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Cancelled TV Shows: Every Show Being Cancelled This Year



All TV series must eventually come to an end, no matter how hard it may be for fans to say goodbye. Whether they were simply canceled or ended on their own terms with one last season, these series have all aired or will air their final episodes soon.

So which shows should you prepare to say a final farewell to? Here’s a look at the TV comedies and dramas that have come to an end or are ending soon.

The Walking Dead


Status: Ending
Seasons: 11
Est. Production Cost: $3.4 million per episode

After more than a decade, The Walking Dead is officially coming to an end. AMC confirmed that the hit zombie drama will wrap up after a super-sized two-year 11th season, which will consist of 24 episodes concluding in 2022. But fans still have plenty to look forward to: Multiple spinoffs, including one centered on Norman Reedus’ character, Daryl, are already in the works.

Conan


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 11
Est. Production Cost: $4.8 million per episode

After 11 seasons, the talk show is finally coming to an end. While Conan the talk show is ending, Conan O’Brian’s career isn’t over yet. He’s expected to move from TBS to HBO Max to host his own variety show.

Supernatural


Status: Ended
Seasons: 15
Est. Production Cost: $2 million per episode (later seasons)

After so many years on the air, the supernatural series about a pair of brothers has finally come to a close. After 15 seasons, the longest-running fantasy series in America is over.

Shameless


Status: Ended
Number of Seasons: 11
Est. Production Cost: $2 million per episode

The tale of the Gallagher Family is over, as hit television series Shameless has concluded after 11 seasons. While the Hall of Shame shorts tied over die hard fans that wanted more, showing each characters’ journeys throughout the series, everything has been tied up.

Mixed-Ish


Status: Cancelled
Seasons: 2
Est. Production Cost: $2-$3 million per episode

Black-ish spinoff Mixed-ish won’t be returning to ABC for a third season. The cancellation comes after the show earned soft ratings in its sophomore season, making it one of the network’s lowest-ranked series this year.

The Irregulars


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1

The Irregulars has been canceled at Netflix after just one season. Set in Victorian London, the series follows a group of troubled teens who are manipulated into solving crimes for the sinister Doctor Watson and his mysterious business partner, the elusive Sherlock Holmes.

High Maintenance


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 6 (4 on HBO)
Est. Production Cost: $1,000 per episode (early seasons)

HBO’s pot-themed comedy has come to an end after four seasons. Nearly a year after the finale of its last season, the network confirmed that the series has puffed and passed.

“Co-creators Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair have decided to take a break from producing ‘High Maintenance’ to pursue other projects,” HBO said in a statement, per Deadline. “We look forward to hearing what they come up with next.”

This Is Us


Status: Final Season
Seasons: 6
Est. Production Cost: $2 million per episode

This Is Us will come to a conclusion after its upcoming sixth season. NBC gave the show a preemptive three-season renewal in 2019. At the time, series creator Dan Fogelman hinted that Season 6 would be the show’s last, with the ending of the show plotted out well in advance.

The Right Stuff


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1

Disney+ has decided not to move forward with a second season of the space drama, The Right Stuff. The series, starring Patrick J. Adams and Jake McDorman, was originally set to launch at National Geographic before moving to Disney+ last fall. This marks the first scripted series that Disney+ has dropped from its slate.

Black-ish


Status: Ending
Seasons:
8
Est. Production Cost: $3 million per episode

Black-ish is getting an eighth and final season. Creator executive producer Kenya Barris announced the news on Twitter, writing, “This show has changed my life in so many ways and I am so proud of the conversations we’ve started along the way.”

Bless The Harts


Status: Canceled
Seasons:
2

Bless the Harts won’t be back for a third season. Fox has opted to cancel the animated comedy following lackluster ratings in its second season. The show, which counts Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz and Kumail Nanjiani as members of its voice cast, will wrap its second and final season in May 2021.

