A Complete List Of All TV Shows That Have Been Canceled In The Past Year

Throughout the years we’ve seen some devastating television cancellations: Joss Whedon‘s Dollhouse on Fox, Pushing Daisies on ABC and Veronica Mars on The CW to name a few. Well, 2017 has given us some soul-crushing cancellations already, whereas some others (*cough*2 Broke Girls*cough*) have been long overdue.

For the ones that are leaving our screens too soon, here’s to hoping they can pull a Gilmore Girls or Arrested Development and get resurrected by Netflix, or at least take a page from the Kristen Bell show’s book and come back in the form of a feature-length film. For those shows that have had this coming for a while, peace out.

60. American Crime on ABC

Starring: Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, W. Earl Brown, Richard Cabral & Caitlin Gerard
Number of seasons: 3

Despite dismal season 3 ratings, ABC was considering having a short mini-season 4 for the anthology crime series but ABC announced in May that the show was officially over after the third season. American Crime was receiving high acclaim from critics during its whole run, but unfortunately, it didn’t have the viewership to keep the show on the air. Some fans have said that the show was just a bit too timely political, taking the enjoyment out of fictional TV watching.

59. American Gothic on CBS

Starring: Juliet Rylance, Antony Starr, Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch, Elliot Knight, Stephanie Leonidas, Gabriel Bateman & Virginia Madsen
Number of seasons: 1

After a mere 13 episodes, the CBS murder-mystery was given the ax. It wasn’t necessarily a huge surprise to anyone as the show’s ratings had been steeply declining week after week and never received stellar reviews from fans or critics. Juliet is set to appear on a BBC miniseries debuting in 2018 called McMafia so she’s just hopping from one job to the next!

58. APB on Fox

Starring: Justin Kirk, Natalie Martinez, Caitlin Stasey, Taylor Handley, Eric Winter & Ernie Hudson
Number of seasons: 1

Another drama that was given the boot after just one season, not many will miss APB as it garnered pretty bad ratings. Justin was filming a movie called The Tribes of Palos Verdes around the same time as ABP, so his film should be coming out relatively soon. FOX has five new shows coming this fall including a Marvel adaptation, a doctor-drama and a goofy comedy set in Vegas.

57. The Blacklist: Redemption on NBC

Starring: Famke Janssen, Ryan Eggold, Edi Gathegi, Tawny Cypress & Adrian Martinez
Number of seasons: 1

Some spin-off shows are better than the original and some pale in comparison. Guess which category The Blacklist: Redeption falls into! Despite its parent show, The Blacklist being picked up for its fifth season on NBC, this crime thriller couldn’t make it past one! There were only eight episodes which spanned between February 23rd and April 17th. It’s unclear whether The Blacklist will try to incorporate the characters from its spin-off show into their next season but the show’s few die-hard fans sure hope they do!

56. Bones on Fox 

Starring: Emily Deschanel & David Boreanaz
Number of seasons: 12

After a long run of twelve freakin’ seasons, the show that started in 2005 came to a close. It seems David B. doesn’t let himself stay idle for long. His role on Bones came just months after his Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off show, Angel was canceled by The WB and this fall he’s already set with the lead part in a new CBS show called SEAL Team. Emily has not announced any plans for the fall but we’re sure it’s only a matter of time before she’s back on the small screen.

55. Chance on Hulu

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Ethan Suplee, Greta Lee, Stefania LaVie Owen, Clarke Peters & Diane Farr
Number of seasons: 2

After two seasons on Hulu, the streaming service decided to pull the plug on this Hugh Laurie-led TV show. The series followed a forensic neuropsychiatrist in San Francisco with a sordid past of his own – who gets dragged into the problems of one of his female patients. After season two, fans were pretty sure that the show wouldn’t be renewed but their fears were confirmed in early January 2018 when the cancellation was announced.

54. Chelsea on Netflix

Starring: Chelsea Handler
Number of seasons: 2

After two seasons on Netflix, the streaming giant decided that the show could not go on. This could’ve had something to do with increased competition as Chelsea went from a weekly talk show during season one to a nightly one on season two. It seemed there was just too many other better established late-night comedy shows on network television.

Luckily, this isn’t the last we’ll see of the comedian on Netflix. When she announced the show’s cancellation, she mentioned that she would be doing a documentary with Netflix that’s more politically focused. Good for her!

