Show Status Notes

Boot Camp

The reality-show boom may have produced some interesting shows, but not all of them could survive (pun intended). We had one glorious season (or maybe that should read “one sort-of- interesting-if- there-was- nothing-else- on-to-watch season”), and got a true reality hero in the balloon-sculpting Yaney, but it turns out that Americans didn’t want to read recaps of a show that was only marginally interesting in the first place. Cue “Taps” and give this one a military burial.

Bored to Death

Boston Public

Don’t worry, kids. We just know David E. Kelley is going to write a show for next fall about how mean old TWoP sent his high-school drama to Permanent Hiatus. Until then, relive the shootings, the stabbings, the pregnancies, the oral-sex scandals, and the Anthony Heald right here. Or, you could just SMELL THAT SHOE!

Breaking Bad

Walter White Über Alles.

Breaking Pointe

If it had included a single Dance Mom, would it have lasted more two barely seen seasons?


We stuck with this show for one full season…which is quite a bit longer than most of these bitches’ marriages will last. Come on, you were thinking it!

Brilliant But Cancelled

Britney and Kevin: Chaotic

The days of Cheetos and Red Bull… Parting is indeed such sweet VOMIT! as we wave good-riddance to the slo-mo Amtrak derailment that was the ego-trip called Britney & Kevin: Chaotic. Indeed, if years from now you can’t remember what this show was, and reading the recaps you doubt it could possibly have been as bad as it was made out to be, just absorb this tidbit: the show was supposed to be six episodes, UPN crammed the last two together so it could air the reruns of the spectacularly low-rated Veronica Mars sooner.

Brothers and Sisters

Thank you to ABC for finally cancelling this show after five long seasons.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Completely improbably, this little WB offering about a blonde teenaged girl fighting vampires and saving the world turned out to be one of the best and most original shows on television. Just as improbably, the show’s precipitous drop in quality in the last three seasons made us want to jam stakes in our eyes as well as our hearts. It was the best of shows, it was the worst of shows, but after seven seasons, Sarah Michelle Gellar had had enough, and so had we.


After an excruciatingly slow first batch of episodes, Amy Sherman Palladino’s typically hyper-verbose characters became unexpectedly endearing — but for ABC Family (and most viewers), it was too late.

Burn Notice

Readers were all burned out.



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