Don’t Be Tardy


Status: Canceled
Seasons:
8
Est. Production Cost: $27,000 per episode

Bravo has canceled Don’t Be Tardy after eight seasons. The reality show chronicled the lives of Kim Zolciak-Biermann, her husband Kroy and their large family. “The Biermann family is extremely grateful for their 13-year-plus relationship with Bravo and NBC Universal,” Zolciak-Biermann said in a statement.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show


Status: Ending
Seasons:
19

Ellen DeGeneres is ending her long-running daytime talk show. The NBC series will conclude for good in 2022, following the end of its 19th season. The announcement comes as Denegeres’ contract is set to end that year and follows a tumultuous year for both the host and the show, which faced claims of a toxic workplace environment in 2020.

Better Call Saul


Status: Final Season
Seasons: 6
Est. Production Cost: $1.5 million per episode

Better Call Saul will return for a sixth and final season. Though AMC renewed the series in January 2020, production on the last season only began in March 2021, due to COVID-related delays. With filming currently underway, season six likely won’t premiere until 2022.

Call Your Mother


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1

ABC has pulled the plug on family sitcom Call Your Mother. The show starred Kyra Sedgwick as a Midwestern empty-nester who reinserts herself into the lives of her children in Los Angeles.

Sedgwick announced the cancellation on Twitter, hinting that she was less than pleased with ABC’s treatment of the show. “You guys have been so wonderful to tune in every week, or every other week or every two weeks!” she wrote on Twitter. “The rollout was nuts!”

American Idol


Status: Final Season
Seasons: 19
Est. Production Cost: $2 million per episode

ABC is bringing back its version of American Idol for season five. Though host Ryan Seacrest and judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie aren’t currently signed for the next season, all four are expected to return, according to Deadline.

Last Man Standing


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 9
Est. Production Cost: $3.5 million per episode

Fox has renewed the Tim Allen comedy Last Man Standing for one final season. The new season will be its third season on Fox and its ninth overall, after previously airing on ABC. Season nine premiered in January 2021 and will run for 21 episodes.

Ozark


Status: Final Season
Seasons: 3

Ozark will be back for one more season. The fan-favorite Netflix drama will get a supersized fourth and final season, consisting of 14 episodes instead of the usual 10. Season four will be split into two parts with seven episodes each.

For Life


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 2

For Life snagged a last-minute pickup last season, but it wasn’t able to pull the same feat this year. After just two seasons, ABC has opted to cancel the legal drama, inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr. who became a licensed attorney after getting his wrongful conviction overturned while in prison. According to Deadline, the series will now be shopped around to other platforms.

Rebel


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1

Just five episodes into its freshman season, ABC’s Rebel has been canceled. Inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich, the drama starred Katey Sagal as a blue-collar legal advocate who doesn’t have a law degree but is desperately passionate about the causes she fights for.   

Per Deadline, the series was canceled after Rebel underperformed in ratings, despite having Grey’s Anatomy as a lead-in.

Animal Kingdom


Status: Final Season
Seasons: 6
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

Animal Kingdom is coming to an end. Ahead of the show’s fifth season, TNT preemptively renewed the drama for a sixth and final season. Season five of the series will air this coming summer, following delayed production due to COVID-19. Season six is expected to air the following year in summer 2022.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Status: Ended
Seasons: 8
Est. Production Cost: $4 million

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is coming to an end … again. The former Fox comedy was previously saved from cancellation by NBC, which aired its sixth and seventh seasons in 2019 and 2020. The series has now been renewed for an eighth and final season, consisting of 10 episodes, which is expected to air sometime in fall 2021.

Mom


Status: Ended
Seasons:  8
Est. Production Cost: $2 million per episode

The long-running CBS sitcom, Mom, is ending after its current eighth season, starring Alison Janney. The network confirmed the news in February 2021, several months after co-star Anna Faris shocked fans by leaving the series. The season eight May finale now doubles as the series finale.

Helstrom


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1
Est. Production Cost: $2-$5 million per episode

Hulu has axed the live-action Marvel series Helstrom after one season. According to Deadline, the move was expected, given Marvel Studios TV’s new deal to create a slate of new MCU-integrated shows exclusively for Disney+. Helstrom followed the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their own attitude and skills.

Hoops


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

It’s game over for Hoops at Netflix. The streamer has canceled its animated basketball-themed series for adults. The show, which only aired for a single season, featured Jake Johnson as a foul-mouthed basketball coach who thinks improving his awful team will turn his life around.

