Saying Goodbye: TV Shows Canceled in 2024

Each year, TV fans face the heartbreak of their favorite series coming to an end. While some shows get a proper conclusion, others are abruptly canceled, leaving storylines unfinished and viewers unsatisfied. This year, the trend continues with a significant number of shows not returning, partly due to industry shifts and the impact of the Hollywood strikes. Here, we bid farewell to 36 notable series that will not be coming back in 2024.

1. American Born Chinese (Disney+)

When it premiered: May 24, 2023
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Ben Wang as Jin Wang
  • Michelle Yeoh as Guanyin
  • Yeo Yann Yann as Christine Wang
  • Chin Han as Simon Wang

Based on the graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, “American Born Chinese” brought to life a coming-of-age story infused with elements of fantasy and Chinese mythology. Despite its rich narrative and critical acclaim, the series struggled to capture a broad audience, leading to its cancellation after just one season. Fans who appreciated its unique cultural perspective and innovative storytelling are left hoping for a revival elsewhere.

2. Our Flag Means Death (Max)

When it premiered: March 3, 2022
Canceled after 2 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Rhys Darby as Stede Bonnet
  • Taika Waititi as Blackbeard
  • Ewen Bremner as Buttons
  • Joel Fry as Frenchie

This quirky comedy about a group of misfit pirates led by the aristocrat-turned-pirate Stede Bonnet (played by Rhys Darby) garnered a dedicated fanbase with its humorous take on historical events. “Our Flag Means Death” was praised for its witty dialogue and diverse characters. However, despite its charm and originality, the series couldn’t secure enough viewership to continue beyond its second season.

3. Schmigadoon! (Apple TV+)

When it premiered: July 16, 2021
Canceled after 2 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Cecily Strong as Melissa Gimble
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Josh Skinner
  • Alan Cumming as Mayor Menlove
  • Kristin Chenoweth as Mildred Layton

“Schmigadoon!” was a whimsical parody of Golden Age musicals, featuring a couple trapped in a magical town where life is a perpetual musical. With a stellar cast including Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key, the show offered a delightful blend of humor and nostalgia. Unfortunately, even with its creative premise and critical praise, “Schmigadoon!” didn’t manage to sustain a large audience, leading to its end after two seasons.

4. Rap Sh!t (Max)

When it premiered: July 21, 2022
Canceled after 2 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Aida Osman as Shawna
  • KaMillion as Mia
  • Jonica Booth as Chastity
  • Devon Terrell as Cliff

Created by Issa Rae, “Rap Sh!t” followed two estranged high school friends who reunite to form a rap group, aiming to make it big in the music industry. The series was lauded for its authentic portrayal of the music scene and female empowerment. Despite its fresh perspective and engaging storyline, “Rap Sh!t” couldn’t secure a third season, leaving fans wanting more of its dynamic characters and vibrant soundtrack.

5. Julia (Max)

When it premiered: March 31, 2022
Canceled after 2 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Sarah Lancashire as Julia Child
  • David Hyde Pierce as Paul Child
  • Bebe Neuwirth as Avis DeVoto
  • Brittany Bradford as Alice Naman

“Julia” brought to the screen the life and legacy of Julia Child, the beloved television chef who revolutionized American cooking. The show, starring Sarah Lancashire as Julia, was a heartfelt tribute to her impact on culinary arts and television. While the series resonated with fans of Julia Child and food enthusiasts, it ultimately concluded after two seasons, much to the disappointment of its loyal viewers.

6. Minx (Starz)

When it premiered: March 17, 2022
Canceled after 2 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Ophelia Lovibond as Joyce Prigger
  • Jake Johnson as Doug Renetti
  • Idara Victor as Tina
  • Lennon Parham as Shelly

Set in the 1970s, “Minx” centered on a young feminist (Ophelia Lovibond) who teams up with a low-rent publisher (Jake Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women. The series was praised for its humor, period-accurate setting, and progressive themes. Despite its critical acclaim and unique subject matter, “Minx” failed to attract a broad audience, leading to its cancellation after two seasons.

