Over the last few years, Netflix has cemented its place in Hollywood as a premium entertainment provider.
As the streaming platform continues to evolve, it’s clear that not every new show it introduces can stick around for the long haul — even if it has legions of devoted fans. As they say, you can’t please everyone, even when producing new shows and films at the rate Netflix is!
Whether the show simply ran its course or the show’s viewership wasn’t up to snuff, here’s a list of all the original shows that Netflix has canceled in 2019. Be sure to stream the ones you can before they’re gone for good! And stay tuned to the end of the list for some of your Netflix favorites that are definitely coming back for at least one more season.
“Designated Survivor” has been canceled for the second time. The former ABC series was saved from cancellation by Netflix. But after dropping a 10-episode third season this year, the streamer has decided against producing a fourth season.
“We are proud to have offered fans a third season of ‘Designated Survivor,’ and will continue to carry all three seasons for years to come,” the statement from Netflix read.
Netflix has also axed its new adult animated series, “Tuca Bertie,” after only one season. The show, which featured Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong in lead vocal roles, earned strong reviews from critics, but that apparently wasn’t enough to draw in viewers. Netflix announced the cancellation in July, with creator Lisa Hanawalt confirming the news on Twitter shortly after.
‘No Good Nick’
There’s no good news for “No Good Nick.” The dramedy, starring Siena Agudong, Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin, has been canceled after only one season. The show followed a 13-year-old girl who infiltrates a family with the intention of getting revenge — only to realize she actually cares for them.
“The OA” is also over at Netflix. The mystery drama, starring Brit Marling, has been canceled after two seasons. The streamer confirmed the news in August, several months after the release of the second season, releasing a statement that read, “We are incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerizing chapters of ‘The OA,’ and are grateful to Brit [Marling] and Zal [Batmanglij] for sharing their audacious vision and for realizing it through their incredible artistry.”
‘She’s Gotta Have It’
Also up on Netflix’s chopping block: “She’s Gotta Have It.” The streamer canceled the Spike Lee-helmed adaptation less than two months after its second season premiere. But it may not be over for good — Lee is expected to shop the series to other platforms.
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Netflix’s cancellation spree continued with its freshman YA series, “Chambers.” Despite featuring a star-studded cast led by Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn, the supernatural drama premiered in April to only lukewarm reviews and lackluster viewership. The streamer confirmed the end of the series in June, stating in part, “’Chambers’ will not return for a second season,” the streaming network said in a statement. “We’re grateful to creator and showrunner Leah Rachel for bringing this story to us.”
‘Santa Clarita Diet’
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A note from Creator and Executive Producer Victor Fresco and Executive Producer Tracy Katsky: Like our audience, we were all-in on Sheila and Joel. Their relationship, in the face of incredible adversity, was inspiring to write and to watch. Mostly, they were funny, which in a comedy is important. Working with Drew and Tim, along with the immensely talented Liv and Skyler, was a joy and a once in a lifetime experience. Netflix took a chance on this odd show and for that we will always be grateful. They were supportive, ever positive, and appreciative of our work. Until about noon [yesterday]. Still, they were just one phone call away from being a perfect studio. Not bad. Everything ends. This was a thing. And so it ended. We’ll miss it but are proud of the work we did and will always appreciate the love and enthusiasm we felt from our audience. It if was up to them, Sheila and Joel would continue for another 10,000 years. From Star and Executive Producer Drew Barrymore: Of all of the characters I’ve ever been, Sheila Hammond is one of my favorites. She and Joel were an amazing couple, who had shared goals. And I am lucky to have worked alongside Tim Olyphant. It was an honor to get to do something so delightful. Sheila lives forever in me. And I am grateful to Victor Fresco, who created a world so unique. From Star and Executive Producer Timothy Olyphant: I loved working on this show. I’m going to continue coming in and doing scenes. If they don’t want to film it, that’s up to them.
“Santa Clarita Diet,” the zombie series starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, marks one of the latest Netflix series to get the ax. The cancellation comes shortly after the premiere of the show’s third season, which will now be its last. The news has not gone over well with fans, who have taken to Twitter to express their outrage.
