It’s official: some shows are just not going to return this year. Upfronts was all last week and in the process, the networks sealed some of our favorites from never returning on the small screen. (Truth be told, some we could do without. But that’s not the purpose of this post.)

We here at NoWhiteNoise also have a few we’re quite saddened over. These series will never get to finish their stories — we’ll never know what happens after that awesome cliffhanger. Sad. So, here are just a few cancellations we’re taking quite passive aggressively, and in the comments share yours!

It helps to share the grief, you know?


One of the most genius series I’ve seen in a long time. Quality TV with superb acting! NBC can’t handle high-concept dramas. I feel for you, Jason Isaacs.


It was absurd but it had me on the edge of my seat and I love SMG!

The Secret Circle

The show’s ratings weren’t the best, but they were better than most of The CW’s shows. How could they renew Gossip Girl and not renew TSC? It’s so sad that every show Britt Robertson is in gets cancelled. Give the girl a chance. First LUX, now this. The show was fun and suspenseful; it was a stupid move canceling it.


It really started to find it’s footing toward the end (though I admit the season finale was a bit of a mess).   Desperate Housewives wasn’t really going to give it any ratings, imo, and then ABC aired two episodes in one night and took it off for a week.  It was just bad placement and I don’t think the network committed.  It had the makings to be really good guilty pleasure TV.


Okay, okay, okay…so technically it ended, but also technically NBC made that decision for the show. And it’s been months, but I’m still not over it. A month ago, “Rivers and Roads” popped up on shuffled and I cried (not really, but you understand). Two days ago, I accidentally stumbled across a Chuck GIF on Tumblr and almost had a breakdown (this one may have been real). Truthfully, I don’t ever think a show will replace what Chuck is for me. One of the best shows of my generation, and my favorite show of all time. I’m calling it. And there’s lots of time left!