Cancellations & Renewals Reactions

Now that the fates of the shows of the 2016-2017 TV season have (mostly) been decided, our editors took a minute to reflect on what the networks got right — and what they got wrong.

 

Alex's Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    Time After Time Time After Time

    It was just too dumb to exist. Boys, bye.




  • Glad to see renewed:

    Teachers Teachers

    More people need to realize how hilarious this show is!




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Girl Meets World Girl Meets World

    It wasn't great, but I wanted it to be!




  • Sad to see renewed:

    The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory

    WHYYYYYYY do they all make so much money?

 

Mony's Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    Code Black Code Black

    This was DOA. (Assumed canceled.)




  • Glad to see renewed:

    Shameless Shameless

    But when will Frank die?




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Mary + Jane Mary + Jane

    Give weed a chance.




  • Sad to see renewed:

    Scandal Scandal

    Every character on this show is a deranged psycho.

 

Morgaine's Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    Incorporated Incorporated

    We all know that Mr. Robot would never let this potential future come to pass.




  • Glad to see renewed:

    The Mick The Mick

    Maybe if Kaitlin Olson is busy on this show, It's Always Sunny can finally be put to bed.




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Powerless Powerless

    Poor DC Comics can't catch a break while the Marvel powerhouse steamrolls on.




  • Sad to see renewed:

    New Girl New Girl

    It's been a couple of years since its heyday and this season finale felt like such a good place to leave things. Let's not run this show into the ground.

 

Rachel's Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    Feed the Beast Feed the Beast

    I like food-themed shows and want good things for these actors, but this show was not the answer.




  • Glad to see renewed:

    The Good Place The Good Place

    NBC loves ordering quirky, inventive comedies, but they also love canceling them. Glad NBC realized that The Good Place is a true gem.




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Pitch Pitch

    Wasn't expecting to be so drawn to a show about baseball, but this show *seemed* so relevant and the cast had great chemistry. This better not be the last we see of Kylie Bunbury; she's a star!




  • Sad to see renewed:

    Man with a Plan Man with a Plan

    Really? There are probably worse shows out there, but I know that Matt LeBlanc can do so much better (can't wait for the final season of Episodes this summer)!

 

T.J.'s Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    You the Jury You the Jury

    Ain't nobody got time for Jeanine Pirro.




  • Glad to see renewed:

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    This was literally the lowest-rated show on broadcast network TV. But it's objectively one of the best. Start watching, you monsters!




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Sweet/Vicious Sweet/Vicious

    A Happy Endings-level mistake for MTV. Definitely the network's best scripted show, this was also important TV.




  • Sad to see renewed:

    13 Reasons Why 13 Reasons Why

    This is a very good show. A very good single-season show.

 

Alex Elias's Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    Powerless Powerless

    I loved the concept of the show, but they forgot to make it funny. Instead, it was juvenile, obnoxious, in your face, and consistently stupid.




  • Glad to see renewed:

    Legion Legion

    Legion was one of the most cerebral and thought-provoking series I've ever seen, and it just happened to be a supernatural thriller. It's one of the only shows I've ever seen that's actually legitimately scary.




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Time After Time Time After Time

    I didn't expect to like it. The concept seemed super specific and rather dumb. But it ended up being so well-written and relatable in spite of its outlandish premise that it generated a lot of feels atypical of the genre.




  • Sad to see renewed:

    Colony Colony

    It was definitely better this season, but it struggles with direction, and while the parallels to real life are interesting, nothing ever really happens on the show and it consistently bores me.

 

Audrey's Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    Dating Naked Dating Naked

    WHO thought this was a good idea to begin with?




  • Glad to see renewed:

    The Path The Path

    I don't know of many others watching, so I was a little nervous! Glad we'll get to see more of the Meyerists.




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Loosely Exactly Nicole Loosely Exactly Nicole

    So sad. I find Nicole Byer delightfully funny.




  • Sad to see renewed:

    Shadowhunters Shadowhunters

    I couldn't make it past the first episode, but maybe it's improved since then.

 

Chris's Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    Doubt Doubt

    It frees up Dule Hill to guest star on Suits, shoot the Psych movie, and utilize his talents on a show actually worthy of them. Who even cares that Heigl was in it?




  • Glad to see renewed:

    The Magicians The Magicians

    It's entertaining, hilarious, and the best magical show I've ever seen. Sorry, Sabrina...




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Please Like Me Please Like Me

    It was technically concluded, but still. This Australian comedy was a charmingly true-to-life light in a bleak, hackneyed, sitcom-filled world.




  • Sad to see renewed:

    Man With A Plan Man With A Plan

    Because I still prefer Joey, the notoriously terrible Friends spinoff, to this show. JOEY. I mean, c'mon!

 

Davis's Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    Dead of Summer Dead of Summer

    With such diverse characters, you'd think Dead of Summer would do more than make me wish I were dead before the summer this show premiered, so I could have missed it.




  • Glad to see renewed:

    How to Get Away With Murder How to Get Away With Murder

    Is it me or did this show get 10 times better after Wes' death?




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Penny Dreadful Penny Dreadful

    Nothing more dreadful than seeing this show end so soon. With its fun take on Victorian horror, Penny Dreadful should have been more popular.




  • Sad to see renewed:

    Fear the Walking Dead Fear the Walking Dead

    Being a spinoff of The Walking Dead comes with standards to meet, yet Fear the Walking Dead never will.

 

Elle's Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    Eden Eden

    Wanna be filmed staying in the wilderness for a year? Oops, the network didn't tell its participants the show had been canceled! BTW, Brexit, Trump!




  • Glad to see renewed:

    Bosch Bosch

    Tremendous cinematography. Great characters, especially for actresses. The writing! Interweaving plots and sub-plots. All that makes for unmissable TV.




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Pitch Pitch

    It broke the glass ceiling, took sports drama seriously, and also brought the emotion. Shame on the people who gave it only 10 episodes.




  • Sad to see renewed:

    Bull Bull

    Don't you think talented, charismatic Michael Weatherly deserves more than cardigans and a lame take-off of Lie to Me?

 

Jerrica's Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    Dating Naked Dating Naked

    For the sake of humanity, I suppose. It was fun for five minutes and very quickly turned tired and tacky.




  • Glad to see renewed:

    Santa Clarita Diet Santa Clarita Diet

    So fun! So weird! Such an inspiring couple. I'd like to think if I became a functioning zombie, my husband would be as supportive.




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Masters of Sex Masters of Sex

    An intelligent, well acted, written, and produced show with captivating and lovable characters. This was a shame.




  • Sad to see renewed:

    Grey's Anatomy Grey's Anatomy

    Truly time to let Grey's go. Almost the entire original cast has.

 

Zaz's Reactions:




  • Glad to see canceled:

    Doubt Doubt

    Katherine Heigl is insufferable. Go away.




  • Glad to see renewed:

    Santa Clarita Diet Santa Clarita Diet

    This warped little comedy was an unexpected burst of joy for me. Moar people-smoothies and Tim O.!




  • Sad to see canceled:

    Mercy Street Mercy Street

    I'm a Southerner fond of PBS period pieces and intrigued by the Civil War — how could I NOT be sad?




  • Sad to see renewed:

    Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian

    America! Stop it! Just stop it right now! Go to your room, you're grounded.