Which TV Shows Was Cancelled This Year?

Here is a list of the most popular titles on ABC, CBS and Fox that viewers have said goodbye to over the past year. Some Cancelled TV Shows, while others were retired voluntarily.

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

After two seasons, NBC cancelled the musical dramedy starring Jane Levy.

Fans have some good news: Roku has revived the franchise with a holiday-themed movie “Zoey’s Exordinary Playlist”, which will debut on the Roku Channel, an ad-supported streaming platform.

“NCIS: New Orleans”

Scott Bakula played the role of Special Agent Dwayne pride on “NCIS: New Orleans.” From 2014-2021, the spin-off “NCIS: New Orleans” aired seven seasons on CBS.

“Superstore”

America Ferrera was Amy Sosa in the workplace comedy “Superstore”. After Season 5, she left the main cast, but returned for Season 6.

From 2015 to 2021, “Superstore” was on NBC.

“Black Lightning”

Cress Williams played the role of a school principal who moonlights to be a superhero in DC Comics’ action series.

“Black Lightning” ended its four-season run at the CW in May 2021.

“Mixed”

After two seasons, ABC cancelled “Mixed” as a spin-off from the long-running series “Black-ish.”

Tika Sumpter, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tracee Ellis Ross’ parents in “Black-ish” starred as their characters on the comedy.

“The Crew”

Kevin James made his Netflix series debut with this comedy, which was set in a NASCAR race car garage. The Crew was short-lived, but it wasn’t like “The King of Queens”, or “Kevin Can Wait”.

After its first 10 episodes were released to Netflix in February 2021, Netflix didn’t reup the series for a new season.

“Judge Judy”

Judy Sheindlin can be seen here during season 2 of her reality television show.

Sheindlin was a retired judge in family courts and presided over Judge Judy for 25 seasons from 1996 to 2021.

“The Bold Type”

From 2017-2021, “The Bold Type”, a drama series set in the world magazine publishing, produced five seasons for Freeform.

“Younger”

Paramount+ ended the seven-season run of “Younger” on Paramount+. This comedy series was previously known as TV Land.

Sutton Foster was a fortysomething disguised as a twentysomething to get a job as a publisher.

“Lucifer”

“Lucifer” could have ended after Season 3. Fox cancelled it. It could have ended after Season 5, when Netflix announced that it was terminating the series (before it reversed its decision). But “Lucifer” couldn’t escape TV death for good.

After Season 6, DC Comics’ fantasy procedural was ended.

Tom Ellis played the role of the “Lord of Hell,” a crime-solving detective. The entire series aired from 2016-2021.

“Good Girls”

From 2018-2021, Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, and Retta starred in “Good Girls.”

NBC cancelled the drama series about a crime of despair that transforms into an enterprise in June 2021.

“Mom”

Allison Janney, star of “Mom”, won two Primetime Emmys as she played Bonnie Plunkett in the CBS sitcom.

“Mom,” Season 8’s finale, was broadcast in May 2021.

After Season 7, Janney’s co-star Anna Farris, played Bonnie’s daughter on the sitcom, left.

“Lou Dobbs Tonight!”

The self-titled Fox Business Network show hosted by Dobbs was cancelled in February 2021. This was one day after Dobbs had been named in a lawsuit for defamation arising from conspiracy theories regarding the 2020 presidential election. The manufacturer of electronic voting technology filed the complaint.

Fox Business Network called the cancellations of Lou Dobbs Tonight ” part… of… planned modifications.”

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” another series with a difficult to kill cast, was also ended in 2021.

Originally, the Andy Samberg-led comedy about police was broadcast on Fox. After Season 5, the network cancelled the series. NBC continued the series for three years.

From 2013 to 2021, Brooklyn Nine-Nine produced over 150 episodes.

“MacGyver.”

From 1985-1992, the original “MacGyver” series aired seven seasons on ABC. Lucas Till led the reboot of the same-titled action series, which aired for five seasons on CBS.

In April 2021, the final episode of “MacGyver” was aired.

“Conan”

Conan O’Brien seen at a 2019 media event Conan O’Brien, comic, was seen at a media event in 2019.

“Last Man Standing.”

After its sixth season, ABC cancelled “Last Man Standing”. Fox added three years to the run of the show.

The Tim Allen-Nancy Travis sitcom, which aired nine seasons and almost 200 episodes, said goodbye with a May 2021 final titled “Keep on Truckin’.”

“For Life”

ABC has decided not to renew “For Life,” the legal drama starring Nicholas Pinnock. The series aired for two seasons from 2020-2021.

“American Housewife”

For five seasons, Katy Mixon played the role of Katie Otto on “American Housewife,” a comedy set in Connecticut.

The show was not scheduled on ABC’s fall 2021 schedule. In March 2021, the comedy’s final episode was dropped. It aired for five seasons.

“Pose!”

Mj Rodriguez was the Emmy-winning host of “Pose,” which aired for three seasons on FX from 2018-2021.

“A Little Late with Lilly Singh”

“A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” which vacated the NBC late-night spot occupied by “Last Call With Carson Daly”, was taken over by “A Little Late with Lilly Singh.” In June 2021, the final episode of the new show aired.

“The Kominsky Method.”

