The 9 shows Netflix has canceled, including its first big hit ‘House of Cards’

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Netflix has done some house cleaning in 2017, cutting high-profile, expensive shows like “Sense8” and “The Get Down.” It’s also killed flops like “Girlboss” and “Gypsy” after only one season.

On Monday, the streaming service confirmed to Business Insider that “House of Cards,” its first big original series, will end with its sixth season.

The conclusion of the show has been in the works since the summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But the announcement did come the day after the show’s star, Kevin Spacey, was accused of sexual misconduct by actor Anthony Rapp.

On Tuesday, Netflix suspended production on season six until further notice. Netflix said that it needs “time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew.”

Netflix historically has canceled very few shows – only about nine (or up to 12, depending on how you count). But if CEO Reed Hastings gets his way, expect more in the future.

“We’ve canceled very few shows,” Hastings said at the Code Conference in May. “I’m always pushing the content team. We have to take more risk. You have to try more crazy things. Because we should have a higher cancel rate overall.”

Here are the nine shows Netflix has killed, along with their critic and audience ratings from Metacritic.

Additional reporting by Jethro Nededog.


“Longmire”: Canceled after six seasons (three on Netflix)

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Netflix description: “This contemporary crime thriller focuses on a Wyoming sheriff who’s rebuilding his life and career following the death of his wife.”

Critic rating: 75/100

Audience rating: 9.2/10


“Lilyhammer”: Canceled after three seasons

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Netflix description: “They killed his dog. They made him run. Now he’s living a new life in a strange land … like a boss.”

Critic rating: 68/100

Audience rating: 7.6/10


“Hemlock Grove”: Canceled after three seasons

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Netflix description: “A quaint town links a mangled corpse to a dark outsider with a carnivorous secret. But monsters come in many forms.”

Critic rating: 37/100

Audience rating: 6.7/10


“Chelsea”: Canceled after two seasons

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Netflix description: “Comedian Chelsea Handler travels the world, tackles outrageous challenges and chats with A-list guests in this irreverent and wholly original talk show.”

Critic rating: 50/100

Audience rating: 5.2/10


“Marco Polo”: Canceled after two seasons

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Netflix description: “An empire divided. A family torn apart by civil war. A legend who disrupts the balance of power.”

Critic rating: 54/100

Audience rating: 8/10


“Sense8”: Canceled after two seasons

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Netflix description: “From the creators of ‘The Matrix’ and ‘Babylon 5’ comes this tense series in which eight people can telepathically experience each other’s lives.”

Critic rating: 68.5/100

Audience rating: 8.2/10


“The Get Down”: Canceled after one season (two parts)

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Netflix description: “In 1977 New York City, the talented and soulful youth of the South Bronx chase dreams and breakneck beats to transform music history.”

Critic rating: 69/100

Audience rating: 7.8/10


“Girlboss”: Canceled after one season

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Netflix description: “Sophia was a broke anarchist selling vintage clothes online but before she knew it, she became the boss of a fashion empire in this comedy series based on Sophia Amoruso’s memoir.”

Critic rating: 53/100

Audience rating: 5.5/10


“Gypsy”: Canceled after one season

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Netflix description: “A therapist forms troubling relationships with people connected to her patients.”

Critic rating: 45/100

Audience rating: 7.5/10


BONUS: “House of Cards” concluding after six seasons

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Netflix description: “A Congressman works with his equally conniving wife to exact revenge on the people who betrayed him.”

Critic rating: 73.6/100

Audience rating: 7.8/10


BONUS: “The Killing” concluded after four seasons (one on Netflix)

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Netflix description: “Seattle homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder are deeply affected by the murders they investigate in this dark acclaimed crime series.”

Critic rating: 69/100

Audience rating: 8.2/10


BONUS: “Bloodline” concluded after three seasons

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Netflix description: “The Rayburns seem to have the perfect life in their lovely Florida town. But nobody’s perfect – especially the Rayburns.”

Critic rating: 67.5/100

Audience rating: 8.1/10