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Was Your Favorite New Show Canceled In 2021 After One Season? See The Full List Here

Falling in love with a new series only to see it get cut before it has a chance to really take off can be disappointing. Whether a series is canceled early due to poor ratings, behind-the-scenes drama, or it simply ran its originally intended course, saying goodbye to a beloved show is never easy. With all the pandemic-related production challenges of 2020, it's surprising how many great shows managed to still get released in 2021. But not every show made the splash execs hoped for, and more than a few won't be going back into production in 2022. Add to that all of the series that spent the past two years in COVID-restricted limbo only to finally get the ax in 2021, and it can be hard to keep track of everything that's ending soon. 

Thankfully, in the age of streaming video, gone doesn't usually mean forgotten, and with all of the great programming that's coming out these days, there's a good chance there's something even better waiting to hit the small screen in 2022. To help you keep up with all the changes, here's a complete guide to every show that was canceled, renewed for a final upcoming season, or ended in 2021 with a special emphasis on one-season wonders. 

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime continues to be one of the major players on the streaming front. And the digital content programmer has certainly had its share of gems with original series like "Fleabag" and "The Boys." The network's foray into YA (young adult fare), however, had mixed results. One of Amazon's most high-profile debuts of the year was "Panic," based on the YA novel of the same name. Set in Texas, the teen drama follows recent high school graduates participating in an absurd and dangerous competition for a grand prize of $50,000 that will help them get out of small-town purgatory. While the show had an interesting concept, it never took off with wider audiences like Prime's other teen drama, "The Wilds," did, which led to the show's cancellation after only one season, according to Deadline.

Canine-themed reality show "The Pack," which premiered in 2020, also won't be coming back after just one season. Finally, the fan favorite supernatural comedy "Truth Seekers," which aired in 2020 and starred Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, was also canceled.

These Amazon Prime series also came to an end in 2021:

  • "Absentia" ended after a planned three seasons.

  • "Hanna" ended after a planned three seasons.

Apple TV+

When Apple TV+ arrived on the scene in 2019, even dedicated cord-cutters wondered if there was room for yet another new streaming app in the world. But Apple has made a clear effort to stand apart with original programming that's fared well with both critics and audiences alike. Although the catalog is still growing, the streamer is already refining its offerings for 2022. That includes trimming from its line-up one 2021 series that suffered from terminal failure to launch. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Mr. Corman" premiered in 2021 only to be the streamer's second cancellation ever, per Deadline. Complete with musical numbers and animated sequences, the uneven series asked a lot of viewers and never gained a wide viewership. Although that Apple TV+ series ended, Gordon-Levitt remains on the streamer with the animated "Wolfboy and the Everything Factory." Sarah Bareilles' musical series "Little Voice," which aired in 2020, also got its official cancellation notice in 2021. 

These Apple TV+ shows will also be ending to make room for more content next year:

  • "Servant" was renewed for a fourth and final upcoming season.

  • "Dickinson" ended after a planned three seasons.


Since the service launched in 2019, Disney+ has been eager to show that it is a serious contender in the streaming world. The family-focused platform has rolled out more than its share of big-budget series like "The Mandalorian," which was renewed for a third season before its second even premiered in 2020. The streamer also poured a ton of cash — up to $25 million per episode, per The Hollywood Reporter — into its limited Marvel series "WandaVision" and "Hawkeye," both of which ended their runs in 2021. While most of the streamer's Marvel and Star Wars content seems to explode out of the gate, one of the platform's original shows didn't exactly... take off.  

Inspired by the Tom Wolfe novel and the 1983 film of the same name, "The Right Stuff" took a look at the early days of the U.S. space program. After originally planning to move the show to California for Season 2 to take advantage of a massive relocation incentive, Disney decided not to move forward with the show. However, Deadline reports the show is still getting shopped around by Warner Bros., so don't give up hope for a second season yet. (And also doing worry about the flop of one Disney+ series. The streamer is doing just fine, reporting more than 118 million subscribers in the fall of 2021.)

