2018 has just made some cancellations on 9 TV series, thanks to dwindling ratings, sex scandals, disjointed stories, unfunny comedies and dusty dramas.
Read on to find out the 9 TV series cancelled that just got the chop from their networks…
CelebNMovies247.com has the latest on the 9 TV series cancelled in 2018 and we’re NOT surprised by the news.
Below you can see which shows didn’t make the cut for 2018 after one or more seasons.
Here are the 9 TV Series Cancelled in 2018:
Chance – Hulu
Creators Alexandra Cunningham and Kem Nunn got two seasons to put Laurie and Ethan Suplee through some white-knuckle situations with all manner of dangerous people. Unfortunately, Chance never built up much of a buzz with the public, and Hulu decided that Laurie’s character had enough stress for one series, cancelling it a little over a month after Season 2 ended.
Disjointed – Netflix
It seemed like a match made in weirdo TV heaven when Kathy Bates teamed up with Big Bang Theory creator Chuck Lorre for a broad pot comedy for Netflix.
But whatever potential that combination mustered was put into a pipe and smoked out of existence, and Disjointed lived up to its name and then some.
Netflix decided to cancel it after its 20-episode first season.
The Librarians – TNT
The Librarians Season 4 wasn’t bringing in nearly as many people as TNT would have hoped. (Of course, TNT also cancelled the highly watched Major Crimes out of the blue.)
The network waited just a couple of weeks before announcing The Librarians’ end, though there is hope that it could continue elsewhere.
Damnation – USA
There has been an interesting rise in TV western dramas in recent years, and USA delivered a well-realized look at Dust Bowl-era politics, with Killian Scott and Logan Marshall-Green leading a wining cast. But, in 2018 TV audiences weren’t quite set to watch a TV show that’s all about bureaucracy, strikes, industrialism and small town preachers.
USA decided to cancel Damnation after just a single season had aired.
Lady Dynamite – Netflix
Comedian Maria Bamford hooked up with Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz for the strikingly original comedy Lady Dynamite.
Too bad Netflix cancelled Lady Dynamite a couple of months after its second season debuted.
We didn’t find this series interesting at all.
The Mayor – ABC
Though ABC let The Mayor get through 2017 without facing any cancellation news, the network decided not to bring the Brandon Michael Hall-starring comedy back from its mid-season hiatus, cancelling it just a few days into the new year. Low ratings played a key role in The Mayor’s early farewell.
The final four installments that didn’t air on ABC were then released on Hulu, which was also rumored to have been targeted to rescue The Mayor from its cancelled status. This one took us by surprise since we enjoyed The Mayor. As for, it’s Hulu airings, no one had a clue it was there, so how could it have been saved.
One Mississippi – Amazon
Comedian and cancer survivor Tig Notaro bravely brought a version of her life story to Amazon for the funny, touching and poignant One Mississippi, which won critics over even without a lot of mega-buzz going for it. The show’s second season made headlines in part because of former executive producer Louis C.K.’s harassment scandal, and also because of Notaro’s strong words about that situation. Amazon went public with its decision to shift its original series focus over to tentpole event shows, One Mississippi and others fell victim to the company’s push away from comedy.
Dice – Showtime
Showtime comedies haven’t exactly been popping off lately, with White Famous getting its plug pulled just before 2017 ended, and Andrew Dice Clay’s quasi-autobiographical Dice getting cancelled not long after. The once-offensive comedian found a renewed interest in acting in recent years, peaking in this half-hour showtime project about his fictional self’s up-and-down career and family life in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the show’s dismal ratings couldn’t save it from getting cancelled the next time.
Once Upon a Time – ABC
The fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time had already caused eyebrows to raise with its thematic reboot for the currently airing Season 7.
Though, Once Upon a Time was coming to an end. Luckily it gave the showrunners a chance to wrap things with a definitive ending, as opposed to an awkward cliffhanger.
To us, this series lasted way longer than we thought. We felt it would have expired by season 5, so going to 7 is good.