TV Shows Canceled Too Soon In 2018

It’s that time of the year where television networks decide what gets renewed and what gets canceled, and on social media, we all let out a slew of sorrowful tweets as we commemorate the loss of our favorite television series. This year has been a troubling one to say the least as one of the best comedies and best sci-fi series were both canceled.

Almost as an “in memoriam,” we are taking a look at shows canceled in 2018 that were taken way too soon from us. These shows were canceled because of low viewership, budgeting, or to make room for new shows. Or it could possibly be because a series which aired originally on ABC and starred Tim Allen was picked up by another network, which would literally make the series the “Last Man Standing” as far as sitcoms go on Fox.

Throughout the year, we’ll keep this list updated with shows that deserve a second chance as they get canceled this year. Luckily, some of these canceled shows may find new life on streaming service or other networks. Hours after Brooklyn Nine-Nine got the axe, Hulu, Netflix, TBS, and NBC reached out to producers. As of this writing, none of these series have new homes, but it’s wishful thinking.

Last Man On Earth (Fox)

Number of seasons: 4

First aired: March 1, 2015

Fox’s post-apocalyptic comedy just wrapped up its fourth season and got canceled days later. Will Forte starred as a man who believed he was the last person on Earth after a virus seemingly kills everyone on the planet. He quickly discovers another survivor, played by Kristen Schaal, and the two can barely stand each other.

Episodes available for steaming on Hulu.

The Expanse (Syfy)

Number of seasons: 3

First aired: December 14, 2015

Right in the middle of its third season, Syfy announced that The Expanse is coming to an end this June. The science-fiction series took place 200 years in the future where tensions arise between the colonies on Mars and those living on Earth. A detective, played by Thomas Jane, is tasked with finding a missing woman. However, others slowly realize she is part of a larger conspiracy.

The Mick (Fox)

Number of seasons: 2

First aired: January 1, 2017

Kaitlin Olson plays an irresponsible woman who has to take care of her niece and nephew in Connecticut after their parents were arrested by the FBI for tax evasion. If you’re a fan of Olson’s work on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, you’ll really enjoy this show.

Both seasons of The Mick are available on Hulu.

Once Upon A Time (ABC)

Number of seasons: 7

First aired: October 23, 2011

Once Upon A Time takes place in Storybrooke, Maine where the residents are actually characters from fairy tales who have been magically transported to the town with no memories of their previous life. The world slowly starts to unravel from there.

Seasons 1-6 are available on Netflix, and all seasons are available on Hulu.

The Path (Hulu)

Number of seasons: 3

First aired: March 30, 2016

Hulu’s original series The Path just wrapped up its third season only to get canceled by the streaming service. The show followed a religious group–which bordered on being a cult–that slowly tears a family apart, while the group itself starts to unravel because of corruption and foul play.

The series is available on Hulu.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

Number of seasons: 5

First aired: September 17, 2013

Fox’s comedy series followed the day-to-day life of the 99th Precinct in the NYPD. The series starred Andy Samburg, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti, and Melissa Fumero. Because the show had a loyal fanbase, there is currently an outcry on the internet. The series may not be done for good, as other networks, like NBC and Netflix, have been reaching out to producers.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is available on Hulu.

Lucifer (Fox)

Number of seasons: 3

First aired: January 25, 2016

Fox canceled Lucifer days before its season–now series–finale. The show was loosely based on the Vertigo comic series of the same name, which followed Lucifer, the devil, as he lives in Los Angeles and becomes a consultant to the LAPD. It was a quirky police procedural with a supernatural twist.

The series is available on Hulu.

The Exorcist (Fox)

Number of seasons: 2

First aired: September 23, 2016

The Fox series was a sequel to the original 1973 film of the same name. It followed Catholic priests who investigate a family that was being terrorized by a demon.

Both seasons are available on Hulu.

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