'Saving Grace,' 'Reno 911!' are done
TNT says it will bring its series "Saving Grace" to an end next summer, putting a wrap on the show's four-season run.
Fans of Comedy Central's "Reno 911!," meanwhile, will have to say their goodbyes retroactively, because the show won't be back.
"Saving Grace," whose current run on TNT ends next week, will finish off the story of Oklahoma City Detective Grace Hanadarko (Holly Hunter) with nine episodes in summer 2010. The nine episodes will include six that were intended to air early next year as the back end of the current season and three more yet to be produced.
The nine-episode final season represents a compromise between TNT and producer Fox TV Studios, which will save on the cost of producing a full fourth season.
"Since 'Saving Grace' began in 2007, the series has both challenged and entertained viewers in ways few other shows on television ever dare," Turner head of programming Michael Wright says. "The show's continued success is thanks to the amazing talents of Holly Hunter and [creator] Nancy Miller, along with a tremendous ensemble cast and a highly skilled production team."
As for "Reno 911!," the news of its cancellation broke Thursday via series star Thomas Lennon's Twitter feed. "'Reno 911!' was cancelled at 1:30 pm today. Won't be wearing the shorts again," he wrote.
Comedy Central confirms that the show is finished after six seasons, 88 episodes and one spinoff feature film ("Reno 911!: Miami"). What turned out to be the show's last season finished on July 8.