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TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

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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

    2002 More
    98
  2. 2
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    2003 More
    74
  3. 3
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    1999 More
    67
  4. 4
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    Pushing Daisies

    2007 More
    67
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    Up 1455
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    2003 More
    64
  6. 6
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    ranked low on reranks
    Star Trek: The Original Series

    1966 More
    62
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    2004 More
    60
  8. 8
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    Futurama

    1999 More
    59
    added by: SHEBANDIT
  9. 9
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    often listed
    Veronica Mars

    2004 More
    59
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    2008 More
    58
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    Dollhouse

    2009 More
    56
  12. 12
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    2011 More
    54
    added by: MarceeStewart
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    Dark Angel

    2000 More
    53
  14. 14
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    Star Trek: Enterprise

    2001 More
    52
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    Reaper

    2007 More
    52
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    Eureka

    2006 More
    52
    added by: nr1bacc
  17. 17
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    Rome

    2005 More
    51
  18. 18
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    V

    2009 More
    51
  19. 19
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    often listed
    Heroes

    2006 More
    50
  20. 20
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    Quantum Leap

    1989 More
    50
    added by: dkonigsbach
  21. 21
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    1987 More
    50
  22. 22
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    1966 More
    50
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    2003 More
    49
  24. 24
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    2008 More
    49
    added by: Carol Archer
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    2004 More
    48
    added by: flanigandaily
    Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa, Rachel Luttrell
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    1999 More
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  29. 29
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    1997 More
    47
    added by: BridgetCram
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    Lie to Me

    2009 More
    47
    added by: TheQuillyOne
  31. 31
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    1988 More
    47
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    NewsRadio

    1995 More
    47
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    Battlestar Galactica

    1978 More
    46
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    Animaniacs

    1993 More
    46
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    My So-Called Life

    1994 More
    46
  36. 36
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Twin Peaks

    1990 More
    46
  37. 37
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    Leverage

    2008 More
    46
    added by: Juba
  38. 38
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    often listed
    Life

    2007 More
    45
  39. 39
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    2012 More
    45
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    FlashForward

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    44
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sports Night

    1998 More
    44
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    Farscape

    1999 More
    44
  43. 43
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    often listed
    Tru Calling

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    43
  44. 44
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    Carnivàle

    2003 More
    43
  45. 45
    Up 406
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Undeclared

    2001 More
    43
  46. 46
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    Alcatraz

    2012 More
    42
  47. 47
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    Warehouse 13

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    42
  48. 48
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    added by: Carol Archer
  49. 49
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    Married... with Children

    1987 More
    42
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    42
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