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Every TV Show That's Been Cancelled In 2018 So Far

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Every TV Show That's Been Cancelled In 2018 So Far
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Get the details if one of your fav shows was canceled this year.

By Allie Gemmill
As far as we're concerned, a new year means new TV, and that is a great thing. But as you go through 2018, it's best to brace yourself constantly for the onslaught of shows, both old and new, falling victim to the inevitable cancellation wave that is happening more and more frequently these days. It stinks, but it's how things are done in a time of total TV overload. 

Cancellations are crushing no matter which way you slice it, and the worst part about them is you're rarely expecting it, especially if you're an avid watcher of said show. How many of us sit in cold fear watching something we love and worry that if other people aren't watching it, then it will just go *poof!* from the TV schedule? Anybody? Just us?

So, in light of this, let's take a moment to salute the TV shows we loved that sadly got the ax in 2018. 

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1. "The Path" 

Hulu's original drama The Path, which starred Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, and Hugh Dancy, was canceled after its third season in April. The show told the story of a mysterious, cult-like group and one family's involvement in its activities. The Hollywood Reporter surmised that falling viewership numbers contributed to the cancellation, although there's no way to confirm this because Hulu, like Netflix, doesn't release viewership information. 


2. "Ash Vs. Evil Dead"

Horror-comedy Ash Vs. Evil Dead, a spinoff of the classic Evil Dead series which saw the return of the original franchise's main character, Ash, as he fought off the undead and various other evil forces with his ragtag band of friends, was canceled in April after three seasons.


3. "Seven Seconds" 

The Hollywood Reporter stated in late April that Netflix had canceled freshman drama Seven Seconds just two months after the show premiered on the giant streaming service. The show starred Regina King and followed the rising tensions between the cops and a predominantly black community in Jersey City following the fatal shooting of a young black teen.

 


4. "Homeland"

In April, we learned that Homeland's 8th season would be its last. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news after Homeland star Claire Danes disclosed the information during an interview with Howard Stern on his Sirius XM show. "Yeah, that’s it," was all Danes said in the interview, not really elaborating. This news may need to be taken with a grain of salt, though, because reps at Showtime haven't confirmed Danes' statement.

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5. "Broad City"

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Broad City would come back for a fifth season but, sadly, it would also be the show's final season, too.


6. "Mozart in the Jungle"

After four seasons, Amazon has canceled their Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning series, Mozart in the Jungle. The reason is unclear at the moment as no statement has been released, but it could be due to their new focus on creating international blockbusters that appeal to a wider audience. 


7. "Everything Sucks"

Netflix gave Everything Sucks the hammer after only one season. The series, set in the 1990's, followed high school misfits in the AV and drama clubs. While it had the same nostalgic appeal as Netflix's giant Stranger Things, it failed to stay afloat in the highly competitive market. 

"We're super proud of the show we made — and very proud that it found an audience of very passionate fans, for many of whom it became an important personal touchstone: either reflecting their current life, or an echo of their own teenage years," said executive producer Jeff Pinker. "We are grateful to Netflix for the opportunity, but are very disheartened we won't be continuing to tell these stories."


8. "Shades of Blue"

We learned in early April that the NBC crime drama Shades of Blue, which starred Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, would be done after Season 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The final 10 episodes that will comprise Season 3 will begin with the season premiere on June 17. Lopez released a sentimental statement in the wake of the cancellation announcement, describing what an honor it was for her to star and co-produce Shades of Blue. 

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"I have enjoyed producing and starring in this beautifully complicated world and playing such an empowering yet flawed character — a woman, a detective, but, first and foremost, a mother," she wrote. "Now looking at it with a little distance, playing Harlee strengthened me and helped me grow into a more self-assured woman. It's crazy how some parts permeate your soul and change you forever and for that I am grateful. We crafted a poetic three-season arc on how her journey ends, which is true redemption. The way only Harlee could have done it — the hard way, the road less traveled. I thank NBC and all the talented actors, writers, crew and producers for going on this journey with us!


9. "Stuck in the Middle"

After three seasons, Stuck in the Middle was canceled over at Disney. The series followed the adventures of one middle-school girl and her life in a bustling household with her big family. The series' star, Jenna Ortega, hinted at the show's cancellation in an Instagram video ahead of the official announcement. 


10. "Young & Hungry"

Young & Hungry, which features Emily Osment (of Hannah Montana fame) playing a young food blogger who becomes the personal chef of a tech entrepreneur, was canceled following its fifth season (which will comprise 10 final episodes airing this summer) at Freeform.


11. The Librarians 

After four seasons, TNT chose not to move forward with The Librarians and officially canceled the show in March 2018. That said, executive producer Dean Devlin wrote on Twitter he'd attempt to find a new home for the show — although it's unclear if that's a sure thing.


12. "Shut Eye"

Hulu canceled their original drama series starring Jeffrey Donovan after just two seasons.


13. "Dice"

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay's semi-autobiographical Showtime comedy was canceled after two seasons.


14. "Damnation"

The short-lived USA drama focused on a small town in the heartland of America in the 1930s, where the conflict between the wealthy and the poor, the ambitious and the downtrodden. The show lasted only one season before USA axed it. 

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15. "I Love Dick" 

Amazon chose not to go forward with Season 2 of the Kevin Bacon-Kathryn Hahn drama from showrunner Jill Soloway about a husband and wife assessing the validity of their feelings toward an enigmatic writer and professor. 


16. "Jean-Claude Van Johnson"

Amazon axed the spoof-y new comedy starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, playing a fictional version of himself as a martial arts expert both on- and off-screen as he makes movies and works as a privately contracted spy. Go figure.


17. "One Mississippi"

In January, Amazon chose not to move forward with the Tig Notaro-fronted dramedy about a queer woman who moves back home to Mississippi and attempts to reconnect with her brother and distant stepfather in the wake of her mother's death.


18. "Lady Dynamite"

The surreal and super-funny Netflix show Lady Dynamite only made it to Season 2 before getting axed in January.


19. "The Mayor"

ABC's push to stay young and approachable with a light comedy about a millennial who becomes the mayor of his town on a whim got canceled before the end of its first season. 

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This article was originally published at sheknows. Reprinted with permission from the author.

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