RIP cancelled shows: The ended 2020 TV series you probably haven’t seen
Some shows are granted season after season that they don’t deserve (we’re looking at you Supernatural). Yet some are cancelled before they’ve even been given the chance to spread their wings. Each year more shows drop like flies.
In the onslaught of 2020 cancellations, there have been many casualties. Whether or not they deserved more airtime, they’ve been pushed aside before they’ve garnered much attention. For better or worse, here are shows that have seen their final days in 2020.
Starring Kaya Scodelario (Skins), Spinning Out follows the story of a young, highly-talented ice skater who is giving fame another shot after suffering a serious injury. Wrought with dark secrets and crippling pressure, Spinning Out reveals some the terrifying & intense challenges that athletes face.
Despite being created by famous figure skater Samantha Stratton, the series didn’t attract enough viewership to continue. So unfortunately after just one season of Spinning Out, you’ll have to find more ice-skating drama elsewhere – maybe try Yuri on Ice (it’s a lot happier.)
Sorry for Your Loss
A story about processing grief after losing a spouse, Sorry for Your Loss features Marvel star Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) who plays a young widow forced to reassess her life in the event of the tragedy.
Not unlike other shows coming from the unsuccessful video-on-demand service, Facebook Watch, Sorry for Your Loss was caught in the cross-fire. After just two seasons, the drama web television series has officially ended.
Another show that came from Facebook Watch, Limetown is about a journalist, Lia Haddock, who is bent on finding the truth beyond a mysterious disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee. Limetown the TV series is based on a popular podcast fiction series of the same name.
After just one short season, Limetown has reached its end. Despite the killer cast featuring A-listers Jessica Biel and Stanley Tucci, Limetown fails to capture our attention and will not go on.
Fox’s only live-action sitcom, Outmatched is about a blue-collar couple who are struggling to raise their four kids (three of whom are certified geniuses). Outmatched is just more proof that even if you have familiar faces like Maggie Lawson (Psych) and Jason Biggs (American Pie) as the protagonists, a show can totally flop.
Lacking all of the charm and personality of family sitcoms like Modern Family, Outmatched wasn’t cut out for more than just one short season. RIP Outmatched, we expect more from our sitcoms nowadays.
After just one season we can say goodbye to Almost Family, a drama series about a young woman who finds out her father, a prize-winning fertility doctor, used his own genetic material to conceive upwards of dozens of children. With stars like Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect) and Emily Osment (Hannah Montana) it’s a surprise the show had hardly any traction with viewers.
Word spread of Almost Family’s cancellation shortly after a story was released about one of the lead actors, Timothy Hutton, who reportedly raped a 14-year-old girl. Was it the scandal or the lackluster show to blame for its cancellation? Who knows.
A unique Netflix series, Soundtrack explores different love stories in Los Angeles through song and dance. The feel-good show is about overcoming challenges, holding onto dreams, & other fuzzy things that sound pretty when people sing about them.
Outshined by Netflix releases in the same month like The Witcher and You, Soundtrack was stripped of all the hype. If you were busy watching these other hit releases, you might consider going back to check this one out.
What do you think – did Netflix make a mistake cancelling this one?