While audiences appreciate several new series this year, it’s also the end of the road for some long-running favorites. Many networks already revealed which titles on their respective line-ups are getting renewed and which will not come back for another season. Here are 15 popular shows that didn’t return to TV in 2017 — and what to watch instead.
1. House of Lies
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The Showtime comedy, starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, ended its acclaimed five-season run in 2016. The show’s cancellation was announced in May 2016, with the network confirming that the shortened, 10-episode Season 5 would be its last. Showtime president and CEO, David Nevins said in a public statement at the time.
House of Lies is a comedy that has frequently been ahead of the curve. Over the course of its five seasons, it has tackled such hot-button topics as gender identity, wealth inequality, white privilege, police brutality, interracial relationships and code-switching with honesty and a biting sense of humor. Matthew Carnahan and Don Cheadle have been dream partners and impeccable leaders. The core cast of Don, Kristen [Bell], Ben [Schwartz] and Josh [Lawson] are one of the best comedy teams on television. They have brought the series to an incredibly satisfying conclusion with this historic final episode shot in Cuba.
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