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128 Ending or Cancelled TV Shows for the 2015-16 Season

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Here's a list of TV shows that aired (or were expected to air) during the 2015-16 season (roughly September 2015 through August 2016) and that also won't be back for the 2016-17 season.Most recent additions: Project Greenlight (HBO), Maron (IFC), Hunters (Syfy), Uncle Buck (ABC), Inspector Lewis (PBS), Lockup (MSNBC), Top Gear (History), Thirteen (BBC America), Bella and the Bulldogs (Nickelodeon), Vinyl (HBO), Unusual Suspects (Discovery), Killer Confessions (Discovery), Hollywood & Crime (Discovery), The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead (Discovery), 7 Little Johnstons (TLC), Sheriff Callie's Wild West (Disney Junior), Sanjay and Craig (Nickelodeon), Penny Dreadful (Showtime), Deadbeat (Hulu), Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (ITV), Suddenly Royal (TLC), Rush Hour (CBS), Damien (A&E), Limitless (CBS), Castle (ABC), House of Lies (Showtime), The Mysteries of Laura (NBC), Recovery Road (Freeform), Faking It (MTV), Undateable (NBC), Game of Silence (NBC), Telenovela (NBC), Crowded (NBC), Heartbeat (NBC), Second Chance (Fox), Bordertown (Fox), Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (Fox), Grandfathered (Fox), The Grinder (Fox), Galavant »

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Chris Evans' Top Gear lost a third of its iPlayer audience during series

26 July 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Presenter claims BBC show is ‘repositioning the way’ people watch TV – but figures show its total ratings halved

Chris Evans said Top Gear was “repositioning” the way people watch TV in the era of on-demand viewing, but the BBC show lost a third of its audience on the BBC’s iPlayer during its first series without Jeremy Clarkson.

The first episode of Top Gear drew more than 1.4 million requests on the BBC’s catch-up service after it returned at the end of May, but by the time of the fourth episode three weeks later, the number had fallen by half a million to 901,000.

Related: Chris Evans quits BBC Top Gear after just one series

The way Top Gear is being viewed is repositioning the way television is consumed. Last week 9 millions viewers. This week we shall see.

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- John Plunkett

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Time Commanders gameshow returning to the BBC

26 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jul 26, 2016

A third series of the BBC historical military strategy game Time Commanders appears to be on the way...

Is it your dream to replicate the military achievements of Alexander the Great via the medium of modern games engines, live on TV? Then you, my friend, are in luck.

BBC Four has put out a call for teams of three people to take part in the return  of Time Commanders, a "popular historical military strategy series, where teams go head-to-head with some of the greatest generals from history".

During its brief 2003-2005 tenure, Time Commanders saw teams reenact historical battles using a games engine more or less imported wholesale from real-time strategy game Rome: Total War. It was hosted by Scottish broadcaster Eddie Mair before Top Gear's Richard Hammond took over. 

The call for participants appears to have preceded an official announcement in this case. The revived »

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YouTube stars rethink Top Gear and Motd for the Facebook generation

26 July 2016 4:24 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Video makers are creating a new breed of shows covering cars, food, football and more – and turning to platforms such as Snapchat to distribute them

“We were used to sitting down on a Sunday night and watching three ageing men present a car show, but there wasn’t really a Top Gear for the Facebook generation, ” says Adnan Ebrahim.

He didn’t put up with this state of affairs: he co-founded Car Throttle, an online community for young petrolheads, spawning a YouTube channel that now has nearly 1.2 million subscribers.

Related: YouTubers hit mainstream as digital media become top choice for new talent

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- Stuart Dredge

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Robot Wars interview: presenter Angela Scanlon

24 July 2016 4:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jul 25, 2016

We chat with one of the new Robot Wars presenters about carnage and camaraderie behind the scenes on the revived BBC Two show...

Read our review of the first episode of the revived Robot Wars, here.

