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Greg Stopera
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List Rules A list of TV shows that will end or have already ended in 2012

This is a list of the TV shows that are ending or have ended in 2012, as voted on by experts and fans alike.

While 2012 hasn't been the bloodbath that 2011 have been with regards to television shows -- remember 'The Playboy Club'? -- there still were a considerable number of shows that saw the light at the end of the tunnel and went for it. Some TV shows ended their runs voluntarily while others went whimpering to the other side. Some cancelled fall 2012 TV shows now include NBC's 'Animal Practice', MTV's 'Jersey Shore' and Showtime's 'Weeds'. They likely won't be the only TV programs to get the axe, however. Shows cost big money. If they don't deliver with ratings quickly, they're gone. It's not exactly fair sometimes, but that's just how it goes. This is a list of all the new 2012 TV shows cancelled so far.

Expect this list of cancelled TV shows in 2012 to be updated. Fox and NBC aren't the only networks that's yanking these shows almost as soon as they start. (When was the last time anyone saw 'The Mob Doctor' on the schedule?) Several new and old programs are already said to be on 'death watch' just a few weeks into this season. Among them: CBS' 'Partners' and ABC's 'Last Resort'. If you're watching these shows, just know there's a very real chance that unless ratings begin to go up, up, up (fast), you might be disappointed if/when they get canned.

And let's not forget that by Spring 2013, shows like 'The Office', 'Fringe' and the talk show 'Anderson' -- which was just announced this week -- will cease to exist. New episodes, at least.

Please rank the canceled 2012 shows from best to worst. And if you don't see your favorite dead TV show, feel free to add it to the list so that others could walk down memory lane with you.

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House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
House Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
One Tree Hill Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

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Weeds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Weeds Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould

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Cash Cab is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012

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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Desperate Housewives Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Chuck Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez

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Eureka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Eureka Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra

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Alcatraz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Alcatraz Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne

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The Closer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
The Closer Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds

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The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
The Secret Circle Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
The Killing Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell

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Awake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Awake Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Steve Harris

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A Gifted Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
A Gifted Man Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale

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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
CSI: Miami David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez

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Ringer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Ringer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd

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Leverage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012

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Who Do You Think You Are? is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012

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Pan Am is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Pan Am Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley

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Make It Or Break It is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Make It Or Break It Candace Cameron-Bure, Susan Ward, Cassie Scerbo

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Gene Simmons Family Jewels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Gene Simmons Family Jewels Shannon Tweed, Nick Simmons, Sophie Simmons

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Michael Moloney

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Jersey Shore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Jersey Shore Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley

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Common Law is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Common Law Michael Ealy, Sonya Walger, Jack McGee

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Breakout Kings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Breakout Kings Serinda Swan, Robert Knepper, Laz Alonso

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Harry's Law is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Harry's Law Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald

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Luck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Luck Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz

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GCB is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
GCB Leslie Bibb, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols

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I Hate My Teenage Daughter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
I Hate My Teenage Daughter Jaime Pressly, Katie Finneran, Kevin Rahm

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One Life to Live is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
One Life to Live Hayden Panettiere, Kourtney Kardashian, Marcia Cross

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Political Animals is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Political Animals Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk

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Dog the Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Dog the Bounty Hunter Leland Blaine Chapman, Lyssa Rae Chapman, Duane Lee Chapman

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Animal Practice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Animal Practice Joanna GarcĂ­a, Bobby Lee, Kym Whitley

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Fairly Legal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Fairly Legal Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams

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The Silence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
The Silence Hugh Bonneville, Douglas Henshall, Gina McKee

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Bent is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Bent Amanda Peet, David Walton, Margo Harshman

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Silence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Silence Park Eun-hye, Kingone Wang

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Best Friends Forever is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Best Friends Forever Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham, Stephen Schneider

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Are You There, Chelsea? is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Are You There, Chelsea? Laura Prepon, Lauren Lapkus, Jake McDorman