Well i will only miss probably one or two e ....better call saul ....which is marginally better then breaking bad and of course killing eve .....which i liked because of sandra O .......but all good things come to an end ....or there would not be an end .........but hey !!!!!!...........its only show biz......i will miss shahs of sunset i like Persian women ....they are hot ....but there will always be something else ......the rest .......boring .......!!!!!
The success of a television series is, generally, determined by the number of viewers that tune in to watch the program and the ratings that it receives. The more costly a show is to produce, it better have the numbers to back up the cost, otherwise, the network will find a different show that will justify the spending.
There is a seemingly never-ending stack of series being pitched to networks every year, and, for each one of these new shows that get picked up, that means that one of the shows from the previous year’s line-up will inevitably be left out. Below is a list of series, some more seasoned than others, whose futures are not as certain as they once were.
Status: Season 14 Could Go Either Way
Historically, spin-offs have had a track record of not lasting very long, however, having completed a dozen seasons, it’s safe to say NCIS: Los Angeles has exceeded expectations. Seeing as how it costs a little more than $2.5 million to make each episode, including about $350,000 each for LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, it’s understandable why the show’s future hinges on its ratings.
Currently, in its 13th season, as of now, it’s unknown whether or not NCIS: Los Angeles will be picked up for its 14th next year, however, considering the continuously high rating that the show has been receiving over the years, there’s good reason to believe that Agents Callen, Blye, and Hanna are still a few years away from retirement.
Status: Season 10 Is A Long-Shot
In January of 2013, less than 6 months after purchasing the rights for “The Blacklist” from Sony Pictures Television, and as a result of the show testing higher than any other show that the network had trialed in the previous decade, NBC gave the go-ahead to begin production of the series.
“The Blacklist” started off so strong that, in 2014, Netflix began paying a fee of $2 million per episode in order to air it on the streaming network. As the years have passed by, so has the interest in the show as the average weekly viewership has been declining every year since the show began. Season 9 is currently underway, but it’s doubtful that “The Blacklist” will see double-digits.
Network: The CW
Status: Season 9 Could Go Either Way
Back in 2013, the seed for a new series about “The Flash” was planted, watered, and grew to fruition, when Barry Allen entered the Arrow-verse. The Flash has now lasted 7 seasons totaling 151 episodes, and, with a budget of roughly $60 million each year, the average episode of “The Flash” has cost approximately $2.6 million to make.
Although every couple of years the show sees a slight drop in viewership, the team at The CW must have done something right when developing the plotlines for the “fastest man alive” as the Flash has managed to keep running for 8 seasons with the 9th being just one good storyline away.
Network: The CW
Status: Officially Canceled
Created by Jeffrey Paul King and produced by TWX, “The Republic of Sarah” premiered on The CW at the end of the spring of 2021, however, it was actually originally developed for CBS 2 years prior to its airing. Even though it showed promise, CBS opted to pass on the show, which seeing as how things have turned out, seems like a pretty good decision now.
The first and only season of “The Republic of Sarah” was full of lackluster ratings and mediocre reviews and, as a result, during the final few episodes of the season, the decision was made not to renew “The Republic of Sarah” for a follow-up season.
Network: The CW
In 2018, the pilot for the re-imagined series “Roswell, New Mexico” began production with the help of Amblin Television, Bender Brown Productions, CBS Television Studios, and Warner Bros. Television, who, in hopes of surpassing the success of the earlier rendition of “Roswell”, all played a part in getting the project off the ground.
Before the premiere of the show’s third season, in 2021, the production team got some good news when it was informed that the show was signed on for the following season. Sadly for fans, The CW made the decision to ax the series. The announcement came in May 2022.
Status: Season 2 Is A Long-Shot
When Jason Tracey developed the original CSI series, there was no way that he could have known a tremendous success that would follow. Not only did the original series have a successful 15-year run on network television, but it also spawned 4 additional series.
“CSI: Vegas” is the fifth and most recent series in the CSI franchise, and although its inaugural season has just recently gotten underway, its ratings are a far cry from where its predecessors were, and the chances of there being a sophomore season in Vegas is looking rather slim.
Network: National Geographic
If there is one thing that reality shows have helped to show the world, it’s that people enjoy living vicariously through the real people whom they see on TV. Shows like “Ice Road Rescue” have given regular folks an inside glimpse at one of the more rewarding yet unknown jobs that one can have.
Produced by ITV Studios Norway, “Ice Road Rescue” was picked up by the National Geographic television network in 2015, and has been keeping viewers on the edge of their seats ever since. The cost of production for this reality show isn’t so much financial as it is emotionally and physically draining on those who live that life day after day.
Having originally aired on Channel 4 for its first 2 seasons, “Black Mirror” was signed, exclusively, by Netflix for its subsequent 3 seasons. Created, produced, and written by Charlie Booker, “Black Mirror” took the television world by storm with its dystopian themes and cutting-edge ideas. But how long could the fairytale last?
The show got off running with a boom, garnering a fantastic response from viewers and critics alike, however, with an average episode production cost of close to $2.5 million, without being able to keep its ratings up, it will be a tough sell to renew for a sixth season and beyond.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
Status: Renewed For A Fourth and Final Season
In the mid-2010s, Amazon began working towards adding a video streaming platform to its repertoire, and as part of the plan, the giant of online sales was looking to create some of its own original series. In 2015, David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro (who had worked together previously on “Boston Legal”) were issued a pilot order for their latest project – what would later become “Goliath”.
Following a successful first three seasons of “Goliath”, which included a Best Actor Award for Billy Bob Thornton, the program’s fourth and final season was released to Amazon Prime on September 24th, 2021. The top brass at Prime is going to have to find something else on which to spend the $10 million that each episode cost to produce.
“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” was created under the premise that it would be a daily event over the course of two weeks in August of 1999, and again in November of the same year, however, after the widespread popularity of the game show, it was given a regular time slot on ABC beginning in the first month of the new millennium.
After 20 seasons, and a handful of different hosts, “Millionaire” aired its final episode on May 31st, 2019, or did it? A little more than half of a year after being canceled, backed by the show’s new host and co-executive producer, Jimmy Kimmel, ABC decided to bring “Millionaire” back for a celebrity edition – which happened to do well enough to warrant additional seasons being added to ABC’s agenda.
A year after purchasing the American celebrity-less version of “Love Island” from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the modified version of the show made its premiere in 2019. The new “Love Island” didn’t receive the warmest of receptions from the critics, however, it was still renewed for a second and third season, taking place in Vegas and Hawaii respectively.
It turns out that it doesn’t matter where “Love Island” is filmed, its ratings and number of viewers continue to fade. As of now, it’s unknown if “Love Island” will return for a fourth season, but if it’s not, it’s pretty likely that CBS has a few ideas on how to better spend the $30 million budget that it has set aside for each season of “Love Island”.
Over the past few decades, although “The Bachelor” has been passed around a variety of production companies, with 24 seasons in the books (and the 25th set to premiere in January of 2022), the match-making reality show has persevered to become one of the longest-running reality shows on television.
Sadly, things aren’t all roses for “The Bachelor”. Following the earlier success that warranted two seasons in multiple calendar years, the show’s viewership has dwindled to less than half of what it once was, and the possibility of there being a season 26 is as questionable now than it’s ever been.
Status: Canceled After Five Seasons
When most television series get their pink slips from their networks, the production team, usually, has enough time to put together, at least, a somewhat acceptable ending, but that’s not always the case. Some programs are cut loose with little to no warning, and many loose ends are left untied.
Written and created by Sarah Dunn, “American Housewife” had a regular time slot on ABC and a loyal fanbase of more than 4 million viewers per episode for 5 seasons, then, without any warning, and to the chagrin of everyone involved in the production, the show was canceled without the cast or the fans getting the closure they desired.
The “Shahs of Sunset”, produced by none other than Ryan Seacrest, first aired on Bravo back in the spring of 2012, and while it’s unknown exactly how much each episode costs to produce, it is known that each of the stars on the “Shahs” makes between $10-$30,000 per episode that they appear on.
Whether or nor there will be a tenth season of the “Shahs of Sunset” is yet to be determined, however, considering that there was only about a month between the announcement and airdate of the season 9 premiere date, it looks as though everyone will have to wait to see if the “Shahs of Sunset” will rise again.
Status: Renewed For Eighth and Final Season
Created by Kenya Barris, “Black-ish” made its way to the small screen in the fall of 2014, and backed by the star power of Morpheus himself, Laurence Fishburne has been a mainstay on ABC’s roster ever since. As an executive producer for the show Fishburne also had a bit of a personal stake in the series.
The ratings, and the number of viewers that “Black-ish” has been receiving, have been on a constant decline for each of the 7 seasons that the show has been on the air, and, as a result of these numbers, Kenya Barris has decided that following the eighth season it will finally be time to step away-ish – there might be a Fishburne-led spin-off in the works.
