Over the last few years, Netflix has cemented its place in Hollywood as a premium entertainment provider.
As the streaming platform continues to evolve, it’s clear that not every new show it introduces can stick around for the long haul — even if it has legions of devoted fans. As they say, you can’t please everyone, even when producing new shows and films at the rate Netflix is!
Whether the show simply ran its course or the show’s viewership wasn’t up to snuff, here’s a list of all the original shows that Netflix has canceled in the last year, including those canceled in 2020.
We’ve also included some shows that are on the bubble and for which we’re awaiting news of a next season, plus those that have been renewed and are definitely coming back — at least for one more season.
‘V Wars’ (Canceled)
Netflix has canceled this freshman sci-fi drama after just one season. The show starred Ian Somerhalder as a scientist whose best friend becomes infected with a mysterious disease that transforms him into a murderous predator.
Netflix has canceled “Messiah” after one season.
Series star Wil Traval shared the news on Instagram, writing, “It’s a very sad day today. I have just received news from Netflix that there will be no season 2 of #messiah I wanted to say to all the fans thank you for your support and love. I wish things were different.”
‘October Faction’ (Canceled)
After only one season, Netflix axed sci-fi series “October Faction,” which starred Tamara Taylor and J.C. MacKenzie as a married couple who also work together as monster hunters. The show debuted in January, earning lackluster reviews among both critics and viewers.
‘Spinning Out’ (Canceled)
Netflix’s figure skating drama won’t return for season two. The series premiered in January 2020 to middling reviews, and the streaming service confirmed the show’s cancellation about a month later. The decision sparked outrage from fans, who have already started a petition to save the show.
We could have saved them some money here as this one was an obvious pick for the axe before it ever got started.
‘AJ and the Queen’ (Canceled)
No shocker here as “AJ and the Queen” has been canceled after a single season at Netflix. The series featured RuPaul as Ruby Red, a down-on-her-luck drag queen who travels across America from club to club in a rundown RV with her sidekick AJ. RuPaul confirmed the cancellation via Twitter, writing, “End of the road for ‘AJ and The Queen.’ Netflix has decided to not extend our trip across America. Thank you for all the love & support. We’re so very proud of the work.”
Another not so shocking turn of events...
It’s one-and-done for Netflix’s “Soundtrack.” The musical, lip-syncing drama has been canceled after one 10-episode season. Series creator Josh Safran previously revealed that he had plans for a second season, although he constructed the freshman season as a complete close-ended story.
“There’s definitely more. When you get to the end [you’ll see]. I did close it though because it is a big swing and it’s weird and I didn’t want to leave an audience in the lurch,” he told The Hollywood Reporter back in December.
Netflix has also ended the French horror series, “Marianne.” The show ran for one eight-episode season. Director Samuel Bodin confirmed news of the cancellation on Instagram writing, “There won’t be a second season for MARIANNE. We are very sorry and sad about that. But we will see you in other stories…”
“Osmosis” which premiered in March 2019, a full year before Netflix confirmed its cancellation after a single season. The French sci-fi series follows a group of single people who sign up for a new dating app that matches them with their soulmates by mining their brain data. The show only ran for eight episodes. Evidently, they forgot to mine their audience's brain data first.
“Mortel” hit Netflix in late November 2019, but it failed to gain much attention and was canceled only two months later. The show followed two teens who try to solve the murder of one of their siblings after coming into contact with a supernatural being who gives them superpowers.
‘Designated Survivor’ (Canceled)
“Designated Survivor” has been canceled for the second time. The former ABC series was saved from cancellation by Netflix. But after dropping a 10-episode third season this year, the streamer has decided against producing a fourth season.
“We are proud to have offered fans a third season of ‘Designated Survivor,’ and will continue to carry all three seasons for years to come,” the statement from Netflix read.
