Can you feel the thick tension hanging in the air? Networks are currently announcing decisions about which series will return next year and which will . . . not be. While there are a number of shows that are ending in 2017, many of them at least got a final season to finish out their stories. (New Girl and Portlandia aren't on this list, as they have been granted final seasons and will end in 2018.) The following shows have just been dumped from the prime-time schedule to make room for new pilots.
- Scream Queens: Ryan Murphy's horror-comedy is over after two seasons.
- Making History: The time-travel comedy is history.
- Son of Zorn: The live-action/cartoon hybrid is done after one season.
- APB: The futuristic cop drama starring Justin Kirk is dead in the water.
- Pitch: After one season, Fox is pulling the plug on this sports drama.
- Rosewood: Two seasons in, and Fox is done.
- Sleepy Hollow: Fox is calling it quits after four seasons.
- 24: Legacy: The action spinoff of the long-running original 24 has been chopped from the lineup, but Fox is reportedly thinking about creating other versions of the show in the future.
- The Real O'Neals: After two seasons, the show is over.
- Dr. Ken: Ken Jeong's medical comedy is history.
- Imaginary Mary: Viewers didn't tune in for Jenna Elfman's show, and now they never will.
- American Crime: Though critically acclaimed, the anthology drama is through.
- Secrets and Lies: After a solid first season, rating dipped in season two and ABC has cancelled the drama.
- The Catch: The sexy crime thriller is no more.
- Last Man Standing: Tim Allen's show has been cancelled.
- Time After Time: After five episodes, ABC has pulled the low-rated drama.
- The Blacklist: Redemption: NBC has pulled the plug on the spinoff.
- Powerless: The superhero comedy is officially done.
- Emerald City: We hardly got to know this Wizard of Oz adaptation before it was cancelled.
- The Odd Couple: CBS is calling it quits after three seasons.
- Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Say goodbye to the Criminal Minds spinoff.
- The Great Indoors: Joel McHale's comedy is over after a single season.
- 2 Broke Girls: After six seasons, CBS cancelled the comedy.
- Doubt: CBS pulled Katherine Heigl's legal drama after just two episodes.
- Frequency: The time-travel drama failed to catch on after one season.
- No Tomorrow: The CW also axed this whimsical romantic drama.
- Man Seeking Woman: The show has been cancelled after three brilliant (but low-rated) seasons.
- Girl Meets World: The reboot was the first show of 2017 to get a cancellation slip.
- Love Thy Neighbor: OWN cancelled the Tyler Perry-produced show.
- For Better or Worse: This show, also from Perry, is ending with its current season.
- Outsiders: After two seasons, the drama has been shut down.
- Sense8: The futuristic drama has come to an end.
- The Get Down: Baz Luhrman's hip-hop vision got the axe after one season.
- Girlboss: Netflix cancelled the flashy comedy inspired by the life of Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, which only lasted one season.
- Gypsy: Netflix cut the 10-part Naomi Watts psychosexual thriller from their lineup after one season.