Axed in 2010

Some of our favourite shows wrapped in 2010.

From long running dramas such as The Bill and Heartbeat to the ground-breaking Lost and the action-packed 24.

Some shows were axed by networks, some were simply not renewed.

Semantics aside, here are the shows we bid farewell to in 2010. Not all shows, or all finales, have yet aired in Australia.

The Last of the Summer Wine (1973 – 2010)

The Bill (1984 – 2010)

Larry King Live (1985 – 2010)

Law and Order (1990 – 2010)


Heartbeat (1992 – 2010)

Scrubs (2001 – 2010)

24 (2001 – 2010)

Cold Case (2003 – 2010)

Nip / Tuck (2003 – 2010)

Lost (2004 – 2010)

Numb3rs (2005 – 2010)

Medium (2005 – 2010)

Ghost Whisperer (2005 – 2010)

Talking Heads (2005 – 2010)

Outrageous Fortune
(2005 – 2010)

Ugly Betty (2006 – 2010)

The Hills (2006 – 2010)

Heroes (2006 – 2010)

The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006 – 2010)

Til Death (2006 – 2010)

The Sarah Silverman Program (2007 – 2010)

The Tudors (2007 – 2010)

Satisfaction (2007 – 2010)

Gary Unmarried (2008 – 2010)

So You Think You Can Dance Australia (2008 – 2010)

Football Superstar (2008 – 2010)

Stargate Universe (2009 – 2010)

Survivors (2009 – 2010)

Three Rivers (2009 – 2010)

10 Things I Hate About You (2009 – 2010)

The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (2009 – 2010)

The Jay Leno Show (2009 – 2010)

FlashForward (2009 – 2010)

Accidentally on Purpose (2009 – 2010)

Trauma (2009 – 2010)

Mercy (2009 – 2010)

Nightline ([1992 – 2008] 2009 – 2010)

Party Down (2009 – 2010)

Dark Blue (2009 – 2010)

Better Off Ted (2009 – 2010)

Melrose Place (2009 – 2010)

Undercovers (2010 – 2010)

Caprica (2010 – 2010)

Romantically Challenged (2010 – 2010)

Lone Star (2010 – 2010)

Cops LAC (2010 – 2010)

The White Room (2010 – 2010)

Australia Versus (2010 – 2010)

The Boss is Coming to Dinner (2010 – 2010)

The Bounce (2010 – 2010)

Sleuth 101 (2010 – 2010)

Strictly Speaking (2010 – 2010)

The Shak (2006 – 2009) announced in 2010.

….and what is the future for Hey Hey It’s Saturday, City Homicide and The X Factor Australia?

45 Comments:

  1. It’s amazing that trashy show “Lost” lasted for as long as it did!! A complicated mess of a show it should not have gone beyond season 1! Neighbours should also be on this list……

  2. Some people just can’t be pleased can they? Great list there David, a few of my favorites ended this year and it hasn’t been easy finding new shows to get into – I had to backtrack a bit and discover the likes of Chuck and 30 Rock.

  3. I think season 4 of The Tudors was the show I most enjoyed in 2010.
    Sometimes I was sorry though that I watched it too late at night, due to the horrific methods of execution used in those days. Made sleeping difficult!
    The story was complete, so it wasn’t axed, just finished.
    I think I’ll probably watch it again when the ABC gets around to showing it.
    Jonathan Rhys Meyers was just perfect as Henry!

    And as for Stargate Universe being cancelled, I’m disgusted.
    It started off a tad slowly, but by season 2 it was humming along.
    Will miss it heaps.
    No decent sci-fi on at all now.

  4. Yeah; as i geeky Lost fan I have to quibble over it being considered ‘axed’ as well; it was always going to end in 2010, that had been the plan, ridiculous ending or not; it wasn’t axed.

    24 was a Long time coming! as much as I love my Jack Bauer, they ran out of storylines, and were so limited with 24 hrs. i do hope they make movies tho 🙂

  5. Stargate Universe doesn’t get axed until 2011. It has 10 episodes remaining before it finishes it’s run. This is unless you are telling us the date when it was announced it was axed which was this year (2010).

  6. I did not know that Numbers and Satisfaction got the axe.

    I’m not suprised that Satisfaction got the axe. Major cast changes had something to do with it I bet.

    Has channel 10 shown all of the episodes of Numbers? If not, what was the last episode shown in Sydney?

  7. The Tudors ran for four seasons, has finished, and we finally get it on the ABC in 2011. Nice one. I guess its fair to say we know the basic plot, and a few years delay won’t have changed the relevance too much given the story is 500 years old.

  8. That final season of Satisfaction was awful, so, im not sorry to see that go at all.
    I would love to see 7 bring back X-factor next year, I think it has potential to grow, Altyan’s single has done quite well…so that could be a base to launch another season from. Given it hasnt been announced yet, i am not overly hopeful of its return however

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