Entertainment Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled  

Ron Mexico
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List Rules Vote up the scripted TV series that should be put out of their misery

Non-reality TV shows that should be canceled are those scripted comedy and drama television shows that have simply outlived their welcome. Between the new shows that just are not holding our interest to those which have been on for years and have just lost their touch, each of these shows are among those we could live without.

As much as the comedy shows on this list make us laugh, many are past their prime. Though one of the greatest sitcoms in television history, The Simpsons has been targeted by many as lacking in the quality that made us all fall in love with the show and nominated it for the cancel-before-it-gets-worse list. Two and a Half Men, Bob's BurgersThe Cleveland Show, and 2 Broke Girls are other comedies frequently in the conversation for comedies we could live without as they are just not delivering the half hour jam packed with laughs they'd hope for.

On the drama side of things, there are plenty of procedurals that have outlived their stay too. CSI and CSI: NY many feel should go the way CSI: Miami did, into the canceled pile. SupernaturalLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitGrey's Anatomy, and New Girl all fall into that conversation with many wondering why these series continue to drag on.

Though these may be among the best TV shows of recent memory, for one reason or another these shows could all be canceled and many would be happier as a result. Vote below for those shows you'd like to see on the chopping block, add any not listed or even re-rank this list of non-reality TV shows that should be canceled.

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
voting closed at #3 Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield
New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
cfletcher4956 added Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
WarrenMitchell added Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker
American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the "Animation Domination" lineup on Fox. American Dad! is the first ...more

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Hayden Panettiere
Nashville is an American musical drama television series. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R.J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan, and Connie ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
cfletcher4956 added Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa
NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009. NCIS: Los ...more

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Caillou is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Ethan Ducayet added Evan Smirnow, Ellen David, Jennifer Seguin
Caillou is a Canadian educational children's television series that was first shown on Télétoon and Teletoon, with its first episode airing on the former channel on September 15, ...more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov
Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more

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Mom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal
Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney and was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, as well as Gemma Baker. ...more

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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
ryanjjjj8 added Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund
Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas with Dick Wolf serving as an executive producer. The series originally ...more

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The Thundermans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Ethan Ducayet added Jack Griffo
The Thundermans is an American superhero live-action comedy television series that began airing on Nickelodeon, on October 14, 2013. The series is created by Jed Spingarn. Nickelodeon announced ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
frankpanderson added Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Jacob8Lenhoff added Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen
Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray
Empire (Fox, 2015) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The life of hip hop mogul, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious Lyon (Terrence ...more

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Dora the Explorer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Ethan Ducayet added Fatima Ptacek, Regan Mizrahi, Alexandria Suarez
Dora the Explorer is an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show is carried ...more

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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane
This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more

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Ranker Video
Lucas Till, George Eads, Tristin Mays
MacGyver (CBS, 2016) is an American action-adventure television series developed by Peter M. Lenkov. It is a reboot of the ABC series of the same name created by Lee David Zlotoff, which aired ...more

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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Airman202 added Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Tom Kenny
Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
brian-james added Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies
The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
LanaYoshii added Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
This television show is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her students become ...more

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EastEnders is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Phil Robinson added Steve McFadden, Adam Woodyatt, Pam St. Clement
EastEnders is a British soap opera; the first episode was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 19 February 1985. EastEnders storylines examine the domestic and professional lives of the ...more

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Great News is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, Adam Campbell
Great News (2017, NBC) an American sitcom television series created and written by Tracey Wigfield and co-executive produced with Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, and David Miner. The series, set in ...more

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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman
Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2probb added Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson
More and more it's the pornography of ultraviolence. Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more