Meet Santa Clarita Diet . This horror comedy show by Netflix was canceled after its third season, despite fans practically begging for this show starring Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller, Ember Truesdell and Ruben Fleischer to continue. The show features Drew Barrymore as a real estate agent who turns into a zombie, and her family’s attempts at supporting her while she eats people. When it was canceled in late April 2019, fans of the show managed to create a viral hashtag “#SaveSantaClaritaDiet” on Twitter, but failed to save the show.
This show was considered Drew Barrymore’s passion project, and details of its cancellation are unclear, especially considering that its last season ended on a cliffhanger. Netflix claims that the show ended because of financial reasons, but many believe it was more to do with the show’s gruesome nature, as it often featured very explicit gore, even in its marketing.
Travelers was a Canadian-American sci-fi show created by Brad Wright, the TV producer known for his various Stargate shows. It premiered in late 2016, and featured a post-apocalyptic future where humans attempt to send their consciousness back to the 21st century to fix the path humanity chose to take. Travelers was produced and distributed by Netflix and Showcase, although it was dropped by the latter after the second season.
The show's third season was its last, after Netflix canceled it without an explanation. Eric McCormack, the show's lead actor, uploaded a video on February 1, 2019 announcing the show was officially cancelled. He thanked fans for the excellent response to the third season and thanked the team for the long years of production.
Everyone who watched sitcoms in the late '80s and early '90s remembers Murphy Brown , the show featured Murphy, a charismatic recovering alcoholic who worked at a fictional magazine called FYI. The show featured a variety of hilarious situations and was well-received in its time. Although it wasn’t quite as popular as other sitcoms of the time, such as Friends , it did manage to capture the attention of many fans, especially women, at a time when many of its jokes and feminist themes were still controversial.
The show had a large cultural impact due to the show's lead character, Murphy, becoming a single mother, which was a very controversial thing at the time. The character was so beloved that it was ranked #25 on the TV Guide Network special, 25 Greatest TV Characters of All Time. In 2018, CBS gave the green light for a revival of the show; however, it lasted only one season and a total of thirteen episodes due to mixed negative responses from critics and a lack of interest from fans.
One Day At a Time
One Day at a Time is a highly acclaimed comedy TV show about a Cuban-American family that lives in the same house, despite having vastly different cultures. The show was extremely well received by fans for its deep and intricate story, excellent acting and relevance to current world topics. It featured a single mother who is an Army veteran with PTSD, her Cuban mother and her children.
The show tackled issues including mental illness, immigration, sexism, racism and more, while highlighting the struggles that Latin people face in the United States. The show was canceled by Netflix on its third season despite receiving numerous awards. In a surprising turn of events, the show was picked up by a traditional TV channel called Pop TV, and is currently slated for a fourth season due in 2020, making it the first show cancelled by Netflix to ever receive a resurrection by a traditional network.
Another CBS sitcom which failed to endure for more than one season is Happy Together , a show which follows a young couple and the chaos that their lives become after a pop star named Cooper James, played by Felix Mallard, moves into their apartment. The show failed to capture the audience's attention and received very mixed reviews despite having three talented and beloved actors leading it.
Happy Together lasted for a total of 13 episodes and was immediately scrapped after that. Most fans don't know this, but the show was actually based on the real life story of the time when Harry Styles, a popular singer and actor, crashed at the house of the show's executive producer, Ben Winston, and his wife.