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Thought your favorite show was safe from an unjustified TV cancellation this year? Maybe not. Every few months, networks release announcements of which TV shows won't be getting the stamp of renewal, and while some decisions we could've seen coming from miles away, others are seriously unexpected. Of course, there is a chance that with enough fan backlash, a fan-favorite program can come back from the dead (or get the all-too-common reboot treatment a few years down the line), but sometimes we've just got to say a sad goodbye to our beloved TV shows when they've been tragically canceled.
Taken down at the same time as Designated Survivor, Quantico was also axed by ABC in early May. Though the drama thriller series once has a solid fanbase (thank you Priyanka Chopra for being *literally* everything), its end could have been seen coming from a mile away. The third season's episode count was cut, then it was held from airing for around a year, and when it finally came back, most of the fans had seemingly forgotten about it as the show's ratings had suffered immensely.
You might think that having Jason Katims - aka the showrunner for shows like Friday Night Lights and Parenthood - at the helm of a new TV drama would be a guaranteed hit but unfortunately, Rise never garnered the audience that his other shows did. The show had Josh Radnor (Ted from How I Met Your Mother) playing a high school teacher who takes over the school's drama club, and Auliʻi Cravalho (Moana) as one of the students - but it couldn't shake the Glee comparisons and ultimately just didn't have the same appeal. The show only lasted one season, but knowing Josh and Auli'i, they'll have new work in no time.
This year alone, there were three military-themed TV shows introduced to primetime TV and only one will make it past its freshman season. The Brave is not the one that made the cut. This show starred Anne Heche as a Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and Mike Vogel as a former Delta Force operator and communications director for the team. The show never received stellar reviews or ratings but it aired its "season finale" on January 29, 2018, before finding out it was ultimately canceled in May. That's kind of the worst.
This is one show where no one could decide if the decision to cancel was completely unwarranted... or way overdue. After seven seasons (and one season of a spin-off show), ABC decided it was time to say goodbye to the fairytale-inspired TV show. This also came after a casting shakeup when several of the lead actors decided to exit the show after season six. The good news? Several of those actors, including Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, and Josh Dallas, were given the opportunity to return for the series finale.
Nickelodeon's unexpected decision to end their partnership with controversial producer Dan Schneider also meant canceling this show put on by his production company, Schneider's Bakery. Game Shakers, which aired for three seasons, starred newcomers Cree Cicchino and Madisyn Shipman and so far, it's untold what they have in store for them next.
Starring Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez, and Sandrine Holt, this show premiered in April of 2018 and was canceled in May. It was hardly given a chance! The Crossing was a science fiction thriller about a group of war refugees - from the American future - who have not only time-traveled to present day, but also have superhuman powers. The premise itself could've been an interesting take on many of the issues we're dealing with today, but this show just couldn't get it done. It was actually based on a Spanish show called The Refugees which also only aired one season.
If you somehow missed the news that Roseanne got canceled... HOW?! This story made headlines when the show's lead actress Roseanne Barr published racist tweets and then blamed it on taking Ambien. What was interesting, however, is that Roseanne had a history of saying (and posting) problematic things - even long before the Roseanne reboot was picked up by ABC. Many were outraged that the fictional (and IRL) Roseanne was a Trump supporter, yet the premiere episode of the tenth season in 2018 was record-breaking. There is a Roseanne-free spin-off with all the other family members called The Conners. Sorry, not sorry.
Netflix, as you'll see, plays it pretty fast and loose with its TV cancellations. American Vandal, which attracted quite the audience during its first season, was canceled shortly after its second debuted. Unfortunately, what would become the final season did not reach as big of an audience and Netflix wanted to scale back on its content created by competitor studios. Alas, American Vandal was a casualty. Guess we'll have to go over to Netflix HQ with a can of spray paint.
