As human beings, we have always loved to tell and hear stories. With the advent of television, we have been granted the chance to experience the world in a different way. Unfortunately, all shows eventually come to an end. Sometimes, this happens because the show has naturally run its course, but there are times when it failed to turn a profit. What makes it difficult is when a TV show is “on the bubble,” which means that fans only know if it is here to stay or not at the very last minute. It is always annoying when you do not get proper closure, but you might as well find out which ones you have to say goodbye to. This should give you enough time to prepare yourself emotionally!
Are you a huge fan of Suits? Unfortunately, it looks like this marks the end of the franchise altogether. The USA Network show has officially pulled the plug on Pearson, the spin-off series that stars Gina Torres. It failed to capture the audiences in the same way that the original show did. This is the reason it has been canceled after only six weeks and ten episodes. When it was first on the air, it attracted only half the viewers that Suits did. It also means that it was one of the least-watched shows that year.
‘Lodge 49’ (Cancelled)
This AMC show only enjoyed two seasons, which means that the last episode had been the series finale. According to the network, it was proud to have aired Lodge 49. We are sad to see it go since it offered a unique and diverse cast of characters. There is nothing quite like it on TV at the moment.
‘The InBetween’ (Cancelled)
Starring Harriet Dyer, this drama from NBC is not going to return for a second season. The truth is that The InBetween pulled one of the lowest ratings of the year. It is disappointing since it held so much potential. A few of its executive producers and creators are now off to work on other projects.
‘Grand Hotel’ (Cancelled)
Sorry, folks, but it looks like Grand Hotel is no longer staying open for one more season. Produced by Eva Longoria, the Spanish-style story follows the antics of the owners and staff members of a beach hotel in Miami. It got mediocre ratings, which is the reason ABC decided to simply let it go.
‘She’s Gotta Have It’ (Cancelled)
Netflix has decided to pull the plug on this show not even two months after it released its sophomore season. Sources say that there is still some hope for She’s Gotta Have It. Show creator Spike Lee is now trying to find a new network that would take over the show. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
‘Murphy Brown’ (Cancelled)
A lot of people had been excited about the Murphy Brown revival. Starring Emmy awardee Candice Bergen, it was well-received at first. Unfortunately, the ratings began to decline. This is why CBS made the executive decision to cancel it after a run of only 13 episodes. We are very sad to see it go!
‘The Fix’ (Cancelled)
Co-written and produced by Marcia Clark, this legal thriller is not going to return to ABC. It got the ax just before the season finale came out. The Fix follows a Los Angeles-based attorney who once failed to convict a celebrity for murder but is trying to put him to justice eight years later. Perhaps it would have fared better if it had not been written by the prosecutor of O.J. Simpson.
‘Last Call With Carson Daly’ (Cancelled)
We are sorry to report that Last Call with Carson Daly is going off the air after 17 long years. On Twitter, he said that he wanted to focus on new projects. “I want to focus more on @TODAYshow and @NBCTheVoice & other areas I’m passionate about within our company,” he shared. “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.” Aside from that, this will also give him the chance to focus on his family!
‘The Blacklist’ (Renewed)
Fans of The Blacklist were able to let out sighs of relief because NBC gave the show an early renewal order! Whew. In the eighth season of the show, we will see James Spader, Megan Boone, and the rest of the cast on our screens once more. They successfully renegotiated their deals with Netflix in the past few months. We are not surprised to hear that it is here to stay because of its excellent ratings.
‘Designated Survivor’ (Cancelled)
How sad is it to hear that Designated Survivor has not survived after the third season? It was originally on ABC for its first two seasons until it got canceled. Luckily, Netflix decided to take over by giving it a third season with 10 episodes. Sadly, it also went on to pull the plug out of the political thriller. Even though it is not going to get a new season, you can still watch the existing seasons on Netflix as much as you want. The truth is that Netflix has pulled a stunt like this in the past as well. To be specific, it saved Longmire from A&E by giving it three more seasons until it went off the air.
There might have been a lot of depictions of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in the past, but the CBS version has to be the most refreshing one! Elementary is a procedural drama that stars Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. We swooned over them for 7 seasons. Sadly, it came to a close in 2019.
Three seasons into Ransom, CBS decided to give it a cancelation order. The crew took to the official Twitter page of the show to announce the news in July 2019. The series follows around the smart and strong characters that make up the Crites team to negotiate tense situations and solve conflicts without resorting to violence. Through the tweet, the team said goodbye to the loyal viewers and thanked them for the time and support they have given the show in the past three years.
