FX Humanely Puts TERRIERS Down

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“There is no box,” is not just an FX Network motto, it’s a way of life.

Or at least that was our takeaway from today’s chain of events surrounding the unfortunate cancellation of TERRIERS.

After-all, as any seasoned television critic or fan can attest, there is a good way and a bad way to cancel a beloved series. And while it’s never a a fun part of our job to report that a handful of hard working and incredibly talented writers, actors and crew members just lost their jobs, one would be hard-pressed to find fault in the manner in which the FX Network as a whole conducted itself.


Suffice to say, if TERRIERS were on any other network, we would not be talking about its cancellation mere days after the season finale aired. Rather, a Network Executive not wishing to deal with the inevitable blowback and negative press would more than likely choose to bury their head in the sand in the hopes that critics and fans would get the message when [insert your favorite show here] is conspicuously left off next season’s Fall schedule.

Luckily for us, FX President John Landgraf is not any other Network Executive. He’s a stand up guy who earlier today did something almost unheard of in Hollywood: He took accountability. Organizing a conference call with reporters in which he transparently and honestly discussed the reasons behind the network’s decision to cancel the critically acclaimed series, and in the process, honored everyone involved in the series whether they were in front of, behind the camera, or simply watched the series from home.

Evidently, there is a reason TERRIERS Executive Producer Shawn Ryan took to his twitter account to tweet “Don’t Blame FX They’re still 1st class,” effectively defending the Network that just put him out of a job.

Memo to ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS and the CW, take note.

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  • Intwtl

    Sad, probably one of the best new series on the tube.

  • Intwtl

    Sad, probably one of the best new series on the tube.

  • Intwtl

    Sad, probably one of the best new series on the tube.

  • Ace

    So sad about this. Such a great show. But this is definitely not a blame the network situation. They gave the show a full season to find an audience and it never did. 🙁

  • Dave

    Sad day for TV….

    Terriers was easily the best new show of this season. Maybe the best show this season all together.

  • Dave

    Sad day for TV….

    Terriers was easily the best new show of this season. Maybe the best show this season all together.

  • Dave

    Sad day for TV….

    Terriers was easily the best new show of this season. Maybe the best show this season all together.

  • Dave

    Sad day for TV….

    Terriers was easily the best new show of this season. Maybe the best show this season all together.

  • Dave

    I think we can somewhat blame FX though. They did horrible advertising the show. They rarely showed commercials and when they did it was Hank and Britt sitting there while a dog walked by. I have had two friends who actually thought the show was about dogs….(Yes I know dumb friends) But the point still stands they did horrible advertising the show. It sucks that the new boxing show they have on the other hand has had crazy advertising.

    Props to FX for giving it the whole season, but the fall of this show was ultimately their own fault.

  • Dave

    I think we can somewhat blame FX though. They did horrible advertising the show. They rarely showed commercials and when they did it was Hank and Britt sitting there while a dog walked by. I have had two friends who actually thought the show was about dogs….(Yes I know dumb friends) But the point still stands they did horrible advertising the show. It sucks that the new boxing show they have on the other hand has had crazy advertising.

    Props to FX for giving it the whole season, but the fall of this show was ultimately their own fault.