Superman & Lois
It seems not even the Man of Steel is immune from cancelation. Heading into 2024, The CW has announced that the upcoming fourth season of Superman & Lois will be the show’s last. While disappointing, the news isn’t entirely surprising.
Following the sale of The CW to Nexstar, the company has been ending many of the network’s hit series with Superman & Lois being the only DC Comics show to evade the initial wave of cancellations. Unfortunately, the show’s luck has finally run out as The CW has opted not to bring the show back for a fifth season and will instead end the show with a shortened 10-episode final season.
The good news is that at least the show will be able to bring conclusion to the show’s lingering storylines including the shocking season 3 cliffhanger which left audiences stunned.
One of the first shows to officially be final seasoned was NBC’s La Brea which will be coming to a close with an abbreviated third and final season in early 2024.
NBC has confirmed that season 3 will bring an end to the series with what will be its shortest season yet, with just six episodes ordered for the farewell run. That total is down from the 14 episodes season 2 received and will be even shorter than the show’s 10-episode first season.
Still, we’re confident the writers will be able to craft a proper end to the show with the episodes they have been given which will at least ensure the show gets the chance to wrap things up.
In a move that has shocked many, ABC has announced that Station 19 will be coming to an end with its upcoming seventh season serving as its last. The show has remained a popular offering at ABC performing well in the linear ratings and helping to give the network a successful pairing with the franchise’s flagship, Grey’s Anatomy.
The move is quite shocking given there still seems to be a lot of stories still in the tank and there has never been more interest in firefighter dramas. Fire Country was the most-watched new series of the 2022-2023 season and Chicago Fire remains a ratings success for NBC even after more than ten seasons.
The good news is that Grey’s Anatomy is not expected to end with its upcoming 20th season, meaning there is always a chance we could see some of the Station 19 characters pop up down the line on Grey’s similar to how many characters from Private Practice have in the years since it ended.