‘Tuca Bertie’ (Canceled)
Netflix also axed its adult animated series, “Tuca Bertie,” after only one season. The show, which featured Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong in lead vocal roles, earned strong reviews from critics, but that apparently wasn’t enough to draw in viewers. Netflix announced the cancellation in July 2019, with creator Lisa Hanawalt confirming the news on Twitter shortly after.
‘No Good Nick’ (Canceled)
There’s no good news for “No Good Nick.” The "sleeper" dramedy that put us to sleep, starring Siena Agudong, Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin, was canceled after only one season. The show followed a 13-year-old girl who infiltrates a family with the intention of getting revenge — only to realize she actually cares for them.
In a kind of surprising turn of events...
‘The OA’ (Canceled)
“The OA” is over at Netflix. The mystery drama, starring Brit Marling, was canceled after two seasons. The streamer confirmed the news in August, several months after the release of the second season, releasing a statement that read, “We are incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerizing chapters of ‘The OA,’ and are grateful to Brit [Marling] and Zal [Batmanglij] for sharing their audacious vision and for realizing it through their incredible artistry.”
And another expected turn of events...
‘She’s Gotta Have It’ (Canceled)
“She’s Gotta Have It” landed on Netflix’s chopping block. The streamer canceled the Spike Lee-helmed adaptation less than two months after its second season premiere. But it may not be over for good — Lee was hoping to shop the series to other platforms. Good luck sir. ‘Chambers’ (Canceled)
Netflix’s canceled its freshman YA series, “Chambers.” Despite featuring a star-studded cast led by Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn, the supernatural drama premiered in April to only lukewarm reviews and lackluster viewership. The streamer confirmed the end of the series in June 2019, stating in part, “’Chambers’ will not return for a second season,” the streaming network said in a statement. “We’re grateful to creator and showrunner Leah Rachel for bringing this story to us.”
‘Santa Clarita Diet’ (Canceled)
“Santa Clarita Diet,” the zombie series starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant, is another Netflix series to get the ax. The cancellation came shortly after the premiere of the show’s third and final season — to the dismay of fans.
‘One Day at a Time’ (Canceled)
Another Netflix cancellation fans weren’t happy about? “One Day at a Time,” which the streamer axed in March 2019, about a month after the launch of its third season. The family sitcom earned critical acclaim in each of its three seasons, but it ultimately failed to earn the widespread viewership that Netflix was looking for.
Not shockingly, “Ozark” will be back for one more season. The fan-favorite Netflix drama will get a supersized fourth and final season, consisting of 14 episodes instead of the usual 10. Season four will be split into two parts, split into seven episodes each.
‘The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell’ (Canceled)
There will be no second season of “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell.” The star tweeted out the news in early April 2019, writing, “I’m very sad to say, I’ve been told there won’t be another season of The Curious Creations. Thank you to everyone who watched and has supported the series. Thank you to Henson, Wilshire, Netflix and the amazing people who made the show with me. I’m so grateful.”
‘Friends From College’ (Canceled)
Joining Netflix’s long list of now-canceled shows? “Friends From College,” which featured a star-studded ensemble cast, including Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, Cobie Smulders, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse and Jae Suh Park as Harvard alumni who reunite in their 40s.
Showrunner Nick Stoller announced the news in February 2019, tweeting, “Friends from College will not be returning for a third season. Thanks to everyone who watched it.”
Netflix also canceled this sci-fi series, which took place hundreds of years in the future and followed the last surviving humans as they discover how to send consciousness back to people in the 21st century. The series ran for three seasons before getting axed.
Star Eric McCormack confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, ‘Look, if this is it, what a moving and surprising and profound ending it is.’” Well, I’m afraid it is. Who knows what the future holds, but Travelers Program 1, as we call it, is complete … Much love from 3468 in the 21st.”
‘Jessica Jones’ (Canceled)
The Marvel show’s third and final season aired on Netflix in 2019. The news of the “Jessica Jones” final season didn’t come as a surprise to TV insiders, given that Disney is launching a competing streaming service and owns the Marvel franchise. While it’s possible the show will continue on another platform in the future, fans of the female superhero show will certainly lament the show’s demise.
