It's certainly a precarious time for the TV industry for several reasons, what with networks and streaming services alike scrambling to figure out precisely what success means in this new era of entertainment.
As such, it feels like shows are greenlit and then cancelled on an algorithmic whim, with impatient executives failing to give new series time to breathe before shuttering them and, in some cases, removing them from their services altogether.
This is all exacerbated of course by the immediate uncertainty of the ongoing Hollywood strike action, which has in turn resulted in a number of shows being abruptly cancelled.
In fact, 2023 has been so thoroughly littered with brutal cancellations that it's tough to keep track of them all.
And so, here are 10 of the most recent cancelled shows you might not even be aware of if you've taken your eye off social media for even a moment.
From acclaimed shows which failed to muster the requisite viewing figures to series suffering through creative differences and one beloved franchise closing up shop before any fan wants it to, these shows were all just given their marching orders...
10. Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole was one of the year's most pleasantly surprising TV shows - a patently ridiculous spy thriller series which actually leaned into its absurdity and didn't dare take itself too seriously.
For 24 fans craving more gruff Kiefer Sutherland shenanigans, this eight-episode romp proved especially compelling, aided by a strong ensemble cast, namely Charles Dance as the father of Sutherland's embattled protagonist.
Yet despite solid reviews, Paramount has decided not to move forward with a second season, and while not citing a reason, the lack of online chatter about the show might suggest that it didn't post the viewing figures the network was hoping for.
It's a damn shame, because far from the generic, forgettable spy series it was marketed as, Rabbit Hole had charm, personality, and a real sense of humour about itself.
On the plus side, its cancellation at least frees Sutherland up again to perhaps get back to 24 and finish off Jack Bauer's long-paused character arc, which he continues to be eager about resolving.