All The TV Shows That Have Been Canceled This Year
Did any of your favorites get the ax?
TV fans can agree there’s no shortage of shows to watch these days. Between the networks, streaming platforms and cable channels, the options are seemingly endless.
That’s particularly good news if one of your favorites is on this list of shows that have been canceled. Some of these TV shows have simply reached the end of their road after a number of successful seasons, while others were axed before season two.
Keep reading to find out all the TV shows that have been canceled this year.
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.
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.
“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.
“Shades Of Blue”
The show starring Jennifer Lopez will no longer air on NBC. The network canceled the show after its third season.
After five seasons, “The Fosters” will not be picked up again by Freeform.
Lucy Hale’s TV debut following her run on “Pretty Little Liars” will not make it past the first season on the CW.
The Tina Fey-produced show got the axe after two seasons.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CW Shows Being Axed
Here are some CW favorites that will be wrapping up soon:
This show starring Kathy Bates as a lifelong marijuana legalization activist lasted for just one season on Netflix.
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!