‘The Punisher’ (Canceled)
Another Marvel show to meet the same fate as “Jessica Jones,” it was announced in February 2019 that the second season of “The Punisher” would also be its last on Netflix. The show based on a Marvel character who seeks revenge for the death of his family may see future seasons on Disney’s streaming platform after its Netflix cancellation, but that remains to be seen. The first and second seasons are currently on Netflix.
‘Another Life’ (Renewed)
It’s not all bad news for Netflix fans. Plenty of the streamer’s original shows have managed to snag a renewal, including the sci-fi series “Another Life.” Though the show earned less than stellar reviews from critics, it apparently drew enough viewers to get another season. The news was confirmed by star Katee Sackhoff with a tweet, reading, “Another Life is coming back for Season 2 on Netflix! Can’t wait to see you all back in space.”
‘GLOW’ (Final Season)
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are getting ready to hang up their spandex. Netflix has renewed the critically acclaimed dramedy for a fourth and final season. The announcement was made on the show’s official Instagram page, with a caption that read, “All good things must come to a GLOWing end. We’re coming back for a fourth and final season!”
‘Stranger Things’ (Renewed)
Get ready for another trip to the Upside Down. Netflix has renewed “Stranger Things” for a fourth season. The streamer released a teaser that confirms the next season of the series will be at least partially set outside of Hawkins, Indiana, stating, “We’re Not In Hawkins Anymore.”
‘Grace and Frankie’ (Final Season)
Netflix also confirmed that ”Grace and Frankie” will return for a seventh and final season. The concluding season will feature 16 episodes, bringing the total episodes of the show to 94. That makes the comedy the longest-running Netflix original series of all time thus far.
‘Lucifer’ (Final Season)
“Lucifer” will return to Netflix for one more season, as the streamer confirmed in June. The streamer has yet to announce the final season’s premiere date. However, star Tom Ellis did recently reveal that the season will consist of two parts, with each half including eight episodes.
’13 Reasons Why’ (Final Season)
Another no-brainer here, Netflix has wrapped up its run with “13 Reasons Why.” The streamer renewed the teen drama for a fourth and final season last year to less than thrilled audiences. Season four premiered in June 2020.
‘The Crown’ (Final Season)
Centered on dramatized events of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, “The Crown” is a fan-favorite that has plenty more stories to tell. Netflix has preemptively renewed the historical drama for both a fourth and fifth season. The fifth season will also be its last of the series.
‘The Rain’ (Final Season)
The Danish original drama “The Rain” will also return a third and final season. The show takes place six years after a brutal virus carried by rain wipes out almost all the human life in Scandinavia. Netflix confirmed the renewal in June 2019 with a promotional poster that reads, “You Can’t Survive Alone.”
Netflix has renewed the young adult series “Trinkets” for a 10-episode second and final season. The show, based on Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith’s young adult novel, follows three teenage girls from different social circles who form an unlikely friendship after attending a mandated Shoplifters Anonymous group. Sarah Goldfinger joins the series as the new showrunner for the second season, which will premiere later in 2020.
A few weeks before the premiere of its second season, Netflix confirmed that “Dark” will return for season three. Though the show has been an unexpected hit for the streamer, the upcoming season will mark the conclusion of the story. Showrunner Baran bo Odar confirmed the news on Instagram, writing, “And it’s official! We are working on Dark Season 3. It is the final cycle of this great journey.”
‘The Umbrella Academy’ (Renewed)
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode second season of the live-action superhero series, “The Umbrella Academy.” Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Justin H. Min will reprise their roles in season two, with new guest stars also expected to join the cast.
‘After Life’ (Renewed)
If you love the Ricky Gervais starrer “After Life,” we have good news: Netflix has announced it has renewed the series for a third season. The show starts the comedian as a middle-aged journalist whose seemingly perfect life is shattered after his wife dies of cancer.
The show’s second season was released on Netflix in April 2020, and Deadline announced its return for a third season in May 2020.
What failed to work on Lifetime became a bonafide hit on Netflix. The thriller series, which stars Penn Badgley as a bookstore manager/serial killer, earned a second life after moving from the cable network to the streamer. Given the huge response it has garnered online in both its freshman and sophomore seasons, it’s no wonder Netflix opted to move forward with a third season. Bagdley and co-star Victoria Pedretti are set to reprise their roles in season three.
‘The Order’ (Renewed)
Netflix has ordered another season of the supernatural thriller series, “The Order.” The show follows a college student who sets out to avenge his mother’s death by pledging a secret order and “lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.” The freshman season which surprisingly earned rave reviews from critics. Season two will arrive sometime in 2020.
‘The Haunting of Hill House’ (Renewed)
The spooky drama, which premiered last fall, will return for a second season, but don’t expect to see the same characters. Netflix has renewed the series as an anthology, taking from American Horror Story so season two will focus on an entirely different story. The sophomore season, titled “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” will be based on Henry James’s gothic novella “The Turn of the Screw.”
‘Sex Education’ (Renewed)
Only weeks after the sophomore season of this series, starring Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield, premiered, Netflix decided to bring it back for more. The streamer ordered a third batch of episodes of the show, which centers on an awkward high school student with a sex therapist mother who sets up an underground sex therapy clinic for students. The streaming service announced the news with a quirky trailer.
Locke and Key (Renewed)
Netflix has renewed its adaptation of the comic book series “Locke and Key,” which debuted in February 2020. The streamer confirmed the news on social media, writing, “More keys, more demons, more aloha.” According to Deadline, the upcoming season will see heightened stakes for the Locke siblings as they adjust to their new roles as the Keepers of the Keys.
‘Love Is Blind’ (Renewed)
Netflix issued a two-season renewal for its new hit reality series, “Love Is Blind.” The streamer is currently holding online casting and auditions for the show. The third season will reportedly premiere in 2021.
‘The Circle’ (Renewed)
Also coming back to Netflix’s slate of reality shows: “The Circle,” which received a two-season renewal from the streamer in March 2020. The social experiment competition series earned plenty of word-of-mouth following its premiere in January. Season two of the show will premiere sometime in 2021.
‘Virgin River’ (Renewed)
Netflix has ordered a 10-episode second season of its romance drama series “Virgin River,” starring Alexandra Breckenridge. The show is based on the bestselling book series by Robyn Carr. Season two will premiere later in 2020.
‘Queer Eye’ (Renewed)
The Fab Five will be back! Ahead of its season five debut this summer, Netflix has preemptively picked up “Queer Eye” for a sixth season. After two seasons set in Georgia, two seasons in Missouri, and an upcoming single season in Philadelphia, the streamer has confirmed that season six will be based out of Austin, Texas.
‘Turn Up Charlie’ (Canceled)
Netflix has opted not to renew the Idris Elba comedy, “Turn Up Charlie,” which stars the actor as a struggling DJ who becomes a “manny” to his best friend’s daughter. The decision comes more than a year after the release of the show’s first season which of course met with a cold response.
“’Turn Up Charlie’ will not return for a second season,” Netflix said in a statement. “We’re especially grateful to star and executive producer Idris Elba, who turned his passion for DJing and other jobs traditionally held by women into a witty, heart-warming comedy series.” - That nobody liked.
‘Merry Happy Whatever’ (Canceled)
After one merry whatever season, “Merry Happy Whatever” has been canceled. Netflix axed the holiday-themed comedy after the show met with a very lukewarm reception last year.
Creator Tucker Cawley made the announcement on Instagram and Twitter, writing in part, “Sad news, but I am so happy and grateful that I got to make the episodes we did with such a lovely, talented group of actors, writers, directors, producers and crew.”
