Every TV Show That Has Been Canceled in 2018 (So Far)

In terms of television cancellations, 2018 has been an absolute bloodbath. As usual, tons of new shows, from Alex Inc. to Rise, bombed hard and didn’t make it to a second season. But in addition to these cases, this year has also seen the untimely and unexpected end of a bunch of shows with fairly passionate fanbases, from Shadowhunters to Timeless.

The good news is that these days, when a show is canceled, there’s always a chance another network will pick it up; that’s already happened to a few this year, the most prominent being Brooklyn Nine-Nine. There was also Roseanne, which was canceled but then continued as a spinoff, The Conners, without the lead characters.

Now that we’re heading into the fall television season, let’s round up all of the cancellations that have taken place in 2018 so far, dividing them up by network. Note: this list was last updated on August 23rd, 2018.


The Mayor | ABC

  • Alex Inc.
  • The Crossing
  • Deception
  • Designated Survivor
  • Inhumans
  • Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
  • The Mayor
  • Roseanne (later given a spin-off, The Conners)
  • Ten Days in the Valley
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Quantico

Next: Fox has canceled a bunch of shows, including one that was later given a two-hour movie to wrap things up. 


Wayward Pines | Fox

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (later picked by NBC)
  • The Exorcist
  • Ghosted
  • Great News
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Lucifer
  • The Mick
  • Timeless (later picked up for a two-hour movie)
  • Wayward Pines


Next: NBC canceled these shows, including a comedy from a beloved writer.


A man holding a gun up to his face in a promo shot for NBC's Taken prequel series

Taken | NBC

  • The Brave
  • Champions
  • Great News
  • Rise
  • Taken

Next: CBS has canceled eight shows so far.  


Kevin James sits at a table with a beer

Kevin Can Wait | CBS

  • 9JKL
  • Code Black
  • Kevin Can Wait
  • Living Biblically
  • Me, Myself & I
  • Scorpion
  • Superior Donuts
  • Wisdom of the Crowd

Next: Netflix has already gotten rid of several shows, including one that didn’t even premiere that long ago. 


Maria Bamford in Lady Dynamite

Lady Dynamite | Netflix

  • The Break with Michelle Wolf
  • Disjointed
  • Everything Sucks
  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale
  • Lady Dynamite
  • Seven Seconds

Next: This streaming service has canceled some comedies as well.


Kathryn Hahn and Kevin Bacon stand and look at each other

I Love Dick | Amazon

  • The Dangerous Book for Boys
  • I Love Dick
  • Jean-Claude Van Johnson
  • Mozart in the Jungle
  • One Mississippi

Next: This other streaming service has canceled three shows in 2018.


Chance | Hulu

  • Chance
  • The Path
  • Shut Eye

Next: Showtime canceled two comedies so far this year. 


Dice | Showtime

  • Dice
  • White Famous

Next: HBO canceled this show from a highly popular creator.


Here and Now

Here and Now | HBO

  • Here and Now

Next: This show had a cult following but was still canceled after three seasons.


Ash vs. Evil Dead

Ash vs. Evil Dead | Starz

  • Ash vs. Evil Dead 

Next: TNT canceled a show with a fairly loyal fanbase.


The Librarians

The Librarians | TNT

  • The Last Ship
  • The Librarians

Next: Four USA shows won’t get another season.


Damnation | USA

  • Colony
  • Damnation
  • Falling Water
  • Shooter

Next: This is another show that was canceled but is now seeking a new home.

Paramount Network

The Shannara Chronicles | MTV

  • The Shannara Chronicles

Next: This network has canceled five shows, some of which were fairly popular.


The Fosters

The Fosters | Freeform

  • Beyond
  • Famous in Love
  • The Fosters
  • Shadowhunters
  • Young & Hungry

Next: E! canceled two shows this year.


The Royals

The Royals | E!

  • The Arrangement
  • The Royals

Next: The CW canceled two low-rated shows in May.

The CW

Life Sentence

Life Sentence | The CW

  • Life Sentence
  • Valor

Next: The SyFy network canceled this hit show, but it was quickly picked up by another network. 


The Expanse - SyFy

The Expanse | SyFy

  • The Expanse (later picked up by Amazon)

Next: This TBS comedy won’t get a third season.


People of Earth

People of Earth | TBS

  • People of Earth

Next: Comedy Central canceled this talk show.

Comedy Central

The Opposition with Jordan Klepper

The Opposition with Jordan Klepper | Comedy Central

  • The Opposition with Jordan Klepper


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