Utopia


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Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

Utopia is over at Amazon. The drama, produced by bestselling author Gillian Flynn, took six years to hit the small screen, originally getting picked up by HBO before moving to Amazon. The show, which follows a group of comic book fans who stumble on a deadly pandemic, earned mediocre reviews from critics in its fall debut. In addition to failing to register with audiences, there was also the matter of poor timing, with the show airing during the real-life COVID-19 pandemic.

Feel Good


Status: Ended
Seasons: 2
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

Netflix is bringing back its semi-autobiographical dramedy, Feel Good for a second and final season. The critically acclaimed series follows Canadian comic Mae Martin dealing with the challenges of sobriety while also navigating a complicated new relationship. Season two will premiere in 2021.

One Day At A Time


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 4

One Day at a Time has been canceled … again. After previously getting axed at Netflix, the acclaimed family sitcom found a second home at Pop TV. But the show’s run there didn’t last long — Pop TV also pulled the plug on it after a shortened fourth season, which also aired on CBS, this year.

The Expanse


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Status: Final Season
Seasons: 6
Est. Production Cost: $3-$5 million per episode

Ahead of its season five premiere, Amazon’s The Expanse has been renewed for a sixth and final season. The popular series, based on James S.A. Corey’s bestselling novels, originally launched on SyFy, where it aired for three seasons before eventually getting saved from cancellation by Amazon. Production on season six began filming in January 2021.

Away


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1
Est. Production Cost: $6 million per episode

Netflix has opted not to renew Away, the space drama series starring Hilary Swank. The streamer announced the cancellation in October 2020, about a month after the first season premiered. According to Esquire, the show’s steep budget may have been a contributing factor in the decision, with each episode reportedly costing Netflix over $6 million.

Criminal Minds


Status: Ended
Seasons: 15
Est. Production Cost: $2 million per episode

Criminal Minds came to an end after its 15th season. The long-running drama wrapped up with a 10-episode final season, which concluded in February 2020.

The Order


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 2
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

Netflix’s horror-drama series The Order will not be returning for a third season. Series creator Dennis Heaton announced the news on Twitter.

“For two seasons I was honored to work with an incredible cast and crew on ‘The Order’ for @Netflix,” Heaton wrote. “It was one of the best experiences of my career. Unfortunately, we aren’t returning, but I will always cherish the memories and the props I stole. Thank you all for watching.”

Filthy Rich


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

Fox’s Filthy Rich has been canceled after only five episodes. The drama starred Kim Cattrall as the matriarch of a televangelist family in the South grappling with the fallout after her husband’s sudden death. According to Variety, the network opted to ax the series partly due to rising production costs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brave New World


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1
Est. Production Cost: $100 million (season 1)

It’s one and done for Peacock’s first major scripted series, Brave New World. NBC’s streaming platform has canceled the sci-fi drama based on Aldous Huxley’s iconic novel. The buzzy show, which premiered in July to mostly unfavorable reviews from critics, is currently being shopped to an international partner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lucifer


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 6
Est. Production Cost: $92 million per season

Lucifer got one last chance at Netflix. More than a year after announcing the fifth season of the show would be its last, the streamer has reversed course and renewed the series for a sixth season. Star Tom Ellis, who plays the title character, renewed his contract with the show, as did the rest of the regular cast. However, this sixth season was the last.

Homeland


Status: Ended
Seasons: 8
Est. Production Cost: $45 million per season

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series came to an end after nearly a decade. The Claire Danes-led drama ended after the eighth season in April 2020. As Homeland creator Alex Gansa said, “I am sad to see the journey come to an end, but it is time.”

Arrow


Status: Ended
Seasons: 8
Est. Production Cost: $70 million per season

Arrow ended its seven-season run in January 2020. The superhero series, starring Stephen Amell, was a huge hit in its 2012 debut and helped launch the CW’s highly popular DC universe (dubbed “The Arrowverse”), which now also includes The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman.