‘Next In Fashion’ (Canceled)
Netflix has canceled its fashion competition show, “Next in Fashion,” after only one season. Hosted by fashion guru Tan France and style icon Alexa Chung, the 10-episode show featured a group of designers who faced off in different challenges centered on different trends.
‘Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show’ (Canceled)
“Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show,” which is executive produced by prolific showrunner Kenya Barris, has been canceled at Netflix after one season. The show, which launched in December 2019, featured sketches from the Upright Citizens Brigade’s first all-black troupe, Astronomy Club. Seems Black Lives don't really matter when it comes to ratings and money. ‘Gentefied’ (Renewed)
Netflix is bringing back its Latinx dramedy, “Gentefied.” The streaming service has ordered a second eight-episode season of the show, which is based on the digital series of the same name. Executive produced by America Ferrera, the show centers on three Mexican-American cousins who are chasing the American drama in a rapidly changing neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Netflix has renewed the Spanish language show “Valeria,” based on the popular books by Elisabet Benavent. The show, described as Sex and the City set in Spain, centers on a writer in crisis navigating a tough time in her marriage, with the help of her three best friends. Season two will follow Valeria as she decides whether to move forward with publishing her novel under a pseudonym.
Star Diana Gómez also confirmed the renewal on Twitter.
‘The Witcher’ (Renewed)
Absolutely no surprise here, “The Witcher” is getting a second season. Netflix renewed the drama, based on the book series of the same name, in late 2019, more than amonth before the release of its freshman season. The eight-episode sophomore season was expected to start production in 2020, with an expected debut in 2021, although it’s unclear if the premiere will be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Blood & Water ‘(Renewed)
Netflix is bringing back the South African teen drama, “Blood & Water,” for season two. The second season will follow Puleng and Fikile as they deal with the consequences of their explosive confrontation. Stars Khosi Ngema, Ama Qamata, Natasha Thahane, Gail Mabalane, Cindy Mahlangu, Thabang Molaba, Arno Greeff and Dillon Windvogel are all expected to return for the highly anticipated season.
And the moment you've all been waiting for... (or should have been) ‘Lost in Space’ (Final Season)
Netflix has indeed renewed “Lost in Space” for a third season, likely to be released in 2021, which will also double as its last. Season three of the family sci-fi series will chronicle the conclusion of the Robinson family’s space journey towards Alpha Centauri, as envisioned from the start of the show.
“From the beginning, we’ve always viewed this particular story of The Robinsons as a trilogy,” showrunner Zack Estrin told Deadline. “A three-part epic family adventure with a clear beginning, middle and end.” Again with the winning combo of story and traditionalism.
“Black-ish” will be back for a seventh season. ABC issued a renewal for the family comedy in May, along with the two other shows in the Kenya Barris-led universe, “Mixed-ish” and “Grown-ish.”
‘The Conners’ (Renewed)
The Lanford family is staying together for the time being. ABC renewed the “Roseanne” spin-off for a third season. The renewal comes as “The Conners” remains the network’s second highest-rated scripted show for the 2019-2020 season.
‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ (Renewed)
In May, FX issued a record-breaking renewal for flagship comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” The network confirmed the series would return for a 15th season, making it the longest-running live-action comedy series in history.
‘Anne With an E’ (Canceled)
Anne’s adventures have also come to an end. The Netflix/CBC drama was canceled after three seasons, with the third and final season debuting in early January on the streamer. Netflix released a statement, saying, “We hope fans of the show love this final season as much as we do, and that it brings a satisfying conclusion to Anne’s journey.”
‘The Mandalorian’ (Renewed)
Disney Plus is officially bringing back “The Mandalorian” for a second season. Showrunner Jon Favreau announced the renewal on Twitter, confirming that the next installment (and a return of Baby Yoda) will likely premiere in fall 2020.
‘New Amsterdam’ (Renewed)
NBC gave “New Amsterdam” a huge show of support by issuing a massive three-season renewal in January. With the second season currently airing, the renewal ensures the show’s future through season five. The show has maintained healthy ratings throughout its sophomore run, averaging 9.8 million viewers live and an additional boost in delayed viewing.
