Modern Family and Cougar Town Picked Up, Southland Given the Axe

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Two of the funniest new shows on TV will remain on the air through May.

Both Modern Family and Cougar Town received full-season pick ups from ABC today, while NBC gave the axe to a show before its second season even premiered.

Cougar Town Poster
Modern Family Poster

Just two weeks prior to the October 23 debut of Southland, NBC pulled the plug on this NBC drama. Much to the chagrin of Michael Cudlitz, who played Ben McKenzie's partner on the series. He Tweeted:

"Don't go quietly. People need to know when they f--k up this big. Saw ep 2.1...Dumb f--king people. Call NBC and ask them where the promos are. I am serious."

Earlier this week, CBS announced full-season orders for NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife.

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Your network SUCKS. Those shows that you picked up SUCK. You axed Southland for that??? You SUCK. I am not watching Network TV anymore, good thing I still have FX it doesnt SUCK!


I cannot believe that Southland was cancelled. The show was awesome. Out of all the shows on TV I was so looking forward to this one starting up again. Seriously, who decides to keep crap on TV and get rid of the awesome shows? Someone needs to be fired!!!


NBC's supidity has grown even bigger than Jay Leno's chin. Whoever the official decision maker of NBC is has the brain of a 5 year old and can't tell the difference between good TV and crap.
A perfect example:
Southland... Good TV (cancelled)
Trauma... (Utter crap and still on the air)Probably the most inaccurate and insulting show based on EMS out there. Hey! NBC, EMS stands for Emergency Medical Services. Just thought you might want to know.
Back to Southland... Hopefully a network that knows what to do with a well written interesting drama will pick it up. It deserves a home like TNT (they know drama) or FX. NBC = Nothing But Crap


NBC has gone and done it again. Generally I would be upset. However, I don't watch NBC any longer.... haven't for years. I feel bad for all the people in Hollywood that are out of a job because of Jay Leno. It's no surprise that ABC put faith into their new comedies and treated their viewers with respect and kindness. Modern Family and Cougar Town may have not had the greatest ratings, but they are good programs. As for CBS, that is the network we watch the majority of the time and have been loyal NCIS viewers. We also enjoy Fringe and House on FOX. Luckily we have to HDTV DVR's, so we will not miss any of the good programming. NBC is wrong for cancelling Southland, even though I never watched it.

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Cougar Town Quotes

Laurie: Jules told me never to ask, but why do you call me Jellybean?
Ellie: Well JB, when Jules first hired you I thought you were so simple minded she could convince you that Jellybeans were more valuable than gold and subsequently pay you in Jellybeans. This concept was eventually shorted into your nickname, Jellybean.

Bonnie: I'm not perfect Jules.
Jules: Really.