15 LGBTQ+ Shows That Were Cut Too Soon


In television, LGBTQ+ representation has often been a rare treasure, offering insight into diverse experiences and narratives. Unfortunately, despite their potential and their resonance with audiences, some shows featuring queer storylines met an untimely end after just one season. Know more about these series that dared to tell stories that were often sidelined.

A League of Their Own – Prime Video

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The series provided a fresh take on the beloved 1992 baseball film, with a storyline centered around an all-female baseball league. Its widespread popularity secured a brief renewal for a four-episode second season.  The prolonged Hollywood writers’ strike led to the cancellation of this consolation prize.

The New Normal – NBC

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After achieving acclaim with Glee and American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy ventured into NBC territory with his new comedy piece. It followed the journey of a gay couple as they explored parenthood via surrogacy. Despite receiving a positive reception and evident potential, it faced cancellation after its inaugural season.

Generation – HBO Max

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Generation debuted on HBO Max as a highly anticipated series celebrating queer narratives. However, it faced cancellation after its initial run, gradually disappearing from the Max catalog and finding a new home solely on alternative streaming platforms.

AJ and the Queen – Netflix

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With RuPaul headlining and Michael Patrick King as showrunner, AJ and the Queen failed to win overall followers. Even the excitement of spotting Drag Race queens in cameos and witnessing RuPaul’s acting skills could not prevent Netflix from pulling the plug after just one season.

I Am Not Okay With This – Netflix


The comedy centers around Syd as she navigates high school, family drama, and an unrequited crush on her best friend while grappling with her emerging superpowers.  The second season could not be produced for reasons related to the pandemic.

First Kill – Netflix


It was a drama intertwining vampires and monster hunters, crafting a compelling tale of forbidden love between two women. With Sarah Catherine as Juliette and Imani Lewis as Cal in the lead roles, this series wasn’t renewed, prompting showrunner Victoria Schwab to voice her concerns.

Uncoupled – Netflix

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The dramedy presents a light-hearted tale of a newly single gay man in his late 40s, navigating life after a long-term, safe relationship. Created by Jeffrey Richman of Sex and the City fame, the series offered a refreshing perspective on LGBTQ+ love.

I Know What You Did Last Summer – Prime Video


After its first season, this thriller’s body count was remarkably high, leaving people curious about what a potential season two might have brought. Unfortunately, the onslaught of negative reviews effectively buried any chance of shedding light on what unfolded this past summer.

Party of Five – Freeform


This reboot of the ’90s classic reframed its plot to focus on a family grappling with the aftermath of their parent’s deportation. While receiving positive reviews, the show failed to secure a renewal, primarily due to the channel’s obligation to pay a licensing fee to an external studio for production.

Away – Netflix

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This show, unfortunately, fell short due to its focus on bland white protagonists rather than the far more compelling characters of color who orbited around them. Even its popularity could not keep the series running, and the series faced cancellation due to bleak response and high production costs.

Glamorous – Netflix


The cancellation of Glamorous left followers disheartened and puzzled. The series, which revolved around a gender non-conforming teenager navigating the glamorous world of cosmetics, held promise with its fresh perspective and inclusive storytelling.

Gotham Knights – The CW

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The sitcom emerged as a beacon of excitement for Batman fans, promising a deep dive into the gritty underworld of Gotham City. Due to creative differences among the production team, it faced premature decline.

Queer As Folk – Peacock

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The team behind the reboot of this sitcom spared no effort to make the piece timely, enjoyable, and suitable for the audience. Despite endeavors, the reception from both viewers and critics fell short of expectations, and hence, the channel decided to cancel the series after its initial run.

Vampire Academy – Peacock


Drawing inspiration from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy novels, this adaptation delivered an enthralling storyline as the first season drew close. Regrettably, the series got dropped, leaving fans yearning for further exploration of a romance storyline.

Gypsy – Netflix


It was an aesthetically stunning drama starring Naomi Watts as a clinical psychologist delving into a relationship with a female client. While the premise held promise, the show garnered a mixed reaction. While some viewers became avid fans, others criticized it for veering into overly theatrical territory.


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