7. This Fool (Hulu)

When it premiered: August 12, 2022
Canceled after 2 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Chris Estrada as Julio Lopez
  • Frankie Quiñones as Luis
  • Laura Patalano as Esperanza
  • Michelle Ortiz as Maggie

“This Fool” followed Julio Lopez, a 30-year-old who still lives at home and works at a gang rehabilitation nonprofit. The show combined humor with poignant social commentary, earning praise for its relatable characters and cultural insights. Despite its positive reception, “This Fool” did not manage to garner a large enough viewership to continue beyond its second season.

8. Ratched (Netflix)

When it premiered: September 18, 2020
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Sarah Paulson as Nurse Mildred Ratched
  • Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson
  • Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs
  • Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket

A prequel to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Ratched” explored the origins of the infamous Nurse Mildred Ratched, played by Sarah Paulson. The show, created by Ryan Murphy, featured a visually stunning and darkly dramatic narrative. Despite its strong performances and high production values, “Ratched” did not secure a following substantial enough to warrant a second season, leaving many storylines unresolved.

9. Obliterated (Netflix)

When it premiered: November 20, 2023
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Nick Zano as Chad McKnight
  • Shelley Hennig as Ava Winters
  • Alyson Gorske as Lana
  • C. Thomas Howell as Haggerty

“Obliterated” was an action-comedy series about an elite special forces team that must save the world after partying too hard. The show promised a mix of high-octane action and humor, but it seems the formula didn’t resonate with enough viewers. As a result, “Obliterated” ended its run after a single season, leaving fans of action-comedies wanting more.

10. Secrets of Sulphur Springs (Disney Channel)

When it premiered: January 15, 2021
Canceled after 3 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Preston Oliver as Griffin Campbell
  • Kyliegh Curran as Harper Dunn
  • Elle Graham as Savannah Dillon
  • Madeleine McGraw as Zoey Campbell

This mystery-adventure series for younger audiences followed a family that moves into a supposedly haunted hotel, where the children discover a time-traveling portal. “Secrets of Sulphur Springs” captivated its target audience with its intriguing plot and supernatural elements. However, despite its initial success and three-season run, Disney Channel decided to conclude the series in 2024.

11. Wolf Pack (Paramount+)

When it premiered: January 26, 2023
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar as Kristin Ramsey
  • Rodrigo Santoro as Garrett Briggs
  • Armani Jackson as Everett Lang
  • Bella Shepard as Blake Navarro

“Wolf Pack,” based on the book series by Edo van Belkom, followed a group of teenagers who transform into werewolves after a California wildfire. The supernatural drama aimed to capture the young adult audience with its mix of horror and fantasy. Despite its engaging premise and dedicated fanbase, the series was unable to continue past its first season.

12. The Flight Attendant (Max)

When it premiered: November 26, 2020
Canceled after 2 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Kaley Cuoco as Cassie Bowden
  • Michiel Huisman as Alex Sokolov
  • Zosia Mamet as Annie Mouradian
  • T.R. Knight as Davey Bowden

Starring Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant” was a thriller-comedy about a flight attendant who wakes up next to a dead body and gets entangled in an international conspiracy. The series was praised for its suspenseful plot and Cuoco’s performance. Despite a successful run and critical acclaim, “The Flight Attendant” ended after two seasons, leaving fans to speculate on what might have happened next.

13. Tacoma FD (TruTV)

When it premiered: March 28, 2019
Canceled after 4 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Kevin Heffernan as Chief Terry McConky
  • Steve Lemme as Captain Eddie Penisi
  • Marcus Henderson as Granville “Granny” Smith
  • Eugene Cordero as Andy Myawani

A comedy series set in a firehouse in one of America’s rainiest cities, “Tacoma FD” offered a humorous take on the lives of firefighters. Created by members of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, the show was known for its irreverent humor and camaraderie among the cast. After four seasons of laughs, “Tacoma FD” concluded, much to the chagrin of its dedicated fanbase.

