Here are 20 of the most popular TV shows which were cancelled across all networks
2018 saw the culling of over 20 popular shows on TV. Every network, including, Fox, ABC, CW, and CBS, gave the boot to some of the fan-favorite series this year.
According to Pop Culture, the biggest shocker in terms of cancellation of a show came from the network, Fox, when it refused to renew the award-winning comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, although it had high ratings.
However, NBC did not miss the opportunity and was quick to bag the rights of the show and ordered 13 episodes for its sixth season. Season 6 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is set to premiere on NBC in 2019.
NBC canceled the highly anticipated action-drama series Taken after only one season. The network also canceled Great News, The Brave, and Rise.
Fox had to free up some time-slots after bagging a five-year contract with NFL. The channel executives were under a lot of pressure to make space for Major League Baseball games.
Lucifer, starring Tom Ellis and Lauren German, was not renewed by the network for its fourth installment. Although The Last Man on Earth made it to season four, it was canceled.
The Exorcist and The Mick were also canceled after their third season.
CBS canceled the popular action drama, Scorpion, after its fourth iteration, leaving fans heartbroken. Kevin Can Wait and Superior Donuts also received the memo after their second season.
Entire day ruined after learning that Last Man on Earth has been canceled. Gutted.— Jeff Cannata (@jeffcannata) May 10, 2018
CBS also let go of the comedy series Me, Myself and I, featuring Bobby Moynihan, and 9JKL featuring Mark Feuerstein and Linda Levin.
ABC did not heed the high ratings of Priyanka Chopra's Quantico and canceled it after three seasons. Designated Survivor also received the boot from ABC after two seasons.
Okay so ABC submitted Designated Survivor and Quantico for Emmys and then cancelled them hours later.— Nerd King (@Warbamf) May 11, 2018
We worked real hard on these last few episodes of Life Sentence & I’m proud of this show. And YES I’m still promoting us even though we weren’t renewed. Keep it alive !! @cw_lifesentence pic.twitter.com/dJr0zivZO9— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) May 10, 2018
ABC decided to let go shows like Alex Inc, The Crossing, and Deception after their first season.
CW only canceled two series this year, Valor, starring Matt Barr playing Captain Leland Gallo and Christina Ochoa playing officer Nora Madani.
The comedy-drama Life Sentence will not be seen on the network in its second season and its final episode will be aired on June 15, 2018.