treatment from TWoP. When MTV tasted victory with the show, they hastily threw together Fraternity Life. The show blew hefty chunks of weenie. Frat boys worldwide are mourning the loss of this show from the active roster. But soon they’ll be back to slipping roofies to young women and dry-humping them until they pass out from alcohol poisoning.

Freaks & Geeks

Permanent Hiatus

Set in high school suburbia in 1981, this show was a critical success before it ever aired — and deservedly so. But NBC’s whimsical scheduling made sure that it never stood a chance.

Freakylinks

Permanent Hiatus

Before the pilot even aired, there was revamping. That’s always a bad sign. The creators disavowed it. It got pulled for sweeps. This is the story of a show that really just wasn’t very good. Hey, it happens.

Friday Night Lights

Permanent Hiatus

With its clear eyes and full hearts, this critically acclaimed series couldn’t lose — except with the majority of TV viewers, who stubbornly remained immune to its incredible performances, characterizations and storylines. Their loss. Texas forever.

Fringe

Permanent Hiatus

In an alternate universe, we’re watching five more seasons of this show while riding around on zeppelins.

Game of Thrones

Active

Gary Unmarried

Generation Kill

Permanent Hiatus

Unlike the war that was its subject, this David Simon-produced HBO miniseries had a singular vision, a clear purpose and — most importantly — an end date.

Get Real

Permanent Hiatus

For one brief, shining moment, the miraculous Green Centres of the Universe made our world a better place to live, and all of us, better people. Except Pamie, who increased her consumption of Coronas and cigarettes just to get through it.

Gideon's Crossing

Permanent Hiatus

Sometimes quality actors get together with quality writers and quality directors and make a quality show. And yet, it still lacks that certain something. Watching it is like taking medicine — you know it’s good for you, but sometimes you can’t bring yourself to choke it down. This hospital drama lingered on for awhile, but TWoP decided it was time for euthanasia.

Gilmore Girls

Permanent Hiatus

They drank a lot of coffee. They talked a million miles a minute. They laughed, they loved, they made it one season on The CW, and then Lorelai and Rory went to the big Stars Hollow Ice Cream And Clothespin Doll Festival in the sky.

Girls

Girls Club

Permanent Hiatus

The sharks are nipping at David E. Kelley’s feet. Faster than you can say “Snoops,” FOX cancelled DEK’s latest foray into the life of the female lawyer, which featured the usual slate of gynecological tomfoolery and very pretty, very annoying girls. But if the grim day comes when you miss Gretchen Mol’s work…well, her atrocities on this show live forever on TWoP. And also, you need therapy.

Glee

Active

Glee Project

Permanent Hiatus

Glory Days

Permanent Hiatus

Kevin Williamson described his bizarro Dawson’s Creek/Scream franchise hybrid show as “sort of like a funny Northern Exposure.” Except with killer clowns instead of moose. And, instead of snow, there were people getting bludgeoned, drowned, exsanguinated, stabbed, shot, harpooned, and flattened by pianos. You figure it out.

Gossip Girl

Permanent Hiatus

The show started good and ended well, and somewhere along the way it was no longer necessary to really care. But that old feeling, that welling feeling behind the eyes that gave these kids their power once upon a time, that will always exist.

Graceland

Active

Great American Road Trip

Permanent Hiatus

It actually made us nostalgic for The Amazing Race: Family Edition and that’s saying a lot.

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