Which TV Shows Got Cancelled For Next Year? The Chopping Block Is Pretty Full, Guys

Today, the list of TV shows that have been canceled has been released and just like high school varsity cheerleading try-outs, the list has been publicly posted for all to see. And just like Ted Cruz’s exit from the presidential race, some goodbyes aren’t bittersweet, they’re just sweet.

TV is a lot like a strict varsity team: Even if you’ve technically made the team, don’t get too cozy. You could be the next to get the boot at any moment and they will replace you in no time. The petty politics of high school never end, and TV ratings are quite literally popularity contents. Here’s the list of shows that have been kicked off the team, but are encouraged to try out next year or perhaps for junior varsity.

The Muppets


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Canceled only after one season, this truly is a shame. I really wish they had given these guys more time to figure themselves out. Some of the most beloved shows of all time had a rocky start and I think they just needed another season or two to really find their footing. The Muppets have been around since the ’60’s. They’ll bounce back. They can use this time off to really focus on themselves and come back that much stronger.


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I know I have a few friends who are going to be devastated by this. It had a pretty good run (4 seasons) and seemed to have a fairly large fan-base, but ABC must be lead by a very strict cheer captain. All kidding aside, it’s probably best that Nashville star Hayden Panettiere, take a break and recoup. The actress has recently entered rehab for depression treatment for a second time.


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This had the longest run of all the shows of this list, with a whopping 8 seasons under their belt. I don’t know much about the show except that the lead guy is Captain Hammer from  Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. After some brief Googling, I found a synopsis for us. “Bored with his success, celebrated mystery novelist Rick Castle teams with NYPD Detective Kate Beckett to solve the case of a copycat killer who re-creates murder scenes from Rick’s novels.” Hmmm, they should just green-light a Dr. Horrible reboot. 

Agent Carter 


I mean, this looks pretty cool judging from this photo. Hopefully networks don’t get discouraged about the fact that this female-centric superhero show was a flop, like they tend to do. Jessica Jones on Netflix is a hit, right?! We should maybe start a #NotAllFemaleCentricSuperHeros just to be safe.


Yes, that’s a Tweet from legendary composer Alan Menken, who gave us “Part Of World” from The Little Mermaid. He was a part of the creative team behind ABC’s Galavant, the fairy-tale musical comedy series, but it seems that they already have plans for a stage transfer.

Those were all of the heavy hitters. Here’s the rest of the list of shows that you may not have known existed in the first place.

The Family

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Wait, what is this show? IMDB gave me the spiel,

“Missing for a decade, a politician’s young son, Adam Warren, was presumed to be dead. When Adam suddenly makes a shocking return, he is at first greeted with astonishment and joy. As the young man is welcomed back into the family, suspicions begin to emerge about his true identity, and long-buried secrets, heartache and betrayals are brought to the surface.”

I can’t with this. Too much.

CSI: Cyber


I feel like the audiences that watch these CSI shows on CBS barely know how to check their own email. There’s probably very little interest watching in the “cyber” crime scene, since it’s well, all online.



Okay, can we please let other people besides the Family Guy guys produce cartoons? Honestly, there are tons of other animators and creatives besides Seth MacFarlane and Mark Hentemann. Give them a chance.

Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life

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Based on the IMDB description, this show seemed too basic even for basic cable.

“Cooper Barrett, along with his friends/roommates Barry and Neal, is figuring out his life beyond hedonistic behavior. Cooper is seriously attracted to neighbor Kelly while ignoring advice from his brother Josh and his wife Leslie.”


John Stamos will clearly be back. He can’t resist a family feel-good sit-com and those are not going extinct any time soon. To get your Stamos-fix in the meantime, I highly recommend following him on Instagram. He has one of the best accounts by far. I’m not even joking with you rn.

The Grinder


I’m actually very sad to see this one go. It was a very funny show. The premise was super fun, and the casting was SPOT ON.

“Television lawyer Dean Sanderson moves back to his small home town after a stint in Hollywood thinking his time on TV qualifies him to run his family’s law firm.”

Rob Lowe was perfect for this role and this Tweet of his is not wrong.



Containment was the CW’s attempt at capturing the themes of The Walking Dead without on very important, major detail: zombies.

“When a mysterious epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, an urban quarantine is enforced, leaving those inside to fight for their lives as local and federal officials search for a cure.”

Yeah thanks, but no thanks for that one CW.