Another TV show based on a movie gets exorcized from our televisions! The Exorist was Fox's lowest-rated program of this season, making its cancellation a surprise to pretty much no one. Anthology series are all the rage right now, but this particular one in the horror genre appeared to be one anthology show too many. What's surprising though is that season two has a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with 93% of the audience stating they liked it. While the people who did tune in to watch the show were fans, unfortunately, it doesn't look like many were watching in the first place.
Ratings for season three of The Expanse had dipped from what SyFy was used to during season two, igniting the network's decision to cancel the show after the episodes wrapped up. However, like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, someone else saw its potential and scooped up a fourth season after the showrunners shopped it around. Amazon Video announced it would be streaming The Expanse in the future, and they signed on before SyFy had even aired the final episode of season three.
Bruce Campbell's comedy horror has officially come to an end after airing its third and final season. It wasn't a bad run for the character considering it was a sequel series to the original Evil Dead film franchise, and Bruce had been playing Ash since the first movie premiered in 1981. After the cancellation, the lead actor said, "Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. It was an honor to reunite with Evil Dead partners Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi to give our tireless fans another taste of the outrageous horror/comedy they demanded. I will always be grateful to Starz for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers." He's leaving things on a positive note!
Beyond, starring Burkeley Duffield, survived two seasons on Freeform before the network decided to give the show the ax. The second season's ratings had plummetted to about half what they were during season one - and it was by no means a hit by Freeform's standards. Though the popular show Pretty Little Liars had concluded early on in Beyond's run - other shows like Shadowhunters and The Fosters were bringing in strong audiences. However, considering that all three of the shows will not be on air next season, it's unclear which shows will standout for Freeform in the future. Grown-ish, perhaps? Cloak & Dagger could also be in the running.
Another one in the great May 11 ABC cancellation was Deception, a crime procedural drama starring Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Justin Chon, Laila Robins, Amaury Nolasco, and Vinnie Jones. Only one season aired before its axing after the show received generally lackluster reviews. Many drew similarities to the show Castle since the main character was an illusionist who begins working with law enforcement after realizing that a plane explosion was all part of an elaborate mirage orchestrated by a drug lord. That said, this version of Castle, different as it was, just didn't have the same intrigue.
Take this as proof that not everything Marvel is gold. The show was originally supposed to be a movie in the MCU before it got scrapped and ABC picked it up as a show, only to air one season before it got canceled. The main problems were the following: the writing, the unimpressive visuals, and the rushed production schedule which, basically, made everything look rushed. With Cloak & Dagger just beginning, Inhumans just serves as evidence that there is such thing as too much superhero TV.
Imposters lasted two seasons on Bravo before its cancellation - and it actually had a pretty enthralling premise. The show was about a con artist who used her charm to make men and women fall in love with her. But when her past victims group-up to try and enact revenge on her, the script gets flipped. Inbar Lavi starred as the seductive con artist, but it looks like Bravo has decided to invest most of its timeslots to their successful reality TV content instead of scripted shows.
The idea of the "Designated Survivor" was an interesting one - and with Kiefer Sutherland acting as the executive producer and lead actor on this political drama - what could go wrong? Apparently, a lot. Production was rife with logistical difficulties basically since its inception. This included a locationally-scattered pre-production crew, four showrunners during two seasons, and a fifth one planned to take on season three. Despite all the drama, Netflix decided to scoop this show up and save it from being yet another 2018 canceled TV show for good.
Another TV show based on a novel, Douglas Adams thought up this idea about a detective investigating some truly obscure mysteries. The show starred Samuel Barnett as Dirk Gently and Elijah Wood as his sidekick, but was unfortunately given the cancellation treatment after - yet again - season two. Since the BBC decided to cut the show short, several petitions have cropped up online begging for a season three. Perhaps Netflix could scoop it up and give the people what they want? You never know...
Speaking of Netflix, they're notorious for canceling shows prematurely. Remember Sense 8, anyone? Disjointed is another Netflix original that they kicked off the platform. After a single season starring Kathy Bates, Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Tone Bell, and several others, the show about a quirky LA marijuana dispensary just didn't garner the audiences Netflix was looking for. They can't all be hits like Stranger Things.
