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The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012  

Greg Stopera
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List Rules A list of TV shows that will end or have already ended in 2012

This is a list of the TV shows that are ending or have ended in 2012, as voted on by experts and fans alike.

While 2012 hasn't been the bloodbath that 2011 have been with regards to television shows -- remember 'The Playboy Club'? -- there still were a considerable number of shows that saw the light at the end of the tunnel and went for it. Some TV shows ended their runs voluntarily while others went whimpering to the other side. Some cancelled fall 2012 TV shows now include NBC's 'Animal Practice', MTV's 'Jersey Shore' and Showtime's 'Weeds'. They likely won't be the only TV programs to get the axe, however. Shows cost big money. If they don't deliver with ratings quickly, they're gone. It's not exactly fair sometimes, but that's just how it goes. This is a list of all the new 2012 TV shows cancelled so far.

Expect this list of cancelled TV shows in 2012 to be updated. Fox and NBC aren't the only networks that's yanking these shows almost as soon as they start. (When was the last time anyone saw 'The Mob Doctor' on the schedule?) Several new and old programs are already said to be on 'death watch' just a few weeks into this season. Among them: CBS' 'Partners' and ABC's 'Last Resort'. If you're watching these shows, just know there's a very real chance that unless ratings begin to go up, up, up (fast), you might be disappointed if/when they get canned.

And let's not forget that by Spring 2013, shows like 'The Office', 'Fringe' and the talk show 'Anderson' -- which was just announced this week -- will cease to exist. New episodes, at least.

Please rank the canceled 2012 shows from best to worst. And if you don't see your favorite dead TV show, feel free to add it to the list so that others could walk down memory lane with you.

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1
House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard
2
One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton
3
Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross
4
Cash Cab is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
5
Weeds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Alexander Gould
6
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez
7
Eureka is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra
8
The Closer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds
9
Alcatraz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Jonny Coyne
10
CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez
11
The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin
12
The Killing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell
13
Make It Or Break It is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Candace Cameron-Bure, Susan Ward, Cassie Scerbo
14
Awake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Steve Harris
15
iCarly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress
16
A Gifted Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale
17
Ringer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristoffer Polaha, Ioan Gruffudd
18
Leverage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
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19
Pan Am is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie, Michael Mosley
20
Who Do You Think You Are? is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
21
Jersey Shore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley
22
Gene Simmons Family Jewels is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Shannon Tweed, Nick Simmons, Sophie Simmons
23
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Michael Moloney
24
Common Law is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Michael Ealy, Sonya Walger, Jack McGee
25
Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows That Ended in 2012
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley