Renewed Or Canceled? The Fate Of TV Shows In 2022
With the year 2022 came a whole lot of fan-favorite television shows. Sadly, while some series got the green light for a new season, others got the boot and were canceled, have it be because ratings were low or the story was over (looking at you, Better Call Saul).
Some viewers might be upset to learn that their binge-worthy show is done while others are ready for the next chapter.
Euphoria – Renewed
Considering all of the awards Euphoria has seen thrown its way, it probably does not come as too big of a shock to learn that the high school drama has been renewed for the third season.
Between the mature subject matter, drama, and intense character relationships, fans of the series probably can’t wait to see what happens next for the dysfunctional kids at East Highland High School.
Better Call Saul – Canceled
Sadly, after six seasons of crazy legal battles and becoming the “criminal lawyer” people know and love from Breaking Bad, Jimmy McGill’s transformation into Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul has come to an end.
First airing on AMC in 2015, Better Call Saul received numerous awards for its characters, cinematography, direction, and writing, including 46 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
American Horror Story – Renewed
The anthology series American Horror Story has been renewed for not one more season but a confirmed three more, bringing the highly-rated FX series up to a total of 13 seasons.
From the Murder House to the horror-filled circus and even a cult in 2018, there is no telling where Ryan Murphy’s masterpiece is going to bring viewers next.
Batwoman – Canceled
When Batwoman first aired in 2019, it had a difficult time getting its footing in the beloved Arrowverse. The plot was all over the place, and the acting wasn’t the best, leaving the show with less than stellar reviews.
After three seasons and a few casting issues, Batwoman was finally canceled. While the show did have a small yet dedicated fanbase, ratings led the network to give the superhero series the boot.
Squid Game – Renewed
The Netflix show Squid Game came out of the blue as one of the streaming platform’s biggest and most successful shows. Following people in dire need of money, the show focuses on their journey in the Squid Game, a live-or-die tournament with a huge payout.
In the end, Gi-hun is the sole survivor. Renewed for a second season, fans hope to see Gi-hun return to the game and, perhaps, shut it down for good.
The Crown – Canceled
After 129 award wins, it might come as a shock that The Crown has been canceled. After five seasons of the royal family and the reign of Queen Elizabeth, it was decided to split the final season into two parts, giving more detail to the final installation of the show.
The two-part six-season will cover the late 1990s into the early 2000s.
Cobra Kai – Renewed
Starting off as nothing more than a web series, Cobra Kai has not only been nominated for numerous awards, but it has also been renewed for a fourth season on Netflix.
Revolving around the Cobra Kai dojo and two adults who are reluctant to let go of the past, who knows what’s in store for this fourth season.
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow – Canceled
After time traveling through the universe, saving the world, and even throwing a wedding, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has been canceled after seven sevens of quirky adventures.
When fans last see the legends, they are actually getting arrested, and the series ends on a horrible cliff-hanger. Not too happy with the ending, fans petitioned for the series to get another season. Only time will tell if The CW decides to listen and give the people what they want!
The Flight Attendant – Canceled
Based on a Chris Bohjalian novel of the same name, the HBO drama The Flight Attendant was canceled after two seasons. Starring Kaley Cuoco as the title character, the series follows her misadventures, starting with waking up in a hotel room with a dead man.
According to Cuoco, a third season would actually be difficult to do. She said, “It’s going to take a lot of thought to make sure if we go back that it’s better than the last two, which is very hard to do.”
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – Renewed
Renewed for seasons 15, 16, 17, and 18, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia isn’t going anywhere for quite some time.
When viewers last see the crew of dysfunctional adults, they are frolicking through Ireland, wreaking havoc in such a way only Dennis, Dee, Charlie, Mac, and Frank can muster up.
Stranger Things – Canceled
One of the biggest Netflix original series, Stranger Things, is finally coming to an end after the fifth season. The story of Eleven and her friends in Hawkins has been a whirlwind, fighting off evil monsters from the upside down and finally figuring out that One, aka Vecna, has been behind everything.
The final season is sure to be a showdown for the ages.
How I Met Your Father – Renewed
While people were questioning the How I Met Your Mother spin-off, How I Met Your Father clearly did something right since it was renewed for a second season.
Starring Hilary Duff, the show is like its predecessor. Only, this time, a female narrator tells her son how she met his father and how he came to be.
Legacies – Canceled
A supernatural spinoff of two beloved CW series, Legacies had a good run, following the story of 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson as she studies at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.
Even though The Vampires Diaries and Originals spinoff series was highly popular with the fanbase, the network had to make a tough call as it prepared for a major sale, and it was canceled.
Barry – Renewed
The critically-acclaimed black comedy-drama series Barry was renewed for a fourth season in 2022. The news is most likely a great thing for fans, as the series received an astounding 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes by the time the third season came to a close.
Who knows what Barry, a hitman who wants nothing more than to walk the straight and narrow, will get into next, especially since the season three finale saw him get arrested!
