Television fans are mourning the loss of some of their favorite shows, as the American broadcast networks have announced which of their programs are going to be taken out to pasture. Some are gone too soon (such as ABC's failed attempt at an adult version of The Muppets) while other long-standing shows are taking their final bow. (American Idol is ending after 15 seasons, probably 10 seasons later than it should have). Mashable has provided the complete list of what shows will soon be airing their final episodes. Brace yourselves.
Of Kings and Prophets (was pulled after only two episodes)
The Family (after 1 season)
Blood and Oil (after 1 season)
The Muppets (after 1 season)
Wicked City (after 1 season)
The Whispers (after 1 season)
Agent Carter (after 2 seasons)
Galavant (after 2 seasons)
Nashville (after 4 seasons)
Castle (after 8 seasons)
Angel from Hell (after 1 season)
CSI: Cyber (after 1 season)
Extant (after 2 seasons)
Under the Dome (after 3 seasons)
Mike & Molly (after 6 season)
The Good Wife (after 7 seasons)
Person of Interest (after 5 seasons)
Containment (after 1 season, was initially announced to be limited.)
Beauty and the Beast (after 4 seasons)
Grandfathered (after 1 season)
The Grinder (after 1 season)
Bordertown (after 1 season)
Minority Report (after 1 season)
Second Chance (after 1 season)
Knock Knock Live (after 1 season)
Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life (after 1 season)
American Idol (after 15 seasons)
Heroes Reborn (after 1 season)
The Player (after 1 season)
You, Me, and the Apocalypse (after 1 season)
Truth Be Told (after 1 season)
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (after 1 season)
Mr. Robinson (after 1 season)
And then there are a few shows in limbo, which have not been canceled or renewed yet. Among them are CBS's Limitless and Undercover Boss, FOX's Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? and The X-Files, as well as NBC's Telenovela, The Mysteries of Laura, Undateable, and ABC's Last Man Standing.
However, these shows have not been canceled in vain, and have been taken off the air to make room for an incoming crop shows. The Hollywood Reporter released the complete list of pilots that major networks have recently picked up, so get excited to meet some of your new favorite shows. Here are some that sound especially intriguing.
Designated Survivor (ABC)
This show stars Kiefer Sutherland, so you know things are going to be blown up. Sutherland plays a man who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in line for the presidency.
Untitled Kevin James (CBS)
This show Kevin James playing a retired police officer (shocker) who has to adjust to life at home with his wife and children, which proves to be just as hard as fighting crime.
The Good Place (NBC)
It stars Kristin Bell. No need to say more. You already know you're going to watch it.
Vanessa Hudgens stars in this show that combines the DC Comics universe with an office comedy, where average employees who work for an insurance company are on a quest to find their power.
Trial and Error (NBC)
This legal spoof described as a serialized single camera comedy stars John Lithgow, Sherri Shepherd, and Nick D'Agosto. The story centers around a big time city lawyer who gets sent to investigate a high-profile murder case in a small southern town.
This show is a prequel to the popular Liam Neeson movie of the same name. It focuses aon how Bryan Mills developed his skills enough to eventually be the man who rescues his kidnapped daughter and utters the now infamous line, "I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."
Riverdale is based around the usually wholesome characters from the Archie Comics, but takes a deeper looking into what weird stuff is going on behind Riverdale's wholesome façade. It stars Cole Sprouse (from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Big Daddy, where he was the kid) as Jughead Jones.
Wow, a show about Kevin James being a retired cop and and a live action Archie TV show staring Cole Sprouse? Start taking bets as to what will be on the cancelation list for next year!