‘Modern Family’ (Ended)
Who would have ever thought that the day would come when this show would no longer be on the air? Sitcoms come and go, but it is hard to let go of Modern Family. After making us all laugh for over a decade and bringing home various awards, the eleventh season was also its last one.
‘The Good Place’ (Ended)
Gone too soon! The NBC sitcom is a hilarious affair set in the afterlife. While fans of The Good Place were heartbroken to hear the news, Mike Schur promised them that all is not lost. The sitcom has simply run its course and ending at the perfect moment. It was a good thing that the finale tied up the loose ends! Even though it is on the shorter side for a sitcom, it is one for the history books. If you ask us, we are glad to hear that the team did not milk it longer than it had to go on.
‘Fuller House’ (Cancelled)
Fans of Full House were delighted to meet the Tanner family once more! The spinoff show Fuller House has come to an end after five seasons. Netflix made the announcement and broke all of our hearts with it. Some people believe that its cancellation has something to do with the college admission scandal that involved Lori Loughlin. However, the truth is that the timing is merely coincidental. The controversy had nothing to do with the cancelation of the show.
‘I Feel Bad’ (Cancelled)
The comedy scene is saturated at the moment, so it is hard for new shows to find a footing. This was also true for I Feel Bad. The NBC show got mediocre reviews, which was why the network had to cancel it after just one season. It could not be saved even though Amy Poehler produced it.
Here is another example of how tough it is to break into the world of comedy! Fam failed to make the cut because its freshman season did badly in terms of ratings. Unfortunately, it did not get the attention of viewers. Ratings are very important to networks, so CBS decided to hand it the ax instead.
‘Happy Together’ (Cancelled)
There is something ironic about the fact that Happy Together has gotten the ax. Starring Damon Wayans Jr., the sitcom is not going to see a second season. Its first season got very low ratings, which is why the network announced that the show won’t get a renewal order at the start of 2019.
‘Blue Bloods’ (On The Bubble)
There are certain shows that are nearer to cancelation compared to its peers. Even though Blue Bloods is not there yet, its viewership has declined over the years. The number declined by 10% in the past year, but this means that it still rakes in seven million viewers. The loss in viewership is not the only thing threatening its existence, however. Tom Selleck only signed a one-year contract with the network, after all. If he chooses not to return, the executives at CBS might decide to simply cancel it. We sure hope that they can negotiate the Hollywood star to return!
‘The Rookie’ (On The Bubble)
It is always a huge gamble to move a show to a different timeslot. Things can either go well, gain more viewers, and improve the ratings. On the other hand, it might do the exact opposite of that. Sadly, it was the latter for this show. The second season saw a drop of 10% in terms of ratings. This one is on the bubble at the moment. Let us keep our fingers crossed that it will soon see an improvement.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (Renewed)
When it comes to TV drama, we have to give credit to Grey’s Anatomy for being a landmark show. It is now set to go into its 17th season. Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the show, even said that the medical drama will continue as long as Ellen Pompeo stays on. We sure hope that she is not thinking of leaving the show anytime soon. After all, no other show can fill the void that it will most certainly leave.
The Entire Arrow Verse (Renewed)
Are you a fan of the DC cinematic universe? If you answered in the affirmative, we have good news for you. Thirteen of its shows have been renewed, and the list includes Arrowverse. This means that Black Lightning, The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman, and Legends of Tomorrow have all returned or will return in 2020. We are so glad to hear this!
‘The Resident’ (On The Bubble)
During its first two seasons, The Resident raked in decent ratings. However, the third season did not go very well as it only brought in about 3.8 million viewers per week. As a Fox project, this is on the low side. It is over 20% lower than the first two seasons of the show. We hope that it makes the cut!
‘New Amsterdam’ (Renewed)
NBC gave New Amsterdam a supporting handshake as it has been renewed for not only one but three seasons! The second season earned a decent following with more than 9 million live viewers. With delayed viewings, the real number is even higher than that. It is promising to hear that this is the case. Hopefully, the quality of the show is going to remain as high as it is at the moment.
‘Carol’s Second Act’ (On The Bubble)
For a while, this show had been on the bubble. Based on the ratings that the freshman show brought in, it was possible for it to be renewed or canceled. CBS showed faith in it by ordering extended episodes even though it got so-so ratings. But in the end, the network reached the decision to give it the ax.
