Cancelled TV Shows For 2022 Announced: The Full List

Each year, television networks and streaming services need to make a tough decision about which series need to be cancelled and 2022 will be no different– lots of shows are already on the chopping block and fans aren’t happy. Catch these TV shows before they fall off streaming services.

Animal Kingdom

The crime drama series, Animal Kingdom, premiered on TNT in 2016 and stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, and more.

Ellen Barkin in animal kingdom
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Warner Bros. Television/MovieStillsDB

Animal Kingdom will be ending after six seasons in 2022. The critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes says, “Bolstered by Ellen Barkin’s acting prowess, Animal Kingdom is a darkly intriguing, although occasionally predictable, twisted family drama.”

Motherland: Fort Salem

Motherland: Fort Salem centers on three witches who find themselves in the United States Army. The Freeform series will be ending after its third and final season in 2022.

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Gary Sanchez Productions/MovieStillsDB

Critics from Rotten Tomatoes shared, “Despite a fine cast and impressive set up, Motherland: Fort Salem’s ambitious ideas are overwhelmed by the sheer too-muchness of it all.”

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead premiered on AMC on Halloween 2010, but the series will officially be ending in 2022. The zombie apocalypse show inspired a huge franchise with several popular spin-offs.

Norman Reedus in the walking dead
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AMC/MovieStillsDB

The Walking Dead has earned several awards over the years including People’s Choice, Teen Choice, and Saturn. It also has one of the largest ensemble casts on television.

His Dark Materials

Based on the novel series of the same name, His Dark Materials is a fantasy drama show on HBO. It was announced that the series would end after its third season in 2022.

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New Line Cinema/MovieStillsDB

The third season will be based on the events from The Amber Spyglass. Notable cast members include Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, and Andrew Scott.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

In the spring of 2021, Ellen DeGeneres announced that she would be ending her beloved daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in 2022.

Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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Brooks Kraft/Getty Images

The Ellen DeGeneres Show premiered on September 8, 2003 on NBC and has received 171 Daytime Emmy Award nominations. From celebrity guests, fun games, and lots of dancing, DeGeneres will end the show after 19 seasons.

Manifest

Manifest premiered on NBC in 2018, but was later moved to Netflix. After four seasons, the supernatural drama will end in 2022.

Melissa Roxburgh in manifest
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Warner Bros. Television/MovieStillsDB

The series centers on the crew and passengers of a commercial airliner who reappear after disappearing for over five years. Manifest is often compared to Lost, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones.

Beat Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay has been a staple on the Food Network for almost all of its entire existence. It was reported that he would be leaving the network after 27 years because they failed to reach an agreement on his contract.

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Food Network
Food Network

Flay will end Beat Bobby Flay in 2022 as a result of not receiving $100 million.

Black-ish

Black-ish premiered on September 24, 2014 on ABC and follows the life of an upper class African American family. The series will end after its eighth season in 2022.

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross in black-ish
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ABC Signature/MovieStillsDB

Black-ish remains one of the top 10 most-watched shows in the United States and has received several Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.

Killing Eve

One of BBC America’s most popular series, Killing Eve, will be ending in 2022 with its fourth and final season. The show centers on a British intelligence investigator (Sandra Oh) tasked with taking down a known psychopath (Jodie Comer).

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Endeavor Content/MovieStillsDB

This chase eventually becomes a mutual obsession between the women. Every season has featured prominent female head writers including Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Emerald Fennell.

Claws

Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, and more star in the TNT comedy series Claws. The show will end in 2022 after its fourth and final season.

Niecy Nash and Carrie Preston in claws
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Warner Bros. Television/MovieStillsDB

Claws is set in a nail salon in Florida where five manicurists end up laundering money. They eventually become so lucrative that they start their own crime empire.

Supergirl

One of the latest series to be cancelled during the 2021-2022 season is The CW’s Supergirl. The show starred Melissa Benoist in the titular role and focused on Supergirl learning how to embrace her powers.

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Berlanti Productions/MovieStillsDB

Supergirl ran for six seasons and 126 episodes. There is now a spin-off on The CW called Superman & Lois.

Dickinson

Hailee Steinfeld plays the titular role of Emily Dickinson on Dickinson. The Apple TV+ series announced that it will be ending after its third season in 2022.

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Tuning Fork Productions/MovieStillsDB

Dickinson is a period piece, which explores topics such as society, gender, and family through a modern lens. The comedy series has featured many famous guest stars including Wiz Khalifa, John Mulaney, and Zosia Mamet.

Search Party

The fifth and final season of Search Party will be released on January 7, 2022 on HBO Max. The satirical comedy series stars Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, John Early, Meredith Hagner, and more.