Locke & Key – Canceled
A Netflix horror fantasy series based on the comic books of the same name, Locke & Key had a solid run on the streaming service. Alas, its time has come to an end after three seasons of mystery and adventure.
Now, it is time to see if the Locke children are able to hold off the demons one last time.
Outlander – Renewed
Jamie and Claire Fraser aren’t going anywhere. The beloved historical fantasy drama series Outlander has been renewed for a seventh season.
Nothing is ever simple on Frasier Ridge, and fans of the series are in for a whole world of adventure, political gain, and drama for the upcoming seventh season!
Christina On The Coast – Renewed
The HGTV series Christina on the Coast started with host Christina Hall renovating her own Southern California property after her divorce.
From there, she worked on other people’s massive homes and soon found her Flip or Flop spin-off series getting renewed for a third season in 2022. People aren’t going to want to miss out on these new renovations!
Ozark – Canceled
After four seasons of money laundering, crime, and getting out of sticky situations, the Ozark family is finally getting off the air. Ozark first premiered in 2017 and was met with a huge fanbase and positive reviewers.
After getting renewed for a two-part fourth season, though, the story finally came to an end and was canceled in 2022.
The Equalizer – Renewed
Starring Queen Latifah, The Equalizer first premiered on CBS in 2021. With a solid fanbase and positive reviews, the crime drama’s been renewed for not only a third season but a fourth.
Looking like nothing more than a single mom, Robyn McCall lives a secret life as “The Equalizer,” someone who helps those who are in need.
Peaky Blinders – Canceled
In 2021, it was announced that the sixth season set to air in 2022 would be the final escapade of Peaky Blinders. Even though fans know the show is over, they can’t get enough of the urban street gang known as the Peaky Blinder.
Thanks to the fanbase, a full-length movie revolving around the beloved characters is in the works.
Riverdale – Canceled
After seven seasons of drama, mystery, and very dysfunctional character love triangles, The CW series Riverdale has finally ended. Archie and his friends have been through a lot in seven seasons, including flashbacks, flashforwards, and even an alien species coming into town.
With all of its ups and downs, twists and turns, the showrunners decided the story had finally run its course.
Russian Doll – Renewed
In a groundhog day-like loop, Nadia has to figure out why she dies at the end of each night and how to stop it from happening. The Netflix series Russian Doll was met with positive reviews and even four Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for star Natasha Lyonne.
It’s no wonder it was renewed for another season!
Saved By The Bell – Canceled
Bayside High School is closing its doors once again after the Saved By The Bell reboot got canceled after two seasons. Following a group of new and old characters, sources say the cancelation is most likely due to viewership.
Going into the second season, the series didn’t see an increase in its audience, which most likely resulted in the network shutting down production.
Shadow And Bone – Renewed
Based on the Leigh Bardugo books of the same name, Netflix’s fantasy series Shadow & Bone is gearing up for a second season. The first season saw Alina Starkov hone her gifts, thanks to her Grisha ancestry.
Of course, there is much for Alina to learn and the end of the first season see’s the character learning more about her powers.
Heels – Renewed
Playing out scripted matches at their father’s old boxing ring, Jack and Ace Spade want nothing more than to gain national attention for their skills. Starring Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig, the first season of Heels was met with positive reviews, calling the show “an impressive new drama that has compelling angles on both sides of the rope.”
The good news is the show was renewed for a second season!
The Walking Dead – Canceled
After 11 seasons of zombies, new characters, and horrific deaths, The Walking Dead is finally ending. With an ensemble cast, viewers have gone through the whole spectrum of human emotion, from fan-favorite character deaths to seeing the rag-tag group getting themselves out of sticky situations.
Now, it is up to Maggie to learn what the Commonwealth is up to and to help her friends by any means necessary, just one last time.
You – Renewed
Viewers couldn’t help but become intrigued with the Netflix thriller series You. Following the story of Joe Goldberg, it doesn’t take long to learn he has some dark aspects to his personality, namely doing pretty much anything to get to the person he desires.
The series has been renewed for a fourth season.
Walker – Renewed
A reimagining of the beloved series Walker, Texas Ranger, the Jared Padalecki-led series Walker has become seemingly as popular. Coming home to Austin, Texas, after the death of his wife, Walker tries his best to fall back into normal life.
Of course, nothing is ever that simple. Walker has since been renewed for a third season.
The Umbrella Academy – Renewed
After falling into a pseudo-alliance with the Sparrow Academy in the hopes of resetting the world to its rightful order, The Umbrella Academy discovered something horrible at the end of season three – they all lost their powers.
Now, fans are waiting anxiously as Netflix decides whether or not to greenlight season four. Rumor has it that it has been approved internally at Netflix, but there has been no formal announcement.
Raised By Wolves – Canceled
The HBO series Raised By Wolves has been pulled from the catalog and will not be continuing on with a third season. It comes as sad news to fans, as the series’ vast futuristic world-building, intriguing plot, and interesting characters set the grounds for an amazing and critically acclaimed show.
Unfortunately, Discovery’s merger with Warner Bros. had HBO cleaning house, and Raised by Wolves got the short end of the stick.