2014: Cable Shows Cancelled & Endingby RecceR | created - 07 Jan 2014 | updated - 30 Jan 2015 | Public
All the TV series from cable networks that are cancelled or given an official end date within the calendar year of 2014 will be placed here. This will also include any TV series that are from other countries which may or may not air on a US network and online series. They will be placed from earliest to most recent. If I missed a show, let me know and I will add it.
The following are other lists of mine you may find helpful. links in italics are important. links in bold are new
cancellation lists: 2013 Cable Shows, 2015 Cable Shows, 2013-2014 TV Season, 2014-2015 TV Season
premiere & finale lists: Fall 2014 FinalesFall 2014 Premieres, Summer 2014 Finales, Winter 2015 Premieres
renewal lists: 2014-2015 TV Season, 2015-2016 TV Season, Cable Shows for 2014, Cable Shows for 2015
other lists: 2014-2015 Series Orders, 2014-2015 Shows in Danger, 2014 TV Events, 2015 TV Events, Christmas on TV 2014, Halloween on TV 2014, Thanksgiving on TV 2014
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1. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History
An Atlantic City, A New Jersey politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.
On 1/9/14, HBO announced the Emmy-winning series would conclude with a fifth season. Series creator, Terrence Winter stated; “After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.” The series had been on-the-bubble for several seasons, so this comes as little surprise to fans of the show. The final season will air fall 2014.
2. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama
A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.
On 1/13/14, HBO announced that the series would return for a third and final season. The series had been met with positive critical acclaim; including taking home a Primetime Emmy Award in 2013. However, ratings have not been great for the series, especially when compared to HBO’s other current programming. There have also been rumors that Aaron Sorkin’s extremely busy schedule may have been a factor in the decision to end the series at this point. This makes a total of 3 dramas that will be ending on HBO in 2014 (True Blood and Boardwalk Empire). The final season is expected to air fall 2014.
3. Justified (2010–2015)
TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns in eastern Kentucky.
On 1/14/14, FX CEO, John Landgraf, confirmed the next season would indeed be the last. The decision was made by executive producer Graham Yost and lead actor Timothy Olyphant. Landgraf added; “They felt that the arc of the show and what they had to say would be served by six seasons instead of seven, and I regretfully accepted their decision.” The fifth season is currently airing while the sixth & final season is expected to air in early 2015.
4. Family Tree (2013)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. ... See full summary »
On 1/23/14, HBO sent the freshman comedy packing. The series received a great deal of critical acclaim, but it was poor ratings that ultimately did it in.
5. Hello Ladies (2013–2014)
TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy
A gawky Englishman comes to Los Angeles to find the woman of his dreams.
On 1/23/14, HBO cancelled the freshman comedy after one season. However, it will receive a feature-length wrap-up movie which will air on HBO.
Update: The movie will air on November 22nd.
6. Showbiz Tonight (2005– )
60 min | News, Talk-Show
"Showbiz Tonight" takes on the most talked about stories in the entertainment industry with engaging, opinionated and often heated in-depth segments. The one-hour show also features ... See full summary »
On 2/3/14, HLN cancelled the news program after nine years. The final episode will air February 6th and host, A.J. Hammer, will remain involved with the network.
7. Psych (2006–2014)
TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.
On 2/5/14, USA announced the current eighth season would be the last. While many could tell that season eight was likely the last one for a while, USA remained silent on the topic until halfway through the final season. Immediately after the series finale (airing March 26th), there will be a one-hour live retrospective, Psych After Show, with the entire cast.
8. Mob City (2013)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
1947, Los Angeles. Cop Joe Teague walks the line between the LAPD, led by William Parker, and the mob, led by Bugsy Siegel.
On 2/10/14, TNT cancelled the short-lived freshman series. While the network claims it was an “event” series, creator Frank Darabont has previously indicated it was always intended to continue beyond its short first season. It seems as if TNT had given up and decided to dub it a “miniseries” in order to get possible nominations (Emmys, Golden Globes, etc.). They waited until the worst time of the year to launch a series (December) and the episodes were aired in traditional bun-off style with 2 each week. There were a total of 6 episodes, the final two airing December 18th, 2013.
9. Drop Dead Diva (2009–2014)
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama
A vapid aspiring model killed in a car crash gets brought back to life as an intelligent, overweight lawyer, hoping to find the meaning of inner beauty.
