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CBS Cancels ‘True Lies’ and ‘East New York’: What It Means for the Network’s Future

‘True Lies,’ ‘East New York’ Canceled at CBS

CBS has decided to cancel two highly anticipated television series, ‘True Lies’ and ‘East New York.’ This decision has sparked mixed reactions from fans who were eagerly waiting for the premiere of these shows. The cancellation is due to various factors, including creative differences and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cancellation of ‘True Lies’

‘True Lies’ was set to be a series adaptation of the 1994 James Cameron film of the same name. The series was created by Marc Guggenheim, who is known for his work on the hit superhero television series ‘Arrow.’ Despite having high expectations, the show failed to impress CBS executives during the development process.

The series was set to star Matt Nix alongside other notable names like Sophia Bush, and was set to follow a family of spies who lead double lives. They hide their profession from their friends and family.

In a statement, CBS said, “While we were excited about ‘True Lies,’ we have decided not to move forward with the project at this time. We thank the talented team of creators, including James Cameron, Marc Guggenheim, and McG, as well as the cast led by Matt Nix, for their hard work and dedication.”

Cancellation of ‘East New York’

‘East New York’ was a drama series that was set to follow an NYPD officer who moves back to her hometown in East New York, Brooklyn, to resolve her family’s struggles and restore order to the community. The series was created by Adele Lim, who co-wrote the hit movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’

The show was set to star Harvey Keitel, Vanessa Lachey, and Bobby Soto. Despite having a promising storyline and an esteemed cast, the show failed to meet CBS’s expectations during the pilot process.

In a statement, CBS said, “We are multicasting LAPD, with a more timely premise that we believe will resonate with our audience and allow us to say something more meaningful in our dramas.” This statement implies that the cancelation of ‘East New York’ may have been due to creative differences between the creators and executives.

Fan Reactions

Fans have expressed their disappointment on social media after learning about the cancellation of ‘True Lies’ and ‘East New York.’ Many fans had high expectations for both shows and were eagerly waiting for their premiere. Some Twitter users expressed their outrage at CBS’s decision to cancel the shows, calling it a “big mistake.”

However, some fans understand the reason for the cancelation and hope that both shows will be reconsidered in the future.


The cancelation of ‘True Lies’ and ‘East New York’ has disappointed fans and left many wondering what could have been. However, the decision might have been for the better, given the challenges the entertainment industry is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As CBS moves forward with its programming decisions, fans can only hope that they continue to bring exciting new shows to their screens. The cancelation of these two highly anticipated shows might have been a setback, but it is just a minor one in the grand scheme of things.

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