This Disney+ series will also be ending after 2021:

  • "Diary of a Future President" was canceled after two seasons. 

HBO and HBO Max

With all of the event television HBO has generated over the past couple of decades, HBO Max is a sure bet when it comes to great original content. Despite these one-and-done new series in 2021, viewers can likely look forward to more new shows to check out in the coming year. Three 2021 HBO shows that won't be coming back with a new season in 2022 are "Generat+ion," "Mare of Easttown," and "Head of the Class."  "Generat+ion" is a coming-of-age ensemble dramedy about Orange County Zoomers navigating personal challenges. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the series, which premiered directly on HBO Max, felt forced to some viewers, despite its largely positive critical and audience reception.

"Mare of Easttown," which aired on HBO and was also available on HBO Max, fared much better. With a 95% Rotten Tomatoes rating and a solid cast that includes Kate Winslet and Evan Peters, this crime drama raked in four Emmys in 2021. HBO's parent company WarnerMedia originally billed "Mare" as a limited series, so seven near-perfect episodes is all viewers are guaranteed. However, Kate Winslet recently told Entertainment Weekly that there may be hope for a second season down the road. HBO's reboot of the classic 1980s series "Head of the Class," on the other hand, didn't have the magic of its source material and wasn't renewed for a second season. And despite its popularity, "Lovecraft Country" was finally canceled in 2021 after almost a year of uncertainty.

Everything else that ended on HBO in 2021: 

  • "High Maintenance" was canceled in 2021 after six web seasons and four television seasons.

  • "Insecure" ended in December after a planned five seasons. 

  • "His Dark Materials" ended after a planned three seasons. 

  • "Betty" was canceled after two seasons. 


Despite being one of the more affordable platforms with its basic streaming options, Hulu still manages to offer premium original content with shows like "The Great" and "The Handmaid's Tale." With additional series from networks like FX and Freeform on Hulu's programming menu, there's plenty of new content for every taste constantly cycling onto the platform. And the streamer has even taken over a handful of shows from other networks, including "The Orville," which creator Seth MacFarlane said was able to become "more ambitious production-wise" under Hulu's tender loving care (via Movie Web). Despite the platform's rather sizable library of original content, only a few shows will be going out of production this year, and none are one-season wonders, which means they seem to be doing a few things right. 

These Hulu series either ended in 2021 or will about to wrap up in 2022:

  • "Shrill" was canceled after three seasons. 

  • "Wu-Tang: An American Saga" will conclude after a third season in 2022.

  • "PEN15" ended after a planned two seasons. 


As one of the top contenders in the streamer war, Netflix is constantly churning out new original series, with shows like "The Witcher," "Ozark," and "Stranger Things" keeping audiences on the edge of their seats waiting for new seasons to drop. And like Hulu, Netflix has done an excellent job of taking over promising series from other networks, like "Manifest." After the series was canceled on ABC, Netflix decided to give fans the fitting end it deserves.

Still, with all of those original series to choose from, there are bound to be a few misfires, like the low-performing "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me," a sitcom starring Jamie Foxx as the single dad of a strong-willed teen daughter. "The Irregulars" was also canceled, perhaps signifying that the world has Sherlock fatigue after "Enola Holmes," "Elementary," and BBC's "Sherlock." The 2021 Israeli-American thriller "Hit & Run," which centered around a Tel Aviv man learning his recently departed wife was not who she appeared to be, was also canceled after one season. Outsized production costs may have played a role, with the The Hollywood Reporter indicating that the series was one of Netflix's more costly to produce.

Another series that didn't make the grade in 2021 was the much-hyped "Cowboy Bebop," which Netflix produced after having apparently not learned its lesson about live-action anime remakes from "Death Note," which reviewers on IMDb ripped apart heartily. Cowboy Bebop," which stars John Cho, also proved divisive among fans of the original anime, with reviewers on IMDb blasting its casting among the show's many problems.

