TV The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016  

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List Rules List includes shows that were supposed to air during the 2015-16 season (roughly September '15 - August '16), but were canceled

TV Shows come and go every year, but sometimes losing a certain show hurts more than others. It's a natural thing, the circle of network life. No show can last forever, as much as we might want it to. Even Friends ended after 10 years, and at some point in the distant future (after its record-breaking 82-year run), even The Simpsons will go extinct.

The onslaught of 2015/2016 cancelled shows is no different. These cancelled TV shows include everything from new favorites (Hemlock Grove, Gravity Falls) to modern classics (Mythbusters, America's Next Top Model, American Idol), plus some newer cult favorites (The Good Wife, The League). Plenty of brand new shows got the axe, as well (The Player, Wicked City, Banshee), never getting much time to find their footing in the competitive TV landscape.

But worry not, these TV shows canceled in 2016 are just helping to make room for other shows that the masses can fall in love with (unless they end up on our cancelled shows of 2017 list). These were the best television shows cancelled in 2015-2016! Vote up your favorites below!

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MythBusters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
MythBusters Jamie Hyneman, Robert Lee, Adam Savage

2
296 292
Mike & Molly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Mike & Molly Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson

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269 273
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

4
127 99
Castle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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109 90
Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Agent Carter Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj

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212 265
Rizzoli & Isles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Rizzoli & Isles Angie Harmon, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

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212 287
The Soup is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
The Soup Joel McHale, Lou the Chihuahua, Kelly Levy

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176 272
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Gravity Falls Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal

9
79 101
The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
The Muppets Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson

10
158 258
The League is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
The League Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll

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66 115
Grandfathered is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Grandfathered John Stamos, Paget Brewster, Josh Peck

12
129 259
Heroes Reborn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Heroes Reborn Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, Gatlin Green

13
147 304
The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
The Good Wife Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

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106 218
Haven is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Haven Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour

15
60 118
CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
CSI: Cyber Shad Moss, Hayley Kiyoko, Patricia Arquette

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54 109
Undateable is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Undateable Bianca Kajlich, Chris D'Elia, Ron Funches

17
138 341
American Idol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
American Idol Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez

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82 201
Legends is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Legends Ali Larter, Sean Bean, Amber Valletta

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42 99
The Grinder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
The Grinder Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis

20
45 110
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Nashville Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Hayden Panettiere

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42 103
Galavant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Galavant Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones

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117 305
America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
America's Next Top Model Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks

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76 200
Unforgettable is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Unforgettable Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, James Hiroyuki Liao

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86 237
Hemlock Grove is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Hemlock Grove Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron

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33 96
Crowded is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Crowded Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston, Mia Serafino

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74 215
Best Time Ever with Neil Patri... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Scherzinger, Nathaniel Motulsky

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30 93
Minority Report is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Minority Report Meagan Good, Stark Sands, Nick Zano

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24 80
Containment is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Containment Chris Wood

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23 77
Second Chance is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Second Chance Matthew Perry, Kiel Martin, Joseph Maher

30
68 215
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Beauty and the Beast Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello

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66 215
Banshee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Banshee Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen

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23 85
Blood And Oil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Blood And Oil Naomie Harris, David Oyelowo, Jodhi May

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62 213
The Player is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
The Player Wesley Snipes, Charity Wakefield

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20 80
Game of Silence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Game of Silence Aslı Enver, Murat Yıldırım, Sarp Akkaya

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64 229
The Fall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
The Fall Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch

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54 203
Angel from Hell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Angel from Hell Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson

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55 209
Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Manhattan Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus, Christopher Denham

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13 71
Truth Be Told is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016

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46 196
The Awesomes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
The Awesomes Rashida Jones, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers

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39 185
Blood & Oil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Blood & Oil Don Johnson, Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse

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40 192
Wicked City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Wicked City Erika Christensen, Taissa Farmiga, Gabriel Luna

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37 182
The Soul Man is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
The Soul Man Cedric the Entertainer, Niecy Nash, John Beasley

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41 200
Looking is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Looking Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett

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11 74
The Real O'Neals is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
The Real O'Neals Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin

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35 181
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Vicious Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour

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25 177
Public Morals is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Public Morals Donal Logue, Louis Ferreira, Peter Gerety

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23 175
Flesh and Bone is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled in 2015-2016
Flesh and Bone Sarah Hay, Ben Daniels