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Axed in 2018

From The Footy Show to The Checkout, & Roseanne -here's what we farewelled in 2018.

In 2018 the curtain came down on The NRL Footy Show, The Checkout, Tonightly with Tom Ballard and Roseanne.

We bid farewell to dramas such as 800 Words, A Place to Call Home and Rake (some by decisions of the various creatives involved).

Unlike the US, Aussie networks are reticent to use “the A word” (as a network boss once described it to me) when it comes to decision-time. Many shows fade into oblivion without any clarity as to their fate, which is pretty unfair to loyal viewers.

Family Feud, for instance, was not axed it was “rested.” The Blake Mysteries isn’t axed, it’s just not returning…

There are still a swag of shows whose future has not been determined, including Wanted, The AFL Footy Show, True Story with Hamish & Andy, The Chef’s Line, Family Food Fight, Take Me Out, All Together Now, Little Big Shots, How To Stay Married, Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures, Game of Games etc.

But where a show did not appear in 2018 and has not been confirmed for 2019 it is included here.

Here are the shows that indicated the end whether by network decision, creative or other forces at work…

Australian

The Checkout,
Shark Tank,
800 Words,
House Husbands,
Rake,
Newton’s Law,
A Place to Call Home,
Pulse,
Sisters,
Offspring,
The Wrong Girl,


Tonightly with Tom Ballard,
Family Feud,
Matter of Fact,
The Blake Mysteries,
The Doctor Blake Mysteries,
Here Come the Habibs,
Australia’s Next Top Model,
NRL Footy Show,
The Wall,


The Mentor,
Back with the Ex,
The Single Wives,
Million Dollar Cold Case,
The Aussie Property Flippers,
Cleverman,
The Warriors,
Growing Up Gracefully,
Heads Up with Janine Perrett,
Screen Time,
ScreenPLAY,
The Family Law*,


Cram,
Pacific Heat,
The Other Guy,
Look Me in the Eye,
Undressed

International

Roseanne,
Marvel’s Daredevil,
Marvel’s Luke Cage,
Marvel’s Iron Fist,
Outcast,
I’m Dying Up Here,
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale,
The Royals,
Imposters,
The Last Post,

UnREAL,
LA to Vegas,
Code Black,
Maigret,
Dietland,
Z Nation,
One Dollar,
American Vandal,
People Just Do Nothing,
Good Cop,
Quantico,
Rise,

Sharknado,
The Exorcist,
A Series of Unfortunate Events,
Good Behavior,
Alone Together,
Last Man on Earth,
The Mick,
All About the Washingtons,
Animals,
Shooter,
9JKL,
Kevin Can Wait,
Six,
Timeless,
Hap & Leonard,
Valor,
Here & Now,
Lady Dynamite,

Scorpion,
Chance,
I Love Dick,
Jean-Claude Van Johnson,
Seven Seconds,
Everything Sucks!,
Ash vs Evil Dead,
Mozart in the Jungle,
Shades of Blue,
Robot Wars,
The Librarians,
Wayward Pines,
Disjointed,
Dice,
Once Upon a Time,
The Last Ship,
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,


Transparent*,
Shadowhunters*,
Elementary*,
iZombie*,
Jane the Virgin*,
Gotham*,
The Deuce*,
Mr. Robot*,
The Durrells*,
The Affair*,
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt*,
Homeland*,
Broad City*,
The Expanse#,
Brooklyn Nine-Nine#,
Designated Survivor#
Lucifer#

* final season to come
# thrown a lifeline by new network

This post updates.

15 Responses

  1. Sad about The Checkout, especially the fact that I didn’t get a chance to watch the final season. I will be watching the final season of The Family Law on either SBS or SBS Viceland though.

  2. Darn, I missed that Shark Tank got the chop. I loved that show. I was devo to see ScreenPlay go, too. But despite being a fan of earlier seasons, I was glad to see the back of unReal, Scorpion and the Joel McHale show. They all hobbled towards the final line.

  3. So so many shows. Its amazing how many get pumped out each and every year. Also 12 Monkeys isn’t on your list. It had its final season this year. Great show this one. Sad to see it go 🙁

  4. Shark Tank was one of the very few shows I’d watch across the entire 10 network’s channels. Shame they cancelled it. They ruined the 2017 season by rushing episodes, doubling them up so they could start Batchelor. 2018 series was consistent, but the late starting times meant I never watched it live, or even on the same night.

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