Special Report

Popular TV Series That Have Been Canceled or Are Coming to an End

Courtesy of Home Box Office

The leaves are starting to fall in many parts of the United States, and many of TV viewers’ favorite programs are falling out as well. They are either coming to the end of their run by design, even though they may still draw a large audience, or viewership has dropped off and they’re being canceled earlier than their producers might like. 

To determine the most popular television series that have come or are coming to an end this year, 24/7 Tempo reviewed data on renewals and cancellations from Rotten Tomatoes. Television series that are coming to an end after either a planned final season or through premature cancellation were ranked based on the number of IMDb user reviews as of September 2023. Cast data is also from IMDb.

Some of the shows on cable television, over-the-air channels, or streaming sites are remakes of dramas that had success in earlier years, such as “Perry Mason,” “Gossip Girl,” and “Magnum, P.I.” – and who is to say that they might not be revived again one day? (Here are 30 classic TV shows we’d like to see rebooted.)

Viewers are saying goodbye to beloved and honored series such as “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and the period drama “The Crown.” The former program has won 20 Emmys and the latter has snagged 21. The long-running AMC zombie series “Fear the Walking Dead” will finally meet its maker after eight seasons. The two Star Trek series on Paramount+, “Star Trek: Picard” and “Star Trek: Discovery,” have reached their final frontier.

Two of the canceled programs, “NCIS Los Angeles” and “Archer,” have each logged 14 seasons, the most of any of the shows on the list. (In contrast, these are the best TV shows that were canceled after one season.)

Click here for a list of 50 popular TV shows that are disappearing this year

While this list is ranked according to number of user reviews, presumably a measure of their popularity, it should also be noted that more than one-third of the soon-to-be terminated shows, 18 in all, have strong IMDb user ratings of 8.0 or higher.  

50. The Other Two (2019-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 9,905
> IMDb user rating: 7.9/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Heléne Yorke, Drew Tarver, Ken Marino, Case Walker

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49. Nancy Drew (2019-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 10,077
> IMDb user rating: 6.7/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after four seasons
> Cast: Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim

48. How to with John Wilson (2020-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 11,615
> IMDb user rating: 8.7/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after three seasons
> Cast: John Wilson

47. Physical (2021-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 11,723
> IMDb user rating: 7.3/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after three seasons
> Cast: Rose Byrne, Rory Scovel, Dierdre Friel, Paul Sparks

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46. National Treasure: Edge of History (2022-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 12,143
> IMDb user rating: 5.8/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Lisette Olivera, Zuri Reed, Antonio Cipriano, Jordan Rodrigues

45. Gossip Girl (2021-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 13,899
> IMDb user rating: 5.4/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Jordan Alexander, Whitney Peak, Tavi Gevinson, Eli Brown

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44. The Mosquito Coast (2021-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 15,063
> IMDb user rating: 6.8/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Logan Polish, Gabriel Bateman

43. Magnum P.I. (2018-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 16,017
> IMDb user rating: 6.2/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill

42. A Million Little Things (2018-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 16,254
> IMDb user rating: 7.9/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after five seasons
> Cast: David Giuntoli, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses

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41. Truth Be Told (2019-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 16,482
> IMDb user rating: 7.1/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Octavia Spencer, Mekhi Phifer, Ron Cephas Jones, Tracie Thoms

40. Sanditon (2019-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 17,064
> IMDb user rating: 7.7/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after three seasons
> Cast: Rose Williams, Crystal Clarke, Kris Marshall, Kate Ashfield

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39. Reservation Dogs (2021-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 20,617
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after three seasons
> Cast: D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis, Lane Factor

38. Mayans M.C. (2018-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 22,966
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after five seasons
> Cast: JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby

37. Big Sky (2020-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 24,516
> IMDb user rating: 6.8/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Dedee Pfeiffer, J. Anthony Pena

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36. How I Met Your Father (2022-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 24,627
> IMDb user rating: 5.7/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Hilary Duff, Christopher Lowell, Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma

35. Snowfall (2017-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 25,219
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after six seasons
> Cast: Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Isaiah John

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34. Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 26,503
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after two seasons
> Cast: John C. Reilly, Quincy Isaiah, Jason Clarke, Gaby Hoffmann

33. Young Rock (2021-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 27,298
> IMDb user rating: 8.0/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Ana Tuisila