53. Chicago Justice on NBC 

Starring: Philip Winchester, Jon Seda, Joelle Carter, Monica Barbaro & Carl Weathers
Number of seasons: 1

Even the show was created by Dick Wolf AKA the mastermind behind the Law & Order franchise, Chicago Justice, like so many others on this list just couldn’t make it past one season — 13 episodes (technically 14 episodes if you could the backdoor pilot that was a part of Chicago P.D.‘s third season. The season one disk set is set to release in September, so those of you heartbroken over Peter Stone and the gang leaving the small screen can still binge the few episodes NBC gave us.

52. Conviction on ABC

Starring: Hayley Atwell, Eddie Cahill, Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney, Manny Montana, Daniel Franzese
Number of seasons: 1

Is it possible ~the people~ are just soooo over legal dramas? Or is it that the invention of Netflix and Hulu have made it basically unnecessary to create new ones because we can just keep watching re-runs of some classics for years and years to come? Either way, Conviction, like Chicago Jusice only lasted one season — 13 episodes. The show received negative reviews from pretty much everyone. Conviction has a 1-star rating on Rotten Tomatoes with many noting the premise was just a little too similar to every other courtroom drama that’s graced the screen in the last 20-odd years.

51. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders on CBS

Starring: Gary Sinise, Alana de la Garza, Daniel Henney, Tyler James Williams & Annie Funke
Number of seasons: 2

Am I the only one shocked this show actually made it to two seasons?! I guess it was given a pretty good lead-up, airing directly after its parent show, Criminal Minds, but with that show keeping it real going on its 13th season, we’ve got to be honest with ourselves and others and just admit that we really don’t need any more Criminal Minds than we’ve already got. I love it but come in.
Furthermore, Criminal Minds tried to have another spin-off show in 2011 called Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. That show only lasted one season, so it just didn’t make sense for the people at CBS to go for another CM spin-off.

50. Downward Dog on ABC

Starring: Allison Tolman, Samm Hodges & Lucas Neff
Number of seasons: 1

Some first-season cancellation shows make it to 13 episodes but this one only made it to 8. While it was canceled on June 25, 2017, the showrunners have announced that they’re not giving up on Downward Dog just yet and plan on pitching it to other networks to see if anyone’s interested in resurrecting the show. It wouldn’t be the first time this has happened… Futurama, Arrested Development, Community and The Killing were all canceled by their OG networks and brought back by another channel or streaming service. It’s not over until it’s over, amiright?

49. Dr. Ken on ABC

Starring: Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jonathan Slavin, Albert Tsai, Krista Marie Yu, Kate Simses & Dana Lee
Number of seasons: 2

Another rare show that made it through two seasons before getting the boot, perhaps it was the A-List guest stars like Margaret Cho, Dr. Oz and Joel McHale that kept Dr. Ken on-air for as long as it lasted. It had a Friday night timeslot (which many shows like Dollhouse and Fringe can tell you is a tough spot to be in), got panned by critics and has a 7% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If anyone is bummed over this cancellation, I’ll be shocked.

48. Emerald City on NBC

Starring: Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada & Gerran Howell
Number of seasons: 1

Emerald City had a heck of a lot of potential but unfortunately never got off of the ground. After just 10 episodes, NBC announced that the TV series based on a book wouldn’t be renewed for a second season. While described as Game of Thrones meets The Wizard of Oz, it seemed the showrunners missed the mark on what audiences and networks were looking for. Adria, who played Dorothy, has two movies coming out in 2018: Pacific Rim: Uprising and Life of the Party.

47. Frequency on The CW

Starring: Peyton List, Riley Smith, Devin Kelley, Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Ruivivar & Lenny Jacobson
Number of seasons: 1

Based on a 2000 film by Gregory Hoblit this show didn’t exactly fit the typical CW brand — which is perhaps part of the reason it lasted just one season before getting the boot. Five days after its cancellation, an epilogue to the series was released to give fans the closure they needed. The CW’s choice was a bit of a surprise considering it received generally positive reviews from critics and fans alike, but it wasn’t bringing in the numbers that it needed to. The lead, Peyton, had been in other CW shows before Frequency and it’s likely she’ll return to the network again with a different character.

