Axed in 2011

Some were axed, some weren’t renewed, some decided to call it a day and some never even had a final decision (City Homicide, we’re lookin’ at you).

However you want to word it, here is a collection of shows we farewelled* in 2011:

Spicks and Specks
Can We Help?,
New Inventors,
Lawn Bowls,
Art Nation,
Bed of Roses,
Hungry Beast,

City Homicide,
Conviction Kitchen,
Wild Boys,

Ben Elton Live from Planet Earth,
Postcards (SA),
Rescue Special Ops,
Sea Patrol,
Top Design,
Million Dollar Drop,
Between the Lines,

TEN News (6:30, Late News)
Sports Tonight,
Video Hits,
6:30 with George Negus,

East West 101,

Park Street,

Hit List TV
WIN News (Tas, weekends)

My Life on the D-List,
Live to Dance,
The Event,
The Oprah Winfrey Show,

Brothers and Sisters,
Lie to Me,
Human Target,
No Ordinary Family,
The Event,
$#*! My Dad Says,
Mad Love,
The Defenders,
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,

United States of Tara,
The Hard Times of R.J. Berger,
The Playboy Club,
Free Agents,
Charlie’s Angels,
Bored to Death,
How to Make It In America,
In Treatment,
The Gates,
Stargate Universe,
Big Love

The Weakest Link,
Doctor Who Confidential,
The Inbetweeners,

Outrageous Fortune (NZ)
Iron Chef (Japan)

Future Unclear:
My Place (ABC)
Crownies (ABC)
At Home with Julia (ABC)
The Hamster Wheel (ABC)
The Gruen Transfer (ABC)
The Bazura Project (ABC)
The Marngrook Footy Show (ABC)
Twentysomething (ABC)
Top Gear Australia (Nine)
This is Your Life (Nine)
Four Weddings (Seven)
World’s Strictest Parents (Seven)
Kyle & Jackie O’s Night with the Stars (Seven)
The Renovators (TEN)
Good News Week (TEN)
Before the Game (TEN)
Junior MasterChef (TEN)
Ready Steady Cook (TEN)
Undercover Boss Australia (TEN)
Swift & Shift Couriers (SBS)
SLiDE (Foxtel)
Come Dine with Me Australia (Foxtel)
Terra Nova (US)
Torchwood (UK)

Still to be completed:

*includes some shows previously axed but airing for the last time in Australia, and some axed but yet to air finales.

This post updates.


  1. How can City Homicide be back if Shane Bourne is now in a “Rafters” like show on Channel 9?

    The way networks treat their shows and viewers these days is just dreadful!

    I’m still wating for Channel 9/Go/GEM or whoever to play out The New Adventures of Old Christine and Hot in Cleveland.

    Oh yeah, and whatever happened to Jerry Seinfeld’s “The Marriage Ref” on Channel 7????

    And Ready Steady Cook (TEN)???? Really???

  2. Sorry to harp on about it but does this story (written in September) mean TGA was cancelled and there will be no S5 (3rd on Nine)?

    • Will I don’t believe there will be any S5 I cannot confirm. Advice was pretty confusing at the time. As you can see, promises about episodes returning later in the year were not fulfilled either. Might see if I can get clarity later this month.

  3. Iron Chef’s last new regular episode aired in 1999 – it’s just that SBS took soooo long to buy the rights and air it that we took until this year to finish it.

  4. Channel 9 made a major axing rescue!!! Fans around the world are screaming for it to come back! On Facebook and we even have a rescue fan forum now with fans writing there own stories. Uk Canada America and further afield.

  5. From what I’ve been reading Before The Game looks as though it Will be returning to 10 in 2012, although how it will work without game footage and perhaps dressing room access will remain to be seen.

  6. FOX did not renew The Chicago Code, which was strong enough to deserve a second series. A lot of the shows mentioned have ‘run their course’; however I feel both US of Tara & Hungry Beast had more quality stories to tell.

  7. My Place is excellent the ABC just showed it at the wrong time. Santa brought the DVD for Christmas and the kids love it so good scheduling is imperative I will miss Crownies.

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