The Crown


Status: Ending (after season 6)
Seasons: 4
Est. Production Cost: $130 million per season

Netflix had decided to end its critically acclaimed period drama, The Crown, after its fifth season, however it recently changed course and said there would be a sixth season after all. Though the series is an awards season darling, racking up dozens of Emmy nominations over its three-season run, it’s also among Netflix’s costliest shows.

The Good Place


Status: Ended
Seasons: 4

All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately for fans, that includes NBC’s well-reviewed sitcom, The Good Place. Creator Mike Schur told TVLine he had long envisioned the show as a four-season run, with the ending planned out since season two. The final season consisted of 14 episodes, rather than the usual 13, with the series finale extended to an hour-long runtime.

Kidding


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 2
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

After wrapping up its second season earlier this year, Showtime’s Kidding won’t be back for another run. The network canceled the dramedy, starring Jim Carrey, in July. “We are very proud to have aired this imaginative, critically-acclaimed and rewarding series,” the channel said in a statement

E! News


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 20

After three decades on air, E! News has been canceled. According to TVLine, parent company NBCUniversal opted to ax the veteran entertainment news show as part of internal restructuring. The company also cited economic hardship due to COVID-19 as another factor in its decision.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 20
Est. Production Budget: $10 million per season

After more than a decade on air, Keeping Up with the Kardashians has been canceled — by the Kardashians themselves. In September, Kim Kardashian West confirmed that the long-running series will be ending with Season 20.

“After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and several spin-off shows, we’ve decided as a family to end this very special journey,” she wrote in a message on Instagram. “We are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years — through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way.”

The Venture Bros.


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 7

Adult Swim has axed its popular animated series The Venture Bros. The channel confirmed the cancellation in a Twitter statement in early September, but hinted that it may be finding another home for the show, with the cooperation of series creators Christopher McCulloch and Doc Hammer.

Altered Carbon


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 2
Est. Production Budget: $7 million per season

Netflix has canceled Altered Carbon after two seasons. The show, based on Richard K. Morgan’s novel of the same name, followed the adventures of elite interstellar warriors. According to Deadline, the streamer’s decision to ax the show is not COVID-related, but based on its standard review of costs versus viewership.

Drunk History


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
6

After a six-season run, Drunk History has been canceled by Comedy Central. The inventive comedy series had initially received a renewal for a seventh season and had even started filming new episodes when production was shut down due to the pandemic. Per Variety, the network opted to ax the beloved series as part of an effort “to move away from live-action scripted shows in favor of adult animation.”

High Fidelity


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
1

Hulu has canceled High Fidelity after only one season. The show, adapted from the iconic book and movie of the same name, starred Zoe Kravitz. The actress called out the streaming company a day after its cancellation, writing in an Instagram comment, “It’s cool. At least Hulu has a ton of other shows starring women of color we can watch. Oh wait.”

Siren


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
3

Freeform has canceled its mermaid drama, Siren, after three seasons. The network announced the decision two months after the show’s May 2020 finale. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series had seen a small decline in live ratings, although it maintained healthy viewership via digital platforms.

Pop Of The Morning


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
1

Also on E!’s chopping block: Pop of the Morning, the New York-based morning show featuring a panel of hosts discussing the day’s biggest entertainment stories. Like E! News, the show was a casualty of COVID-19, with NBCUniversal seeking to streamline its slate due to financial issues.

In The Room


Status: Canceled
Seasons:
1

NBCUniversal also opted to ax one of the newest entertainment programs at E!, In the Room. The show, hosted by Jason Kennedy, featured interviews with celebrities and offered a look inside their homes.

Briarpatch


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
1

Briarpatch, the USA Network anthology series starring Rosario Dawson, has been canceled after only one season. Though the show earned generally positive reviews, it failed to attract much of an audience.  Showrunner Andy Greenwald confirmed the cancellation on Twitter, also suggesting the possibility that it could be picked up elsewhere.

“We had an amazing story planned for [Season 2] and I was lucky enough to work with the most amazing writers and crew, all of whom were itching to get back to work,” he wrote. “I think we were going to do something special. And, hey, maybe we still will. If enough people keep checking the show out on demand, anything’s possible — especially for an anthology series as weird as this one.”

