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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, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

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Raising Hope is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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Intelligence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Josh Holloway, Meghan Ory, John Billingsley

Genres (Tv): Adventure film, Science Fiction, Action film

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The Crazy Ones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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Almost Human is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Science Fiction

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Revolution is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery

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Enlisted is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell, Parker Young

Genres (Tv): Comedy

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Kitchen Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
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Genres (Tv): Reality television

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Trophy Wife is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Malin Akerman, Bradley Whitford, Michaela Watkins

Genres (Tv): Family Drama, Comedy

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The Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy, Science Fiction

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Believe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Jake McLaughlin, Johnny Sequoyah, Jamie Chung

Genres (Tv): Drama, Adventure film, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann

Genres (Tv): Drama

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Suburgatory is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Jeremy Sisto, Jane Levy, Carly Chaikin

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Satire, Comedy

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Surviving Jack is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Christopher Meloni, Rachael Harris, Connor Buckley
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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Neo-Western

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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Drama, Horror comedy

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Once Upon a Time in Wond... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
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Genres (Tv): Drama, Fantasy

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Men at Work is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
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Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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Franklin & Bash is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer, Reed Diamond

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

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Witches of East End is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston

Genres (Tv): Supernatural drama, Suspense, Drama, Fantasy

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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
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Genres (Tv): Psychological horror, Psychological thriller, Crime drama, Crime thriller

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Growing Up Fisher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Jenna Elfman, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons
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Crisis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Gillian Anderson, Rachael Taylor, Halston Sage

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Thriller, Action film

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In the Flesh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
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Genres (Tv): Drama, Horror Film, Science Fiction

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2014
Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Drama

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