8 Freshman Shows That Just Got Axed

With so many great series on TV these days, it can be hard for new comedies and dramas to stand out. Case in point? Several freshman shows have recently been canceled after failing to resonate with audiences in their debut seasons. Below, check out eight new TV shows that just got axed.

1. BrainDead

Danny Pino stars in CBS's Braindead

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The quirky CBS comedy marked the first new project from showrunners Robert and Michelle King, following the conclusion of The Good Wife. Despite their past success on the network, this latest effort proved to be significantly less popular with audiences. Since its summer debut, the show averaged a low 0.4 among the key 18–49 demographic, making it easy to see why the network decided to axe it.

The cancellation doesn’t mean that the Kings are out of business with CBS though. The husband and wife duo are now serving as showrunners for the network’s Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight despite initially suggesting they’d be taking a backseat on the project.