All the canceled TV shows of 2021

Did your favorite TV series get canceled this year?


All the canceled TV shows of 2021 14

Network: CBS

No. of Seasons: 5

CBS renewed MacGyver for a fifth season in May 2020. Almost a year later, earlier this April, the network announced that the show’s fifth season will be its last. The action-adventure series, starring Lucas Till in the title role, is scheduled to air its finale on April 30th.

Though CBS didn’t reveal any reason for the show’s cancellation, MacGyver has seen a decline in viewership since its last season premiere in December 2020. Season 5 of the series currently averages a 0.51 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.8 million viewers ― down by 23% in the demo and down by 21% in viewership from season 4.

Off-screen issues might have also affected the network’s decision to cancel the series. In summer 2020, CBS terminated its relationship with series executive producer Peter M. Lenkov for creating a toxic work environment. Two weeks after, Till told Vanity Fair that he had endured numerous instances of verbal abuse, bullying, and body-shaming while working alongside Lenkov.