46. For Better or For Worse on OWN

Starring: Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Crystle Stewart, Jason Olive, Kiki Haynes, Kent Faulcon, Cocoa Brown Brad James & Chandra Currelley
Number of seasons: 6

After six seasons, the show based on Tyler Perry‘s film Why Did I Get Married? was kicked off of OWN. The show actually began on TBS, but after season two it moved to a new network in hopes of reaching a larger audience. While it’s still airing the sixth season, this one will be the last. Unfortunately, it’s not the only Tyler Perry TV show that OWN decided needed to go…

45. Girl Meets World on Disney Channel

Starring: Rowan Blanchard, Ben Savage, Sabrina Carpenter, Peyton Meyer, August Maturo, Danielle Fishel & Corey Fogelmanis
Number of seasons: 3

The Disney Channel’s decision to cancel the Boy Meets World reboot upset hordes of fans and lead to hundreds of online petitions begging Netflix to revive the show à la Gilmore Girls and Degrassi. Unfortunately, Netflix turned down the offer. While Netflix may have passed the show’s creator mentioned, “I can tell you it’s because of the audience’s reaction to the cancellation that there is interest in other places.” Our fingers are crossed!

44. Girlboss on Netflix

Starring: Britt Robertston, Ellie Reed, Johnny Simmons & Alphonso McAuley
Number of seasons: 1

Not gonna lie, Britt just might be cursed. Two other shows she starred in Life Unexpected and The Secret Circle were also canceled prematurely. Let’s just hope her next show, For the People, set to air on ABC and co-starring Ben Rappaport, has a better fate than her other shows.
Girlboss, which was based on the true story of Nasty Gal’s creator, Sophia Amoruso, had an audience split on whether the show was actually feminist. Despite Sophia’s unlikable traits, most agreed that Britt did a great job portraying the entrepreneur.

43. Good Girls Revolt on Amazon

Starring: Genevieve Angelson, Anna Camp, Erin Darke, Chris Diamantopoulos, Hunter Parrish, Jim Belushi, Joy Bryant, Grace Gummer, Leah Machelle Cohen, Daniel Eric Gold & Teddy Bergman
Number of seasons: 1

Another empowering tale based on IRL events bites the dust! Many called it the female-version of Mad Men and admittedly it’s feminist presentation was much less debatable than the one seen on Girlboss. Amazon’s decision to cancel the show after so little time is a bit of a conundrum — the show was just getting started and showed a ton of untapped potential.

42. Grimm on NBC

Starring: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner & Claire Coffee
Number of seasons: 6

It looks like fairy tale-based TV shows haven’t been fairing so well these days. Although fans were told they’d have a final season to say goodbye to the show, Grimm‘s sixth season was pushed out of the fall calendar. So not only did fans have to deal with the sad news of their fave show’s cancellation but they also had to wait until the new year to see how Grimm would conclude itself. The low ratings were for sure to blame, but that didn’t stop the audience that had hung around for all the seasons to try and rally enough signatures to save their show. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the efforts worked.

41. Gypsy on Netflix

Starring: Naomi Watts & Billy Crudup
Number of seasons: 1

Although it seems like Gypsy JUST debuted on Netflix (on June 30), the streaming service has already decided to give the show the ax — and although they’ve canceled quite a few shows in the past, never have they ever given one the boot so quickly. With Naomi Watts‘ first major TV show role, it looked like the show about a very unprofessional psychotherapist would be a hit. But the critical response was mixed (at best) and after only six weeks online, Netflix decided it was DOA. Basically, it was no G.L.O.W. and the CEO of Netflix has already said he wants to have a higher cancellation rate, anyway. (Which is dumb, but explains it.)

40. Haters Back Off on Netflix

Starring: Colleen Ballinger, Angela Kinsey, Francesca Reale, Erik Stocklin & Steve Little
Number of seasons: 2

Not even eight million YouTube subscribers could save Colleen Ballinger‘s cringe-worthy comedy based on her internet character, Miranda Sings. Though it’s kind of based on Colleen’s real-life experiences, many viewers found the show to be a little bit TOO bizarre – holding only a 42% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes for season 1. Some are wondering if YouTube will pick up the series on their streaming platform, YouTube Red, but as of now, it looks like this show has bitten the dust for good.

39. Imaginary Mary on ABC

Starring: Jenna Elfman, Erica Tremblay, Matreya Scarrwener, Nicholas Coombe & Stephen Schneider
Number of seasons: 1

While the first episode had 5.39 million viewers for episode #1, that dropped to 3.45 by episode #2 and 2.13 by its finale episode, #9. That’s pretty bad. Jenna had been known for her role as Dharma on the late ’90s/ early 2000s show Dharma & Greg but it looks like the gal may have lost her magic. No other shows are in the works for Jenna as of right now.

