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End of the line for Comedy Central's 'Reno 911!' and TNT's 'Saving Grace'

August 14, 2009 |  3:10 pm

Cancelled The death knell has sounded for cable series "Reno 911" and "Saving Grace."

"Reno" fans learned Thursday that Comedy Central had canceled the improv comedy via Twitter. Series co-creator and star Thomas Lennon announced: "Won't be wearing the shorts again." Star Ben Garant told Knoxville's News Sentinel that the cancellation was unexpected. "To tell the truth, getting dumped by Comedy Central feels kinda like a wake-up call," he said.

The show, which wrapped July 8, ran for six seasons and spawned the feature film "Reno 911!: Miami."

Elsewhere, after three seasons, solid ratings and an Emmy nomination for star Holly Hunter, TNT's Southern drama "Saving Grace" will wind to a close after its fourth season.

Networks typically do the canceling but, according to our sister blog Company Town, the show's producer Fox TV Studios is responsible for cutting the expensive drama's life short. TNT announced the news Friday morning.

The final nine episodes of "Grace" will air next summer.

-- Denise Martin

Photo: Holly Hunter in "Saving Grace" (left); Thomas Lennon in "Reno 911!: Miami." Credit: TNT / 20th Century Fox

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