Say goodbye to witches, rhinestone cowboy hats, and Kathy Bates! More than 20 beloved (and some not-so-beloved) shows were canceled in the week leading up to network upfronts. Here's the rundown

By Marc Snetiker
May 18, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT


Seven freshman shows ended their run this year: GCB, Missing, Pan Am, and The River joined the previously sacked Man Up!, Work It, and Charlie’s Angels.


A Gifted Man got the boot, prompting star Patrick Wilson to candidly tweet, ”I couldn’t be happier.” The net also nixed CSI: Miami, How to Be a Gentleman, Rob, NYC 22, and the ironically forgotten procedural Unforgettable.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s twin caper Ringer and the witchy The Secret Circle failed to secure second seasons.


Bates’ Harry’s Law joined Awake, Bent, The Playboy Club, Best Friends Forever, The Firm, Free Agents, Prime Suspect, and Are You There, Chelsea?, making NBC this year’s most cancel-happy network.


Spooky thriller Alcatraz couldn’t scare up enough viewers to stick around, while Breaking In and the Bones spin-off The Finder couldn’t find life on Fox.