Another genre Netflix can't seem to make work is multi-camera sitcoms. Despite winning an Emmy, the Katharine McPhee and Eddie Cibrian vehicle "Country Comfort" got the ax in 2021. The series, which bears obvious similarities to "The Sound of Music," simply didn't survive its pandemic production issues. Kevin James' NASCAR-themed "The Crew" was another 2021 one-season wonder of the sitcom variety. The 2020 British comedy series "The Duchess" also got cut a year after airing. 

Quite a few teen-centered Netflix series from 2020 were also finally dropped after a long period of waiting, with two one-season teen series from 2020, "Julie and the Phantoms" and "Grand Army," spending a year playing the waiting game only to get cut in 2021. The 2020 fantasy series "Cursed" also got its final cancellation in summer 2021. And the teen holiday series "Dash and Lily" was also finally chopped from the production list. 

Here's everything else that's ending on Netflix:

  • "Manifest" was picked up from NBC for a fourth and final season at Netflix in 2022.

  • "Ozark" will end after a planned four seasons in 2022.

  • "On My Block" ended after a planned four seasons in 2021.

  • "Grace and Frankie" will end after a planned seven seasons in 2022.

  • "Family Reunion" was renewed for a third and final season TBA.

  • "Special" ended after a planned two seasons.

  • "Castlevania" ended after four seasons.

  • "Mr. Iglesias" was canceled after two seasons.

  • "Peaky Blinders" will conclude after five seasons with a movie.

  • "Lost in Space" ended after a planned three seasons.

  • "F is for Family" ended after a planned five seasons.

  • "Feel Good" ended after a planned two seasons.

  • "Kim's Convenience" ended suddenly after five seasons when its co-creators left the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • "The Last Kingdom" will in 2022 after five seasons with a film called "Seven Kings Must Die" per Deadline.

  • "Narcos: Mexico" ended after a planned three seasons.

  • "Atypical" ended after a planned four seasons in 2021.

  • "The Crown" will end after a planned five seasons in 2022.

  • "Dead to Me" will end after a planned three seasons in 2022.

  • "Dear White People" ended after a planned four seasons in 2021.

  • "Derry Girls" will end after a planned three seasons in 2022.

  • "Bonding" was canceled after two seasons.

  • "The Kominsky Method" ended after a planned three seasons in 2021.

  • "Lucifer" ended after a planned six seasons in 2021.

  • "Mindhunter" is most likely done after two seasons due to production costs, per Vulture.


Paramount+ is another newer streamer that seems to be finding its footing these days. Although the network doesn't have a vast library of new original series, standout shows like "Evil" and "The Good Fight" consistently earn high marks from viewers and critics. And there are several new "Star Trek" series in the Paramount+ line-up, including "Star Trek: Discovery," "Lower Decks," and "Picard." The network has also padded its library with Viacom's acquisitions of networks like Comedy Central, BET, and Nickelodeon.

With all of this great content, there are no new 2021 Paramount+ series getting discontinued this year. Only two shows will be ending:

  • "The Twilight Zone" ended after its second season in 2020, confirmed in a 2021 statement from producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg on Deadline.

  • "Younger" ended after a planned seven seasons in 2021 with plans for a film in the works, according to Variety.


Peacock may not be killing it these days with loads of high-prestige content, but what it lacks in flashy new shows, it makes up for in pricing and the streaming equivalent of comfort food with plenty of older shows, movies, and even a handful of decently watchable original content. 

NBC's streaming platform also has a few pleasant surprises up its sleeve, like the addition of new "Psych" movies, a few charming series like "Rutherford Falls," and the long-rumored "Battlestar Galactica" reboot. Only one new 2021 series, "Punky Brewster," won't be coming back. Despite the rebooted '80s sitcom's nostalgic appeal, the streamer ultimately decided to move forward without it, making it the first sitcom and the third Peacock series overall to get chopped after its debut season, according to Variety

This Peacock series is also ending:

"AP Bio" was canceled after four seasons according to a tweet from series creator Mike O' Brien. 


