Lights out for "Lights Out"


OK, apparently some cable shows do get canceled after all.

The good news this week was that both "Southland" and "Onion News Network" were renewed for a second season. The bad news came this afternoon: "Lights Out" won't be back.

That's too bad, but it's easy to see the up side: This is a show with a logical one-season arc, as "Lights" Leary struggled for a comeback bout to avoid bankruptcy. It's ending with:

-- This week's brilliant episode, with an Emmy-worthy performance by David Morse, as a former champ. That one airs one more time, Sunday night (technically, Monday morning) at 1 a.m.

-- Next Tuesday's episode, 10 p.m. March 29.

-- The April 5 finale, with what turns out to be Leary's final bout. I'll have more on those, in the next two Tuesday columns.