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2017 has already been a big year for TV. Netflix's controversial hit 13 Reasons Why got everyone talking, HBO's star-studded Big Little Lies was a huge success — and this year's season of Game of Thrones hasn't even dropped yet!

So what can we expect from the remaining half of 2017 and into the future? Well, quite a lot. Many excellent TV shows have been renewed, while many others saw the sharp end of the axe, so what stays and what goes? Keep in mind that many shows haven't been given the green (or red) light yet, but will be listed once they do. Here's a handy list — and please feel free to rage/rejoice in the comments.

Netflix (RENEWED)

  • 13 Reasons Why

Netflix premiered all thirteen episodes of this teen show based around Jay Asher's novel of the same name back in March, and it quickly became one of the most controversial and talked-about shows on the streaming platform. Following the suicide of school friend Hannah Baker, Clay Jensen receives a shoebox of tapes from the deceased teenager, explaining the reasons for her suicide. The show has been picked up for Season 2, which is great news for fans, as there are still a million questions we're desperate to find the answers to.

Also renewed:

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events (through to Season 3)
  • BoJack Horseman
  • Chelsea
  • Chef’s Table
  • Daredevil
  • Flaked
  • Grace and Frankie
  • Haters Back Off
  • Lady Dynamite
  • Love
  • Making a Murderer
  • Narcos
  • The OA
  • One Day at a Time
  • Orange Is the New Black (through to Season 7)
  • Real Rob
  • Santa Clarita Diet
  • Stranger Things
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


  • Bloodline
  • Girlboss
  • Gypsy
  • Longmire
  • Marco Polo
  • Sense8
  • The Get Down


  • The Big Bang Theory
'The Big Bang Theory' [CBS]
'The Big Bang Theory' [CBS]

Currently the most-watched show on TV, Big Bang has been renewed all the way through to Season 12. The closing episode of its tenth season left us with a bit of a cliffhanger that saw Amy (Mayim Bialik) leave Pasadena for Princeton, testing her relationship with Sheldon (Jim Parsons). Young Sheldon is also due to air sometime this year, which will be narrated by Parsons.

Also renewed:

  • 48 Hours
  • 60 Minutes
  • Big Brother
  • Blue Bloods
  • Bull
  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Criminal Minds
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Kevin Can't Wait
  • Life in Pieces
  • MacGyver
  • Madam Secretary
  • Man With A Plan
  • Mom
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • Scorpion
  • Super Donuts
  • Survivor
  • Zoo


  • 2 Broke Girls
  • American Gothic
  • BrainDead
  • Doubt
  • Pure Genius


  • This Is Us
'This Is Us' [Credit: NBC]
'This Is Us' [Credit: NBC]

The TV show which saw countless Americans weeping in front of their television sets is pegged to return for a second season. This Is Us tells the story of a family over time, and how they weave in and out of each others' lives, with plenty of love, pain, and heartache.

Also renewed:

  • America's Got Talent
  • Better Late Than Never
  • The Blacklist
  • Blindspot
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Med
  • Chicago PD
  • Days of Our Lives
  • The Good Place
  • Law and Order: SVU
  • The Night Shift
  • Timeless (saved from cancelation)
  • Superstore
  • The Voice


  • Aquarius
  • The Blacklist: Redemption
  • Emerald City
  • Powerless


  • How to Get Away With Murder
'How To Get Away With Murder' [Credit: ABC]
'How To Get Away With Murder' [Credit: ABC]

How to Get Away With Murder is probably the most ridiculously gripping show on TV right now, and we just can't get enough. How To Get Away With Murder follows a group of young defence attorneys and their enigmatic teacher, professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis). The show is literally about people getting away with murder, both in and out of the courthouse, and it's amazing. Roll on Season 3!

Also renewed:

  • Agents of SHIELD
  • American Housewife
  • Bachelor in Paradise
  • Celebrity Family Feud
  • Designated Survivor
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Match Game
  • The Middle
  • Modern Family (through to Season 10)
  • Once Upon A Time
  • The $100,000 Pyramid
  • Scandal
  • To Tell The Truth


  • American Crime
  • The Catch
  • Dr. Ken
  • Conviction
  • Imaginary Mary
  • Last Man Standing
  • The Real O'Neals
  • Secrets and Lies
  • Time After Time


  • Gotham
'Gotham' [Fox]
'Gotham' [Fox]

The story of the infamous comic book city pre-Batman has just been renewed for its fourth season. The crime drama follows the early days of Gotham's enigmatic heroes, and the origin stories of its most terrible villains.

