7 Network TV Cancellations That Hurt the Most (PHOTOS)

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Speechless (ABC)

Despite its popularity among viewers, the quirky comedy Speechless was canceled after three seasons. The show that followed the peculiar DiMeo family knew how to make fans laugh, but thankfully ended in a spot that gave closure as eldest son J.J. graduated high school ready to take on college.

Life In Pieces - 'Sonogram Frog Rub Family' - Colin Hanks as Greg Short, Dan Bakkedahl as Tim Hughes, James Brolin as John Short, Dianne Wiest as Joan Short, Angelique Cabral as Colleen Brandon-Ortega, Thomas Sadoski as Matt Short
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Life In Pieces (CBS)

This family comedy has been a fan favorite since its debut in 2015, but it wasn’t enough to save the show this time around. Perhaps the lengthy hiatus between Seasons 3 and 4 was too much to keep it going beyond that final run.

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Proven Innocent (Fox)

After just one season, Fox axed this legal drama with an edge, despite its great cast and intriguing story. Guess we’ll never know what came of Madeline Scott and Gore Bellows.

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The Kids Are Alright (ABC)

The Clearys were nothing but hilarious in their first and only season at ABC. The ’70s-set comedy — following a family made up of a mother, father and eight sons — drew on the humor of the time in a refreshing way that makes it sad to say goodbye after its brief run.

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The Passage (Fox)

This sci-fi drama gripped fans from the very beginning and left a lot of unanswered questions, which makes its cancellation all the more vexing. With more books left in the source material’s library, we’re wondering if it can be salvaged elsewhere.

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Whiskey Cavalier (ABC)

This action dramedy brought fans the perfect combination of genres set against a foreign backdrop. The chemistry between leads Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan is also something fans are sure to miss about this underrated and short-lived series.

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Star (Fox)

This drama following the story of a musical group from Atlanta ran for three seasons and featured stars like Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt and Brandy Norwood. As one of TV’s most diverse casts, Star is a greater loss than just another show canceled too soon.

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The TV landscape can be treacherous for fans, especially after networks do their annual spring cleaning by cancelling a lot of new and old favorites.

2019 has been no exception as many shows got the boot this past week and no one was safe. Dramas, comedies and more weren’t immune to the networks’ plans as beloved series like CBS’s Life In Pieces and ABC’s Speechless both were shown the door after years on air.

Meanwhile, plenty of newbies were shown the same treatment and some certainly hurt more than others. Click through the gallery above for a look at seven titles that were canceled and hurt the most this season.