We regret to inform you, your favourite show has probably just been cancelled.

Everywhere you look these days, a TV show is getting cancelled.

While the rise of streaming services has made it possible for us to have more, more, more, it looks like overconsumption has finally caught up with us.

While some TV shows have simply been canned before another season could air, others have been removed completely from their existing IP networks. Some TV shows didn't even make it past a few episodes before being binned – and a Netflix original was cut before it ever even made it to air.

In mid-November, Netflix also announced the cancellation of five shows in one go.

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Sadly, it looks like whatever is happening in the world of entertainment isn't slowing down anytime soon.

Here is the list of TV shows that have been axed so far. RIP.

Agent Elvis (Netflix)

Agent Elvis was an adult animated sitcom featuring Matthew McConaughey as a fictionalised version of Elvis Presley, who moonlights as a secret agent for the American government.


The show's first season received average to positive reviews, and was co-created by Priscilla Presley (who also had a recurring role voicing herself), but this wasn't enough to stop it being canned after one season.

American Auto (Hulu)

The series, starring Ana Gasteyer, Jon Barinholtz, Harriet Dyer and Tye White, was cancelled after two seasons. 

American Auto followed a group of executives at a car company in Detroit trying to reinvent the ever-changing automotive industry. 

American Gigolo (Stan)

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Starring Jon Bernthal as Julian Kaye, American Gigolo tells the story of an ex-convict trying to escape trouble after being released from prison. 

It was cancelled after just one season and removed from its original platform for tax reasons. 

"It’s about writing down millions in amortisation costs these titles would have incurred in coming years," Vulture’s Josef Adalian explained. 

Big Sky (ABC)

The crime thriller series by David E. Kelley was based on the book series, The Highway, by C. J. Box. 

It originally starred Ryan Phillippe but in later seasons, featured Jensen Ackles, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and Reba McEntire. Big Sky was about a private detective agency in Montana. It was cancelled after three seasons.

Big Shot (Disney+)

The sports-comedy series starred John Stamos as a basketball coach who began coaching a girls' high school team. It was cancelled after two seasons. 

Blood & Treasure (Paramount+)

Blood & Treasure followed antiquities expert Matt Barr and art thief Sofia Pernas as they attempted to find and stop a terrorist who steals treasures to fund his attacks. It didn't make it past two seasons. 

Captain Fall (Netflix)

Captain Fall is an American adult animated absurdist dark comedy crime drama lead by Jason Ritter and Christopher Meloni. It followed Jonathan Fall, who is the captain of a cruise ship where smuggling and human trafficking are taking place without his knowledge. 

The plan for Captain Fall was to have 20 episodes split into two halves - but Netflix cancelled it after only the first half.


Farzar (Netflix)

Netflix has been pretty cut-throat with its animated offerings: Farzar is another one that won't return for a second season.

If you're up for a single-season binge, it is a sci-fi fantast taking place on a faraway plant, where a Prince is put in charge of the S.H.A.T Squad (yes, really), and made to  leave the protective dome of their city to protect the populace from an evil enemy.

Glamorous (Netflix)

The Kim Cattrall comedy-drama, about a legend of the makeup world who takes down-on-his-luck queer man Marco  (played by Miss Benny) under her wing will remain just a single-season show, after Netflix cancelled it.

Gossip Girl (Max)

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The reboot of the classic Gossip Girl must have flipped the script too much. Its diverse Gen-Z cast and new plotlines couldn't quite get it over the line for season three.

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies (Paramount+)

The musical romantic comedy took place four years after the original Grease movie and starred Marisa Davila, Cheyenne Isabel Wells, Ari Notartomaso, and Tricia Fukuhara.

It was canned after one season but if this news makes you sad, don't be – it looks like it could be bought by a different media streaming service.

How I Met Your Father (Hulu)

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The CBS sequel didn't quite make it to three seasons, getting the chop after the release of season two.

Starring Hilary Duff, Chris Lowell, Francia Raisa, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran and Suraj Sharma, the series also featured Kim Cattrall, who played the older version of Duff's character.

Inside Job (Netflix)

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Inside Job was an animated series that followed the lives of a group of workers who looked through conspiracies. A second season was initially renewed by Netflix but the streaming series reneged in the middle of filming.

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

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NCIS: Los Angeles had more than 300 episodes, but unfortunately the show just seemed to be costing more money than it was worth – and after a fairly epic 14 seasons, it has now wrapped.

One of Us Is Lying (Peacock)

One Of Us Is Lying was the first show to ever go to series on the streaming service Peacock. 

The series – which followed the lives of a high school student who is accused of murder, and based on the book of the same name by Karen M. McManus – was unfortunately cancelled after two seasons.

Physical (Apple TV+)

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Starring Rose Byrne, Physical was about an '80s housewife who discovers herself through aerobics. The dramedy dealt with serious topics including an eating disorder and negative self-talk.

The third and final season dropped on August 2.

If you're a fan of Byrne, don't worry because is back on Apple TV+ with Seth Rogen for Platonic.

Sex/Life (Netflix)

Sex/Life was huge when it came to Netflix with its first season. But the series has been cancelled after its second season. 

It was adapted from the book 44 Chapters About 4 Men, and followed Sarah Shahi as Billie Connelly, a woman who began questioning her so-called perfect life with her husband and two children as she yearns for the person she once was.

The series also starred Margaret Odette, Mike Vogel, and Aussie Adam Demos.

Shadow and Bone (Netflix)

Shadow and Bone's second season dropped in March 2023, and if you were hoping for it more of the fantasy we are sorry to tell you that won't be happening.

The show was based on the Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo, and followed Alina Sarkoff (Jessie Mei Li) as she struggled with her sudden transition from an orphan into the saviour of a fictional kingdom called Ravka.

The Idol (HBO)

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The Idol might have been huge, but it received intense criticism before it even even hit screens. 

Starring The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye), and directed by Sam Levinson (the man behind Euphoria) The Idol centred on a pop star named Jocelyn (played by  Lily-Rose Depp), who gets caught up with club owner and cult leader Tedros (Tesfaye). It was cancelled after just one season.

This article was originally published on September 10, 2023 and has been updated.

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