Canceled: Tacoma FD season 5 isn't happening (even though the show was a hit on Netflix)

truTV's "Tacoma FD" Visits Tacoma, WA
truTV's "Tacoma FD" Visits Tacoma, WA / Mat Hayward/GettyImages

We have bad news to report, Netflix Lifers. Tacoma FD has been officially canceled after four seasons. A Tacoma FD season 5 will not be happening on TruTV. This also means we shouldn't expect a new season of the comedy sitcom to hit Netflix in the future.

Set in a firehouse in one of the rainiest cities in America, Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma FD follows a crew of firefighters who spend most of their time trying to keep themselves entertained since there aren't many fires to extinguish. To battle their boredom, they play petty pranks on each other, participate in creative competitions, and get into all types of mischief.

Leading the crew is Chief Terry McConky, played by Kevin Heffernan. Joining Heffernan in the cast are Steve Lemme, Eugene Cordero, Hassie Harrison, Marcus Henderson, Gabriel Hogan, Chris Avila, and others. Sadly, Eugene Cordero left the series after its third season with his exit rumored to be because he was working on another show.

WarnerMedia 2019 Upfront
WarnerMedia 2019 Upfront / Michael Loccisano/GettyImages

After the season 4 finale aired on TruTV in October 2023, it was announced later that all four seasons of the comedy sitcom would be landing on Netflix in December 2023. This was great news for us Netflix Lifers, and we were looking forward to a potential fifth season possibly coming to Netflix in the future. Unfortunately, our hopes have been crushed now that the show has been canceled.

While TruTV has not revealed the real reason behind Tacoma FD's cancellation, it's not surprising that it was canceled because the TV network has been canceling many of its original programming over the years. In fact, the comedy sitcom was the last scripted series on the network. The only original series left on TruTV now is Impractical Jokers.

Honestly, the number of people watching Tacoma FD decreased over the seasons, especially with its fourth season. Could this have played a major part in its cancellation? Of course, but I'm sure there were other factors at play as well.

What are your thoughts on Tacoma FD's cancellation?

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