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18 LGBTQ+ Shows That Got Canceled in 2023 (So Far)
We'll miss these queer shows.
2023 is nearly halfway done, and several of our beloved LGBTQ-inclusive shows have already been canceled. Over 20 LGBTQ-inclusive television and streaming series were canceled last year, including some of our favorites.
Shows like Saved by the Bell, Love, Victor, Queer as Folk, Los Espookys, Legendary, and Warrior Nun all deserved more seasons than they got. But unfortunately, there are few things executives love more than canceling a TV show, and the queer ones always seem to be an easy target.
So far this year, some queer shows that we really love have already been canceled (and more are sure to come). Scroll through to find out which LGBTQ+ series won't make it past 2023...
Mind-bending German show 1899 was supposed to be a hit followup show from the creators of Dark, but Netflix canceled it after just one season. The show followed a group of immigrants aboard a ship that encounters a series of mysterious events.
Dead End: Paranormal Park
This cute and queer-forward cartoon from creator Hamish Steele was a delight to watch for two seasons, but unfortunately, Netflix has canceled it. The horror comedy follows trans teen Barney Guttman and queer teen Norma Khan as they get jobs at a local theme park that happens to be home to demons and supernatural beings.
Fear the Walking Dead
AMC announced that its popular Walking Dead spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, will end with its upcoming eighth season. The final season has 12 episodes, six of which will begin airing on Sunday, May 14. The remaining six episodes are scheduled to air later in the year.
Although production on the fourth season of Snowpiercer is already complete, TNT has decided to cancel the show and not air the final season. The show's creators are hoping they can find a new home for the show.
We loved this Netflix comedy series starring Neil Patrick Harris as a gay man in his mid-forties who has to figure out how to navigate single life after he's dumped by his partner of 17 years. Unfortunately, Netflix canceled it after one season.
After two seasons, HBO Max canceled its diverse and queer-inclusive Gossip Girl reboot. The show was recently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for its depiction of queer characters, but that couldn't stop it from being canceled. Creator Joshua Safran has said he's looking for another home for the show.
One of Us Is Lying
Peacock canceled this YA series about a group of five high schoolers who walk into detention, but only four make it out alive. The series had two seasons and featured a nonbinary lesbian character named Janae who had a romance with a girl in the series. The creators are trying to find another home for the show.
Peacock also canceled this YA drama from Julie Plec after just one season. The show follows young vampires as they navigate the social stratification of the vampire world as they prepare to complete their education and enter royal vampire society. It featured a lesbian romance between two vampires of different statuses.
In late January, HBO Max announced that two of its beloved live-action DC Comics shows had gotten the axe -- Doom Patrol and Titans.
Doom Patrol also had several queer characters, including some of the main team. Larry Trainor, a.k.a. Negative Man, is played by Matt Bomer and is a gay man in the series. Crazy Jane, another team member played by Diane Guerrero, is a lesbian. Many side characters are also queer.
Alongside Doom Patrol, Titans got canned from HBO Max in late January ahead of the airing of the second hald of its fourth season.
Titans, which followed a teen superhero team, had several queer characters, including trans actor Chella Man as Deathstroke's bisexual son Jericho. It also featured lesbian villain Mercy Graves.
In the latest season, Tim Drake joined the cast of Titans, and so did someone very close to him from the comics. In 2021, Tim Drake's Robin came out in the comics, asking out his friend Bernard. In season 4 of Titans, Bernard and Tim are both a part of the show.
A League of Their Own
This remake of the popular movie about a women’s league of baseball players during World War II was one of the best TV shows we’ve ever seen, and will always be one of the best queer shows to air. However, Amazon Prime Video has canceled it and the show will end on a four-episode final season.
Astrid & Lilly Save the World
This monster-of-the-week series followed two fat teen best friends trying to save the world. One of them, Lilly, had a gay romance with her former friend turned popular girl. It was canceled after one season on Syfy.
Netflix’s longest-running original show explored teen sexuality, including gay and trans characters, with humor and honesty. It’s been canceled after eight seasons.
This anthology series explored different stories about love and sex in a world where technology exists that will accurately tell you who your soulmate is. It had several episodes with queer themes and characters, but was canceled after one season.
Season 2 of this dark comedy about a woman (Rose Byrne) trying to build a fitness empire in the '80s featured a rival fitness instructor played by out actor Murray Bartlett. It was canceled after three seasons.
Queer musician Beth Ditto played a lesbian country star in this short-lived series about a dynasty of country singers. It was canceled after one season.
The L Word: Generation Q
We absolutely loved this inclusive, fresh, and sexy continuation of the classic sapphic show The L Word. Unfortunately, the show with one of our favorite casts on TV has been canceled after four seasons on Showtime.
Willow, which featured a teen lesbian protagonist, has not only been canceled but is completely deleted from Disney+, the platform that created it.