17 Broadcast TV Shows That Just Got Canceled

It is the middle of May, which means that it is time to say goodbye to some beloved favorite broadcast shows as the big five networks — ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and The CW — make room for their new fall slates. Going into this year’s cancellation season, we already knew that we’d be saying goodbye to some icons like This Is Uswrapping up after six seasons on NBC, and black-ish,, which bid farewell this spring after eight years on ABC.

This particular cancellation season seems to be harsher than most years, though. The CW has axed nine shows from its roster including Legacies,, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,, and Roswell, New Mexico. CBS said goodbye to its Magnum PI reboot along with two Chuck Lorre comedies, and freshman shows Good Sam and How We Roll. Over at NBC, it was a bad news day for Mr. Mayor,, Kenanand The Endgame. ABC’s hip-hop drama, Queenswas canceled last week, but ABC and FOX still have quite a few tough decisions to make about bubble shows.

Here are all of the broadcast shows that were just canceled. This story post will be updated live as more cancellation and renewal news comes in.

Eve, Brandy, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez; Queens

Eve, Brandy, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez; Queens

ABC / Kim Simms

Queens

Where to watch: Hulu

The musical drama series Queens Eve played Brianna, Brandy Norwood played Naomi, Naturi Naughton played Jill, and Nadine Velazquez played Valeria. The quartet were trailblazers in hip-hop when they performed. as “Nasty Bitches” in the 1990s before trying to reclaim the spark over two decades later. —Kat Moon

ABC previously canceled Promised Land, Card Sharks, The Ultimate Surfer, and black-ish,, ABC also moved which ended an eight-season run in the spring. Dancing with the Stars to Disney + for the upcoming season.

Perdita Weeks and Jay Hernandez, Magnum PI

Perdita Weeks and Jay Hernandez, Magnum PI

CBS

Good Sam

Where to watch: Paramount +

CBS has called it quits on the Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs series after just one season. The medical drama followed Sam (Bush), a woman who becomes the top surgeon after her boss and father (Isaacs) falls into a coma. When he woke up from the coma, she became his boss, and things got complicated … apparently too complicated for CBS viewers. —Lauren Piester

How We Roll

Where to watch: Paramount +

Pete Holmes starred as auto plant-worker turned professional bowler Tom Smallwood, based on the life of the real Tom Smallwood, in this CBS comedy. Unfortunately, it struck out in the wrong way with viewers, and was canceled after one season. —Lauren Piester

Magnum PI

Where to watch: Paramount +

Jay Hernandez starred in this reboot of the classic ’80s procedural, and it went four seasons before being axed by CBS. —Lauren Piester

The United States of Al

Where to watch: Paramount +

United States of Al told the story of the friendship between Riley (Parker Young), a Marine combat veteran, and Al (Adhir Kalyan), his unit’s interpreter, as they adjusted to life in the US Not even the show’s powerful and measured response to recent events in Afghanistan could save it, and CBS canceled it after two seasons. —Lauren Piester

Nick Zano and Caity Lotz, Legends of Tomorrow

Nick Zano and Caity Lotz, Legends of Tomorrow

Colin Bentley / The CW

4400

Where to watch: The CW

The CW has canceled its updated reboot of the 2004 USA show about 4400 people who vanished and then reappeared years later. The show lasted just one season. Perhaps, as it did once before, the 4400 will reappear again someday … —Lauren Piester

Batwoman

Where to watch: The CW | HBO Max

Batwoman was canceled by The CW after three seasons, despite bringing star-in-the-making Javicia Leslie on in the titular role after Ruby Rose left the show before Season 2. It was a trailblazing show, centering a Black queer woman as the protector of Gotham City. —Megan Vick

Charmed

Where to watch: The CW | Netflix

The CW’s reboot of the beloved witchy drama introduced three new and much more diverse sisters as the Charmed ones, and even mirrored the original series by killing off one sister after season three and introducing a mysterious replacement. Unfortunately, the magic just wasn’t there in the end, and the show was canceled after four seasons. —Lauren Piester

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Where to watch: The CW | Netflix

After seven seasons, The CW called it a day on Legends of Tomorrow, definitely the quirkiest corner of the shrinking Arrowverse. While. Legends Most regrettably of all, the show ended with a big cliffhanger that fans won’t see satisfied. There’s was never the most popular of the CW superhero shows, it was beloved by its passionate fanbase and was heralded for its big swings and ambitious storylines. at least the potential for future crossovers? —Megan Vick

Dynasty

Where to watch: The CW | Netflix

The CW’s reboot of the popular ’80s soap lasted five seasons of backstabbing and manipulation among the wealthy Carrington family and their friends, lovers, and business associates before being canceled. —Lauren Piester

In the Dark

Where to watch: The CW | Netflix

In the Dark starred Perry Mattfield as a blind, irreverent 20-something who stumbles upon her murdered best friend and has to figure out what happened to him. The Ben Stiller-produced drama will end with its fourth season, which premieres in June 2022. —Lauren Piester

Legacies

Where to watch: The CW | Netflix

It’s the end of an era at the CW. Legacies, the spinoff of The Vampire Diaries and The Originalshas been canceled after four seasons, closing the doors of the Salvatore School and ending the TVD universe’s 13-year run on the network. —Lauren Piester

Naomi

Where to watch: The CW

Kaci Walfall starred in Ava Duvernay’s adaptation of the comic book of the same name, which followed a comic-book-loving teen who runs a Superman fan site and discovers that she has superpowers. The show was lauded for centering on a teen Black girl who’s also a superhero, but just couldn’t bring in the viewership it needed to stay alive. It was canceled after one season. —Lauren Piester

Roswell, New Mexico

Where to watch: The CW | Netflix

The CW’s reboot of the popular alien drama centered around Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason), a scientist and the daughter of undocumented immigrants. She reunites with a high school crush, Max (Nathan Dean Parsons), who turns out to be an alien, and Many extraordinary secrets are uncovered. The series will end with its fourth season, which premieres in June 2022. —Lauren Piester

The network had previously announced the ending of Supergirl.

The Big Leap

The Big Leap

Fox

Fox canceled The Big Leap in early 2022 but has yet to announce decisions about several shows on its slate, including The Masked Singer,, The Resident, and more.

Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Kenan Thompson, Kenan

NBC

The Endgame

Where to watch: Hulu

Morena Baccarin and Ryan Michelle Bathe starred in this cat and mouse thriller about a criminal mastermind (Baccarin) who faces off against an FBI agent (Bathe), but NBC opted to end the chase after just one season. —Lauren Piester

Kenan

Where to watch: Hulu

Kenan Thompson somehow pulled double duty, starring on both SNL He played a single dad and local news anchor trying to balance his kids and his career for two seasons, until NBC pulled the plug. —Lauren Piester

Mr. Mayor

Where to watch: Hulu

Ted Danson starred as a retired businessman who ran for mayor of Los Angeles and somehow won. Unfortunately, navigating the politics of LA and starring in a TV show about them are equally tough, and the show has been canceled after two seasons. —Lauren Piester

NBC previously announced the ending of This Is Us after six seasons.

See the full list of TV shows on broadcast, cable, and streaming that have been canceled or are ending in 2022. This story is updating live.

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