Did your favorite show get cancelled in 2013? After 25 seasons on the air, Lifetime Television canceled “America’s Most Wanted” hosted by John Walsh. The show was credited with capturing more than 1200 fugitives. After 15 seasons, CBS canceled Judge Joe Brown. The daytime courtroom show ended after parties involved reportedly couldn’t come to an agreement during negotiations regarding its fluctuating ratings and compensation reflective of those changes.
While some sci-fi shows worked for ABC, “666 Park Avenue” and “Zero Hour” were not as successful. Both shows centered on supernatural themes. CBS canceled the police drama “Golden Boy” along with “Rules of Engagement”.
The death of several stars also stood out in 2013. “Glee” star Cory Monteith died in July from his struggle with addiction. The young star who had struggled with drugs since his teens was engaged to “Glee” costar Lea Michelle. Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young whose recent credits include four seasons on the TNT police drama “Rizoli & Isles” took his own life in August; he was 29. One of the most shocking deaths of 2013 is the passing of the actor who portrayed Tony Soprano, James Gandolfini. At age 51, the actor passed away of an apparent heart attack in Italy on a trip to attend a film festival.