Recent additions: Call Me Fitz (DirecTV), Ja’mie: Private School Girl (HBO), Taxi Brooklyn (NBC), In the Flesh (BBC America), Crossbones (NBC), Sullivan & Son (TBS), Franklin & Bash (TNT), Witches of East End (Lifetime), The Divide (WE tv), Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC), The Bridge (FX), Let’s Stay Together (BET), The Lottery (Lifetime), Crossfire (CNN), Small Town Security (AMC), Freakshow (AMC), Reckless (CBS), Dallas (TNT), Jennifer Falls (TV Land), Rush (USA), Mystery Girls (ABC Family), Gang Related (FOX), CeeLo Green’s The Good Life (TBS), The Wil Wheaton Project (Syfy), Sons of Guns (Discovery), Emerald City (NBC), Working the Engels (NBC), BAPs (Lifetime), and Betas (Amazon).
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.
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.
The Arsenio Hall Show (syndicated)
The late night talk show was renewed for a second season with the news being delivered on-air by Jay Leno. CBS Television later changed their mind and cancelled the show instead.
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.
The cable channel has cancelled the political discussion program for a second time.
Fish Hooks (Disney)
In September 2013, one of the show’s director’s reported that he’d delivered the last episode. The series finale aired the following April.
Good Luck Charlie (Disney Channel)
The house of mouse has decided that the series should end with season four.
Hello Ross (E!)
Ross Mathews’ series has been cancelled after two seasons but he’s not leaving the cable channel.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC)
The reality show was reported cancelled because the mother was dating a convicted child molester.
Judge Alex (syndicated)
The venerable court series has been cancelled after nine years on the air. New episodes air through August 2014.
The ratings for this (expensive) daytime talk show weren’t strong enough to justify a third season.
The Kudlow Report (CNBC)
The cable series is over after five years but host Larry Kudlow is staying on CNBC.
Less Than Kind (DirecTV )
The fourth season of this Canadian drama is the show’s last. There are 48 episodes.
The Pete Holmes Show (TBS)
A late-night talk show, this series won’t be back for a third season.
Piers Morgan Live (CNN)
After three years, the weeknight interview program has been cancelled by the cable news channel.
Rob Dyrdek Fantasy Factory (MTV)
The show came to a close after six seasons and 67 episodes on March 20, 2014.
Sam & Cat (Nickelodeon)
The show was very successful for the cable channel but backstage issues derailed plans for a second season and it was cancelled.
Showbiz Tonight (HLN)
The entertainment news program has been cancelled a couple weeks short of its ninth birthday.
Sons of Guns (Discovery Channel)
The series was cancelled after five seasons due to the star being charged with child molestation and rape.
Super Fun Night (ABC)
People may love Rebel Wilson but not enough of them stuck with this show. It’s done after 17 episodes.
The Test (syndicated)
A conflict resolution talk show, The Test has been cancelled after one season on the air.
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (FXX)
The new cable channel handed down its first cancellation notice to this late-night talker.
There won’t be a third season of Trisha Goddard’s talk show.
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.
Note: Unforgettable has been removed because it was revived by A&E. Community has been removed because it’s been picked up by Yahoo for season six. 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. Ripper Street has been removed because it was cancelled after two seasons but was later revived. Longmire has been removed because Netflix picked it up for a fourth season.
What do you think? Have any of your favorite shows been cancelled? Which ones are you sorry to see end?