38. Incorporated on Syfy

Starring: Sean Teale, Allison Miller, Eddie Ramos, Julia Ormond, Dennis Haysbert, David Hewlett & Ian Tracey
Number of seasons: 1

Futuristic tales can be hits or misses. On the one hand, Star Trek was a major hit. On the other hand, Incorporated hardly left the ground before getting shot down by Syfy. About a month after the first season wrapped up, the network announced that the show would not continue. Sean previously had starred in Reign — another show that got canceled this year. Poor Sean!

37. The Knick on Cinemax

Starring: Clive Owen, Andre Holland, Jeremy Bobb & Juliet Rylance
Number of seasons: 2

In a decision to push more Action Dramas on Cinemax (again), the network decided The Knick could no longer fit into their TV lineup. Many fans felt that if The Knick had been featured on HBO instead of Cinemax, the show wouldn’t have reached the same fate after only two seasons. This was a medical show that took place in New York in the 1900s with Clive Owen in the lead, but it never quite garnered the audience it needed to stay on the air.

36. Last Man Standing on ABC

Starring: Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever, Christoph Sanders, Héctor Elizondo, Amanda Fuller & Flynn Morrison
Number of seasons: 6

This is one that the fans are most pissed about.It had six seasons, 130 episodes and starred Tim Allen! What went wrong?! It was the second most-watched show in the ’16-’17 season and ABC’s choice to rip it off air is definitely one that has a lot of people scratching their heads (and begging for another network to save it). While Tim tweeted after he heard the news saying, “Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years.” Some wonder if it was actually the star’s off-kilter words on Jimmy Kimmel, where he referred to being a Republican in Hollywood as similar to living in Nazi Germany, as a possible reason for ABC’s decision to cut ties. ABC would have also had to pick up the production costs during their seventh season which they didn’t want to do.

35. Love Thy Neighbor on OWN

Starring: Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams, Kendra C. Johnson, Andre Hall, Zulay Henao, Darmirra Brunson, Jonathan Chase & Tony Grant
Number of seasons: 4

A rough year for Tyler Perry it seems. Well, kind of. While two of his shows were canceled off of Oprah Winfrey‘s network — another one of his shows got picked up. His new show, The Paynes comes after For Better or Worse and Love Thy Neighbor come to an end.

34. Making Historyon Fox

Starring: Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, Yassir Lester, John Gemberling & Neil Casey
Number of seasons: 1

Ever since Gossip Girl concluded, we’ve been hoping Leighton would get another great show but it looks like Making History wasn’t that show. The first season was supposed to be 13 episodes but Fox brought it down to 9 shortly after it premiered. While Making History was a creative premise and those who watched it seemed to enjoy the series, it didn’t attract the numbers that Fox thought it would, leading to its cancellation.

33. Man Seeking Woman on FXX

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Eric André, Britt Lower, Maya Erskine & Katie Findlay
Number of seasons: 3

Based on a book of short stories called The Last Girlfriend on Earth, by Simon Rich, this comedy show took normal dating woes to literal extremes. Ratings were fairly consistent — though not very good — for all three seasons, but it was the great reviews that the show got from critics that kept the show on for as long as it lasted. Being led in by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, it only maintained 35% of the viewers. This just might be one of those shows that finds its way onto a streaming service, gets super popular and then everyone gets pissed it was canceled. (AKA what happened to Freaks & Geeks).

32. Night Shift on NBC

Starring: Eoin Macken & Jill Flint
Number of seasons: 4

It’s honestly a bit surprising that Night Shift lasted as long as it did. The show premiered to mixed (at best) reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes giving the show’s first season a dismal 4.3/10 and referring to it as “DOA.”

There were also some casting shake-ups that surprised fans when one of the main cast members, Ken Leung opted to leave the show after season three. Ratings were down after season four’s finale in late August, which ultimately lead to NBC’s decision to let that be the series finale, too.

31. No Tomorrow on The CW

Starring: Joshua Sasse, Tori Anderson, Jonathan Langdon, Sarayu Blue, Jesse Rath & Amy Pietz
Number of seasons: 1

The CW took some risks with its Fall 2016 lineup and it doesn’t look like the risk paid off as the gave this show the boot, too. It was based on a popular Brazilian series but looks like it didn’t translate well to American audiences. TBH, eventually, the entire schedule for CW shows just might be within the Arrowverse… and I’m not sure I’d even be that upset by it!

