8 most surprising TV show cancellations of 2023

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Some shows run their advance and appear to a accustomed end. Among the ones that fell into that chic this year are Sex Education, Doom Patrol, and Reservation Dogs. Other shows are canceled to no one’s surprise. The best notable of those shows this year is The Idol, which was bedridden with altercation from the get-go. Sometimes, shows are canceled and active due to fan pushback, like Warrior Nun, which was canceled in December 2022 afterwards two seasons, but will be brought aback as a blur trilogy.

It absolutely catches admirers off bouncer back a appearance abandoning happens alike back the alternation is able-bodied accustomed and hasn’t had the adventitious to boldness its stories. The affidavit run the gamut, from low viewership to aerial assembly costs and added issues abaft the scenes. This year, a few shows may accept become victims of the writer’s strike. Whatever the case, these eight appearance cancellations in 2023 were surprising. Interestingly, while Netflix is belled for anon abandoning shows admirers love, none of the shows on this account are from that alive service.

The Mysterious Benedict Society (2021-2022)

Tony Hale in The Mysterious Benedict Society pointing a feel at kids.Disney+

Based on the accepted children’s book alternation of the aforementioned name by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society has an all-star casting that includes Tony Hale as the titular characte,r alternating with Kristen Schaal, Ryan Hurst, and bedfellow stars like Haley Joel Osment. It was a admirable appearance for tweens and adolescence that brought the characters from the books to life. The adventure is about Mr. Benedict, who recruits adolescent accouchement to advice him stop the alarming Dr. L.D. Curtain (also played by Hale) from application accouchement to accelerate hidden letters through them.

The Mysterious Benedict Society accustomed absolute reviews andwas dubbed a absolute appearance to watch with the family. But it became one of abounding shows pulled from Disney+ in May as allotment of a beyond cost-cutting measure. So, it’s not alike accessible to beck anymore.

The Mysterious Benedict Society is not accessible to stream, rent, or buy.

The Great (2020-2023)

The Great on HuluOllie Upton / Hulu / Hulu

Fans were abashed back The Great was abruptly annulled by Hulu afterwards its third season. The advertisement came bald months afterwards division 3 concluded. The alternating history abusive comedy-drama centers about Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (Elle Fanning) and her assignment as the longest-ever ascendant changeable aphorism for the country. Central to the plot, however, is her burst accord with her aberrant husband, Emperor Peter III (The Menu‘s Nicholas Hoult), and her schemes to annihilate him.

With a Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes score for its additional and third seasons and abundant Primetime Emmy Award nominations, it’s abstract that The Great will not continue. It’s cryptic why the accommodation was made, but the alternation did not end on a cliffhanger, which at atomic gave admirers some cease to the story.

Stream The Great on Hulu. 

The Peripheral (2022)

Chloe Grace Moretz cutting a affected gaming angle in a arena from The Peripheral on Amazon Prime.Amazon Prime Video / Amazon Prime Video

The Peripheral accustomed appropriate reviews and was fueled by a aces advance achievement by Chloe Grace Moretz, alternating with an aboriginal story. For those reasons, admirers were assured that The Peripheral would acknowledgment for a additional season. The sci-fi alternation counts Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy as its controlling producers and is about based on the William Gibson book of the aforementioned name. Moretz is Flynne, a accomplished video gamer who poses as her ex-military brother to comedy a basic bold with a declared alarming mission. But she anon realizes the mission is all too absolute and takes her into a approaching world.

The aboriginal division concluded in October 2022 and the appearance was absolutely renewed for a additional division in February 2023. However, the lengthy, record-breaking writers’ and actors’ strikes led to delays and, abundant to fans’ dismay, Amazon Prime Video eventually fabricated the accommodation not to move advanced with the appearance afterwards all.

Stream The Peripheral on Amazon Prime Video. 

Home Economics (2021-2023)

Home Economics on HuluABC

With so abounding sitcoms nowadays actuality remakes, sequels, or revivals of old ones, Home Economics was a auspicious new concept. The adventure is about three developed ancestors and their corresponding families, anniversary of which  is at a altered bread-and-butter position in their lives. The youngest confusing son, Connor (Jimmy Tatro), surprises anybody by authoritative a affluence in clandestine equity. Eldest son Tom (Topher Grace) is adversity from writer’s block and clumsy to appear up with his abutting big book idea. Middle adolescent Sarah (Caitlin Mcgee) and her wife, meanwhile, can almost abutment their adopted kids. But the leash appear calm in amusing fashion, alike if jealousy, differences of political opinion, and archetypal affinity animosity get in the way.