2021 saw the return of ABC favorites like "The Good Doctor," "Big Sky," and "The Goldbergs," with a few promising new rollouts including the musical "Queens" and the heartfelt reboot of "The Wonder Years." The network canceled a handful of underperforming series and let a few beloved shows come to a satisfying conclusion, making room for the spring rollouts of "Abbott Elementary," starring Quinta Robinson ("A Black Lady Sketch Show"), and "Promised Land," a primetime drama depicting a Latinx family's multigenerational fight to gain wealth and power in California. Two series that will be getting the ax are "Rebel" and "Call Your Mother." 

Despite amassing a devoted viewership in its short time on the air, the Erin Brockovich-inspired legal comedy-drama "Rebel" was canceled after five episodes due to poor performance on streaming platforms, according to the The Hollywood Reporter. Although efforts to get the show picked up on streaming platforms like IMDb failed, fans can still catch the show's first season, which stars Katey Sagal and Andy Garcia, on Amazon Prime Video. And with its 9% Rotten Tomatoes rating, it's little wonder that the multi-camera family sitcom "Call Your Mother" was canceled. Series star Kyra Sedgwick seemingly blamed the spotty airing schedule on Twitter, with the show airing weekly from its rollout until March 3, when it began airing less reliably. But the laugh-tracked, cheesy one-liners surely didn't help. 

These ABC shows will also be ending:

  • "For Life" was canceled after two seasons.

  • "mixed-ish" was canceled after two seasons.

  • "black-ish" will end after a planned eight seasons in 2022, according to series creator Kenya Barris's Instagram post.

  • "American Housewife" was canceled after five seasons.


Although Bravo was initially intended to focus on the performing arts when it launched back in the 1980s, the basic cable channel has drifted out of its original focus to become arguably the opposite of fine arts-focused in its current incarnation as a reality TV channel. Unscripted and cheap-to-produce series like "Real Housewives," "Project Runway" and "Below Deck" are the bread and butter of the network these days. Since there's no need to change what works, the channel is only moving a couple of shows off the board this year.

These series won't be renewed after 2021:

  • "The Real Housewives of Dallas" will not return in 2022 after five seasons, but "beyond that nothing official has been decided," according to Bravo (via E! News).

  • "Don't Be Tardy" ended in December 2020 after eight seasons. A mutual decision that the show would not return was made in 2021 between Kim Zolciak and the network, according to Us Weekly


Networks have a way of using the midseason to shake things up without shaking things up, replacing poor performers with tried-and-true staples like procedural dramas. And that's exactly what CBS has on the menu for the midseason point of 2021-2022. The season will see renewals of unscripted solid performers like "Undercover Boss," "Celebrity Big Brother," and "The Amazing Race." The rest of the slots will be filled with returning hits including "SWAT," "FBI International," "NCIS: Hawai'i," and "Ghosts." Finally, the network will be adding a single new series, "Good Sam." The medical drama features Jason Isaacs and Sophia Bush, and will premiere in January 2022.

While no new 2021 series were canceled, these CBS shows won't be renewed:

  • "NCIS: New Orleans" was canceled after seven seasons.

  • "The Unicorn" was canceled after two seasons.

  • "All Rise" was canceled but picked up by OWN for a third season.

  • "MacGyver" was canceled after five seasons.

  • "Mom" was canceled after eight seasons and Anna Farris' exit.

The CW

Even after the production challenges of the pandemic, The CW managed to retain a promising lineup that includes its reimagined version of the short-lived cult favorite "4400," which premiered in Fall 2021. For a network that has made an industry of churning out low-budget sci-fi and fantasy series, The CW still manages to put out some decent shows. And thankfully, many of the series that won't be coming back can still be viewed for free on The CW's streaming app CW Seed. One series that won't be making a comeback in 2022 is "Republic of Sarah." Sovereign citizens everywhere will surely lament the end of this series about a town that seceded from the United States. The series, which suffered from dismal ratings and even worse reviews, according to TVLine, was canceled after one season. CBC-produced "Trickster" was also canceled after its co-creator Michelle Latimer became embroiled in a scandal related to her claims of First Nations ancestry, per CBC.

Here's everything else that's coming to an end on The CW:

  • "Black Lightning" ended after a planned four seasons.

  • "Bulletproof" was canceled after three seasons with producer Sky announcing it cut ties with star Noel Clarke due to misconduct allegations.

  • "The Outpost" was canceled after four seasons.

  • "Burden of Truth" ended after a planned four seasons. 

  • "Supergirl" ended after a planned six seasons. 


With a promising mid-season lined up, Fox is clearing out a handful of its low performers to make room for new content in 2022. The network is looking forward to the return of "9-1-1: Lone Star" and "The Resident," while planning to roll out a few promising new series, including "The Cleaning Lady" and "Monarch." However, the lamentable series "Labor of Love," dubbed the "trashiest reality series of all time" by Film Daily, won't be resurfacing. The Kristin Davis-hosted dating show featured 15 eligible bachelors all vying to father Kristy Katzmann's (of "The Bachelor" fame) child. Blessedly, the reality series was canceled after a season. "Flirty Dancing," the American version of the UK reality show that combines dancing and dating, will also be saying its goodbyes after a season.

These Fox series will also be ending after 2021:

  • "Bless the Harts" was canceled after two seasons. 

  • "Last Man Standing" ended with Season 9 after three planned seasons at Fox, having previously been canceled by ABC after six seasons, per Deadline

  • "Prodigal Son" was canceled after two seasons. 

  • "The Moodys" was canceled after two seasons. 


The Disney-owned network that began its life as a religious channel has evolved into a hub for solid YA content with wide appeal that could practically be interchangeable with that of The CW. The network has been fairly busy over the years generating new original content like "Shadowhunters," and even delving into the Marvel universe with "Cloak and Dagger." While a few beloved shows are coming off the lineup this year, the network's content seems to be getting better each year, and everything is available to watch on Hulu. The network kicks off a new round of fresh content with the upcoming rollout of its much-hyped "Single Drunk Female" in January 2022. 

Here's the complete list of ending and canceled Freeform series:

  • "The Bold Type" ended after a planned, but truncated fifth season. 

  • "Motherland: Fort Salem" was renewed for a third and final season TBA. 

  • "Everything's Gonna Be Okay" was canceled after two seasons. 


FX has produced some of the best content on cable for years. From Murphyverse fare including "Pose" and "American Horror Story" to groundbreaking shows like "Atlanta," to oddball comedies like "Wilfred" and "Baskets," there's a genre for everyone over at FX, and when your favorite show ends, you can just head over to Hulu to relive the adventure. Unfortunately, fans everywhere are currently bemoaning the loss of 2021's "Y: The Last Man," a promising series that was canceled in its first year. The production of this apocalyptic series based on the comic book of the same name was plagued with problems and delays that went beyond the typical pandemic challenges. The network canceled the series before any good streaming viewer data was in, leaving many viewers begging for more. However, there's still a chance the show could get revived on another network, according to the The Hollywood Reporter

Other canceled or ending FX series:

  • "Pose" ended its story after a planned three seasons. 

  • "Mr. Inbetween" ended after a planned three seasons. 

  • "Better Things" will end with a fifth and final season scheduled for release February 2022. 


Known for its sentimental and trope-happy content, Hallmark Channel is the family-friendly go-to for anyone in search of feel-good vibes and suitable-for-church romances. The network is a longtime producer of original movies with titles along the lines of "One Winter Weekend" and "A Wish for Christmas." Although the content tends to run fairly sappy, there's a whole segment of the population that lives for that type of smooth piano and hot tea vibe, something Netflix has caught onto over the past few years with its many competitive holiday romance movies. With the success of Hallmark Channel's many romances, the network has dipped its corporate toe in the original series water, producing a handful of sweet-vibe romance series. With the mainstream success of "Good Witch," it's a fair bet the network will roll out more of the same in the future. 

Here's what's ending on Hallmark Channel in 2021: 

  • "Good Witch" ended after seven seasons. 

  • "Home and Family" ended after nine seasons. 


AMC-owned IFC hasn't offered a whole lot in the way of original series in the past, but the network offers a wide range of acquired programming and has had its share of hits with shows like "Portlandia" and "Stan Against Evil." Like many networks, IFC has evolved over the years and found a niche, with comedic offerings. One of the network's more recent favorites, the sitcom "Brockmire," stars Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet and follows a Major League baseball announcer who gets himself in hot water with a very public meltdown. Although the network has been rumored to have a few shows in the works, there's only one thing for certain: 2022 promises to bring more big laughs on IFC. 

The only IFC series that won't be renewed after 2021 is "Baroness Von Sketch Show," which ended after a planned five seasons. But at least one of its stars, Meredith MacNeill, will be moving to IMDb's "Pretty Hard Cases" in 2022. 


2021 saw a few shows get moved around on NBC, but viewers can still expect to see plenty of staples like "Chicago Fire" and "New Amsterdam" in 2022, along with a few new arrivals, including the surreal sci-fi thriller "La Brea." One show that was new in 2021 but won't be coming back for round two is "Debris." The series focused on two FBI agents whose sole purpose was recovering dangerous crash-landed alien technology all over the globe, with each recovery accompanying strange, paranormal events. For fans of shows like "The X-Files" and "Fringe," this cerebral sci-fi series held a lot of potential. But the chemistry just wasn't there, and the series was canceled after only one season.

All other NBC series that ended in 2021:

  • "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" was canceled after two seasons, but returned with a Christmas film on Roku. 

  • "Good Girls" was canceled after four seasons. 

  • "The Ellen Degeneres Show" will end by Degeneres' choice in 2022 after 19 seasons. Amid a bruising toxic workplace scandal, Degeneres told The Hollywood Reporter that she no longer feels "challenged" by the show.

  • "Superstore" was canceled after six seasons. 

  • "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" ended with Season 8 after three planned seasons on NBC. The show ran for five seasons on Fox before being canceled in 2018, per Deadline.

  • "World of Dance" was canceled after four seasons. 

  • "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" ended after two seasons. 

  • "Manifest" was canceled by NBC, but picked up by Netflix for a fourth and final season. 


The Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN, has a stated mission "to create multiple platforms for women, men and their families with a purpose and a passion: to celebrate life, to inspire and entertain, empowering viewers around the world to live their best lives." Over the past few years, those efforts have finally started to pay off as the network has begun to offer quality scripted series with an apparent emphasis on high-quality inclusive dramas with widespread appeal across demographics. And OWN's recent decision to pick up "All Rise" from CBS ahead of its third season seems to signal even more quality dramatic content in the network's future.

After a fairly good run, however, these two OWN network series will be coming to a close after 2021:

  • "Iyanla: Fix My Life" ended after nine seasons with Iyanla Vanzant deciding moving on, per Hollywood Life

  • "Queen Sugar" will air its planned seventh and final season in 2022. 


Showtime has always produced its share of quality content with shows like "Stargate: SG-1," "The Tudors," "The L Word," and "Dead Like Me," just to name a few. The Viacom-owned network has continued its tradition of consistently producing quality original programming over the past few years, adding to its library original shows like "American Rust" and "Yellowjackets." 2022 will see the network adding a few promising series including the Alex Kurtzman sci-fi drama "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and the Uber mogul biopic "Super Pumped."