30. Notorious on ABC

Starring: Piper Perabo & Daniel Sunjata
Number of seasons: 1

Okay, so 2016 must’ve been the year that television networks finally realized that no one is desperate for another legal drama. Literally… NO ONE. They tried to give this one a bit of a twist making it based on real-life events and the life of a criminal defense attorney named Mark Geragos, but no one really bit. By the tenth episode, the show had half the viewers that they did on opening night. It was bad news.

29. Once Upon a Time on ABC

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Jared S. Gilmore, Raphael Sbarge, Jamie Dornan, Robert Carlyle, Eion Bailey, Emilie de Ravin, Meghan Ory, Colin O’Donoghue, Michael Raymond-James, Michael Socha, Rebecca Mader, Sean Maguire, Andrew J. West, Dania Ramirez, Gabrielle Anwar, Alison Fernandez & Mekia Cox
Number of seasons: 7

Quite frankly, it’s a shock that this show stayed on the air as long as it did. While Once Upon a Time started off strong and captivated viewers, ultimately it began to fall short as the series went on – a fate some other great TV shows experienced as well. After season six, most of the show’s original cast decided to depart, leading the showrunners to start season seven with a new cast and new characters in a different setting. Basically, it was doomed. The good news is that the writers were given a heads up about the show’s cancellation and were allowed to end OUAT the way they had planned. They even say some of the original cast will come back! Thank goodness.

28. Outsiders on WGN

Starring:David Morse, Joe Anderson, Gillian Alexy, Ryan Hurst, Kyle Gallner, Christina Jackson & Thomas M. Wright
Number of seasons: 2

This was only WGN’s third series ever and after the network decided to give the show the boot, Sony said they would shop the show elsewhere and see if anyone else was interested in taking on a story about a fictional Kentucky town and the struggle for power. What was strange, however, is that WGN had released a press release one week prior to the cancellation, touting Outsiders as the most-watched show on the network. Many speculated that it was not WGN’s decision to cancel the show, but a choice by their parent company, Tribute to cut $60 million in production costs before selling the network. PURE SPECULATION, but it would add up.

27. Pitch on Fox

Starring: Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mark Consuelos, Mo McRae, Meagan Holder, Tim Jo, Dan Lauria & Ali Larter
Number of seasons: 1

Another show with a strong female lead prematurely given the ax… I think something fishy is going on. The show was about the first female in major league baseball, known for her screwball pitch. Not based on a true story, it still was a compelling show compared to Friday Night Lights in quality. 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and rave reviews for Kylie’s performance and her character, Ginny Baker. I join the chorus screaming, “WTF happened?!”

Mark Consuelos is set to move on to The CW next season to be in one of our favorite shows… Riverdale! Every cloud has a silver lining, I guess.

26. Powerless on NBC

Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, Ron Funches & Alan Tudyk
Number of seasons: 1

Is Vanessa Hudgens relevant anymore? Apparently not because despite being a huge High School Musical fan back in the day, I had no idea that the lead actress had taken a roll in a ~serious~ NBC drama. Just kidding, it was actually a sitcom based on the DC Universe (everyone is loving a superhero show/movie these days). Even so, the reviews were mixed at best and even fans of The Flash and Arrow couldn’t find themselves getting interested in this generic comedy.

25. Pure Genius on CBS

Starring: Augustus Prew, Dermot Mulroney, Odette Annable, Reshma ShettyAaron Jennings, Ward Horton & Brenda Song
Number of seasons: 1

Jason Katims, of Friday Night Lights, Parenthood and Roswell fame, was the man behind this CBS medical drama, but not even he could make the show a hit. Maybe, like the legal drama, viewers are just ~sooo over~ the doctor stuff. Last November many guessed that the show was dunzo because CBS hadn’t ordered more than the 13 episodes it initially commissioned, but it wasn’t until May 2017 where the network officially announced that one season was enough for Pure Genius.

24. Ransom on CBS

Starring: Luke Roberts, Sarah Greene & Brandon Jay McLaren
Number of seasons: 1

This cancellation, unlike some of the others, wasn’t too big of a shock considering its low viewership and poor ratings. While it was internationally co-produced, the U.S. was the first one to announce they would no longer move forward with the project. Germany followed suit soon thereafter. The lead actress, Sarah Greene, won’t be bored for long — she’s set to appear as the character Ellie in Black 47.

