Every TV show canceled in 2021

A number of TV shows have ended over the past year; here is every TV show that was canceled in 2021. The pandemic has provided a unique landscape for television in the ever-changing world of streaming platforms coinciding with network and cable television. With more ways to watch TV than ever, more shows are being made available to viewers – which means more shows need to be tapped into.

Some had an expected cancellation due to low viewership or poor reception. Other shows decided to end after long and healthy series spanning more than 10 seasons, even though their fan bases remained strong. Some shows have unfortunately been canceled a second time after being relaunched on streaming services.


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Whatever the reasons, 2021 has made it clear that it’s harder than ever for a TV show to gain traction and stick around. On the bright side, it looks like Hollywood is also improving on when to allow a series to come out on top. Even so, they will be missed. Here are all the TV shows that were canceled in 2021.

Cowboy Bebop

Cast of Cowboy Bebop marching on an ally

Live action Cowboy Bebop the Netflix adaptation was canceled after just one season. Netflix made changes from the Cowboy Bebop the anime that benefited the show and set it apart, giving the live-action remake more justification to exist and anticipation was high before that. Sadly, the changes were too extreme, and the Netflix adaptation removed everything that made the original anime a cult classic. Bad reviews from critics and viewers did not justify the show’s high budget. Its cancellation announcement came just weeks after it premiered in November.

The walking dead

The Walking Dead Season 11 Poster

The walking dead premiered on AMC in 2010, but its current 11th season is finally its last. Adapted from Robert Kirkman’s comic book series of the same name, the show was a big hit in its time, helping to fuel a great resurgence of the zombie subgenre. However, audiences for the past few seasons have taken a dramatic plunge, especially after Season 9, when lead character Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) left the show. However, The walking dead Rick Grimes movie trilogy in development and spinoff show Fear the living dead has been renewed for a seventh season.

You better call Saul

Saul looks cranky in his office in Better Call Saul

breaking Bad netflix spinoff show You better call Saul will complete its sixth season, scheduled to premiere in early 2022. Following Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman, You better call Saul was very well received during its time. The show received 39 Emmy nominations over the course of its airing and, like AMC’s other properties breaking Bad and The walking dead, garnered so much interest that he had his own chat show hosted by Chris Hardwick called Talk about Saul. Because Better call Saul audiences and ratings have always been relatively stable, its cancellation seems more aimed at finishing Saul’s story than anything else. Better call Saul season 6 teases breaking Bad similarities, leading to a potentially wilder, tragic, and gripping final season.

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Brooklyn nine-nine

Terry carrying Amy on his shoulder in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The hit comedy series Brooklyn nine-nine aired on Fox for five seasons until NBC picked it up after cancellation. However, NBC announced in February 2021 that Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s the eighth season will be the last. The pandemic and the Black Lives Matter the protests put the show on hiatus, and he returned a year and four months after his previous season. Brooklyn nine-nine approached cultural issues in a rather revolutionary way and was acclaimed for his portrayal of LGBTQ + representation by Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Brauer) and Detective Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz). Yet the current climate around police brutality makes a police show difficult to survive, and eight seasons is a great run for any show. The eighth season delicately tackles the controversies of the police system and ends with the group breaking up, with Brooklyn nine-nine keeping their Halloween break-ins in an effort to maintain their bond.

Kim’s convenience

Paul Sun ‑ Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon, Andrea Bang and Simu Liu in Kim's Convenience

Kim’s convenience was canceled despite a very favorable reception from fans for the show that follows a Korean family convenience store in Toronto. With supporting actor Simu Liu rising in popularity for his lead role in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings last year more attention came to the show. Sadly, the CBC-Netflix show was abruptly announced as ending after five seasons, generating backlash from viewers and cast members to relaunch it for Season 6. Kim’s convenienceThe emphasis on Asian characters and portrayal further contributed to the controversy surrounding its cancellation. Sadly, the decision was reportedly made due to the departure of the show’s producers. Making the decision particularly frustrating is that the serious efforts of the cast members to revive her have been repeatedly shot down. A Kim’s convenience A resumption of Season 6 would be welcome, but behind-the-scenes tensions make it unlikely.

