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All the Shows Ending in 2022

All of the TV Shows Ending in 2022

Megan Vick
black-ish, Ozark, This Is Us, The Walking Dead
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Shows Ending in 2022

Every year we must say goodbye to a crop of TV shows, whether they are new favorites we were just starting to love or old favorites that have finally decided to wrap up. There are several landmark series ending in 2022, including black-ish, This Is Us, and The Walking Dead, and plenty more that were unexpectedly canceled as broadcast networks made room or their new fall schedules and Netflix cut back on original programming. 

The CW axed seven shows during the annual spring slate cleaning, including fan-favorites DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Legacies. Mr. Mayor, Magnum P.I., and Good Sam were among the other shows that didn't make it through the cancellation bloodbath. 

Here are the rest of the shows saying goodbye in 2022.

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4400 (CW)

How to watch: The CW

The CW has canceled its updated reboot of the 2004 USA show about 4400 people who vanished and then reappeared years later after just one season. Perhaps, as it did once before, the 4400 will reappear again someday...

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A Discovery of Witches (AMC+)

How to watch: AMC+

The torrid supernatural romance series about a dapper vampire (Matthew Goode) who falls in love with an very powerful witch (Teresa Palmer) came to a close after its third season in 2022. 

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After Life (Netflix)

How to watch: Netflix

Ricky Gervais' dark comedy about grief, loss, and embracing life ended after a three-season run in early 2022.

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Animal Kingdom (TNT)

How to watch: Amazon (for purchase)

Fans will have to say goodbye to one of the most dysfunctional families on TV when Animal Kingdom bids adieu after the sixth and final season airs in 2022. 

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Archive 81

How to watch: Netflix

The Netflix horror series — about a video archivist who restores damaged videotapes and gets sucked into a troubling mystery about a missing director and a demonic — only lasted one season, despite critical applause for the series.

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Arthur (PBS)

How to watch: Amazon Prime Video

After 25 seasons on the air, the beloved PBS kids' series Arthur has come to an end. The animated series, based on Marc Brown's best-selling children's books, debuted in 1996 and centers on the eponymous 8-year-old aardvark and his family and friends in Elmwood City. The 25th and final season premiered in the winter of 2022.

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B Positive

How to watch: Paramount+

Annaleigh Ashford and Thomas Middleditch starred in this Chuck Lorre comedy about a therapist in need of a kidney and the woman who offers to give him hers. Season two was retooled into a comedy about running an assisted living facility, but it wasn't enough to save the show, and CBS has canceled it. 

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How to watch: HBO Max

Batwoman was canceled by The CW after three seasons in the spring, despite casting star-in-the-making Javicia Leslie in the titular role after Ruby Rose left the show before Season 2. It was a trailblazing show, centering a Black queer woman as the protector of Gotham City.

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Better Call Saul (AMC)

How to watch: Netflix

Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) will complete his transition to Saul Goodman in the final season of Better Call Saul, the prequel series to Breaking Bad. The final season will be split into two halves (meaning it is possible that the show's ending could even be pushed to 2023, pending AMC's release schedule). Burning questions will be answered — primarily what happens to Rhea Seahorn's Kim Wexler, and whether this excellent piece of television will finally get the Emmy Awards it deserves. 

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Better Things (FX)

How to watch: Hulu

Pamela Adlon's award-winning comedy about a single mother and actress-comedian juggling work and life signed off with a series finale deemed as a "revolutionary act." The critical favorite won a Peabody Award in 2017, and Adlon earned Best Actress nominations at the 2017 and 2018 Emmys.

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black-ish (ABC)

How to watch: Hulu

black-ish came to an end after eight season and dozens of awards and nominations. The series, from creator Kenya Barris, stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson as the parents of a Black family living in an affluent, mostly white neighborhood. The warm-hearted comedy has tackled sensitive issues, including class, colorism, the reappropriation of the N-word, white feminism, the rise of white nationalism during and after the 2016 presidential election, and more. The series has spawned two spin-offs: grown-ish on Freeform and the prequel mixed-ish, which ran on ABC for two seasons.

