What TV shows were cancelled in 2011?


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Several high-profile TV shows were canceled in 2011, including SyFy's "Battlestar Galactica" spin-off "Caprica" and CBS's "Criminal Minds" spin-off "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior." NBC canceled the controversial comedy "Outsourced," which was accused of racial insensitivity for how it portrayed Indian Americans.

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Other lesser-known shows axed by NBC in 2011 included "The Cape," "Chase," "The Event"," "The Paul Reiser Show" and "Perfect Couples." TV.com named "The Cape" the season's "biggest flop".

ABC killed off "Better with You," "Brothers and Sisters," "Detroit 1-8-7" and "No Ordinary Family," among others. There were rumors that "Brothers and Sisters" would be renewed for a final season, says TV.com, but it didn't survive.

CBS canceled crop of shows included "Chaos," "The Defenders," "Mad Love" and "$#*! My Dad Says," a William Shatner vehicle based on a popular Twitter account. Despite decent ratings for the show, CBS pulled the plug anyway, which the network has a history of doing with comedies, according to TV By the Numbers.

Fox canceled "Lone Star" after only two episodes. Other shows that didn't make the cut included "Human Target," "Lie to Me," "Traffic Light" and "Running Wilde," creator Mitch Hurwitz's follow-up to the popular "Arrested Development."

On cable, HBO cut "In Treatment," TNT canceled "Men of a Certain Age" and SyFy canceled "Stargate Universe."

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