ABC is tossing some shows onto the trash heap today, too. "Scrubs" is toast and so is the new high-concept serial drama, "FlashForward."
"Scrubs" was canceled by NBC in 2008 and picked up by ABC in January 2009 for another chance. But without its star, Zach Braff, it just couldn't pull numbers. "FlashForward" struggled in ratings after a strong debut. That show's series finale will air May 27. Since the writers weren't warned about the cancellation, don't expect much closure to the big "blackout" mystery.
Allysa Milano's weak new sitcom, "Romantically Challenged," will also not be returning. And as we have suspected for awhile now, the network has had it with the only true gem in this bunch, "Better Off Ted." Now that was a funny show. But in its Tuesday night timeslot it eventually choked to death on the fumes of a rotting, unfunny dinosaur (that would be "Scrubs"). "Ted" would have thrived on Wednesday nights...
On a positive side, ABC has renewed the rebooted Alien drama, "V."