Say Farewell to 2 More Netflix Shows: Designated Survivor and Tuca & Bertie

It's the end of the line for the rescued ABC series and animated comedy

By Chris Harnick 25 Jul, 2019 1:59 PMTags
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Netflix giveth (seriously, they're producing original shows at a rapid rate) and Netflix taketh. Two more shows now join the list of canceled Netflix originals: Designated Survivor and Tuca & Bertie.

Designated Survivor is an interesting cancellation. The series starring Kiefer Sutherland ran for two seasons on ABC before getting canceled by the broadcast network. Netflix swooped in and ordered a third—and what would turn out to be final—season. Tuca & Bertie hailed from the team behind BoJack Horseman and was met with favorable reviews and had A-list voice talent, but it seems it failed to find a big enough audience for the streamer's liking.

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"We are proud to have offered fans a third season of Designated Survivor, and will continue to carry all three seasons for years to come," Netflix said in a statement via Variety. "We're especially thankful to star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland, who brought passion, dedication and an unforgettable performance as President Kirkman. We're also grateful to showrunner/executive producer Neal Bear for his guiding vision and steady hand, creator/executive producer David Guggenheim and EPs Mark Gordon, Suzan Bymel, Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood and Peter Noah along with the cast and crew who crafted a compelling and satisfying final season."

The series followed Sutherland's character, then the secretary of housing and urban development, who became president following a terrorist attack that killed everyone ahead of him in the presidential line of succession.

The animated Tuca & Bertie starred Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong and hailed from BoJack Horseman creator Lisa Hanawalt." Tuca & Bertie is everything I wanted it to be: beautiful, funny, fresh, loving, horny, weird, experimental, comforting, and deep. The whole team put our hearts and asses into this show, and I'm so proud of it," Hanawalt tweeted.

Hanawalt addressed the infamous Netflix algorithm in a number of tweets about the show and said she hopes to find a home for the series to continue the adventures of the cartoon birds.

See what other shows Netflix has canceled or concluded below.

Atypical

Stars: Keir GilchristJennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Rapaport and Brigette Lundy-Paine

About: Sam, a young man on the autism spectrum, and his family

Length: Four seasons at time of end, 38 episodes.

Soundtrack

Stars: Paul James, Callie Hernandez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jenna Dewan

About: Interconnecting love stories with musical numbers.

Length: One season, 10 episodes.

BoJack Horseman

Stars: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins

About: Set in an alternate world of Hollywood, the show follows BoJack Horseman, a washed up actor.

Length: Six seasons, 77 episodes.

The Crown

Stars: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton

About: Queen Elizabeth II's reign over Great Britain.

Length: Five seasons, likely wrapping up in 2021.

Dear White People

Stars: Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton, Antoinette Robertson, John Patrick Amedori, Marque Richardson, Ashley Blaine Featherson

About: Based on the movie of the same name, the series follows black students in college.

Length: Four seasons, with the final debuting in 2020.

GLOW

Stars: Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, Marc Maron, Chris Lowell, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, Kate Nash

About: A group of women who come together to form the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling in the 1980s.

Length: Four seasons, 40 episodes when the fourth and final is released.

Anne With an E

Stars: Amybeth McNulty

About: A retelling of the classic Anne of Green Gables story.

Length: Three seasons, 27 episodes.

Lucifer

Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris

About: The devil goes to Los Angeles and opens a nightclub to cure his boredom, he then ends up consulting with the LAPD.

Length: Two seasons on Netflix, with the final one coming, making it five total.

13 Reasons Why

Stars: Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford, Alisha Boe, Brandon Flynn, Justin Prentice, Miles Heizer, Ross Butler, Christian Navarro and Devin Druid

About: Follows a group of high school students dealing with the aftermath of a classmate's suicide.

Length: Four seasons, wrapping up in 2020.

 

Grace and Frankie

Stars: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda 

About: Two former rivals become best friends when their husbands reveal they want to marry each other. 

Length: After one final season, it will be seven seasons and 94 episodes, making it Netflix's longest-running show.

The OA

Stars: Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Phyllis Smith, Brendan Meyer, Brandon Perea, Ian Alexander, Jason Isaacs

About: Uh, perhaps an angel?

Length: Two seasons, 16 episodes.

Tuca & Bertie

Stars: Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun

About: The series followed two 30something best friend bird-women.