23. Rosewood on Fox

Starring: Morris Chestnut, Jaina Lee Ortiz & Gabrielle Dennis
Number of seasons: 2

A police procedural drama located in Miami sounds like it would be a hit! (Dexter, anyone?) Unfortunately after two seasons, Rosewood just couldn’t make it. Perhaps people were confusing it with the Pretty Little Liars spinoff Ravenswood, featuring Tyler Blackburn? Or was that just me? It’s not all bad news though, a new Grey’s Anatomy spin-off is making its way onto ABC and Jaina is taking the lead! Congrats, girl!

22. Rush Hour on CBS

Starring: Justin Hires, Jon Foo & Aimee Garcia
Number of seasons: 1

Let’s just admit it: as much as we wanted Justin and Jon to ring in a new generation of Rush Hour, they just couldn’t fill the very large legacy that Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker had left behind. The show’s ratings never really kicked off and ultimately Justin and Jon’s chemistry was nowhere near Jackie and Chris’. A swing and a miss for this film-to-TV-show adaptation. Good try anyway, boys!

21. Scream Queens on Fox

Starring: Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Billie Lourd, Lea Michele, Glen Powell, Diego Boneta, Abigail Breslin & Keke Palmer
Number of seasons: 2

Even apart from the cast members listed, John Stamos and Nick Jonas even had roles in this black comedy! From the same brain behind American Horror Story, Glee and Nip/Tuck, this show should’ve lasted AT LEAST four more seasons. Ultimately, the show just may have been a little too campy for audiences — the final episode only pulled in 180K. Sorry, Ryan Murphy, but at least you’ve still got AHS‘s seventh season to focus on!

20. Secrets and Lies on ABC

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis & KaDee Strickland
Number of seasons: 2

While Secrets and Lies did fairly well season one, there was a dramatic drop in viewers when the ABC show entered season 2. Perhaps everyone remembered Ryan cheated on Reese Witherspoon (clearly I’m still not over it). Then again, the show did better than its Australian counterpart which only lasted six episodes.

19. Sense 8 on Netflix

Starring: Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Ángel Silvestre & Brian J. Smith
Number of seasons: 2

This is one of Netflix’s most brutal cancellations to date. When the show first premiered, everyone was super stoked about it because it featured a hell of a lot of diversity. Usually, fans turn to Netflix in hopes they’ll revive a canceled series — so what should they do when Netflix is the one who gave the show the ax in the first place?! They compromised that a two-hour series finale would air in 2018, though people are still upset over Netflix’s choice… especially because there had been talks about salary negotiations for season three.

18. Sleepy Hollow on FOX

Starring: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood, John Noble, Nikki Reed & Shannyn Sossamon
Number of seasons: 4

We’ve seen this happen a few times: a show simply can’t come back after killing off a lead character. Though the FOX series was considered a hit when it premiered in 2013, Nicole’s departure from the show after the season 3 season finale seemed to be the beginning of the end for Sleepy Hollow. The show’s cancellation was announced in May and it doesn’t seem Tom has anything new in the works… yet.

17. Son of Zorn on Fox

Starring: Cheryl Hines, Johnny Pemberton & Tim Meadows
Number of seasons: 1

While the show was losing audiences quickly, there was a ton of drama happening behind the scenes that made the choice to cancel Son of Zorn an easy one. An animated show is obviously pretty difficult to produce and one of the show’s creators and showrunners dipped out after season one “due to creative differences.” We all know what that means!

16. Sweet/Vicious on MTV

Starring: Eliza Bennett & Taylor Dearden
Number of seasons: 1

While MTV has seen some great scripted comedies throughout the years, Awkward. and Faking It, to name a few, Sweet/Vicious just missed the mark in appealing to the MTV audiences, despite some serious campaigns done by the television network. Despite the poor ratings, the show does have a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes… from 10 reviewers, that is. Those poor 10 people will miss the show deeply, I’m sure.

15. The Carmichael Show on NBC

Starring: Jerrod Carmichael, Amber Stevens West, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, Loretta Devine & David Alan Grier
Number of seasons: 3

There is NOTHING more annoying than when you hear that your fave show was canceled because of “renewal negotiations.” AKA either the showrunners were being greedy or the network was being cheap and the two just couldn’t work out their differences for the common good… AKA the fans. Jerrod said he would be leaving the network to pursue other opportunities so not gonna lie, we know who is to blame. SMDH.