Everything Sucks only aired ten episodes on Netflix before the streaming service decided to cancel it. Set in the '90s, it seemed the show should've been a hit with all the nostalgia running rampant these days, but that wasn't the case. The worst part is that the show left on a cliffhanger as the writers had already begun planning out their second season. Jahi Di'Allo Winston and Peyton Kennedy starred on the show, which followed a quirky group of teens navigating Boring High School (yes, that was the name) and all the problems that arise while growing up.
Yet another show canceled after just two seasons; this one was its network's first scripted comedy series. Starring Nick Nolte, Skylar Astin, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell, Callie Hernandez, and Sela Ward, this show revolved around a former (fictional) U.S. President admitted to his various former mistakes. Susan Sarandon was initially in talks to be a major part of the series after its conception - but she dropped the character before filming started since she wanted there to be a more liberal angle - and the former President was a Republican. Maybe if they'd gone with her vision (and kept her with the project), it would've been more successful!
Two seasons in, Great News got bad news from NBC. Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin played a daughter-mother duo, the elder of whom came out of retirement to act as an intern on The Breakdown, a news show that her daughter's a segment producer on. Family dysfunction is always hilarious, right? With Tina Fey as a co-executive producer on Great News, how could it not be a hit?! The show gained generally positive reviews, making the cancellation even more of a surprise to fans who were following the show.
This is a bit of a weird one because more seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will be coming in the future. But that doesn't change the fact that Fox actually canceled the show after its fifth season. Fans of Andy Samberg and the rest of the cast voiced their disappointment at the network for giving up on the cop comedy so much that their rival NBC decided to resurrect the show on their own. The show should be back in the winter, or spring of 2019.
If a medical drama like Grey's Anatomy can make it 15+ seasons, you'd think another one called Code Black could probably make it to at least five, but apparently not. This show, which followed a group of ER doctors in a fictional (and understaffed) hospital called Angels Memorial Hospital, was canceled after three seasons on CBS. This show was actually based on a documentary of the same name by Ryan McGarry.
Joe R. Lansdale wrote a book called Hap and Leonard and SundanceTV adapted the book for the small screen with James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams playing the lead best friends and amateur PI's, Hap and Leonard. The show aired for three seasons prior to its cancellation, with each season being based on a different one of the novels in the book series. The author Joe announced that the show was canceled on Twitter - and was sure to throw a bit of shade in there, too. "Hap and Leonard officially canceled. Sundance's highest rated show, 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Three Seasons wraps it up, dudes."
Another show canceled after just one season, Alan Ball's Here and Now, starring Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter, never gained the audience or reception that other HBO shows - like Big Little Lies and Game of Thrones, for example - had made the network used to. It was very different from HBO's other programming, but sadly it doesn't look like the risk in content paid off.
Another Amazon show with the rug swept from underneath it after just one season; this show only had six episodes before it got canceled. The show followed Jean-Claude Van Damme playing a fictionalized version of himself. Apparently, the cancellation of this show, I Love Dick, and another Amazon show we'll see later was all because of a shift in executives at Amazon who wanted to appeal to a broader, international audience. Roy Price was a key developer for all three shows, and since he was sacked in light of sexual harassment allegations, it seemed the shows he championed were given the same fate.
The decision to replace Erinn Hayes with Leah Remini during season two would prove to not be the best idea as Kevin Can Wait lost around 25% of its live viewers with the switch. You would've thought the opposite, as Kevin James and Leah starred on King of Queens together just over a decade ago. However, the show's cancellation came as a bit of a shock as it was ranked fourth-highest for CBS comedies.
Not going to lie, most probably could've seen this cancellation coming before the season even premiered. Sure, Jason Ritter is the heartthrob we all fell in love with on Parenthood, but this was a pretty wacky premise about a guy who needs to get his $h*! together, who wakes up to find that he's the one destined to save the world. It didn't have exactly impressive ratings for its first episode, and things only got worse from there. For those (few) fans of the show, the creators decided to tell the world what was set up for season two.