Bless This Mess


Status: Canceled
Seasons:
2
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

Bless This Mess has also been canceled at ABC after just two seasons. The comedy starred Dax Shepard and Lake Bell as a couple who relocates from New York to Nebraska when he inherits his great-aunt’s farm. Shepard took to Instagram to address the cancellation, writing in part, “Man oh man. What a wonderful two seasons we had. I’m sad I won’t be seeing this wonderful group of people on a daily basis anymore. I don’t think I’ve ever had more fun watching a cast perform.”

Modern Family


Status: Ended
Seasons: 11
Est. Production Cost: $3.5 million per episode

This award-winning sitcom premiered its 11th and final season in fall 2019 and wrapped up in spring 2020. Since the series debuted in 2009, it’s won numerous awards and become a beloved staple for fans eager to see a modern family with contemporary issues depicted on TV.

Fuller House


Status: Canceled
Seasons:  5
Est. Production Cost: $1.3 million per episode

Fans of Fuller House and its predecessor, Full House, will say goodbye to the Tanners and their crew of friends once again. Last year, Netflix announced that the fifth season of Fuller House will also be its last.

The first half of the final season aired in late 2019, with the second half airing in June 2020. Lori Loughlin, the Full House actress who is currently facing fraud and money laundering charges related to the massive college admissions scandal, did not make an appearance.

Curb Your Enthusiasm


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 11

Curb Your Enthusiasm is about to kick off its third decade on air. The long-running HBO show, which first premiered back in 2000, has been renewed for season 11.

“Believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are,” creator and star Larry David said of the news. “One day I can only hope that HBO will come to their senses and grant me the cancellation I so richly deserve.”

The Kominsky Method


Status: Final Season
Seasons: 3
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

The Kominsky Method will come to an end after one more season. Netflix has renewed the Chuck Lorre-created comedy starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin for a third and final run.“’The Kominsky Method’ has been a true passion project for me and it’s been an incredible experience to see the warm response from both audiences and critics. I’m excited to wrap up the story with this final chapter,” Lorre said of the renewal in a statement, Variety reported.

Carol’s Second Act


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1

Carol’s Second Act is not getting a second act of its own. In May, CBS canceled the Patricia Heaton-led medical comedy after one season. The 18-episode freshman series didn’t perform as well as the network may have hoped, earning lower viewership than the same time slot last year.

Stumptown


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

ABC’s Stumptown has joined the growing list of TV shows to get axed over coronavirus-related production delays. The network renewed the graphic novel-inspired series earlier this year, but has ultimately opted not to move forward with a second season due to scheduling issues. ABC Signature, the company that produces the series, will reportedly shop the show to other networks and streamers.

Proven Innocent


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

Fox’s Proven Innocent was canceled abruptly in May 2020. The announcement was made only a day after the legal drama aired its freshman season finale, making it the last episode of the series. The show starred Rachelle Lefevre and Kelsey Grammer.

SMILF


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 2

Showtime’s SMILF became marred with controversy in late 2018 after staffers from the show filed complaints of race-based separation and improper crediting and compensation against showrunner and star, Frankie Shaw. Shaw had her creative deal with ABC Studios suspended during an investigation into the alleged conduct. Meanwhile, Showtime ultimately opted to cancel the series, stating, “After weighing a variety of factors, Showtime has decided that SMILF will not move forward for a third season.”

Lethal Weapon


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 3

It’s over and out for Cole and Murtaugh. After three seasons, Fox pulled the plug on its adaptation of Lethal Weapon. The move came after a tumultuous year for the series, which fired co-star Clayne Crawford in 2018 over issues with on-set behavior. Though the network hired Sean William Scott as a new lead, the series continued to see a dip in ratings, and star Damon Wayans later suggested he was considering leaving the show. Fox ultimately opted to ax the series once and for all in May.

The Big Bang Theory


Status: Ended
Seasons: 12
Est. Production Cost: $9 million per episode

Season 12 of The Big Bang Theory was also its last. Though the sitcom was continuing to bring in huge ratings in later seasons, Entertainment Weekly reports that star Jim Parsons was ready to walk away from the show and opted out of extending his contract for another two years.

