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Tim Minear has insisted that he has "no regrets" after the cancellation of his show Terriers.

Minear, who produced the FX series with Shawn Ryan and Ted Griffin, told E! Online that he loved working on the show.

He said: "When Ted, Shawn and I were in [FX President] John Landgraf's office on Friday and Landgraf was going through the numbers with us... at some point Ted stopped John, who was clearly very distressed at having to be the 'bad guy', to say, 'This has been nothing but win-win for me'.

"Ted talked about how proud he was of the show, of the cast and the crew and staff, and how we felt we'd made the thing we set out to make. I'm four square with Ted Griffin on this. This was a great experience for me - getting to work with Shawn Ryan again and meeting and working with Ted, not to mention the cast - Donal [Logue] and Michael [Raymond-James] in particular are amazing artists - and the relationship with FX was bracing and creatively terrific."

He added: "No regrets. I've been cancelled more times than a Whitney Houston comeback tour, but this was the most painful and the most painless all at the same time."

Minear also praised Landgraf for taking the time to talk to the trio in detail about the network's decision, while Ryan used his Twitter page to respond to the news.

"Thanks for all the condolences, Terriers fans," he said. "Ultimately, we couldn't get enough people to watch. Don't blame FX. They're still first class... Terriers fans, know that all the emails you sent in to FX on behalf of [the] show were read by FX [president] John Landgraf and caused sleepless nights."

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