If your favorite show cancelled? 2017 edition.

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It's that time of year when networks renew or cancel shows for the upcoming TV season.
As in years past I will post a list of the shows that were renewed and those that were cancelled. As well as new shows as they are announced at the annual upfronts.

Here is the list of shows cancelled or in their final season so far:
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/renewcancel/tv-shows-canceled-in-2016-17-9-and-counting/
BROADCAST


“2 Broke Girls” (CBS)
“American Crime” (ABC)
“American Gothic” (CBS)
“APB” (FOX)
“Aquarius” (NBC)
“The Blacklist: Redemption” (NBC)
“BrainDead” (CBS)
“The Catch” (ABC)
“Celebrity Name Game” (syndicated)
“Conviction” (ABC)
“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (CBS)
“Doubt” (CBS)
“Dr. Ken” (ABC)
“Emerald City” (NBC)
“Frequency” (The CW)
“The Great Indoors” (CBS)
“Imaginary Mary” (ABC)
“Last Man Standing” (ABC)
“Making History” (FOX)
“Mercy Street” (PBS)
“Notorious” (ABC)
“No Tomorrow” (The CW)
“The Odd Couple” (CBS)
“Pitch” (FOX)
“Powerless” (NBC)
“Pure Genius” (CBS)
“Ransom” (CBS)
“The Real O’Neals” (ABC)
“Rosewood” (FOX)
“Scream Queens” (FOX)
“Secrets and Lies” (ABC)
“Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)
“Son of Zorn” (FOX)
“Time After Time” (ABC)
“Training Day” (CBS)
“You the Jury” (FOX)


CABLE/STREAMING

“Aftermath” (Syfy)
“Any Given Wednesday” (HBO)
“Blunt Talk” (Starz)
“Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin Sclopio Peepio” (Adult Swim)
“Eyewitness” (USA)
“Girl Meets World” (Disney Channel)
“Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon)
“Guilt” (Freeform)
“Impastor” (TV Land)
“Incorporated” (Syfy)
“The Knick” (Cinemax) – last episode aired in December 2015
“Loosely Exactly Nicole” (MTV)
“Man Seeking Woman” (FXX)
“Marco Polo” (Netflix)
“Mary + Jane” (MTV)
“Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace” (Adult Swim)
“Murder in the First” (TNT)
“Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” (Comedy Central)
“The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News)
“Outsiders” (WGN America)
“Salem” (WGN America)
“Sweet/Vicious” (MTV)
[doublepost=1494701444][/doublepost]These are the shows that had final seasons.

BROADCAST

“Beauty and the Beast” (The CW), series finale aired Sept. 15, 2016
“Bones” (FOX), series finale aired March 28, 2017
“Grimm” (NBC), series finale aired March 31, 2017
“Reign” (The CW), premiered Feb. 10, 2017
“Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
“The Vampire Diaries” (The CW), series finale aired March 10, 2017


CABLE/STREAMING

“Bates Motel” (A&E), series finale aired April 24, 2017
“Black Sails” (Starz), series finale aired April 2, 2017
“Bloodline” (Netflix), premieres May 26, 2017
“Comedy Bang! Bang!” (IFC), series finale aired Dec. 2, 2016
“Duck Dynasty” (A&E), series finale aired March 29, 2017
“Episodes” (Showtime), premieres TBD 2017
“For Better or Worse” (OWN), premiered March 4, 2017
“Girls” (HBO), series finale April 16, 2017
“Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC), premieres TBD 2017
“Kingdom” (Audience Network), premieres May 31, 2017
“The Leftovers” (HBO), premiered April 16, 2017
“Longmire” (Netflix), premieres TBD 2017
“Love Thy Neighbor” (OWN), premieres June 10, 2017
“Orphan Black” (BBC America), premieres June 10, 2017
“Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform), premiered April 18, 2017
“Rectify” (Sundance), series finale aired Dec. 14, 2016
“Rizzoli & Isles” (TNT), series finale aired Sept. 5, 2016
“The Strain” (FX), premieres TBD 2017
“Switched at Birth” (Freeform), series finale aired April 11, 2017
“Teen Wolf” (MTV), premiered Nov. 15, 2016
“Turn” (AMC), premieres TBD 2017
 
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I enjoyed Timeless and the little history lessons. The conspiracy story arc wasn't quite as compelling though.
Apparently they've made a last ditch effort to save the show. We should see new episodes is 2018...hopefully...

As for Aftermath, I figured it was cancelled. Oh well.
[doublepost=1494735060][/doublepost]
Timeless was uncancelled today.
You posted this just as I typed a response.
 
