With thousands of programs airing each year, canceled TV shows are unavoidable. It’s hard to say goodbye to a TV show you love, but sometimes it’s for the best. Out with the old, in with the new, right?
Some of the shows on this list, such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Handmaid’s Tale, aren’t being canceled mid-series; instead, they’re taking a final bow and airing their last season of the show on their own terms.
As for the rest of the shows on this list…well, those are meeting an unfortunate end. They were fun while they lasted, though! Here are all of the canceled TV shows of 2023.
1899: It seems these explorers got lost in the Bermuda Triangle on their supernatural adventure to New York City in, you guessed it, 1899. The interesting premise wasn’t enough to carry the show into a second season. Canceled after one season.
Aggretsuko: A cutsie animated series that follows an accountant on her adventures with other adorable friends. The story will come to a bittersweet close after season five. Canceled after a fifth, and final season, airs.
Big Mouth: School’s out for summer! The unfiltered animated series highlighted every possible awkward pre-teen moment with the help of raunchy hormone monsters. Big Mouth is taking its final bow after season eight as the students take on high school. Canceled after an eighth, and final, season airs.
Bling Empire: The Crazy Rich Asians-inspired reality show served two seasons of tea, but it wasn’t hot enough. After two seasons of ostentatious displays of wealth, first-world problems, and endless cattiness, the Bling Empire has fallen. Canceled after two seasons.
Bling Empire: New York: The New York-centered spin-off of Bling Empire didn’t get far off the ground before its cancellation. Money can buy a lot, but it can’t buy the viewership—luckily the cast has Benjamins to wipe their tears. Canceled after one season.
The Chair: Unfortunately, Netflix kicked this one despite its compelling story of the first woman of color to be appointed as the head of the English department at a prestigious university. Canceled after one season.
Cobra Kai: The story acts as a sequel to the famous Karate Kid films, and after five seasons of martial arts madness, Cobra Kai is closing its dojo. Canceled after a sixth, and final, season airs.
The Crown: Everyone’s favorite royals drama is closing on a high note. Creator Peter Morgan confirmed that the sixth season will come to a close with a season set in the early 2000s. Canceled after a sixth, and final, season airs.
Dead End: Paranormal Park: Two teens explore a haunted theme park with a pug companion at their side. The animated series was cute, but not cute enough for Netflix to renew. Canceled after two seasons.
Freeridge: The On My Block spin-off gave us comedic teenage shenanigans with high hopes, but it met an unfortunate fate. The show aired in February and it was canceled only two months later in April. Canceled after one season.
Hot Skull: Despite its positive fan reception, this Turkish dystopian drama didn’t make it out of the apocalypse alive. Canceled after one season.
Human Resources: The Big Mouth spin-off gave viewers insight into the backrooms of the monsters featured in Big Mouth, like the hormone monsters Maurice and Connie. The workplace-style comedy only gave us two seasons before handing in its resignation. Canceled after a second, and final, season airs.
Inside Job: This animated series focused on a covert government operation to explore conspiracy theories. Netflix initially renewed the series for a second season in June 2022, but creator Shian Takeuchi announced that the streamer had decided not to follow through. Canceled after one season.
Juvenile Justice: This K-drama following a judge of minor offenders didn’t leave the juvenile courtroom. Canceled after one season.
Lockwood & Co: The show is an adaptation of a book with the same name, telling the story of a girl with psychic abilities who works with two teenage boys in a ghost hunting team. Unfortunately, there isn’t any ghost busting in their future. Canceled after one season.
Mindhunter: This mind-bending crime drama followed the early days of the Behavior Analysis Unit. The historical storytelling was compelling, but apparently not enough so to make it another season—a shame considering there are countless loose ends that need to be tied. Oh, well. Canceled after two seasons.
Mo: Mo portrayed an honest representation of life for Palestinian refugees on a path to U.S. citizenship and asylum. The titular character, Mo, grapples two cultures, three languages and young adult antics, giving the story reliability despite the extreme circumstances. Canceled after a second, and final, season airs.
Never Have I Ever: This light-hearted sitcom has followed Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) through her high school years, and it’s finally time for the character to take the next step: college. What a perfect way to wrap up a coming-of-age story. Canceled after a fourth, and final, season airs.
Sex/Life: On April 7, Netflix confirmed that the sexy drama will not be returning for a third season. This news comes just a few days after star Sarah Shahi described season two as “very gimmicky” on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast. “I’m not going to put [the show] down, but I definitely did not have the support that I did the first season from the people involved in the show,” she said, per IndieWire. “It became a much different thing for me—and I’m not afraid to say that.”
