14 TV show cancellations in 2020 that hurt the most

Photo: Jackie Tohn, Marianna Palka, Rebekka Johnson.. GLOW: Season 3.. Credit: Ali Goldstein/Netflix
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8. Canceled TV shows: High Fidelity

High Fidelity was a television version of the 1995 novel by Nick Hornby that was previously adapted into a film starring Lisa Bonet. Fittingly, Bonet’s daughter Zoe Kravitz took over the lead role in the television show. While many people wondered whether we needed another adaptation of High Fidelity, the Hulu series surprised everyone by how touching, genuine and hilarious it was.

It came as a significant shock to many when Hulu opted to cancel it after only one season. Plans were set for a second season, and the showrunner was hoping to shop High Fidelity to another network or streaming service. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be happening as there has been no news since the initial cancellation news back in August.

7. Canceled TV shows: Katy Keene

Riverdale has become a smash hit for The CW. The dark take on the classic Archie comics has already succeeded in creating two spin-offs, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix, and another CW series in Katy Keene that revolved around Lucy Hale and Ashleigh Murray’s Riverdale character Josie, of Josie and the Pussycats. Katy Keene was more lighthearted than Riverdale and drew favorable comparisons to Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries — another CW series that was canceled too soon, in my opinion. Sadly, Katy Keene only lasted for one season.

According to Small Screen, Katy Keene might have been canceled because it was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the show had a low digital performance on the HBO Max streaming service and therefore wouldn’t get a ratings bump the same way Riverdale did when it streamed on Netflix. It’s disappointing because Katy Keene was charming and genuinely deserved more seasons.