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Twenty years ago, major network series ran for more than 20 episodes each season. Although shows that didn't garner high ratings often were cancelled every year, there wasn't that much competition. Since the rise of cable TV, there's a lot more to choose from, including incessant reality programs. It's hard for any show to gain a foothold.

The only program in the list I cared about was The Knick.
 

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Example of how much TV I watch, I have not seen ANY of those shows, not even one episode.
You could still watch a decent amount of TV and have never seen a show on that list :) In fact, My wife and I and most of our friends call into that category.

Now if only "The Walking Dead" was on that list :).
Given the ratings, even with the moderate slides up and down, you can probably forget that happening in the near future. As an alternative, you could just not watch it :D

Twenty years ago, major network series ran for more than 20 episodes each season. Although shows that didn't garner high ratings often were cancelled every year, there wasn't that much competition. Since the rise of cable TV, there's a lot more to choose from, including incessant reality programs. It's hard for any show to gain a foothold.

The only program in the list I cared about was The Knick.
Yeah, totally agree with the both your assessment of shows finding traction and the new competitive from cable options and with The Knick being an outstanding show. Apparently it was costly, Soderbergh actually directed the entire 2 seasons, if you totally caught up, the S2 finale, was pretty final-ish, I mean, that's as good of a stopping place as any of there were production concerns.

Kind of reminds me of Deadwood, brilliant TV, it ended prematurely, but there wasn't so much dangling plot elements as there was "this is where the characters are now" sure we want to see more, but it didn't end on a massive clinghanger.
 

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You could still watch a decent amount of TV and have never seen a show on that list :) In fact, My wife and I and most of our friends call into that category.
For sure. I just work nights and I don't have a DVR. Any shows I did watch over the past several years, I did so through buying them on iTunes.
 

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It's that time of year when networks renew or cancel shows for the upcoming TV season.
As in years past I will post a list of the shows that were renewed and those that were cancelled. As well as new shows as they are announced at the annual upfronts.

Here is the list of shows cancelled or in their final season so far:
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/renewcancel/tv-shows-canceled-in-2016-17-9-and-counting/
BROADCAST
“2 Broke Girls” (CBS)
“American Crime” (ABC)
“American Gothic” (CBS)
“APB” (FOX)
“Aquarius” (NBC)
“The Blacklist: Redemption” (NBC)
“BrainDead” (CBS)
“The Catch” (ABC)
“Celebrity Name Game” (syndicated)
“Doubt” (CBS)
“Dr. Ken” (ABC)
“Emerald City” (NBC)
“Frequency” (The CW)
“Imaginary Mary” (ABC)
“Last Man Standing” (ABC)
“Making History” (FOX)
“Mercy Street” (PBS)
“No Tomorrow” (The CW)
“Pitch” (FOX)
“Powerless” (NBC)
“The Real O’Neals” (ABC)
“Rosewood” (FOX)
“Secrets and Lies” (ABC)
“Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)
“Son of Zorn” (FOX)
“Time After Time” (ABC)
“Timeless” (NBC) - brought back a day after being canceled.
“You the Jury” (FOX)


CABLE/STREAMING

“Aftermath” (Syfy)
“Any Given Wednesday” (HBO)
“Blunt Talk” (Starz)
“Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin Sclopio Peepio” (Adult Swim)
“Eyewitness” (USA)
“Girl Meets World” (Disney Channel)
“Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon)
“Guilt” (Freeform)
“Impastor” (TV Land)
“Incorporated” (Syfy)
“The Knick” (Cinemax) – last episode aired in December 2015
“Loosely Exactly Nicole” (MTV)
“Man Seeking Woman” (FXX)
“Marco Polo” (Netflix)
“Mary + Jane” (MTV)
“Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace” (Adult Swim)
“Murder in the First” (TNT)
“Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” (Comedy Central)
“The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News)
“Outsiders” (WGN America)
“Salem” (WGN America)
“Sweet/Vicious” (MTV)
[doublepost=1494701444][/doublepost]These are the shows that had final seasons.

BROADCAST

“Beauty and the Beast” (The CW), series finale aired Sept. 15, 2016
“Bones” (FOX), series finale aired March 28, 2017
“Grimm” (NBC), series finale aired March 31, 2017
“Reign” (The CW), premiered Feb. 10, 2017
“Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
“The Vampire Diaries” (The CW), series finale aired March 10, 2017