14. The Catch on ABC

Starring: Mireille Enos, Peter Kruse, Sonya Walger, Rose Rollins, Alimi Ballard
Number of seasons: 2

Oh, no ANOTHER cancellation for Mireille Enos (also starred in Netflix’s The Killing, axed this year.) Enos starred as the female protagonist who becomes a victim of fraud by her own FIANCE who turns out being a con-artist. Unfortunately, this Shonda Rhimes creation couldn’t live as long as Grey’s Anatomy. Even though an idea was pitched for Season 3, ABC decided to cut the series due to low ratings.

13. The Get Down on Netflix

Starring: Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Skylan Brooks & Jaden Smith
Number of seasons: 1

A musical drama taking place in NYC during the 70’s, The Get Down followed a group of teenagers during the rise of hip-hop and disco music. Sounds cool, right? Well, some think this show was plagued from the beginning, with some BTS difficulties with cast and crew causing delays with production. Also, the first season was expensive AF to make, about $120 million. After all that, the show didn’t seem to make a connection with the audience.

Starring: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci, Cierra Ramirez & Noah Centineo
Number of seasons: 5 Fans were so bummed that this groundbreaking show is getting canceled after season five — but there is a silver lining! Maia Mitchell and Cierra Ramirez will be getting their own spinoff show on the network — and rumor has it, a third fan-favorite character might be joining them! The original show followed two lesbian mothers and their brood of kids — a mix of biological, adopted and foster children. More than anything, the dramedy proved that blood doesn’t make a family and its popularity was seen as a huge win for the LGBTQ+ community — especially considering it was a gay, interracial couple in the lead.

12. The Mayor on ABC

Starring: Brandon Micheal Hall & Lea Michele
Number of seasons: 1

After only nine episodes, ABC decided to pull the plug on The Mayor and replace it in their schedule with re-runs of Modern Family. Although it had a strong lead-in show, Black-ish, the ratings just weren’t high enough to keep the show on air — partially because it was competing with NBC’s mega-hit, family drama This is Us. Apparently, the minds behind The Mayor plan to shop the show elsewhere and currently Hulu has first bids. Fans definitely have their fingers crossed — but only time will tell what happens to this show about a rapper-turned-mayor and his political advisor.

11. The Odd Couple on CBS

Starring: Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon & Yvette Nicole Brown
Number of seasons: 3

A remake of the classic 1970 series, Neatfreak Felix is kicked out by his wife and moves in with his college BFF Oscar, who is a “thoughtless slob” who was also dumped by his wife.

After having pretty strong ratings its first two seasons, its final one didn’t meet the standards for a renewal. I mean, can we honestly see Matthew Perry as anyone else BUT Chandler Bing? I think not.

10. Quarry on Cinemax

Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, Damon Herriman, Edoardo Ballerini & Nikki Amuka-Bird
Number of seasons: 1

Another Cinemax show bites the dust but unlike The Knick, this Vietnam-era show only got one season to prove it to Cinemax that their decision to shift the focus of their programming was worth it. As we know, they ultimately decided that the needed to go back to the original brand.

9. The Real O’Neals on ABC

Starring: Martha Plimpton, Jay Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Matthew Shively & Bebe Wood
Number of seasons: 2

A super Irish-Catholic family’s perfect image gets destroyed when ~literally~ every family member shares a secret they’ve been hiding from one another. The middle kid is gay, the oldest is anorexic, and the youngest reveals she’s running a money scam (?!) and might be an atheist. On top of all that, the parents admit they are no longer in love and want to get a divorce (which is a no-no in the Catholic faith.) Sounds dramatic, right? Well, this show was actually a comedy about a family that learns to deal their new family dynamic. Even though this show’s premise was actually adorable, it was not spared when it was dropped due to sluggish ratings.

8. Time After Time on ABC

Starring: Freddie Storma, Josh Bowman, Genesis Rodriguez & Nicole Ari Parker
Number of seasons:

This drama followed a famous sci-fi writer, H.G Wells as he pursues the most well-known serial killer of all time, Jack the Ripper, whom he believes he knows the identity of. Wells follows the villain to modern-day America via time machine to protect potential future victims. This show did not get enough ~time~ at all (get it?). ABC axed the show after just 5 episodes… FIVE! For whatever reason, major networks also released THREE other shows about time-travel (NBC’s Timeless, Fox’s Making History, and The CW’s Frequency) and this one just couldn’t compete. All four were ultimately canceled &mdashs; though the NBC one was given a new lease on life after fan uproar over the cancellation.

