2021: TV Shows That Have Been Renewed or Cancelled


Over the last few years—special thanks to Netflix and Amazon Prime, etc.—the term binge-watching has been seen on the rise in theory and in practice as well. And like every other thing in this world, they have to end. Some of these shows die their natural death (putting a definite end to the story) while others die a premature death because of multiplicity of reasons.

As far as the year 2020 is concerned, many of the shows have ended. So, get ready to bid farewell to the shows you might love. Let’s find out which TV shows that are renewed or cancelled in 2021. Some of these shows have already ended, while others are renewed for one more season or straightaway cancelled.

PS: The list does not include ALL of the shows, but the ones which are quite popular. AND yes, if you are looking for some new shows to watch, you can get an idea from the list. Happy reading!


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Photo: NBC

Status: Renewed 2021- 2

After right seasons with the first episode launched on April 2014, as of May 17, 2021, NBC Universal have announced that they will be renewing The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for five more years keeping the face of Jimmy Fallon on their hit late night shows through the 2024-25 season.


The Blacklist

Photo: NBC

Status: Renewed 2020 – 2021

This drama about long-sought FBI fugitive Raymond Reddington with James Spader is has been exciting to watch with each episode from the day they launched the pilot. Without any doubt, viewers tune in to watch the one and only charismatic James Spader. The show’s attempt at completing season 7 of the last 3 episode by creating a hybrid episode of animation and of whatever material they had filmed before the Wuhan COVID-19 virus caused a worldwide pandemic left viewers with an unsatisfied but understandable ending to season 7.

We cannot wait to see Raymond Reddington back on the screen to get our weekly doses of the cat and mouse scenarios that the showrunners of The Blacklist will have for die hard fans in season 8. The show will return to your screens for Season 08 as announced by NBC Universal…. but when season 8 premiere, we will have to stay tune.


The Mandalorian

Photo: Disney

Status: Renewed

It might be the most amazing news for the Baby Yoda fans as well as the ones who actually watched the show. The Producer confirmed that there will be Season 2, most probably in Fall this year. But we can expect some delays.


The Crown

Photo: Netflix

Status: Renewed, Yes.

After Season 5 of the show premiered, Netflix confirmed that it was the end for the show. However, out of the blue, the streamer announced that Season 06 will be there as well. With that, we might expect some more award nominations for the show, and splash of money by Netflix.


Ozark

Photo: Netflix

Status: Renewed

With three seasons wrapped up, Netflix teased Ozark the fans with a tweet that foretold the coming of the “expanded” Season 04 of the show. “Expanded” because it will have 14, rather than 10, episodes.


Grey’s Anatomy

Status: Renewed

Grey’s Anatomy is like Indian serials—it never ends. By May, it was confirmed that there will be two more seasons of the show which will take the tally to a total of 17 seasons.


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Photo: FX

Status: Renewed

For those who love this comedy series with a touch of live-action, here’s the good news: it has been renewed for one season at least. In the month of May, the production company FX announced the good news for the fans. With that news came a record for the show: it became the longest-running TV show of the genre. 


The Walking Dead

Photo: AMC / Wikipedia

Status: Renewed 2021

Yes you heard that right. As viewership and ratings have plummeted after season 7, it seems as though AMC continues to produced this show until we all become the walking dead. This show just won’t died for the greater good of good television. AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for the 11th season…and we’re not exactly sure why. Don’t be surprise if it get a renewal for season 12 as well.


This Is Us

Photo: NBC

Status: Renewed 2021, 6th and Final season

If you are fan of this show, you must know how impatient one can be while waiting for the Season 5 of This Is Us. It was quite a poetic way to end the season: Randall and Kevin fighting, climax all around—and the curtains fall. And we are left wondering what happens next. Kudos to the team!

However, here’s some silver lining: NBC Universal has greenlight the show and it has been renewed for one last and final season as of May 2021.


Handmaid’s Tale

Photo: Hulu

Status: Renewed

For a bookworm, this name might click some bells. Yes, this is exactly THAT Handmaid’s Tale. An adaptation of Atwood’s novel, with Hulu taking the lead, the TV show did decent in its debut season. With three seasons complete, the deal for a fourth season has also been clinched. Thus, it is a matter of time it hits on the streamer.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Photo: YouTube

Status: Renewed

We mentioned Brooklyn Nine-Nine earlier. We’d say that this comedy show is quite humorous and can make the most serious of us laugh like a kid! Starting in 2013, B99 was first under the auspices of Fox Networks. However, from sixth season onward, NBC took it over—Season 08 will be produced under them as well. When? It is TBD, thanks to COVID-19.


Stranger Things

Photo: Netflix

Status: Renewed

Spoiler alert: That death in Season 3 may not be what it was perceived to be. Getting to the point, Stranger Things will be back soon enough with Season 4. This 1980s nostalgia rip off of E.T. show will continue to ‘entertain’ viewers are still tuning in and ratings on Netflix have continue to grow.


Billions

Photo: Showtime

Status: Renewed

Good news for the fans: Billions will soon be back. Thanks to COVID-19, the team could not complete filming season 5 and had to release only a fraction of it. When things will be back to normal, we can enjoy the show once again. When? It is uncertain.


New Amsterdam

Photo: NBC

Status: Renewed

Those watching Season 2, relax! This darling show of yours will be sticking around through Season 05. With the signing of a massive deal by NBC, the show will be airing fore three more seasons. Cheers!


DC’s Stargirl

Status: Renewed

Brec Bassinger made an impressive entry to the DC universe donning those colors! With all the popularity of the show, it was decided by the showrunners that there would be a Season 2 as well. However, with a little change: Season 2 will be aired, at first, exclusively at CW, and then the streamers the next day.


Dead to Me

Photo: Netflix

Status: Renewed

Let us take a moment to appreciate the directors who ended Season 02 in a way that left every viewer tense and speculating about what may happen next. Kudos to them for this cliff-hanger ending. This dark comedy show will be returning soon though, and that may answer those questions of yours. Sit tight! But, some harsh reality: the next season will be the last one.


Vienna Blood

Photo; PBS

Status: Renewed

The TV show is set in Austria during 1900s. A crime-drama show by genre, Vienna Blood is all set to return to the screens after finishing the debut season. BBC and PBS will be responsible for airing the show in their respective countries. Another good thing is that it will be directed by the same director who oversaw the debut of season 1.


Curb Your Enthusiasm

Photo: HBO

Status: Renewed

This veteran show by HBO is all set to enter into the third decade. Starting in 2000, HBO will be airing the 11th season of the show very much soon. And Larry David is “as upset” as us, and hopes that HBO will one day cancel the show—something he “richly” deserves.


The Arrowverse

Photo: Deviant Art

Status: Renewed (All of them)

Good news, DC Comics fans! With new year celebration came a gift by the CW. In early 2020, the company announced that it will renew the entire Arrowverse lineup!


YOU

Photo: Netflix

Status: Renewed

As if the freshman season was not creepy enough! As much loved and popular You was, it was quite apparent that it will get a renewal. Hence, as the year 2020 kicked off, Netflix announced that there will be more of that stalker show. To the stalkers in all of us!


The Big Bang Theory

Photo: Pintrest

Status: Ended 2019

The finale of Season 12 aired, and came the end for this long-running show. Although the critics maintain that the show held an encouraging rating throughout the 12 seasons, it was just that the lead actor Jim Parsons did not extend his contract. With that, the show sadly came to an end.


The Punisher and Jessica Jones

Photo: Netflix

Status: Canceled 2020

Bad news for all the sadists, there will not be any more of The Punisher. Just one month after the premier of S02, Netflix announced that it canceled Marvel show.

With the news of the cancellation of The Punisher came the announcement that there will be no more of Jessica Jones too. Netflix announced that the S03 will be the last of the show. All of this directed to one point: The deal between the streamer and Marvel formally ended since Disney now has its own streaming service… we’re pretty sure that if in no time, a reboot of Jessica Jones will be popping up on the Disney streaming app.


Orange is the New Black

Status: Ended 2020

This TV show gave its viewers countless moments of laughter; these orange jumpsuits became a symbol. And in July 2019, it all ended. Though it was announced earlier, the farewell still hit hard.


The Rain

Photo: Netflix

Status: Ending

The Danish TV show is about to end too. Some time after the end of Season 2, Netflix posted a teaser for the Season 03. It was also confirmed that the third season will be the final one as well. However, what we do not know yet is the length of the S03.


