TV Shows That Have Been Canceled In The Past Year

Despite all the blood, sweat and tears of dedicated a TV show’s cast and crew, not every show can have the type of longevity of a show like, let’s say, “Grey’s Anatomy.” Many TV shows get canceled after underperforming first seasons, while others get cut or brought to a close several seasons down the line.

Keep reading to get the scoop on the TV shows that have been canceled in 2018. Check out the list to see if your most-watched programs made the cut.

“The Last Man On Earth”

Fox went on a TV show-slashing spree, adding “The Last Man On Earth” to its list of canceled programming.


The beloved “Scandal” aired its season finale on April 19. Thankfully “How To Get Away With Murder” was renewed, so “Scandal” fans can continue to watch the drama unfold on Thursday nights.


This Amazon show surrounding a dysfunctional family and its secrets will end after its fifth season.


After eight seasons, “Homeland” is not scheduled to be picked up for another season — a decision that was most likely due to the show runner’s desire to end the series rather than Showtime wanting to pull the plug.

“New Girl”

Zooey Deschanel will no longer brighten your lives in the role of Jess, as the “New Girl” series is coming to an end after seven seasons. But we knew this was coming.


The TV series inspired by the Liam Neeson “Taken” movies will not continue into a third season.

“Designated Survivor”

This drama starring Kiefer Sutherland as an unexpected president will not be picked up for a third season.


The highly publicized return of ’90s sitcom “Roseanne” ended abruptly after Roseanne Barr was fired for writing a racist tweet. The good news? The remaining cast members will return for a new “Roseanne” spinoff in the fall called “The Conners.”


Three seasons in, the show starring Priyanka Chopra will not be renewed by ABC again.

“Shades Of Blue”

The show starring Jennifer Lopez will no longer air on NBC. The network canceled the show after its third season.

“The Fosters”

After five seasons, “The Fosters” will not be picked up again by Freeform.

“Life Sentence”

Lucy Hale’s TV debut following her run on “Pretty Little Liars” will not make it past the first season on the CW.

“Great News”

The Tina Fey-produced show got the axe after two seasons.

Marvel’s “Inhumans”

Marvel’s “Inhumans” was canceled by ABC but, on the bright side, Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” was officially renewed.

“Kevin (Probably) Saves The World”

This show about an average Joe who’s given a mission to save the world will not continue past its first season.

“Alex, Inc.”

This comedy starring Zach Braff won’t be back for a second season. As you may remember, Braff’s starring role on “Scrubs” lasted nine seasons!

“The Brave”

The Anne Heche- and Mike Vogel-led military drama focused around a covert operations team won’t be back for season two.


Another military drama is calling it quits after one season: CW’s “Valor” won’t get picked up for a second season.

“Kevin Can Wait”

CBS canceled this Kevin James comedy after two seasons. Variety reports that it’s being shopped to other buyers, so fans of the show: There may just be a season 3 after all! Stay tuned.

“The Night Shift”

This medical drama that follows the lives of the “night shift” staff — some who come from military backgrounds — will air its fourth and final season in the summer of 2018.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Fox pulled the plug on the Andy Samberg-led comedy after five seasons, to the very vocal dismay of much of the internet. Thankfully, not long after getting cut from Fox, NBC picked it up and fans everywhere shared a sigh of relief.

“The Mayor”

ABC pulled the plug on this Brandon Michael Hall-led show about a hip-hop star who runs for mayor as a publicity stunt and ends up winning.

“Living Biblically”

While not yet officially canceled, this show’s demise seems likely. This TV spinoff of A.J. Jacobs’ bestselling book was pulled off the schedule in April and replaced with “Big Bang Theory” reruns.

“Law & Order: True Crime”

Here’s another instance of a show not being officially canceled. This “Law & Order” spinoff that brought true crimes to television (the first season focused on the Menendez brothers) is not in the lineup for NBC’s 2018-2019 season, but it’s also not been canceled. More likely: It’s going to be held on the back-burner while NBC works out kinks.


CBS has pulled the plug on this “geek drama” starring Elyes Gabel and Katharine McPhee after four seasons.

“The Mick”

Fox’s comedy starring Kaitlin Olson (“It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) as the unlikely adoptive parent of her niece and nephews will not return for a third season.


ABC canceled this show about a magician who starts working for the FBI after just one season.

“Superior Donuts”

Despite revolving around everyone’s favorite sweet treat, doughnuts, this Judd Hirsch- and Jermaine Fowler-led sitcom won’t be back for a third season.


This show starring Kathy Bates as a lifelong marijuana legalization activist lasted for just one season on Netflix.


“Dietland” followed the life of a fictional ghostwriter for a New York fashion magazine editor. But AMC was looking to cut back on its scripted content and has unfortunately pulled the plug on this show before a second season could run, according to TVLine.

“American Woman”

The comedy starring Alicia Silverstone was canceled after an 11-episode run. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the numbers were promising in the beginning, but the show failed to pick up steam and has since been cut from Paramount Network’s TV line-up.

“Ash Vs. Evil Dead”

Despite fans asking to get this Starz show back, iconic actor Bruce Campbell announced via Twitter he’s officially retiring as Ash now that the show is canceled.

“12 Monkeys”

Season 4 will be the last for this SyFy show, but thankfully, the show’s cancellation was announced at the same time that the network asked for one more season. So, hopefully, this final season was a good way to appease fans and tie up any loose ends.

“The Big Bang Theory”

It came as a huge shock, but it’s been announced that the 12th season of “The Big Bang Theory” will be the show’s final season.

“Ten Days In The Valley”

Kyra Sedgwick’s return to TV drama was short-lived in ABC’s “Ten Days In The Valley” series, which was canceled after the first season. The show followed Sedgwick’s character on her journey to find her daughter, who turns up missing.

“Me, Myself And I”

After just six episodes, the sitcom “Me, Myself, and I,” starring Bobby Moynihan, John Larroquette and Jack Dylan Grazer, was pulled from the docket. CBS says it will return at a later date, as it’s still filming to fulfill its original 13 episode line-up, according to TVLine.


Despite its stellar cast, including co-creator Mark Feuerstein, this sitcom following a dysfunctional family all living under the same roof won’t be picked up for another season by CBS after its initial run.

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Shortly after getting renewed for its fourth season, co-creator Rachel Bloom announced that it would be the “final season” via Twitter. Fortunately for fans, the show’s creators always knew the show would end after four or five chapters, so this show will conclude as it was meant to, and not a moment before!

“Jane The Virgin”

After five seasons, it is time for “Jane The Virgin” to come to an end. Rather than having the show end too soon, it had time to reach its natural ending, which is sad, but of course, better than an abrupt cancellation.  The final season is set to air in 2019 — so fans, get ready!

CW Shows Being Axed

Here are some CW favorites that will be wrapping up soon:

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We’ll have to say goodbye to these shows, but there are plenty of shows that were renewed we can still look forward to. The TV-watching must go on!