Irish broadcaster and journalist Angela Scanlon makes up one half of the new Robot Wars presenting team. For the next few weeks, she and Dara O'Briain will be talking viewers through the hyper-competitive world of flippers, pushers and spinners at 8pm on Sundays on BBC Two as the destruction-happy show counts down to its final battle.

Move over Top Gear, there's a new sheriff in town...

We love Robot Wars. I think because it showcases the best and worst of humanity, our ingenuity and our bloodthirsty desire to destroy things.

[Laughs] Me too! That is a perfect, perfect summary of the show.

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Joining Top Gear was like being parachuted into a war, says Rory Reid

22 July 2016 6:33 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Presenter says he was surprised by the level of hostility when Chris Evans took over from Jeremy Clarkson on BBC show

Top Gear presenter Rory Reid has said joining the BBC motoring show was “like being a soldier parachuted into a war”.

Newcomer Reid said he expected a “pretty big change” in the format of the next series after presenter Chris Evans resigned, but said he had not yet signed a new contract.

Related: Chris Evans quits BBC Top Gear after just one series

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- John Plunkett

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Cinecittà appoints Us representative

17 July 2016 8:50 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Producer Migde Velazquez has been appointed Us representative and head of international operations to Rome’s Cinecittà Studios in Los Angeles.

Velazquez will be tasked with Us and international sales of Cinecittà’s locations and production services as the iconic studio seeks to expand its profile in the Us.

She will also advise on European production strategies and tax credits.

Velazquez reports to Cinecittà Studios CEO Giuseppe Basso and will work closely with Apa’s Matt Birch, who has represented Cinecittà Studios in the Us for more than six years.

With more than 15 years of physical production experience, including 10 years as a line producer in the Us and Europe for American and UK productions, Velazquez’s credits include Third Person and Le Grand Tour (previously Top Gear) for Amazon.

“It is very important for us to have someone in the U.S. who can meet with our customers in advance to discuss their projects and guarantee that we »

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Dungeons & Dragons and dangerous games | Brief letters

17 July 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

South East London Wargames Group | Boris Johnson’s image in France | Response to foreign secretary’s limerick | Andrea Leadsom and male nannies | Tennis heart-throbs | Zoe Williams for Top Gear

Your article (In the dragon’s den, G2, 14 July) brought out the geek in me: aged 17, in 1974, at a meeting of the South East London Wargames Group (venue: Grove Park Youth Centre), my friends and I acquired a boxed set of Dungeons & Dragons from an American guest. I suspect we were the first people in the UK to play, so by the 80s this was old hat to us. But I recall the huge excitement and pleasure of our first campaign, which lasted nine months and almost certainly clipped a grade off each of my A-Levels!

Stephen Johnson

Burpham, Surrey

• In the 40 years I spent working at the Foreign Office, I was often reminded of the old adage that a diplomat »

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‘The Grand Tour’ Photos: First Look at Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May’s Sweeping New Amazon Series

17 July 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Amazon has just released the first set of images from its new original series, which is currently on location in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May appear in the “first-ever studio tent recording” of their new show “The Grand Tour,” which follows the trio’s post–”Top Gear” automotive adventures.

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Clarkson, Hammond and May co-presented the highly popular BBC series for more than a decade until their joint departure last year. This new venture continues in a similar vein, with the three hosts traveling the world and driving around in various exotic locales. Naming the show proved difficult, with “Gear Knob” being floated as a possible title before the three eventually settled on “The Grand Tour.”

Read More: Amazon 2016 Pilots: ‘The Interestings’ and ‘The Last Tycoon,’ Reviewed

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- Michael Nordine

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‘The Grand Tour’ Photos: First Look at Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May’s Sweeping New Amazon Series

17 July 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Amazon has just released the first set of images from its new original series, which is currently on location in Johannesburg, South Africa. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May appear in the “first-ever studio tent recording” of their new show “The Grand Tour,” which follows the trio’s post–”Top Gear” automotive adventures.