"I think [Amy] is going to have a lot of questions and a lot to say to Yvette. That is a really interesting relationship to explore, because they’re two strong, smart women who are not necessarily on the same page. Neither one of them is a bad guy, but they have very different viewpoints. And in some ways, I think it’s going to be harder for Yvette, because she’s not going to be able to push Amy around like she can push Kevin around.” They also said there would have been some conflict for Amy and Kevin, since as twins, Amy would have had trouble wrapping her head around the fact that her less successful brother was the one given this honor and not herself.
Looks like Dylan McDermott is free to return to American Horror Story's Murder House/Coven crossover next season now that the new show he starred on, LA to Vegas, has been canceled by Fox. Even though Will Ferrell was an executive producer on the show, rumors surfaced that the network had been encouraging him to appear on the second season to generate some hype for the program. Apparently, Fox just decided nothing could save it since they opted to give the show the boot mid-May after just one season.
Netflix granted this series two seasons before its cancellation, which is pretty rare for the streaming giant who usually kicks their less-popular shows to the curb after one. The comedy starred Maria Bamford, Fred Melamed, Mary Kay Place, and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, with Maria playing herself. Loosely based on true events, Maria moves back to LA after seeking treatment for her bipolar disorder. Even with the heavy topic, it was given a light-hearted approach. Netflix's decision to kill the show is pretty surprising considering it had a whopping 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but what can you do...
This cult classic show lasted a full four seasons before Fox decided to cut it loose. The show starred Will Forte (who was also the creator), Kristen Schaal, and January Jones, and was a post-apocalyptic comedy. While its first season performed quite well - averaging over 6 million viewers - by season three it had dipped to almost half of that, though the reviews were still quite positive. Will Forte's Saturday Night Live co-stars, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen also appeared on the show as recurring characters before its cancellation.
Netflix announced that this show's first season would be its last, even though it was created by the same minds behind the binge-worthy crime-drama The Killing, which had previously aired on Netflix. The show followed the story of a mother who learns her son had been accidentally hit by a cop car. The police officer on duty and his team decided to cover it up, thinking the boy was dead - which led to his actual death. To add an extra complexity to the show, the injured teenager was black and the cop white, instigating conversations about racial injustice and police brutality. While you might think such a timely show would be a massive success, the show never picked up the audience it needed to for Netflix to renew Seven Seconds for season two.
Shadowhunters had a very, very dedicated fanbase who is still rallying to save the show after Freeform's unexpected cancellation. The show, which was based on The Mortal Instruments book series and was launched after the film adaptation failed, was ordered a two-hour finale to wrap up the show in 2019 instead of being given a full fourth season. Katherine McNamara, who played Clary Fray, the central character on Shadowhunters, has said she'd be happy to continue playing the role if the show were saved by another network from cancellation. The show had a bit of controversy earlier this year when Dominic Sherwood was caught on a live-stream with Matthew Daddario using an anti-gay slur. This lead many to call for his re-casting, though it's unclear if this event had anything to do with Freeform's decision to cut Shadowhunters loose.
Fans of Pretty Little Liars were excited to hear that one of the lead actresses, Lucy Hale, had landed a role on an upcoming CW show about a girl who learns that her terminal cancer is cured. Big Time Rush star Carlos PenaVega also appeared on the show, though it didn't get stellar reviews, nor high ratings - thus leading to its cancellation. Lucy herself announced the news, saying, "Sometimes things don't resonate with the audience and shows just don't work, but I'm so proud of what we accomplished & for the experience I had. Life Sentence was a show that a lot of us needed and I am beyond grateful for those who gave our show a chance." While the show was airing, Lucy was dating her co-star, Riley Smith, but those two bit the dust as an item as well.
