Prodigal Son and 12 TV show cancellations of 2021 that still sting

PRODIGAL SON: L-R: Halston Sage and Tom Payne in the ÒSun & FunÓ episode of PRODIGAL SON airing Tuesday, May 11 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2021 Fox Media LLC Cr: Phil Caruso/FOX
PRODIGAL SON: L-R: Halston Sage and Tom Payne in the ÒSun & FunÓ episode of PRODIGAL SON airing Tuesday, May 11 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2021 Fox Media LLC Cr: Phil Caruso/FOX /
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WYNONNA EARP — “Hell Raisin’ Good Time” Episode 408 — Pictured: (l-r) Melanie Scrofano as Wynonna Earp, Dominique Provost-Chalkley as Waverly Earp — (Photo by: Michelle Faye/Wynonna Earp Productions, Inc./SYFY) /

4. Wynonna Earp

How many seasons: 4

Network it aired on: Syfy

How it ended: One good thing about this one of the TV show cancellations is that there was a little bit of warning. It wasn’t a lot, but there was a little bit—enough to bring us the WayHaught wedding that we’d been dying to see.

The characters did get some sort of peace. However, there were still a lot of questions left over. And we’re certainly curious about what life for WayHaught would be like after their wedding. One thing shows do too often is end with that fairy tale instead of showing us what marriage is really like.

Why it still stings: There’s no doubt that we all wanted more from Wynonna Earp. There was everything to adore about this series, whether it was the fun storytelling, the badass women, or the inclusivity that the show offered. This wasn’t one that did things for the sake of it to be “woke” (as some would say), but because it was natural, important, and downright entertaining.

The cancellation wasn’t all that much of a surprise considering the financial problems that plagued the series. That didn’t mean we haven’t wanted to see a streaming platform to pick it up. We need more shows like this that highlight important topics while remaining fun within the supernatural world that it’s created.