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The Real Reasons Why Your Favorite TV Shows Were Canceled

Updated February 20, 2019 948.9k views17 items

As hundreds of television shows premiere every year, it’s obvious many of them will fail – even the good ones. We’ve all felt the pain of our favorite underdog show being ripped away from us before we get closure about the time traveling ghost dog, or college kids who solve mysteries (or whatever). Fear not fellow viewers, we’ve tracked down the hard answers to why popular shows get canceled and laid them out here for you. Now rip off that band-aid and read about why your favorite show got canceled.

The only people who know why shows get canceled are the executives who end up pulling the plug on the program. Most viewers believe that low ratings is the only way for a show to disappear, but there are plenty of reasons why shows get canceled, and we’ve got plenty of them here. Some shows had concepts that were too complicated, while others weren’t “on brand.” And that’s just scratching the surface of why your favorite show was taken off the air.

After you finish reading about why your favorite shows were canceled, take to the comments and tell us what you think would have saved the show. 

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