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TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

List Criteria: Television shows that should have ended on a high note, but didn't.

Sometimes, the stars align and a TV show actually goes out in its prime - sadly, that doesn't happen very often! Here's a list of shows that should've ended on a high note, but chugged on long enough that the show left viewers wishing they'd cancelled it when it was still great. Here's a list of some shows many argue overstayed their welcome. Vote up the shows that you think should've left sooner, vote down any shows you wouldn't put on this list!

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    • Actors: Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Angelina Pivarnick, Jennifer Farley
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Number of Seasons: 6
    • Number of Episodes: 71
    • Producers: SallyAnn Salsano
    • Network: MTV
    • Genres (Tv): Reality television
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    • Actors: Demi Lovato, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Jane Lynch + 18 more
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Number of Seasons: 4
    • Number of Episodes: 88
    • creator: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan
    • Producers: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Michael Novick, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ian Brennan + 4 more
    • Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Teen drama, Drama, Musical, Comedy-drama, Comedy
    • Characters: Sue Sylvester, Rachel Berry, Santana Lopez, Finn Hudson, Will Schuester + 17 more
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    • Actors: Aaden Jonathan Gosselin, Jon Gosselin, Collin Thomas Gosselin, Hannah Joy Gosselin, Joel Kevin Gosselin + 4 more
    • Premiered: 7273
    • Number of Seasons: 7
    • Number of Episodes: 148
    • Network: Discovery Health Channel
    • Genres (Tv): Reality television
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    • Actors: Whitney Port, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag
    • Premiered: 2006
    • Number of Seasons: 6
    • Number of Episodes: 102
    • creator: Liz Gateley
    • Network: MTV
    • Genres (Tv): Reality television
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    • Actors: Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Lyndsy Fonseca, Dana Delany, Marcia Cross + 30 more
    • Premiered: 2004
    • Number of Seasons: 8
    • Number of Episodes: 180
    • creator: Marc Cherry
    • Producers: Joe Keenan, Michael Edelstein, Joey Murphy, David Grossman, Charles Skouras III + 13 more
    • Network: American Broadcasting Company, Lifetime Television
    • Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Soap opera, Drama, Mystery, Comedy-drama + 1 more
    • Characters: Bree Van de Kamp, Gabrielle Solis, Susan Mayer, Tom Scavo, Lynette Scavo + 26 more
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    • Actors: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper + 19 more
    • Premiered: 2005
    • Number of Seasons: 9
    • Number of Episodes: 201
    • creator: Greg Daniels, Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais
    • Producers: Justin Spitzer, Warren Lieberstein, Paul Lieberstein, Gene Stupnitsky, Stephen Merchant + 21 more
    • Network: Global Television Network, NBC
    • Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Romantic comedy + 3 more
    • Characters: Dwight Schrute, Michael Scott, Pam Beesly-Halpert, Jim Halpert, Erin Hannon + 19 more
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    • Actors: Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh, Sara Ramirez, Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo + 23 more
    • Premiered: 2005
    • Number of Seasons: 9
    • Number of Episodes: 196
    • creator: Shonda Rhimes
    • Producers: Marti Noxon, Joan Rater, Betsy Beers, Zoanne Clack, Debora Cahn + 14 more
    • Network: American Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Medical drama, Romance TV, Drama, Comedy-drama + 1 more
    • Characters: Meredith Grey, Derek Shepherd, Mark Sloan, Miranda Bailey, Cristina Yang + 22 more
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    • Premiered: 2002
    • Number of Seasons: 11
    • Number of Episodes: 438
    • creator: Simon Fuller
    • Producers: Simon Jones, Patrick Lynn, Cécile Frot-Coutaz, Charles Boyd, Norm Betts + 14 more
    • Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Music, Talent show, Interactive television, Reality television
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    • Actors: Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Dave Franco, Eliza Coupe + 13 more
    • Premiered: 2001
    • Number of Seasons: 9
    • Number of Episodes: 181
    • creator: Bill Lawrence
    • Producers: Matt Tarses, Mike Schwartz, Randall Winston, Janae Bakken, Garrett Donovan + 12 more
    • Network: American Broadcasting Company, NBC
    • Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy + 1 more
    • Characters: J.D., Perry Cox, Carla Espinosa, Christopher Turk, Bob Kelso + 13 more
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    • Actors: Seth MacFarlane, Jason Sudeikis, Arianna Huffington, Sanaa Lathan, Will Forte + 9 more
