Unfortunately, the price to be paid for such a large smorgasbord of varied content is the occasional cancellation. And three Prime Video shows just got canceled after short runs.
It happens to every streamer — Netflix just canceled four shows — but usually, there are so many new additions to each platform that there's always something new to watch (though fans can be very outspoken when they want to see the shows resurrected).
That's the sentiment fans of three shows that Amazon recently canceled will have to lean on going forward. According to TVLine, three Prime Video series have officially gotten the axe, from a popular dark comedy based on an off-Broadway play and podcast to a romantic comedy that ended up going the way of the dinosaur after two seasons.
Which shows have been cut from the Prime Video lineup in their, well, prime? We've got everything you need to know about the latest show cancellations from the streaming platform, and if you should start shopping around for your new favorite series.
The Horror of Dolores Roach
The Horror of Dolores Roach has been canceled after a single season on Prime Video. Despite its mostly positive critic reviews and an 80% Rotten Tomatoes score from a combined 40 different critics, the plug was pulled with seemingly no explanation. It had only just premiered in July 2023, it ran for only 8 episodes before its cancellation.
It follows a woman named Dolores Roach (Justina Machado) who's released from prison after serving an unjust 16-year sentence. When she returns home to her newly gentrified home in Manhattan's Washington Heights, she reconnects with an old friend named Luis Batista (Alejandro Hernandez).
There, she lives and works at Luis's empanada shop. But things go awry when she finds herself suddenly transformed into a serial killer and needing a way to avoid returning to prison. Luis' solution? Hiding the bodies Dolores racks up and putting them in his shop's empanada filling.
With Love ran for two seasons on Prime Video before being canceled. The romantic comedy, created by One Day at a Time's Gloria Calderón Kellett, had a longer run than some shows that ended up being canned but eventually had to succumb to a grim fate. Interestingly, the show received a 100% Rotten Tomatoes score from a combined 13 critics and a positive response from viewers as well.
The series chronicles the Diaz siblings Lily (Emeraude Toubia) and Jorge (Mark Indelicato) as they strive to find love and their lots in life while navigating the ups and downs of being part of an extremely close family.
It detailed a year of each sibling's life and explored a variety of differing relationship dynamics, with LGBTQ+ representation and heartfelt, feel-good moments between couples who worked out and who didn't.
Harlan Coben's Shelter
Harlan Coben's Shelter is a mystery drama series based on the author's young adult novel of the same name. Similarly to The Horror of Dolores Roach, it premiered in 2023 but was canceled even more recently in August. It racked up an 88% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but fell victim to Prime Video's cancellation spree anyway.
Shelter centers on high school junior Mickey Bolitar (Jaden Michael) who finds himself settling into his new life in New Jersey at a new school when he's faced with a dark mystery to solve. When his classmate suddenly turns up missing, he takes it upon himself to track down where the teen could have gone.
While grappling with this bizarre occurrence, he still has to deal with a mother who's in rehab while mourning his deceased father -- who, according to a weird old lady, may not actually be dead.
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Brittany Vincent has been covering video games and tech for over 13 years for publications including Tom's Guide, MTV, Rolling Stone, CNN, Popular Science, Playboy, IGN, GamesRadar, Polygon, Kotaku, Maxim, and more. She's also appeared as a panelist at video game conventions like PAX East and PAX West and has coordinated social media for companies like CNET. When she's not writing or gaming, she's looking for the next great visual novel in the vein of Saya no Uta. You can follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake.