Here’s a list of TV shows that aired (or are expected to air) during the 2016-17 season (roughly September 2016 through August 2017) and that also won’t be back for the 2017-18 season. Not finding a show that you believe has been cancelled? Check the 2015-16 season list or 2014-15 season list.
Most recent additions: Stitchers (Freeform), The Fox News Specialists (Fox News), Class (BBC America), The Last Tycoon (Amazon), Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon), Blood Drive (Syfy), Dark Matter (Syfy), Will (TNT), Gypsy (Netflix), Hooten & the Lady (The CW), Twin Peaks (Showtime), The New Celebrity Apprentice (NBC), @midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central), Pure (Hulu), So Cosmo (E!), Big Brother: Over the Top (CBS All Access), Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise (ABC), Episodes (Showtime), The Carmichael Show (NBC), Girlboss (Netflix), Prime Suspect: Tennison (PBS), and Downward Dog (ABC).
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.
@midnight with Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central)
After four seasons and 600 episodes, this late-night show came to an end by a mutual decision between Hardwick, Comedy Central, and the production company.
24: Legacy (FOX)
This action series had a great start (thanks to a Super Bowl lead-in) but the numbers dwindled as the weeks progressed. There may be another entry in the 24 saga at some point but this version is finished.
Bates Motel (A&E)
This series was renewed for seasons four and five in June 2015 with the producers having a specific idea of what they wanted to do in those episodes. It was later revealed that season five would be the end.
The network yanked this legal drama from its Wednesday night timeslot after just two episodes. The network hasn’t officially cancelled it but they certainly won’t be making a second season.
Duck Dynasty (A&E)
It was announced that season 11 is the final run for Robertson reality series but the family members may return in specials.
Secrets and Lies (ABC)
The ratings were pretty poor in its first season but ABC renewed this mystery drama for a second season anyway. The numbers got much worse in season two so, there won’t be a season three.
Switched at Birth (Freeform)
A teen/family drama, this show was renewed for a fifth season in October 2015. It was confirmed to be the final season in March 2016. The last episodes were delayed until 2017.
Teen Wolf (MTV)
Loosely based on the 1985 movie of the same name, this supernatural dramedy became very popular for the cable channel. It was announced in July 2016 that the sixth season would be the end.
The Vampire Diaries (The CW)
Based on a popular book series, this supernatural drama became the network’s most popular series. After years of declining ratings, it was announced that the show would end with a shortened eighth season.
What do you think? Have any of your favorite shows been cancelled? Which ones are you sorry to see end?