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Jax Media/MovieStillsDB

Search Party received critical acclaim and has an 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Some of the show’s biggest inspirations came from mysteries such as Nancy Drew and Alfred Hitchcock films.

Better Things

Better Things focuses on a divorced actress (Pamela Adlon) who must raise her daughters on her own. The series premiered in 2016 and will be ending in 2022 after its fifth season.

Pamela Adlone in better things
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FXP

Many television critics love Adlon’s performance, which has also led to her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Better Things has a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul is a spin-off and prequel to the hit series Breaking Bad. The AMC series premiered in 2015, but will be ending in 2022.

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AMC/MovieStillsDB

Critics have praised Better Call Saul for its cinematography, writing, directing, acting, and more. Its pilot episode was the highest-rated scripted television premiere at the time.

The Expanse

Based on the novel series of the same name, The Expanse is a science fiction series that’s streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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Amazon Studios/MovieStillsDB

The series will end in 2022 with its sixth and final season. The Expanse takes place in the future where humanity has colonized the solar system. It even earned a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

This Is Us

One of NBC’s most popular drama series will be disappearing in 2022. This Is Us will end after six seasons.

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20th Television
20th Television

The show has earned several awards including Top Television Program from the American Film Institute. The critical consensus from Rotten Tomatoes states, “Featuring full-tilt heartstring-tugging family drama, This Is Us will provide a suitable surrogate for those who have felt a void in their lives…”

Grace And Frankie

The Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin-led comedy series, Grace and Frankie, will be ending in 2022. Netflix will air the final 12 episodes for their seventh season.

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Okay Goodnight
Okay Goodnight

It was announced that their good friend, Dolly Parton, will be joining them for their final season. Grace and Frankie has been nominated for numerous awards including the Screen Actors Guild, Primetime Emmy, and Golden Globe Awards.

The Blacklist: TBD

Fans of The Blacklist grew worried when the show didn’t release new episodes during a four-week hiatus even though NBC didn’t formally announce that the crime drama series was canceled.

Red-The-Blacklist
NBC
NBC

However, the series has not been renewed for a 10th Season, so there’s a chance that the 9th Season will be the last opportunity for fans to see James Spader as former government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington.

Ozark

Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Julia Garner are just a few of the major stars on Netflix’s Ozark. The hit drama will officially be ending in 2022 with its fourth and final season.

cast members on ozark
MRC
MRC

The fourth season will be split into two parts with the first airing on January 21, 2022.

Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is a BBC period piece that takes place shortly after World War I. It centers on a family involved in organized crime.

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BBC/MovieStillsDB

The show will be ending in 2022 with its sixth and final season. Many critics favor Peaky Blinders for its writing, acting, visuals, and “stylish” cinematography.

Family Reunion

Some may remember ’90s teen star Tia Mowry-Hardrict from her hit show, Sister, Sister, with twin sister Tamara Mowry-Housley. Now, the twin sisters have branched out with their own shows.

Tia Mowry in Family Reunion
Mega Diva
Mega Diva

Tia’s series, Family Reunion, premiered on Netflix in 2019, but will be ending in 2022. The show is about a family who goes to a family reunion, but end up staying longer than they expected.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

Wu-Tang: An American Saga is a drama series about the formation of the hip hop group, Wu-Tang Clan. The Hulu series will air its third and final season in 2022.

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20th Television
20th Television

The show stars Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Erika Alexander, and more. The top review on IMDb wrote that the show brings a lot of depth to the band members.

Trickster

Trickster is a coming-of-age supernatural thriller drama series that airs on The CW. The show is an adaptation of Eden Robinson’s 2017 novel Son of a Trickster.

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Streel Films/MovieStillsDB

Trickster was cancelled after its first season with the last episode airing in 2022. The series was originally going to get another season, but the network decided to go in a different direction.

Squidbillies

Squidbillies is an animated series aimed at adults on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. The series began in 2005, but will be ending after 13 seasons in 2022.

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Williams Street

Squidbillies is about a family of hillbilly mud squids who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia. Some famous guest stars have included Fred Armisen, Rachel Dratch, and Patton Oswalt.

The Unicorn

Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Omar Miller, and more starred on the CBS sitcom The Unicorn. The series was cancelled as part of the 2021-2022 season.

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CBS Studios/MovieStillsDB

The Unicorn was about a recently widowed father of two daughters who tries to start dating again. He soon becomes one of the most sought-after dates in his area.

Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son was officially cancelled after its second season on Fox. It ran for 33 episodes and starred Tom Payne, Michael Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Halston Sage.

Tom Payne and Michael Sheen in prodigal son
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Berlanti Productions/MovieStillsDB

The show centers on the son of a serial killer who is dealing with the aftermath of helping the police send him to prison.

United We Fall

As part of the 2021-2022 season, ABC cancelled the sitcom United We Fall after only eight episodes. The show starred Will Sasso, Christina Vidal Mitchell, Jane Curtin, and more.

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ABC Signature/MovieStillsDB

United We Fall was about a couple with young children who have to deal with their overbearing extended family. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 40 percent rating.

Mr. Corman

Joseph Gordon-Levitt released his show, Mr. Corman, on Apple TV+. Not only was he the main character, but he also was the creator, writer, and director.

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A24/MovieStillsDB

Apple TV+ chose to not renew the show for another season in 2022. Mr. Corman followed an elementary school teacher who struggled with identity, anxiety, and relationships.

Arthur

The PBS children’s series, Arthur, will finally be ending in 2022. The show premiered on October 7, 1996, so it will be the longest-running children’s animated series in the United States.

an animated still from the show Arthur
Oasis Animation
Oasis Animation

It’s also the second longest-running animated series in history after The Simpsons. Even though this show is aimed at children, it has touched on serious topics such as asthma, diabetes, dyslexia, and more.

The Owl House

While Disney Channel’s The Owl House has made television history, it was announced that the animated children’s series would be ending in 2022 after its third season.

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Disney Television Animation/MovieStillsDB

The Owl House has been praised for it’s LGBTQ+ representation, including being the first Disney program to include a same-sex couple in leading roles.

Black Monday

After three seasons, Showtime’s Black Monday is finally coming to an end. Don Cheadle earned several lead actor Emmy nominations for his role of Maurice Monroe.

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Showtime Networks
Showtime Networks

The series took viewers back to the 80s during the Black Monday Wall Street stock market crash. Black Monday received mixed reviews from critics who loved the cast, but thought it lacked substance.

Work In Progress

Showtime’s Work in Progress will officially be ending after two seasons. The series starred Abby McEnany as a lesbian working through mental health issues.

Abby McEnany as Abby in work in progress
Showtime Networks
Showtime Networks

Rotten Tomatoes gave Work in Progress an 100 percent critical approval rating saying, “As radically hilarious as it is relatably uncomfortable, Work in Progress is a stunning debut from co-creator and star Abby McEnany.”

American Rust

Set in a small Pennsylvania town, American Rust follows a chief of police (Jeff Daniels) who leads an investigation when the son of the woman he loves is accused of a serious crime.

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Showtime Networks
Showtime Networks

After one season, American Rust was canceled by Showtime. Critics liked the cast, but thought the narrative wasn’t clear.

Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol

The Peacock series Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol will not be moving forward with a second season. The plot was a prequel to The Da Vinci Code and followed a young CIA agent solving crime after his mentor went missing.

Sumalee Montano as Agent Sato, Ashley Zukerman as Robert Langdon, Rick Gonzalez as Nunez in the lost symbol
Universal Television
Universal Television

Rotten Tomatoes gave the show a 50 percent rating and thought the writing and pace made it fall flat.

Small Fortune

Small Fortune was an NBC game show hosted by Lil Rel Howery, but the series was not picked up for a second season.

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Universal Television
Universal Television

Contestants would test their skills on miniature playing fields such as a shrunken sushi conveyer belt and mini Ellis Island. Small Fortune averaged a little under 1.5 million viewers per episode.

Pooch Perfect

Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson hosted a dog grooming competition show called Pooch Perfect on ABC. Contestants would try and win a giant cash prize.

rebel wilson in pooch perfect
Seven Network
Seven Network

The celebrity judges included Lisa Vanderpump, Jorge Bendersky, and Dr. Callie Harris. After being one of the network’s lowest-rated shows of 2021, it will not be moving forward with another season.

Bull

After six seasons on CBS, the legal drama Bull will not be returning in 2022. The series followed the employees at a jury consulting firm, which is headed by a psychologist and trial-science expert named Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly).

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CBS Studios
CBS Studios

Critics were fans of Weatherly’s performance, but thought the show relied too heavily on legal show tropes.

Bringing Up Bates

After the success of similar TLC family shows, UPtv decided to make Bringing Up Bates. The series will finally be ending after 10 seasons.

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Up TV
Up TV

UPtv decided to cancel the show because the network wants to focus more on movies and scripted series for 2022. An eleventh season was filmed, but will not air.

Ellen’s Game Of Games

Not only is Ellen DeGeneres ending her hit daytime talk show, but she also decided not to return for a fifth season of Ellen’s Game of Games.

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Warner Bros. Television

The game show featured larger-than-life and colorful versions of games that had previously been featured on her talk show with contestants competing for $100,000.