CABLE/STREAMING

“Bates Motel” (A&E), series finale aired April 24, 2017
“Black Sails” (Starz), series finale aired April 2, 2017
“Bloodline” (Netflix), premieres May 26, 2017
“Comedy Bang! Bang!” (IFC), series finale aired Dec. 2, 2016
“Duck Dynasty” (A&E), series finale aired March 29, 2017
“Episodes” (Showtime), premieres TBD 2017
“For Better or Worse” (OWN), premiered March 4, 2017
“Girls” (HBO), series finale April 16, 2017
“Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC), premieres TBD 2017
“Kingdom” (Audience Network), premieres May 31, 2017
“The Leftovers” (HBO), premiered April 16, 2017
“Longmire” (Netflix), premieres TBD 2017
“Love Thy Neighbor” (OWN), premieres June 10, 2017
“Orphan Black” (BBC America), premieres June 10, 2017
“Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform), premiered April 18, 2017
“Rectify” (Sundance), series finale aired Dec. 14, 2016
“Rizzoli & Isles” (TNT), series finale aired Sept. 5, 2016
“The Strain” (FX), premieres TBD 2017
“Switched at Birth” (Freeform), series finale aired April 11, 2017
“Teen Wolf” (MTV), premiered Nov. 15, 2016
“Turn” (AMC), premieres TBD 2017
My opinion, not insisting on agreement. :)
I'm oblivious to most of these titles as in having not watched them, but:
  • I dropped Orphan Black at the start of the second season, a cool premise, talented actress, but did not like the transition.
  • I may look for Black Sails to watch.
  • Good riddance to American Gothic Horror Story, and Bill O'reilly, although I never watched his show and somehow, I think he'll still be haunting us.
  • Looking forward to the the wrap up of Bloodlines and hope that The Strain final season which seems to have lost it's way, is worthy.
  • Lost interest in The Vampire Diaries a few seasons ago after it got repetitive.
 

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Yeah, totally agree with the both your assessment of shows finding traction and the new competitive from cable options and with The Knick being an outstanding show. Apparently it was costly, Soderbergh actually directed the entire 2 seasons, if you totally caught up, the S2 finale, was pretty final-ish, I mean, that's as good of a stopping place as any of there were production concerns.

Kind of reminds me of Deadwood, brilliant TV, it ended prematurely, but there wasn't so much dangling plot elements as there was "this is where the characters are now" sure we want to see more, but it didn't end on a massive clinghanger.
The S2 finale was definitely final, especially for Dr. Thackery. But, as I recall, Soderbergh conceived of The Knick as a sequence two-year mini-series with different casts and at different time points, so I guess it could be revived if he were so inclined and could get funding.

Westworld is another series that hooked me. It's supposed to continue, but the next episode won't air until 2018.
 
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Twenty years ago, major network series ran for more than 20 episodes each season. Although shows that didn't garner high ratings often were cancelled every year, there wasn't that much competition. Since the rise of cable TV, there's a lot more to choose from, including incessant reality programs. It's hard for any show to gain a foothold.

The only program in the list I cared about was The Knick.
I try to keep an eye out for worthy titles. Netflix seems to have an above average percentage of gritty, harder hitting shows, then I'd expect to find on network television. If you've not, check out this thread. :)
 

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The Odd Couple has been cancelled by CBS.
As well as Criminal Minds, Beyond Borders.

NBC upfronts today.

NBC's complete fall 2017 schedule

Monday
8 p.m. ET/PT — The Voice
10 p.m. — The Brave

Tuesday
8 p.m.— The Voice
9 p.m. — Superstore
9:30 p.m. — The Good Place
10 p.m. — Chicago Fire

Wednesday
8 p.m.— The Blacklist
9 p.m. — Law & Order: SVU
10 p.m. — Chicago P.D.

Thursday
8 p.m. — Will & Grace
8:30 p.m. — Great News
9 p.m. — This Is Us
10 p.m.— Law & Order: True Crime —The Menendez Murders

Friday
8 p.m. — Blindspot
9 p.m. — Taken
10 p.m. — Dateline NBC

Saturday
8-10 P.M. — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10-11 P.M. — Saturday Night Live (encores)

Sunday
7 p.m. — Football Night in America
8:20 p.m. — Sunday Night Football

Fox's full fall schedule

Monday
8 p.m. — Lucifer
9 p.m. — The Gifted

Tuesday
8 p.m.— Lethal Weapon
9 p.m. — The Mick
9:30 p.m. — Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Wednesday
8 p.m.— Empire
9 p.m. — Star

Thursday
8 p.m. — Gotham
9 p.m. — Orville

Friday
8 p.m. — Hell's Kitchen
9 p.m. — The Exorcist

Saturday
8 p.m. — Fox Sports Saturday: College Football

Sunday
7 p.m. — NFL on Fox
7:30 p.m. — The OT/Bob's Burgers
8 p.m. — The Simpsons
8:30 p.m. — Ghosted
9 p.m. — Family Guy
9:30 p.m. — The Last Man on Earth
 
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Doubt and Notorious - the writing was on the wall. There were maybe a half-dozen episodes of each before they disappeared. I like some of the actors (Katherine Heigl and Piper Perabo, respectively) on these but the plots were a little transparent.
2 Broke Girls - liked watching for Kat Dennings but dropped it when other shows in the same time slot grabbed my attention.
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - same thing happened to the other show they tried to spin off Criminal Minds, didn't work there either.
Last Man Standing - I came to this show late but I thought it was ok.
Is Chicago Justice another mid-season pickup? Because of Sunday Night Football on NBC?

