For richer or poorer, better or worse, there’s a whole whack of stuff getting cancelled, as platforms find newer, shinier shows to spend their subscribers’ money on. Here’s a list of shows cancelled in 2020.
Modern Family. After a great 10 year run it’s so long now.
Homeland. Another staple that received a lot of awards, but has lost its place.
The Big Bang Theory. Since 2007 the gang have brought us plenty of nerdy laughs, but maybe the lead wanting to move on brought this around early.
Suits. Another highly rated show that won’t be back anytime soon.
The Good Place. From 2016 the inter-dimensional comedy fades to limbo.
Last Call with Carson Daly. Poorly rated talk show but a long run.
Criminal Minds. From 2015, many are sad to see this one go. The psychological crime drama hits the brakes.
Orange is the New Black. Another show with a great fan base sad to see it go.
Vikings. Pillaging their way through the schedules since 2013, the show is beached this year.
Lucifer. This was dropped by Fox and picked up by Netflix last year, but various factors send him back to hell this year.
Hawaii 5-0. Rebooted, but now booted.
Ray Donovan. Another crime series bites the dust.
Deputy. Probably due to the pandemic, the Stephen Dorf series had potential.
God Friended Me. Existential comedy fades away after 2 seasons
Broad City. Cancelled comedy after 5 seasons.
Mr Robot. Highly acclaimed and concluded satisfactorily, this show seemed planned to finish here.
Messiah. Netflix original that courted controversy in a thrilling high concept story that should have got another run.
Will and Grace. Comedy cancelled, again.
How to Get Away with Murder. Comes to an end this year.
Arrow. The daddy of all CW shows comes to a crisis point and ends this year.
Supernatural. Long-running scary fantasy drama runs out of ectoplasm.
V Wars. Has it’s fans, but not coming back.
October Faction. High concept comic book adaptation falls at the first hurdle.
She-Ra and the Princess of Power. De-animated.
The Magicians. The trick was to get renewed.
Marvel’s Howard The Duck and Tigra and Dazzler. More comic book fatalities that didn’t make it off the ground.
Anne with an E. Period drama with a pedigree fails to ignite the screen.
Marvel’s Runaways. Didn’t make the finish line.
The 100. Ending on Episode 100. Genius.
The Affair. Splits up after Season 5.
AJ and The Queen. 10 episodes and done.
Bojack Horseman. Six seasons is a good run for this animated series.
The End of the F@@@ing World. Brilliant but ending after Season 2.
Limetown. Disappointing Stanley Tucci drama only got 10 episodes.
Madame Secretary. Finishing after 6 seasons.
The Man In The High Castle. Ending after 4 seasons, unless you can find it in an alternate universe.
Preacher. Cancelled after 4 seasons. Go read the comics.
Soundtrack. Shut down after 1 season, it’s hard to make musicals work.
Spinning Out. 10 episodes of ice skating drama. Quite niche.
Any of your favorite shows cancelled in 2020? Let us know your thoughts
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Louie Fecou reviews films, tv shows and comics for Ready Steady Cut, HC Movie Reviews and We Have A Hulk. He currently runs his own business in between watching films.