Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicTelevisionOther - Television · 2 months ago

When TV shows are cancelled, are they given a chance to have a proper finale?

11 Answers

Relevance
  • Erik
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Sometimes yes, sometimes no.  MASH was, so they all left, and it was one of the most watched shows in history.  NYPD Blue, yes.  Star Trek, no.  Married with Children, no, even though it was on for more than ten years (I think).

    The difference is "cancelled" usually means the show is not doing well, therefore they don't care.  When a show is successful, but they just feel it's time to end it, that show is more likely to get a finale with some kind of ending.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 2 months ago

    Not all-

    A lot of shows when they are cancelled, the decision is made a year in advance, this gives the writers time to prepare the episodes, and the actors to prep for it. This way the show can air a finale that gives closure to the show, and sometimes even will leave the door open to a possibly revival down the road.

    However, some shows go in limbo and don't get the chance! What I mean is every contract year a show is up for re-newal, and the network decides based on ratings in the "off season" whether or not to bring them back/or not. Some shows will air a season finale "thinking" they are coming back, only to find out they have been cancelled.

    A good example would be Full House- The producers "thought" they were coming back for a 9th season, and they wrote a very weak season finale, only to find out in May that the show was cancelled.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • Jim
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Unfortunately no. Few do, like Mike and Molly.  Most shows are cancelled after the end of a season so they don't come back on to have a farewell episode. 

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • Dave
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Not always.  CBS had a habit of cancelling popular shows with no proper finale.  

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • 2 months ago

    It depends on the show. Usually not unless it was a successful show in the past.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 2 months ago

    Sometimes. If they announce it before they film the last batch of episodes. Sometimes the network doesn't decide until after the season has aired and then it's too late.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • 2 months ago

    Most the time no they aren't. But if they are notified before they film the finale then they can

    Usually the long running shows are given a heads up for a final season. 

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It depends.  If the network lets the producers know far enough ahead of time, they are usually able to wrap everything up and film a proper finale.  But sometimes shows are canceled after they've filmed or aired the last episode of the season, so they have no way of providing closure.  Also, some are canceled in the middle of the season if they don't perform well.  Again, in cases like that there's not enough warning to wrap things up.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes. When shows are cancelled, they usually run to the end of the season without a proper finale.

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    sometimes yes sometimes no

    • Commenter avatarLog in to reply to the answers
Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.