32. Perry Mason (2020-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 27,687
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Matthew Rhys, Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham

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31. Sex/Life (2021-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 29,325
> IMDb user rating: 5.6/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Sarah Shahi, Mike Vogel, Adam Demos, Margaret Odette

30. The Resident (2018-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 29,982
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

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29. Willow (2022-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 32,547
> IMDb user rating: 5.7/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Ruby Cruz, Ellie Bamber, Tony Revolori, Erin Kellyman

28. The Goldbergs (2013-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 39,857
> IMDb user rating: 8.0/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after 10 seasons
> Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia

27. Servant (2019-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 44,895
> IMDb user rating: 7.4/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after four seasons
> Cast: Lauren Ambrose, Toby Kebbell, Nell Tiger Free, Rupert Grint

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26. New Amsterdam (2018-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 46,701
> IMDb user rating: 8.0/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Tyler Labine

25. The Great (2020-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 51,052
> IMDb user rating: 8.2/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Elle Fanning, Phoebe Fox, Gwilym Lee, Adam Godley

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24. Hunters (2020-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 51,188
> IMDb user rating: 7.2/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Al Pacino, Logan Lerman, Lena Olin, Josh Radnor

23. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 56,322
> IMDb user rating: 6.8/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Chris O’Donnell, Daniela Ruah, LL Cool J, Eric Christian Olsen

22. Doom Patrol (2019-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 57,126
> IMDb user rating: 7.8/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser

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21. Snowpiercer (2020-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 59,566
> IMDb user rating: 6.9/10
> Status: Canceled (after three seasons, despite a completed fourth season)
> Cast: Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright, Iddo Goldberg

20. Happy Valley (2014-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 60,273
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after three seasons
> Cast: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, James Norton, Rhys Connah

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19. Your Honor (2020-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 62,662
> IMDb user rating: 7.6/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after two seasons
> Cast: Bryan Cranston, Hope Davis, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lilli Kay

18. Disenchantment (2018-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 69,438
> IMDb user rating: 7.2/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after five seasons
> Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Eric André, Nat Faxon, John DiMaggio

17. Never Have I Ever (2020-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 75,213
> IMDb user rating: 7.9/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after four seasons
> Cast: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Darren Barnet, John McEnroe

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16. The Idol (2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 82,583
> IMDb user rating: 5.0/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: The Weeknd, Lily-Rose Depp, Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan

15. Star Trek: Picard (2020-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 91,270
> IMDb user rating: 7.5/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after three seasons
> Cast: Patrick Stewart, Michelle Hurd, Jeri Ryan, Alison Pill

14. Billions (2016-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 102,194
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after seven seasons
> Cast: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, David Costabile

13. Titans (2018-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 110,201
> IMDb user rating: 7.5/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Ryan Potter, Teagan Croft

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12. Barry (2018-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 114,632
> IMDb user rating: 8.4/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after four seasons
> Cast: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

11. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 136,786
> IMDb user rating: 8.7/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after five seasons
> Cast: Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Borstein, Marin Hinkle, Michael Zegen

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10. Fear the Walking Dead (2015-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 138,312
> IMDb user rating: 6.8/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after eight seasons
> Cast: Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Cliff Curtis, Rubén Blades

9. Riverdale (2017-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 151,909
> IMDb user rating: 6.5/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, K.J. Apa

8. Archer (2009-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 161,821
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell

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7. Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2018-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 167,119
> IMDb user rating: 8.0/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Michael Kelly, Abbie Cornish

6. Cobra Kai (2018-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 197,995
> IMDb user rating: 8.5/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after six seasons
> Cast: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña

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5. The Crown (2016-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 234,552
> IMDb user rating: 8.6/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after six seasons
> Cast: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton, Matt Smith

4. Succession (2018-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 237,389
> IMDb user rating: 8.9/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after four seasons
> Cast: Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Peter Friedman

3. The Blacklist (2013-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 271,629
> IMDb user rating: 8.0/10
> Status: Canceled
> Cast: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

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2. Sex Education (2019-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 318,600
> IMDb user rating: 8.3/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after four seasons
> Cast: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey

1. The Flash (2014-2023)
> IMDb user reviews: 363,375
> IMDb user rating: 7.5/10
> Status: Decision made to end production after nine seasons
> Cast: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes

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