10 Stars Who Were Blindsided By Their Show’s Cancellation
The television industry is extremely cutthroat and competitive. It’s perfectly normal for hundreds of scripts to be thrown out, filmed pilots to go unaired and greenlit shows to be canceled after only one or two episodes. What’s left is a short list of high performing television shows with great ratings and a strong fan base. Unfortunately, competitive time slots within and between networks can make or break a show. While it’s sometimes not surprising when a new series gets canceled, there have been times that networks pull the plug on a hit show prematurely or even without warning! Here’s a list of 10 stars who were blindsided by their show’s cancellation!
10. Cast of Nashville
When ABC pulled the plug on Nashville in May 2016, many fans were shocked and upset. The popular musical drama had only been on the air for four seasons and had a small, but fiercely strong fan base. According to online reports, many of the cast members were blindsided by the news. In an interview with Charles Esten, he said he found out about the cancellation when we did! He got the news via text message from series creator, Callie Khouri, right as the news went viral. Thankfully, about a month later the series was picked up by CMT for a fifth season!
9. Jennifer Love Hewitt — Ghost Whisperer
No one was more shocked to hear that Ghost Whisperer would be cancelled after only five seasons than leading actress, Jennifer Love Hewitt. A decline in ratings caused the network to abruptly cancel the series and according to Hewitt, it didn’t allow them enough time to give the show a proper goodbye which was upsetting to her. “For me, it was a total shock…I thought our next season would probably be the last, just because the show had been on for a really long time. It’s hard to come up with new things that will keep people intrigued, but I never thought in a million years that was going to have been our last season,” she said.