Plenty of TV shows have been canceled this year despite being lavishly praised by critics.
Netflix often doesn't see the value in shows that exceed 30 episodes (usually two to three seasons) because they become too expensive and too difficult for new viewers to jump into, Deadline reported earlier this year. That means Netflix shows like "Tuca and Bertie," "One Day at a Time," and more have been given the boot earlier than fans, and critics, would have hoped.
But it's not just Netflix.
Traditional broadcast networks like ABC and competing streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Video have given up on well-reviewed shows this year. Even DC Universe, the young fan-centric streamer, canceled "Swamp Thing" after just one season in a move that shocked those close to its production.
We've rounded up 11 shows that were canceled this year that critics loved, and ranked them from worst to best by Rotten Tomatoes aggregate critic scores.
We highlighted short-lived shows that received an average score over 80% and ranked them based on critic scores (we broke ties with audience scores). We excluded shows that are concluding with movies, such as "Sense8" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."
Below are 11 canceled shows in 2019 that critics loved: