8 Saddest Show Cancellations, From Julie And The Ghosts To PEN15
2021 to offer and 2021 to take away. So many amazing shows – Hacks! Yellow jackets! Only the murders in the building! – were created this year and have already found an audience. Sadly, aside from bringing us some amazing new content, this year has also ended some amazing shows. Read on to learn about the most heartbreaking show cancellations of 2021.
Heartbreaking Show Cancellations: Julie and the Ghosts
This one comes to mind first because it’s so fresh. Although the heartwarming, Daytime Emmy-winning series has found a passionate fan base, Netflix announced this week that it will not be renewed for a season two. Fans are devastated to have to say goodbye to this beautiful story of music and unlikely friendship.
Heartbreaking show cancellations: Genera + ion
Generation + ion was one of the most daring shows to premiere this year. With her unique and specific voice, few media have managed to capture Gen Z with as much precision as the HBO comedy-drama. With the focus on well-rounded LGBTQ + characters, it’s a shame that Genera + ion’s time has been cut short.
Heartbreaking Show Cancellations: Betty
Another blow dealt by HBO. Betty, which focused on a group of young skaters in New York City, was praised for its superb cinematography, natural charm, and emphasis on friendship. Sadly, the Women of Skate Kitchen last appeared on our screens, as it was canceled following the premiere of its second season this summer.
Heartbreaking Show Cancellations: Kevin Can F ** k Himself
Another show which, tragically, will not go beyond its second season. While fans were thrilled to hear that the dark comedy would return for a season two, they were less thrilled when AMC announced it would be its last. Justice for Annie Murphy!
Heartbreaking Show Cancellations: Mom
Although Mum had eight awesome seasons, it was still devastating to hear that the CBS comedy wasn’t coming back for a ninth. Although co-manager Anna Faris stepped down after season seven, the final season was still as fresh and timely as ever with Allison Janney at the helm in solo. Sadly, the series aired its final episodes this spring.
Heartbreaking Show Cancellations: Y: The Last Man
Based on the comic book series of the same name, this post-apocalyptic drama starred an ever better Diane Lane. Sadly, due to COVID and other filming challenges, Hulu canceled the series even after the first season had aired, not giving it a proper chance to find the audience it deserved.
Heartbreaking Show Cancellations: Good Girls
This one stung! Although the female-directed detective drama was always supposed to have a fifth and final season – with its stars even agreeing to cut wages to give fans the shutdown – a deal fell apart at the last minute. The speculation is that there was a combination of money disagreements and creative differences at play.
Heartbreaking Show Cancellations: PEN15
PEN15 is an absolute masterpiece, effortlessly reminding you of all the trials, humiliations and sometimes the joys of college. We were squeamish when Hulu announced that the episodes, which dropped earlier this month, would be the last. A little mercy? It was the decision by Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, who created and starred in the series. At least it ended exactly as they wanted it to!
What show have you been saddest to see canceled this year? Comments below!