She continued, “That’s part of what I do. I’m not always going to get along or agree with a filmmaker. I’m not always going to like what I have to do or say. But that’s my job, to make it believable.” Shahi added, “I’m never going to work for Netflix again now after saying all this. But I can’t lie.”
According to People, the Netflix spokesperson said the second season “gave the show a natural close” and Netflix is “proud of the efforts made by the show’s producers, cast, and crew.” Canceled after two seasons.
Stranger Things: The Upside Down is closing for business, and the Hellfire Club is going to make sure it stays that way. Season five will wrap up the beloved sci-fi series (and make room for new ones!). Canceled after a fifth, and final, season airs.
The Umbrella Academy: Another sci-fi fan fave, The Umbrella Academy is coming to an end of its dark and twisty story. Canceled after a fourth, and final, season airs.
Uncoupled: It has all the makings of a good rom-com, but Uncoupled fell short. Originally Netflix canceled the show, but Showtime has saved the day and picked it up for a second season. Canceled (by Netflix) after one season.
You: Everyone’s favorite psychotic stalker will be returning for one final season. Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) has fans constantly guessing what comes next, and the conclusion of the twisted story will hopefully leave us with answers, not more questions. Canceled after a fifth, and final, season airs.
Vampire Academy: There are only so many ways you can tell the same story, and Peacock’s take on Vampire Academy is the last reboot (hopefully) of the vampy book series. Even producer Julie Plec (producer of The Vampire Diaries and Riverdale) can’t save it. Canceled after one season.
One of Us Is Lying: Another book-to-television show, One of Us Is Lying is a teen mystery series that is only fun enough for one season. Canceled after one season.
Yellowstone: Spearheaded by Oscar-winner Kevin Costner, Yellowstone gave fans riveting Western drama season after season. The viewership of Yellowstone inspired two spin-offs: 1923 and 1883, which stream exclusively on Paramount+. Yellowstone is tying all loose ends into a neat bow by the show’s May 29 release—the first installment airs in May, and the second, and final, installment will likely premiere later this year. Canceled after five seasons.
American Gigolo: Although this crime drama didn’t make it past season one, it’s possible that American Gigolo will find a home with another network. Canceled after one season.
Let the Right One In: Surprisingly, this show wasn’t canceled due to ratings, but rather as a result of the merger between Showtime and Paramount+. The two streaming platforms will join together, and the fate of some of their respective TV shows is in the balance. Canceled after one season.
The L Word: Generation Q: This is one of those “the sequel is never as good as the original” situations. The L Word was a breakthrough drama for queer-identifying people in the ’90s, and fans had high hopes for the reboot, but that wasn’t enough to keep it going past season three. Time to binge the original again. Canceled after three seasons.
Your Honor: Despite a second-season renewal, Bryan Cranston (who plays the lead) revealed that Your Honor wouldn’t move on to a second season. Allegedly Cranston always meant for it to be a limited series anyway. Canceled after one season.
Ziwe: The late-night talk show was full of viral moments from host Ziwe Fumudoh, who was known for disarming guests with her charm and ruthless interview style. We’re sad to see this one go. Canceled after two seasons.
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Three Pines: The eerie mystery series told a thrilling story in the first season, but there won’t be another story because there won’t be another season. Canceled after one season.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Comedian Midge Maisel is reaching the end of her story, and she’s going out with a bang. With countless awards under its belt, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will end after its fifth season. Thankfully, writer Amy Sherman-Palladino has a plan for how it’ll all end, and we’re sure it’ll be marvelous. Canceled after a fifth, and final, season airs.
A League of Their Own: Though the show is coming to a close, a four-part second season will end on a high note. Canceled after the second, and final, season airs.
Hunters: After only two seasons, the WWII-era conspiracy drama will end with a second season that’ll tie up the story neatly. Canceled after a second, and final, season airs.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: A thriller based on Tom Clancy’s popular series by the same name followed John Krasinski’s action-packed antics. After a solid four-season-run, Jack Ryan’s story is coming to a close. Canceled after four seasons.
The Flash: Fighting crime at the speed of light has to be exhausting, so The Flash is finally drawing to a close after nine seasons of saving the world, one bad guy at a time. Canceled after a ninth, and final, season airs.
Riverdale: Riverdale was the gift that kept giving, but it hit a wall and there’s no going back. After seven seasons of drama, mysteries, and teenage angst, Riverdale is taking its final bow. Canceled after a seventh, and final, season airs.
Nancy Drew: There are only so many mysteries one person can solve, so Nancy Drew is retiring. After a successful five-season run, the nostalgic whodunnit series is solved. Canceled after a fifth, and final, season airs.
