7 TV Show Cancellations in 2017 That Outraged Fans
You don't know what you got 'til it's gone. That cliche is never more on the money than when a TV show we like is canceled.
Netflix has given the heave-ho to Girlboss, the latest in a line of programs that have been axed in 2017. The decision to cancel a show is complex -- low ratings, financial considerations and whether it's simply run its course -- but whatever the logic behind it is, there will always be some people who can't cope with the move.
This year alone has already seen its fair share of shows that have been canceled, much to the dismay of its corse fanbase. Take a look for yourself.
Last Man Standing
It won't ever be confused with Home Improvement, but this Tim Allen comedy made it through six seasons and fans claimed ABC didn't renew the sitcom for political reasons. Viewers launched a petition to save the show and CMT failed in its bid to take on the series, putting a dubious, and some would say premature, end to its run.
Netflix usually hits paydirt when it green lights a show (Stranger Things, anyone?), but the subscription service caught some heat after axing this series after two seasons, despite fans' pleas to keep it on.
The Get Down
This Netflix drama about the dawn of the hip-hop era had a shorter life than the art form it depicted, lasting just one season and putting some stock in the theory that maybe not everything Netflix touches turns to gold.
This WGN drama was the network's highest-rated show, but that wasn't enough to save it. In the end, its fate was decided by the one thing we all understand: money. WGN parent company Tribune Media explained the move in a statement by saying, in part, "We will be reallocating our resources to a more diverse programming strategy and to new structures." Well, that sure sounds exciting, right?
The freshman Fox drama, about the first female to play Major League Baseball, had an unusual concept and decent reviews, but ratings were sluggish, in large part because it had the misfortune of competing directly against Thursday Night Football. That just proves the real-life gridiron game will always beat fictional baseball.
This comes with an asterisk. This NBC drama about a team of time travelers developed a strong following, but the network decided not to give it a second season. Outcry followed and NBC reversed course and elected to go ahead with a sophomore campaign after other networks expressed interest in it.
2 Broke Girls
Already a staple in syndication, this CBS comedy, with its rampant innuendo and Gilmore Girls-style rapid dialogue, had the rug pulled out from under it, due mainly to issues over who owned the show. Never a critical darling, this Kat Dennings-Beth Behrs vehicle managed to pull in decent numbers over the course of its six years on the air.
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