With the halfway point of 2022 fast approaching — and with the dust having settled from May’s brutal bout of cancellations — we’re giving one last glance in the rearview to the dozens of TV shows that have ended thus far this year.
More than 40 series have already aired their final episodes in 2022, many of them on their own terms: Long-running staples like ABC’s black-ish, NBC’s This Is Us and Netflix’s Grace and Frankie all got to say a proper goodbye, as did daytime veterans like The Ellen DeGeneres Show and PBS’ beloved Arthur.
But many other shows weren’t quite as lucky. This month alone brought the unceremonious cancellations of CBS’ Magnum P.I., NBC’s Mr. Mayor and The CW’s 4400 and Naomi, to name but a few prematurely ended series. Streaming services have also made their share of painful cuts, including Netflix’s Raising Dion and Hulu’s Dollface. (Speaking of Netflix, it currently leads the pack with 10 concluded shows so far this year, among them Steve Carell’s axed comedy Space Force and the historical drama The Last Kingdom.)
NOTE: Our list does not include a) shows that were cancelled this year but aired their final episodes in 2021 or earlier (Fox’s The Big Leap, for example), or b) shows that announced a final season this year but won’t wrap up until 2023 or later (such as The CW’s Riverdale).
Scroll through the photos below to reflect on this year’s swan songs so far — which we’ll keep updating as 2022 rolls on — then hit the comments with the show(s) you’ll miss most.