Five of television's major networks recently announced programming cancellations for shows that won't be making a comeback appearance next season. Some of the cancellation announcements were expected, but other shows with a loyal fan base came as unwanted news to TV viewers who will be losing some of their favorite shows. Although many series on these five big networks have seen their last day, it does leave schedule openings for new shows to test their luck with audiences and earn viewership from some of the lost shows. NBC has already released some of the trailers it has picked up for the next season including a well mixed set of comedies and dramas to reel viewers in. You'll find two of NBC's new series trailers below, the first of 'The Playboy Club' based off the "icon that changed American culture," and 'Are You There Vodka? It's Me Chelsea,' a made-for-TV version of Chelsea Handler's best-selling novel.
First, take a look at which shows got the ax, plus a preview of some new additions that were picked up:
Cancellations: 'Better with You,' 'Brothers and Sisters,' 'Detroit 1-8-7,' 'Mr. Sunshine,' 'My Generation,' 'No Ordinary Family,' 'Off the Map,' 'V'
New Series: 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Last Man Standing,' 'Apartment 23,' 'Good Christian Belles,' 'Pam Am,' 'Revenge,' 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Scandal,' 'The River,' 'Work It,' 'Man Up,' 'Suburgatory'
Cancellations: 'The Defenders,' 'Mad Love,' 'Medium,' '$#*! My Dad Says'
New Series: 'Person of Interest,' 'Two Broke Girls,' 'How to Be a Gentleman,' 'Unforgettable,' 'The 2-2'
Cancellations: 'Breaking In,' 'The Chicago Code,' 'Lie to Me,' 'Human Target,' 'Lone Star,' 'Running Wilde,' 'Traffic Light'
New Series: 'The Finder,' 'Napoleon Dynamite,' 'Alcatraz,' 'Allen Gregory,' 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter,' 'New Girl,' 'Terra Nova,' 'The X Factor'
Cancellations:'America's Next Great Restaurant,' 'The Cape,' 'Chase,' 'The Event,' 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Law & Order: LA,' 'Outsourced,' 'The Paul Reiser Show,' 'Perfect Couples,' 'School Pride'
New Series: 'The Playboy Club,' 'Grimm,' 'Prime Suspect,' 'Whitney,' 'Free Agents,' 'Smash,' 'Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea,' 'Bent,' 'Awake,' 'Up All Night'
Cancellations: 'Smallville,' 'Life Unexpected'
New Series: 'The Ringer,' 'H8R'
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