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Black Market with Michael K. Williams (ViceTV)

How to watch: Vice

Vice aired the final episodes of Michael K. Williams' docu-series Black Market in January 2022. The series follows Williams as he explains how street crime has evolved over time and shows how underground economies are working today. The actor, who died in 2021, said the series was his most personal project.

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Bull (CBS)

How to watch: Paramount+

After six seasons, CBS's embattled legal drama Bull is finally coming to an end on May 26. The show made headlines in 2018 when The New York Times reported on an alleged $9.5 million settlement paid to actress Eliza Dushku; Dushku was written off the show after she accused star Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment in a series of comments caught on tape. Weatherly apologized, and CBS later defended its decision to renew the show, saying that Weatherly was a "father" who "wanted to make it better," and pointing to Bull's continued popularity. "It's a show that does very well," CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl said at the time. "Michael is loved by our audience, and even after these allegations came out, people continued to watch." While initially a big hit for the network, the show's ratings have dwindled in recent years. In January, Weatherly announced he was departing "to pursue new creative challenges," and CBS confirmed the show was ending. 

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Charmed (CW)

How to watch: The CW

The CW's reboot of the beloved witchy drama introduced three new and much more diverse sisters as the Charmed ones, and even mirrored the original series by killing off one sister after season three and introducing a mysterious replacement. Unfortunately, the magic just wasn't there in the end, and the show was canceled after four seasons. 

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Claws (TNT)

How to watch: Hulu

Claws is closing up shop after four seasons. The TNT drama ended in early 2022 as the manicurists of Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon tried to make a few bucks and leave the drama behind once and for all. 

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DC's Legends of Tomorrow (CW)

How to watch: Netflix

The quirkiest entry in the Arrowverse was canceled in the spring of 2022 after seven seasons. In years past, The CW has been very gracious in allowing long-running shows enough time and notice to wrap stories up in a satisfying manner, but Legends of Tomorrow ended with a big cliffhanger, as the producers were anticipating a renewal. It's a big letdown for fans and a sad way to see this delightful and ambitious show say goodbye.

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Dead to Me (Netflix)

How to watch: Netflix

We're already mourning Dead to Me, which is ending with the show's third and final season, expected to be released in 2022. The dark dramedy stars Christina Applegate as foul-mouthed widow Jen and Linda Cardellini as her best friend, Judy, who accidentally killed Jen's husband in a hit-and-run. The show became a favorite binge thanks to Applegate and Cardellini's magnetic performances, as well as its jaw-dropping cliffhangers, outrageous twists, and madcap sense of humor.

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Dollface (Hulu)

How to watch: Hulu

Kat Dennings starred in this Hulu comedy about a woman trying to repair her broken female friendships after being dumped by her boyfriend, and then she was dumped by Hulu after two seasons. 

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The Dr. Oz Show (Syndicated)

How to watch: Check your local listings

The Dr. Oz Show will be ending in 2022 after thirteen seasons on the air. The ending comes as host Dr. Mehmet Oz continues his campaign to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate. 

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Dynasty (CW)

How to watch: The CW

The CW's reboot of the popular 80s soap lasted five seasons of backstabbing and manipulation among the wealthy Carrington family and their friends, lovers and business associates before being canceled. 

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated)

How to watch: Check your local listings

Ellen DeGeneres announced in May 2021 that she would be ending her talk show in 2022 after 19 seasons. The talk show host says it has been the plan for years to the end the show, claiming that hosting it is no longer a challenge. However, the announcement came less than a year after allegations of a toxic workplace environment behind the scenes. The show's final episode will air on May 26, 2022.

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The Endgame (NBC)

How to watch: Hulu

Morena Baccarin and Ryan Michelle Bathe starred in this cat and mouse thriller about a criminal mastermind (Baccarin) who faces off against an FBI agent (Bathe), but NBC opted to end the chase after just one season. 

