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All the Canceled and Renewed TV Shows This Month (May 2024)

It's the end of the road for The Girls on the Bus

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So far, this year's May showers have been a torrent of TV show renewals, with a sprinkling of cancellations. Thanks to the Upfronts — the broadcast networks' time to finalize fall schedules — we're getting a lot of information about which of your favorite shows will be back for future seasons later this year and which won't be back... ever again. CBS, NBCFox, The CW, and ABC have spent this spring releasing their fall schedules and tying up loose ends. 

NBC kicked off the month by handing out a Season 3 renewal to Night Court, followed by a renewal of Law & Order: Organized Crime, which will now be a Peacock exclusive. Welcome to streaming, Stabler! ABC ordered new seasons of several of its unscripted series, including The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars, as well as a final season of comedy The Conners. Fox drama The Cleaning Lady also scored a new season. Hallmark called for another season of When Calls the Heart, and Bravo renewed a bunch of shows, including most of its Real Housewives franchise. Meanwhile, Prime Video stayed in league with The Boys, FX announced plans for more seasons of Shōgun, and Netflix committed to at least one more season of 3 Body Problem.

But it was bad news for NBC sitcom Extended Family, ABC sitcom Not Dead Yet, and Fox's animated comedy Housebroken, all of which were tossed in the trash heap. The CW's Walker walked into the sunset after four seasons. Hulu's workplace series The Other Black Girl, Apple TV+'s sci-fi thriller Constellation, Max's journalism drama The Girls on the Bus, and Freevee's comedy Primo were all axed after one season each. And Max's acclaimed sci-fi series Scavengers Reign was also canceled, though there's reportedly a chance the series could be revived at Netflix.

Whether you're looking to celebrate more of your favorites or mourn the loss of something on your regular rotation, we're keeping tabs on all the shows that have been canceled or renewed this month below. 

ALSO READ: Last month's renewals and cancellations

TV show cancellations

  • The Girls on the Bus, Max: The Max series about female journalists on the campaign trail has run out of gas after one season. (May 24, The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Walker, The CW: The Jared Padalecki-led series, a reimagining of Walker, Texas Ranger, has been canceled after four seasons. (May 21, Variety)
  • Primo, Freevee: The acclaimed comedy from creator Shea Serrano has been canceled after one season. (May 21, The Hollywood Reporter)
  • The Spencer Sisters, The CW: The Canadian procedural will not return for Season 2. (May 21, TVLine)
  • The Other Black Girl, Hulu: The workplace series set in a New York City publishing house is closing the book after one season. (May 10, The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Constellation, Apple TV+: The sci-fi series has been canceled after one season, leaving fans adrift in space. (May 10, Deadline)
  • Housebroken, Fox: The animated series about house pets and strays has been canceled after two seasons due to low ratings. (May 10, Fox)
  • Scavengers Reign, Max: The innovative animated sci-fi series has been canceled after one season at Max, but all hope is not lost: The first season will be available to stream on Netflix at the end of the month, and Variety reports that there's a possibility that Netflix will pick it up for a second season. (May 10, Variety)
  • Not Dead Yet, ABC: Sometimes, these things write themselves. Not Dead Yet is now dead and will not return for Season 3. (May 10, ABC)
  • Extended Family, NBC: The new comedy, starring Jon Cryer, Abigail Spencer, and Donald Faison, has been canceled after one season. (May 7, Deadline)
  • Chad, The Roku Channel: Nasim Pedrad's coming-of-age comedy, which premiered on TBS before being picked up by Roku for its second season, will not return for Season 3. (May 7, Deadline)

