In Memoriam: Remembering the TV Shows We Lost in 2012 (VIDEO)

Another year, another shockingly high number of chalk outlines around dead TV shows lining the streets of Canceltown. Seriously, every year when we sit down to compile this video, we're surprised not only by how many series have ended, but by how quickly we've forgotten some of them. But no TV series can last forever, and 2012 saw the end of some biggies. It also saw the end of some, er, barely-made-a-dent-ies. And so it's only fitting that we pay our respects to the shows we've loved and lost (plus a few we were happy to see go). Here's our video tribute to the shows we said goodbye to this year.

Fare thee well, old friends. You will be missed. Some of you more than others.

Editor's Note: A few of the shows in this year's video *technically* ended in 2011, but weren't confirmed canceled until later. Likewise, we made a few judgment calls on shows we *know* are ending but haven't quite finished their runs. So please don't yell at us in the comments, okay? Please?



Which recently deceased show will you miss the most?



RELATED:
– In Memoriam: Remembering the TV Shows We Lost in 2011
– In Memoriam: Remembering the TV Shows We Lost in 2010

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Jan 26, 2013
Chuck, One Tree Hill, Gossip Girl, The Secret Circle, Breakout Kings and Terra Nova.
The first 3 in the list I understand they had their time, but the last 3 didn't. I really enjoyed Terra Nova it was fun and a little different. The hurt from TSC cancellation still burns I loved that show... too soon, too soon!!!! But I recently watched the 2 seasons of Breakout Kings and found it to be an incredibly well written show. I loved the complex nature of the "anti-heroes" and I loved of course the character of Lloyd Lowery, acted by the brilliant Jimmi Simpson. It was a really good show and ended on a cliff hanger of course. (Take in mind a cliff hanger where they didn't even get to finish the conversation they were having because it would define the entire next season. Damn it!! I guess it still burns, but thats probably due to the fact I finished watching the 2nd season about 15 minutes ago. Fuck you A&E!!!!
P.S. I feel the same way about Alphas!!!!!! Fuck you Syfy!!!!!!
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Jan 05, 2013
The secret circle, Ringer, Emily Owens Md, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, House and Chuck. But I'll miss Chuck the most :(
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Jan 03, 2013
The Secret Circle, 666 Park Ave, Wizards Of Waverly Place, CSI Miami
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Jan 03, 2013
You guys just had to snick in "Working It" at the end of it, didn't you?
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Jan 03, 2013
Boss.
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Jan 02, 2013
Eureka :(
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Jan 02, 2013
And Flashpoint!!!!!!!!
Is there another season of Dexter?
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Jan 02, 2013
Sanctuary (even tho I'm still miffed that the exec producers pretended to not know it was going to end), Alcatraz, Eureka, Fringe, all the Sci-Fi's on the Sy-Fy channel, CSI Miami, V, Stargate Universe, Terra Nova, Leverage, etc, etc
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Jan 02, 2013
LEVERAGE!!!
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Jan 02, 2013
Glad that Weeds finally ended...and that some of the most horrible also did like CSI Miami or Jersey Shore
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Jan 02, 2013
Political animals! Damages! GCB grew on me! Fringe - when it was good. Alcatraz had promise. Boss!
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Jan 02, 2013
666 Park Ave. The wound is still fresh.
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Jan 01, 2013
House, Fringe and Leverage...favorites
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Jan 01, 2013
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Jan 07, 2013
English 101:Always "should have." Never "should of."Class dismissed.
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Jan 01, 2013
BMS
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Jan 01, 2013
I counted 16 shows that I actively watched that were cancelled.
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Jan 01, 2013
House, One Tree Hill, Secret Circle, The Firm, and Dog Whisperer. You forgot Leverage, Fringe
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Jan 01, 2013
Awake and GCB, Common Law. The last season of Fairly Legal was great.
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Jan 01, 2013
Eureka and The Finder. I hate it, but it was well past time for One Tree Hill.
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Dec 31, 2012
Desperate Housewives all the way to Wisteria Lane :'(
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Dec 31, 2012
CSI Miami had a good run, I'd watch it if it was still on. Terra Nova was interesting but didn't have time to develop a direction if it was ever going to. House had a great run and ended on an upbeat at a good time. Last Resort should not be cancelled but is promised to end properly. It has a great cast with good to great episodes. For ME, the rest never started, never were missed and I'm still here. I suppose they gave pleasure to others, good for the others and good for the shows.
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Dec 31, 2012
Whoops, I missed Leverage. This is a great show with great cast, story lines and execution! Their approach to the story varied and was unpredictable. I always looked forward to the next episode. At least they ended Leverage instead of chopping it off at the waist leaving us hanging.
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Dec 31, 2012
Fringe, Leverage and Merlin
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Dec 31, 2012
nyc22 and prime suspects
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Dec 31, 2012
Sigh... "Sanctuary".
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Dec 31, 2012
3/4 of the shows I never even heard of. And with that 1/4 I knew of,3/4 of shows I didn't even care about or they were lame. One tree hill I stopped watching with season 6, I miss Secret circle, America's best dance crew is a shock(first time hearing it is canned),but won't really miss it. Oh and Sanctuary I miss. Merlin ended very lame(and have no problem that they killed you know who....just how they did it was super lame),so i won't really miss it. Same goes for Desperate housewives
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Dec 30, 2012
Last Resort!!! So much potential, and the acting was great. Fringe wasn't listed, but that is going to be a VERY MUCH MISSED SHOW!!!
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Dec 30, 2012
I would do anything to bring back The Secret Circle!
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Dec 31, 2012
would you sell your soul to the Devil? :D....if answer is no,then you wouldn't do anything now,would ya?:D:D
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Dec 30, 2012
wow the feels, gonna miss my favorite shows Chuck and House... and even shows I never even watched like One Tree Hill, Awake, The Secret Circle, Bleach... sooo sad
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Dec 30, 2012
Last Resort, was a great show! Gonna miss it.
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Dec 29, 2012
RIP weeds,the finder,terra nova,rob,alcatraz,chelsea,animal practise,partners,bms
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Dec 29, 2012
I enjoyed Common Law but felt one season was enough. I watched the secret circle like it was car crash tv. I tried to like Ringer, yawn, same with the river. What I will miss though is Sanctuary (still had mileage), Leverage (ditto), Alcatraz and Awake. I will miss Melin, Fringe and Chuck but there time had come. I think Tera Nova got a bad wrap, I blame the pesky teens storyline. RIP all those shows. 😿
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Dec 29, 2012
What surprises me is Dallas isn't on that list...As much as I loved watching the old and new series, let's face it, without JR the show is DEAD...The new characters didn't made much of a difference and the old ones, still lack something, JR
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Dec 29, 2012
Last Resort, House, Ringer, Secret Circle, 666 Park Avenue, Boss, Merlin, The River, Alcatraz all brilliant shows which made our lives slightly better-)
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Dec 29, 2012
Flashpoint, Fringe, Last Resort, Leverage
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Dec 29, 2012
How about The Killing? It was canceled, however there were some romours that it will be renewed for season 3 but for now there isn't any official news about that so that makes The Killing canceled, at least for now.
However as much as I loved this show I really don't want season 3 and am hoping this stays canceled.
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Dec 29, 2012
Chuck, Eureka, Weeds, Last Resort - I that order.
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Dec 29, 2012
Most of these shows needed to go anyways. just taking a lot of space and time. Tnx for Awake, House and Chuck.
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Dec 29, 2012
I'll miss the (canadian) show Flashpoint. It wasn't cancelled arbitrarily though, it was the decision of the producers to have it end on a high note though rather than linger to the point of being chopped to death by a network. They get points for integrity but I'll miss it.

