TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time TV Programs
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TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

List of canceled TV shows that didn't deserve to die is ranked by TV fans around the world. From shows that ended too soon to shows that shouldn't have been taken off the air at all, these are the TV shows canceled well before their time was up. Popular shows on this list include "Arrested Development" and "Party Down", but this list of the best cancelled TV shows isn't only about comedies.

What are the best TV shows cancelled before their time? What TV shows were cancelled but came back? Vote on your favorite comedy shows, dramas, sci-fi series, and crossover TV programs, or add your own list of TV shows that should have been given a second chance.
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Firefly

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    Star Trek: The Original Series

    1966 More
    75
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    added by: SHEBANDIT
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    added by: MarceeStewart
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    Quantum Leap

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    added by: dkonigsbach
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    added by: TheQuillyOne
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    added by: Carol Archer
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    added by: flanigandaily
    Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa, Rachel Luttrell
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    Twin Peaks

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    Animaniacs

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    Life

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    added by: Juba
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    Sports Night

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    added by: Carol Archer
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    added by: AnthonyBower
    Out of all the Stargate Series, I have to say this one was the most excieting. Great cast, ... more
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    Undeclared

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    WKRP in Cincinnati

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    added by: susielqt
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