It’s that time of year again, TV fans. That’s right, network upfronts have returned, and that’s when eager viewers learn whether their favorite shows will return for the upcoming television season. This year has been particularly brutal as a number of shows have received the ax at this point, causing a veritable carnage. Well, it goes on now, like CBS’ Magnum PI is one of the last to be fired, and two Fox series also got bad news.
Magnum PI, a reboot of the favorite 1980s drama, was canceled by CBS after a four-season run. if Deadline notes, of the series discontinued by the network, the Jay Hernandez-led program was the most established. Other shows that have disappeared from Paramount Global’s network this year include: B Positive and United States of Ali (both canned after two seasons) and Good Sam and How we rollboth of which were in their first seasons.
Those in power at Fox are just now starting to flesh out their programming for the 2022-2023 TV season, but the network has already halted a number of freshman shows. Our kind of people and To turn have officially come to an end, according to The Hollywood Reporter† In some respects, there were already signs of danger for the previous series, which was executive produced by rich and Star creator Lee Daniels. The drama got a reduced freshman run last fall, and so did fellow newbies The big jump (which was abolished in March). They just add to the growing list of others TV deals canceled after one season in 2022†
Right now, there are plenty of other series on Fox that face an uncertain future, such as: The sitcom of Mayim Bialik Call me Kat and fellow live-action comedy Welcome to Flatch† Even established dramas The inhabitant† 9-1-1 and 9-1-1: Lonely Star have yet to officially get the green light for more episodes.
This year was also incredibly tough for The CW, which isn’t typically known for cutting so much of its content in one sitting. The fan-favorite network has canceled a number of shows this year, including: Legends of tomorrow† batwoman† Dynasty† Naomi† In the dark† the 4400† Roswell, New Mexico† charmed and legacies (which was part of the Vampire Diaries franchise). The creator of the last show in that lineup, Julie Plec, went so far as to compare the huge programming changes to the “Red Wedding” by Game of Thrones†
With all the moves that have been made so far, it’s somewhat hard to believe that more will follow. Viewers are sure to wait with bated breath to see if their TV favorites manage to secure berths for the coming year. We’ll see who can and who can’t escape the fate of CBS’ Magnum PI and Fox’s two freshman series.
If you’re having trouble keeping up with the various updates, be sure to check out the CinemaBlend list of all major TV shows canceled or ending in 2022† You can also take a look at our TV schedule 2022 for content premiering or returning for the rest of the year.