It's that dreaded time of the year when networks strip us from our favorite tv shows and bring down the axe. Here are all of the tv shows that have been cancelled this year. Did your favorite show make the cut? Or did it fall short?
TV networks can be ruthless! No tv show is safe as far as the network executives are concerned. I know I've been crushed by the premature cancellation of shows, some gone too way soon. (Looking at you, "Firefly".) Most of the time, shows are cancelled due to low ratings and low audience engagement, while others are cancelled due to contract negotiations or the series being unable to move forward with the storyline.
Whatever the reason, losing a tv show is a painful process. You've gone on a journey with these characters and their story arcs for so long, only to be left with a sense of dread, not knowing what will happen to the beloved characters once the credits roll. To say the least, it's painful. You need to take the time to weep and process what happened. You'll no longer be spending your weeknights with these characters like you did before.
But, relish in the fact that you will always have DVDs and BluRays of these shows to look back on.
Please take note that the shows listed last aired in Spring of 2017 and will not include shows cancelled in 2016. Now, let's take a moment of silence to grieve these 49 incredible shows we lost this year. (Yes, 49
"2 Broke Girls" (CBS)
Streetwise Max works two jobs and barely gets by. One of the jobs is waiting tables during the night shift at the Williamsburg Diner. Caroline is a trust fund princess who's forced to give waitressing a try.
"American Crime" (ABC)
Centered on race, class and gender politics as it follows the lives of various individuals in a trial who change during the process.
A tech billionaire is put in charge of a Chicago Police district in the hopes of closing the murder case file of his friend and company's CFO.
"Baby Daddy" (Freeform)
Ben Wheeler is a 20-something bachelor with the world at his fingertips. All that changes when he learns he's a father.
"Bates Motel" (A&E)
A contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film 'Psycho', giving a portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche becomes unravelled during his teenage years.
"The Black List: Redemption" (NBC)
Covert op Tom Keen partners up with Susan "Scottie" Hargrave as they solve problems that are too dangerous for the government.
"Black Sails" (Stars)
Set about two years before the events of Treasure Island, right in the heart of the Golden Age of Piracy, Captain Flint brings on a younger crew member as they fight for New Providence Island.
A close-knit family of four adult siblings have their secrets spilled when their black sheep brother returns home.
Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth solve Federal cases by examine the remains of potential murder victims.
A young staffer gets her first job in Washington D.C., only to discover that the government has stopped working and that an entire swarm of aliens have started eating the brains of Congressmen and staffers.
"The Catch" (ABC)
A female private investigator exposes fraud for a living.
"Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (CBS)
A spinoff of the successful "Criminal Minds" series that focuses on the specialized International Division of the FBI as they solve various crimes.
An attorney falls for her client, an altruistic pediatric surgeon who was recently accused of murdering his girlfriend 24 years earlier.
"Dr. Ken" (ABC)
Dr. Ken juggle his career, marriage and family in the sitcom comedy.
"Emerald City" (NBC)
Dorothy Gale is transported from Lucas, Kansas to the land of Oz, only to have her arrival set in motion a series of unfortunate events, like The Beast Forever.
Based on the Norwegian series Øyevitne, it centers around the relationship between two teenage boys who witness a triple homicide.
"For Better or Worse" (OWN)
Adult focused sitcom about three couples at different stages of their relationships.
"Frequency" (The CW)
Detective Raimy Sullivan has carried around the pain of her father's death for 20 years, only to hear his voice coming from his old ham radio from 1996.
"Girl Meets World" (Disney Channel)
Riley, daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews from "Boy Meets World", follows her adventures as she tries to tackle the trials of middle school.
An aspiring writer and her three friends, all in their early 20s, try to make sense of the crazy world while living in New York.
"Good Girls Revolt" (Amazon)
Set in the late 1960s, where Patti Robinson and her fellow female researchers at News of the Week strive for equal treatment.
"The Great Indoors" (CBS)
Jack Gordon, a sour, adventure reporter must now adapt as he is put in charge of a group of millennial in the digital department of the magazine he works for.
Homicide investigator Nick Burkhardt of the Portland PD learns his ancestors are guardians, known as Grimms, who are charged with keeping balance between humanity and mythological creatures.
"Imaginary Mary" (ABC)
A workaholic woman's imaginary friend from childhood comes back to her, but ends up causing more trouble than good.
Ben Larson must hide his true identity in order to infiltrate a dangerous world in order to save the love of his life.
"Last Man Standing" (ABC)
Mike Baxter is a man's man. Too bad he's surrounded by all women – his wife and three daughters.
"The Leftovers" (HBO)
Revolving around the disappearance of two percent of the population of the world, focus is on a fictional town and its members as they go through the day-to-day struggles of the disappearance of their loved ones.
"Love Thy Neighbor" (OWN)
A comedy that follows the struggles and ups and downs of the Love family.
"Making History" (FOX)
Dan Chambers discovers time travel and uses old movies quotes as part of his stand-up comedy routine in the 18th century.
"Man Seeking Woman" (FXX)
Josh Greenberg finds himself in several surreal and extremely awkward circumstances while in search of love.
"Masters of Sex" (Showtime)
Based on Thomas Maier's biography of the same name, it is set in the 1950s to 1970s as pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research sets off the sexual revolution.
"No Tomorrow" (The CW)
Evie likes control, but what happens when she falls for spirited thrill seeker Xavier, who lives his life the way he does because he believes the apocalypse is coming.
"Orphan Black" (BBC America)
Sarah, an orphan and street-wise chameleon, is an outsider, The story follows Sarah as she witnesses a woman's suicide. Only problem is: that woman looks exactly like her.
A young pitcher strives to become the first woman to play in the Major Leagues.
A sketch comedy show starring "SNL's" Fred Armisen.
Follows the staff of an insurance company who specializes in protecting defenseless bystanders from the collateral damage of superheroes and villains.
"Pretty Little Liars" (Freeform)
Four friends must stick together when an anonymous foe threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, all while unraveling the mystery behind the murder of their best friend.
"The Real O'Neals" (ABC)
Follows a family as their bond becomes stronger when the youngest son informs them that he's gay.
"Reign" (The CW)
Mary, Queen of Scots, deals with the treacherous world of politics and sex of the French court.
Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., a Miami pathologist, finds secrets in people's bodies using state-of-the-art technology.
"Scream Queens" (FOX)
The sorority of Kappa Tau at Wallace University is threatened by Dean Cathy Munsch.
"Secrets & Lies" (ABC)
A detective focused on the main suspect of a crime, but not everything is as it seems.
"Sleepy Hollow" (FOX)
Ichabod Crane is resurrected from the dead to the 21st century in order to unravel a mystery that dates back all the way to the founding fathers.
"Son of Zorn" (FOX)
Live action and cartoon worlds collide when a Barbarian leaves his world and comes to the suburbs of Orange County, California.
"Teen Wolf" (MTV)
A teen is attacked by a werewolf and becomes one himself.
"Time After Time" (ABC)
The adventures of young H.G. Wells and his time machine.
"The Vampire Diaries" (The CW)
A young teen struggles making a choice between two vampire brothers, only to have her world turned upside down.
"Vice Principals" (HBO)
An over protective father wants to become a principal and ends up competing against the popular vice principal.
"Workaholics" (Comedy Central)
Three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. also live together from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Which of the 49 tv shows were you the most disappointed to see meet its end? Tell us in the comments below!