Another Netflix show, another cancellation... this one after THREE seasons. The show starred Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust, and was created by the latter and Judd Apatow. It was well-loved by fans and critics alike, particularly for their more realistic and slightly depressing take on romance - especially in LA. While disappointed about the cancellation, Judd Apatow said he was incredibly pleased with how season three came out, so at least they're ending on a high note.
Lucifer is yet another show resurrected from the dead after Fox gave up on it after three seasons. Netflix announced they'd pick up the show for a ten-episode season four, proving that yes, it's the savior we definitely don't deserve. Since the character is based off of the one created by DC Comics - and Netflix has been killing it with their Marvel characters - this can only be a good thing. The show stars Tom Ellis as the titular character, who credited the loyal fans of the show for the streaming service's decision to save it.
Amazon went ahead and canceled a lot of shows this year - including this one about a New York City orchestra. This show actually won a Golden Globe in 2016 for best musical or comedy series, making its cancellation all the more shocking. Mozart in the Jungle aired for four seasons on Amazon and starred Gael Garcia Bernal, Lola Kirke, Bernadette Peters, Malcolm McDowell, and Saffron Burrows. On the cancellation, Garcia Bernal said, "I was sad. I was disappointed," but said he'd use the opportunity to focus on other things he's passionate about, including political activism.
Shocker — this one's yet ANOTHER TV show based on a series of books. This time, they were written by Blake Crouch and developed for television by Chad Hodge. The first episode was even directed by plot-twist legend M. Night Shyamalan, who was an executive producer on the project. After two seasons on FOX, the network decided to cancel the show as its second season's rating had plummeted pretty significantly. With Matt Dillon in the lead role, it's surprising the show didn't attract more of an audience.
White Famous was based on the life of Jamie Foxx, but it was far less successful than he is. The show only lasted one season on Showtime, with Jay Pharoah of Saturday Night Live fame playing the "Blame It" hitmaker. Tom Kapinos, Chris Spencer, and Buddy Lewis created the show, with it being set in the same universe as Kapinos's previous hit, Californication. While it didn't get dismal reviews, White Famous wasn't quite the hit that it was expected to be and Showtime decided to cut the cord.
It looks like TV might have reached its quota for dysfunctional family TV shows, because 9JKL was canceled after just one season on CBS. Though most of its cast - which included actors like Mark Feuerstein, Linda Lavin, David Walton, Liza Lapira, Albert Tsai, Elliott Gould, and Matt Murray - were seasoned vets when it came to sitcom TV, the ratings dipped during the latter half of the season and CBS decided to bid the show adieu. The show only scored a 13% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but after news of 9JKL's cancellation went public, there was a large group of fans who expressed their disappointment.
And THIS is the third series Amazon decided to cancel along with I Love Dick and Jean-Claude Van Johnson. Another one under the leadership of Roy Price, One Mississippi just couldn't withstand such a scandal. It starred comedian Tig Notaro playing a character named Tig Bavaro and ran for two seasons (12 episodes), certified 'fresh' on Rotten Tomatoes, before it was canceled. The show was also created by Diablo Cody, the writer of Juno.
Also canceled after only two seasons, Showtime decided there were no dice when it came to Dice. (Sorry, had to.) The show, starring Andrew Dice Clay as himself, Kevin Corrigan, and comedian Natasha Leggero, followed the titular character's "career resurgence" while trying to drop his persona "The Diceman." While he was seemingly trying to right his many wrongs as The Diceman, it appears people weren't too interested in his redemption. The first season only held a 33% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Not. Good.
“Dietland is bold, original and brave,” the network said while announcing that the show’s season finale would serve as a series finale (the worst). “[It] garnered critical acclaim and passionate fans but unfortunately we will not be able to continue with a second season.”
Starring Santiago Cabrera and Charlie Rowe, CBS show Salvation was kicked off of CBS after two seasons. The show revolved around the two men — and the threat of an asteroid plummetting towards Earth set to make a devastating mark. Season two's finale offered a pretty big plot twist; one that fans were excited to see pan out. Sadly, it doesn't look like that's going to happen after all.