Read More: Amazon Prime Day Deals: 18 Great Films And Television Shows To Buy Right Now

Clarkson, Hammond and May co-presented the highly popular BBC series for more than a decade until their joint departure last year. This new venture continues in a similar vein, with the three hosts traveling the world and driving around in various exotic locales. Naming the show proved difficult, with “Gear Knob” being floated as a possible title before the three eventually settled on “The Grand Tour.”

Read More: Amazon 2016 Pilots: ‘The Interestings’ and ‘The Last Tycoon,’ Reviewed

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- Michael Nordine

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Top Gear: The Challenges – simple comic genius of three men in a car

14 July 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From turning a truck into an amphibious vehicle and sailing it across the Channel to putting a Reliant Robin into space, Clarkson, Hammond and May clearly revel in the pure fun of their preposterous ideas

Set aside your prejudices for a moment and consider the facts. Can you think of a potentially funnier 15 minutes of TV than an effort to convert three cars into amphibious vehicles and sail them across the Channel? Can you think of a more touchingly Sisyphean task than asking a group of rocket enthusiasts to turn a Reliant Robin into a space shuttle?

It seems to have become received wisdom that the first post-Jeremy Clarkson series of Top Gear failed because of its presenters. Chris Evans continues to maintain he was a square peg in a round hole and that Matt LeBlanc should drive the show on its next outing. Yes, the presenters were part of the problem, »

- Michael Hann

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Top Gear Cenotaph stunt: no further probe says BBC

14 July 2016 3:57 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

BBC Trust rules out further investigation after claims that complaints about Matt LeBlanc doing ‘doughnuts’ near war memorial were shrugged off

The BBC Trust has ruled out further investigation of Top Gear’s controversial Cenotaph stunt after complaints that the BBC had attempted to “shrug off” people’s concerns with a “cut and paste” apology.

Chris Evans, who has since stepped down from his Top Gear role, apologised after co-host Matt LeBlanc and rally driver Ken Block were filmed doing “doughnuts” close to the central London war memorial and said the footage would never be used.

Related: Chris Evans quits BBC Top Gear after just one series

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- John Plunkett

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Fast 8 Won't Let Helen Mirren Get Behind the Wheel

13 July 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the last few years, a new trend has emerged where actors have started to actually land the roles they've been actively campaigning for in the press. After mentioning his desire to play Gambit in numerous interviews, Channing Tatum was actually cast as Gambit in 20th Century Fox's new spinoff, which starts filming later this year. Last year, Oscar Winner Helen Mirren revealed it's her "grand ambition" to star in a Fast & Furious movie as a "mad driver," and earlier this year, it was confirmed that she actually has joined the cast of Fast and Furious 8. Unfortunately, the actress recently confirmed that she won't be doing any actual driving.

The actress confirmed she had joined Fast 8 in an interview last month, where she revealed that she only agreed to star in the movie if they would let her drive. The actress is quite the skilled driver, having appeared on an episode of the U. »

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Fake it to make it: a history of TV shams

13 July 2016 9:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

After the furore over the BBC’s Trainspotting (not-so) Live, we look at the phenomenon of fakery on ‘factual’ TV from Frozen Planet to Top Gear

‘It was not captioned as live on-screen to viewers, but in the excitement of a live broadcast, it was mistakenly suggested that it was a live spot.” A BBC spokesperson there, reacting to the startling revelation that footage of a Class 66 train on Monday night’s episode of Trainspotting Live was not, in fact, live. Even though host Peter Snow had excitedly proclaimed, “We’ve just seen one going past … There we are, Class 66” and the show was called Trainspotting Live. In reality, the footage was five months old, and had been included to inject a drab episode with the kind of pizazz only a Class 66 diesel locomotive can provide.

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- Luke Holland

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Billie Piper webchat – your questions answered on Madonna, fertility and Doctor Who

13 July 2016 5:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Shouting ‘Pop’ on TV aged 12, why Chris Evans’ son should host Top Gear, Timothy Dalton in a hoodie, Lady Macbeth, Rose Tyler and the Roots – all covered by the popstar turned actor in her webchat

1.55pm BST

Thanks for joining me on this rainy afternoon. I'm about to go and learn more lines. I've very much enjoyed your intense line of questioning - big up the Guardian!