The Emmy-nominated “Kominsky Method”, a single-camera comedy about an acting instructor (played in part by Michael Douglas), was produced by Chuck Lorre (“Two and a Half Men,” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

In May 2021, the series ended its third and final season.

“The Moodys.”

“The Moodys,” originally a Christmastime-set family comedy was cancelled before its Season 2 finale.

Based on the same-titled Australian series, the 2019-2021 show will be based. The show starred Dennis Leary as well as Elizabeth Perkins.

“The Unicorn”

Walton Goggins starred in “The Unicorn”, a story about a widowed dad who reenters the dating scene. CBS cancelled it after only two seasons.

“Debris”

From March 2021 to May 20,21, NBC aired the short-lived series “Debris”. Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele starred in the sci-fi drama. They were agents of government on the hunt for debris from a space-alien craft.

“Keeping up with the Kardashians”

The TV era was over after 20 seasons and almost 14 years. “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the final episode of the series, aired on E! on June 20, 2021.

Although the show wasn’t the first to create reality TV, its cast of stars, which included Kim Kardashian West and Khloe Kardashian as well as Kris Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian, helped raise the profile and influence of reality television.

“Rebel”

Katey Sagal has appeared in many long-running TV series including “Married… With Children” (Sons of Anarchy) and “Married… With Children”. Her latest project, “Rebel,” was a one-season, all-ABC legal drama.

The first episode of the show aired in April 2021 and its last one was released in June 2021.

“Prodigal Son”

Fox aired “Prodigal Son,” a police drama, for two seasons from 2019-2021. Tom Payne played the role of an ex-FBI profiler and the offspring a serial killer.

“Home & Family”

In August 2021, “Home & Family” ended its nine-year-old run on the Hallmark Channel. It was a rebooted of the same-titled morning chat-fest, which ran in the 1990s on the Family Channel.

The show’s latest iteration was hosted by Cameron Mathison, and Debbie Matenopoulos.

“Good Witch”

On “Good Witch,” “JAG” vet Catherine Bell starred as the bed-and-breakfast-running title character.

From 2015 to 2021, the show aired seven seasons on Hallmark Channel.

“Shameless.”

The Primetime Emmy-winning, profane “Shameless”, managed to surpass the output of its British counterpart: 11 seasons.

The U.S. version starring William H. Macy aired on Showtime and produced more that 125 episodes between 2011-2021.

“Dear White People”

“Dear White People,” starring Ashley Blaine Featherson and based on the 2014 film of the same name, premiered on Netflix in 2017. In September 2021, the fourth and final season of this comedy series for college-lifers was released.

“Shrill”

“Shrill” placed “Saturday Night Live’s” Aidy Bryant in the spotlight and earned her a Primetime Emmy nomination.

Based on the title “Shrill: Notions From a Loud Woman”, the comedy series ended its third and final season at Hulu on May 7, 2021.

“Call Your Mother”

“Call Your Mother”, Kyra Sedgwick was the first star in a sitcom.

From January 2021 to May 20,21, 13 episodes of the comedy “Closer” aired on ABC.

“Betty”

From 2020-2021, “Betty” aired for two seasons on HBO. The comedy series was about teenage skateboarders.

“Bosch”

Titus Welliver played the role of Harry Bosch, Los Angeles homicide detective Harry Bosch in “Bosch”.

In seven seasons, the crime series produced 68 episodes on Amazon Prime Video. It ended in June 2021.

“Bless the Harts!”

The animated comedy aired for two seasons on Fox from 2019-2021.

“Bless the Harts,” starred Kristin Wiig (Saturday Night Live) and Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live).

“Dad, Stop Embarrassing me!”

Jamie Foxx, Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx, co-created and starred on this family sitcom that Netflix created.

“Dad, Stop Embarrassing me!” The story was about a father and his teenage daughter, played by Foxx. It released its first and only season on April 14, 2020.

“Atypical”

Netflix’s “Aytpical” featured Keir Gilchrist as an autistic teen. On July 9, 2021, the streaming service announced that it would end the fourth and final season of the series.

“Wynonna Earp”

This Canadian-produced, which ran in the United States on Syfy, featured Melanie Scrofano as the title character.

The supernatural-tinged “Wynonna Earp”, a descendant from the Old West’s Wyatt Earp produced four seasons, 2016-2021. Based on the comic-book series with the same name, it was produced.

“The Republic of Sarah”

The 13-episode CW series “The Republic of Sarah” contained a lot of premise. It was about a New Hampshire town that, through a series of events and a leader named Sarah (played brilliantly by Stella Baker).

The premiere of the show was in June 2021, and it was completed by September 2021.

“Country Comfort”

“Country Comfort” was another short-lived, three camera sitcom on Netflix. This was a Southern-style version of “The Nanny”, and featured Katharine McPhee playing a Nashville singer who is hired to be a nanny for three children.

Netflix’s March 2021 release of “Country Comfort” was the only season.

“Punky Brewster”

Peacock’s “Punky Brewster”, a revival and continuation to the 1980s-titled family sitcom, starred many of the original cast including Soleil Moon Frrye.

The 2021-launched series was not renewed beyond its initial 10-episode season.

“Goliath.”

Billy Bob Thornton played the role of Billy McBride, a lawyer in “Goliath”.

In 2016, the legal drama series premiered. The series’ run on Amazon Prime Video ended in September 2021 with the release its fourth and final seasons.

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