I don't know much about the rest of the list of cancelled or final season shows...
 

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Two Broke Girls lost it way also. Was a pretty funny show IMHO, but now it doesn't hold our interest. Sad.

Most of the ones I like that are on the chopping block, were already scheduled to end. The Stain, The Americans, etc had already said they would be ending.

I know it isn't on the list, but Grimm was also getting long in the tooth we have a few episodes left of the series, but man last season was tough to get through.
 

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ABC's full fall schedule

Monday
8 p.m. — Dancing with the Stars
10 p.m. — The Good Doctor

Tuesday
8 p.m. — The Middle
8:30 p.m. — Fresh off the Boat
9 p.m. — Black-ish
9:30 p.m. — The Mayor
10 p.m. — The Gospel of Kevin

Wednesday
8 p.m. — The Goldbergs
8:30 p.m. — Speechless
9 p.m. — Modern Family
9:30 p.m. — American Housewife
10 p.m. — Designated Survivor

Thursday
8 p.m. — Grey's Anatomy
9 p.m. — Scandal
10 p.m. — How to Get Away With Murder

Friday
8 p.m. — Once Upon a Time
9 p.m. — Inhumans
10 p.m. — 20/20

Saturday
8 p.m. — Saturday Night Football

Sunday
7 p.m. — America's Funniest Home Videos
8 p.m. — To Tell the Truth
9 p.m. — Shark Tank
10 p.m. — Ten Days in the Valley

Scandal will be ending after season 7.
 
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I've only watched a handful of episodes of the shows on the cancelled lists, but I don't think I'll be missing any of them.

The one bubble show I'm hoping survives this year is Trial & Error on NBC, but its chances are slim, and there hasn't been any news on it yet.
 

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There are a few I'll miss, but not surprised about their cancellation. I'm more surprised about some of the shows that survive. If there is a higher power, please PLEASE rid us of reality television!
So, ABC announced a kids version of Dancing with the Stars, and they are also reviving American Idol.
[doublepost=1495033210][/doublepost]CBS' full fall schedule

Monday
8 p.m. — The Big Bang Theory/Kevin Can Wait
8:30 p.m. — 9JKL
9 p.m. — Kevin Can Wait/Me, Myself and I
9:30 p.m. — Me, Myself and I/Superior Donuts
10 p.m. — Scorpion*

Tuesday
8 p.m. — NCIS
9 p.m. — Bull
10 p.m. — NCIS: New Orleans

Wednesday
8 p.m. — Survivor
9 p.m. — Seal Team
10 p.m. — Criminal Minds

Thursday (through mid-October)
8 p.m. — Thursday Night Football

Thursday (starting Oct. 27)
8 p.m. — The Big Bang Theory
8:30 p.m. — Young Sheldon
9 p.m. — Mom
9:30 p.m. — Life in Pieces*
10 p.m. — S.W.A.T.

Friday
8 p.m. — MacGyver
9 p.m. — Hawaii Five-0
10 p.m. — Blue Bloods

Saturday
8 p.m. — Crimetime Saturday

Sunday
7 p.m. — 60 Minutes
8 p.m. — Wisdom of the Crowd
9 p.m. — NCIS: Los Angeles
10 p.m — Madam Secretary
 

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Bates Motel” (A&E), series finale aired April 24, 2017
Another fantastic show that wasn't on the radar as much as it should've been (being on A&E made it a little less visible). Brilliant acting (especially from Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore), terrific production, direction and a really fascinating exploration of the 'Psycho' story. Nicely paced and wrapped up in 5 seasons, very highly recommended.
 

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@MacNut any word on what the * next to Scorpion and Life in Pieces means? I'm guessing these are final season shows maybe? Is "Young Sheldon" what I think it is? I'm at work and concerned about searching that particular term, lol...
 

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I know it isn't on the list, but Grimm was also getting long in the tooth we have a few episodes left of the series, but man last season was tough to get through.
Grimm was mentioned in the OP, and it is already over - they've had their finale. I really loved that show, and I knew this was the last season, but I will still miss it.