The crown

Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in Season 5 of The Crown

While The crown will return to Netflix in November 2022, it was announced in 2021 that Seasons 5 and 6 would end the acclaimed series, with the show long overdue with an arc that would lead the Royal Family into the 2000s. The crown Season 5 is expected to focus on Imelda Staunton’s continued reign of Queen Elizabeth II in the early 1990s. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected Season 5 production, which explains the release in late 2022. In the meantime, the star-studded cast of the series have new projects coming up, with Matt Smith Dragon house coming in 2022.


ozark season 4 trailer

The Netflix drama Ozark, directed by Jason Bateman, focuses on the Byrde family and their spiral continues to a life of crime. With consistently excellent reviews and solid audience figures for Netflix, audiences were shocked to learn that OzarkThe fourth season of would be his last. However, the creators of the series chose to end the series on their own terms after telling the story they wanted to tell. Due to the ongoing production issues of the pandemic, Netflix has announced that the season will be split into two halves, the first half of Ozark Season 4 airs on January 21, 2022. The release date for the second half has yet to be announced.

Peaky blinders

Paul Anderson Joe Cole and Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders

Peaky blinders will end after Season 6, despite strong critical success and a large and loyal fan base. Series creator Steven Knight has hinted in the past that the series could run for seven seasons, so Peaky blinders ending after six seasons has been a blow to longtime viewers. Unfortunately, several plans for Knight and lead actor Cillian Murphy, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, affected that decision. However, there is good news with the cancellation: Knight revealed last year that there were plans to Peaky blinders to end with a movie, so there will be more time with the Shelby family after Peaky blinders season 6.

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All other TV shows canceled in 2021

  • Absence
  • All stand up
  • American gods – Season 3 was the last of this series based on the epic of Neil Gaiman.
  • american housewife
  • american princess
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Arthur
  • Bio APpeacock relaunched it with fan outcry when it was canceled after season two on NBC. However, the next season 4 will be the last.
  • Atypical – Continuation of the life of Sam, a character on the autism spectrum. Atypical The end of Season 4 left the story on good terms.
  • A way
  • Better things
  • Betty
  • Blackish Season 8 will be the last of the popular ABC show starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, along with sister series Mixed.
  • Black Lightning – The CW will be ending this DC show after its fourth season.
  • Bless the deer
  • The daring type
  • Collage
  • Brave New World
  • Armored
  • Call your mother
  • Castlevania – Season 4 closed the story, but a spin-off could be in the works.
  • Claws
  • Link
  • Counting on
  • Dead to me
  • Debris
  • Derry Girls – This show following a group of North Irish schoolgirls in the ’90s will end with Season 3.
  • The Duchess
  • F is for the family – the Bill Burr’s animated sitcom will not be returning for a sixth season.
  • Feel good
  • Dirty rich
  • For life
  • Good girls
  • Grace and Frankie – After seven seasons, this Netflix show starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will come to an end.
  • High maintenance
  • Unsafe
  • The Irregulars
  • Julie and the ghosts
  • Kill Eve
  • The Kominsky method – The third season of the Netflix show, minus lead actor Alan Arkin, was the last.
  • The last kingdom
  • Last man standing – Resumed by Fox after being canceled by ABC, this show presented by Tim Allen will end after Season 9.
  • A little late with Lilly Singh
  • Lovecraft Country – Despite positive public reception and numerous Emmy wins, HBO canceled Lovecraft Country after a season.
  • Mac Gyver
  • Manifesto
  • Mixed
  • Mum
  • Mr. Between
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • Following
  • Order
  • Pandora
  • Pose – This The FX show that paved the way for LGBTQ + representation ended in Season 3.
  • Prodigal son
  • Punky brewster
  • Ray donovan
  • Rebel
  • To run
  • Shameless – Show timeThe long-running series directed by William H. Macy ended after 11 seasons.
  • Acute
  • Mermaid
  • Special
  • Super girl
  • Superstore – the The NBC sitcom that tracked retail workers at big box store Cloud Nine ended after six seasons.
  • It’s us – After garnering widespread acclaim throughout the life of the show, It’s us season 6 will be his last.
  • The Unicorn
  • Trickster
  • Truth
  • Wandering queen
  • We are who we are
  • White lines
  • Dance world
  • Younger

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