Status: Canceled After One Season
Among the projects that were part of executive producer and writer Kari Lizer’s deal when she signed on with Sony, was the multi-camera sitcom, “Call Your Mother”, which made its television broadcast debut in January of 2021. Unfortunately, “Call Your Mother” was unable to capture the glory of Lizer’s last big hit, “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (2006-2010).
Due to untimely breaks in the production’s schedule, and longer breaks between episode air dates, the show was not able to gain the following that producers initially thought it would be able to get, and “Call Your Mother” subsequently became another of ABC’s lone-season wonders.
Status: Season 5 Is A Long Shot
Created, written, and executive produced by DJ Nash, “A Million Little Things” began airing on ABC in the fall of 2018, and has been a part of its primetime lineup for 3, going on 4, seasons. Being filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, the show was able to save valuable production costs, while adding naturally beautiful landscapes to the final product.
After sporting similarly acceptable ratings and viewership over the first two seasons of the show’s production, season 3 of “A Million Little Things” saw a sharp drop in both numbers, and as a result, although the series is currently airing its fourth season, the future of the show is uncertain, and a fifth season of the show might not be in the cards.
Status: Renewed Through The Sixth and Final Season
Eight years after the success of his 2006 film, “The Queen”, Peter Morgan entered into an agreement with Netflix to take, “The Audience”, Morgan’s 2013 stage play, and turn it into a six-season sixty-episode television series, backed by Sony Pictures Productions and Left Bank Pictures, called “The Crown”. To date, the average episode of “The Crown” has cost an astonishing $13 million to produce.
In 2020, after the fourth season of the show had aired, Peter Morgan made it clear that he intended to end the series a season early, however, later that year, following the development of the fifth season’s storyline, Morgan changed his mind once more and decided that in order to do the story justice, “The Crown” must remain on until the conclusion of the sixth season as initially planned.
Status: Season 6 Could Go Either Way
In 2016, Showtime began developing a dark drama, with Fuqua Films, about the medical world, but after a year of development, the project was scrapped by the network and scooped up by Fox. Viewers have been infatuated with television series about doctors for decades, and Fox hoped that “The Resident” would be no different.
After receiving moderate critical acclaim over its first 2 seasons, the show’s popularity waned over the subsequent 2 seasons and now, currently, in the fifth year of its residency on Fox, it’s unknown whether or not “The Resident” will keep its place and return for a sixth season.
Status: Done after one season
Cowboy Bebop fans were so dismayed at the show’s cancellation that they actually started their own petition to bring the space Western back, stating that it deserved another season. Netflix was optimistic about the anime’s live-action remake, but that optimism died out after the show wasn’t well-received.
The show was canceled only a few weeks after it debuted on November 19, something that usually indicates panning. Cowboy Bebop had a 46% Rotten Tomatoes score amongst critics, and the audience score was only 9% better. As Polygon put it, Netflix was simply “following the data” when it pulled the plug.
Status: Renewed For The 14th Season
In the early 2000s, there was a huge influx in the number of reality television programs that were being produced, because, as it turns out, a lot of people enjoy escaping reality by watching other people’s lives unfold on television, and BRAVO was one of the networks that capitalized on this guilty pleasure by airing the “Real Housewives” franchise.
Following 13 seasons of so-so ratings “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” was renewed for a 14th season, however, if it doesn’t start producing some better numbers soon, one must believe that True Entertainment will, most likely, find a better way to spend the almost $1 million that it cost to produce each episode.
Premiering in the summer of 2000, “Big Brother” has had a longer run than almost every other reality show in television history, which some people believe is, at least, in part due to the comparatively low cost of the show’s production. The $500,000 prize, that the winner gets, happens to be more than what it costs to make each episode.
The American rendition of the Big Brother franchise, recently, concluded its 23rd season and, as of yet, it is unknown if it will be renewed for a 24th, however, being one of the original reality TV programs, pending something drastic, it can be expected that Julie Chen Moonves will be joined by a new group of houseguests when the summer of 2022 arrives.
Status: Season 2 Is A Long-Shot
In 2006, executive producer Matt Reeves wrote the pilot of “Ordinary Joe” for ABC, but it wasn’t until 15 years later, in the fall of 2021, that the show would finally make it to air, and it did so on one of ABC’s rival networks, NBC.
After waiting out the television blackout, that affected most productions in 2020, Matt Reeves’ brainchild, “Ordinary Joe”, premiered on September 20th, 2021, to a less than enthusiastic viewership. Although being renewed for a second season does seem like a long shot, Matt Reeves and the rest of the production team are no strangers to deafening the odds that are stacked against them.