No new Showtime series got the ax after just one season in 2021, but these two long-running favorites will be coming to an end:

  • "Ray Donovan" was canceled abruptly after seven seasons, but will wrap up with a movie in 2022, per Deadline

  • "Shameless" ended in 2021 after a planned 11 seasons. 


Cable and streaming content add-on network Starz continued its tradition of offering quality original scripted programming in 2021. High-stakes dramatic series like "Hightown" and "The Rook" have made Starz a worthy adversary of similar premium hubs HBO and Showtime. And like HBO, viewers can expect plenty of mature content. There is a whole Bridgerton-loving segment of the network's viewership that tunes in primarily for the TV version of a Harlequin, and Starz is more than happy to cater to them with the steamy kilted romance "Outlander" and the Tudor drama "The Spanish Princess."

This streamer didn't start-and-shelf anything in 2021, but one fan-favorite Starz series will be ending:

  • "American Gods" was canceled abruptly after three seasons. 


SyFy is the Schrodinger's cat of TV networks, producing so many hits and misses that the network somehow manages to be both excellent and awful at the same time. While hardcore science fiction fans can be pretty forgiving and will watch a good deal of content that isn't always that great, it takes a truly masterful sci-fi or fantasy series to cut through to mainstream viewers. And SyFy's genius managing to consistently produce enough of both to keep everyone happy. The network also has the good sense to shop around fan favorites like "The Expanse" and "12 Monkeys" when they're not working out.

One series that premiered in 2021 and won't be sticking around is the CTV series "SurrealEstate," which focuses on a real estate agency that deals primarily with haunted properties. But the series creator remains committed to getting the series picked up, so if haunted Zillow is your jam, there's hope yet.

These two SyFy series also ended in 2021:

  • "Van Helsing" ended after a planned five seasons. 

  • "Wynonna Earp" was canceled after four seasons. 


Originally a go-to for classic movies, TNT, like many other basic cable networks, has shifted and evolved over the decades. Offering reruns of popular dramas like "Law & Order" and "Castle" has been its bread and butter for years. Nonetheless, the network has produced a small handful of original scripted programming that's fairly enjoyable, like the post-apocalyptic series "The Last Ship," the period drama "The Alienist," and the con artist drama "Good Behavior." With a new season of "Snowpiercer" up in 2022, there's plenty to look forward to on the basic cable network.

Here are two series that enjoyed a good run on TNT and will be coming to a close after 2021:

  • "Animal Kingdom" will end in 2022 after a planned six seasons.  

  • "Claws" will end in 2022 with a planned final fourth season. 


If The CW was the network equivalent of a Zoomer, USA would be its Mazda-loving uncle. This staple network has long been the home of case-of-the-week procedural-light fare like "Monk," "Psych," and "White Collar." But USA has also had its share of surprisingly hard-hitters like "Mr. Robot" and "The 4400." With new shows like "Chucky" coming out all the time, it's likely the network will continue to surprise viewers in 2022.

While USA didn't have any one-and-done series in 2021, these two favorites will be saying good-bye:

  • "Queen of the South" ended after a planned five seasons. 

  • "The Sinner" ended after a planned four seasons. 


Wait, what? Believe it or not, Brigham Young University's cable channel offers a surprisingly wide range of content, all of it LDS-approved, of course. And perhaps even more surprisingly, some of the channel's original content has managed to gain a mainstream viewership. One such series, "Granite Flats," featured appearances from the likes of Parker Posey, Carey Elwes, and Christoper Lloyd and was later picked up by Netflix. Other noteworthy offerings include the post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama "Extinct" and canine prosthetic-focused series "The Wizard of Paws."

While no BYUtv shows started and finished within 2021, the beloved teen fantasy series "Dwight in Shining Armor" did come to a close after five planned seasons with its two-part series finale.