Recent additions: Trisha (syndicated), The Test (syndicated), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC), Mind Games (ABC), The Boondocks (Adult Swim), Raising Hope (FOX), Judge Alex (syndicated), The Kudlow Report (CNBC), Being Human (Syfy), America Now (syndicated), Piers Morgan Live (CNN), Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime), The X Factor (FOX), Psych (USA), and Showbiz Tonight (HLN).
Each television season brings lots of different kinds of TV shows but there’s one thing that remains a constant — most of them will end up being cancelled.
Below is the list of TV series that aired or were expected to air during the 2013-14 season (roughly September 2013 to August 2014) and won’t be back for 2014-15.
If you don’t see a particular show on this list, it might be on the list for the 2012-13 season. You can find that one here.
This list will be updated as the season progresses so feel free to bookmark and check back. If I’ve missed something, please let me know.
America Now (syndicated)
Hosted by Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic, this lifestyles program won’t be back for a fifth season.
ANT Farm (Disney)
One of the lead actors announced that season three will be the end of the Disney Channel sitcom.
Back in the Game (ABC)
The alphabet network has decided to cancel the Maggie Lawson sitcom after 13 episodes.
Being Human (Syfy)
The UK version ended in 2013 after five seasons. The US version has been cancelled after four years.
The talk show struggled in the ratings and many affiliate stations didn’t want a second season.
The Boondocks (Adult Swim)
It’s been decided that the fourth season is the animated show’s last.
It’s been decided that the seventh season of this David Duchovny TV series will be the end.
Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
The series was cancelled after four seasons but was later resurrected. The decision has been made to end it again, after six seasons.
Eastbound & Down (HBO)
The fourth season is the end of Kenny Powers’ story.
Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel)
The house of mouse has decided that the series should end with season four.
Hello Ladies (HBO)
There won’t be a second season of this low-rated series but the cable channel intends to wrap up the show with a special.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Future Ted’s poor kids will finally be able to get off the couch. Talk about child abuse!
Raymond Burr’s original series lasted seven seasons but this remake was cancelled after three episodes.
Judge Alex (syndicated)
The venerable court series has been cancelled after nine years on the air. New episodes air through August 2014.
The Kudlow Report (CNBC)
The cable series is over after five years but host Larry Kudlow is staying on CNBC.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
This show ended so that Fallon could take over the Tonight Show from Jay Leno.
Less Than Kind (DirecTV )
The fourth season of this Canadian drama is the show’s last. There are 48 episodes.
Low Winter Sun (AMC)
The drama started out well but viewership dropped each week. Once it didn’t have Breaking Bad as a lead-in, the numbers got even worse. It’s been cancelled.
Lucky 7 (ABC)
The show was unlucky in the ratings and the network cancelled it after two episodes. It’s the first show of the network season to be cancelled.
Mind Games (ABC)
It’s another cancellation for Christian Slater and another ratings disappoinntment for ABC in the Tuesdays at 10pm timeslot.
Mob City (TNT)
The ratings weren’t strong enough for the cable channel to order a second season but they want to stay in business with Frank Darabont.
Murder Police (FOX)
The network ordered this animated series but cancelled it before it was completed. The studio may complete the series and shop it elsewhere.
Nikita (The CW)
The action series survived for three years — despite poor ratings. The network decided to end it with season four.
Nikki & Sara Live (MTV)
The late-night series has been dropped after two seasons. The last episode aired October 29, 2013.
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC)
The ratings for this spin-off were certainly not “wonderful,” even from the start. The network decided to end the show after 13 episodes.
Piers Morgan Live (CNN)
After three years, the weeknight interview program has been cancelled by the cable news channel.
After eight seasons and 121 episodes, it’s the end of the road for best buddies.
Raising Hope (FOX)
It’s time to say farewell to the Chance family after four seasons.
Ravenswood (ABC Family)
Pretty Little Liars is a big hit for the cable channel but this spin-off didn’t catch on.
Reed Between the Lines (BET)
Star Tracee Ellis Ross left after one season so the show was reworked for season two. The show was later cancelled and it’s unclear when/if the second season will air.
Sean Saves the World (NBC)
The peacock network shut down production on the low-rated sitcom, cut the episode order and cancelled it.
Showbiz Tonight (HLN)
The entertainment news program has been cancelled a couple weeks short of its ninth birthday.
Teen Mom 3 (MTV)
This incarnation of the Teen Mom franchise only lasted one season and 14 episodes.
The Test (syndicated)
A conflict resolution talk show, The Test has been cancelled after one season on the air.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC)
The network has chosen to replace Leno as host for the second time. His final show is February 4, 2014.
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FXX)
The new cable channel handed down its first cancellation notice to this late-night talker.
The cable channel announced that David Simon’s low-rated New Orleans series would end with season four.
There won’t be a third season of Trisha Goddard’s talk show.
True Blood (HBO)
Vampires may live forever but this popular cable show ends with season seven.
Up Late with Alec Baldwin (MSNBC)
The cable channel’s first interview show lasted just five episodes.
Us & Them (FOX)
The network reportedly didn’t feel the tone of this romantic comedy would fit with their other sitcoms. They shut down production and told the cast they could look for other work. The produced episodes may air.
Warehouse 13 (Syfy)
In May 2013, the cable channel announced that they were renewing the series for a fifth but final season of six episodes.
We Are Men (CBS)
The network has high expectations for their sitcoms and this one premiered poorly. When the second episode did even worse, that was enough.
Welcome to the Family (NBC)
This sitcom drew poor ratings from the start and is no longer welcome in the NBC family.
Ryan and his big canine pal are moving to FXX for the fourth and final season.
The X Factor (FOX)
Simon Cowell has decided to return to the UK version and FOX says there’s no US show without him. The ratings for season three were also pretty awful.
Note: Single Ladies has been removed because it’s been revived by Centric. Last Call with Carson Daly has been removed from the list because, at least for now, NBC has decided to keep it going with Daly as host. The Michael J. Fox Show has also been removed because NBC maintains it’s not cancelled. Unless there’s a ratings miracle, it will be. Ripper Street has been removed because it was cancelled after two seasons but was later revived.
What do you think? Have any of your favorite shows been cancelled? Which ones are you sorry to see end?
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