The Orville and 3 TV shows we might never see again

Call us pessimistic, but we have a very bad feeling we might never see The Orville and these particular TV shows back again.

The Orville: New Horizons -- “Domino” - Episode 309 -- The creation of a powerful new weapon puts the Orville crew — and the entire Union — in a political and ethical quandary. Capt. Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane), shown. (Photo by: Michael Desmond/Hulu)
The Orville: New Horizons -- “Domino” - Episode 309 -- The creation of a powerful new weapon puts the Orville crew — and the entire Union — in a political and ethical quandary. Capt. Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane), shown. (Photo by: Michael Desmond/Hulu) /
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When you watch enough TV shows, you begin to grow accustomed to the fact that cancellations come with the territory. After all, cancellations are a part of the TV lifecycle. Still, that doesn't make them any easier to get used to, especially when they come in the form of a legitimate cancelation and not a final season order.

Final season orders might be cancellations, but they give the writers the chance to wrap up storylines and any loose ends in order to bring the show to an organic conclusion. A true cancellation comes when a network cancels a show without any notice and, therefore, without any proper ending.

Typically when a show is canceled, the network will announce the decision and the cast will react to the news alongside fans. Then there are the quiet cancellations that often sting most. In these instances, Networks never officially renew or cancel a show publically. Instead, the shows remain in a weird state of limbo with their fates left up in the air for fans to wonder about until someone connected to the studio or series finally breaks the silence.

Because there is no formal cancellation, fans are often left to wonder if they'll ever get the chance to see new episodes of their favorite shows. There are several shows that fall into this category at the moment, but sadly we're not optimistic that we're ever going to see The Orville and these particular shows back on our screens again.