BoJack Horseman

Photo: Netflix

Status: Canceled 2020

After completing six seasons, and getting heaps of praise and applaud for the brutal reality shown, BoJack Horseman, as confirmed by Netflix, will not be coming back. In September of the last year, it was announced that the Season 6 will be the last one, and there will be no renewal. The creator, Raphael Bob-Waksberg of this adult black comedy did not want the series to end it was word from the higher ups at Netflix that put the kibosh to this show. Hence, after consoling so much of the people around the world, BoJack also dies.


The InBetween
Photo: Pintrest

Status: Canceled 2020

It was actually expected. This NBC TV show completed its Season 01, and then it was canceled. This main reason behind the cancellation is that fact that the show could not attract much audience and became one of the NBC’s flops. It must also be noted that any hope about its return may be just a wishful thinking as many of the team members have already left.


Kidding

Photo: YouTube

Status: Canceled 2020

As the Season 2 of the show ended, Showtime confirmed that their “critically-acclaimed” and Imaginative TV series, starring Jim Carrey, will not be having any more seasons. Was Jim Carrey ever really that funny? He was huge in the 90s and early 2000s but that corky sense of humor with the twisted facial expression is just not that funny anymore… creepy really. Anyways, we do not know much about the reasons, but it is what it is.


E! News

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Status: Canceled 2020

Most X gens grew up watching this gossip filled showed on the cable networks, when people paid for cable TV to avoid all the advertisements. Those who watched this news entertainment show, they might have an idea what type of a legend it was… like the latest gossip on the casts of Friends or whether or or the latest scoops on the OJ Simpson trial… Did he fit the glove that was found on the murder scene? Ahhh those were the days of catching up on your afterschool latest celebrity gossips. After airing for nearly three decades, NBCUniversal announced that there will be no more of E! News. Reasons being internal restructuring of the organization, and dear COVID-19 which brought economic hardships to nearly everyone.


Siren

Photo: YouTube

Status: Canceled 2020

After entertaining the viewers for three years, this TV show now stands as canceled. Freeform confirmed that in July 2020. It is thought that the reason behind the cancellation is live-rating decline the showrunners had to face.


Anne With an E

Photo: Netflix

Status: Canceled 2020

This TV show, that featured the adventures of Anne, has also ended. Before Season 03 aired in January, Netflix confirmed that there will be no further produce any more seasons. Thus, the long Green Gables road ended!


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Photo: CW

Status: Ended 2020

CW is famous for a nice list of TV shows; Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is surely one of them. Sadly enough, this comedy show came to an end this year after completing four seasons that gave the viewers thousands of laughing moments and millions of those giggles!


Suits

Photo: Pintrest

Status: Ended 2020

Ah, this one hits bad—yep, it is my favorite. That combo of the Best Closer in NYC and the kid with photographic memory, that corporate settings, and all that. Sadly, after completing Season 09, we had to bid farewell to this pretty good show. It’s just isn’t the same without Meghan Markle. We wouldn’t say that she ‘made’ the show but given the fact that this sleeper show was most unheard of before Meghan landed herself a Prince and made all the headlines news… the notoriety of the show shot up as it was the one show that she was known for but given that she is no longer a cast member, the show just isn’t the same.


Arrow

Photo: Pintrest

Status: Ended 2020

Thus ends the 7-season journey! As the world celebrated the New Year, die-hard DC Comic fans who love Arrow were distraught because their favorite show was nearing the end. But credit where due: Arrow was the pioneer of CW’s Arrowverse!


Criminal Minds

Photo: Pintrest

Status: Ended 2020

This brainchild of Jeff Davis, Criminal Minds, officially aired for the last time in February. The season is like a serious brother of Brooklyn 99, except that it consists of FIFTEEN seasons. Now, it’s done and dusted.


Homeland

Photo: Pintrest

Status: Ended 2020

Homeland needs no introduction or paragraphs adorned with flowery words, right? Nearly a decade of action-packed seasons with a cumulative rating of 8.3/10 on IMDB, Emmy and Grammy awards to its name, and countless hours of drama and adrenaline rush, Homeland breathed its last this year. Sadly, Showtime channel decided to pull the plug on this action-thriller show came to an end after Season 8. But, it was time—hence the end.