Also renewed:

  • American Grit
  • Bob's Burgers
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Empire
  • The Exorcist
  • Hell’s Kitchen (through Season 18
  • The Last Man on Earth
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Lucifer
  • The Mick
  • New Girl (for one more season)
  • The Simpsons
  • So You Think You Can Dance?
  • Star


  • Bones
'Bones' [Credit: Fox]
'Bones' [Credit: Fox]

After 12 years, FOX has put the nail in the coffin and canceled Bones, one of its most popular and consistent series. Disagreements between the series creators and network lead to the cancelation, in a move which showrunner Hart Hanson said was "not his decision." In an interview with Variety, Hanson said:

“It wasn’t our decision. We were told it was our last year. It wasn’t that we called that network and said, ‘We’d like to finish now’. I’m not sure anyone is terribly upset or terribly shocked that it’s our last year.”

Also canceled/over:

  • APB
  • Making History
  • Scream Queens
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Son of Zorn
  • Pitch
  • Rosewood
  • You the Jury


  • Westworld
'Westworld' [Credit: HBO]
'Westworld' [Credit: HBO]

Just when we thought HBO had peaked with Game of Thrones, they unleashed Westworld, a series based on the 1973 movie of the same name. With twists and turns round every corner, and set in a world where nothing is as it seems, Westworld's success was inevitable, and guaranteed it that all-important second season.

Also renewed:

  • Ballers
  • Crashing
  • Divorce
  • Game of Thrones
  • Insecure
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
  • Real Time With Bill Maher


  • Any Given Wednesday
  • Girls
  • The Leftovers


'Legends of Tomorrow' [Credit: The CW]
'Legends of Tomorrow' [Credit: The CW]
  • Legends of Tomorrow

Time travel, superheroes, secret organizations and power — Legends of Tomorrow has it all! Tied into CW's Arrowverse, the show was bound to do well, and even though it received "mixed to average reviews," they were enough good enough secure another season.

Also renewed:

  • The 100
  • Arrow
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • The Flash
  • iZombie
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Masters of Illusion
  • Penn & Teller: Fool Us
  • Riverdale
  • Supergirl
  • Supernatural
  • Whose Line Is It Anyway?


  • The Vampire Diaries
'The Vampire Diaries' [Credit: The CW]
'The Vampire Diaries' [Credit: The CW]

The beloved teen vampire series sunk its teeth into its final season this year, despite its legions of fans. Having said this, The CW has just granted The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals a fifth season, so we still have a chance to get our weekly fix.

Also canceled/over:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Frequency
  • No Tomorrow
  • Reign


  • American Horror Story
'American Horror Story: Roanoke' [Credit: FX]
'American Horror Story: Roanoke' [Credit: FX]

Of course American Horror Story has been renewed all the way through to Season 9 — what would Halloween season be without it?! Season 6's My Roanoke Nightmare starred the usual suspects and included Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, and was a roaring success with both critics and fans. News about Season 7 has already begun to surface, and we couldn't be more excited.

Also renewed:

  • The A Word (Sundance)
  • American Dad (TBS - through to 2018)
  • American Gods (Starz)
  • America's Next Top Model (VH1)
  • Angie Tribeca (TBS)
  • Animal Kingdom (TNT)
  • Another Period (Comedy Central)
  • Archer (FX)
  • Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz)
  • Baskets (FX)
  • Berlin Station (Epix)
  • Beyond (Freeform)
  • Big Freedia Bounces Back (Fuse)
  • Billions (Showtime)
  • Bosch (Amazon) (through Season 4)
  • Botched (E!)
  • Broad City (Comedy Central) (through to Season 5)
  • Brockmire (IFC)
  • Chance (Hulu)
  • Channel Zero (Syfy) (through to Season 4)
  • Chrisley Knows Best (USA)
  • Colony (USA)
  • Dark Matter (Syfy)
  • The Detour (TBS)
  • Deutschland 83 (Sundance)
  • Difficult People (Hulu)
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America)
  • Divorce (HBO)
  • Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior) (Season 5 in 2018)
  • Documentary Now! (IFC) (through Season 3)
  • Drunk History (Comedy Central)
  • Elena of Avalor (Disney)
  • The Expanse (Syfy)
  • Expedition Unknown (Travel Channel)
  • Falling Water (USA)
  • Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) (through Season 4)
  • Feud (FX)
  • Flaked (Netflix)
  • The Fosters (Freeform)
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)
  • Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (Bravo) – through Season 5
  • Goliath (Amazon)
  • Good Behavior (TNT)
  • The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
  • Good Witch (Hallmark)
  • Graves (Epix)
  • Greenleaf (OWN)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
'The Handmaid's Tale' [Credit: Hulu]
'The Handmaid's Tale' [Credit: Hulu]

Hulu's streaming platform hinged on the success of the TV adaption of Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel. Set on the former American east coast, the extremist regime of Gilead now rules with a totalitarian fist, entirely stripping women of their rights and freedoms. The series has been a huge success, and has already been renewed for a second season, with the showrunners planning many more to come.

