Your Favorite TV Shows That Won’t Be Returning in 2023
Sometimes your favorite show is lucky to have multiple seasons, and sometimes they get canceled prematurely or come to a natural end. Shows canceled prematurely can cite network issues, poor ratings, or low viewership. Other times, show creators would rather end the story before it gets too dry, much to fans’ disappointment.
Here is a list of shows that won’t return for a new season in 2023.
Fans of Stranger Things need to prepare to say goodbye to the Upside Down. Netflix announced that the fifth season, set to premiere in 2023, will be the last.
The science-fiction series follows the supernatural events that occur when one of the series’ main characters goes missing and the government experiments related to his disappearance.
Star Trek: Picard
The Star Trek: The Next Generation spinoff series, Star Trek: Picard, is coming back for a third season, but the third season will also be the last.
The series is set 20 years after the events of the film Star Trek: Nemesis, with an older Picard who is retired from Starfleet. The third season will see Picard reunited with his former crew of the USS Enterprise.
Dead to Me
The dark comedy series Dead to Me concludes with a third and final season. Initially set to premiere in 2020, the last season premiered in 2022 after production delays.
Following a series of twists and turns between the friendship of main characters Jen and Judy, the show explores how a dark secret brings the two women together.
The science fiction series, The Umbrella Academy, is set to have its fourth and final season in 2023 after the characters faced an uncertain future in the season three finale.
Based on a comic book series of the same name, the series will have a natural ending that leaves room for the story to continue in comic book form.
Donald Glover’s Atlanta is ending, with the fourth season being the last. Glover, who created the show in 2013, felt that the show was naturally coming to an end, saying, “death is natural.”
The show, which revolves around the lives of black Americans, was praised for having an all-black writing staff, something nearly unprecedented in American television.
For Stargirl fans, the days of seeing Courtney Whitmore fight crime are ending. After announcing the third season, The CW announced after the season’s premiere that it would also be the show’s last.
With changes in the network, series creator Geoff Johns explains that his writing team penned the final season with the understanding that cancelation was possible, hoping to end the series on a high note that is sure to make fans happy.
After seven seasons, Workin’ Moms will say goodbye to fans in 2023.
The series, which premiered in 2017 on the Canadian network CBC, focused on motherhood and the challenges a group of friends faces as working mothers in Toronto. The show often uses dark humor to speak out on the less-talked-about issues that mothers confront.
The popular teen drama Riverdale has recently been canceled by The CW, with its upcoming seventh season also being the last.
The series is a dark twist on the Archie comic book world, with each season becoming progressively darker and, as of season six, even supernatural, with the characters suddenly gaining superpowers.
Your Honor is being canceled after two seasons after it was initially intended to be a limited series on Showtime.
The series follows Michael Desiato, played by Bryan Cranston, a New Orleans judge who becomes embroiled in the New Orleans underworld after his son accidentally murders the son of a mob boss.
FX’s Snowfall will have its sixth and final season in 2023, marking the end of the Saint family saga.
The series takes place in early 1980s Los Angeles, with the rise of street dealer Franklin Saint and his ambitions to make more money than he ever imagined. The show highlights several government conspiracies and the involvement of various crime syndicates.
The medical drama series New Amsterdam will be ending with its fifth season.
Starring Ryan Eggold as Doctor Max Goodwin, New Amsterdam speaks out on a broken medical system and the people it affects, and the efforts of one doctor to change it for the better despite working at a severely understaffed medical center.
Apple TV+’s horror thriller show Servant is wrapping up its chilling tale after season four, set to premiere in winter 2023.
The story revolves around a baby doll used for therapeutic reasons for a grieving couple who lost their infant. They hire a nanny to watch the doll, ushering in supernatural events in the home of the grieving couple.
Nancy Drew will be solving her last mystery after season four, according to its network The CW. The network has been experiencing some significant changes influencing the direction of many shows.
Nancy Drew follows the adventures of the famous book character, aging up the character and bringing it up to date with modern technology.
Fans of the Degrassi series may have heard about a planned new series from HBO Max, but they were left disappointed when the network scrapped it. The series would have premiered in 2023.
Production on the new series did begin in 2022, but following a merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery, Inc., several planned HBO Max shows were canceled, including Degrassi.
The Flash TV series won’t be returning for another race after the upcoming ninth season. The CW canceled the series, with a shorter season to conclude the series, with thirteen episodes.
The series is a reimagining of The Flash comic book series about Barry Allen, a crime scene investigator who gains superhuman speed after an accident.
The comedy series Derry Girls, about a group of quirky but loveable teens in Northern Ireland, will share its last laugh with fans.
After three seasons, the girls are moving on. The show, set in the 1990s, delighted fans with its hilarious stories and real-life antics. Creator Lisa McGee stated that she felt “it was always the plan to say goodbye after three series.”
Hunters will finally be able to conclude its story in season two, airing in 2023, after significant delays in production and filming.
Starring Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Jerrika Hinton, and Josh Radnor, the series follows a group of Nazi hunters in New York City, their attempts to stop a takeover in the 1970s, and the discoveries made during their investigations.
Netflix’s drama series Firefly Lane will end after a two-part second season in 2023.
The series stars Katherine Heigl as Tully Hart, a daytime host, and Sarah Chalke as her best friend, Kate Mularkey. The series shows how their 30-year-long friendship, beginning when they were both 14, has been a stabilizing force in both women’s lives.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
Marine veteran Jack Ryan’s adventures are soon coming to an end. Prime Video announced that Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan would end with season four, but a spinoff is already in the works.
The series stars John Krasinski as Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst who is called to work on the field before he finds himself in political warfare.
After ten seasons, Doc Martin will say goodbye to patients and fans. The British medical drama series is ending the adventures of Dr. Martin Ellingham with a final Christmas special airing in December 2022.
The show follows the doctor and his adventures in a sleepy Cornish town and the relationships he forms with its peculiar inhabitants.
PBS’s Endeavour will be coming to a natural end with season nine.
The show is a prequel to the long-running Inspector Morse series, following a younger Endeavour Morse at the beginning of his career. The show began as a film, now considered a pilot episode, in 2012, before the pilot’s popularity spawned the Endeavour series.
Sci-fi series The Imperfects won’t be returning for season two. Despite its initial success, the series received mixed reviews from critics.
Called a “coming of rage” story by the series creators, the show revolves around three young adults who are turned into monsters against their will by mad scientists. They plot to get their vengeance by hunting down those responsible.
Fate: The Winx Saga
Fate: The Winx Saga has ended after two seasons. Showrunner Brian Young shared the news with fans in an Instagram post in November.
Based on the popular animated Nickelodeon series The Winx Club, which ran for eight seasons, the Netflix adaptation was a live-action reimaging of the series as a teen drama.
A Million Little Things
The ABC drama A Million Little Things will conclude after five seasons on the air.
The show follows a tight-knit group of friends in Boston who learn how to live with grief following the suicide of one of the group members. The series title comes from the quote, “Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing; it’s a Million Little Things.”
The Owl House
The animated series The Owl House will return for its third and final season on Disney+.
The series follows Luz Noceda, a teenage girl who becomes a witch’s apprentice after discovering a portal to the Demon Realm. She helps the witch while looking for a way to return to the human realm.
Pit Bulls & Parolees
It’s time to say goodbye to the team behind the Villalobos Rescue Centre. Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls and Parolees will end after an impressive 19 seasons.
The series saw rescue center owner Tia Maria Torres and her team moving between California and Louisiana. She employed recent parolees seeking employment, helping to rescue and adopt pit bulls and other “bully” breeds of dogs.
It looks like the end is in sight for post-apocalyptic drama See. Low ratings are a possible reason for canceling the Apple TV+ series.
Starring Jason Mamoa as Baba Voss, a tribal leader who lives in a distant future where humans have lost their sense of sight, he becomes the adoptive father of children who are miraculously born with the ability to see and must protect them from hunters.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
American period comedy-drama series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is ending after five seasons on Amazon Prime Video.
Set in 1958 in New York City, it stars Rachel Brosnahan as Miriam Maisel, a Jewish-American housewife who discovers her talent for comedy following her separation from her husband. She begins working as a make-up counter girl during the day and performing stand-up at night.
In September 2021, Netflix announced its plans to adapt Matt Wagner’s comic series Grendel into a series, with Andrew Dabb as showrunner. The series is about talented writer Hunter Rose who goes by the name Grendel when working as an assassin.
In 2022, Netflix canceled the series, with producers now looking for another network to host the series.
The Late Show with James Corden
Popular late show host James Corden is saying goodbye to being the host of The Late Late Show after eight and a half years.
Remarking on his departure, Corden says, “I always thought I’d do it for five years and then leave, and then I stayed on. I’ve really been thinking about it for a long time, thinking whether there might be one more adventure.”