Length: One season, 10 episodes.

Designated Survivor

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn, Maggie Q

About: President Kirkman, having fallen into office after a terrorist attack, begins campaigning in the third season.

Length: Three seasons (one on Netflix), 53 episodes.

Chambers

Stars: Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn, Sivan Alyra Rachel, Marcus LaVoi

About: The series followed a teenager who received a heart transplant and became haunted by unexplained visions connected to the donor's death.

Length: One season, 10 episodes.

The Ranch

Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson (season 1-3), Elisha Cuthbert, Sam Elliott, Debra Winger

About: Kutcher stars and executive produces the series about a dysfunctional family living in a small town in Colorado. He played Colt, a former football star who returns home to the family ranch.

Length: Four seasons, 80 episodes

Santa Clarita Diet

Stars: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo

About: Joel and Sheila Hammond were your typical suburban couple...until Sheila became a flesh-hungry zombie.

Length: Three seasons, 30 episodes.

One Day at a Time

Stars: Justina Machado, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Rita Moreno

About: After three seasons, Netflix pulled the plug on the acclaimed reboot. The series was a contemporary update of the Norman Lear sitcom about a single mother raising her two kids.

Length: Three seasons, 39 episodes.

Friends From College

Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Jae Suh Park and Cobie Smulders

About: A tight-nit group of friends, from college, navigating life in their 40s in New York City.

Length: Two seasons, 16 episodes.

Marvel's The Punisher

Stars: Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bacharach, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah

About: The Marvel vigilante of the same name.

Length: Two seasons, 26 episodes.

Marvel's Jessica Jones

Stars: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville

About: The Marvel superhero/private eye who struggles with past trauma.

Length: Three seasons, 39 episodes.

Marvel's Daredevil

Stars: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D'Onofrio and more

About: The Marvel superhero of the same name, by day a blind lawyer, by night a kick-butt vigilante.

Length: Three seasons, 39 episodes.

All About the Washingtons

Stars: Rev. Run Simmons, Justine Simmons

About: A multi-camera sitcom starring the real-life couple as fictionalized versions of themselves raising a family.

Length: One season, 10 episodes.

Hater Back Off

Stars: Colleen Ballinger, Angela Kinsey, Francesca Reale, Erik Stocklin, Steve Little

About: Based on Ballinger's Miranda Sings character, the series is about the YouTube character's family life. Miranda wanted fame at whatever the cost.

Length: Two seasons, 16 episodes.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes, Presley Smith

About: Based on the Lemony Snicket novels of the same name, the series follows the Baudelaire children after they're sent to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf.

Length: Three seasons, 25 episodes. Season three, which will be seven episodes, has yet to drop.

The Get Down

Stars: Justice Smith, Jimmy Smits, Shameik Moore, Jaden Smith

About: Created by Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis, he musical drama was set in the Bronx in the 1970s and followed the rise of hip-hop and disco.

Length: One season, 11 episodes.

Girlboss

Stars: Britt Robertson, Johnny Simmons, Ellie Reed, Alphonso McAuley

About: Created by Pitch Perfect's Kay Cannon and based on Sophia Amoruso's autobiography, the series follows Robertson's Sophia as she begins a vintage clothing business.

Length: One season, 13 episodes.

Sense8

Stars: Aml Ameen, Donna Bae, Toby Onwumere, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Brian J. Smith

About: The fan-favorite series followed eight strangers who shared a mysterious psychic connection.

Length: Two seasons, 24 episodes, and a wrap up movie.

Gypsy

Stars: Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup

About: Watts starred as Jean Holloway, a psychologist who infiltrates the private lives of her patients.

Length: One season, 10 episodes.

Everything Sucks

Stars: Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Peyton Kennedy, Patch Darragh, Claudine M. Nako, Quinn Liebling, Elijah Stevenson, Sydney Sweeney, Rio Mangini

About: The comedy followed the students of Boring High School, a small Oregon town, in 1996.

Length: One season, 10 episodes.

Orange Is the New Black

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Dascha Polanco, Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Adrienne C. Moore, Natasha Lyonne, Elizabeth Rodriguez

About: The dramedy, which was created by Jenji Kohan and based on Piper Kerman's book, follows the prisoners of Litchfield.

Length: Seven seasons, 91 episodes. Season seven will drop summer 2019.

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