45 TV shows that have been canceled

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Netflix canceled its very expensive hip hip musical drama “The Get Down” after just one season.
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It’s that time of year when the networks are each bringing down the ax on several of their series.

To make room for new shows, executives have been crunching the ratings numbers, reviewing pilots for new series, and making easy and difficult decisions about which shows have to go.

The easy cancellation decisions this year included Katherine Heigl’s low-rated legal drama, “Doubt,” by CBS. Then there was NBC and DC’s critically panned and low-rated comedy experiment, “Powerless.”

Among the tougher cuts this year was Fox’s decision to cancel the low-rated but critically acclaimed “Pitch,” the story of a young woman who breaks into Major League Baseball as a pitcher. In the same vein, Amazon canceled its show “Good Girls Revolt,” about the women who paved the way for today’s female journalists. HBO also couldn’t hang on to “The Leftovers,” which was beloved by critics and fans but couldn’t pull in the necessary ratings.

And then you have the shows that had run their natural course, such as “Orphan Black,” “Girls,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Bloodline,” and “Masters of Sex.”

Here are all the broadcast shows that were canceled and a selection of canceled shows on the streaming and cable networks:


“2 Broke Girls” (CBS)

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“2 Broke Girls” stars Kat Denning, left, and Beth Behrs.
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“American Crime” (ABC)

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From left, Connor Jessup, Clayton Cardenas, and Richard Cabral on the third season of ABC’s “American Crime.”
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ABC/Nicole Wilder

“APB” (Fox)

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Justin Kirk and Caitlin Stacey.
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“Bates Motel” (A&E)

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“Bates Motel” stars Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore.
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“The Blacklist: Redemption” (NBC)

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Ryan Eggold and Famke Janssen on NBC’s “The Blacklist: Redemption.”
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“Black Sails” (Starz)

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Toby Stephens of “Black Sails.”
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“Bloodline” (Netflix)

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“Bloodline” starts Kyle Chandler and Linda Cardellini.
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“Bones” (Fox)

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“The Catch” (ABC)

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“The Catch” star Mireille Enos.
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“Chicago Justice” (NBC)

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“Chicago Justice” stars, from left, Philip Winchester as Peter Stone and Carl Weathers as Mark Jeffries.
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“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (CBS)

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Gary Sinise, far right, stars in this “Criminal Minds” spinoff.
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“Doubt” (CBS)

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Katherine Heigl, left, and Laverne Cox.
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“Dr. Ken” (ABC)

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“Dr. Ken” star Ken Jeong.
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ABC

“Emerald City” (NBC)

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“Emerald City” stars Oliver Jackson Cohen as Lucas and Adria Arjona as Dorothy.
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“Eyewitness” (USA)

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James Paxton, left, and Tyler Young of USA’s “Eyewitness.”
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“Frequency” (The CW)

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Peyton List as Raimy.
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“The Get Down” (Netflix)

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From left, Skylan Brooks, Justice Smith, Tremaine Brown Jr., Shameik Moore, and Jaden Smith on Netflix’s “The Get Down.”
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“Girl Meets World” (Disney Channel)

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“Girl Meets World” stars Sabrina Carpenter, left, and Rowan Blanchard.
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“Girls” (HBO)

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Allison Williams and Lena Dunham on “Girls.”
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“Good Girls Revolt” (Amazon)

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Genevieve Angelson, Erin Darke, and Grace Gummer on “Good Girls Revolt.”
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“The Great Indoors” (CBS)

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From left, Christine Ko, Shaun Brown, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Joel McHale, and Susannah Fielding.
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“Grimm” (NBC)

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Russell Hornsby, left, and David Giuntoli on “Grimm.”
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“Last Man Standing” (ABC)

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“Last Man Standing” stars Kaitlyn Dever and Tim Allen.
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“The Leftovers” (HBO)

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Carrie Coon and Justin Theroux on “The Leftovers.”
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“Making History” (Fox)

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From left, Adam Pally and Yassir Lester
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“Man Seeking Woman” (FXX)

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Jay Burachel and Katie Findlay of “Man Seeking Woman.”
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“Masters of Sex” (Showtime)

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Lizzy Kaplan and Michael Sheen on “Masters of Sex.”
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“Masters of Sex” on Showtime

“No Tomorrow” (The CW)

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Joshua Sasse as Xavier and Tori Anderson as Evie.
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“The Odd Couple” (CBS)

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Thomas Lennon, left, and Matthew Perry star on CBS’s “The Odd Couple.”
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“Orphan Black” (BBC America)

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Tatiana Maslany on “Orphan Black.”
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“Pitch” (Fox)

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From left, Dan Lauria, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Kylie Bunbury.
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“Powerless” (NBC)

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From left, Danny Pudi as Teddy, Vanessa Hudgens as Emily, and Christina Kirk as Jackie.
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“Pretty Little Liars” (Freeform)

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“Pretty Little Liars” stars, from left, Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Sasha Pieterse, and Shay Mitchell.
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Freeform

“The Real O’Neals” (ABC)

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“The Real O’Neals” stars, from left, Martha Plimpton, Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Matt Shively, and Bebe Wood.
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ABC/Kevin Foley

“Reign” (The CW)

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From left, Toby Regbo and Adelaide Kane on “Reign.”
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“Rosewood” (Fox)

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“Rosewood” stars Jaina Lee Ortiz and Morris Chestnut.
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“Scream Queens” (Fox)

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From left, John Stamos, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Emma Roberts on Fox’s “Scream Queens.”
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Michael Becker / FOX

“Secrets & Lies” (ABC)

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Juliette Lewis on the second season of ABC’s “Secrets and Lies.”
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ABC/Richard Cartwright

“Sleepy Hollow” (Fox)

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“Sleepy Hollow” star Tom Mison.
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“Son of Zorn” (Fox)

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From left, Tim Meadows, Cheryl Hines, and Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis).
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Fox

“Teen Wolf” (MTV)

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“Teen Wolf” star Tyler Posey.
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“Time After Time” (ABC)

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Freddie Stroma as H.G. Wells, left, and Josh Bowman as Jack the Ripper on “Time After Time.”
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ABC/Sarah Shatz

“The Vampire Diaries” (The CW)

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“The Vampire Diaries” stars Ian Somerhalder, left, and Paul Wesley.
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“Vice Principals” (HBO)

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Danny McBride and Walton Goggins on “Vice Principals.”
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HBO

“Workaholics” (Comedy Central)

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“Workaholics” stars, from left, Anders Holm, Blake Henderson, and Adam Devine.
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