Popular TV Shows Audiences Can’t Believe Were Actually Canceled

While audiences appreciate the new series that pop up every year, it can also be hard to say goodbye to your favorite series as they come to an end. Though every TV comedy or drama has to come to a conclusion at some point, that doesn’t mean it’s easy for fans to say goodbye.

Here are some canceled TV shows we really miss. One CBS fan favorite might surprise you (page 11). 

1. House of Lies

Don Cheadle sits at a desk in House of Lies

House of Lies | Showtime

Watch instead: Master of None

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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