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The Expanse (Amazon Prime Video)

How to watch: Amazon Prime Video

One of the best sci-fi series of the last few decades avoided cancellation by Syfy when superfan Jeff Bezos rescued it after Season 3 and picked it up as an Amazon Prime Video original for its final three seasons. The show was set in the future when war between Earth and colonists on Mars broke out, with miners on an asteroid belt stuck in the middle and a mysterious alien presence threatening the entire universe. 

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Family Reunion (Netflix)

How to watch: Netflix

The Netflix comedy, about a family that struggles to adjust to life in the South after they move from Seattle to Atlanta to be closer to extended family, will say goodbye after its third and final season in 2022. 

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Good Sam (CBS)

How to watch: Paramount+

CBS has called it quits on the Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs series after just one season. The medical drama followed Sam (Bush), a woman who becomes the top surgeon after her boss and father (Isaacs) falls into a coma. When he woke up from the coma, she became his boss, and things got complicated...apparently too complicated for CBS viewers.

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Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

How to watch: Netflix

It's curtains for Grace and Frankie after the show's seventh and final season, but the comedy went out as Netflix's longest-running scripted series ever with 94 episodes, surpassing Orange Is the New Black's 91-episode record. The Emmy-nominated show stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as nemeses who bond after their husbands reveal they've been having a decades-long affair with each other and are planning to get married.

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His Dark Materials (HBO)

How to watch: HBO Max

The HBO fantasy series based on Philip Pullman's beloved novels will conclude after its third season in 2022. The series is considered to be a do-over after another adaptation of Pullman's work — The Golden Compass — bombed at the box office, but His Dark Materials also failed to reel in audiences. 

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How We Roll (CBS)

How to watch: Paramount+

Pete Holmes starred as auto plant-worker turned professional bowler Tom Smallwood, based on the life of the real Tom Smallwood, in this CBS comedy. Unfortunately, it struck out in the wrong way with viewers, and was canceled after one season.

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In the Dark (CW)

How to watch: The CW

In the Dark stars Perry Mattfield as a blind, irreverent 20-something who stumbles upon her murdered best friend and has to figure out what happened to him. The Ben Stiller-produced drama will end with its fourth season, which premieres in June 2022. 

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Kenan (NBC)

How to watch: Hulu

Kenan Thompson somehow pulled double duty, starring on both SNL and his own sitcom at the same time. He played a single dad and local news anchor trying to balance his kids and his career for two seasons, until NBC pulled the plug. 

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Kevin Can F**K Himself (AMC)

How to watch: AMC+

This inventive dark comedy followed a put-upon sitcom wife (Annie Murphy) outside her life on the TV show, bouncing back and forth between multi-camera and single-camera formats as she dreamed of a better life (and killing her husband). The format proved to be too much for critics, who didn't think the show pulled off the concept well. A second and final season will air in 2022.

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Killing Eve (BBC America)

How to watch: Hulu

RIP, Killing Eve. The BBC America thriller created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge is ending after its fourth season. Stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer both earned accolades for their performance in the cat-and-mouse drama, with Oh winning a Golden Globe and Comer winning an Emmy. The eight-episode final season premiered Feb. 27, though there has been talk about at least one potential spin-off series.

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Legacies (CW)

How to watch: The CW

It's the end of an era at the CW. Legacies, the spinoff of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, has been canceled after four seasons, closing the doors of the Salvatore School and ending the TVD universe's 13 year run on the network. 

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Locke & Key (Netflix)

How to watch: Netflix

The YA Netflix drama, about a family of kids who discover literal keys to unlock magical powers when they move into an enchanted house, will end with an upcoming Season 3, which will allow the show to wrap up those evil loose ends.

