"My Generation," an ABC show that uses a documentary format to chronicle the lives of a group of young people from the Class of 2000, is the second casualty of the 2010-2011 TV season. The show was canceled due to poor ratings after just two episodes.
Acclaimed by critics even before it premiered, HBO's Prohiobition-era drama "Boardwalk Empire" was renewed for a second season the day after the show debuted. It stars Steve Buscemi as an Atlantic City crime boss.
The popular ABC dance competition is the only realty show to place in the top 10 best rated premieres for season. It offered star competitors such as Bristol Palin, above, David Hasselhoff, and "Jersey Shore"'s Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino.
Actor Steve Carell is leaving NBC's hit comedy "The Office" on a high note. Not only did the show's premiere score in the top 10 for this year, it was up 7 percent over last year. Carell has announced that he is leaving the show when the season ends in 2011.
"Outlaw," a new legal drama starring Jimmy Smits was a critical and ratings disaster for NBC and looks to go the way of Smits' last dramatic foray on CBS, which was canceled in the middle of its first season.
The legal woes of "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen did little to dampen enthusiasm for the comedy. The audience for this year's premiere was up 10 percent over last year and landed the sitcom in the top 10 of this year's premieres, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
CBS scored a hit with "S#*! My Dad Says," which has an opening that almost put the first-season comedy in the top tier. Critics were less kind and only time will tell whether the first-week viewers will stick around.
"Outsourced," an NBC comedy about
a management trainee for a Kansas City-based novelty company who is shipped to the company's relocated call center in India, was well-received by viewers and critics alike.