All the canceled TV shows of 2021

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canceled TV shows of 2021

The year 2020 saw a more than usual number of TV series cancellations due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and even though the TV industry has started to slowly bounce back since the second half of that year, many TV series have still been canceled since the start of 2021. Some of them got the ax due to low ratings and rising production costs, while others simply ran their course. Below is a list of all the canceled TV shows of 2021 so far, including TV series that ended or are ending their respective runs this year.

What shows are canceled for 2021?


All the canceled TV shows of 2021 1

Network: ABC

No. of Season: 1

Legal comedy-drama Rebel was canceled by ABC five episodes into its freshman run last May. Despite having the network’s highest-rated series, Grey’s Anatomy, as its lead-in, Rebel underperformed in the ratings. Its 10-episode season 1 only averaged a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.05 million viewers.

Created by Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner Krista Vernoff, Rebel centers on Annie “Rebel” Bello (Katey Sagal), a funny, brilliant, and fearless blue-collar legal advocate. Despite not having a law degree, Rebel cares deeply about the causes she fights for and the people she loves. Rebel is inspired by the life of legal clerk, consumer advocate, and environmental activist Erin Brockovich.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”