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Love, Victor (Hulu)

How to watch: Hulu

Hulu's spin-off of the YA film Love, Simon will end in June of 2022 after three seasons. The first season of Love, Victor introduced the audience to Victor (Michael Cimino), a young Latinx teen who transfers to Simon's high school and begins questioning his own sexuality. He reaches out to Simon (Nick Robinson), who helps him through his turbulent journey to coming out. In the second season, Victor is out of the closet but has to deal with the fallout of who he kept his secret from and why. Here's to hoping the third season brings Victor some peace and long-lasting self-actualization.

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​Magnum P.I. (CBS)

How to watch: Paramount+

Jay Hernandez starred in this reboot of the classic 80s procedural, and it went four seasons before being axed by CBS. 

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Manifest (Netflix)

How to watch: PeacockHuluNetflix

NBC's decision in June 2021 to cancel Manifest after three seasons was met with an outcry from fans who were afraid they would never find out how Flight 828 went down, or what really happened to everyone on that doomed airplane. But after Manifest spent weeks leading Netflix's Top 10 Rankings, Netflix announced on Aug. 28 it would pick up the show for a 20-episode fourth and final season. The season will be released as a Netflix exclusive in multiple parts (meaning there's a chance fans might not get the final episodes until after 2022). Hopefully, the Flight 828 passengers get a happy ending, too.

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Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform)

How to watch: Hulu

Motherland: Fort Salem is set in an alternate-history American where witches make up the bulk of the U.S. military, using combat magic to fight terrorist threats. The series was renewed for a third and final season, expected to air in 2022.

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Mr. Mayor (NBC)

How to watch: Hulu

Ted Danson starred as a retired businessman who ran for mayor of Los Angeles and somehow won. Unfortunately, navigating the politics of LA and starring in a TV show about them are equally tough, and the show has been canceled after two seasons. 

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Naomi (CW)

How to watch: The CW

Kaci Walfall starred in Ava Duvernay's adaptation of the comic book of the same name, which followed a comic-book loving teen who runs a Superman fan site discovering that she has super powers. The show was lauded for centering on a teen Black girl who's also a superhero, but just couldn't bring in the viewership it needed to stay alive. It was canceled after one season.

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Ordinary Joe (Fox)

How to watch: Hulu

The masses who want to see James Wolk regularly on their televisions suffered a huge disappointment when his Fox drama Ordinary Joe was canceled after just one season. Wolk starred as three different versions of the titular Joe, exploring the life-altering consequences of three choices he could have made on the day of his college graduation. The final episode aired in January 2022. 

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Our Kind of People (Fox)

How to watch: Hulu

Based on the book by Lawrence Otis Graham, the Fox drama took place in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts and followed a single mother (Yaya DaCosta) who uncovered a dark secret about her mother while trying to reclaim her family's name. The show was canceled after one season.

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The Owl House (Disney Channel)

How to watch: Disney+

The Owl House was unexpectedly canceled in August 2021 after its second season, but the fan-favorite, queer-friendly family show will get a series of specials in 2022 to help wrap up Luz's adventures and confirm whether the curious teenager will see her dream of being a real witch come true.

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Ozark (Netflix)

How to watch: Netflix

Jason Bateman starred in Ozark as a financial adviser who moves his family to the Missouri Ozarks, where he launders massive amounts of money to appease a drug cartel. Bateman won an Emmy for directing, and co-star Julia Garner won two Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmys. The fourth and final season came to an end on April 29. To fill the Byrde family hole in your heart, check out these recommendations for shows like Ozark.

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Peaky Blinders (Netflix)

How to watch: Netflix

Peaky Blinders is ending after its sixth season, but the story isn't over yet. The BBC drama, which stars Cillian Murphy as a notorious crime boss intent on rising to power in post-World War I Birmingham, had originally been slated for seven seasons before suffering a year-long production delay during the COVID-19 pandemic. "While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form," creator and showrunner Steven Knight said in a statement announcing the sixth and final season. It's unclear whether the story will continue as a spin-off series or a movie, or live on in some other medium.

