Official: NBC Cancels Damian Lewis’ Life

Well it’s pretty much official, even though NBC has yet to send out a press release saying it’s official, but Michael Ausiello over at EW recently came back from NBC’s infront presentation and is confirming that Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, and the gang over at the Life TV show will not be back for a third season. Such is the sad state of TV nowadays that you can have fifty exact Law and Order and CSI clones on the air at once, but for some reason there is no room for a cop show as cool, quirky, and fun as Life. Stupid networks. Stupid TV watchers. Ugh.

I don’t have much to say, except that I’ll miss Life. I’ll miss the very hot Dani Reese and her myriad of family issues, and I’ll miss Charlie Crews and his pseudo Zen nonsense. It was a great show, but we can at least be thankful that the producers sorta knew the show might not return for a third season, so they did do us a favor by wrapping up most, if not all of the show’s hanging plot threads in the Season 2 finale.

So, Life is gone. It was fun while it lasted. Here’s a look back at a great crime show that never got much of a chance. Too bad they didn’t call it CSI: Life. The stupid TV audience might have tuned in, then.



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  • Eric

    I agree…there’s only one GOOD CSI show and that’s the original…the others suck (especially CSI:Miami). This show was sooooo good. Quirky, intelligently written, characters you cared about, etc. It really pisses me how unbelievably stupid shows like Parks and Recreation can stay on the air, but great shows like Life and Pushing Daises get cancelled. STUPID, STUPID TV audience! Your stupid!

    • Hakmax

      ….. moonlight too

    • Disappointed Aussie

      I don’t know about in the US but in Aus the only reason it didn’t get watched is that it was on air at 11pm at night during the week. It never had a chance and it was one of the best series I’ve ever watched. I’ve been waiting for, and then searching for, series 3 only to find this post. This is not good news!

  • Eric

    I agree…there’s only one GOOD CSI show and that’s the original…the others suck (especially CSI:Miami). This show was sooooo good. Quirky, intelligently written, characters you cared about, etc. It really pisses me how unbelievably stupid shows like Parks and Recreation can stay on the air, but great shows like Life and Pushing Daises get cancelled. STUPID, STUPID TV audience! Your stupid!

  • http://damianlewisweb.com/ Ryanne

    A ‘Bring back Life’ campaign has been started.

    Go to http://twitter.com and tweet #bringbacklife and also tweet to http://twitter.com/USA_Network that it will be a perfect fit for their network.

    Also here are some more ideas:
    http://boards.nbc.com/nbc/index.php?showtopic=822269

  • http://damianlewisweb.com Ryanne

    A ‘Bring back Life’ campaign has been started.

    Go to http://twitter.com and tweet #bringbacklife and also tweet to http://twitter.com/USA_Network that it will be a perfect fit for their network.

    Also here are some more ideas:
    http://boards.nbc.com/nbc/index.php?showtopic=822269

  • erika

    A big MEH! to NBC. I loved Life. I was totally attached to this show. I can’t believe NBC did it such a disservice (how often did YOU see commercials for Life? I watch a lot of NBC, and I rarely saw a promo). Amazing that a show that garners around 6 million on the last place network doesn’t get another shot. I’m not sure I can stomach all those hours of Leno, Mandel and Trump. So very, very sad for really, really good television.

  • erika

    A big MEH! to NBC. I loved Life. I was totally attached to this show. I can’t believe NBC did it such a disservice (how often did YOU see commercials for Life? I watch a lot of NBC, and I rarely saw a promo). Amazing that a show that garners around 6 million on the last place network doesn’t get another shot. I’m not sure I can stomach all those hours of Leno, Mandel and Trump. So very, very sad for really, really good television.

  • Camilla

    Crying out loud…. :( Danish girl here, watched one episode, and had to get both seasons. I’ve just searched the internet, desperately looking for a season 3, and saw your article.. Totally dissapointed! How could they!!!??

    F*** all of the different versions of CSI, and other wannabe-shows, and send an actually interesting, entertaining and addicting serie instead of.

    Totally bummed out…

  • Camilla

    Crying out loud…. :( Danish girl here, watched one episode, and had to get both seasons. I’ve just searched the internet, desperately looking for a season 3, and saw your article.. Totally dissapointed! How could they!!!??

    F*** all of the different versions of CSI, and other wannabe-shows, and send an actually interesting, entertaining and addicting serie instead of.

    Totally bummed out…

  • Frank

    Figures.
    I watch 60 minutes of TV a week and that’s the one they cancel.
    Probably didn’t survive because you actually had to think to enjoy it. Wasn’t a dancing/Idol/doctor clone.
    So much for the future of America. Mindless idiots.

  • Frank

    Figures.
    I watch 60 minutes of TV a week and that’s the one they cancel.
    Probably didn’t survive because you actually had to think to enjoy it. Wasn’t a dancing/Idol/doctor clone.
    So much for the future of America. Mindless idiots.