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Another one bites the dust! In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and its unforeseen scheduling halts and production issues, many TV shows have been axed over the past few months.

GLOW, Stumptown, The Society and I’m Sorry had all been renewed for another season ahead of the worldwide pandemic, but were later canceled due to issues surrounding the virus and working conditions.

Netflix announced the “difficult decision” to pull the plug on GLOW, which follows the lives of women wrestlers in the ‘80s, in October 2020.

“COVID has killed actual humans. It’s a national tragedy and should be our focus,” creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch said in a statement at the time. “COVID also apparently took down our show. Netflix has decided not to finish filming the final season of Glow.”

They continued: “There’s a lot of s–tty things happening in the world that are much bigger than this right now. But it still sucks that we don’t get to see these 15 women in a frame together again. We’ll miss our cast of weirdo clowns and our heroic crew. It was the best job.”

No network seems to be immune from the COVID-19 cuts, with ABC, Netflix, Showtime and more announcing cancelations throughout the summer and fall months.

Long-running shows including Tosh.O and Drunk History also fell victim to pandemic-related changes. Drunk History co-creator Derek Waters spoke out about its cancelation ahead of season 7 in August 2020.

“This wasn’t by choice. Very disappointed in how this ended. BUT my god am I ever so grateful for the opportunity I had,” he tweeted at the time. “It was all such a dream come true. Thank you to everyone who worked on it & everyone who watched the show! I hope you learned something. I sure did #drunkhistory.”

TV newcomers Americanah and Evel, which had yet to get off the ground, also found themselves on the chopping block after its respective stars — Lupita Nyong’o and Milo Ventimiglia — faced filming conflicts because of changes in their other projects.

Scroll down to see which TV shows were forced to end amid the coronavirus pandemic.


USA Network cut the upcoming drama about the late stunt performer Evel Knievel in July 2020. The series was set to star Milo Ventimiglia but was canceled after scheduling issues popped up with his This Is Us filming timeline, which was altered amid COVID-19.


The Society

The teen drama was originally renewed for a second season, but Netflix announced in August 2020 that it would no longer be moving forward as planned. “It’s definitely a bit of a gut punch,” actress Gideon Adlon, who played Becca Gelb, said in an Instagram Live video at the time. “But like our creator told us today, ‘Our show is there. You can watch it all the time. It’s not going away and we’re not going away.'”

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I Am Not Okay With This

Netflix announced in August 2020 that it would not be moving forward with the Netflix series, which released its first season in February. The show had previously been picked up for season 2, but “due to circumstances created by COVID” it was scrapped.

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I’m Sorry

Creator, star and writer Andrea Savage announced the show’s cancelation in August 2020 after previously being renewed for a third season on truTV. “We’ve been told it’s too expensive for them to cover the COVID costs and move us to sound stages,” she explained in a series of Twitter videos, noting they had already written 10 episodes and shot two of them. “Obviously we’re heartbroken for so many reasons, but I think the main reason is that we have 10 amazing episodes that we’re not going to be able to get to share with you guys.”


E! News, Pop of the Morning and In the Room

E! canceled three of its New York-based programs, E! News, Pop of the Morning and In the Room, in August 2020. Production of all three shows paused in March of that year due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19 and never resumed.


Drunk History

Comedy Central’s Drunk History was cut after six seasons in August 2020 amid COVID-19 issues. The Derek Waters-hosted comedy, which features drunk celebrities reenacting historical events, was previously picked up for a seventh season before its cancelation.

Comedy Central


The long-running series hosted by Daniel Tosh fell victim to COVID-19 cuts in August 2020. The viral video review series was renewed for four more seasons at the beginning of 2020 but will now come to an end with its 12th season.

Comedy Central

Teenage Bounty Hunters

Teenage Bounty Hunters was canceled by Netflix less than two months after its August 2020 premiere.

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ABC revealed in September 2020 that the Oregon-based show would not be returning for a second season, despite being renewed earlier in the year. Deadline reported at the time that the Cobie Smulders-led drama was being shopped around to other networks and streaming sites.

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Cortes y Moctezuma

Javier Bardem’s Amazon miniseries halted production in March 2020. Amazon Studios revealed in September of that year that “in the current climate, there is unfortunately no way to remount the production in the near future to achieve the scale and scope that was intended and that the series deserves.”

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The Netflix series was canceled in October 2020 despite being renewed for a fourth season in 2019. The wrestling show had begun production on the final season in February before it was forced to shut down amid the pandemic. “We’ve made the difficult decision not to do a fourth season of Glow due to COVID, which makes shooting this physically intimate show with its large ensemble cast especially challenging,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement at the time.

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On Becoming a God in Central Florida

After being renewed for one more season in September 2019, Showtime announced in October 2020 that the comedy would not be coming back amid production halts due to the pandemic. The Kirsten Dunst-led show premiered in August 2019.

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The President Is Missing

The President Is Missing was ordered straight to series by Showtime in September 2017. The show, which is based on the book by James Patterson and former president Bill Clinton, was canceled three years later in October 2020. “[Production] stopped midway and then because of the pandemic, the relevance of it, things needed to be changed in the writing because of what happens to the President,” Ann Dowd, who was set to play President Jillian Stroud, told Variety at the time. “It just wouldn’t have worked. It would have had to have been re-conceived.”

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After being given a 10-episode straight-to-series order by HBO, the show was dropped in October 2020 after its star Lupita Nyong’o had to quit the project due to scheduling conflicts caused by the pandemic.

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