‘Bless This Mess’ (Canceled)
“Bless This Mess” has also been canceled at ABC after just two seasons. The comedy starred Dax Shepard and Lake Bell as a couple who relocates from New York to Nebraska when he inherits his great-aunt’s farm. Shepard took to Instagram to address the cancellation, writing in part, “Man oh man. What a wonderful two seasons we had. I’m sad I won’t be seeing this wonderful group of people on a daily basis anymore. I don’t think I’ve ever had more fun watching a cast perform.”
‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ (Canceled)
ABC is finally done with its reboot of the late ‘90s program which was a early 60's program “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” The latest revival starred Tiffany Haddish as a host interacting with real kids as they shared their entertaining points of view. The show was canceled following a low-rated season that garnered a scant 3.6 million viewers a week.
‘The Blacklist’ (Renewed)
“The Blacklist” will be back for season eight, as NBC confirmed in February. The network issued an early renewal to the veteran drama, tied to the celebration of its 150th episode. The news doesn’t come as a surprise. The original cast members, including stars James Spader and Megan Boone, renegotiated their contracts over the last several months in anticipation of the renewal.
It’s over and out for this sad Holmes and Watson ripoff. CBS’ crime procedural “Elementary,” starring Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller, aired its final season over the summer of 2019. The series came to an deflated end after seven horrifyingly long and drawn out painful seasons. Hopefully they try to write something new next time.
‘Modern Family’ (Ended)
This award-winning sitcom premiered its 11th and final season in fall 2019 and wrapped up in spring 2020. Since the series debuted in 2009, it’s won numerous awards and become a beloved staple for fans eager to see a modern family with contemporary issues depicted on TV.
‘Stranger Things’ (Renewed)
The gang from Hawkins, Indiana, will return for a fourth season — however, it’s unclear whether that will be in 2020 or 2021. “Stranger Things” season three dropped on Netflix in July 2019. One thing that’s certain: Fans are in for a twist. Netflix released a season four trailer in February that showed a key character’s demise in season three may not have been what it seemed.
‘This Is Us’ (Renewed)
Season four of “This Is Us” ended with a dramatic fight between brothers Kevin and Randall. Luckily, thanks to a preemptive three-season renewal through season six, fans already knew they wouldn’t be left hanging. The real question is when the NBC hit will return. The best guess would be September 2020, provided coronavirus shooting delays don’t force it later into the fall season.
‘The Masked Singer’ (Renewed)
Season three of Fox’s singing competition wrapped in May, but it won’t be long before it’s back. The network announced that fans can expect season four in fall 2020. “The Masked Singer” has featured plenty of celebs from Seal to Dionne Warwick to football star Rob Gronkowski. Fans will have to stay tuned to see which stars make the cut next.
In August 2019, HBO announced that “Ballers” fifth season, which aired during fall 2019, would be its last. Following the cancellation, star Dwayne Johnson paid tribute to the show in an Instagram video. “To me, the opportunity Ballers created for so many others, is the real gold of our show. I love you, I thank you and enjoy our final season of BALLERS,” he wrote in the caption.
‘Young Sheldon’ (Renewed)
“Young Sheldon” was signed on for two additional seasons in February 2019. Season three of “The Big Bang Theory” spin-off launched in fall 2019 and aired its season finale in April. Season four is expected in fall 2020, though it remains to be determined if the coronavirus will cause any delays.
News of CBS’ renewal of its hit show “NCIS,” along with spin-offs “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans,” is no big surprise. The show has been a franchise staple for the network for over a decade. The Mark Harmon-led show aired its season 17 finale in April 2020 and has not set a return for season 18 yet.
‘Blue Bloods’ (Renewed)
This Tom Selleck starrer is sticking around. Though there was some question surrounding whether the veteran drama would return, CBS announced in May 2020 that the show would return for its 11th season. As with all returning shows, it will remain to be seen whether it will return later this year or in 2021, due to potential filming interruptions from the coronavirus pandemic.