It's hard enough when a TV show is canceled after just one or two seasons, but when you've spent four seasons with a cast, it's pretty hard to say goodbye. Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee (Smash), Robert Patrick (The X Files), Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong and Ari Stidham starred on this show that was loosely based on the real life of Walter O’Brien. While the cancellation is definitely sad, the words the cast shared after news hit headlines were the silver lining. Katharine shared her sentiments on Twitter, writing, "Thank you so much to @CBS for this journey, to my awesome castmates and crew whom I learned from every day and to all the wonderful @ScorpionCBS fans for being so passionate about what we created. we’ll always be a family." Awwww.
This show had two ten-episode seasons before Hulu decided to cut ties with Shut Eye. Following the story of a failed musician played by Jeffrey Donovan, the actor said "Enjoyed Shut Eye. But all good things must end. I’m grateful to Hulu and Sony. They were great places to work at. Onward and upward,” after he heard the news. Hulu's decision reportedly came with the streaming service's efforts to be more aggressive with their content in order to compete with Netflix and Amazon. Considering what they've been doing with The Handmaid's Tale, it looks like they're well on their way.
Proving that not all TV reboots can be as successful as the originals, Taken was canceled at NBC after two seasons. A prequel series to the Liam Neeson film trilogy, Clive Standen from Vikings was tapped to play a young Bryan Mills when they took the story to TV. It was a bad year for TV cancellations and Taken was one show that just didn't make the cut.
TVLand started diversifying its content with Younger, and while that was a huge success, Teachers just couldn't last after Younger was sold to Paramount Network. Now they've canceled Teachers mid-way through its third season, ultimately dissolving the last original series TVLand had left. Now, it's very possible that the network will go back to the family-friendly network you remember it as — playing classic oldies' reruns.
Kyra Sedgwick may be a Golden Globe-winning actress, but her show Ten Days In The Valley just couldn't make it past its freshman season. Only ten episodes of the show ever aired about this TV producer whose daughter mysteriously goes missing. Fun fact: Demi Moore was initially supposed to take the leading role on this series, but pulled out last minute. Even so, it's doubtful she would've saved this show from a premature cancellation.
E! network doesn't have very much scripted content and they got rid of one of the only fiction shows remaining when they axed The Arrangement. The show starred Christine Evangelista and Josh Henderson during its two-season run, and the two played a couple who was married after a mysterious cult-like organization offered to pay an up-and-coming actress ten million dollars to marry a hot Hollywood actor. Many speculated the show was based on conspiracy theories that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes's marriage was orchestrated by the Church of Scientology. Sadly, it looks like we'll never know the truth.
This web series-turned-TV series was more successful on the 'net than it was on Comedy Central. The T.J. Miller-starring show ran for two seasons on Funny or Die before it was picked up by the TV network, but then suffered the fate of cancellation after just eight episodes. Sadly, the reason behind Comedy Central's decision to cut ties was after the lead actor was accused of sexual assault. T.J. Miller and he wife both denied the claims, but it proved too big a liability for the funny network.
It was a sad day when Freeform announced they planned to cancel The Fosters - but there WAS a silver-lining. The series would be getting a spin-off based on two of the characters' lives in LA — Callie and Mariana — called Good Trouble. Apparently, ANOTHER star will be joining them, too! Noah Centineo will be back for one episode at least! The show broke down boundaries by showing a happy family with an interracial lesbian couple leading the bunch. They dealt with incredibly real issues - and while it could be a little over-the-top at times, it was beloved by many who were sad to see it go after five seasons.
After three seasons on Disney Channel, Stuck in the Middle is airing its final season during the summer of 2018 after getting canceled by the kid-centric network. Jenna Ortega, who starred as the lead on the show, has already found her next gig - starring alongside Alyson Hannigan on ABC's comedy, Man of the House.
