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Posted on Dec 24, 2014

85 TV Shows We Lost In 2014

Don't let the door hit you where the network split you. Presented in alphabetical order.

1. Almost Human

Fox

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: March 3

Was gonna be the next Fringe... or so Fox kept telling us.

2. Anger Management

FX

Number of Episodes: 100

Final Episode Aired: Dec. 22

100 episodes too many.

3. A.N.T. Farm

Disney Channel

Number of Episodes: 62

Final Episode Aired: March 21

BuzzFeed's Deputy Entertainment Editor, Jaimie Etkin, is the only adult upset that this show was canceled. (Editor's note: Only because little Disney Channel star China Anne McClain has such a good voice!)

4. The Arsenio Hall Show

Paramount

Number of Episodes: 158

Final Episode Aired: May 21

Second time isn't always the charm.

5. Bad Judge

NBC

Number of Episodes: 9

Final Episode Aired: Dec. 11 (Note: NBC officially canceled the show on Oct. 31, but the remaining episodes could air in 2015)

No one objected to its cancellation.

6. Bad Teacher

CBS

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: July 26

Ari Graynor deserves to be a massive star; this just wasn't her platform for success.

7. Being Human

SyFy

Number of Episodes: 52

Final Episode Aired: April 7

Solid run for a solid show.

8. Believe

NBC

Number of Episodes: 12 (the 13th episode was made available online)

Final Episode Aired: June 15

No one believed — or cared.

9. Bethenny

Warner Bros. Television

Number of Episodes: 170

Final Episode Aired: July 4

People love to watch Bethenny Frankel on television (and by television, I mean Bravo).

10. Betrayal

ABC Jean Whiteside

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: Jan. 19

Pretty people bumping uglies should have brought viewers in droves. Unfortunately, this time, it didn't.

11. Black Box

ABC

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: July 24

Fire(d)! Fire(d)! Fire(d)!

12. Boardwalk Empire

HBO

Number of Episodes: 56

Final Episode Aired: Oct. 26

HBO's acclaimed drama came to a stunning — and powerful — conclusion.

13. The Boondocks

Adult Swim

Number of Episodes: 55

Final Episode Aired: June 23

The fourth season was the first to not have creator Aaron McGruder at the helm, and, subsequently and sadly, it was the last one we got.

14. The Bridge

FX

Number of Episodes: 26

Final Episode Aired: Oct. 1

This one had promise, but unfortunately, it did not have viewers.

15. Californication

Showtime

Number of Episodes: 84

Final Episode Aired: June 29

Seven seasons of sex, drugs, and a crazy-for-Cocoa-Puffs David Duchovny.

16. The Carrie Diaries

Patrick Harbron/ The CW

Number of Episodes: 26

Final Episode Aired: Jan. 31

It took a minute, but this funny, smart, and insightful series evolved into a dynamite teen drama. Sadly, teens didn't seem to have much interest in the evolution of Carrie Bradshaw.

17. Chelsea Lately

E!

Number of Episodes: 1,048

Final Episode Aired: Aug. 26

Handler's star-studded send-off proved how major a late night player she'd become since debuting in 2007.

18. The Colbert Report

Comedy Central

Number of Episodes: 1,447

Final Episode Aired: Dec. 18

The Emmy- and Peabody-Award-winning series signed off (in an equally celebrity-filled fashion) so Colbert could take over for David Letterman as host of The Late Show.

19. Chozen

FX

Number of Episodes: 10

Final Episode Aired: March 31

Better than any cartoon about a gay rapper has the right to be.

20. The Crazy Ones

Cliff Lipson / CBS

Number of Episodes: 22

Final Episode Aired: April 17

The charming series was a suitable swan song for the late Robin Williams.

21. Crisis

NBC

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: June 21

Gillian Anderson was also co-starring on The Fall and Hannibal at this time, so if one had to go...

22. Dads

Fox

Number of Episodes: 19

Final Episode Aired: July 16

Good fucking riddance.

23. Dallas

TNT

Number of Episodes: 40

Final Episode Aired: Sept. 22

The show never quite recovered following the tragic death of star Larry Hagman.

24. Dracula

NBC

Number of Episodes: 10

Final Episode Aired: Jan. 24

Lacked bite.

25. Drop Dead Diva

Lifetime

Number of Episodes: 78

Final Episode Aired: June 22

The finale was a crowd-pleaser, whether you're a Jane (Brooke Elliott) or a Deb (Brooke D'Orsay).

26. Enlisted

FOX

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: June 22

Still in denial. A simply wonderful show that you (likely) missed out on.

27. Franklin & Bash

TNT

Number of Episodes: 40

Final Episode Aired: Oct. 22

With F&B and King & Maxwell having fallen, Rizzoli & Isles is TNT's last ampersand standing. (Girl power.)

28. Friends With Better Lives

CBS

Number of Episodes: 8 (the remaining five were made available on Amazon.com)

Final Episode Aired: May 26

The Beek deserved better.