14. Evil (Paramount+)

When it premiered: September 26, 2019
Ending after 4 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Katja Herbers as Dr. Kristen Bouchard
  • Mike Colter as David Acosta
  • Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shakir
  • Michael Emerson as Leland Townsend

“Evil” explored the battle between science and religion, following a skeptical psychologist, a priest-in-training, and a tech expert as they investigate supernatural occurrences. The show was lauded for its smart writing, intriguing mysteries, and strong performances. Despite its popularity and critical acclaim, “Evil” will wrap up its story with its fourth season, giving fans a chance to see a conclusive end.

15. The Brothers Sun (Netflix)

When it premiered: January 4, 2024
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Justin Chien as Charles Sun
  • Michelle Yeoh as Mama Sun
  • Sam Song Li as Bruce Sun
  • Highdee Kuan as Grace Sun

“The Brothers Sun” centered on a Taipei gangster who must return to Los Angeles to protect his mother and brother after his father’s assassination. This crime drama offered a gripping narrative with strong performances but struggled to find a wide audience. Consequently, Netflix decided not to renew it beyond its first season, leaving viewers with just one season of this intriguing story.

16. Uncoupled (Netflix/Showtime)

When it premiered: July 29, 2022
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Neil Patrick Harris as Michael Lawson
  • Tuc Watkins as Colin McKenna
  • Tisha Campbell as Suzanne Prentiss
  • Brooks Ashmanskas as Stanley James

“Uncoupled” followed Michael, a newly single gay man in his mid-40s navigating the dating world in New York City after his long-term partner abruptly leaves him. With Neil Patrick Harris in the lead role, the show offered a blend of humor and heartfelt moments. Despite positive reviews and a strong start, “Uncoupled” was canceled after its first season, leaving fans wanting more.

17. Bupkis (Peacock)

When it premiered: May 4, 2023
Ending after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Pete Davidson as Himself
  • Edie Falco as Amy
  • Joe Pesci as Joe
  • Brad Garrett as Uncle Pete

“Bupkis” was a semi-autobiographical comedy series starring Pete Davidson, offering a heightened, fictionalized version of his real life. With a mix of humor and drama, and a notable cast including Joe Pesci and Edie Falco, the series drew attention but ultimately didn’t continue beyond its first season.

18. Death and Other Details (Hulu)

When it premiered: January 16, 2024
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Jessica Biel as Emma
  • Luke Evans as Detective Alan
  • Victoria Pedretti as Sarah
  • Omar Sy as Dr. Jerome

“Death and Other Details” was a mystery thriller following Emma, a woman who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation while uncovering dark secrets from her past. Despite a compelling storyline and strong performances, the series was canceled after one season, leaving viewers with unanswered questions.

19. Quantum Leap (NBC)

When it premiered: September 19, 2022
Canceled after 2 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Song
  • Caitlin Bassett as Addison Augustine
  • Ernie Hudson as Herbert “Magic” Williams
  • Mason Alexander Park as Ian Wright

A reboot of the classic sci-fi series, “Quantum Leap” followed Dr. Ben Song as he leaps through time, correcting historical mistakes. While it garnered a loyal fanbase and some positive reviews, the series struggled to match the success of its predecessor and was canceled after two seasons.

20. Red vs. Blue (Rooster Teeth)

When it premiered: April 1, 2003
Ending after 18 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Burnie Burns as Church
  • Gus Sorola as Simmons
  • Geoff Ramsey as Grif
  • Matt Hullum as Sarge

“Red vs. Blue,” a machinima series using the Halo game engine, has been a staple of internet culture for nearly two decades. Known for its humor, character dynamics, and innovative storytelling, the series is finally coming to an end after 18 seasons, leaving a lasting legacy in the realm of web series.