Another CBS show that bit the dust is Superior Donuts, a show about - you guessed it - a donut shop. The store is struggling financially when a young man comes to work for the old school owner with a lot of ideas about modernization. It lasted for two seasons, with the second getting a 21-episode order, but ratings took a serious dive during the latter half and ultimately the season finale would act as the series finale after all. Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, and Katey Sagal starred on the show. Jermaine has a movie coming out this summer called Sorry to Bother You and Judd will appear in a World War II drama entitled, Burning at Both Ends.
After four successful seasons on TNT, the network decided it was time to close the book on The Librarians. The fantasy-adventure series starred Rebecca Romijn (from the X-Men series and Ugly Betty), Lindy Booth, Christian Kane, John Harlan Kim, and John Larroquette. While many shows on this list were based on novels, this one actually had a book published after the fact called The Librarians and the Lost Lamp. So, if you're feeling sad about the show's cancellation, there's still another story left to be told!
This show seemed to have a lot of promise. Starring Glee’s Lea Michele and Brandon Micheal Hall playing a political advisor and her under-qualified advisee, ABC decided to cancel the show before the final five episodes even aired! The series producers have apparently been looking for another home for The Mayor, but it's unclear if any more episodes are in store for the show.
With a head-turning name like "I Love Dick," it's pretty shocking that people didn't tune in just to find out what it was about! Based on a book by Chris Kraus, Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins adapted the novel for the screen but it only lasted one season on Amazon. Jill was also the brain behind Amazon's hit Transparent, so it is a bit surprising that this one wasn't as successful. It also had Kevin Bacon playing the titular Dick! The series followed a woman who moved to Marfa, Texas with her husband - just to find herself enamored with a man her husband's working under, played by Bacon. The show received an 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but we guess that wasn't good enough.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actress Kaitlin Olson got her shot at leading a show of her own - but sadly it was canceled after just two seasons. The show was averaging lower ratings than other Fox shows that had been canceled, as well, such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Sadly, the show left off on a massive cliffhanger that - unless another network saves the show - will never be answered.
Though The Opposition was canceled, things aren't really looking too shabby for host Jordan Klepper, who received a new Comedy Central show. The Daily Show spin-off only ran for one season, but hopefully Jordan's next show will have a better fate. For now, the new series has been titled Kleppler and plans on following the host around the country to interview "real people."
In a statement, Jordan said, "I couldn’t be more proud of the hard working, creative staff of The Opposition who tirelessly filtered the world through the chaos of America’s fringe. This staff is remarkable. Moving forward, I will be leaving The Opposition’s paranoid Jordan Klepper character behind. I figured maybe, right now, the world could use one less assh*le. This new Jordan Klepper guy I know intimately cause I’ve been him for the better part of my life. He’s eager to get into the field, talk to real America and make a kickass television show.” Sounds good!
The Path starred Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame, but the show sadly never reached the levels that Paul's hit did or that of Hulu's other award-winning shows like The Handmaid's Tale. Following a cult community in New York, Michelle Monaghan, Emma Greenwell, Rockmond Dunbar, Kyle Allen, and Hugh Dancy starred alongside Aaron Paul in this twisty show. The show's creator, Jessica Goldberg announced the cancellation on Twitter saying, "Sadly, The Path is not coming back but it has been the most amazing experience! And im so thankful to all of you for watching!"
After four seasons on E!, the network decided to pull the plug on this show in August. But the production company behind the show, Lionsgate, hasn't given up hope for the future and is shopping it around to other networks. Last year, showrunner Mark Schwahn was fired over dozens of allegations of sexual misconduct on the set of this show and his previous project, One Tree Hill. That, coupled with The Arrangement's cancellation, makes this news not too unexpected. Perhaps E! is just done with scripted shows?
Like Life Sentence, The CW gave Valor that cancellation treatment after just one season. In fact, the two shows were given the boot on the same day. With Matt Barr and Christina Ochoa taking the lead roles on this military-themed show, it never quite received the ratings it needed to thrive. I mean, in comparison to Riverdale and all the shows in the Arrowverse, The CW knows what a hit show looks like and Valor just didn't stack up.