Every TV platform has to make hard choices — even Netflix, a company that made close to $2 billion in revenue last year. Sure enough, the streaming service hasn’t shied away from cancelling its low performers, especially in recent years.
The series starring Ian Somerhalder and Adrian Holmes was axed March 30.
Just this month, for example, the news came down that Netflix had axed V Wars and October Faction, and those two series aren’t the only Netflix originals that never streamed a sophomore season. Scroll down to see other shows Netflix canceled after Season 1.
The Get Down
Netflix likely took a big loss with this musical drama set in the Bronx in the late 1970s. The series, co-created by Moulin Rouge! director Baz Luhrmann, was reported to be the company’s most expensive show ever, costing $120 million.
Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon created this comedy, which starred Britt Robertson as a young woman who falls into a career as a fashion entrepreneur.
Two and a Half Men’s Chuck Lorre co-created this stoner comedy, but alas, neither his bona fides nor the appeal of Kathy Bates as a cannabis dispensary owner could save the show from cancellation.
This coming-of-age dramedy revolved around an A/V club and a drama club at a high school in Boring, Oregon, circa 1996.
Netflix chose not to grant a second season to this crime drama — which centered on a white police officer’s coverup of his accidentally killing a black teen — five months before Regina King won an Emmy for her performance.
The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale
After hosting The Soup for many years, McHale brought his wit to Netflix to host this weekly series, a “sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe.”
The Break WIth Michelle Wolf
This weekly series, meanwhile, featured Wolf “[making] fun of everything and everybody” without preaching or political agenda … “unless it’s funny.”
All About the Washingtons
This sitcom starred Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons (of Run-DMC fame) as a rap retiree who mans the house and watches over the kids when his wife follows her entrepreneurial dreams.
The Good Cop
Half dramedy, half murder mystery, this show featured Tony Danza as an ex-con ex-cop and Josh Groban as his by-the-books NYPD lieutenant son.
This supernatural horror series focused on a woman spooked by the spirit of the late teen whose heart she receives via transplant, with Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn playing the girl’s mourning parents.
The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder returned to bloodsucker fare with this sci-fi horror series, playing a doctor trying to save the world from an ancient virus that turns humans into vampires.
This horror series, meanwhile, starred Tamara Taylor and J.C. Mackenzie as a married monster hunters who unsuccessfully try to retire from the biz by moving to upstate New York with their teen kids.