We are glad to reveal that Netflix has given You another shot at life! The third season will come with ten episodes. In 2019, the drama placed fifth on the Netflix Top 10 list. With this in mind, it was almost a given that it was going to be renewed. The ending of the second season also made it clear that there was more to the story! We can’t wait to see what happens next.
‘Stumptown’ (On The Bubble)
The rather dull ratings of the first season of Stumptown have placed the show within the five least-watched shows on ABC, with only 2.8 million viewers a week. If it wasn’t for a large number of DVR views, the show would have no saving grace to speak of.
‘The Kids Are Alright’ (Cancelled)
Do not let the title fool you because the show has not been renewed. Its large fanbase had not been enough to keep it safe from cancelation orders! ABC President Karey Burke revealed why it was canceled: “…We really looked at it… from a rating perspective, and we just did not see enough upside.”
‘The Cool Kids’ (Cancelled)
Sadly, Fox decided that it was time to let go of The Cool Kids. Its powerhouse cast was made up of Vicki Lawrence, Leslie Jordan, Martin Mull, David Alan Grier, and more. It was only on the air for a single season. Even though it started on the right foot, the viewership dwindled pretty quickly.
‘Proven Innocent’ (Cancelled)
The legal drama received its cancelation notice just one day after the season finale aired. We are sad to hear that Proven Innocent did not survive to its full potential. We would have loved to see Rachelle Lefevre and Kelsey Grammer some more! Too bad Fox gave it the ax after its first season.
In late 2018, the show was met with controversy. Frankie Shaw, the creator of the show, was accused of racist behavior, improper crediting, and insufficient compensation. In the end, this led to the cancelation of the show. Take a look at the statement released by the executives at Showtime: “After weighing a variety of factors, Showtime has decided that SMILF will not move forward for the third season.”
‘Santa Clarita Diet’ (Cancelled)
We were sad to hear that Santa Clarita Diet was not getting a fourth season. Fans took to Twitter to try and save it by launching the #SaveSantaClaritaDiet campaign. It has earned a pretty strong cult following over the years. Netflix announced its fate a month after it released the third season.
‘Lethal Weapon’ (Cancelled)
It is pretty unfortunate to hear that we will not get any more of Lethal Weapon. In 2018, Clayne Crawford got fired for misconduct on the set. Sadly, this resulted in a difficult taping season for the show. Damon Wayans also thought about leaving the show even though Sean William Scott was hired by the network to take on the lead role. In May 2019, Fox announced that it was getting canceled.
We have more bad news, folks. The third season of this anthology series marked the end of the show as well. It followed the lives of diverse characters in present-day Chicago. The show creators enjoyed the success that it saw during the first two seasons and decided to round it all together by ending it in 2009.
How sad is it that NBC has pulled the plug on this comedy series? Sunnyside did not survive since it did badly at ratings. As a matter of fact, it had the lowest viewership among the freshman shows that year. When it fell some more, NBC only aired the remainder of the show online and on the app.
Sorry, but Netflix has announced that this show will not return for one more season. Still, the network was proud of the show and showed gratitude towards show creator Leah Rachel for working on it. Sadly, the reviews had been mediocre, which might explain the next piece of news for the show. It got the ax later on as well! Despite having Tony Goldwin and Uma Thurman on the cast, it did not make the cut.
A month after ABC released the third season of Speechless, it announced that it was going to be canceled. This surprised some of the fans because it brought home the “Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming” award from the Television Critics Association in 2017. On top of that, the show received a lot of acclaim during its first two seasons. Sadly, a fourth season is not in the works.
‘Splitting Up Together’ (Cancelled)
In May 2019, Splitting Up Together did not survive the cancelation list of ABC. It simply did not make the cut. Fans of the family sitcom were sad to say goodbye to Oliver Hudson and Jenna Fisher. It follows a divorced couple who decides to continue living together. Even though it had a great cast, it did not get enough viewership and even became the lowest-rated comedy show of the network.
‘The Punisher’ (Cancelled)
There might be plenty of Marvel series on Netflix, but The Punisher has gotten the ax. The network decided to take it out of the running in February 2019. This shocked its fans since the comic book-based show got a lot of praise and had good ratings. It looks like this was not enough for Netflix to give it another season. We can totally see why a lot of viewers were disappointed to hear the news.
‘Jessica Jones’ (Cancelled)
Marvel fans were hit with a double whammy when Netflix announced that it was not only pulling the plug on The Punisher but Jessica Jones as well. It marked the end of an official multi-series project between the network and Marvel, which began in 2013. Netflix said that it is glad to have aired such a good show, but fans were stunned that there was no new season to look out for. Not only was it beloved among fans, but it has also received accolades at the Peabody Awards and more.