‘One Day at a Time’
Another Netflix cancellation fans weren’t happy about? “One Day at a Time,” which the streamer axed in March 2019, about a month after the launch of its third season. The family sitcom earned critical acclaim in each of its three seasons, but it ultimately failed to earn the widespread viewership that Netflix was looking for.
‘The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell’
I’m very sad to say, I've been told there won’t be another season of The Curious Creations 😔
Thank you to everyone who watched and has supported the series. Thank you to Henson, Wilshire, Netflix and the amazing people who made the show with me.
I'm so grateful ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tLC0eC7rPt
— Christine McConnell (@CHMcConnell) April 2, 2019
There will be no second season of “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell.” The star tweeted out the news in early April 2019, writing, “I’m very sad to say, I’ve been told there won’t be another season of The Curious Creations. Thank you to everyone who watched and has supported the series. Thank you to Henson, Wilshire, Netflix and the amazing people who made the show with me. I’m so grateful.”
‘Friends From College’
Friends from College will not be returning for a third season. Thanks to everyone who watched it. Happy Presidents’ Day!
— nicholasstoller 🇺🇸 (@nicholasstoller) February 19, 2019
Joining Netflix’s long list of now-canceled shows? “Friends From College,” which featured a star-studded ensemble cast, including Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, Cobie Smulders, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse and Jae Suh Park as Harvard alumni who reunite in their 40s.
Showrunner Nick Stoller announced the news in February 2019, tweeting, “Friends from College will not be returning for a third season. Thanks to everyone who watched it.”
Netflix also canceled this sci-fi series, which took place hundreds of years in the future and followed the last surviving humans as they discover how to send consciousness back to people in the 21st century. The series ran for three seasons before getting axed.
Star Eric McCormack confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, ‘Look, if this is it, what a moving and surprising and profound ending it is.’” Well, I’m afraid it is. Who knows what the future holds, but Travelers Program 1, as we call it, is complete … Much love from 3468 in the 21st.”
The Marvel show’s third and final season aired on Netflix in 2019. The news of the “Jessica Jones” final season didn’t come as a surprise to TV insiders, given that Disney is launching a competing streaming service and owns the Marvel franchise. While it’s possible the show will continue on another platform in the future, fans of the female superhero show will certainly lament the show’s demise.
Another Marvel show to meet the same fate as “Jessica Jones,” it was announced in February 2019 that the second season of “The Punisher” would also be its last on Netflix. The show based on a Marvel character who seeks revenge for the death of his family may see future seasons on Disney’s streaming platform after its Netflix cancellation, but that remains to be seen. The first and second seasons are currently on Netflix.
WHAT’S COMING BACK TO NETFLIX?
— Katee Sackhoff (@kateesackhoff) October 29, 2019
It’s not all bad news for Netflix fans. Plenty of the streamer’s original shows have managed to snag a renewal, including the sci-fi series “Another Life.” Though the show earned less than stellar reviews from critics, it apparently drew enough viewers to get another season. The news was confirmed by star Katee Sackhoff with a tweet, reading, “Another Life is coming back for Season 2 on Netflix! Can’t wait to see you all back in space.”
Only a month after the release of its second season, Netflix has renewed the addictive teen drama, “Elite.” The Spanish-language series has proven to be worldwide, with its first season viewed in more than 20 million homes around the globe. Season three, which will reportedly introduce new characters played by Leiti Sene and Sergio Momo, will air in 2020.
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are getting ready to hang up their spandex. Netflix has released the critically acclaimed dramedy for a fourth and final season. The announcement was made on the show’s official Instagram page, with a caption that read, “All good things must come to a GLOWing end. We’re coming back for a fourth and final season!
“BoJack Horseman” is getting ready to make its final run. Netflix renewed the adult animated series for a sixth and final season that will consist of 16 episodes, split into two parts. Part one premiered in October 2019 while part two will air in January 2020.
Get ready for another trip to the Upside Down. Netflix has renewed “Stranger Things” for a fourth season. The streamer released a teaser that confirms the next season of the series will be at least partially set outside of Hawkins, Indiana, stating, “We’re Not In Hawkins Anymore.”
‘Grace and Frankie’
Netflix also confirmed that”Grace and Frankie” will return for a seventh and final season. The concluding season will feature 16 episodes, bringing the total episodes of the show to 94. That makes the comedy the longest-running Netflix original series of all time.