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Pivoting (Fox)

How to watch: Hulu

Pivoting followed three best friends who decided to change their entire lives after the death of their fourth friend, and despite its stellar cast including Eliza Coupe, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Maggie Q, it didn't hit hard enough for Fox. It was canceled after one season.

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Queen Sugar (OWN)

How to watch: Hulu

Ava DuVernay's acclaimed adaptation of Natalie Baszile's novel comes to a close after its seventh season in 2022. The series starred an Emmy-worthy ensemble as a fractured Lousiana family, and wove issues like addiction, abuse, and racial politics into the sprawling, generational family drama.

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Queens (ABC)

How to Watch: Hulu

ABC canceled the musical drama series Queens in the spring. The series followed four women (played by EveBrandy NorwoodNaturi Naughton, and Nadine Velazquez) as they reunite in their 40s, aiming to relive their glory days as trailblazing hip-hop quartet "Nasty Bitches" in the 1990s.

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Roswell, New Mexico (CW)

How to watch: The CW

The CW's reboot of the popular alien drama centered around Liz Ortecho (Jeanine Mason), a scientist and the daughter of undocumented immigrants. She reunites with a high school crush, Max (Nathan Dean Parsons), who turns out to be an alien, and many extraordinary secrets are uncovered. The series will end with its fourth season, which premieres in June 2022. 

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Saved by the Bell (Peacock)

How to watch: Peacock

Some beloved sitcom properties of yesteryear shouldn't be touched, but showrunner Tracey Wigfield made something relevant, fun, and nostalgic with her Saved by the Bell revival on Peacock. Anchored by an all-star comedic performance from Josie Totah, the series felt fresh for a teen audience of today without alienating fans of the original series who could appreciate the new take's self-awareness and meta-jokes. Peacock canceled the series after two seasons.

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Search Party (HBO Max)

How to watch: HBO Max

HBO Max's delightfully funny look at the murder and the millennial mindset was a beneficiary of the streaming wars, moving from TBS to HBO Max between Season 2 and Season 3 after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus. Season 5, the show's final season, premiered in early 2022.

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Space Force (Netflix)

How to watch: Netflix 

Space Force had all of the ingredients to make a great comedy: an all-star cast including Steve Carell and John Malkovich, the creative genius mind of The Office (U.S.) creator Greg Daniels, and a Netflix budget. However, the two-season farce inspired by Donald Trump's idea for a military branch stationed in space wasn't able to pull in the viewers or the laughs. 

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This Is Us (NBC)

How to watch: Hulu

This Is Us revived the art of the family drama on NBC and made fans cry every week for half a decade. The Dan Fogelman drama will end in May 2022 with Season 6, officially bringing the time-bending story of the Pearson family to a close. 

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United States of Al (CBS)

How to watch: Paramount+

United States of Al told the story of the friendship between Riley (Parker Young), a Marine combat veteran, and Al (Adhir Kalyan), his unit's interpreter, as they adjusted to life in the U.S. Not even the show's powerful and measured response to recent events in Afghanistan could save it, and CBS canceled it after two seasons. 

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The Walking Dead (AMC)

How to watch: Netflix

AMC's long-running zombie drama is staying dead after 11 seasons and many, many character deaths. The adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comics was the biggest thing on TV during its prime and spawned several spin-offs. The universe will live on with two more spin-offs and a series of movies yet to come.

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The Wendy Williams Show (Syndicated)

How to watch: Check your local listings

No one would expect The Wendy Williams Show to go out without a little bit of controversy. Williams hasn't appeared on the show for all of Season 13, the show's final run according to producers, due to health issues. Even though Sherri Shephard is set to take over in the fall, Williams has recently been making public appearances and saying she's ready to get back in the hosting chair. 

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Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu)

How to watch: Hulu

The third and final season of Wu Tang: An American Saga will see the group make the transition from street rappers to mainstream superstars, and showcase all of the pitfalls that come with that level of success.