Most Disappointing Premature TV Cancellation of the 2010s

by NVanKerr | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public

The 2010s was a decade in which many engaging and oddball series premiered.

Unfortunately, despite being well received by many viewers, a number of these shows were cancelled after just 1 or 2 seasons.

Which of these series' cancellations disappointed you the most?

(Live action fictional TV series that ran for no more than 2 seasons and have a minimum rating of at least 7.0 from at least 12,500 IMDb users are included.)

After voting, you might want to protest your favorite show's cancellation here.

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1. Mindhunter (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.

Stars: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross

Votes: 218,953

Suggested by Pencho

2. The Exorcist (2016–2018)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Follows three priests dealing with cases of a demonic presence targeting a family and a foster home.

Stars: Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Kurt Egyiawan, Hannah Kasulka

Votes: 25,538

3. Limitless (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An average twenty-eight-year-old man who gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain's capabilities is hired by the F.B.I. as a consultant.

Stars: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 62,059

4. The Gifted (2017–2019)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

In a world where mutated humans are treated with distrust and fear, an institute for mutants battles to achieve peaceful co-existence with humanity.

Stars: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind

Votes: 31,248

5. Scream Queens (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A semi-anthology series that centers on characters being terrorized by a serial killer in different locations, including a university and a hospital.

Stars: Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer

Votes: 34,697

6. Almost Human (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In a not-so-distant future, a human cop and an android partner team up to protect and serve.

Stars: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook

Votes: 47,874

7. Altered Carbon (2018–2020)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom.

Stars: Chris Conner, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Dichen Lachman, Will Yun Lee

Votes: 143,087

8. The Secret Circle (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 45,301

9. The Tomorrow People (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Evolved humans with amazing abilities (Teleportation, Telekinesis, Telepathy) are being hunted down by agents of Ultra.

Stars: Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell, Aaron Yoo

Votes: 34,138

10. Witches of East End (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Two sister, bartender and librarian, discover as adults that they're witches with magical powers. They, their mom and her sister, all witches, are up against a mortal enemy.

Stars: Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan, Rachel Boston, Mädchen Amick

Votes: 24,222

11. Alphas (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Alphas is a science fiction drama focusing on a team that investigates people with supernatural abilities.

Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

Votes: 27,711

12. Frequency (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A police detective in 2016 discovers that she is able to communicate with her father via a ham radio, despite the fact that he died in 1996.

Stars: Peyton List, Riley Smith, Devin Kelley, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 12,768

13. Agent Carter (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj, Chad Michael Murray

Votes: 73,702

Suggested by Tsarstepan

14. The Bridge (I) (2013–2014)

TV-MA | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two detectives work together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border.

Stars: Demián Bichir, Diane Kruger, Thomas M. Wright, Ted Levine

Votes: 17,735

Suggested by Tsarstepan

15. The End of the F***ing World (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.

Stars: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Steve Oram, Christine Bottomley

Votes: 147,096

Suggested by Karen P

16. Marco Polo (2014–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, "Marco Polo" is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century Mongolia.

Stars: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Remy Hii

Votes: 64,913

Suggested by Karen P

17. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Holistic detective Dirk Gently investigates cases involving the supernatural.

Stars: Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete

Votes: 43,165

Suggested by Karen P

18. Sense8 (2015–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order.

Stars: Bae Doona, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton

Votes: 139,870

Suggested by Dan Dassow

19. Galavant (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 22 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

A musical comedy adventure featuring a knight on a quest for love who helps a childish king to see the error of his ways.

Stars: Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones, Mallory Jansen

Votes: 14,237

Suggested by Dan Dassow & CyrilMartin

20. Forever (2014–2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A 200-year-old man works in the New York City Morgue trying to find a key to unlock the curse of his immortality.

Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Joel David Moore, Donnie Keshawarz

Votes: 53,245

Suggested by CyrilMartin

21. Looking (2014–2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The experiences of three close friends living and loving in modern-day San Francisco.

Stars: Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Lauren Weedman

Votes: 16,275

Suggested by Peter PBN

22. Swamp Thing (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Abby Arcane returns home to Marais, Louisiana to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, only to discover the dark, terrifying mysteries of the swamp.

Stars: Crystal Reed, Virginia Madsen, Andy Bean, Derek Mears

Votes: 20,262

Suggested by Pencho

23. The Knick (2014–2015)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History

A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century.

Stars: André Holland, Clive Owen, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance

Votes: 43,900

Suggested by Pencho

24. Luke Cage (2016–2018)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.

Stars: Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 117,109

Suggested by Pencho

25. The Punisher (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After the murder of his family, Marine veteran Frank Castle becomes the vigilante known as "The Punisher," with only one goal in mind: to avenge them.

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes, Jason R. Moore

Votes: 185,198

Suggested by Pencho

26. Utopia (I) (2013–2014)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'.

Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Neil Maskell, Fiona O'Shaughnessy

Votes: 41,676

Suggested by Pencho

27. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Return to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.

Stars: Neil Sterenberg, Beccy Henderson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Taron Egerton

Votes: 21,468

Suggested by Pencho

28. The Get Down (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Music, Musical

A ragtag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 1970s.

Stars: Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Skylan Brooks

Votes: 21,078

Suggested by Pencho



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