On 2/13/14, Lifetime declared the sixth season will be final season, for real this time. It was previously cancelled and then un-cancelled and given a fifth season. Of course, it was then renewed for a sixth season which will now be the last. Considering the announcement came in advance, it seems safe to say the finale will be closure-filled. The final season debuts March 23rd.
10. Bethenny (2012–2014)
60 min | Talk-Show
A talk show, hosted by Bethenny Frankel, that features interviews with many celebrities.
On 2/14/14, the Bethenny Frankel-hosted talk show was cancelled. Despite globally beloved Ellen DeGeneres (who Executive Produces the show) having Frankel on her own show many times to promote “Bethenny,” it did little to help. The decision to cancel the syndicated talk show came after it lost its affiliate clearances (approximately 70% of the country); mostly to the upcoming Meredith Vieira talk show. A last attempt at saving the show was airing specials on Bravo, the network that gave Frankel a name, but it ultimately failed. New episodes will continue through May 2014.
11. Ravenswood (2013–2014)
43 min | Drama, Horror
Five strangers are connected by the curse that has plagued Ravenswood for generations.
On 2/14/14, ABC Family cancelled the freshman series after only 10 episodes. It was a spin-off of the network’s hit series, Pretty Little Liars, but it unfortunately had much lower ratings. The final episode aired February 4th. There is no word as of yet, but one can only assume a conclusion will be fit into Pretty Little Liar’s 25-episode fifth season (set to debut this summer).
12. Being Human (2011–2014)
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.
On 2/25/14, Syfy announced the current season is actually the final season. Despite headlines reading ‘cancelled,’ series star, Sam Witwer cleared up the confusion on Twitter by saying; "This entire season was, from inception, designed to be the last one. All stories are tied up. This was how we wanted to go :).” Witwer also stated “Wanted to tell a great story from beginning to end. We didn't want to bleed the concept dry Believe it or not -Artistic decision”. Being Human premiered in 2011 to record-breaking ratings for the network, making it Syfy’s most successful winter launch since 2005. The ratings have remained fairly steady over the years, so it looks like Witwer’s claims of the show ending on their own terms is accurate. The series finale will air April 7th.
13. The Vineyard (2013)
60 min | Drama
Follows a handful of 20-somethings on Martha's Vineyard for the summer. Tight quarters, new friends and new rivals, all living, working and playing together, make this picturesque playground ripe for mischief and romance.
On 3/12/14, ABC Family axed the reality series after one season. The series debuted in summer 2013 to mostly negative reactions and the ratings were very poor. A total of 8 episodes were aired; the final one on September 10th, 2013.
14. See Dad Run (2012–2014)
TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
An actor becomes a stay-at-home father so his wife can pursue her career.
On 3/17/14, Nick at Nite announced the series would end with a third season. The final season is expected to start airing later this year and end with an hour-long episode.
15. White Collar (2009–2014)
TV-PG | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman.
On 3/20/14, USA announced the series would conclude with a shortened sixth season. The series was a smash hit when it debuted in 2010, but it had begun to slowly decline around season three. Season five saw very low ratings, so this is not a huge surprise. The final season will consist of 6 episodes, bringing the series total to 81.
Update: The final season will begin airing November 6th.
16. Men at Work (2012–2014)
TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Comedy following the misadventures of four buddies who work together at a magazine.
On 5/11/14, TBS cancelled the sitcom after three seasons. The ratings were slowly declining and it’s not much of a surprise. The final episode aired March 12th, totaling 30 episodes.
17. Chozen (2014)
TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Comedy
Chozen is an animated comedy about its title character, "Chozen," a gay white rapper fresh out of prison. Armed with a new message, Chozen is on a quest for redemption and to claim his ... See full summary »
On 5/14/14, FX cancelled the freshman animated series. The network placed it after Archer, but the ratings were very poor. Only 10 episodes aired out of the 13 produced.
Update: All 13 episodes are available on the DVD release.
18. Legit (2013–2014)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
Jim and his put upon friends try to learn what it means to be a good person.
On 5/14/14, FXX announced the series was cancelled after two season. The series originally debuted on FX, but was later moved to FXX for the second season. Ratings were not that great for the first season, but the dropped further with the second. A total of 26 episodes aired.