7. Training Day on CBS

Starring: Bill Paxton, Justin Cornwell, Katrina Law & Drew Van Acker
Number of seasons: 2

Based off the 2001 film of the same name, the show picks up 15 years later. Officer Craig goes undercover in the LAPD’s Special Investigation Unit to spy with an ambiguous detective by becoming partners with him. As in all storylines of this nature, the two become close and have a loyalty towards each other. Natch. A renewal for a second season didn’t look promising due to moderate ratings. But unfortunately, one of the show’s leads, Bill Paxton, passed away unexpectedly which made it almost impossible for the show to continue.

6. Underground on WGN

Starring: Jurnee Smollet-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller, Christopher Meloni & Amirah Vann
Number of seasons: 2

Taking its place pre-civil war in 1850’s Georgia, a group of plantation slaves fight for their lives and travel on the Underground Railroad. This show was actually A HIT during its two-season run. But apparently, the network decided to stop production on the show due to “internal reasons.” WTF?! Does CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED mean anything anymore? Clearly not.

5. Wisdom of the Crowd on CBS

Starring: Jeremy Piven, Monica Potter, Richard T. Jones, Natalia Tena & Blake Lee
Number of seasons: 1

Less than two months after the show premiered on CBS, Wisdom of the Crowd was canceled. They won’t even allow the American drama its intended 22-episode run. The starring actor, Jeremy Piven was under investigation for sexual assault allegations by at least four women and although Piven denies the claims, nowadays it’s pretty clear that the public won’t be watching a show with an alleged predator in the lead. Even if it weren’t for the claims against the actor, the show had pretty dismal ratings and only a 28% score on Rotten Tomatoes — meaning the show itself is pretty dang rotten itself. Quite honestly, it doesn’t seem like too many will be missing this show!

4. You the Jury on Fox

Starring: You, America.
Number of seasons: Less than 1

Hosted by the infamous Jeanine Pirro, this unscripted series let American audiences decide the outcome of some the most well known “ripped from the headlines” civil cases. Once a case was presented by the prosecution and the defense, it will be up to the country to decide what the verdict and IT’S ALL HAPPENING LIVE. OF COURSE, this show wasn’t going to last. It’s absolutely ridiculous. It just proves that networks will ~literally~ do anything for ratings, not to mention the verdicts weren’t even legally binding. The show was axed just after two episodes.

3. 2 Broke Girls on CBS

Starring: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garret Morris, Jonathan Kite, Matthew Moy & Jennifer Coolidge
Number of seasons: 6

Two girls from different worlds form an unlikely friendship while working in at an NYC Dinner. Caroline, a former rich girl who is now broke thanks to her father’s wrongdoings, is taken in by Max who is just scraping to get by. The two realize they actually need each other and hope to make it big one day with their delicious cupcake business. ULTIMATE BFF GOALZ.

This show was funny AF and had a huge fanbase. However, that just wasn’t enough. CBS ultimately decided to pull the plug due to “creative purposes” and felt it was time to say goodbye to the gals. Six seasons seems to be the number that a lot of networks decide to max-out at.

2. 24: Legacy on Fox

Starring: Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Anna Diop & Teddy Sears
Number of seasons: 1

Following the same format as treasured 24, we’re introduced to Sgt. Eric Carter as he joins forces with the director of the CTU in order to prevent a major terrorist attack in the U.S. Even though there was a lot of hype about the show made famous by Keifer Sutherland making a comeback, the show had low ratings throughout its entire first season. There are talks about adding another show to the franchise but it would be unrelated to this one.

1. @midnight on Comedy Central

Starring: Chris Hardwick
Number of seasons: 4

This two-time Emmy Award-nominated gameshow hosted by Chris Hardwick came to an end after airing 600 episodes since it launched in 2013. It doesn’t look like Chris will be left twiddling his thumbs — he remains the host (and executive producer) of The Wall on NBC and Talking with Chris Hardwick on AMC. No word on what will take that 12 AM spot on Comedy Central in @midnight‘s place.

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