During the first quarter of 2022, streaming services renewed more series than ever before, according to the data analytics firm Ampere Analysis. Fans of shows including Hulu’s “Reservation Dogs” and HBO Max’s animated “Harley Quinn” can rejoice at their favorite content having made the cut.
Everyone who streams TV shows knows the pain of becoming invested in characters and storylines only to have an excellent show get canceled before its natural conclusion. Many of the shows killed off this year had much more story to tell. Just two months after Netflix released the supernatural horror series “Archive 81,” based on an acclaimed podcast of the same name, the company announced that the show would not receive another season. The platform’s teen vampire series “First Kill” also met the same fate after a single season. (Here’s a longer list of the best TV shows that were canceled after only one season.)
Other shows have run their course for numerous seasons and are wrapping up naturally. These include the “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul,” which concluded on August 15 with its sixth season and the sitcom “Black-ish” which ended on April 19 after eight seasons, making it one of the longest-running shows on the list. (For some shows, though, eight seasons is just the beginning. Here are the longest running primetime shows in history.)
To compile a list of TV shows that are ending their run or were canceled this year or whose impending cancellation over the next two years has been definitively announced, 24/7 Tempo reviewed data from IMDb, an online movie and TV database owned by Amazon, and Rotten Tomatoes, an online movie and TV review aggregator. Talk shows and other variety programs and shows with fewer than 5,000 votes on IMDb were excluded.
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