The ABC shelves The Checkout, Fairfax back-pedals, Seven announces more cricket commentators, and other media tidbits of the day.

The Checkout checks out. Consumer affairs show The Checkout will not go to another season, following a funding freeze on the ABC's budget. The show announced on Twitter this morning that it was about to start production on a third season, but the ABC had decided not to fund the the show, "citing budget cuts and the relatively high cost of making the show".