ABC Shows Canceled: What 2013 TV Shows Wont Be Renewed And Why? [VIDEO & REPORT]

By Staff Reporter May 11, 2013 3:59 PM EDT
This image released by ABC shows cast members, clockwise from foreground left, Eliza Coupe, Damon Wayans Jr. , Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton and Adam Pally in a scene from the comedy series
This image released by ABC shows cast members, clockwise from foreground left, Eliza Coupe, Damon Wayans Jr. , Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton and Adam Pally in a scene from the comedy series "Happy Endings." The new season of the comedy premieres on Oct. 23 at 9:00p.m. EST on ABC.

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The Network has reportedly canceled five shows for the 2013 Fall Season:

1. "Happy Endings"

2. "Body of Proof"

3. "Malibu Country"

4. "How to Live with Your Parents"

5. "Red Widow"

We're saddened to see some of these shows get canceled but sometimes they just don't make the cut, which begs the question: How does network television decide when to cancel a show?

According to Philly.com TV shows thrive on mass audiences to keep them afloat. That means if a show doesn't have the viewership numbers to back up their program it will most likely be thrown into the canceled category.

Nielsen ratings help Networks measure the audience ratings and can count those who watch live or on the DVR up to seven days later. There are other factors that do come into play on deciphering on whether to cancel a show or not but viewership remains the most vital.

"Happy Endings", the single-camera comedy series, was the TV show that got the most feedback on Twitter after being canceled.

"The cancellation of #happyendings is criminal. Boo," celebrity fan Elizabeth Banks wrote.

The show was on its third season when the Network decided its cancellation.

"You guys are rad," "Happy Ending" actor, Zachary Knighton, tweeted. "We'll be back."

It was rumored that the show will find a new Network to call home just as TBS picked up "Cougar Town" after it was canceled by ABC in 2012, according to MSN.

So what shows weren't canceled by ABC?

1. "Grey's Anatomy"

2. "Castle"

3. "Last Man Standing"

4. "The Middle"

5. "Modern Family"

6. "Nashville"

7. "The Neighbors"

8. "One Upon A Time"

9. "Revenge"

10. "Scandal"

11. "Suburgatory "

ABC also plans on adding more comedy shows to their network like "Mixology," which is a show that reportedly features singles who are looking for love and "Super Fun Night," which is a show created by Rebel Wilson from "Bridesmaids." Another show called "Trophy Wife" will be joining the Network in addition to "Back in the Game" that stars Maggie Wilson and "The Goldbergs," which is a family comedy that is set in the 1980s.

In addition to comedy shows ABC also picked up dramas like "Once Upon A Time In Wonderland," which is a spinoff to the fantasy show, "The Returned," "Luck 7," "Betrayal," "Mind Games," and "Killer Women."

Did your favorite shows get canceled by ABC? Let us know in the comment section below if you're excited for the new series gracing the Network!

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