Networks Cancel “Scorpion,” “Great News”

CBS has cancelled both its think tank-themed drama procedural series “Scorpion” after four seasons, and its workplace comedy “Superior Donuts” after two seasons. Additionally, NBC has axed its workplace/family comedy “Great News” after two seasons.

“Scorpion,” which followed a team of genius misfits who work as a Homeland Security think tank to solve mostly computer and engineering related problems that threaten to cause disasters. The show wrapped its fourth season in April.

‘News’ was well reviewed but sadly failed to score strong enough ratings despite being moved to a prime position for its second season behind “Will & Grace” on Thursdays.

This news continues the wave of cancellations taking place in the past few days ahead of the TV network upfronts which kick off Monday in Los Angeles. Not every show, however, is getting killed as CBS has now renewed four ‘on the bubble’ shows – “Criminal Minds,” “Instinct,” “Man with a Plan” and “Life in Pieces”. Additionally, ABC has renewed its recently launched firefighter drama “Station 19”.

Source: Variety