‘The Good Place’ (Ended)
All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately for fans, that includes NBC’s well-reviewed sitcom, “The Good Place.” Creator Mike Schur told TVLine he had long envisioned the show as a four-season run, with the ending planned out since season two. The final season consisted of 14 episodes, rather than the usual 13, with the series finale extended to an hour-long runtime.
‘Last Man Standing’ (Renewed)
Fox has renewed the Tim Allen comedy “Last Man Standing” for another season, as the network confirmed in May. The new season will be its third season on Fox and its ninth overall, after previously airing on ABC.
‘Fuller House’ (Canceled)
Fans of this dog os a show “Fuller House” and its predecessor, “Full House,” will finally have to say goodbye to the Tanners and their crew of friends. Last year, Netflix announced that the fifth season of “Fuller House” will also be its last.
The first half of the final season aired in late 2019, with the second half airing in June 2020. Lori Loughlin, the “Full House” actress who is currently facing fraud and money laundering charges related to the massive college admissions scandal, did not make an appearance and likely won't be any time soon.
‘DC’s Stargirl’ (Renewed)
“DC’s Stargirl” is getting a second season on the CW. The network has renewed the freshman superhero series starring Brec Bassinger. Originally a DC Universe original, the show will now be a CW exclusive, airing first on the network and then streaming the next day on its streaming platforms.
‘Dead to Me’ (Renewed)
After ending its second season on a cliff-hanger, “Dead to Me” will return to answer plenty of fans’ questions. Netflix has renewed the dark comedy, starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini, for a third and final season.
“I am beyond grateful to Netflix for supporting ‘Dead To Me’ from day one, and I’m thrilled to continue our collaboration,” series creator Liz Feldman said in a statement, according to TVLine.
‘Vienna Blood’ (Renewed)
“Vienna Blood,” the period crime drama set in 1900s Austria, will get a second season. Like the first season, the sophomore run will air on the BBC in the U.K. and PBS in the U.S. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the season will again be directed by Robert Dornhelm, who oversaw the first season.
‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (Renewed)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” is about to kick off its third decade on air. The long-running HBO show, which first premiered back in 2000, has been renewed for season 11.
“Believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are,” creator and star Larry David said of the news. “One day I can only hope that HBO will come to their senses and grant me the cancellation I so richly deserve.”
‘Never Have I Ever’ (Renewed)
Mindy Kaling’s hit Netflix coming-of-age comedy, “Never Have I Ever,” has been renewed for a second season. The cast confirmed the renewal on Instagram, posting video from a Zoom call in which star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan shares the happy news with her costars.
‘The Kominsky Method’ (Renewed)
“The Kominsky Method” will come to an end after one more season. Netflix has renewed the Chuck Lorre-created comedy starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin for a third and final run. “’The Kominsky Method’ has been a true passion project for me and it’s been an incredible experience to see the warm response from both audiences and critics. I’m excited to wrap up the story with this final chapter,” Lorre said of the renewal in a statement, Variety reported.
‘The Rookie’ (Renewed)
ABC’s “The Rookie” was renewed for a third season, though its Sunday night time slot didn’t seem to be doing it any favors in season two. Season two saw ratings drop, albeit only by about 10%, and clearly the network thought the show was worth saving.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ (Renewed)
“Grey’s Anatomy” isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Back in May, the show earned a two-season pickup, which will take the long-running medical drama through the 17th season.
The renewal comes shortly after leading lady Ellen Pompeo closed a headline-making two-year contract for seasons 15 and 16 and then signed a new deal for season 17.
So is there an end for “Grey’s” in sight? Creator Shonda Rhimes has said that series will continue as long as Pompeo is willing to do the show.