29. Gang Related

Fox

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: Aug. 14

This was a show. The internet tells me so.

30. Good Luck Charlie

DISNEY CHANNEL

Number of Episodes: 97

Final Episode Aired: Feb. 16

Thanks for the lesbian moms!

31. Growing Up Fisher

NBC

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: June 11

This show was about a blind father and I can't decide if this cast shot is stupid or offensive or stupidly offensive.

32. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

TLC

Number of Episodes: 52 episodes and 7 specials

Final Episode Aired: Aug. 14

A very unfortunate controversy did this one in.

33. Hostages

CBS

Number of Episodes: 15

Final Episode Aired: Jan. 6

I was more captivated by Toni Collette's bangs than the show itself.

34. How I Met Your Mother

CBS

Number of Episodes: 208

Final Episode Aired: March 31

We deserved more from the series finale and kinda got it thanks to this superior alternate ending.

35. I Wanna Marry Harry

Fox

Number of Episodes: 8

Final Episode Aired: June 11

Like Prince Harry would even deign to marry a woman who said "wanna."

36. Intelligence

CBS

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: March 31

The drop-off in viewers from the premiere (16.4 million) to the second episode (6.2 million) was insane.

37. Jennifer Falls

TVLand

Number of Episodes: 10

Final Episode Aired: Aug. 13

Jaime Pressly's face says it all.

38. Katie

Disney-ABC Domestic Television

Number of Episodes: 327

Final Episode Aired: July 30

The best thing Katie gave us had nothing to do with Couric herself.

39. Killer Women

ABC

Number of Episodes: 6 (two unaired episodes were released online)

Final Episode Aired: Feb. 18

Was off the air faster than a speeding criminal.

40. Kirstie

TV Land

Number of Episodes: 12

Final Episode Aired: Feb. 26

Did anyone ever explain why this show was called Kirstie when Alley played a character named Maddie Banks?

41. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

CBS

Number of Episodes: 2,058

Final Episode Aired: Dec. 19

An ace interviewer, a killer monologue-r, and an all-around great host. Ferguson will be missed.

42. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

NBC

Number of Episodes: 969

Final Episode Aired: Feb. 7

There was no time to miss Fallon as he took over as host of The Tonight Show on Feb. 17.

43. Manhattan Love Story

ABC

Number of Episodes: 4 (six unaired episodes were released online)

Final Episode Aired: Oct. 21

At least its cute stars Jake McDorman and Analeigh Tipton are now dating.

44. Men at Work

TBS

Number of Episodes: 30

Final Episode Aired: March 12

Didn't even know this was a show that existed until right now.

45. The Michael J. Fox Show

Eric Liebowitz / NBC

Number of Episodes: 15

Final Episode Aired: Jan. 23

Betsy Brandt went from Breaking Bad to worse, co-starring on Michael J. Fox's saccharine NBC sitcom.

46. The Millers

CBS

Number of Episodes: 28

Final Episode Aired: Nov. 17

#FreeMargoMartindale finally worked.

47. Mind Games

ABC

Number of Episodes: 5 (eight episodes went unaired in America, but were released internationally)

Final Episode Aired: March 25

Kyle Killen (creator of Lone Star, Awake, and Mind Games) can't catch a break.

48. Mixology

ABC

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: May 21

Nobody wanted to take this real-time dating series home for the night.

49. Mystery Girls

ABC Family

Number of Episodes: 10

Final Episode Aired: Aug. 27

With a poorly timed premiere (the show debuted in the midst of Tori Spelling's insanely dramatic Lifetime reality series) and a hideously stereotypical gay character (Miguel Pinzon's Nick Diaz), it's no mystery what killed this show.

50. Neighbors

ABC

Number of Episodes: 44

Final Episode Aired: April 11

Funnier than you'd expect, weirder than ABC wanted.

51. The Newsroom

HBO

Number of Episodes: 25

Final Episode Aired: Dec. 14

One of the most divisive shows in recent memory.

52. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

ABC

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: April 3

A compelling story got lost underneath a zillion layers of distractingly bad CGI.

53. Psych

USA

Number of Episodes: 121

Final Episode Aired: March 26

USA's beloved comedy closed up shop this year after an impressive run.

54. Rake

Fox

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: June 27

Greg Kinnear is an Oscar nominee. I say that to remind him more than you, since he clearly forgot when signing on to this show.

55. Raising Hope

Fox

Number of Episodes: 88

Final Episode Aired: April 4

A hilariously wrong but incredibly right-on comedy about the wonderful Chance family.

56. Ravenswood

ABC Family

Number of Episodes: 10

Final Episode Aired: Feb. 4

This supernatural-tinged Pretty Little Liars spin-off proved that the characters are better when they work together. #HalebForever

57. Reckless

CBS

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: Sept. 13

Thirteen was doubly unlucky for this CBS law drama.