Status: Unofficially Canceled
When not rebooting, or re-imagining an old program, spin-offs, prequels, and sequels are the next best way for a franchise to stretch out its already existing fame, while expanding its fanbase to a new generation of viewers. Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman were hired in 2020, to develop “Clarice”, a television series that was intended to act as a sequel to the award-winning film, “The Silence of the Lambs”.
Filming of the first and only season, to date, of “Clarice”, took place in Toronto, Canada, between the autumn of 2020 and the spring of 2021. As of this writing, season two of “Clarice” has yet to be confirmed, and due to its disappointing ratings, it’s looking rather doubtful that it will be.
Network: The CW
Status: Series Finale Airing
By the spring of 2014, the Arrowverse had two hit shows on network television, but neither had a lead character for young girls to look up to. With that in mind, Warner Bros. began the process of bringing Superman’s cousin, Supergirl, to the small screen. About a year and a half after its conception, the pilot, which cost $14 million to make, premiered in the autumn of 2015.
The inaugural season of “Supergirl” was received very well with each episode averaging just shy of 10 million viewers. But Kara Zor-El’s popularity quickly waned, and, following 6 seasons of inspiring viewers, Supergirl is hanging up her cape.
Status: No season two
Julie and the Phantoms was the definition of a heartwarming, family-friendly show. It starred a teenager named Julie, who finds her love of music while helping a trio of ghosts called the Phantoms become the band they always wanted to be. The show has a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Despite this positive reception, Netflix canceled the show after one season. Showrunner Kenny Ortega announced that, though “saddened” by the news, he felt “pride” over what the cast had accomplished “while creating Julie.” The supernatural musical comedy was definitely original, but, sadly, it didn’t last on the Netflix chopping block.
Status: Canceled After Two Seasons
In collaboration with Sony Pictures Television, Doug Robinson Productions, and G-Unit Film & Television, ABC began developing a pilot “For Life” in 2018, which was written by one of the show’s executive producers, Hank Steinberg. The pilot was received well, and, in the spring of 2019, it was ordered to series.
It took two seasons to figure it out, but, apparently, “For Life” isn’t what ABC has in mind for its viewers going forward, and the series has been dropped by the network. Similar to Isaac Wright Jr., the man whom the series is based on, don’t expect this show to go down without a fight, as its creators’ plan is to shop around and find a new home.
Status: Canceled After Two Seasons
If done well, due to their low cost of production, single-camera sitcoms have the potential to be real money-makers. “Mixed-ish” isn’t just a single-cam sitcom, it’s also a spin-off to the widely popular primetime sitcom, “Black-Ish”, which one would think should have given it a leg up, instead of ‘mixed’ reviews.
It only took ABC two seasons of “Mixed-ish” to realize that, perhaps, two spin-offs from a parent show was too many. The show’s popularity never came close to its predecessor’s, although it did manage to draw more than 3 million viewers per episode. Sadly, that wasn’t enough to warrant a trilogy season.
Status: Canceled After One Season
Based on the life events of the one and only Erin Brockovich, “Rebel”, was able to draw in fans who were hoping for a bit of the spice that made the 2000 film, starring Julia Roberts, such a hit. But what they got was not what they had in mind.
“Rebel” premiered in April of 2021, to above-average viewership numbers and mediocre reviews. Following the conclusion of its freshman season, the show was dropped by ABC. There were murmurs that IMDb TV was in talks to pick up the show for a second season but Krista Vernon, the show’s creator, broke the news in August, that the plan had been scrapped.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
Status: Ended After Three Seasons
When “Absentia” was initially picked up by AXN, in 2017, the show’s creators had a three-year plan with a storyline in mind, and they had no desire to stray from it. The first two seasons of “Absentia” were available, internationally, on AXN but on Amazon Prime Video in North America, while the third season aired, exclusively, on Amazon Prime Video worldwide.
By knowing that the series was intended to be no more, and no less, than 3 seasons in duration, the storyline was more succinct, and its loyal following of viewers weren’t left with a cliffhanger ending to the series.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
The inspiration for many television series is drawn from novels (both, regular and graphic), but the inspiration for Nathaniel Halpern’s television series, “Tales from the Loop”, was, actually, from an art book. With famed director Matt Reeves (Under Siege 2, Cloverfield, The Batman) on board as an executive producer, in 2018, Amazon gave a series order for an 8-episode inaugural season.
