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Cancelled Shows, Facts & Figures: The 'Best' Casualty, the 'Worst' Renewal, the Most Ruthless Network and More

Cancelled TV Shows 2022

For dozens of broadcast-TV shows, it’s all over but the crying. And my annual number-crunching.

In the wake of a busy two weeks of Upfronts Season cancellations, and with only a smattering of shows still awaiting official word of their fate, TVLine as is tradition is here to take inventory of the fallen — to glean some “fun” facts amid so, so much misery.

Which freshman show this season was first to get the hook? Which of the five broadcast networks astonishingly had the lowest “batting average” this time around?

What was the strongest-performing series to be sent packing, and which were the weakest performers to (somehow) merit renewal? And which cancellations generated the most (…and least) conversation on this here Internet site?

I took a trip down to the TV morgue to compile this review of the year’s cancellations as well as evaluate the freshman class as a whole — including the “new”-but-yet-to-debut shows that have been sitting on the shelf for… a while.

Want scoop on any NOT-cancelled show? Email InsideLine@tvline.com and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.