Say Goodbye To These Shows! They Aren’t Coming Back In 2020
How do you feel when you hear that your favorite TV show is canceled? Sad, disappointed, or maybe grateful that you even had the chance to meet your favorite characters? For us and many others, canceling a TV show can be a big punch.
After all, these shows can chill us, thrill us, make us think, and make us laugh. That was in 2019. Now, some of your favorite TV shows aren’t coming back. That’s right – they got the red light. So, why did these shows end? Read on to find out!
25. Big Bang Theory
Big Bang Theory was one of the most popular TV shows for 12 straight years. This show was celebrated for its fun characters, live-action, and weird situations that people loved to watch. So, why CBS cut it?
Of course, the reason was notorious, Sheldon Cooper. It turns out that Jim Parsons, who portrayed the show’s lead character, was finally ready for something new. Naturally, producers couldn’t continue the show without him. During his work on The Big Bang Theory, Parsons won four Emmy’s.
24. Criminal Minds
Did you know that Criminal Minds had in total 300 episodes, during 15 seasons? Since it was one of the most exciting shows, this shouldn’t be a surprise. The characters were great, actors had chemistry, and every episode had a unique story about America’s most notorious serial killers.
At the beginning of 2019, it was announced that Criminal Minds is reaching its end, and people were shocked. The CBS decided to cancel it due to low ratings. Additionally, CBS has a limited amount of time granted, opposite to streaming services as Netflix and Hulu. Surprisingly, CBS is planning 16 new shows in 2020.
23. The Kids Are Alright
The Kids Are Alright is a show located in 1972. The whole idea of the show is to demonstrate the life of an Irish Catholic family, doing their best to raise eight sons in suburban L.A. When the show debuted, it was one of the highest-rated shows on the network. Now, the show came to its end.
The Kids Are Alright is canceled after just one season due to low ratings. Tim Doyle, the creator of the show, is still trying to understand why the viewership drop so hard, next to other less well-performing shows. Whatever the reason, one thing is for sure – no season two.
Speechless was about the unique DiMeo family. The main protagonists were Minnie Driver and John Ross Bowie from Big Bang Theory. They did a fantastic job of demonstrating how it is to deal with teenagers. Moreover, they showed the world how it is to have a child with cerebral palsy. Critics love the writing. So, what went wrong?
Speechless lasted three seasons, but low ratings and heavy sitcom competition pushed ABC to cancel it. This was hard for ABC as well, since ABC executive Karey Burke called the decision “gut-wrenching.”
21. Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon, a movie franchise, was a big hit for decades. So, based on that same movie, the TV show Lethal Weapon was born, starring Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford, who was later on replaced with Seann William Scott. Season one had high ratings, but by season three, the viewership had dropped by half.
So, in 2019 the show was canceled. Surprisingly, around three million viewers watched the season three, and even that wasn’t enough to save the show. Fox CEO Charlie Collier also said that it was time for the network to try some new material.
20. Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin is one of the most original TV shows in the last decades. It follows the story of a young woman who, while engaged, is accidentally artificially inseminated by her former teenage crush. The show was top-rated among critics and fans. In 2014, the show even won a Peabody Award.
Jane the Virgin, lasted for five years, and the viewers loved every complicated moment of the story. Sadly in 2019, show creators decided to give the show a happy ending. Surprisingly, many displayed that the show had no loose ends.
19. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
This may sound awkward, but Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is entirely based on the real-life experiences of lead actress and show creator, Rachel Bloom. The show portrayed Rebecca Bunch and her career as a lawyer in New York City. She leaves the Big Apple and moves to West Covina, California, to pursue her teenage crush. She bumped on her crush on the sidewalk on a random day.
The show was prayed for its story and musical scenes that are present in the show. Moreover, fans and critics loved howe practical, real-life issues were portrayed, and how it had a range of numerous topics, from modern dating to mental health. Sadly, the show ended in May of 2019, with an unexpected twist.
iZombie is based on the comic book by the same name. iZombie fans know that Dr. Moore turned into a zombie, and then change a field and become a medical examiner so she can satisfy her hunger for human brains. This was her way of not hurting innocent people.
She lasted for five seasons before the show’s creators decided to give the iZombie protagonist a happy ending. That also meant the end of the TV show. Overall, the show was a real success with high rankings of 7.9 on IMDb and 74 on Metacritic.
Arrow is the part of DC comics, and for years it kept viewers entertained. Arrow is the story about billionaire playboy Olive Queen. One day a storm changed his life completely, and he ended up living for years on an island. He eventually returns home as a masked bow-and-arrow hero determined to fight crime.
Now, his fight is over. Did he destroy every evil person alive? No, the truth is that the show was physically extremely demanding, and actors started feeling discomfort, especially lead actor Stephen Ameel. Therefore, the show was canceled, although it still had high rankings.
Vikings truly set itself apart, among the numerous TV shows involving sword-wielding heroes. The show was based on Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, the notorious 12th-century scourge of England and France. The show was extremely well-received and had a rating of 74 percent and even 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
The biggest issue with the show was the historical background. In reality, one of the show’s most beloved characters died, and the show demonstrated the same. However, the viewers couldn’t connect with the rest of the replacement characters, so the show got canceled.
The popular legal drama Suits premiered on USA Network, and soon, it became one of the network’s longest-running original series. TV show lasted for nine seasons and had in total of 134 episodes. Suits were so massive that it was adapted in Japan and South Korea.