I wouldn't mind seeing Law & Order SVU go.
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Dec 29, 2012
Leverage! It was su sudden! And One Tree Hill :( I remember when I was a teenager and I was watching it and now it's over :(
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Dec 29, 2012
Chuck!!!!???!!!!!!!!!
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Dec 29, 2012
Man oh man oh man good riddance to all of those!! Yeesh tv sucks
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Dec 29, 2012
One Tree Hill, Partners, and Are you there Chelsea?
RIP :'(
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Dec 29, 2012
Merlin!!!
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Dec 29, 2012
I loved Leverage. It was one of the greatest shows ever to watch. Me and my sister could watch it forever. I feel so sad now. ;(
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Dec 29, 2012
Whenever I see these, I am stunned by how many shows there are out there. Happens every time.
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Dec 28, 2012
Oh, and Eureka!
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Dec 28, 2012
House, Fringe, Chuck, Sanctuary, Leverage, Awake. More good TV gone the way of the Dodo :(
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Dec 29, 2012
Fringe dosnt go away until 2013
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Dec 29, 2012
but the finale is Jan 18th I think they could have used one of their judgement calls on it it barely makes it into 2013
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Dec 28, 2012
Merlin !!! Damages / Boss / Desperate housewives
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Dec 28, 2012
the finder and sanctuary. bothe ended way to soon. but the finder's ending was way too open ended.
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Dec 28, 2012
Leverage and Eureka. It's funny that so many of those shows premiered within the last year or so.
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