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Axed: Murphy Brown, The Passage, Lethal Weapon.

Plus: Star, Speechless, Splitting Up Together, Happy Together & Life in Pieces.

Alongside US renewals there have been a swag of cancellations too: Murphy Brown, The Passage, Lethal Weapon, Star, Speechless, Splitting Up Together, Happy Together and Life in Pieces.

Murphy Brown has been axed after just one season, despite Candice Bergen’s hopes to film a new season. The revival of the 1980s-90s sitcom averaged 6 million total live US viewers, and screened in Australia on 10.

The Passage will also not return for a second season. The series starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Henry Ian Cusick and is currently screening in Australia on 7flix.

Splitting Up Together, which also screened here on Seven, ends at 2 seasons. It featured Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson as exes who live together and redevelop feelings for each other.

Lethal Weapon ends at three seasons. The show originally starred Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans as a buddy cop duo, but after Crawford was fired he was replaced with Seann William Scott. This airs locally on Nine.

Speechless was cancelled by FOX after three seasons, although it will be shopped around by producers. It screened in Australia on ELEVEN.

Empire spin-off Star, which also screened briefly on ELEVEN is also no more.

Happy Together, which starred tarred Damon Wayans, Jr. and Amber Stevens, has also been cancelled.

Life in Pieces will end after its fourth season, which is currently airing in the US. It has been averaging 5.75 million viewers.

Source: Variety, EOnline

14 Responses

  1. I enjoyed Murphy Brown, even though it was very political and made clearly at the expense of a certain US president. I loved Lethal Weapon but will admit without Clayne the show has kinda sucked.

  2. Most these were on life support and/or going nowhere but “Life in pieces” is one of the best comedies on Tv,especially with most the canned laughter rubbish unwatchable

  3. Can’t believe Felix Mallard (Ben from Neighbours) wasn’t mentioned for Happy Together in your write up. They’ve been putting it on after Neighbours probably purely because of Felix. It’s a truly awful show.

    1. I was thinking the same thing (regarding Felix).

      Out of curiosity (without knowing it had been cancelled), I checked out a preview clip yesterday and it was absolutely intolerable.

  4. Here’s a few more:

    Proven Innocent (ABC), The Fix (Fox), For the People (ABC), The Cool Kids (Fox), Fam (CBS), Whiskey Cavalier (ABC), plus others.

    Not sure if any of these have reached Aussie shores either on FTA or Foxtel or whatever.

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