19. Chelsea Lately (2007–2014)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Talk-Show
Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about celebrity gossip, pop culture and interviews celebrities while giving her audience something to laugh at. She is accompanied by her round table guests ... See full summary »
On 5/28/14, E! confirmed the late-night series would be ending after seven years. It was announced on March 30th that host Chelsea Handler was preparing to leave the network at the end of her contract, which would effectively cancel the series. However, E! did not comment on the future of the series until now. It will conclude with an hour-long episode on August 26th.
20. The Arsenio Hall Show (2013–2014)
60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show
Nineteen years after the original run, Hall returned with another season of his late-night talk show. The show predominately featured African-American celebrities.
On 5/30/14, the syndicated late-night series was cancelled. Hall had a late-night series by the same name which rand from 1989-1994, but he eventually called it quits. CBS Television Distribution decided to call it quits this time around because the revival “did not grow its audience enough” to continue. A total of 158 episodes were produced.
21. Home for Dinner with Jamie Deen (2012– )
On 6/15/14, Food Network cancelled the cooking show after two seasons. Deen is expected to have a new project in the near future.
22. Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (2004–2014)
TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV
British reality series in which world-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay visits struggling restaurants in an effort to help them succeed.
On 6/23/14, Gordon Ramsay announced he would not be making any more episodes of the Channel 4 series (along with the US series ‘Kitchen Nightmares’). Ramsay stated “I’ve had a phenomenal 10 years making 123 episodes, 12 seasons, shot across 2 continents, watched by tens of millions of people and sold to over 150 countries. It’s been a blast but it’s time to call it a day.” There are four new episodes being filmed which will be the final episodes.
23. Sam & Cat (2013–2014)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A pair of roommates start a baby-sitting service to earn extra cash.
On 7/13/14, Nickelodeon officially pulled the plug on the freshman series. The show was put on a “permanent hiatus” in April due to constant behind-the-scenes drama where the two leads allegedly did not get along. Jenette was apparently never happy with being on the show from the beginning and there were also rumors of upset over who received the bigger paycheck. There could have been other reasons for the cancellation, but this would not be the first time a show was cancelled over actors acting up. Nickelodeon is likely furious since this was their highest-rated series while airing. Only 35 episodes of the 40 were completed, the final one airing July 17th.
24. Falling Skies (2011–2015)
TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.
On 7/18/14, TNT announced the series would conclude with a 10-episode fifth season in 2015. The series started with very big ratings and while they have slowly decreased over the seasons, they remain decent. However, the early renewal for a final season is no surprise because its ratings have reached new lows during the currently airing fourth season. Many viewers have also begun to lose interest with the series, which may be a factor in the ratings dropping fairly low.
25. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)
TV-Y7-FV | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Avatar Korra fights to keep Republic City safe from the evil forces of both the physical and spiritual worlds.
On 7/24/14, the creators of the show confirmed the fourth season would be the last. It was also announced it would only be airing online, instead of being broadcast on Nickelodeon.
26. Kirstie (2013–2014)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
The son of a Broadway star, who was given up for adoption 26 years ago, tries to connect with his birth mother after his adopted mother dies.
On 7/29/14, TV Land axed the low-rated sitcom after 12 episodes. The series was highly marketed as Kirstie Alley’s big return to TV, along with other former sitcom favorites Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards. However, the series was met with mediocre reception and very poor ratings. The final episode aired February 26th, 2014.
27. Hello Ross! (2013– )
On 8/12/14, E! cancelled the late-night series centered on pop culture after two seasons. The fate of the series became unknown when producer Chelsea Handler announced she was leaving E! back in March, thus cancelling her own series. However, the main reason why this show was cancelled was because Ross is moving on to another series, Live from E!
28. Twisted (2013–2014)
60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A teen with a troubled past reconnects with his two female best friends from childhood. He becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is surprisingly found dead in her home.
On 8/13/14, ABC Family cancelled the mystery drama after one season. The pilot episode aired as a special preview following the third season finale of Pretty Little Liars in March 2013. The pilot and subsequent episodes which aired summer 2013 saw very good ratings and additional episodes were ordered for season one. When the show returned in February 2014, the ratings began dipping and it lead to the shows cancellation. A total of 19 episodes aired, the final one airing April 1st.