Released all at once on April 3, 2020, through Amazon Prime Video, “Tales from the Loop” got a fantastic response from both, critics and viewers. The first season even got an 85% “certified fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Showrunners are still waiting to hear if “Tales from the Loop” will be renewed for a second season, and it would be a surprise if it doesn’t.
Status: Renewed For Sixth And Final Season
“Better Call Saul” was conceived in 2013, just as its parent series was drawing to a close. At the time, few people would have believed it if they had been told that the spin-off to “Breaking Bad” would end up lasting longer than its award-winning predecessor did. But after being renewed for a sixth, and final season, that’s, exactly, what’s going to happen.
From start to finish, “Better Call Saul” had a very eclectic group of viewers. Ones who wanted to hold on to the illusion that “Breaking Bad” had lived on through its spin-off, but the reality of the matter is that “Better Call Saul” is a completely different show, and as people began to realize that viewership began to dwindle.
Status: Currently Airing Second And Final Season
It’s not very often that a TV series reaches the heights that “The Walking Dead” did during its prime, especially one that’s based on a comic book series, but when they do, anybody, and everybody, wants a piece of the action. “The World Beyond” is the second, and probably not the last, spin-off from the classic series.
When the series was granted approval for production, the plan for “The Walking Dead: The World Beyond” was for the series to be a “short story”, and, while it was intended to run for fewer seasons than the other shows in the “Walking Dead” franchise, it was expected to run for longer than the 2 seasons that AMC gave it.
Network: Apple TV+
Status: Cancelled After One Season
In June 2018, in hopes of expanding its portfolio of unique programming, Apple gave the old thumbs up to Sarah Bareilles and Jessie Nelson to create a full season of their show, “Little Voice”, a romantic comedy-drama that focuses on finding one’s true voice. Almost 2 years later, “Little Voice” was ready to be heard (or seen).
Premiering in July of 2020, unfortunately, “Little Voice” wasn’t the voice that viewers wanted to hear, and, although the show was received well by critics, following the conclusion of the first season, it was canceled.
Network: Apple TV+
Four and a half years after NBC had announced its intentions to develop a reboot of “Amazing Stories”, a 1985 television series that was created by Steven Spielberg, and after multiple bumps in the road, that included more than one change to the production team, the five-episode first season, finally, aired in the spring of 2020.
The first five amazing stories, that the series told, cost, approximately, $5 million each to make, and as of yet, no decision has been made as to whether or not that budget is justified. Apple TV+ subscribers will have to wait a little longer to find out if season 2 is going to happen.
Status: Canceled After One Season
It has become a trend in the television industry, as of late, to revive old favorites from the 70s and 80s, but, as seen time and time again, sometimes it’s best to leave well enough alone. Banking on nostalgia in order to keep a rebooted series in production is rarely a good idea, as most re-imagined series don’t last longer than one or two seasons.
In 2020, after 30 years of laying in wait, “Punky Brewster” was brought back to life by Armogida Brothers Productions. Sadly, however, nostalgia wasn’t enough to save Punky from becoming another one of the one season revival shows, as prior to the start of the second season’s production the plug was pulled on the Armogida brother’s “Punky Brewster” revival tour and the show was canceled…again.
Network: BBC America/BBC iPlayer
Status: Renewed For Fourth And Final Season
Playing to the public’s love of spy thrillers, “Killing Eve” was set to premiere in the spring of 2018. Following the initial screenings at BBC, someone must have liked what they saw, because before the first episode of “Killing Eve” was televised, the paperwork for a second season was signed.
The cast and crew on “Killing Eve” were, in fact, killin’ it on the small screen, and each of the next two years, the show was renewed for the following season prior to the current season’s premiere. When the fourth season was renewed, however, it was done so with the understanding that 2022 would be Eve’s last year tracking and capturing psychopaths.
Written by Angela Burt-Murray, “Games Divas Play” is the novel that “Games People Play” was based on. Much like how some of the athlete characters in the show gamble year to year with their contracts, the people responsible for putting this show on the screen have been playing it by ear the past few years, finding out rather late in the season if they’ll be filming the following year.
The cast and crew of “Games People Play” still don’t know if they’ll be suiting up for season 3 next year, however, with only about half of a million weekly viewers in America, it’s looking more and more like, after just 2 seasons with them, BET might choose to release “Games People Play”, making it a free agent for other networks in the off-season.
Starring Jenna Ortega, Christina Ricci, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Luis Guzman, Wednesday is a hotly-anticipated horror-comedy from Netflix. The series was first released in late November of 2022, and fans are already raving about it. The plot centers around the Addams Family’s Wednesday Addams as she attends Nevermore Academy.