These shows won't return
Ask the Times gets a lot of questions about TV shows not coming back for another season. So if you've missed the coverage of the major networks' announcements in the Times or elsewhere, here's the current list of canceled or concluded shows, according to the excellent website www.thefutoncritic.com. As usual, it's subject to change:
NBC: America's Next Great Restaurant, Chase, Friday Night Lights, Law & Order: LA, Outlaw, Outsourced, Perfect Couples, The Cape, The Event, The Paul Reiser Show, School Pride and Undercovers.
ABC: Better With You, Brothers & Sisters, Detroit 1-8-7, Greek (ABC Family), Mr. Sunshine, My Generation, No Ordinary Family, Off the Map, Skating With the Stars, Supernanny, The Whole Truth and V.
CBS: CHAOS, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Live to Dance, Mad Love, Medium, $#*! My Dad Says and The Defenders.
FOX: Breaking In, Human Target, Lie To Me, Lone Star, Running Wilde, The Chicago Code, The Good Guys and Traffic Light.
CW: Hellcats, Life Unexpected, Shedding for the Wedding and Smallville.
FX: Lights Out and Terriers.
Cartoon: Robotomy, Sym-Bionic Titan and Tower Prep.
SYFY: Caprica and Stargate Universe.
Disney: Hannah Montana and Suite Life on Deck.
Bravo: The Real Housewives of D.C.
TBS: Glory Daze.
Food: Ace of Cakes.
TLC: Little People, Big World.
CMT: Working Class.
HBO: Big Love and In Treatment.
Showtime: Secret Diary of a Call Girl, The United States of Tara.
Syndication: The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Few serious injuries in 'Wipeout'
Has anyone been seriously injured or killed while competing on ABC's Wipeout?
No one has been killed, thankfully. Injuries? You bet. Scrapes, cuts, bruises are common. The most serious, according to the producers, have been an occasional dislocated shoulder. There also has been at least one report of a concussion.
Executive producer Matt Kunitz said in an interview with the Futon Critic website that injuries are kept to a minimum by the extreme amount of padding — 6 to 24 inches of it on the runways, the bars, everything.
Beyond that, the show has a safety coordinator, four emergency medical technicians and an ambulance, just in case.
"When we're designing the stunts," Kunitz said in the interview, "we're thinking, 'How do we make them safe?' It's a very fine line because you want a great wipeout but you don't want to hurt anybody."