The Winchesters: Fans of the beloved Supernatural series will be sad to see this spin-off go, especially with so many unanswered questions. The story is a closed book for now, but at least you can binge the 19 seasons of Supernatural to fill the void. Canceled after one season.
Kung Fu: After three seasons of fighting crime as a San Francisco vigilante, protagonist Nicky Shen deserves a break—even if there is still unfinished business afoot. Canceled after three seasons.
Walker: Independence: Period dramas can be hit or miss, and Walker: Independence didn’t take off the way showrunners planned. Walker Independence served as a prequel to Walker, another CW series, inspired by the ’90s classic Walker, Texas Ranger (it’s like a Western inception). Though Walker: Independence didn’t take off, Walker was renewed for a fourth season. Canceled after one season.
Fear the Walking Dead: Another show in The Walking Dead universe bites the dust! Eight seasons of zombie mayhem is cause for rest. Though Fear the Walking Dead is ending, The Walking Dead universe has plans to explore other stories in different spin-offs. Canceled after an eighth, and final, season airs.
Pantheon: Despite a two-season order, this animated series won’t be airing a second season. The sci-fi cartoon has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and positive reception, so the decision to end after only one season is curious—it was also removed from the streaming platform entirely. Canceled after one season.
61st Street: Another show nixed by AMC, 61st Street is a legal drama that followed a Black man’s experience caught in the eye of the storm for a crime he didn’t commit. The show had mixed reviews, though most were supportive of the important story being told. Unfortunately, AMC cut ties with the show, despite it having already been filmed. Canceled after one season.
Happy Valley: This crime drama got its start on BBC and has made its way over to AMC+. Each season is a “series” that time jumps, adding a new layer to the story each time. Happy Valley closed on a high, and its final episode aired on February 5. Canceled after three seasons.
Call Me Kat: The wholesome sitcom co-produced by Mayim Bialik had a promising start with a quirky family dynamic fans related to, but ultimately, viewership fizzled out. At least there was a cat café! Canceled after three seasons.
Fantasy Island: Although resort-centric TV shows are popular right now (I’m looking at you, The White Lotus) Fantasy Island didn’t get many five-star reviews. Focused on a resort mystery, Fantasy Island didn’t solve the whodunnit, but it was a fun ride while we were on it. Canceled after two seasons.
Snowfall: After six seasons of crime, Snowfall is hanging its hat. Set in 1983, the show explores the drug epidemic through multiple perspectives: a drug dealer, a CIA agent, and the niece of a notorious crime boss. The show will conclude this spring. Canceled after a sixth, and final, season airs.
Mayans M.C.: There’s no such thing as too many crime dramas, and this one has a tie-in to the Sons of Anarchy universe. The show’s protagonist seeks revenge after a drug cartel changed his life for the worst. Though it’s not an arms-dealing motorcycle club, the show has the mark of the rough and tough Sons of Anarchy. Canceled after a fourth, and final, season airs.
Archer: The animated spy drama is an iconic adults-only watch. The misfit gang will wrap up their last season of parodied crime-fighting mayhem with a final season. Canceled after a 14th, and final, season airs.
The Handmaid’s Tale: This book-to-TV adaptation is finishing its dystopian story with a highly anticipated sixth season. Unfortunately, there’s no premiere date for season six, but actor Madeline Brewer shared with Graham Norton her guess that it’ll air in 2024. Canceled after a sixth, and final, season airs.
The Hardy Boys: The nostalgic series following the 1927 mystery novels will end after three seasons. Production for the third season started in October 2022, with the last season anticipated by the end of the year. Canceled after a third, and final, season airs.
Reboot: From a Modern Family writer, Reboot started with high hopes but ultimately didn’t make the cut for Hulu to greenlight a second season. Even with the cancelation, the show is being shopped elsewhere and could make a comeback. Canceled after one season.
NCIS: Los Angeles: The long-running crime drama NCIS: Los Angeles is closing its final case on May 14 in a two-part series finale. Another NCIS spin-off, NCIS: New Orleans, ended in 2021 after seven successful seasons. Though NCIS: Los Angeles is almost over, the NCIS that started it all continues to run with its 20th season, and it has been greenlit for a 21st. Canceled after 14 seasons.
Blood & Treasure: Another crime drama bites the dust. Blood & Treasure followed an unlikely duo’s adventures on a hunt for treasures—even if it meant risking their lives. The abrupt cut didn’t tie up all of the loose threads, but it still has a satisfying ending that rounded out its last hurrah. Canceled after two seasons.
