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Which shows were cancelled in 2018? What shows chose this year to announce their future exit? 

Here’s a list of the top titles from ABC, CBS and Fox, NBC, NBC, Netflix, and others. Some shows were cancelled, while others ended on a high note. Others have chosen to announce future departures this year.

For example, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The comedy, starring Rachel Brosnahan and aired for a fifth season on February 17, 2022. The finale air dates were not yet announced as of October 2022.

“Stranger Things”


When the Duffer brothers originally conceived of the sci-fi horror show “Stranger Things”, they had a whole story in mind. Instead of prolonging the show’s life, the showrunners declared in 2022 that the fifth and final season would be the show’s last.

The fourth season aired on 2022, and season five filming still hasn’t started, so it’s probable that the final season will air sometime around 2024.

“The Handmaid’s Tale”


The fifth season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which began airing in September 2022, was its fifth. Hulu also announced that there would be one more season of its hit show about a dystopian future under Christian totalitarian rule —based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood — and that the sixth season would be its last.

Pre-production is ongoing for the final season, which will air in late 2023 or early 2024.


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Riverdale fans may be disappointed to hear that the series will end after a seventh season. The announcement was made by The CW in May 2022.

The show, which is based upon the Archie Comics series, is a horror-crime teen drama that debuted in 2017. Devoted fans are already asking: Will Archie Andrews get married to Betty? 

“The Flash”

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The CW’s flagship show “Riverdale”, however, is not the only one facing its end. “The Flash,” the CW’s flagship show, will air its ninth season in the first quarter of next year.

The show, which is based on DC Comics’ superhero character, began in 2014. Fans speculated that the ninth series might be the last. Grant Gustin signed an exclusive renewal contract in January 2022, which was only good for one-year. 

It was confirmed by the network on August 20, 2022.



The beloved, often surreal-seeming creation of actor/writer/visionary Donald Glover followed two friends as they navigated the Atlanta rap scene.

It is expected that its fourth and final season will bow in 2022.

“His Dark Materials”


Based on Philip Pullman’s hit series, this fantasy transports viewers to a world where humans are conceived with “daemon” companion animals who are magically tethered and tethered.

The third and final installation will be completed in November 2022.

“The Umbrella Academy”


Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy”, a Netflix original, is based on Gerard Way, the lead singer of My Chemical Romance. The sibling drama of superhero siblings was launched in 2019.

The showrunners announced that season four, which has not yet been released, would be the last. This was according to Steve Blackman’s original vision. Netflix has the rights to the comics. This means that other series based on “The Umbrella Academy”, might be in the future.

“The Time Traveler’s Wife.”


Rose Leslie was the star of this sci-fi romance drama. Her PR campaign was so successful that she was featured on Harper’s Bazaar’s cover. Steven Moffat, the creator of the rebooted “Doctor Who” series, wrote the script.

The showrunner’s star power and the press didn’t help. It was cancelled on July 20, 2022.

“Derry Girls”


Filmed in Northern Ireland, and inspired by events during The Troubles, this teen comedy has become a tourist attraction. The series has been discovered by American fans via Netflix.

The final and third season aired on Netflix October 20, 222.

“Better Call Saul”


Bob Odenkirk’s legal-slash family drama is a spinoff of the hugely successful “Breaking Bad,” which ended back in 2013. Now it’s Saul’s time to say goodbye.

The sixth and final season ended August 2022.



It’s official: The CBS legal drama “Bull”, which aired its sixth season, was its last. 

The announcement was made by series star Michael Weatherly via Twitter. The finale aired on May 5.

“The Flight Attendant”


In 2020, “The Flight Attendant,” began airing on HBO Max. The future of many HBO Max shows that are part WarnerMedia, such as “The Flight Attendant”, was uncertain after the Warner Brothers/Discovery merger. There are no plans for a third season at this time.

However, it’s not just about the merger. Kaley Cuoco (star’s lead) has not signed on for a third season. In InterviewsShe has been unsure if she will return for a third season. Her pregnancy It may not happen anytime soon, but it could be in October 2022.

“Locke & Key”


This dark fantasy series features a family searching for a mysterious new home. It was inspired by a comic book series of the exact same name. The series was co-developed by Carlton Cuse (of “Lost”) fame.

The third and final season aired August 2022.



This sitcom was created by “SNL” veteran Kenan Thomspon, who played a widowed stepdad/morning talk-show host.

After two seasons, the show was cancelled in May 2022.

“This Is Us”


Since March 2021, NBC melodrama fans have known about the show’s final season. 

“This Is Us,” said goodbye in May 2022.



This was the last year that you could see new episodes of the classic PBS cartoon.

“Arthur’ is the longest-running animated series of kids. It is known to teach kindness, empathy, and inclusion,” Carol Greenwald, executive producer, stated in a statement sent to CBS News. She also announced that the 25th Season of “Arthur”, would be its final. The final episode of “Arthur” was broadcast on February 21st, 2022. It revealed the future for D.W. and his friends. 


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Many of these fervent fans may have already binged the first season of this thrilling thriller series, which stars Jason Bateman & Laura Linney.

The final batch of episodes will be available on Netflix April 29, 2022.

“The Walking Dead.”

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Horror fans have enjoyed this series through 11 seasons and several spinoffs.

The second half was aired February 20, 2022.

“Killing Eve”

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This British thriller was discovered by American audiences via BBC America in 2018.

The fourth and final season aired in February 2022.

“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”


Late-night TV has been cut by network executives. “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” is no exception. TBS announced in July 2022 that the show would be cancelled after seven seasons.

Samantha Bee first made headlines as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, then she gained her own late-night series on TBS.

“Gentleman Jack”


“Gentleman Jack,” a fictionalized version of Anne Lister, a historical figure best known for her coded diary entries in which she discussed her many lesbian issues. It premiered in 2019 as a co-production between BBC and HBO — but HBO announced in 2022 it was dropping out after the second season, and would not produce a third.

The series is currently in limbo.

“Black Monday”

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The third season of the Don Cheadle-led period drama ended in August 2021. 

Showtime announced its cancellation in January. 

“The Wendy Williams Show.”

The Wendy Williams Show

Debmar-Mercury is the distributor of “The Wendy Williams Show” and has announced that it will end its 14th season. New episodes are expected to air on Fox until the fall.

The show’s slot is being replaced by “Sherri”, a new talk-show hosted by Sherri Shepherd.

“The Ellen DeGeneres show”

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The talk show’s nineteenth season was expected in spring 2022. It was to be its last.

Viewership of DeGeneres’ NBC programming has been on the decline, in part due to allegations of Unsafe work environmentThis includes employee intimidation and racist behavior. 

“Ellen’s Game of Games”

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This one-hour series of four seasons on NBC will end after four seasons. It features supersized versions of some popular games from “The Ellen DeGeneres show”.

January 2022 saw the end of the show.



A graphic novel inspired a memorable, dystopian movie. This film then spawned a series featuring Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, and others.

It was announced that the fourth season of The Amazing Race would be its last in June 2022.

“Peaky Blinders”

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The BBC One historical drama’s sixth and final season was due to debut in the U.K. on February 27. 

American fans can view the final season in June.

“Queen Sugar”


Oprah Winfrey’s network cancelled the drama last year, but there will still be a final season.

The seventh and final season is expected to be shot and air sometime in 2022.

“The Endgame”


Fans of Morena Baccarin were delighted to see her play Elena Federova, a criminal mastermind who is clever and devious enough that she coordinates a series bank heists while being held in federal custody.

Her star power could not save the series. The series was cancelled in May 2022, after only one season.

“Cooking with Paris”


The first season “Cooking With Paris” is also its last. 

The Netflix show featured six episodes of celebrity guests like Kim Kardashian West. It was canceled in January 2022.


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The third season premiered on Apple TV+ in January 2022. 

A fourth season is on the way, but it won’t be the last.

“Better Things”

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Comic Louis C.K. This dramedy was co-created by Comic Louis C.K.

The fifth and final season of the series was scheduled to debut February 28, 2022.

“Another Life”


The Netflix sci-fi series features Selma Blair, Katee Sackhoff, and Selma Blair. It premiered in 2019.

After its second season, it was cancelled this year.

“Work in Progress.”

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Co-executive-produced by Lilly Wachowski, this semi-autobiographical series was co-created by, and stars, Abby McEnany.

Showtime cancelled the series after two seasons in January 2022.

“Search Party”

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The fifth and final season premiered on January 7, 2022.

John Early and Alia Shikat are part of the ensemble cast.

“A Discovery of Witches”

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This British fantasy was born from a trilogy of books whose first installment had the same name.

The series, originally broadcast in Britain by Sky Max, is now available for streaming on Amazon.


