20 TV Shows Canceled & Renewed in 2019

Bethany Quinn | Mar 26, 2019 TV
20 TV Shows Canceled & Renewed in 2019
Image: The CW

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki in Supernatural
The CW

There's nothing quite as heartbreaking as when a beloved television show gets canceled. Whether unexpectedly or after several seasons, knowing that we'll no longer be seeing our favorite characters on the small screen can really put us in a bad mood. We were shocked when it was announced that The CW's hit show Supernatural was coming to an end after a whopping 15-season run. But sadly, it's hardly the only fan favorite television series to get the ax this year.

Luckily, there is a flip side: learning that a favorite show has been renewed for another season can bring tons of joy. Discussing plot lines with our friends and family (or the introduction of a new character) are just a few of the many reasons why we tune in each week -- or let's get real, binge watch a series. Season after season, we get to fall more in love (or hate) with the characters on our favorite TV shows. While no television show can last forever (unless it's The Simpsons), we get great comfort from knowing we can tune in for at least one more year.

Here's a list of some TV shows being cancelled and renewed so far this year. Find out which of our favorite TV shows have been canceled and which will live on to see another day.

  • 'Supernatural' - Canceled


    Network: The CW

    "We just told the crew that even though we’re very excited to be moving into our 15th season, it will be our last," star Jensen Ackles said in an Instagram post about Supernatural ending. "15 years of a show that has certainly changed my life, I know it’s changed these two guys’ lives, and we just wanted you to here from us that though we’re excited about next year, it will be the finale."

    Man, time flies!

  • 'Schitt's Creek' - Canceled

    Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy in Schitt's Creek

    Network: Pop

    Season six will be the cult favorite's last. "We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we had envisioned from the very beginning," creators Daniel and Eugene Levy said in a statement.

    Schitt's Creek followed a wealthy family that falls on hard times, and let's just say, it is freaking hilarious!

  • 'One Day at a Time' - Canceled


    Network: Netflix

    After only three seasons, Netflix decided to pull the plug on this family show that starred Rita Moreno, although it wasn't without some serious consideration. "We've made the very difficult decision not to renew One Day at a Time for a fourth season. The choice did not come easily -- we spent several weeks trying to find a way to make another season work but in the end simply not enough people watched to justify another season," the company tweeted.

  • 'Arrow' - Canceled


    Network: The CW

    Following a shortened eighth season, this CW show will be canceled. "We're heartened by the fact that Arrow has birthed an entire universe of shows that will continue on for many years to come," executive producers said in a statement about Arrow's cancellation. "We're excited about crafting a conclusion that honors the show, its characters and its legacy and are grateful to all the writers, producers, actors, and -- more importantly -- the incredible crew that has sustained us and the show for over seven years."

  • 'Love Connection' - Canceled


    Network: Fox

    After two seasons, Fox decided to pull the plug on the rebooted dating show, hosted by Andy Cohen. Cohen himself announced the news via interview with Howard Stern. While we are always sad to see less of Cohen, we know he's got his hands full these days with his new baby, Benjamin.

  • 'Friends From College' - Canceled


    Network: Netflix

    Two seasons is all we're getting of this funny Netflix show about a group of  Harvard classmates who live intertwined lives. "We're grateful to creators Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco for creating a wise, funny and supremely relatable show, Netflix said in a statement about canceling Friends From College. "We also want to thank the hard-working crew, and we raise a glass to the amazingly talented cast including Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, Cobie Smulders, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse, Jae Suh Park and Billy Eichner."

  • 'Marvel's Jessica Jones' - Canceled


    Network: Netflix

    "We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter, and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others," Netflix said in a statement regarding Jessica Jones getting canned after only three seasons.

  • 'Marvel's The Punisher' - Canceled


    Network: Netflix

    It would appear that Netflix is parting ways with Marvel as it decided to cancel The Punisher (in addition to Jessica Jones) after only two seasons. "Marvel's The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix," the streaming service revealed in a statement. "Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come."

  • 'Travelers' - Canceled


    Network: Netflix

    The show starred former Will and Grace actor Eric McCormack as a man living hundreds of years in the future who can assume the lives of people in the 21st century via time travel. And it looks like there will be no more traveling as Travelers got canceled.

    "A lot of you have been asking about the possibility of a season four, but many of you have been saying, 'Look, if this is it, what a moving and surprising and profound ending it is,'" McCormack wrote in a social media post. "Well, I'm afraid it is. Who knows what the future holds, but Travelers Program 1, as we call it, is complete … Much love from 3468 in the 21st."

  • 'Legion' - Canceled


    Network: FX

    This FX comic book drama will wrap after the upcoming third season, but it turns out that it was never meant to run longer than that. "Noah Hawley [the show's creator] had always considered Legion to be a three-season show," FX CEO John Landgraf told reporters. "He has confirmed that he's going to stick with his plan. This will be the final season."

  • 'Riverdale' - Renewed


    Network: The CW

    Fans were thrilled when it was announced that the hit show would be coming back for season fourRiverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed the news via tweet. "3 years ago, this show only existed as a script and this image," he wrote. "Now, there's a superstar group of actors playing these iconic roles. And a spectacular crew that brings our small, murderous town to life. Thrilled 2 be able to continue telling stories for Season 4."

    Sadly, the show will have to go on without the major character played by Luke Perry, who died after having a stroke.

  • 'Shameless' - Renewed


    Network: Showtime

    The Gallaghers will be back for a 10th season, but without Emmy Rossum. "The Gallaghers are a force of nature, and they are coming back," Gary Levine, Showtime Networks's president of entertainment, told reporters. "Shameless, with its ever-growing fan base, is like no other show on television. We are thrilled it will live on with its unique blend of love and larceny on Showtime."

    However, the fate of the show is likely in jeopardy as its star, William H. Macy, is embroiled in the recent college admissions scandal.

  • 'The Masked Singer' - Renewed


    Network: Fox

    This breakout hit has been renewed for season two, which is no surprise. This unscripted singing competition show drew in more than 17 million viewers trying to guess who the disguised celeb was each week. "The response to The Masked Singer has been fantastic, and we are thrilled to bring it back for another season," Rob Wade, an executive at Fox, said in a statement. "I am so happy to see a singing peacock burst into pop culture!"

    Us too!

  • 'Superstore' - Renewed

    America Ferrera and Lauren Ash in Superstore

    Network: NBC

    Superstore will be back for season five. Following the success of other single-camera shows like The Office and Parks and Rec, this show stars America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, and others as a group of big box coworkers who are unintentionally hilarious.

  • 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - Renewed

    Terry Crews and Andy Samberg in the White Whale episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
    FOX via Getty Images

    Network: NBC

    This network comedy about an NYPD precinct fought hard to stay on the air, and it looks like it's getting a seventh season. Brooklyn Nine-Nine originally aired on Fox but was canceled in May 2018. NBC swooped in and saved the show (thank goodness), and it's had success ever since.

  • 'Chicago Fire' - Renewed


    Network: NBC

    Chicago Fire along with its spin-offs, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med, were all renewed for another season. "We remain in awe of the job Dick Wolf, our producers, casts and crews do in creating some of the most compelling television today," NBC’s Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta said in a statement. "The Chicago franchise is a lynchpin of our schedule and we’re thrilled that audiences have embraced our Wednesdays with such incredible passion for these shows and characters."

  • 'The Simpsons' - Renewed


    Network: Fox

    What would the world be without The Simpsons? The animated show has been on the air for 30 seasons and just got the green light for season 31 and 32, officially making it the longest running scripted show on television.

    Congrats Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie!

  • 'Mom' - Renewed


    Network: CBS

    The sitcom, starring Allison Janney and Anna Farris, got renewed for seasons seven and eight. In addition to Mom being extended, both stars reportedly inked major new deals with the network, including quite a big salary increase.

    "We're exceptionally proud to have Mom on our air; a high-quality, signature comedy with characters viewers love, that also brings strength and stability to our lineup," said Kelly Kahl, president of CBS Entertainment, in a statement.

  • 'Bachelor in Paradise' - Renewed

    Bachelor in Paradise stars

    Network: ABC

    Our favorite guilty pleasure will be back for season six! Bachelor in Paradise will return this summer, and we can expect lots of drama and hookups, per usual. The fifth season raked in close to 5 million viewers, so it makes sense that ABC would want to extend the spin-off.

  • 'Good Trouble' - Renewed


    Network: Freeform

    More (good) trouble is headed our way!

    Good Trouble will be back for season two and follows characters Callie and Mariana Adams Foster. It's a spin-off from Freeform's other successful show, The Fosters, and produced by Jennifer Lopez's production company.


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