21. The Talk (CBS)

When it premiered: October 18, 2010
Ending after 15 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Sheryl Underwood
  • Amanda Kloots
  • Jerry O’Connell
  • Akbar Gbaja-Biamila

“The Talk” has been a daytime talk show staple, featuring a panel of hosts discussing current events, pop culture, and personal stories. After 15 seasons, CBS has decided to conclude the series, marking the end of an era for the popular talk show.

22. The Witcher (Netflix)

When it premiered: December 20, 2019
Ending after 5 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia
  • Anya Chalotra as Yennefer of Vengerberg
  • Freya Allan as Ciri
  • Joey Batey as Jaskier

Based on the book series by Andrzej Sapkowski, “The Witcher” has been a hit fantasy series following the monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. Despite its popularity and success, the series will conclude after its fifth season, with fans eagerly awaiting how the epic tale will wrap up.

23. Chad (TBS/The Roku Channel)

When it premiered: April 6, 2021
Canceled after 2 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Nasim Pedrad as Chad
  • Ella Mika as Niki
  • Saba Homayoon as Naz
  • Paul Chahidi as Hamid

“Chad” was a coming-of-age comedy series created by and starring Nasim Pedrad, focusing on a Persian-American teenage boy navigating high school. Despite its unique perspective and humor, the series was canceled after two seasons, leaving its fans wishing for more.

24. Constellation (Apple TV+)

When it premiered: February 21, 2024
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Noomi Rapace as Jo
  • Jonathan Banks as Dr. Bernard
  • Philip Glenister as Ray
  • Ana Ularu as Ana

“Constellation” was a psychological thriller series that followed Jo, a woman grappling with her fractured memories after a cosmic event. Despite its intriguing premise and strong performances, the show didn’t manage to secure a large enough audience, leading to its cancellation after one season.

25. CSI: Vegas (CBS)

When it premiered: October 6, 2021
Canceled after 3 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Paula Newsome as Maxine Roby
  • Matt Lauria as Josh Folsom
  • Mandeep Dhillon as Allie Rajan
  • William Petersen as Gil Grissom

“CSI: Vegas” brought back the iconic “CSI” franchise, focusing on a new team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas. While it retained the procedural elements that made the original a hit, the series was canceled after three seasons, ending the latest chapter in the CSI universe.

26. Extended Family (NBC)

When it premiered: December 23, 2023
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Jon Cryer as Bill
  • Abigail Spencer as Kate
  • Donald Faison as Nick
  • Emily Hampshire as Julie

“Extended Family” was a comedy-drama series about a blended family navigating life’s ups and downs. Despite a strong cast and relatable themes, the series was canceled after one season, not finding a broad enough audience to continue.

27. The Girls on the Bus (Max)

When it premiered: March 14, 2024
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Melissa Benoist as Sadie McGraw
  • Natasha Behnam as Lola
  • Christina Elmore as Kim
  • Brandon Scott as Ben

Based on a chapter from the book “Chasing Hillary” by Amy Chozick, “The Girls on the Bus” followed a group of female journalists covering a presidential campaign. Despite its timely themes and strong performances, the series was canceled after one season.

28. High School (Freevee)

When it premiered: October 14, 2022
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Railey Gilliland as Tegan Quin
  • Seazynn Gilliland as Sara Quin
  • Cobie Smulders as Simone
  • Kyle Bornheimer as Patrick

“High School” was a coming-of-age series based on the memoir by Tegan and Sara Quin, chronicling their teenage years. Despite its heartfelt story and positive reviews, the show was canceled after one season, leaving fans of the indie pop duo wanting more.

29. Housebroken (Fox)

When it premiered: May 31, 2021
Canceled after 2 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Lisa Kudrow as Honey
  • Clea DuVall as Elsa
  • Nat Faxon as Chief
  • Will Forte as Shel

“Housebroken” was an animated comedy that explored human dysfunction through the eyes of a group of neighborhood pets. With a star-studded voice cast, the series offered humor and heart but was ultimately canceled after two seasons.