1.54pm BST

boobks 37m asks:

Who was your childhood hero? Who’s your hero now?

I loved Madonna, and Michael Jackson - I loved dancing, so... and Madonna was the beginning of all that chippy feminism wasn't it? It really was the beginning of that. Not of feminism itself, but that front-footed, sexually aware, ballsy, super smart, non-stop wonders.

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Silke Plovier asks:

Best moment in your life?

I think my children being born. Definitely the best moments of your life.

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BBC admits Trainspotting Live gaffe as viewers go loco over old footage

13 July 2016 1:43 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Corporation says Peter Snow got ‘overexcited’ when he saw diesel engine and failed to highlight that clip was five months old

The BBC has admitted it went off the rails when it failed to highlight that it was using five-month-old footage in Trainspotting Live.

During the show, which aired on BBC4 on Monday night, host Peter Snow excitedly told viewers that there was live footage of a diesel locomotive travelling along a track.

Related: Chris Evans' Top Gear 'is bigger global hit than Jeremy Clarkson version'

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- Mark Sweney

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11 Celebrated & Iconic Seats and Sofas

13 July 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Couches, sofas, chairs and thrones – these might seem to be some of the more mundane props on TV but they’re often seen the most frequently. Distinctive Chesterfields, a handmade furniture manufacturer based in Yorkshire, are celebrating the most iconic and famous of all seats in TV history with 11 illustrated images.

The Iron Throne

“The breath of the greatest dragon forged the Iron Throne…the swords of the vanquished, a thousand them, melted together like so many candles.”

– Viserys Targaryen

Located in the Great Hall of the Red Keep beneath the seven-pointed star of the Faith of the Seven and commissioned by King Joffrey, Game of Thrones’ Iron Throne is perhaps the most iconic in the series, forged from 1000 surrendered swords.

Central Perk Sofa

The slightly tattered orange mohair sofa in Friends’ Central Perk coffee shop is the setting of so many iconic scenes and becomes its own plot device »

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Chris Evans' Top Gear 'is bigger global hit than Jeremy Clarkson version'

12 July 2016 7:13 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

BBC’s commercial arm says revamped show sold to more countries than before, despite being a ratings flop in the UK

Chris EvansTop Gear may have been a ratings flop in the UK, but abroad it is proving to be a bigger hit than Jeremy Clarkson’s version of the show.

Top Gear is considered to be the BBC’s biggest global brand with sales of the TV show, DVDs, books, live shows and other merchandise thought to be worth more than £50m a year.

Related: Chris Evans' hits and misses: from Tfi Friday to Top Gear

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- Mark Sweney

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Chris Evans says Matt LeBlanc should be Top Gear 'captain' after leaving the show

10 July 2016 12:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Radio 2 DJ who quit after one series says former Friends star Matt LeBlanc and BBC2 flagship show are ‘made for each other’

Matt LeBlanc is the “captain” that Top Gear needs going forward, Chris Evans has insisted as he admitted his tenure as host of the BBC2 motoring show “was not meant to be”.

The Radio 2 DJ, who quit after one series, said Top Gear and the former Friends star “were made for each other” and heaped praise on LeBlanc for his dedication to the programme.

Related: Top Gear: the verdict on the first post-Clarkson season

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Top Gear's Chris Harris builds on YouTube hit with global BBC show

8 July 2016 4:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

BBC America series will see presenter get behind the wheel of the ‘newest, fastest and coolest cars on the road’

Top Gear presenter Chris Harris has landed his own international show on the BBC just days after his co-presenter Chris Evans quit the BBC2 motoring series.

Harris, a motoring journalist and presenter who was one of Evans’ first hires when he took over Top Gear from Jeremy Clarkson, will front a new show called Chris Harris on Cars, based on his popular YouTube series.

Related: Chris Evans quits BBC Top Gear after just one series

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- John Plunkett and Mark Sweney

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