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TV show renewals

  • Wild Cards, The CW: The Canadian crime-solving procedural will be back for an expanded 13-episode second season. (May 23, The CW)
  • Drops of God, Apple TV+: Quoc Dang Tran's French-Japanese drama series will return for a second season, which will again stream on Apple TV+. (May 21, Deadline)
  • Tires, Netflix: The comedy series, starring and co-created by Shane Gillis, was renewed for a second season days before the first season's premiere on Netflix. (May 21, The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Worst Roommate Ever, Netflix: The docuseries will return with more real-life roommate horror stories in Season 2. (May 21, Deadline)
  • Shōgun, FX: The hit adaptation of James Clavell's novel of the same name is probably coming back. FX said it's working with the Estate of James Clavell "to extend the critically acclaimed global hit drama Shōgun, moving forward to develop the saga with two additional seasons." FX also announced that co-creators Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo, executive producer Michaela Clavell, and series star and producer Hiroyuki Sanada will return to develop the show. (May 16, FX)
  • 3 Body Problem, Netflix: 3 Body Problem has been renewed for Season 2 — and possibly more. Netflix has apparently committed to giving the sci-fi drama a proper conclusion, though it's not clear yet how many seasons it will take to get there. (May 15, Variety)
  • Conan O'Brien Must Go, Max: Conan O'Brien must keep going. The comedian's travel show has been renewed for a six-episode second season. (May 15, Max)
  • Welcome to Wrexham, FX: Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds' soccer docuseries will return for a fourth season. (May 14, FX)
  • The Boys, Prime Video: The Boys just got some super news: In advance of the fourth season premiere, the superhero satire has been renewed for Season 5. (May 14, Prime Video)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Prime Video: The spy series will be back for Season 2. Amazon has not confirmed casting, but Variety reports that Season 1 stars Donald Glover and Maya Erskine are not expected to return. (May 14, Prime Video)
  • Cross, Prime Video: The thriller based on James Patterson's Alex Cross novel series has been renewed for Season 2 before the Season 1 premiere. Aldis Hodge stars as the titular detective. (May 14, Prime Video)
  • Coach Prime, Prime Video: The Deion Sanders docuseries has scored a third season. (May 14, Prime Video)
  • America's Funniest Home Videos, ABC: Get ready to watch more strangers' embarrassing moments. America's Funniest Home Videos will return for Season 35 on ABC. (May 13, ABC)
  • Universal Basic Guys, Fox: The upcoming animated comedy has been given an early Season 2 renewal in advance of the Season 1 premiere. The series will debut during the 2024-2025 season, joining the network's Sunday night animation lineup. (May 13, Fox)
  • The Cleaning Lady, Fox: The Cleaning Lady is scrubbing in for Season 4. The Fox drama is getting a new showrunner, Deadline reports; Season 4 is expected to run for 12 episodes. (May 12, Deadline)
  • The Floor, Fox: The Rob Lowe-hosted game show has been renewed for Seasons 2 and 3. (May 12, Fox)
  • Such Brave Girls, Hulu: The British series, which streams on Hulu in the U.S., has been renewed for Season 2 by the BBC. (May 10, Deadline)
  • Alert: Missing Persons Unit, Fox: The Fox procedural, which stars Scott Caan and Dania Ramirez, has been renewed for a third season. (May 10, Deadline)
  • What Would You Do?, ABC: ABC asked itself that very same question and decided it would renew the "what if?" investigative series. (May 10, ABC)
  • Shark Tank, ABC: The entrepreneurial competition series is staying in business with ABC for Season 16. (May 10, ABC)
  • Dancing with the Stars, ABC: This one isn't going anywhere. The dance competition series is staying on ABC (after a brief stint as a Disney+ exclusive in 2022) and will return for Season 33. (May 10, ABC)
  • Celebrity Jeopardy!, ABC: Celebrities... they're just like us! Except for these celebrities, who are smarter than us. Season 3 will premiere in the 2024-2025 season. (May 10, ABC)
  • Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, ABC: Celebrities... they're just like us! Except for these celebrities, who aren't as smart as us. Season 5 has been ordered. (May 10, ABC)
  • The Bachelor, ABC: ABC handed The Bachelor a renewal rose. Next season will be number 29 for the reality series. (May 10, ABC)
  • American Idol, ABC: The singing competition will celebrate its 23rd season overall, and its eighth on ABC. (May 10, ABC)