‘Friends From College’ (Cancelled)
On Twitter, director and co-creator Nicholas Stoller announced that Friends from College won’t return for another season. In the tweet, he also extended his gratitude to everyone who watched the show during its run of two seasons. It had a great cast with Fred Savage, Colbie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, and more. While it was a star-studded show, it failed to achieve a lot of viewership, which is why Netflix decided to cancel it. As you can see, Netflix went through a thorough cleanup in 2019.
‘The Big Bang Theory’ (Ended)
Fans were sad when they learned the fate of The Big Bang Theory. After twelve long years on the air, it was time to say goodbye to the wacky cast of characters on the sitcom. The members of the cast and crew took to social media to express their thoughts about its end. They were thankful for all the support that people gave them over the years. It came to an end when Jim Parsons decided to leave the show even though it was still going strong. Without him, it was only inevitable the show would end.
‘Orange Is The New Black’ (Ended)
This Emmy award-winning sitcom from Netflix followed the lives of prisoners. It was hard to come to terms with the fact that it ended with its seventh season. While it marked the end of an era, the final season of Orange is the New Black received a lot of praise not only from fans but also critics.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the star of the show, had to take some time away to recover from her breast cancer treatment. The production of the show came to a stop after that. In 2019, it came back for one last season that only had seven episodes. However, they were full of campaign antics from both Selina Meyers and Jonah Ryan! We are sad to hear that this political comedy has since come to an end.
‘The Affair’ (Ended)
This Golden Globe award-winning show from Showtime is not going to come back for a sixth season. According to Showtime, the original plan was for it to go on for five seasons. While Joshua Jackson was not around for the final season, Anna Paquin joined the team as a new player on the show.
Fans were delighted when Legion, an FX X-Men spin-off, came back for a final season. The third season follows life of David Haller, who is brought to life by Dan Stevens. It was cool to see Harry Lloyd appear to play Professor X, who is not just his dad but also the founder of the X-Men.
Netflix and SyFy entered a partnership to produce Nightflyers, a new George R.R. Martin drama. Sadly, it turned out to be a bad idea. The story was planned to play out across a couple of seasons, but its low ratings gave it a death sentence. It sucks to watch a show only to learn that the first season is also the last one! Fans now have no way of learning more about this world.
Starz has given the ax to Counterpart after the second season. Justin Marks, the creator of the show, took to Twitter to reveal the news. He also hinted that the producers are not planning on dropping it just yet. According to him, he was happy to have been a part of its creation and thanked everyone who contributed to it through podcasts and tweets.
‘The First’ (Cancelled)
In 2019, Hulu informed everyone that The First will not stick around. Sean Penn is the star of this drama, which follows a team racing to be the first people to go to Mars. Even though it got plenty of attention leading up to its premiere, it ultimately failed to pull the ratings that the network wanted. The news was made official by a statement that came out in January 2019.
‘The Deuce’ (Cancelled)
Set in the ‘70s, The Deuce earned good reviews during its run of three seasons. Sadly, it failed to draw in enough viewership to keep it going after that. HBO has pulled the plug on the show, but the good news is that the story was able to conclude nicely in the final season.
‘I Love You, America’ (Cancelled)
Starring Sarah Silver, this show has gotten the ax after it aired its second season. It got primarily positive reviews and a fair amount of attention during awards season. It was even nominated for “Outstanding Variety Sketch Series,” but the ratings could have been better. Craig Erwich, the chief of Hulu said, “We’re proud of Sarah Silverman memorable performance in the show.” He went on to say that the plot change between the two seasons had been amazing and musical with the help of everyone on the team.
‘Trial & Error’ (Cancelled)
It is saddening to hear that Trial & Error is not getting a new season. In 2019, the network has decided that the silly legal sitcom has reached the end of its life. The NBC comedy stars Nicholas D’Agosto, Sherri Shepherd, and John Lithgow. It revolves around a New York-based attorney who leaves for South Carolina to defend a professor, who is on trial for the murder of his wife. However, there is still some hope left because Warner Bros. is allegedly looking for a new home for the show.
Have you noticed that a lot of good shows ended in 2019? This is one of them. “So the fifth season of #iZombie will be our last. Really proud to be on a show that celebrates the misfits and I pinch myself every day that I get to be a part of the iZombie world with you guys,” Rose McIver told fans via Twitter.
‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ (Cancelled)
After being on the air for four seasons, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt got ratings of more than 95% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes. It is hard to find such an acclaimed comedy show in this day and age. Unfortunately, it could not go on forever. Even though it is canceled, it had a great run.
Even though a lot of viewers anticipated its return, fans had no choice but to accept that the third season was the last one. Actor Eric McCormack stars in Travelers and plays a team leader of a crew of operatives from the future. He made the announcement through a video that he posted on social media. While the third season ended in a satisfying way, some questions were left unanswered.
‘Channel Zero’ (Cancelled)
This horror anthology show is not going to return for a fifth season. Nick Antosca took to Instagram to show artwork from the show and said, “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.”
‘Mr. Robot’ (Ended)
According to the creator of Mr. Robot, the show had run its course by the fourth season. It felt better to put an end to it with this natural conclusion to avoid messing it up in the future. He also said that the story led to this ending from the very beginning. If you ask us, we think that they made the right choice by doing this.
‘The Man in the High Castle’ (Ended)
Based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same title, The Man In The High Castle also reached the natural conclusion by its fourth season. Deadline said that the crew and cast members learned of its fate while they were taping the final season of the show. Who knows, it might get revived in the future!
‘Criminal Minds’ (Ended)
After a long run of 15 seasons, the end has come for Criminal Minds. The show finale aired on February 19, 2020. It has been such a television mainstay for the longest time that it is hard to accept that we won’t see more of it. At any rate, things are official. CBS took to Twitter to confirm the news. The tweet in question said, “Get ready for a momentous ride: Season 15 will be our epic final season.”
Fans of Poldark had been heartbroken to learn that its second season was also the last. Members of the cast and crew shared a bunch of photos from the last day of filming. The official show account posted a photo of the cast with the caption, “And that’s our final wrap!” It went on to say, “Thank you for all your support, we can’t wait to show you #Poldark S5 later in 2019.”
‘How To Get Away With Murder’ (Ended)
Six seasons later, “The Killer Final Season” marked the end of the Keating Four. How To Get Away With Murder had been full of twists and turns that kept us at the edge of our seats. The final season of the show came out in September 2019. Were you happy with the way the story ended?
‘The Ranch’ (Ended)
In January 2020, Netflix released the last installment of the dramedy. Starring Ashton Kutcher, The Ranch accomplished a number of firsts for the network. For one thing, it was one of its first multi-camera comedy shows. This was also the first time that it split a season with 20 episodes into halves. It came to an end with the release of the second half of the fourth season, also known as Part 8.
‘The Rain’ (Ended)
This Danish drama is set in post-apocalyptic Scandinavia around six years after a deadly virus spread and killed most of the population with the help of the rain. The first season had eight episodes, the second had six, and the final season was made had six more. The final season came out on August 6, 2020.
‘The Passage’ (Cancelled)
Based on the Justin Cronin novel, The Passage started out strong with good ratings when the first season came out. Sadly, it failed to keep up the momentum. Sharks circled the show when it raked in its lowest ratings towards the end of the season. In May 2019, Fox pulled the plug on it.
‘Tuca & Bertie’ (Cancelled)
The Netflix adult animation featured the likes of Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong. Despite this, it did not survive to get a second season. In fact, the positive reviews from viewers and critics alike did not help its case. Lisa Hanawalt, the creator of the show, confirmed its cancelation after Netflix announced its fate.
‘Sorry For Your Loss’ (Cancelled)
Tragically, another victim of the 2019 cleaning spree was Sorry For Your Loss by Facebook Watch. It stars Elizabeth Olson as a young woman dealing with the death of her husband. The web series earned a lot of good reviews as well, but it looks like this had not been enough reason for it to remain on the air.
Here is another show from Facebook Watch! Limetown stars Jessica Biel in the role of a journalist looking into the disappearance of people at a science lab. While critics praised the show, FX decided to ax it anyway. It had a decent number of viewers too, but the first season is also its last one.
‘Anne With An E’ (Cancelled)
This Netflix/CBC adventure drama is not going to live past the third season. In 2019, the streamer announced that it has been canceled. “We hope fans of the show love this final season as much as we do, and that it brings a satisfying conclusion to Anne’s journey,” read the official statement.
‘Bojack Horseman’ (Cancelled)
Can you believe that we won’t see more BoJack Horseman episodes after the sixth season? We had a hard time accepting it as well. In 2019, Netflix let the world know that the adult animated show was coming to an end. The second part of the final season came out at the start of 2020.