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The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014  

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List Rules Television shows canceled between January and December of 2014. Upvote the show you like the most and think should not have been cancelled. Downvote the worst shows that were right to be canceled.

This list of 2014's canceled shows will include all major television programs that get the ax over the course of the year on any network, including cable TV. Which shows will survive and which will be yanked? These days, networks act fast: If a show isn't performing ratings-wise, network execs don't hesitate to cancel it, sometimes after just one or two episodes. Producing programs is an expensive business, and the competition for ratings is fierce. Many networks just decide to cut their losses early, before things get totally out of hand.

Which TV shows got canceled in 2014? Expect this list to grow greatly as the season unfolds. Already, in January of 2014, NBC pulled the plug on the Sean Hayes sitcom "Sean Saves the World," stopping production even though it had committed to five additional episodes. The year began as a perilous one for comedies (most of which were not on this list of the best current TV sitcoms, by the way). HBO decided to nix two of its new comedies, "Hello Ladies" and "Family Tree," after just one season each. Dramas were also on the block, with ABC yanking the spy miniseries "The Assets" after just two episodes aired (the show was supposed to be an eight-parter).

So, take a look at this list, vote up the shows you loved the most, and will miss the most, and vote down any that you absolutely agree needed to be canceled. Just remember: For every show canceled, at least one, or possibly five more, will grow in its place. Don't lose hope, because new TV shows in 2014 do look promising. Check out this list of the new TV trailers for 2014. See? Hope springs eternal!
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Community is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover
Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of students at a community college ...more
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Almost Human is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly
Almost Human is an American science fiction drama that aired from November 17, 2013, through March 3, 2014, on Fox. The series was created by J. H. Wyman for Frequency Films, Bad Robot ...more
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Revolution is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito
A family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, ...more
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Raising Hope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt
Raising Hope is an American sitcom that aired from September 21, 2010, to April 4, 2014, on Fox. Following its first season, the show received two nominations at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. ...more
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Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Josh Holloway, Meghan Ory, John Billingsley
Intelligence is an American cyber-themed action-adventure television series that aired on CBS in the United States. It premiered on January 7, 2014, and on May 10, 2014, CBS canceled the show ...more
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The Crazy Ones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk
The Crazy Ones is an American sitcom created by David E. Kelley that starred Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The single-camera series aired on CBS from September 26, 2013 to April 17, ...more
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Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin
Suburgatory is an American sitcom television series created by Emily Kapnek that premiered on ABC on September 28, 2011, and ended on May 14, 2014. The series originally aired on Wednesday ...more
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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner
Being Human (BBC Three, 2008) is a British supernatural drama television series. It was created and written by Toby Whithouse for broadcast on BBC Three. The show blends elements of flatshare ...more
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Kitchen Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Kitchen Nightmares Gordon Ramsay
Kitchen Nightmares (Fox, 2007) is an American reality television series based on the British show. Chef Gordon Ramsay is invited by the owners to spend a week with a failing restaurant in an ...more
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Enlisted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell, Parker Young
Enlisted is an American comedy television series that premiered January 10, 2014, on Fox. Fox placed a 13-episode order for the single-camera comedy in May 2013. Despite low ratings, the show ...more
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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips
“Longmire,” a contemporary thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor ...more
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Trophy Wife is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Michaela Watkins
Trophy Wife is an American television sitcom that aired during the 2013–14 television season on ABC. The series was co-created and executive produced by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins for ABC ...more
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The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Luke Mitchell
The Tomorrow People is an American science fiction television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer, and Julie Plec that aired on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. ...more
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The Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman
The Neighbors is an American television science fiction sitcom that aired from September 26, 2012, to April 11, 2014, on ABC. The story line revolves around a family of humans living in a ...more
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The Michael J. Fox Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt, Wendell Pierce
The Michael J. Fox Show is an American television sitcom starring Michael J. Fox. The series aired on NBC in the United States from September 26, 2013, to January 23, 2014, as part of the ...more
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Believe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Jake McLaughlin, Johnny Sequoyah, Jamie Chung
Believe is an American fantasy drama television series that broadcast as part of the 2013–14 United States network television schedule on NBC as a mid-season entry. Originally 13 episodes were ...more
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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann
Dracula is a British-American horror drama television series that premiered on NBC on October 25, 2013. It was produced by London-based Carnival Films. The series was created by Cole Haddon, and ...more
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Witches of East End is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston
Witches of East End is an American television series based on the book of the same name by Melissa de la Cruz. The series premiered on Lifetime on October 6, 2013. Set in the fictional seaside ...more
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Surviving Jack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Christopher Meloni, Rachael Harris, Connor Buckley
Surviving Jack is an upcoming American television series that is expected to air midseason on Fox as part of the 2013–14 American television season. On May 8, 2013, Fox placed a thirteen-episode ...more
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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland is an American fantasy-drama series that aired on ABC from October 10, 2013 to April 3, 2014. It was created by Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Zack Estrin, and Jane ...more
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Crisis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Gillian Anderson, Rachael Taylor, Halston Sage
Crisis is an American drama series that was broadcast as part of the 2013–14 United States network television schedule on NBC as a mid-season entry. The series was created by Rand Ravich for ...more
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Franklin & Bash is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Reed Diamond
Franklin & Bash is an American comedy-drama television series created by Kevin Falls and Bill Chais. The series stars Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar as unconventional lawyers and ...more
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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
InsecureSpike added Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas
Hannibal is an American psychological thriller–horror television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC. The series is based on characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by ...more
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Dads is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Dads is an American sitcom which premiered on September 17, 2013, and aired Tuesdays at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central on Fox. The series was created by Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, and ...more
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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy
Dallas is an American television drama series developed by Cynthia Cidre and produced by Warner Horizon Television that aired on TNT from June 13, 2012 to September 22, 2014. The series was a ...more