‘Nashville,’ ‘Castle’ Among Series Cancellations

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Networks are making room on their schedules and announcing which current series orders are getting the axe—just in time for the advertising blitz of the upfronts and the big reveal of their 2016–17 slates.

Amidst the wreckage at ABC are the Connie Britton–starring, country music drama “Nashville,” which was not picked up for a fifth season. “The Muppets,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Galavant,” “The Family,” and the eight-season deep “Castle” were also cancelled.

It was previously announced that “Wicked City” and the biblical drama “Of Kings and Prophets” would not be returning for their sophomore turns. However, the Martha Plimpton–led comedy “The Real O’Neals” and anthology series “American Crime” garnered sufficient audience and critical attention to be renewed for a second and third season, respectively.

CBS has given the green light for a second season of “Supergirl” while moving the series to its sister network, the CW. The show, starring Melissa Benoist, is in good company alongside the network’s other superhero franchises: “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” and “Arrow.” The stars of “Life in Pieces,” Dianne Wiest, Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, James Brolin, and crew are still employed at CBS, as their family comedy has been picked up for a second season. But “CSI: Cyber” starring Patricia Arquette, will not be returning. The CW's “Containment” likewise will not see another season.

Over at Fox, John Stamos’ “Grandfathered” and Rob Lowe’s “The Grinder” didn’t have the staying power execs had hoped for and have both been cancelled, as has the animated series “Bordertown”; going with them is “Second Chance,” starring Robert Kazinsky.

Still awaiting news of their fate are the CBS series “Limitless,” based on the Bradley Cooper–starring film, Fox’s reboot of “The X-Files,” and NBC’s comedies “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Telenovela,” and “The Carmichael Show.”

[Update: Eva Longoria’s NBC “Telenovela” has been cancelled. “The Carmichael Show” has been renewed.]

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