TV New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled  

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List Rules List includes current TV shows that have only aired for 2 or fewer seasons.

Every television season there’s a massive deluge of new TV shows, and they’re not all going to be around forever. Most of the TV shows that are introduced are so bad that they barely even make it past their first season – not everybody can be The X-Files. Some of the worst new TV shows to hit the airwaves have huge casts of characters that it’s almost impossible to keep track of. Some of them are about crooked cops, while others are about superheroes that you’ve never heard of, but the one thing they have in common is that they’re all bad new TV shows. Keep reading to start voting up the new TV shows that should be canceled.

Sometimes it can be hard to pinpoint the new TV shows that won't make it. Some programs that look like the dumbest thing on Earth manage to become fan favorites while smart, cool shows get canceled after one season. Some actors, like Rob Lowe and John Stamos have managed to put themselves in as many shows as possible as a means to hedge their bets and stay on television for another year, while some actors align themselves with mega producers like Martin Scorsese to try to stay on the air as long as possible.

Vote up the new TV shows in 2016-2017 that should be canceled, and feel free to add any shows that have had fewer than two seasons that you think have already been on the air for too long.

 

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Shades of Blue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo Shades of Blue (NBC, 2016) is an American crime drama television series set in New York City. It stars Jennifer Lopez as the main character Harlee Santos, a single-mother NYPD Detective, who is ...more

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Dr. Ken is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
voting closed at #2 Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin Dr. Ken (ABC, 2015) is an American multi-camera sitcom created by Jared Stern, John Fox, and Ken Jeong. The life of a a wisecracking Korean-American physician (Jeong) working at a badly-run HMO, ...more

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Rosewood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
voting closed at #3 Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Dennis, Jaina Lee Ortiz

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more

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Younger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor Younger is an American television comedy-drama series based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name. The series stars Sutton Foster as the lead character, with Hilary Duff, Debi ...more

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Idiotsitter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
zoe-krainik added Jillian Bell, Charlotte Newhouse, Stephen Root Idiotsitter (Comedy Central, 2016) is an American sitcom created by Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse. A straight-and-narrow young woman (Newhouse) is hired to babysit a mega-rich woman child ...more

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Code Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Marcia Gay Harden, Raza Jaffrey, Bonnie Somerville Code Black (CBS, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Michael Seitzman. The show centers on the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where four first-year residents and ...more

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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Kaitlyn Lea Vallance added Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, Andrea Barber Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom and sequel to the 1987–95 television series Full House. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), a veterinarian and ...more

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Casual is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr Casual is a 2015 television comedy-drama series that premiered on Hulu. After learning her husband is having an affair, Valerie (Michaela Watkins), a successful shrink, files for divorce and ...more

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Mozart in the Jungle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Lola Kirke, Gael García Bernal, Saffron Burrows Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Video, 2014) is a web television series developed by Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman, and Alex Timbers. It was inspired by Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and ...more

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F Is for Family is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Bill Burr, Laura Dern, Justin Long F Is for Family (Netflix, 2015) is an American web animated sitcom created by Bill Burr and Michael Price. Follow the Murphy family back to the 1970s, when kids roamed wild, beer flowed freely ...more

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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
voting closed at #13 Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini Bloodline (Netflix, 2015) is an American thriller–drama web television series created by Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman. A family of adult siblings find that their past ...more

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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
voting closed at #13 Emma Roberts, Skyler Samuels, Jamie Lee Curtis Scream Queens (Fox, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The semi-anthology series centers on characters being terrorized ...more

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The Real O'Neals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
voting closed at #14 Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin The Real O'Neals is an American single-camera sitcom. A Catholic family whose matriarch takes her family's reputation seriously deals with gay, anorexic and possibly atheist children, and a ...more

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Baskets is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Zach Galifianakis, Martha Kelly, Louis Anderson Baskets (FX, 2016) is an American comedy television series co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel, who is also the showrunner. Galifianakis stars in the dual lead role ...more

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Angie Tribeca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Jere Burns, Deon Cole, Rashida Jones Angie Tribeca is an upcoming American comedy series created by Nancy Carell and Steve Carell. The series, a satire of police procedural shows starring Rashida Jones, was announced by TBS in mid ...more

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay ...more

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UnREAL is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Shiri Appleby, Craig Bierko, Freddie Stroma Unreal (Lifetime, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. A young reality television producer (Shiri Appleby) is pushed by her ...more

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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto Chicago Med (NBC, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. Set in Chicago, the show focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago ...more

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende Shadowhunters (Freeform, 2016) is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy ...more

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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
voting closed at #20 Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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Wayward Pines is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones Wayward Pines (Fox, 2015) is an American mystery, science fiction television series developed by Chad Hodge. A Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two ...more

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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson. Former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) tries to find success as a financial ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
KarenBockwich added Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger Into the Badlands is a 1991 American western horror film, released directly to TV. It stars Bruce Dern, Mariel Hemingway, and Helen Hunt. The film was directed by Sam Pillsbury and written by ...more

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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, 2016) is an American fantasy drama television series adapted from the fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, primarily The Elfstones of Shannara. As the series opens, ...more

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Kevin Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler Kevin Gable is a newly retired Nassau County police officer living in Massapequa, New York, on Long Island, who looks forward to spending time with his wife and three kids and with several other ...more

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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
voting closed at #31 Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco American Crime is an American anthology crime drama television series that premiered on ABC on March 5, 2015, airing Thursdays at 10:00 pm. The series was created by John Ridley, and stars ...more

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more

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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series about a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble cast ...more

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Gabby Gellerman added Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more

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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
LisaElizabethSavage added Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, ...more

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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American crime drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Oliver Sills added Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years in the New ...more

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachel Harris Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli iZombie (The CW, 2015) is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, loosely based on the comic books by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred. A medical ...more

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Ash vs Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy, and a sequel to the Evll Dead trilogy. Thirty years after ...more

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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz Gotham (Fox, 2014) is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller, based on the DC Comics characters from the Batman franchise. The story behind Detective James Gordon's ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. Crime scene investigator ...more