At the end of its ninth season, the Suits team decided to end the show. Moreover, they had great sendoff. Everyone from the cast to the crew had nothing but good memories from their time on the show.
14. Mr. Robot
Mr. Robot pushed people to think about cybersecurity and rethink the usage of fo computer technology. Just how safe are we online? Mr. Robot portrays the cyber hacking world through Elliot Alderson, played by Oscar-winner Rami Males. Alderson was recruited by a group of “hacktivists,” lead by notorious Mr. Robot.
Mr. Robot lasted for four seasons, and during that period, every viewer’s main question was: will this popular thrilling show have a happy ending? So far, people are not crazy about the entire fourth season or its end. Why is Mr. Robot coming to its end? No one knows.
13. Friends From College
Regardless of how much this TV show was hilarious, Netflix officially announced that the show won’t be coming for a third season run. Not even the funny lines by amazing actors could help. The show’s plot is simple: a group of college friends/Harvard alumni gets back together.
Their lives are full of romantic roller coasters. While the show was much praised for its unique jokes, Vulture pointed out that the biggest issue for the show was that characters failed to evolve.
12. The Punisher
Punisher simply picked up where Daredevil season one ended. Frank Castle is in the spotlight, now living a quiet life after he faked his death. However, numerous events lead to him being active on the streets again.
In a fight to continue to live a quiet life or to become the Punisher, he chooses the second option. After season two, Netflix announced that there would not be a season three. Jon Bernthal, the lead actor, will star in the new Sopranos prequel film.
11. Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones is an unusual hero. Therefore, the show received mountains of praise for its script, style of filming, and for exploring topics such as assault and PTSD.
Sadly, Netflix canceled the show, and fans were not happy with how the show ended. They complained that story arcs for other characters didn’t deliver well.
10. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Kimmy starts a new life in New York City after spending 15 years in a bunker. The leading creators behind this new show are Tina Fey and SNL and 30 Rock writer.
The show was canceled after the fourth season, leaving fans in despair. However, the latest rumors are that Netflix is planning an interactive follow-up movie, set to be released sometime in 2020.
9. Orange Is the New Black
If you are not hooked on this show, then you are not a true Netflix fan. This is one of Netflix’s most popular original shows. The ides of the show is simple: track how women live in person.
Surprisingly, people went nuts about the show. The show was praised for its drama and humor. Moreover, critics and fans loved that show puts a light on various problems within the American penal system, especially for women and minorities. After nine successful seasons, the show came to its end with a dramatic conclusion.
8. Santa Clarita Diet
This show is about killing bad guys, and then eating them? Yup, that’s the primary plot of Santa Clarita Diet show, with Drew Barrymore. Drew represents a middle-class woman who is trying to find the balance between her craving for human flesh and responsibility to her career and family.
Every moment of the show is supported by great comedy. After only three seasons, the show got officially canceled. It seems that the show ended up things correctly.
7. BoJack Horseman
BoJack Horseman is a unique mix of half-man, a half-horse creature living in a world of anthropomorphic animals and people. BoJack is also a washed-up former ’80s family sitcom actor struggling to find him a way back to the entertainment business. He also struggles with his inner voices, which are voices of real-life celebrities.
After a season number 5, Netflix informed creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg that they want to cancel the show. However, Raphael decided to fight, and we talked with the network’s leaders and convinced them to do a sixth and final season. This season will air in January 2020.
6. The Man in the High Castle
This show left many speechless. How would the world look like if history took another stream? Well, this show demonstrates it. Based on the chilling 1962 Philip K. Dick’s novel, The Man in the High Castle, shows the States divided into three pieces: the Japanese Empire, Nazi Germany, and the Rocky Mountain as a neutral zone where rebellion is alive.
From day one, the show had high ratings, and the final and the fourth season premiered on November 15, 2019, and wrapped up perfectly.
5. Game of Thrones
Maybe you hoped that somehow, just somehow, the show will return for another season, but no. The Game of Thrones had its time, used it well, and left its time slot for another show. Game of Thrones was awarded 58 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Overall, the show was nominated for a total of 161 times, and that’s a new record. Some fans still can’t forgive the series finale. Fans are so divided about the shows ended that on Rotten Tomatoes, the show gained only 56 percent.
Former Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a Selina Meyers, in this exciting TV show. Selina is a fictional Vice President in Washington, D.C., who goes through various situations on a daily base.
The show aired from 2012 to 2019, for a total of seven seasons. The script and acting were rewarded with many positive words and rewards, and the show was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series seven times in a row, winning three.
3. Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is an excellent example of how a TV show can be hilarious and rich in satire at the same time. The show follows a group of five young men who founded a startup company in the famous Silicon Valley.
As of December, in 2019, the show ended, showing the fake interviews with main characters taking place ten years in the future. Maybe HBO is making room for better shows to come?
Homeland is based on an Israeli series and follows the story of Claire Danes’ Carrie Mathison. Carrie is a CIA officer who has bipolar disorder. For the fantastic story, acting, and portrayal of mental health issues, the show was rewarded with a Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy win.
After season seven ended in 2018, fans had to wait for a year and a half for closure. The show will be back for its final season in February 2020.
Couples and interesting individuals are set in Chicago while exploring, at the same time, love, modern society, and relationships. The majority of episodes are stand-alone stories.
Easy was enjoyed bu the audience that it reached three seasons. However, once the third season kicked off, Netflix announced that the show would be canceled.