  • The Conners, ABC — FINAL SEASON: Season 7 of the Roseanne continuation will be its last. ABC confirmed reports earlier this month that it was renewed. (May 10, ABC)
  • When Calls the Heart, Hallmark Channel: Another season is calling for Hallmark's longest-running original series. The show has been renewed for a 12-episode 12th season. (May 10, Variety)
  • Law & Order: Organized Crime, NBC: Stabler is moving to streaming. The Christopher Meloni-led Law & Order series has scored a renewal but will no longer air on NBC; Season 5 will be a Peacock exclusive. (May 9, Deadline)
  • Heartbreak High, Netflix — FINAL SEASON: The Australian reboot has been renewed for a third season, which will be its last. (May 9, Deadline)
  • The Valley, Bravo: Bravo's biggest new series, a spin-off of Vanderpump Rules, will return for Season 2. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Bravo: The popular talk show has been renewed following Cohen being cleared of drug and sexual harassment accusations. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • Below Deck, Bravo: Kate Chastain's former show is staying afloat with a 12th season. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • Summer House, Bravo: The reality series about a group of friends who share a house in the Hamptons will hit nine seasons. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Bravo: Get ready for Season 16 of the Atlanta branch of the Real Housewives. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Bravo: Kyle Richards' show will be back for Season 14. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • The Real Housewives of Orange County, Bravo: One of the franchise's longest-running shows will make it to Season 18. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • The Real Housewives of Miami, Peacock: The Floridian edition of the The Real Housewives will continue to ruffle feathers on Peacock. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • The Real Housewives of New York City, Bravo: Season 15 will include all the new housewives who joined Season 14. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • The Real Housewives of Potomac, Bravo: Season 9 of the D.C. area series is coming. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Bravo: The baby of the Real Housewives franchise has been renewed for Season 5. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • Married to Medicine, Bravo: Phaedra Parks' reality series has been given new life with an 11th season. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • Top Chef, Bravo: Order up! Season 22 of the culinary competition is getting cooked up. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • Southern Charm, Bravo: Bravo has ordered a 10th season of the reality series. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • Southern Hospitality, Bravo: The third spin-off of Southern Charm (these things breed themselves) is getting a Season 3. (May 9, NBCUniversal)
  • Ted, Peacock: What took Peacock so long? The foul-mouthed Seth MacFarlane comedy about a talking teddy bear became the streamer's most-watched original series when it debuted in January but is only now getting a Season 2 renewal. (May 9, Peacock)
  • Lioness, Paramount+: The drama series formerly known as Special Ops: Lioness will return for a second season with a shorter title — Lioness — and even more Morgan Freeman. (May 9, Paramount+)
  • The Chi, Paramount+ with Showtime: Just before the return of Season 6, Paramount+ with Showtime announced that there's more drama in store for The Chi: The series has been renewed for a seventh season, which is set to begin production this month. (May 8, Paramount+ with Showtime)
  • Lopez vs. Lopez, NBC: The family sitcom starring George Lopez and daughter Mayan Lopez will return for Season 3. (May 7, NBC)
  • Deal or No Deal Island, NBC: The wild game show mash-up hosted by Joe Manganiello has been renewed for Season 2. (May 7, NBC)
  • Night Court, NBC: The verdict is in for NBC's top comedy: Night Court is coming back for Season 3. Deadline reports we can expect 18 more episodes of the continuation of the 1980s hit. (May 3, NBC)
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ABC: The game show with the biggest rhetorical question in its title will return to ABC's summer programming. (May 3, Variety)
  • Claim to Fame, ABC: The reality competition hosted by Kevin and Frankie Jonas challenges relatives of celebrities to live together Big Brother style. Season 3 will air in July. (May 3, Variety)
  • Press Your Luck, ABC: No Whammy! Elizabeth Banks hosts the do-over of this popular 1980s game show, which will be back for Season 6. (May 3, Variety)