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TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

List Criteria: TV shows that you believe were still in their prime or had not yet reached their peak at the time they were canceled. Most shows on this list should have been canceled before their fifth season.

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 Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

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    ranked low on reranks William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    added by SHEBANDIT Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West The show was originally canceled before its time after 4 seasons in 2003. It was brought back ...

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    Kristen Bell, Amanda Seyfried, Alyson Hannigan

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    Jeffrey Jones, Timothy Olyphant, Sarah Paulson

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    Lena Headey, Summer Glau, Shirley Manson

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    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

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    added by nr1bacc Felicia Day, Salli Richardson, Erica Cerra

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jessica Alba, Jensen Ackles, Michael Weatherly

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    Jolene Blalock, Scott Bakula, Linda Park

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    ranked low on reranks & added by dkonigsbach Dean Stockwell, Scott Bakula, Deborah Pratt

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    Missy Peregrym, Jenny Wade, Rick Gonzalez

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    added by TheQuillyOne Tim Roth, Jennifer Beals, Monica Raymund

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    Laura Vandervoort, Morena Baccarin, Elizabeth Mitchell

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    Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Ciarán Hinds

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    ranked low on reranks Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton The show was contracted for 8 seasons, but Paramount ended it after 7. 

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    added by Carol Archer Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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    Don Francks, John Leyton, Marino Masé

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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

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    Claire Danes, Jared Leto, Wilson Cruz

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    added by flanigandaily Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa, Rachel Luttrell

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    Bernadette Peters, Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Heather Graham, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn

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    Lorne Greene, Maren Jensen, Patrick Macnee

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    Andy Dick, Phil Hartman, Jon Lovitz

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    Sarah Shahi, Damian Lewis, Brooke Langton

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Juba Jeri Ryan, Elisabetta Canalis, Beth Riesgraf

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Felicity Huffman, Josh Charles, Robert Guillaume

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    Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Roberts, Geoff Stults

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    Claudia Black, Ben Browder, Raelee Hill

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    added by Carol Archer John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

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    added by susielqt Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Gabrielle Union, Peyton List, Joseph Fiennes

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    Eliza Dushku, Cobie Smulders, Matt Bomer

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    Linda Hunt, Adrienne Barbeau, Nick Stahl

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seth Rogen, Charlie Hunnam, Jason Segel

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    added by AnthonyBower Robert Carlyle, Ming-Na Wen, Lou Diamond Phillips Out of all the Stargate Series, I have to say this one was the most excieting. Great cast, ...

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    added by joekoomen Mark Hamill, Brad Garrett, Micky Dolenz

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Shannyn Sossamon, Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles

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    Bruce Campbell, Kelly Rutherford, John Astin

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