Here’s a list of TV shows that aired (or are expected to air) during the 2019-20 season (roughly September 2019 through August 2020) but didn’t return for the 2020-21 season. Not finding a show that you believe has been cancelled? Check the 2020-21 season list or the 2018-19 season list. You can also check our status pages.
Most recent additions: Little Voice (Apple TV+), Cursed (Netflix), Counting On (TLC), Don’t (ABC), World of Dance (NBC), The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access), I May Destroy You (HBO), High Maintenance (HBO), At Home with Amy Sedaris (truTV), One Day at a Time (Pop TV), The Outsider (HBO), The Order (Netflix), Interrogation (CBS All Access), Castle Rock (Hulu), Brave New World (Peacock), Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix), Ink Master (Paramount), Battle of the Fittest Couples (Paramount), United We Fall (ABC), 68 Whiskey (Paramount Network), The Big Show Show (Netflix), Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love (Netflix), NOS4A2 (AMC), Altered Carbon (Netflix), I Am Not Okay with This (Netflix), Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (Showtime), Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix), White Lines (Netflix), E! News (E!), Pop of the Morning (E!), In the Room (E!), High Fidelity (Hulu), Siren (Freeform), Taskmaster (The CW), Briarpatch (USA Network), Kidding (Showtime), Katy Keene (The CW), Vagrant Queen (Syfy), and Council of Dads (NBC).
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.
Altered Carbon (Netflix)
After 250 years in suspended animation, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom — by solving a mind-bending murder. The show ran for two seasons and an anime prequel movie before being cancelled.
Born This Way (A&E)
Following the lives of adults with Down Syndrome, it was announced that this docuseries would end with a six-part short-form digital series and a one-hour holiday special series finale.
Cops (Paramount Network)
This venerable reality crime series ran for 25 seasons on FOX before moving to Spike TV (which became Paramount) in 2013. It was dropped by Paramount following protests calling for police reform.
Fuller House (Netflix)
A sequel to the Full House sitcom (1987-95), this family comedy series ends with its fifth season. The extended Tanner clan will say goodbye after a total of 13 total seasons. Will they return someday?
I May Destroy You (HBO)
Starring series creator Michaela Coel, this drama follows what happens after a young writer is given a drug and wakes up the next morning with gaps in her memory. It’s not expected to return for a second season.
Marvel’s Tigra & Dazzler Show (Hulu)
The show lost both its showrunner and writing staff and then, the streaming service cancelled its plans for this animated series about a super-powered tiger-woman and mutant who can convert sound vibrations into energy beams.
A multi-camera sitcom starring Jason Biggs and Maggie Lawson, this series followed parents trying to cope with having children who are geniuses. It ran for 10 episodes before being cancelled.
Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Starring Liev Schreiber, this drama series was abruptly dropped after eight seasons on the cable channel. Schreiber later said that he believed the series would have a resolution at some point.
A black comedy thriller series, this show follows a pair of former college sweethearts who reunite to fulfill a pact they made 17 years earlier. Though the cable channel designated the seventh episode as the “series finale“, the series creator hoped for a second season.
This fantasy drama series centers around the coastal town of Bristol Cove, Washington, which is known for legends of once being home to mermaids and mermen. It lasted for three seasons before being cancelled.
A musical drama about a diverse group of people in Los Angeles who are connected through “the music that lives inside their hearts and minds”, this series was cancelled after one season.
Will & Grace (NBC)
This sitcom was revived for a ninth season and was later renewed for seasons 10 and 11. The peacock network has decided that season 11 is the end (unless NBC decides to revive it again someday).
Note: Kids Say the Darndest Things (ABC) has been removed from this list because it’s been revived by CBS for a second season.
What do you think? Have any of your favorite shows been cancelled? Which ones are you sorry to see end?