“Lucifer” will return to Netflix for one more season, as the streamer confirmed in June. The streamer has yet to announce the final season’s premiere date. However, star Tom Ellis did recently reveal that the season will consist of two parts, with each half including eight episodes.
Netflix’s “The Ranch” was also renewed for a fourth and final season back in August. The Ashton Kutcher-led series was the first from the streamer to introduce the model of 20-episode seasons, split into two halves. The first half of the last season, billed as “Part 7,” became available to stream on September 13, while the final 10 episodes will launch in 2020.
’13 Reasons Why’
Netflix isn’t done with “13 Reasons Why” just yet. The streamer renewed the teen drama for a fourth and final season. Season four — which does not yet have a return date or episode count — will reportedly feature the cast’s graduation from high school.
Centered on dramatized events of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, “The Crown” is a fan-favorite that has plenty more stories to tell. Netflix has preemptively renewed the historical drama for both a third and fourth season. Season three premieres in November 2019.
The Danish original drama “The Rain” will also return for one last season. The show takes place six years after a brutal virus carried by rain wipes out almost all the human life in Scandinavia. Netflix confirmed the renewal in June with a promotional poster that reads, “You Can’t Survive Alone.”
Netflix has renewed young-adult series “Trinkets” for a 10-episode second and final season. The show, based on Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith’s young adult novel, follows three teenage girls from different social circles who form an unlikely friendship after attending a mandated Shoplifters Anonymous group. Sarah Goldfinger joins the series as the new showrunner for the second season, which will premiere in 2020.
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A few weeks before the premiere of its second season, Netflix confirmed that “Dark” will return for season three. Though the show has been an unexpected hit for the streamer, the upcoming season will mark the conclusion of the story. Showrunner Baran bo Odar confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, “And it’s official! We are working on Dark Season 3. It is the final cycle of this great journey.”
‘The Umbrella Academy’
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode second season of the live-action superhero series, “The Umbrella Academy.” Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Justin H. Min will reprise their roles in season two, with new guest stars also expected to join the cast.
If you loved the Ricky Gervais starrer “After Life,” we have good news: Netflix has announced it has renewed the series for a six-episode second season. The show starts the comedian as a middle-aged journalist whose seemingly perfect life is shattered after his wife dies of cancer.
“I have never had a reaction like this before. It’s been insane. And heartwarming. But now I have to make sure the second season is even better so I’ll probably have to work much harder than usual. Annoying really, “ Gervais said of the news, per Variety. The sophomore season will launch sometime in 2020.
What failed to work on Lifetime became a bonafide hit on Netflix. The thriller series, which stars Penn Badgley as a bookstore manager/serial killer, earned a second life after moving from the cable network to the streamer. Given the huge response it garnered online, it’s no wonder Netflix opted to move forward with a second season, which will be based on Caroline Kepnes sequel novel, “Hidden Bodies.”
Netflix has ordered another season of the supernatural thriller series, “The Order.” The show follows a college student who sets out to avenge his mother’s death by pledging a secret order and “lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.” The freshman season earned rave reviews from critics. Season two will likely arrive in 2020.
‘The Haunting of Hill House’
The spooky drama, which premiered last fall, will return for a second season, but don’t expect to see the same faces. Netflix has renewed the series as an anthology, so season two will focus on an entirely different story. The sophomore season, titled “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” will be based on Henry James’s gothic novella “The Turn of the Screw.”
‘The Kominsky Method’
In late 2018, “The Kominsky Methody” became the first Netflix show to score a Best Comedy Series win at the Golden Globes, as well as a lead actor prize for star Michael Douglas. Following its award season wins, Netflix has renewed the comedy for a second season. The show’s sophomore run consists of eight episodes.
Only weeks after the first season of this series, starring Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield, premiered, Netflix decided to bring it back for more. The streamer ordered a second batch of episodes of the series, which centers on an awkward high school student with a sex therapist mother who sets up an underground sex therapy clinic for students. Anderson confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “Ready for more?”
Get ready to spend another season with the Tanner-Fuller family. Shortly after the release of the “Full House” spinoff’s fourth season, Netflix announced the show will return for a fifth and final round of episodes.
“We saved the best for last,” the cast promised in a video announcement. The show’s final run will be available to stream on Netflix sometime in late 2019.