Netflix canceled shows: everything that's leaving the streaming service in 2021

Pour one out for these dearly departed Netflix canceled shows

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Good things must come to an end, and in the case of these Netflix canceled shows, that sadly rings true.

The departures of the shows in question may be down to several factors. Whether it's a series that is meeting its end naturally or a program whose plug was pulled too early for viewers' liking, plenty of fan favorites and high-profile titles will be leaving the streaming platform this year.

But don't worry, there are dozens of new things coming to Netflix each month to keep you binging and busy. And if you're still struggling to find something to watch, try out the streamer's Play Something feature—it's the perfect way to introduce yourself to new series and keep boredom at bay.

In the meantime, let's say a fond farewell to the following Netflix canceled shows. (Popcorn, anyone?)

The Netflix canceled shows of 2021 so far: 

1. Atypical 

Things haven't always been easy for Sam Gardner: He is on the spectrum, and adolescence certainly makes everything seem far more complicated. Despite it all, Sam chooses to navigate the murky waters of young adulthood and tackle everything head-on. 

The show will reportedly return for a fourth and final season in July 2021. Netflix announced the cancellation on its Twitter in 2020, posting: "Join Sam on one last expedition. Atypical will return for a fourth and final season." The announcement continued: "They've brought you laughs, tears, hugs and homies. Now see how the story concludes. Atypical. The final season."

2. Bonding

The dark comedy from creator Rightor Doyle—whose personal experiences as the bodyguard of a dom informed the show—was canceled in July 2021 after two seasons.

Bonding stars Zoe Levin as Tiffany "Tiff" Chester, a New York City-based graduate student who moonlights as a dominatrix, and Brendan Scannell as Pete, the former high-school friend, and wannabe comedian that she hires as her assistant and sometimes bodyguard. Naturally, hijinks ensue.

3. Country Comfort

The Nanny meets Nashville, but don't get too excited, y'all. This cute, country rom-com will not make it to the second season. Bailey (Katharine McPhee) is a failed country singer who unexpectedly becomes a family's 10th nanny under the patriarch Beau (Eddie Cibrian). (Yes, 10th.) But, will this impromptu career change be exactly what she is looking for?

4. Cursed

Fantasy series might be having a moment right now, but Cursed was not picked up for a second season after its 2021 debut. Based on Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler’s illustrated book, Cursed examines King Arthur's legend from a woman's point of view. 

5. The Crew

Funnyman Kevin Hart takes his shenanigans from Queens to the country, where he works as a NASCAR crew chief. However, an unpredictable leadership move will change everything at his job. The comedy, which premiered in winter 2021, only lasted one season. 

6. Dead to Me

With a star-filled cast of Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, and James Marsden playing not one but two roles (but we're not going to spoil things for you!), this dark comedy centers on two grieving women who bond during a support group and eventually get entangled in murder. 

In July 2020, the series was renewed for a third and final season, which kicked off production in May 2021. 

7. The Duchess 

We get serious Ginny and Georgia vibes from The Duchess

Katherine is a Londoner, a single mom, and seemingly a bit out of sorts. She's wild, brash, and—from the looks of it—her pre-teen daughter, Olive, just might be more mature. Despite the hot mess she has to grapple with, Katherine is considering bringing another baby into the world...with her ex. 

Alas, the six-episode season from British comedian Katherine Ryan, which launched in September 2020, has been canceled after only one season and will not return for a second, Deadline reports. Ryan told Vicky Pattison on The Secret To… podcast: "I was so grateful to be able to make it, but I think it speaks for itself. I kind of like the way it ended."

8. Feel Good

Mae Martin has a lot to juggle with her sobriety, but her complicated new relationship with her girlfriend isn't making matters any easier. How will things unfold for the standup comedian?

Unfortunately, we won't have too much time to find out, because the semi-autobiographical, London-based show is returning for only a second and final season in 2021, says Variety. Thankfully, fans of Martin will be relieved to learn that the streaming giant is developing another series with the Canadian comic and actress.

9. Grand Army

This teen drama—based on the 2013 play Slut by Katie Cappiello, who also executive-produced the show—follows five students at the largest high school in Brooklyn who "take on a chaotic world as they fight to succeed, survive, break free and seize the future." The show starred Odessa A’zion, Odley Jean, Amir Bageria, Maliq Johnson, and Amalia Yoo. 

In June 2021, Variety reported that Grand Army was canceled after one season of nine episodes, which premiered in October 2020. 

10. The Irregulars 

With nods to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous crime story, The Irregulars puts a supernatural twist on Sherlock Holmes. Taking place in Victorian London, the series follows a group of teens who are coerced into fighting crimes for the nefarious Dr. Watson and his business partner, Sherlock Holmes. 

Despite its popularity on the streaming platform—a Nielsen audience report put The Irregulars as the top streaming show the week it debuted, nabbing 643 million minutes streamed and beating out big hitters like Disney's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, reports Variety—the detective drama has been canceled after just one season.

10. Ozark 

Financial advisor Martin "Marty" Byrde tries to offset the turmoil of a money-laundering he concocts an even bigger plan. 

The beloved series—which stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Julia Garner—is returning for its fourth and final season in 2021. Season four will comprise 14 episodes in total, up from the show's usual 10 episodes, and will drop in two seven-ep batches. Filming is reportedly due to start in November and though there's no release date yet, fans can expect the finale sometime in 2022. 

11. Special

Based on the 2015 memoir I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves by Ryan O'Connell—who stars, writes, and executive produces the show—this comedy series focuses on a young gay man with cerebral palsy who "branches out from his insular existence in hopes of finally going after the life he wants."

In December 2019, it was announced that the show was picked up for a second and final season, which debuted on the streamer in May 2021.