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12 Canceled Series That Won’t Return in 2023

Keeping up with new TV shows can feel like a full-time job. In recent years, over 400 scripted TV shows have aired each year across broadcast, cable, and streaming. While there’s more to watch than ever these days, the glut of shows also means there are more series canceled in the process. Some series come and go without a ripple, while others go out with a bang (or a collective scream from outraged fans). So what TV shows got canceled in 2022? We’ve put together a list of some notable cancellations that have happened over the past 12 months.

Note: This list focuses on canceled series that aired on network TV, not cable or streaming.

12. Batwoman (and nearly every other CW TV show) is among the canceled series

It was a bloodbath on the CW in 2022. The network canceled most of its scripted shows, including the troubled Batwoman . That show debuted in 2019 with Ruby Rose in the title role, but she was fired after one season. Javicia Leslie took over as the new Batwoman, playing the role for two seasons before the show was canceled in April 2022.

Other CW shows that were canceled in 2022 include, for example, Legends of Tomorrow; Dynasty; In the Dark; Legacy; Roswell, New Mexico; 4400 and more. The network also announced that Nancy Drew The Flash and Riverdale would end with their upcoming seasons.

11. Fox’s country music drama Monarch has hit all the wrong notes

Fox clearly had high hopes for Monarch , its drama about a complicated country music dynasty. The show, which featured Susan Sarandon as country music queen Dottie Roman, premiered in September and was the network’s second most-watched scripted premiere in three years, according to Deadline. But it apparently hit all the wrong notes with audiences (possibly because Sarandon’s character was killed off in the first episode). Fox canceled Monarch in December 2022.

10. Fox’s animated comedy Duncanville was a flop

Fox’s animated comedy Duncanville also closed in June 2022. The show premiered in February 2020. But it suffered a huge drop in ratings for the following episodes.

9. CBS medical drama Good Sam has also come to an end

CBS ‘s Good Sam didn’t get much of a chance. The medical drama stars Sophia Bush as a talented surgeon and Jason Isaacs as her overbearing boss (who also happens to be her father). The series premiered in early January 2022, but never gained traction with viewers. The network pulled Good Sam in May 2022 and placed it among canceled series.

8. Bull ended after six seasons and is one of the canceled series

Given all the behind-the-scenes drama, we’re surprised Bull lasted this long. The scandals included the abrupt departure of Eliza Dushku, who said she was fired after accusing series star Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment. In 2021, showrunner Genn Gordon Caron left amid allegations of bullying and promoting a hostile work environment, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In 2022, then, CBS announced that Bull would end with its sixth season.

7. Our Kind of People cliffhanger will never be resolved

It’s been a season and it’s over for Fox’s Our Kind of People , a drama focused on the members of an elite black community on Martha’s Vineyard. Sadly, the show’s first – and only – season ended in January 2022, when an unidentified person tried to shoot Teddy Franklin (Joe Morton), but ended up hitting his daughter Leah (Nadine Ellis). Viewers will never figure out the mystery, as Fox decided to cancel the show in mid-May.

6. CBS canceled United States of America

The network announced in May that it had not renewed the Chuck Lorre-produced sitcom. The show focused on the friendship between a Navy combat veteran and the interpreter who served with him in Afghanistan, who recently moved to the US.

5. The Big Leap season 2 is not happening

Fox’s dance-focused dramedy, The Big Leap , stumbled in its first season, which aired in the fall of 2021. Scott Foley’s show focused on a group of reality TV contestants trying to put together a production of Lake of Swans. In March 2022, then, the network revealed that it had decided not to renew the series for a second season.

4. NBC added Ordinary Joe to canceled series package

NBC’s Ordinary Joe followed its title character, Joe Kimbreau (James Wolk), in the years after his college graduation across three parallel timelines. In one of the show’s timelines, Joe becomes a police officer. In another, he’s a rock star. And in the third, he’s a healthcare professional. Thirteen episodes aired between September 2021 and January 2002. But the show’s ratings were poor, and NBC canceled it in March 2022.

3. Thomas Middleditch comedy B Positive has been canceled

The United States of America wasn’t the only Chuck Lorre-produced TV show that CBS canceled this year. B Positive is another cancelled. On the show, Middleditch played a divorced father in need of a kidney donor, while Annaleigh Ashford played a woman from his past who offers him her own kidney. The network finally announced in May that it would not be moving forward with a third season.

2. Kenan Thompson’s sitcom Kenan Won’t Return for Season 3

SNL star Kenan Thompson’s comedy series, Kenan , was dropped by NBC after two seasons. The show starred Thompson as a single father of two daughters who is juggling a high-profile job hosting an Atlanta morning show. But Thompson still has a home at NBC. He continues to appear, however, on Saturday Night Live , where he is currently the longest serving cast member in the show’s history.

1. A move to Hulu couldn’t save ABC’s Promised Land

The show premiered in January 2022. But only five episodes aired before the network pulled it from the schedule in mid-February. The remaining four episodes were later released on Hulu.

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