All the TV Shows Cancelled in 2018


The 2017-2018 TV season is almost over, and the networks have to make their decisions about what to bring back in the fall. But it’s not just the networks who have to put their shows on the chopping block. Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime are also cutting shows left and right at this time of year.

Most shows are cancelled due to declining ratings, while other factors — from star contracts exploding to licensing fees rising — play into the executives’ decisions. Others have just run their course and no longer fit into a network’s plans for the future.

We will continue to update this list as networks officially cancel more shows. You can check out the list of shows already renewed by clicking here.

Here’s a look at shows that have been cancelled in 2018.

Slide 1/14 – Everything Sucks

Netflix pulled the plug on Everything Sucks after just one season. The coming-of-age comedy set in the ’90s debuted on Feb. 16, and the writers were already planning a second season. After all, the first season ended with a cliffhanger. The cast included Peyton Kennedy, Jahi Winston, Patch Darragh, Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako, Sydney Sweeney, Elijah Stevenson, Quinn Liebling and Rio Mangini.

(Photo: Twitter/Sydney Sweeney)

 

Slide 2/14 – Lady Dynamite

Netflix also cancelled Lady Dynamite, comedian Maria Bamford’s bizarre autobiographical comedy. The show, co-created by Pam Brady and Arrested Development‘s Mitch Hurwitz, was a critical favorite but failed to become a major hit with audiences. It is not clear if the show was cancelled because of low viewership though, because Netflix does not release viewing data.

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(Photo: Netflix / Beth Dubber)

 

Slide 3/14 – Good Girls Revolt

It took Amazon months, but it finally cancelled Good Girls Revolt for good in January. Fans were desperate to see a revival of the show, which was originally cancelled two months after its October 2016 debut. In light of the #MeToo movement, fans hoped Amazon would walk back that decision — especially after the executive behind the cancellation, Roy Price, was fired because of sexual harassment allegations — but it was not to be.

 

Slide 4/14 – Disjointed

Netflix cancelled the Kathy Bates-starring sitcom Disjointed in February, a month after the show’s last 10 episodes were posted. The series was created by Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) and David Javerbaum (The Daily Show). The show was critically drubbed, although fans were more kind towards the sitcom, as is the case with most of Lorre’s work.

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(Photo: Netflix / Patrick Wymore)

 

Slide 5/14 – Harry Connick Jr.’s Talkshow

In February, NBCUniversal Domestic Television ended singer Harry Connick Jr.’s tenure as a talk show host after two seasons. Filming will continue through September though.

“I have truly loved doing this show and appreciate your welcoming me into your homes every single day,” Connick said in a statement. “I’m incredibly proud of the show we produced over the past two seasons. We tried to create a safe place where families could gather to be entertained, uplifted and inspired and where we could celebrate everyday women who work hard to make our world a better place. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and will continue to find avenues to uplift our country.”

Slide 6/14 – Wisdom of the Crowd

Wisdom of the Crowd was technically cancelled in 2017, but it was one of the first shows of the 2017-18 season cancelled. CBS pulled the plug on the show after star Jeremy Piven was accused of sexual assault. The show was not a big hit in CBS terms, averaging 7.4 million viewers at the time it was cancelled.

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(Photo: CBS)

 

Slide 7/14 – The Librarians

In March, TNT cancelled The Librarians. The series ran four seasons and finished up in February. Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Harlan Kim and John Larroquette starred in the series. Noah Wyle, who starred in the movies the series was based on, also stopped by during the fourth season.

Slide 8/14 – Dice

Showtime cancelled Dice, the semi-autobiographical series starring comedian Andrew Dice Clay, after two seasons. The show was not a big hit and only had 13 episodes completed.

In December, a week before the end of 2017, Showtime also cancelled another series starring a stand-up comedian, Jay Pharoah’s White Famous, after one poorly reviewed season.

Slide 9/14 – Mozart in the Jungle

Amazon ended Mozart in the Jungle on Friday after four seasons. The show, based on Blair Tindall’s memoir about the New York Symphony, surprisingly won two Golden Globe awards for its first season in 2016. However, the follow-up seasons were not as well-received and it never earned another Golden Globe nomination. The show starred Gael Garcia Bernal and Lola Kirke.

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(Photo: Facebook/Mozart in the Jungle)

 

Slide 10/14 – Damnation

If you never heard of USA Network’s Damnation, do not fret. The show, starring Killian Scott and Lohgan Marshall-Green only had 1.4 million viewers for its premiere. After that, ratings continued to fall. Its season one finale had just a 0.63 rating. USA cancelled the show in January.

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(Photo: Twitter/@THR)

 

Slide 11/14 – The Mayor and Ten Days in the Valley

In January, ABC stunned everyone by cancelling The Mayor. There was hope that the sitcom would be picked up by Hulu or another network, but it never worked out. The show starred Brandon Michael Hall as a rapper who becomes his town’s mayor. It was critically acclaimed, but the ratings did not reflect that.

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(Photo: ABC)

ABC also cancelled Ten Days in the Valley, a Kyra Sedgwick series few people watched. The show was pulled after four episodes, with the rest of the episodes dumped on Saturdays.

Slide 12/14 – Shades of Blue

Considering how many projects Jennifer Lopez has, it’s surprising she ever found time to make Shades of Blue, a cop drama with Ray Liotta, for NBC. Lopez announced in April that the show is ending after three seasons.

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(Photo: Instagram / @jlo)

“I have enjoyed producing and starring in this beautifully complicated world and playing such an empowering yet flawed character — a woman, a detective, but, first and foremost, a mother,” Lopez said in a statement.

Slide 13/14 – Scandal

ABC announced Scandal was coming to an end last year. The Kerry Washington political drama’s current season will be its last. The show ran seven seasons and won critical acclaim, proving that Shonda Rhimes had more up her sleeve than just Grey’s Anatomy. Washington earned a Golden Globe nomination in 2014 and Emmy nods in 2013 and 2014.

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(Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless)

 

Slide 14/14 – The Middle

While ABC is all-in on Roseanne, the network is leaving behind its other middle-America family, the Hecks. Last summer, ABC announced that The Middle will end after nine seasons. Although it was never a big hit like Modern Family, the show has been a consistent performer for its entire run, with viewers connecting to the Hecks’ realistic struggles in Indiana.

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(Photo: ABC)

 

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