Also renewed:

  • Hap and Leonard (Sundance)
  • The Haves and the Have Nots (OWN)
  • Homeland (Showtime) – through Season 8
  • Humans (AMC)
  • Idiotsitter (Comedy Central)
  • If Loving You Is Wrong (OWN)
  • Imposters (Bravo)
  • Ink Master (Spike)
  • Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
  • Into the Badlands (AMC)
  • Killjoys (Syfy)
  • Kindred Spirits (TLC)
  • The Knick (Cinemax)
  • The Last Ship (TNT)
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (A&E)
  • Legion (FX)
  • The Librarians (TNT)
  • Lip Sync Battle (Spike/Paramount) (through Season 4)
  • Lopez (TV Land)
  • The Magicians (Syfy)
  • Major Crimes (TNT)
  • The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)
  • Mars (National Geographic)
  • Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (VH1)
  • MECH-X4 (Disney X D)
  • Million Dollar Matchmaker (WE)
  • Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)
  • Mr. Robot (USA)
  • Nashville (CMT)
  • Nobodies (TV Land)
  • Odd Mom Out (Bravo)
  • One Mississippi (Amazon)
  • Outcast (Cinemax)
  • Outlander (Starz) (through Season 4)
  • The Path (Hulu)
  • Patriot (Amazon)
  • People of Earth (TBS)
  • Power (Starz) (through Season 5)
  • Preacher (AMC)
  • Project Runway (Lifetime) (through Season 18)
  • Project Runway All Stars (Lifetime) (through Season 7)
  • Project Runway Junior (Lifetime)
  • Queen Sugar (OWN)
  • Ray Donovan (Showtime)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
'RuPaul's Drag Race' [Credit: Logo]
'RuPaul's Drag Race' [Credit: Logo]

Work! The huge success of reality TV show RuPaul's Drag Race has meant the show will not be off our screens any time soon, which is great news for all you up-and-coming drag superstars out there. For those not familiar, it's America's Next To Model meets a night in New York's Village — and it's 100% fabulous.

  • Schitt’s Creek (Pop)
  • School of Rock (Nickelodeon)
  • Scream (MTV)
  • Search Party (TBS)
  • Shadowhunters (Freeform)
  • The Shannara Chronicles (Spike) (Formally MTV)
  • Shut Eye (Hulu)
  • Six (History)
  • Sneaky Pete (Amazon)
  • South Park (Comedy Central) (through 2019)
  • Stan Versus Evil (IFC)
  • Still the King (CMT)
  • Suits (USA)
  • Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
  • Taboo (FX)
  • Teachers (TV Land)
  • Too Close to Home (TLC)
  • Top of the Lake (Sundance)
  • Transparent (Amazon) (through Season 4)
  • UnReal (Lifetime)
  • Van Helsing (Syfy)
  • Workaholics (Comedy Central)
  • Wrecked (TBS)
  • Young & Hungry (Freeform)
  • Younger (TV Land) (through Season 5)
  • You’re the Worst (FXX)
  • Z Nation (Syfy)
  • Z: The Beginning of Everything (Amazon)


  • Portlandia (IFC)
'Portlandia' [Credit: IFC]
'Portlandia' [Credit: IFC]

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's sketch comedy show will (sadly) come to an end after Season 8. The show — which is a tongue-in-cheek satire of Portland's strangest inhabitants — was sometimes a little hit and miss, but was still very topical, entertaining, and good natured. It will be missed.

Also canceled/over:

  • 12 Monkeys (FX)
  • The Americans (FX)
  • Aftermath (Syfy)
  • Baby Daddy (Freeform)
  • Bates Motel (A&E)
  • Black Sails (Starz)
  • Blunt Talk (Starz)
  • Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin Sclopio Peepio (Adult Swim)
  • Duck Dynasty (A&E)
  • Eyewitness (USA)
  • Girl Meets World (Disney Channel)
  • Good Girls Revolt (Amazon)
  • Guilt (Freeform)
  • Impastor (TV Land)
  • Incorporated (Syfy)
  • Loosely Exactly Nicole (MTV)
  • Man Seeking Woman (FXX)
  • Mary + Jane (MTV)
  • Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace (Adult Swim)
  • The Mindy Project (Hulu)
  • Murder in the First (TNT)
  • Not Safe with Nikki Glaser (Comedy Central)
  • The O’Reilly Factor (Fox News)
  • Orphan Black (BBC America)
  • Outsiders (WGN America)
  • Red Oaks (Amazon)
  • Salem (WGN America)
  • The Strain (FX)
  • Sweet/Vicious (MTV)
  • Turn (AMC)

So there you go. This is about as definitive a list as we're gonna get right now, but I'll keep it updated as we go, so keep checking back! Keep in mind that shows which have announced final seasons will be treated as canceled/over. Don't feel too disheartened about what we've lost, because there's a chance Netflix will breathe new life into some of these abandoned shows.

Which TV shows do you think should have been canceled? And what should have been saved? Let us know in the comments.

(Source: TV By The Numbers)

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