In the ever-changing television landscape, this past Thursday was a particularly tough time to be a broadcast television show. Per TV Guide, 17 broadcast television shows were officially given the axe by their respective networks yesterday. “It’s the Red Wedding at WBTV/CW today,” tweeted showrunner Julie Plec, whose CW shows Legacies and Roswell, New Mexico were both among the carnage. “Much more to say, but not today. Loads of gratitude coming for fans and cast and crew in future tweets. But today, we mourn.”
The CW was hit particularly hard, with nine shows getting chopped in all. Along with Legacies and Roswell, New Mexico, the teen-focused network said goodbye to Dynasty after five seasons, In The Dark after four seasons, and Batwoman after three seasons. The network is currently up for sale, which may explain why it was particularly ruthless with its cancellations and downsizing its slate from 19 original scripted series to 11 original scripted series ahead of next fall.
CBS also took quite a hit, cancelling five shows, including two new comedies from veteran TV producer Chuck Lorre as well as its Magnum P.I. reboot. Over at NBC, big name series like Kenan, starring SNL vet Kenan Thompson ,and the Tina Fey-produced comedy Mr. Mayor, starring Ted Danson and Holly Hunter, both got chopped, along with the Plec-produced bank heist drama The Endgame. As for ABC and Fox, their full slate of renewals have yet to be announced—but ABC announced that it was cancelling its freshman hip hop series, Queens, last week.
Below is a list of all the television shows that were just cancelled:
Roswell, New Mexico
How We Roll
US of Al
In the Dark
Legends of Tomorrow