Here’s a list of TV shows that aired (or are expected to air) during the 2018-19 season (roughly September 2018 through August 2019) but won’t be back for the 2019-20 season. Not finding a show that you believe has been cancelled? Check the 2017-18 season list or the 2019-20 season list. You can also check our status pages.
Most recent additions: Arrested Development (Netflix), The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix), The Venture Bros. (Adult Swim), Million Dollar Mile (CBS), Knightfall (History), Turn Up Charlie (Netflix), The Rook (Starz), The Paynes (OWN), Mindhunter (Netflix), Sweetbitter (Starz), Reef Break (ABC), Strange Angel (CBS All Access), Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Netflix), BH90210 (FOX), Pearson (USA Network), The InBetween (NBC), Lodge 49 (AMC), Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (Freeform), The Guest Book (TBS), Grand Hotel (ABC), Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform), No Good Nick (Netflix), Frontier (Netflix), American Princess (Lifetime), Saturday Night Politics (MSNBC), and The Detour (TBS).
This list will be updated so feel free to bookmark and check back. If I’ve missed something, please let me know.
Broad City (Comedy Central)
This comedy series follows the lives of Ilana and Abbi, two young Jewish-American women, who are making their way in New York City. It was announced that season five would be the end.
Busy Tonight (E!)
A late-night talk show, this series debuted in October 2018. In May 2019, host Busy Philipps revealed that the series had been cancelled but she hopes to find a new home for the series.
Co-creator Jenni Konner has indicated that there are no plans to make a second season and, she and co-creator Lena Dunham are committed to making their own projects. It did not do well in the ratings so, it seems doubtful that HBO would be itching for a second season anyway.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
A romantic musical dramedy series, this Rachel Bloom series defied odds and was repeatedly renewed, despite low ratings. It was announced that Rebecca Bunch’s (Bloom) story would come to a close with season four.
This drama series follows a world-class thief who, after being released from prison, is pulled back into a life of crime. It was cancelled after one season as the cable channel stops making original TV series.
Marvel’s Iron Fist (Netflix)
The martial-arts hero series was dropped after two short seasons. It’s the first of Netflix’s Marvel series to be cancelled by Netflix but the show could continue when Disney makes their own streaming service.
Marvel’s The Punisher (Netflix)
Following the streamer’s cancellation of other Marvel series, it was no surprise that this one was dropped. Season two was released in January 2019 and there won’t be a third season.
Million Dollar Mile (CBS)
Hosted by Tim Tebow with play-by-play commentary from Matt “Money” Smith and Maria Taylor, this game show gave contestants a chance to win $1,000,000. The show was pulled after four episodes and the remaining installments were burned off over the summer.
The Paynes (OWN)
A spin-off of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, this comedy ran for one season of 38 episodes. House of Payne was later revived on BET with the original cast, essentially cancelling the spin-off.
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television (YouTube)
This comedy series follows Hansen (Veronica Mars) as a fictional version of himself helping homicide detectives bring felons to justice. It lasted two seasons and 16 episodes.
Tanked (Animal Planet)
After 15 seasons, Animal Planet decided that the series had come “to a natural end“. The channel maintains that the show ending is unrelated to a domestic violence dispute between co-host Wayde King and his wife.
Transparent (Prime VideoAmazonPrime Video)
This drama series follows the various journeys of the Pfefferman family. It’s been announced that season five is the end but it’s uncertain what form that will take.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
The streaming service decided to break up the fourth and final season into two parts. There’s talk of wrapping up the series with a movie.
The Venture Bros. (Adult Swim)
This animated series aired its final episode aired in October 2018 but the creator didn’t confirm the cancellation until 2020. The cable channel says that they’d like to continue the adventures of the Venture family in some form.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (syndicated)
This game show was cancelled after 17 years in first-run syndication. Meredith Vieira (2002–13), Cedric the Entertainer (2013–14), Terry Crews (2014–15), and Chris Harrison (2015-19) each hosted the syndicated program.
Note: Homeland has been removed from this list because it won’t air until the 2019-20 season.
What do you think? Have any of your favorite shows been cancelled? Which ones are you sorry to see end?