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Number of Seasons: 3
    • Number of Episodes: 88
    • creator: Mike Henry, Richard Appel, Seth MacFarlane
    • Producers: Mike Henry, Gabe Miller, Kirker Butler, Richard Appel, Aseem Batra + 7 more
    • Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, Comedy
    • Characters: Meg Griffin, Cleveland Brown, Rallo Tubbs, Tim the Bear, Cleveland Brown + 13 more
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    • Premiered: 1998
    • Number of Seasons: 23
    • Number of Episodes: 321
    • creator: Mary-Ellis Bunim, Jonathan Murray
    • Network: MTV
    • Genres (Tv): Game show, Reality television
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    • Actors: Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter, Zachary Quinto, Dania Ramirez + 24 more
    • Premiered: 2006
    • Number of Seasons: 4
    • Number of Episodes: 77
    • creator: Tim Kring
    • Producers: James Chory, Bryan Fuller, Juan Carlos Coto, Jesse Alexander, Michael Green + 10 more
    • Network: NBC
    • Genres (Tv): Drama, Television drama series, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy
    • Characters: Sylar, Claire Bennet, Niki Sanders, Adam Monroe, Peter Petrelli + 26 more
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    • Actors: Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny, Robert Patrick, Lili Taylor + 12 more
    • Premiered: 1993
    • Number of Seasons: 9
    • Number of Episodes: 202
    • creator: Chris Carter
    • Producers: James Wong, David Greenwalt, David Nutter, Paul Rabwin, Chris Carter + 13 more
    • Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Cryptozoology, Supernatural, Crime Fiction, Drama, Live action + 5 more
    • Characters: Dana Scully, Fox Mulder, Cigarette-Smoking Man, Alex Krycek, Walter Skinner + 11 more
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    • Actors: Elisabeth Shue, Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson, Elisabeth Harnois, Jorja Fox + 14 more
    • Premiered: 2000
    • Number of Seasons: 12
    • Number of Episodes: 229
    • creator: Anthony E. Zuiker, Ann Donahue
    • Producers: Bernie Laramie, Nicholas Fuentes, Jerry Bruckheimer, Judith McCreary, David Weddle + 53 more
    • Network: CBS
    • Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Live action + 2 more
    • Characters: Gil Grissom, Sara Sidle, Catherine Willows, Warrick Brown, Nick Stokes + 15 more
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    • Actors: Craig Revel Horwood, Paul Mercurio
    • Premiered: 2005
    • Number of Episodes: 40
    • creator: British Broadcasting Corporation, ITV Studios
    • Network: Television New Zealand
    • Genres (Tv): Entertainment
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    • Premiered: 2008
    • Number of Seasons: 7
    • Number of Episodes: 19
    • Producers: Joel Gallen, Randy Jackson
    • Network: MTV, MuchMusic
    • Genres (Tv): Interactive television, Game show, Reality television
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    • Actors: Amy Henry
    • Premiered: 2004
    • Number of Seasons: 12
    • Number of Episodes: 165
    • creator: Mark Burnett
    • Producers: James Canniffe, Donald Trump, Seth Cohen, Katherine Walker, Mark Burnett
    • Network: NBC
    • Genres (Tv): Reality television
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    • Actors: Antonia Thomas, Iwan Rheon, Robert Sheehan, Joe Gilgun, Matthew McNulty + 12 more
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Number of Seasons: 4
    • Number of Episodes: 21
    • creator: Howard Overman
    • Producers: Matt Strevens, Howard Overman, Murray Ferguson, Petra Fried
    • Network: E4
    • Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Black comedy, Drama, Comedy, Science Fiction + 1 more
    • Characters: Nathan Young, Curtis Donovan, Alisha Bailey, Simon Bellamy, Rudy Wade + 12 more
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    • Actors: Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie, Odette Annable, Lisa Edelstein + 11 more
    • Premiered: 2004
    • Number of Seasons: 8
    • Number of Episodes: 177
    • creator: David Shore
    • Producers: Garrett Lerner, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Bryan Singer, John Mankiewicz, Liz Friedman + 24 more
    • Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
    • Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Medical drama, Procedural drama, Drama, Mystery + 3 more
    • Characters: Dr. Gregory House, Lisa Cuddy, Thirteen, James Wilson, Allison Cameron + 11 more
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    • Actors: Demi Lovato, Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Brandon Mychal Smith + 1 more
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Number of Seasons: 2
    • Number of Episodes: 47
    • creator: Ben Silverman, Steve Marmel
    • Producers: Brian Robbins, Sharla Sumpter
    • Network: Disney Channel
    • Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Sitcom, Teen situation comedy, Children's television series, Sketch + 1 more
    • Characters: Sonny Munroe, Chad Dylan Cooper, Tawni Hart, Nico Harris, Grady Mitchell + 1 more
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