There are many TV shows across different networks and streaming platforms, which people tune in to watch. However, several shows get canceled each season either because the series did not have high ratings or simply it is time to end the show.
Either way, TV audiences are what drive shows and can determine how long a series can run on television and streaming platforms. There are some TV shows which have just recently been cancelled or will soon be off the air.
So buckle up as we present the 25 TV shows which have either been or soon will be canceled.
25. Spinning Out
This drama is about a female figure skater who gets sidelined from her Olympic dreams due to an injury and decides to partner with a bad-boy figure skater as they harbor altering secrets.
Although the series attempted to tackle mental illness in a nuanced way, the show did not get high ratings and was canceled after one season.
24. The Rook
This intense spy drama based on a novel, by the same name, had high expectations when it was released.
Despite the expectations, the show had low ratings and would be immediately canceled after only one season.
Kal Penn stars in the series as a newly elected councilman. However, instead of helping the people who elected him, he is seduced by the dirty side of politics.
Although there was a lot of hype around the show, it had low ratings and would be canceled after only one season on air.
This legal series, which stars Robin Givens as a ruthless legal attorney, aired on Oprah Winfrey's channel known as OWN.
However, it did not get high ratings and the show was removed from Oprah’s network after only one season.
This series stars Debby Ryan, who is bullied for her weight and has her mouth wired shut after being assaulted. After losing weight, she begins exacting revenge on bullies.
However, the show was controversial from the beginning and there was even a petition wanting the show to be removed. As expected, the series was canceled after two seasons.
This comedy series is about a single mother and bartender whose rich sister and brother-in-law have to move into her house after his father cuts them off.
Although the show had great potential, it was canceled after only one season on the air as a result of low ratings.
19. Single Parents
This series is a single-camera sitcom about a group of single parents who have small children and show what their activities look like.
Despite airing on ABC and enjoying initial success, the show’s ratings were not consistent and was canceled after two seasons.
18. Next in Fashion
This fashion competition series would see designers fight for a grand prize and sell their designs at luxury retail sight Net-a-Porter.
Despite the hype and expectations, the show did obtain high ratings and would be canceled after only one season.
This comedy, which stars Jason Biggs, is about a blue-collar family whose children are known as certified geniuses.
Despite the expectations, the show received very low ratings and was immediately canceled after only a season.
This series aired on the ABC network and is a high school comedy, which is a direct spin-off of the show The Goldbergs.
However, despite the high expectations, the series did not have great ratings or interest among the TV audience, and was canceled after two seasons.
15. Kids Say the Darndest Things
The famous comedy show hosted by Bill Cosby was rebooted, with the new series being hosted by actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish.
However, the show did not receive the high ratings it had expected to get and would be canceled after only one season.
This drama, which is based on Stephanie Danler’s best-selling novel, had a great first season and was renewed for another one.
However, despite high expectations, the second season would be disappointing, and the show was immediately canceled.
This twisted comedy stars Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman who get hired at a multi-national corporation where they do most of the work.
Although the series had high expections, the show did not have consistent ratings since airing and was canceled after three seasons.
The series is a legal drama which stars Billy Bob Thornton as an attorney who takes on an aerospace giant, which is defended by a powerful law firm.
Although the show has had consistent ratings and success since airing, the series would be canceled after four seasons.
11. Future Man
This sci-fi comedy series stars Josh Hutcherson as an underachieving janitor whose world is rocked when he is needed to save the planet.
Although the show enjoyed initial success, its ratings have not been consistent, and the series was canceled after three seasons on the air.
10. Fuller House
Netflix rebooted the famous ‘90s sitcom, Full House, and the new modernized version enjoyed great ratings and success.
However, despite the show being great in its new version, the show would be canceled after five seasons.
9. Man With a Plan
The series stars former Friends actor, Matt LeBlanc, who plays a contractor who must take charge of his house after his wife gets a job.
Although the show enjoyed great ratings and success, CBS decided to cancel the series after being on the air four seasons.
8. Henry Danger
This child comedy series was on Nickelodeon and it was about an action pack superhero fighting crime and helping those in need.
However, despite having consistent ratings and enjoying great success, it was canceled after being on the air five seasons.
This drama series stars Niecy Nash as the owner of a nail salon. With her staff, which includes Carrie Peston and Karrueche Tran, they get involved in a life of crime.
Although the series has had great ratings and success, the show would be canceled after being on the air for four seasons.
6. The Magicians
This fantasy series, which is based on a novel, follows students at an elite university who teach other students to be magicians.
Although the show aired five seasons on the SYFY channel and enjoyed great ratings, it was decided that the show would be canceled.
This historical drama enjoyed great ratings and success from the beginning, but has been canceled after six seasons on the History Channel.
However, there are talks about making a potential spin-off series of some sort, but nothing has been confirmed about when it could air.
4. Ray Donovan
The drams aired on Showtime and starred Liev Shrieber as the main character whose role was to fix the problems of some of the most powerful people.
However, despite having great ratings and success, the series was abruptly canceled after being on the air seven seasons.
3. The Affair
This show is a provocative and dramatic series which explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship of all the people involved.
It had great ratings as the audience enjoyed seeing this psychological drama but would be canceled after five seasons.
2. Bojack Horseman
This satirical cartoon series, which is about a wash-up actor with an anthropomorphic horse planning his return, has appeared on several “best animated TV shows ever” rankings.
Despite being an Emmy-winning series and having great ratings, the show was canceled by Netflix after six seasons on air.
1. Strike Back
This show was on Cinemax and scripted as a drama where a covert special ops group fought criminal and terrorist activity.
However, after being on the air for eight seasons, which saw great ratings and success, Cinemax decided to cancel the series.