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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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Idiotsitter is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Dr. Ken is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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 (TV Land, 2015) is an American television comedy-drama series based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name. New divorcee Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) finds life difficult at ...more
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Rosewood is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 7 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 1987–1995 television series Full House. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), a veterinarian ...more
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Casual is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Casual 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) 9 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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Code Black is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Kevin Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Kevin Can Wait 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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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Baskets is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 on the list New TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Angie Tribeca 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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The Real O'Neals is listed (or ranked) 16 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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UnREAL is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 18 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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F Is for Family is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 20 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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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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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Billions is listed (or ranked) 23 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 Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby "Axe" Axelrod ...more
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Colony is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 25 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