29. Lost Girl (2010–2016)
TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy
Bo is a supernatural being who challenges her clan's way of life.
On 8/25/14, series star Ann Silk announced the upcoming fifth season would be the last. The Canadian series (which airs on Showcase) became very popular and soon began airing in the states on Syfy. The final season will consist of 16 episodes and begin airing in Canada on December 7th. It will air on Syfy in 2015.
30. The Wil Wheaton Project (2014– )
TV-14 | Comedy, Talk-Show
Each week, Wil provides his insider point-of-view, sense of humor and genre expertise as he dissects the week's most popular and trending topics across science fiction film, television and pop culture, video games, viral videos and news.
On 8/29/14, Syfy cancelled the reality-talk series after poor ratings. The show debuted In May, airing a total of 12 episodes.
31. Hemlock Grove (2013–2015)
TV-MA | 46 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Secrets are just part of daily life in the small Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove,where the darkest evils hide in plain sight.
On 9/2/14, the Eli Roth-produced series was granted a third and final season. The series debuted in 2013 on Netflix and did very well in viewership. The 10-episode final season will debut in 2015.
32. Ceelo Green's the Good Life (2014– )
After a long hiatus and the explosion of CeeLo's solo music career, CeeLo now wants to share his success with the best friends with whom he started. Together, they are now bringing their ... See full summary »
On 9/2/14, TBS cancelled the reality series after one very short first season. The network cited “poor ratings” as the main reason, but it’s clear that Green’s legal issues also played a part in it.
33. Mystery Girls (2014)
23 min | Comedy
The comedy series follows two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery.
On 9/8/14, ABC Family confirmed the freshman sitcom was dead. It seemed as if the entire success of the show was dependent on “Beverly Hills, 90210” fans tuning in. They clearly did not as the ratings were very low. Only 10 episodes were produced, the last one airing August 27th.
34. Nurse Jackie (2009–2015)
TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama
A drug-addicted nurse struggles to find a balance between the demands of her frenetic job at a New York City hospital and an array of personal dramas.
On 9/10/14, it was revealed that the series would conclude with a seventh season in 2015. Despite mediocre ratings, it received much critical acclaim along with awards and nominations. It was initially given a renewal for season seven in March 2014, but the cast took a picture (holding signs reading “the” “final” “season”) to let the fans know the end was near.
35. Let's Stay Together (2011–2014)
Couples navigate the highs and lows of modern relationships in this romantic-comedy series.
On 9/29/14, BET announced the series would not return for a fifth season. It never saw the same level of ratings that companion series The Game saw, but it performed well. However, the first sign of trouble was when RonReaco Lee was allowed to star on another show (Survivor’s Remorse). Another factor in the cancellation is that BET is currently undergoing management changes in programming. A total of 55 episodes were made, the final one airing on April 29th.
36. Rush (2014)
44 min | Action, Drama
Doctor William Rush is not your average on-call professional. He's not attached to any hospital, he's highly discreet -- no matter the ailment, his clients must pay a cash-only premium, and... See full summary »
On 10/2/14, USA cancelled the freshman series. It was met with mediocre ratings that did not impress the network. A total of 10 episodes aired, the final one airing on September 18th.
37. Dallas (2012–2014)
TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance
The next generation of the Ewing family, cousins John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing, clash over the family's oil business and vast fortune.
On 10/3/14, TNT called it quits on the revival series of the primetime soap opera. The series debuted to huge ratings, quickly gaining a second season renewal. However, Larry Hagman passed away during the filming of season two and it caused the producers to re-write things to give JR Ewing a proper sendoff. Season two immediately saw the ratings plunge, but still received a renewal. Season three’s ratings dropped even further and several noted it as a result of a decline in the writing and Hagman’s absence. The continuation series racked up a total of 40 episodes, the final one airing September 22nd.
38. The Game (2006–2015)
TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A spin-off of Girlfriends (2000) featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players.
On 10/6/14, BET announced the series would conclude with a ninth season. Originally airing on The CW, the series was cancelled after three seasons but saved by BET. It saw great success in the ratings since its revival, but as BET’s official statement said “All good things must come to an end.” The series was recently renewed for an eighth season, scheduled to air in early 2015.