Despite the accomplished casting that additionally includes Karla Souza and Sasheer Zamata, Home Economics didn’t accomplish it accomplished three seasons. The ball faced antagonism from added acknowledged ABC sitcoms like Abbott Elementary and The Conners, both of which were renewed by the network.

Stream Home Economics on Hulu. 

Blindspotting (2021-2023)

A woman and man sit at a kitchen book attractive agitated in a arena from Blindspotting on Starz.Starz

There were aerial expectations for this alternation accustomed the band cachet of the cine for which it serves as a sequel. Blindspotting picks up six months afterwards the contest of the film. Ashley (Jasmine Cephas Jones) and her son move in with her admirer Miles’ (Rafael Casal) mother and half-sister afterwards he apprehension up in prison. This artlessly leads to anarchy and tensions.

The comedy-drama lasted two seasons. It holds a 100% Rotten Tomatoes approval score from critics who say it “exceeds its antecedent material” and acknowledge the show’s comedic ability and its adeptness to be both agitating and funny. Blindspotting is yet addition appearance that may accept been a victim of the biographer and abecedarian strikes.

Stream Blindspotting on Starz.

Fatal Attraction (2023)

A man and a woman attending at anniversary added abominably while addition woman looks on in a arena from Fatal Attraction.Michael Moriatis / Paramount+

With adept actors Joshua Jackson, Lizzy Kaplan, and Amanda Peet in the advance roles of this appearance based on the acclaimed blur from the 1980s, admirers accepted added from Fatal Attraction. The amative cerebral abstruseness stars Jackson as Dan, a agent commune advocate who gives in to allurement and has an activity with a new appoint called Alex (Caplan). When he realizes his aberration and tries to end things, however, he discovers that Alex has no admiration to do so. What’s more, she makes a concerted accomplishment to admit herself into his activity and advise his wife, Beth (Peet).

The alloyed reviews for Fatal Attraction were a acceptable indicator that the appearance didn’t alive up to the 1987 cine of the aforementioned name, which starred Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in the advance roles. But there were critics who accepted the alternation for its avant-garde estimation of the adventure and the added circuitous administration of the theme. Nonetheless, Paramount+ absitively to cull the plug.

Stream Fatal Attraction on Paramount+.

The Problem With Jon Stewart (2021-2023)

Jon Stewart sitting abaft a ample desk, easily angry up and a afraid announcement on his face in The Problem With Jon Stewart.Apple TV+

This was a absolutely abrupt cancellation. The Problem With Jon Stewart catastrophe had annihilation to do with ratings or viewership numbers. It all came bottomward to artistic differences amid Stewart and the admiral at Apple, allegedly pertaining accurately to his advantage of artificial intelligence and China. Plans for a third division came to a arrest arrest in October back the appearance was clearly cancelled.

The Problem With Jon Stewart was Stewart’s aboriginal big activity back abrogation The Daily Show. The accepted address appearance focused on a altered hot affair or affair in anniversary episode, and was commutual with a accompaniment podcast. Through the aboriginal two seasons, Stewart covered hot button capacity like bloom issues amid war veterans, U.S. government bailouts, gun violence, democracy, and the incarceration epidemic.

Stream The Problem With Jon Stewart on Apple TV+. 

The Horror of Dolores Roach (2023)

Justina Machado as Dolores Roach in The Horror of Dolores Roach, attractive up in a aphotic room, a candle abaft her.Amazon Prime Video

While The Horror of Dolores Roach wasn’t as heavily answer as some of the bigger shows this year, it was broadly accepted by critics, who decidedly singled out the achievement by Justina Machado. She plays the appellation character, who spent 16 years in bastille for a abomination she didn’t commit. Now released, she’s aggravating to put her activity aback together. She moves in with an old acquaintance and begins alive as a masseuse in the basement of his empanada restaurant. But the bearings becomes out of her control, axis aphotic and absolute disgusting.

The aphotic ball abhorrence series, based on the one-woman off-Broadway comedy Empanada Loca, had the ability of the accepted Aaron Mark Spotify podcast of the aforementioned name abaft it. But that and absolute reviews weren’t abundant to save the alternation from cancellation.

Stream The Horror of Dolores Roach on Amazon Prime Video.

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