Unfortunately for ABC’s The Fix , the show won’t be getting a second season, and there’s nothing anyone can do to fix it. All jokes aside, this legal drama series revolved around an L.A. prosecutor who decides to take matters into her own hands when a killer she failed to prosecute returns to committing crimes.
The show received a mediocre 6.5 out of 10 in IMDb, and failed to draw a large audience. It was also considered by many to be a revision of history, as the story was partially based on true events that occurred when Marcia Clark, the show’s creator and an American prosecutor, lead the case against O.J. Simpson in his infamous 1994 murder trial.
HBO's hit political satire comedy show VEEP (short for vice-president), originally began as an adaptation of the British sitcom The Thick of It, but grew to a life of its own, with over seven seasons of our protagonist Meyer and her team as they try to become successful politicians in American politics. It stars various talented actors, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons and Matt Walsh.
The show has won numerous awards, including seven consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. Production was halted on the seventh season due to star Julia Louis-Dreyfus having to get treatment for breast cancer. Veep eventually returned for its seventh and final season in March 31, 2019, and received critical acclaim from both critics and users alike.
Tuca & Bertie
Tuca & Bertie , Netflix's attempt at an adult animated sitcom, appeared to be quite a promising new show. Although the show opened to strong reception and critical acclaim, often being referred to as one of the best shows of 2019, it didn't survive its first season and was promptly axed by Netflix. Stars of the show Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, both came from a comedic background, yet the show itself didn't get the same comedic value as each of the female comics' one-woman shows.
Both fans and critics were very mad about the sudden cancellation, and prompted a social media backlash with the Twitter hashtags #RenewTucaAndBertie and #SaveTucaAndBertie, and each received more than 10,000 tweets from users. Many news sites published articles asking Netflix to renew the show, and criticism was thrown at Netflix for not adequately promoting the show due to its algorithm failing to help it build an initial audience.
She’s Gotta Have It
Netflix's comedy-drama show She's Gotta Have It was based on a 1986 film of the same name. If first premiered in late 2017 and lasted for only two seasons. Although the show received overall positive reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, it didn't have the appeal to make it last longer than two seasons.
It’s been reported that the show’s creator, Spike Lee, is looking for other studios to continue the show into a third season. Lee has won numerous awards for his work, including an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, a Student Academy Award, a BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, two Peabody Awards, two Emmy Awards, and the Cannes Grand Prix. But none of those are proof that his attempts to resuscitate the show will pay off.
Spinoffs are usually a risky move, as proven by the much maligned show Joey, an unsuccessful spinoff of the ultra-popular show Friends . USA Network had a taste of this phenomena when it decided to officially stop its experimental spinoff to the popular Suits legal drama show. Pearson was supposed to rise on the success of its parent show, but failed spectacularly after just 10 episodes. The show was based on one of the stars from Suits , Jessica Pearson, who is played by the talented and beautiful Gina Torres.
Unfortunately, this female-led show just couldn’t capture the same attention and interest that its parent show had. It’s been reported that Pearson had about half as many people watching the show as Suits, which is pretty bad when you consider that the show has just debuted and is still riding on the initial hype momentum. USA Network was quick to shut it down after finding out that it was one of the worst performing shows they had ever produced.