17 Best Canceled TV Shows To Binge-Watch
1. “I Love That for You” (2022) stars Vanessa Bayer as a woman who secures her dream job as a host on a QVC-like show. In a desperate attempt to avoid being fired, she fabricates having cancer. This hilarious and dark show takes inspiration from Bayer’s real-life battle with childhood leukemia.
2. “The Comeback” (2005–2014) is Lisa Kudrow’s masterpiece that will have you laughing out loud every 10 seconds. It revolves around a former sitcom star from the ’90s who craves the spotlight and agrees to have a reality show crew document her “comeback” in Hollywood. Although canceled after one season, it was later revived for a six-episode “limited event series,” leaving fans yearning for a third season.
3. “American Auto” (2021–2023) is a workplace comedy starring Ana Gasteyer as a former pharmaceutical CEO who becomes the leader of a renowned car manufacturer. In a spectacular fashion, everything that can go wrong does. Despite questioning your allegiance to the characters, this show’s abundance of heart will leave you craving more.
4. “I’m Sorry” (2017–2019) is the most relatable and authentic show you’ve yet to see. Andrea Savage portrays a comedy writer with a hot husband (Tom Everett Scott) and a young daughter. The series centers around life’s mundane struggles but with a fresh, witty, and often inappropriate twist.
5. “Pan Am” (2011–2012) is a delightful period drama set in the 1960s. Starring Margot Robbie, Christina Ricci, and others, it follows a group of Pan American airline stewardesses, some of whom are undercover spies working for the US government. Based on real events, this series offers a thrilling spy narrative alongside the glamorous backdrop of the ’60s, reminiscent of “Mad Men.”
6. “Grand Crew” (2021–2023) is a modern-day version of “Friends” and “Living Single.” Set in LA, the show revolves around a group of friends navigating life, relationships, and careers. The go-to hangout spot is a wine bar instead of a coffee shop, and there’s no live audience or laugh track. Nicole Byer’s star power shines brightly in this series.
7. “Pushing Daisies” (2007–2009) follows Lee Pace as a pie shop owner with the ability to bring dead things back to life with a touch. The series incorporates captivating caveats to his power, keeping the show consistently intriguing. He also utilizes this ability to help his friend, a private investigator, solve murders. It’s quirky, romantic, and undeniably charming.
8. “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” (2012–2013) is a comedy about a young, naive woman starting over in New York City. Her roommate happens to be one of the most chaotic people alive, and she’s best friends with James Van Der Beek, who plays an exaggerated version of himself. This unpredictable and outrageous sitcom deserved more than just two seasons.
9. “Pitch” (2016–2017) is a drama from the creator of “This Is Us,” promising heartfelt moments and unexpected twists. Kylie Bunbury stars as the first woman to play in Major League Baseball, navigating the challenges that come with breaking barriers. The pilot episode alone will leave you in awe.
10. “Crashing” (2016) is a short-lived comedy created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It revolves around a group of young adults who become property guardians for an unused hospital in London. The show is witty, chaotic, and filled with sexual tension.
11. “The Society” (2019) is a gripping series about a group of teenagers who return from a class trip to find everyone else in their town has vanished. Originally renewed for a second season, it was unfortunately canceled during the pandemic, leaving viewers desperate for answers due to its cliffhanger ending.
12. “Ziwe” (2021–2022) is a satirical talk and variety show that cleverly addresses serious topics such as politics, white privilege, and social issues. Iconic celebrity guests struggle not to be baited or “canceled,” resulting in hilariously awkward exchanges.
13. “Tru Calling” (2003–2005) is a supernatural drama where Eliza Dushku portrays a morgue attendant with the ability to relive days to save the deceased. It’s a dark and entertaining series with plenty of twists. Fans are still disappointed that it never received a third season.
14. “Reboot” (2022) is a comedy about a group of actors from a 2000s sitcom whose show gets rebooted in the present day. Similar to “30 Rock,” the show offers a behind-the-scenes look at a highly dysfunctional cast. It’s topical, clever, and simply excellent.
15. “Teenage Bounty Hunters” (2020) follows 16-year-old twin sisters who accidentally enter the world of bounty hunting. Balancing school, crushes, and dangerous criminals, this show defies expectations and delivers an incredibly enjoyable experience.
16. “The Company You Keep” (2023) stars Milo Ventimiglia as a conman who unknowingly falls for an undercover CIA agent, played by Catherine Haena Kim. Milo’s character is indebted to a crime boss, while Catherine’s character aims to take her down secretly. While not revolutionary, it offers casual, fun, and entertaining viewing.
17. “Q-Force” (2021) is an animated comedy series that celebrates queer representation. It follows a group of unapologetically queer secret agents on missions to save the world. Funny, captivating, and refreshing, it’s a must-watch for fans of “Charlie’s Angels” or “Totally Spies.”