58. Revolution

NBC

Number of Episodes: 42

Final Episode Aired: May 21

Pretty sure the show's passionate fans are still trying to reverse NBC's decision.

59. Riot

Fox

Number of Episodes: 4

Final Episode Aired: June 10

Hey, Steve Carell. If we wanted to watch Whose Line Is it Anyway? we'd just watch the original.

60. Rush

USA

Number of Episodes: 10

Final Episode Aired: Sept. 18

Tom Ellis played William P. Rush, a doctor who got a rush both from drugs and from saving patients' lives. Viewers found it exhausting.

61. Saint George

FX

Number of Episodes: 10

Final Episode Aired: May 8

Never saw a single ad for this show.

62. Sam & Cat

Nickelodeon

Number of Episodes: 35

Final Episode Aired: July 17

Only on Nickelodeon can you get a 35-episode first season.

63. Sean Saves the World

NBC

Number of Episodes: 13 (two unaired episodes were released online)

Final Episode Aired: January 23

Let's hope Sean Hayes saved some of that Will & Grace money.

64. Selfie

ABC

Number of Episodes: 7 (six unaired episodes were released online)

Final Episode Aired: Nov. 11

Gone too soon. This show was truly finding its footing when ABC kicked it to Hulu.

65. Sons of Anarchy

Byron Cohen/FX

Number of Episodes: 92

Final Episode Aired: Dec. 9

RIP everyone.

66. Suburgatory

ABC

Number of Episodes: 57

Final Episode Aired: May 14

Another great show ABC killed before its time. Noticing a pattern?

67. Super Fun Night

ABC

Number of Episodes: 17

Final Episode Aired: Feb. 19

Except this one. I would say that Rebel Wilson deserved better, but this is the show she created for herself, so...

68. Star-Crossed

The CW

Number of Episodes: 13

Final Episode Aired: May 12

Based on the online outrage over its cancellation, you'd have thought Star-Crossed had a ton of viewers, but fewer than 1 million people watched the finale.

69. Surviving Jack

Fox

Number of Episodes: 7

Final Episode Aired: May 8

Jack (Christopher Meloni) couldn't survive network television.

70. Sullivan & Son

TBS

Number of Episodes: 33

Final Episode Aired: Sept. 9

I have a vague memory of seeing a commercial for this once.

71. Those Who Kill

A&E

Number of Episodes: 10

Final Episode Aired: May 18

A&E aired the first two episodes before low ratings drove the show to another network, the Lifetime Movie Network.

72. The Tomorrow People

The CW

Number of Episodes: 22

Final Episode Aired: May 5

WednesdAmell was too good to last.

73. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

NBC

Number of Episodes: 4,610

Final Episode Aired: Feb. 6

Leno appears to have accepted his replacement this time.

74. Trophy Wife

ABC

Number of Episodes: 22

Final Episode Aired: May 13

ABC really ripped so many wonderful comedies away from the world this year, but this was its worst offense.

75. True Blood

HBO

Number of Episodes: 80

Final Episode Aired: Aug. 24

Although many of us had revoked its invitation long ago, HBO finally staked the series this year.

76. Twisted

ABC Family

Number of Episodes: 19

Final Episode Aired: April 1

We'll always have Baby Johnny Depp.

77. Unforgettable

CBS

Number of Episodes: 48

Final Episode Aired: Sept. 14

Always forgot to watch this show.

78. Us & Them

Fox

Number of Episodes: 7 produced, zero aired

Final Episode Aired: N/A

Fox ordered but never actually aired this rom-com starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel.

79. Utopia

Fox

Number of Episodes: 12

Final Episode Aired: Oct. 31

A potentially great idea sabotaged by truly terrible casting.

80. Warehouse 13

SyFy

Number of Episodes: 64

Final Episode Aired: May 19

Case closed.

81. White Collar

Giovanni Rufino/USA Network

Number of Episodes: 81

Final Episode Aired: Dec. 18

Thank you for providing Matt Bomer with the star-vehicle he deserved, White Collar. You have given us all a true gift.

82. The Wil Wheaton Project

SyFy

Number of Episodes: 12

Final Episode Aired: Aug. 12

Lived short, didn't prosper.

83. Wilfred

FX

Number of Episodes: 49

Final Episode Aired: Aug. 13

One of the most wonderfully weird shows to ever air on American television.

84. Witches of East End

Lifetime

Number of Episodes: 23

Final Episode Aired: Oct. 5

Still holding out hope another network picks up this too-good-to-be-canceled drama about witches, family, and the power of both.

85. The X Factor

Fox

Number of Episodes: 80

Final Episode Aired: Dec. 19, 2013 (the show was officially canceled in 2014)

One of the world's most popular reality competition formats flopped in America, despite several big names serving as mentors (L.A. Reid, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Paulina Rubio) and pretty decent contestants (oh hai, Fifth Harmony).

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