30. NCIS: Hawai’i (CBS)

When it premiered: September 20, 2021
Canceled after 3 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant
  • Alex Tarrant as Kai Holman
  • Noah Mills as Jesse Boone
  • Yasmine Al-Bustami as Lucy Tara

“NCIS: Hawai’i” expanded the popular “NCIS” franchise to the Aloha State, focusing on a new team of agents. While it maintained the procedural drama and action of its predecessors, the series was canceled after three seasons, wrapping up its tropical investigations.

31. Primo (Freevee)

When it premiered: May 19, 2023
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Ignacio Diaz-Silverio as Rafa
  • Christina Vidal as Drea
  • Carlos Santos as Miguel
  • Johnny Rey Diaz as Mondo

“Primo” was a coming-of-age comedy based on the life of writer Shea Serrano, following a teenager growing up in a Mexican-American family in San Antonio. Despite its authentic portrayal and humor, the series was canceled after one season.

32. Scavengers Reign (Max)

When it premiered: October 19, 2023
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Wunmi Mosaku as Azi
  • Alia Shawkat as Ursula
  • Bob Balaban as Jim
  • Jack Quaid as Levi

“Scavengers Reign” was a sci-fi series set in a future where a group of people struggle to survive on an alien planet. Despite its intriguing premise and talented cast, the show did not manage to attract a large enough audience, leading to its cancellation after one season.

33. So Help Me Todd (CBS)

When it premiered: September 29, 2022
Canceled after 2 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Skylar Astin as Todd
  • Marcia Gay Harden as Margaret
  • Madeline Wise as Allison
  • Tristen J. Winger as Lyle

“So Help Me Todd” was a legal drama-comedy that followed a private investigator who starts working for his overbearing mother, a successful attorney. Despite its blend of humor and drama and strong performances, the series was canceled after two seasons.

34. The Other Black Girl (Hulu)

When it premiered: September 13, 2023
Canceled after 1 season.

Primary Cast:

  • Sinclair Daniel as Nella
  • Ashleigh Murray as Hazel
  • Garcelle Beauvais as Vera
  • Bellamy Young as Kendra Rae

Based on the novel by Zakiya Dalila Harris, “The Other Black Girl” was a thriller about a young editorial assistant who becomes suspicious of her new Black colleague. Despite its timely themes and critical acclaim, the show was canceled after one season.

35. Walker (The CW)

When it premiered: January 21, 2021
Canceled after 4 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Jared Padalecki as Cordell Walker
  • Lindsey Morgan as Micki Ramirez
  • Keegan Allen as Liam Walker
  • Mitch Pileggi as Bonham Walker

A reboot of the classic series “Walker, Texas Ranger,” “Walker” followed Cordell Walker as he returned home after a long undercover assignment. While it enjoyed a solid run and developed a loyal fanbase, the series was canceled after four seasons.

36. The Boys (Prime Video)

When it premiered: July 26, 2019
Ending after 5 seasons.

Primary Cast:

  • Karl Urban as Billy Butcher
  • Jack Quaid as Hughie Campbell
  • Antony Starr as Homelander
  • Erin Moriarty as Starlight

“The Boys” offered a dark and gritty take on the superhero genre, following a group of vigilantes taking on corrupt superheroes. Known for its intense action and social commentary, the series will conclude after its fifth season, leaving a significant impact on the genre.

Should I Watch These Canceled Shows?

Despite their untimely cancellations, many of these shows offer rich narratives, compelling characters, and unique perspectives. Whether you’re looking for a short binge or a series with unresolved mysteries to ponder, these titles are worth checking out. Their premature endings might be disappointing, but they still provide entertainment value and a glimpse into the diverse world of television storytelling.

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