25 shows Netflix should be embarrassed about canceling

Photo: Betty Gilpin, Alison Brie.. GLOW: Season 3.. Credit: Ali Goldstein/Netflix
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Tuca & Bertie
Tuca and Bertie season 1. Image courtesy of Netflix. /

6. Netflix should be embarrassed about canceling Tuca & Bertie

Seasons: 1

Created By: Lisa Hanawalt

Starring: Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun

For fans of adult animated sitcoms, Netflix has staked its own place in the space with a slate of shows that competes with anything on Fox and Adult Swim. The streamer has enjoyed a number of long-running hits, including BoJack Horseman, Big Mouth and F Is for Family. But the swift cancellation of underrated animated darling Tuca & Bertie in 2019 left many fans puzzled as to why the series wasn’t given an opportunity to grow. (Hold that thought!)

Tuca & Bertie features the voices of Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong as “bird-women” Tuca and Bertie, a toucan and song thrush who live in the same apartment building. The mismatched pair get into comical situations across the first season 10 episodes, which feature a number of recognizable guest stars like Nicole Byer, Laverne Cox, Jane Lynch and more.

Following the cancellation of Tuca & Bertie three months after its premiere, Netflix’s algorithm and sticky trigger finger came under fire. However, the animated sitcom followed in One Day at a Time’s footsteps and landed a second-season pickup from Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, a home that seems more fitting for the series and its demographic. Even though Tuca & Bertie isn’t technically canceled anymore, we’re still disappointed Netflix dropped the ball on these birds.