Parsons, along with the other main cast members, posted heartfelt notes to their social media accounts, paying tribute to the show and expressing gratitude to those who worked on it.

The Affair


Status: Ended
Seasons: 5
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

Season five marked the end for Showtime’s Golden Globe-winning drama, The Affair. According to the network, a five-season run was always the plan for the series. However, the last season, which kicked off in August 2019, included some significant changes. Original star Joshua Jackson did not return as a series regular, and Anna Paquin joined the cast as a new key player.

Channel Zero


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 4
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

SyFy also opted to pull the plug on its horror anthology series, Channel Zero. Showrunner Nick Antosca first revealed the news on Instagram, sharing artwork from across the show’s four seasons and writing, in part, “After 4 seasons, Channel Zero is no more at SYFY. I loved making this show and I would have loved to do more… but I can’t complain too much about doing 4 stories I loved with people who I loved working with.”

The Ranch


Status: Renewed
Seasons: 4

Another show that reached its end this year is Netflix’s The Ranch, which was renewed for a fourth and final season back in August. The Ashton Kutcher-led series was one of the first multi-cam comedies produced by Netflix and 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 launched in January 2020.

The Passage


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1

After getting off to a promising start ratings-wise, The Passage ended its freshman run with season-low viewership. The decline led Fox to rethink the thriller, which was based on Justin Cronin’s novels and starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar. The network opted against bringing the series back for a second season, canceling it for good in May.

BoJack Horseman


Status: Ended
Seasons: 6

BoJack Horseman has embarked on its final ride. In September 2019, Netflix announced that the sixth season of the critically acclaimed animated comedy would also be its last. After releasing the first half of its final season last fall, the second half began airing on Jan. 31, 2020.

Strange Angel


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 2
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

CBS All Access is also starting to make cuts to its roster. In November, the subscription streaming platform, which does not release ratings data, canceled its original period series Strange Angel after two seasons. The show was based on the biography Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons.

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1

The Pretty Little Liars franchise is over for now. Freeform canceled the recent spin-off The Perfectionists in September after only one season. Though there were high expectations surrounding the show, which featured “PLL” alums Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish reprising their roles, it was never able to recapture the blockbuster success of the flagship series.

Instinct


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 2
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

Instinct will not be coming back for a third season. CBS opted against renewing the drama series, which starred Alan Cummings. Creator Michael Rauch announced the cancellation on Twitter, writing, “I’m very sad to relay the news that @instinctcbs won’t be renewed for a 3rd season. Thanks to our incredible crew, cast, writers, producers & all who helped make our show, with respect, talent & kindness. And a giant thank you to our diehard fans for your love, loyalty & excellent taste (is it too soon to ask for a reboot?).”

Swamp Thing


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1
Est. Production Cost: $4.99 million (pilot)

In June, DC Universe announced the axing of its live-action TV series Swamp Thing. The cancellation came just days after the show’s premiere episode aired. It marked the first of DC Universe’s slate of shows to get canceled since its launch in 2018.

Will & Grace


Status: Ended
Seasons: 11

Will & Grace has officially come to an end — for the second time. The hit sitcom concluded for good following the conclusion of its 2019-2020 season, which marked the 11th season of the overall series.

“We think of the Will & Grace [revival] episodes the way Karen Walker thinks of martinis — 51 is not enough, 53 is too many,” executive producers Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and James Burrows said in a statement prior to the release. “That is why, after consulting with the cast, we all have decided this will be the final season of Will & Grace.”

American Princess


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

In August 2019, Lifetime canceled American Princess after a single season. The drama starred Georgia Flood as a socialite who runs away from her own wedding and stumbles upon a renaissance fair. The show was Lifetime’s last scripted original on its roster at the time, although the network is reportedly working on creating other shows.

Ambitions


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 1
Est. Production Cost: Unknown

OWN has decided to ax Ambitions after just one season. Series star Robin Givens announced the cancellation on Instagram in January 2020, sharing a photo of herself looking serious alongside the caption, writing, “found out last week #Ambitions wouldn’t be returning for a second season…” The modestly rated drama starred Givens as a ruthless Atlanta-based lawyer.

Spinning Out


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
1

Netflix’s figure skating drama won’t return for season two. The series premiered in January 2020 to middling reviews, and the streaming service confirmed the show’s cancellation about a month later. The decision sparked outrage from fans, who have already started a petition to save the show.

Prodigal Son


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
2

Fox has axed Prodigal Son after two seasons, turning the May 18 season finale into a series ender. According to TVLine, the thriller’s dwindling viewership was a deciding factor in its cancellation. The show ranked fourth in total audience ratings among Fox’s six original drama.

American Housewife


Status: Canceled
Seasons:
 5
Est. Production Cost: $1.5 million per episode

ABC has opted not to pick up American Housewife for a sixth season.  The comedy starred Katy Mixon as  wife and mom Katie Otto, who struggles to fit in with her wealthy and snooty new neighbors in the town of Westport, Connecticut.

MacGyver


Status: Ended
Seasons:
5

MacGyver has come to an end. CBS has announced that the fifth season of the adventure series, based on the 1986 TV show of the same name, will also be its last.

The Unicorn


Status: Canceled
Seasons:
2
Est. Production Cost: 
Unknown

CBS has canceled The Unicorn after just two seasons. Starring Walton Goggins, the show centered on a single dad learning to move on with his life and re-enter the world of dating after the death of his wife.

Single Parents


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
2

ABC’s Single Parents has come to the end of its run. The sitcom has been canceled after two seasons, as the network confirmed this spring. The ensemble series, featuring Taran Kimman and Leighton Meester, was considered on the bubble, having earned a small but loyal fanbase throughout its brief run. Fans have already begun campaigning to save the show, with the hashtag #savesingleparents trending on Twitter shortly after the news of the cancellation.   

Schooled


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
2

Schooled is out for good. In May, ABC canceled the spinoff of The Goldbergs after just two seasons. In the ‘90s-set comedy, AJ Michalka reprised her Goldbergs character, Lainey Lewis, as she took a job as a music teacher at her old high school.

Man With A Plan


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
4

After four seasons, Man with a Plan is over. CBS opted to cancel the Matt LeBlanc-fronted sitcom in May, making it the only established series at the network not to get renewed this season. According to Deadline, the comedy was considered a reliable midseason performer for CBS, but its high production costs ultimately ended up costing it a chance at another season.

How to Get Away with Murder


Status: Ended
Seasons: 
6

After six seasons, How to Get Away with Murder ended its drama-packed run in May. The show originated alongside Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy as part of Shondaland’s “TGIT” lineup on ABC. Throughout its run, How to Get Away with Murder not only delivered plenty of twists and turns but also made history along the way. In 2015, star Viola Davis became the first Black woman to win a lead actress in a drama Emmy for the show’s first season.

Katy Keene


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
1

The CW has opted not to renew Katy Keene for a second season. Though the show wasn’t a big ratings earner, the cancellation still comes as somewhat of a surprise, as the show is within the Riverdale universe and hails from prolific showrunners Greg Berlanti and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. Television, the studio behind the Riverdale spinoff, is currently exploring options to keep the show going.

The Baker & The Beauty


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
1

ABC has axed its romantic drama, The Baker and the Beauty, after one season. Based on the hit Israeli title, the show had a tough time connecting with viewers, ranking as one of the network’s lowest-rated series during its nine-episode freshman season.

Last Call With Carson Daly


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
18

After 17 years, Carson Daly bid adieu to his late-night series, Last Call with Carson Daly. The TV host explained on Twitter that he was leaving the series to focus on some of his other projects.

“I want to focus more on @TODAYshow and @NBCTheVoice & other areas I’m passionate about within our company,” he wrote. “For example, The Golf Channel has always been a favorite & we have a few exciting things in the works. I look forward to building on that.” He added that his family will always remain his top priority.

The InBetween


Status: Canceled
Seasons: 
1

NBC’s freshman drama The InBetween, starring Harriet Dyer, has been canceled after only one season. According to Deadline, the news was not unexpected. Upon its release, The InBetween drew some of the lowest ratings of NBC’s summer lineup, and several of the creators and executive producers behind the show have already moved on to new projects.