Another day, another canceled television show. It’s always a bummer when you get attached to beloved characters and their storylines and then it abruptly ends. In past years we’ve had fan favorites like Love Life and 61st Street get canceled just when things started heating up. Most recently, shows such as Red Table Talk and Truth Be Told were also given the boot.
Often television programs are canceled for several reasons, including low viewership numbers or financial reasons. Sometimes canceled shows had very promising premieres that were full of potential. And, seemingly out of nowhere, they ended abruptly. Sometimes after only one or two seasons.
Nowadays, there are more options for Black viewers that reflect their own experiences. There have been many successful shows from Black creators, showrunners, writers, executive producers, and actors. Some, unfortunately, don’t make it for the long haul.