The Entire Arrowverse (Renewed)
Good news for fans of all things DC Comics: The CW kicked off 2020 with a huge bang, giving early renewals to 13 of its shows — essentially its entire lineup. This includes all of the comics-based shows in the network’s Arrowverse, including “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Black Lightning,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” and “Batwoman.”
‘The Resident’ (Renewed)
After earning only modest ratings in its first and second seasons, “The Resident” has continued to see a dip in viewership in season three. According to TVSeriesFinale, the Fox show earns about 3.8 million weekly viewers, approximately 23% less than its preceding season. However, Fox announced in May that the show would return for a fourth season — though when it will air is to be determined.
‘Carol’s Second Act’ (Canceled)
“Carol’s Second Act” is not getting a second act of its own. In May, CBS canceled the Patricia Heaton-led medical comedy after one season. The 18-episode freshman series didn’t perform as well as the network may have hoped, earning lower viewership than the same time slot last year.
“You” will be back to give audiences the creeps next year. In January, Netflix renewed its addictive stalker drama for a 10-episode third season. With a massive social media presence and enough viewership to land it on No. 5 on Netflix’s list of its top 10 most popular shows of 2019, the hit series was pretty much a shoo-in for renewal. Stars Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti are set to reprise their roles in the upcoming season.
“Stumptown” will be back for a second round. Though the show earned somewhat lackluster ratings throughout its first season, with an average of 2.8 million weekly viewers, it did have a saving grace in delayed viewing. “Stumptown” earned the strongest gains in DVR ratings of any other freshman series this season, which was apparently enough to convince the network to bring it back for season two. ABC confirmed the renewal in May.
‘Proven Innocent’ (Canceled)
Fox’s “Proven Innocent” was canceled abruptly in May. The announcement was made only a day after the legal drama aired its freshman season finale, making it the last episode of the series. The show starred Rachelle Lefevre and Kelsey Grammer.
Showtime’s “SMILF” became marred with controversy in late 2018 after staffers from the show filed complaints of race-based separation and improper crediting and compensation against showrunner and star, Frankie Shaw.
Shaw had her creative deal with ABC Studios suspended during an investigation into the alleged conduct. Meanwhile, Showtime ultimately opted to cancel the series, stating, “After weighing a variety of factors, Showtime has decided that SMILF will not move forward for a third season.”
‘Lethal Weapon’ (Canceled)
It’s over and out for Cole and Murtaugh. After three seasons, Fox pulled the plug on its adaptation of “Lethal Weapon.” The move came after a tumultuous year for the series, which fired co-star Clayne Crawford in 2018 over issues with on-set behavior. Though the network hired Sean William Scott as a new lead, the series continued to see a dip in ratings, and star Damon Wayans later suggested he was considering leaving the show. Fox ultimately opted to ax the series once and for all in May.
Netflix also announced the upcoming end of Joe Swanberg’s episodic anthology series, which follows a set of diverse residents in modern-day Chicago. Following two well-reviewed seasons, the showrunners decided the third season would be its last. Season three aired in 2019.
“Sunnyside” is officially over. NBC canceled the Kal Penn comedy in October, making it the first new series of the fall to get axed. The series got off to a rocky start, with its September premiere earning the lowest ratings of any freshman broadcast series this season. When viewership continued to dip, the writing was clearly on the wall. NBC will air its remaining episodes on the NBC app and NBC.com.
After three seasons, ABC’s “Speechless” also reached the end of its road this year. The network opted to cancel the sitcom in May, about a month after the end of its third — and now final — season. Throughout its run, “Speechless” earned generally positive reviews and drew some award season attention, winning an “Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming” prize at the 2017 Television Critics Association Awards.
‘Splitting Up Together’ (Canceled)
ABC and “Splitting Up Together” have split up for good. As part of a slew of cancellations in May, the network opted to pull the plug on the family sitcom, which starred Jenna Fisher and Oliver Hudson as a couple who decide to continue living together after divorce. Despite its star-studded cast, “Splitting Up Together” failed to get much attention from audiences, making it one of ABC’s lowest-rated comedies during its run.