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This series lasted just three episodes despite an iconic DC superhero at its heart (and not one, but two women trying their hardest in the lead roles),

After three seasons, the finale aired on March 2, after which it was rebroadcast.

“Never Have I Ever”


Mindy Kaling created this teen comedy series with Lang Fisher. It has been a huge success for Netflix. Netflix executives announced that the fourth and final season had been filmed in March 2022, long before the third season aired.

The showrunners made the decision, and not Netflix. The series will be ended with Devi Vishwakumar finishing high school. The creators of the show stated they wanted to end it now, rather that changing the setting while the characters go to college.

“Wu Tang: An American Saga.”


This story tells the fictional story of Wu-Tang Clan’s formation.

The series was renewed in November 2021 to air the final season.

“I know what you did last summer”

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Horror fans will recognize this name. It’s the exact same name as a 1973 novel, and an entire film franchise.

This Amazon Prime Video series ended after eight episodes. It was cancelled in January 2022.

“Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol.”


Based on the Dan Brown novel, the thriller series is called “The Dan Brown Novel”.

Peacock ended the series after 10 episodes and one season. It was cancelled in January 2022.

“Grace & Frankie”

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Seven seasons ago, two women’s worlds were turned upside-down when Robert and Sol, their husbands announced that they were in a relationship. 

The seventh and final season aired on August 13, 2021. There were four episodes. Another 12 episodes were planned for April 2022.

“Dead To me”


This Netflix series features two grieving women who bond over therapy.

It is expected that the third and final season will return sometime in 2022, despite being delayed by the pandemic.


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Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson lead this family comedy.

ABC renewed the series for a eighth and final season. It premiered on January 4, 2022.

“The Doctor Oz Show”

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This syndicated talk program was once one of the most popular daytime TV shows in America. However it faced growing criticism for its advice that was not supported by published studies. 

The final episode aired on January.


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This dishy drama stars Niecy Nah as a nail salon owner, who along with her colleagues, creates a money-laundering plan.

The final episode aired on February 6.


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Kat Dennings stars in the role of a woman who is dumped by her boyfriend and must find a way back into the world female friendships. 

After its February finale, the show was cancelled in May.

“Legends of Tomorrow.”


This DC series combines time travel with superheroes.

After seven seasons, it was finally ended in March 2022.

“Flip or Flop”


Christina Hall and Tarek Al Moussa turned their homes in this fast-paced reality series.

The formerly married couple were divorced in March 2022 after 10 seasons.

“Raised by Wolves.”


Two androids, simply Father and Mother, try their best to raise human kids on a distant planet.

After two seasons, the show was cancelled in June 2022.

“Love, Victor”

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Victor, a recently out-of-the closet, enters his third year of high school in season two of Hulu’s teen drama.

The GLAAD Media Awards nominated Season 1 of the Hulu series Outstanding Comedy Series for 2021.

“The Expanse”


This sprawling space story of political intrigue, mysterious alien artifacts and political intrigue lasted six seasons between Syfy & Amazon.

The finale was launched in January 2022.

“After Life”


Comedy legend Ricky Gervais directed, wrote and starred as this dark British comedy series. 

Tony Johnson, the main character, contemplates suicide following the death of his wife. But instead, he decides to take up a new hobby: Punishing others for her death. 

The show’s final and third season ended in January 2022.

“Kevin Can F**k Himself”


It was announced in 2021 that the dark comedy “Kevin Can F**k Himself” would end after a second and final season, per AMC.

The second season ended on August 20, 2022. 

“Space Force”


Star-studded cast including Steve Carell and John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, and Ben Schwartz couldn’t save this silly series which received mixed reviews at the start.

It was cancelled in April 2022 after two seasons.

“The Last Kingdom”


This British series was inspired by Saxon history and aired on Netflix for five season.

The last installment was posted in March 2022. However, if you love the series, there is good news: A feature-length follow-up is reportedly in development.

“Made for Love”


HBO Max aired the second season of this sci-fi drama starring Cristin Milioti.

It lasted two seasons before it was cancelled in June 2022.



Nearly 30 years later, the Carringtons re-enacted their prime time machinations on the small screen in 2017. 

The reboot lasted five seasons before the finale in September 2022.



John Singleton, a late filmmaker, co-created this gritty crime series in Los Angeles.

FX announced that the series would be renewed for a sixth and final year in April 2022.

“Animal Kingdom”


This series was inspired in part by the gritty Australian crime film “Family” and ran for six season.

Its final season premiered June 2022.

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