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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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    Firefly

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    97
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    Star Trek: The Original Series

    1966 More
    62
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    added by: SHEBANDIT
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    Dollhouse

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    55
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    added by: MarceeStewart
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    Dark Angel

    2000 More
    52
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    Eureka

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    added by: nr1bacc
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    V

    2009 More
    50
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    Heroes

    2006 More
    50
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    Quantum Leap

    1989 More
    49
    added by: dkonigsbach
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    1987 More
    49
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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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    added by: TheQuillyOne
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    added by: BridgetCram
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    NewsRadio

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    Leverage

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    added by: Juba
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    Tru Calling

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    added by: Carol Archer
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    Undeclared

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    Married... with Children

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