East New York: Set on the outskirts of Brooklyn, East New York was more than a crime drama—the show addressed gentrification, poverty, and the misinformation that hurts longtime residents of East New York. Though the show only aired for one season, it laid the groundwork for thought-provoking conversations on hard-hitting issues the community faced. Canceled after one season.
True Lies: Based on the 1994 movie of the same name, True Lies followed a couple trying to save the world. The spy-drama had a Mr. & Mrs. Smith vibe, but it didn’t make enough of an impact to last. Canceled after one season.
Snowpiercer: After production for the fourth season of the dystopian science-fiction already wrapped up, TNT did not pick up Snowpiercer to air it. There is a possibility of the final season finding a new home, but for now, the show has been put on ice. Canceled after three seasons, despite a fourth-season order.
The Goldbergs: The wholesome family sitcom is ending on a high note after 10 seasons. Showrunners didn’t want to bring The Goldbergs into the ’90s because the vibe isn’t the same—they also tried to launch a similar ’90s-themed spin-off, Schooled, but it didn’t hit the same sweet spot. Canceled after a 10th, and final, season airs.
A Million Little Things: A sudden loss of a close friend brought five friends together as the show chronicled their lives through five seasons that came full circle. DJ Nash, creator, and executive producer, always wanted the show to be a five-season arc, so he crafted the perfect ending to give viewers the final bow they deserve. Canceled after a fifth, and final, season airs.
The Company You Keep: Based on a K-Drama (My Fellow Citizens!), The Company You Keep follows a con man, a crime boss, and an undercover CIA officer and the chaos that ensues when they’re all mixed together. Despite the juicy plot, viewership wasn’t high enough to keep the show on air. Canceled after one season.
Alaska Daily: Hilary Swank led the powerful Alaskan drama that documented a journalist on a mission to redeem herself after a career in New York. Her focus is to solve missing persons and homicide cases of Indigenous women in the city of Anchorage. Canceled after one season.
Big Sky: Adding another crime drama to the list, Big Sky was a murder mystery that took place in Montana and followed an ex-cop and private detective as they worked together to fight local crime. The show lasted for three seasons before its cancelation. Canceled after three seasons.
Avenue 5: Rumors of a cancellation stirred among fans when the actors were released from their contracts, and their suspicions proved right. An HBO spokesperson shared with EW: “While we will not be moving forward with a third season of Avenue 5, we look forward to many more adventures together.” Canceled after two seasons.
Barry: Fans anticipated Barry would end after its season three finale, but Bill Hader confirmed that there will be one more season. April 16 marks the beginning of the end with the series’ last first episode. Canceled after a fourth, and final, season airs.
Succession: This series is finally concluding its tumultuous story. The well-loved dramedy is driven by the convoluted hierarchy of the rich, but it begged the question: How far can money take you? Canceled after a fourth, and final, season airs.
How to With John Wilson: Filmmaker and documentarian John Wilson observes fellow New Yorkers and offers advice in pursuit of understanding others’ points of view. The journey of self-discovery had a three-season run and will air its final season this summer. Canceled after a third, and final, season airs.
Doom Patrol: The 2019 dramedy followed the ragtag group of heroes destined to save the world—you know, just casual superhero things. Warner Bros. Discovery made the bold decision to drastically cut expenses, which resulted in cancellations of some fan faves. Producer Jeremy Carver is thankful for the experience and ready to end the Doom Patrol story, which will air later this year. Canceled after four seasons.
Pennyworth: After a two-season run on Epix, HBO tried to save the DC series with a third season, but the switch hurt more than it helped. According to an HBO spokesperson, Pennyworth was “an incredible blend of action, drama and humor…[that] has taken fans on a mind-bending ride into Alfred’s eccentric world and the beginnings of cutting-edge superheroes and supervillains.” Canceled after three seasons.
Gossip Girl: The highly anticipated remake of the scandalous CW hit didn’t live up to the hype, and the wait between seasons one and two threw off the momentum until it fell flat. The announcement from HBO thanked the show “for the enticing love triangles, calculated backstabbing, and impeccable fashion this series brought to a new audience.” XOXO, Gossip Girl. Canceled after two seasons.
South Side: A sad announcement for Chicagoans everywhere, the humorous 30-minute comedy following the happenings of Chicago’s South Side isn’t returning for a fourth season. Writer Diallo Riddle announced the cancelation but gave fans hope of a possible comeback by shopping the show elsewhere—fingers crossed! Canceled after three seasons.
Titans: The iconic Titans have fought valiantly against the bad guys and need well-deserved rest. Titans will fight the good fight one last time in its fourth, and final, season that will air later this year. Canceled after four seasons.
The Mosquito Coast: Inspired by a novel of the same name, The Mosquito Coast told the story of an idealistic inventor who suddenly uprooted his family to the Nicaraguan and Honduran coasts in search of refuge. Justin Theroux’s lead character is confronted by drug cartels and hitmen, making for an action-packed series that got cut soon after the season two finale. Canceled after two seasons.
Dear Edward: A show about survival, recovery, and discovery, Dear Edward gave viewers a little bit of everything. The inspiring story of a 12-year-old plane crash survivor learning to live with his trauma came from the minds of Friday Night Lights creators. Despite the 7.2 star IMDb rating, Dear Edward didn’t get the greenlight for a second season. Canceled after one season.
Servant: From the mind of M. Night Shyamalan, Servant is a psychological horror series that involves two of the creepiest elements of a good scary story: children and dolls. An 18-year-old nannys a child that is just a doll. Spooky. The show proved to be a win for Apple+ with an 84% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Canceled after four seasons.
Truth Be Told: Leave it to a podcaster to solve a crime. In 2020, the show won the NAACP Image Award for outstanding writing. The Octavia Spencer-led series will crack the case in its third season. Canceled after three seasons.
Physical: Three is a magic number, and Physical is going out on a high after its three-season arc. The show explored one woman’s pursuit of self-discovery through aerobics. The final season will wrap everything up in August. Canceled after a third, and final, season airs.
Andor: The Star Wars spin-off added a splash of color to the prequel series, giving fans of the beloved sci-fi franchise insight into their favorite world. With other Star Wars projects on the table, Andor ran its course and isn’t renewed for a third season. Canceled after a second, and final, season airs.
Big Shot: John Stamos’s show about coaching an all-girls high school basketball team got served a cancelation order for a potential third season. Though it’s a tough loss for the cast and crew, Stamos is already moving on to the Amazon FreeVee comedy Open Book. Canceled after two seasons.
National Treasure: Edge of History: Fans of National Treasure got a kick out of the hunt for treasure, but ultimately, the lead went stale in National Treasure: Edge of History—it was fun while it lasted! Canceled after one season.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: The latest addition to The Mighty Ducks franchise won’t be returning to the rink for a third season. The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers had a thrilling season-two finale that propelled the hockey team to success, but that’s where the story ends after low viewership. At least it closed on a high note! Canceled after two seasons.
The Mysterious Benedict Society: Despite an impressive fight to save the world, members of the Mysterious Benedict Society are hanging their detective hats. The show had elements of A Series of Unfortunate Events and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children baked in, but viewership was too low to call for a third season. Canceled after two seasons.
Outlander: This beloved show is a mix of science fiction and historical drama in all of the best ways. The complicated time-traveling love story has had fans on edge for eight seasons, and finally the end is in sight. Though it’s hard to say goodbye, Starz confirmed a prequel series, Outlander: Blood of my Blood. Canceled after an eighth, and final, season airs.
The Blacklist: With consistently high ratings, The Blacklist told a robust story of an ex-fugitive’s dangerous work with the FBI. The show’s dedicated fanbase has kept it running since 2013, but all good things come to an end. Season 10 of The Blacklist aired in February 2023 and will run through spring. Canceled after 10 seasons.
New Amsterdam: Everyone loves a good medical drama, and New Amsterdam is no exception. Though it follows the same medical drama formula (new doctor at a new hospital stirring up new drama), the show emphasizes the failures of the public health care system. Unlike Grey’s Anatomy’s 19-season run, New Amsterdam is wrapping up after five seasons. Canceled after a fifth, and final, season airs.
Sanditon: Based on an unfinished Jane Austen novel, Sanditon created a fanbase with a lot to say when it was prematurely canceled after season one and pushed PBS to call for a second and third season. The historical drama is loved by many and Sanditon’s writers aimed to give fans a satisfying ending. Canceled after three seasons.
Star Trek: Discovery: The streaming platform’s longest-running original drama series is stepping back to make room for future Star Trek stories. Fans of the Star Trek universe rated this show highly, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 85%. Canceled after a fifth, and final, season airs.
Star Trek: Picard: Another Star Trek loss, Stark Trek: Picard didn’t hit quite the same as Star Trek: Discovery. The show’s unique edge came from its title star, Jean-Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart of the original Star Trek series. Showrunner Terry Matalas has plans to write a follow-up series. Canceled after a third, and final, season airs.
Dr. Phil (Syndication): No talk show has had more twists, turns, peaks, and valleys than Dr. Phil. The controversial show has featured topics that aged poorly, and after low viewership, Dr. Phil is calling it quits—but he’s not done yet, as Dr. Phil is exploring new opportunities that will hopefully be less problematic. Canceled after 21 seasons.
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