Most assume that making it to the big-time in Hollywood means landing the starring role in a huge summer blockbuster. But these days more and more stars are instead turning to television, where arguably the medium is seeing a new renaissance. And besides: a hit show means guaranteed work (and paychecks) for a longer period of time.
But year after year, sometimes even the best shows fail to connect with audiences and wind up getting canceled entirely by networks or streaming services like Netflix. Doesn’t matter if they’ve been on the air for decades, or if they’re brand new. Let’s take a look at some television casualties of the 2020-2021 season that aren’t coming back, and what their stars stand to lose as a result.