39. Awkward. (2011–2016)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An unpopular 15-year-old gains immediate, yet unwanted, popularity at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.
On 10/8/14, MTV announced the high-school comedy would end with a fifth season. The series started off with very good ratings, but they have declined over the seasons so it’s not much of a surprise. The final season is expected to air sometime in 2015.
40. The Lottery (2014)
40 min | Sci-Fi
Set in a world destined for extinction as women have stopped having children. When remarkably 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates.
On 10/17/14, Lifetime cancelled the post-apocalyptic series after one season. The premiere saw decent ratings, but they began dropping with episode two and continued through the tenth and final episode.
41. The Bridge (I) (2013–2014)
TV-MA | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives work together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border.
On 10/21/14, FX cancelled the remake of the Danish-Swedish series after two seasons. The series was met with critical acclaim and decent enough ratings for a renewal. However, season two saw huge drops in the ratings and it was inevitably cancelled. There were a total of 26 episodes, the final one airing October 1st.
42. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (2012–2017)
TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV
A reality TV show featuring the life of Toddlers and Tiaras competitor Alana, A.K.A. 'Honey Boo Boo', and her overweight family, as they live every day.
On 10/24/14, TLC cancelled the reality series due to a serious controversy. The series was a spin-off of Toddlers & Tiaras, getting huge ratings and nearly as much hatred as The Kardashians. However, Honey Boo Boo’s mother, June, began dating a convicted child molester. It was soon revealed that June’s boyfriend molested her oldest daughter in 2004. TLC conducted an investigation, leading to the cancellation and leaving an entire seasons worth of episodes unaired. The series had a total of 48 episodes and 7 specials (unaired episodes not included).
43. The Divide (2014)
44 min | Drama, Thriller
A district attorney uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a sensational murder case.
On 10/30/14, WE tv gave their first shot at original scripted programming a swift execution. The series had severely underwhelming marketing and ratings. There were only eight episodes, the final one airing August 27th.
44. Witches of East End (2013–2014)
TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy
Centers on the adventures of a mother and her two adult daughters, both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of witches, who lead seemingly quiet, uneventful modern day ... See full summary »
On 11/4/14, Lifetime burned the witchy drama after two seasons. The series debuted in fall 2013 to very good ratings and was immediately renewed for a second season. However, the second season saw a dip in the ratings that could not be ignored and unfortunately lead to the cancellation. A possible reason the ratings were not as good is because Lifetime brought the show back three months earlier. The unofficial and cliff-hanger filled series finale aired October 5th.
45. Franklin & Bash (2011–2014)
TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime
Lawyers and lifelong friends Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are recruited by a large firm's major partner after winning a high-profile case.
On 11/11/14, TNT cancelled the legal dramedy after four seasons. The series had been on the bubble for a while now, but the ratings have dipped even lower this season. The cancellation is also likely due to a programming shift to “edgier programming.” The series had a total of 40 episodes, with the final one airing on October 22nd.
46. Perception (2012–2015)
TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases.
On 11/13/14, TNT cancelled the crime drama with five episodes left to air for the third season. The series debuted with good ratings, but they have taken a dip with the first half of season three which aired during the summer. This marks the third series that TNT has cancelled not only this year, but within approximately one month.
47. Hot in Cleveland (2010–2015)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
Three 40-something best friends from Los Angeles are flying to Paris when their plane makes an emergency landing in Cleveland. Realizing that all the norms from Los Angeles don't apply anymore, they decide to celebrate a city that values real women and stay where they're still considered hot.
On 11/17/14, TV Land announced the current sixth season would also the last. The series opened to record-breaking numbers as the highest ratings the network had seen in their 14 years. It also marked the first of several scripted comedies on the network primarily known for being a home to classic sitcoms. The final season consist of 24 episodes, which will bring the total episode count of the series to 128. The finale will likely air sometime in 2015.
48. Sullivan & Son (2012–2014)
30 min | Comedy
Steve Sullivan surprises his parents when he leaves his job as a corporate lawyer to take over a bar owned by his father in Pittsburgh.
On 11/20/14, TBS cancelled the father-son sitcom after three seasons. There was a total of 33 episodes, with the unofficial series finale airing Sept. 9th.
49. The Queen Latifah Show (2013–2015)
Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show