Whether it was an unrequited cliffhanger or a character who didn’t get enough time to shine, there are many shows that didn’t deserve to end so early. Sure, the networks can blame low ratings, a tight budget, and busy lineups, but we’ll never forgive these cancellations!
In 2017 Fox refused to give Pitch, a drama about the first female pitcher in the MLB, a second season, despite critical acclaim. Star star Mark-Paul Gosselaar admitted in multiple interviews that the cast was ‘blinded’ by the news and remains hopeful that he will return one day.
The show was so loved by fans that when it released on Hulu in May 2020, the streaming giant even released a new promo featuring Gosselar and Kylie Bunbury (who played star athlete Ginny Baker) joking about ‘itching’ to get back in. ‘
Pitch was just one of many shows to get an early ax. One year after canceling the Latinx soap Grand Hotel, ABC also chose not to renew The baker and the beauty, the drama based on the Israeli series.
Nathalie Kelley, who led Baker and the Beauty, spoke out about the cancellation in 2020 and revealed how disappointed she was with the network.
“We now see more than ever that representation is important for black and brown people of color. How we are represented on our television shows determines how society sees us, and the empathy and support they will bring to our communities, ”she said in a statement at the time. “If we are constantly portrayed as narcos and maids, we cannot expect voters to find favor when they go to the polls and choose leaders who will decide the fate of immigrants.”
The diary of vampires alum continued: “Baker and the Beauty is a show in which Latin families are portrayed as warm, lovable, full of joy and compassion and humor. A cancellation by ABC means that there are now no more shows on the networks with a Latinx cast. At a time when audiences are marching through the streets demanding representation and diversity, this is an utterly dumb decision. ”
Browse the gallery below for more shows that have disappeared too quickly.