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Top 10 Shows That Were Cancelled for Ridiculous Reasons

We're only focusing on live action shows, so animated cartoons are excluded and deserve their own list.
For this list, we're looking at beloved TV shows that were cancelled, but not due to the usual reasons you'd think. Only reasons that don't make sense to fans even now that has us saying" what the bleep is wrong with these people!?!" "You cancelled a show just for that?!"
The 2007 Writers Strike - Girlfriends
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    1Someone threw the sets away (Batman)
  • 2The network actually aired the episodes out of order (Firefly) suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 3Tim Allen is religious (The Last Man Standing)
    ABC didn't own it and had they renew it, they would have been required to pick up the production costs. This is nothing regarding Tim Allen's views.
    His religious comments didn't help during his work on the show either.
  • 4It Wasn't Educational Enough (Reading Rainbow)
    A host of shows fell prey to that
  • 5You Had To Watch It To Understand It (Police Squad!)
  • 6The Creator Demanded An Immediate Decision About Being Renewed (Angel)
    The creator being Joss Whedon...
  • 7Only Older People Enjoyed It (Longmire)
  • 8Both the actress and the character came out as gay (Ellen) suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 9The network's popularity (Veronica Mars) suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 10The creator turned down a final season (Deadwood)
  • 11Its lead character was an anti-hero (Profit)
  • 12It wasn't "on brand" (Happy Endings)
  • 13Killed the Robin Hood character - Robin Hood suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
  • 14Too Bad It Couldn't Morph Into A Good Show (Animorphs)
  • 15Hillary Duff Wanted a Bigger Paycheck (Lizzie McGuire) suggested byFastTquick
  • 16The 2007 Writers Strike - Girlfriends suggested bydtlfsds@gmail.com
  • 17a racist tweet (Roseanne 2018) suggested byGabriel Gomez
  • 18Too Many Girls Liked It (Young Justice) suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
    We're focusing on live action shows, not cartoons.
  • 19Rupert Murdoch'so wife told him to take it off the air - Studs suggested bydtlfsds@gmail.com
  • 20Sharing the profits with another channel (Dark Matter) suggested bybobbylashley18
  • 21Strict Number of Episodes Policy!?! (In a Heartbeat)
  • 22Too scary...Seriously!?! (So Weird)
  • 23Melissa McCarthy lost weight (Mike & Molly) suggested byVlogerkid555
  • 24Their depiction of Gandhi as a wild, high school partier caused a hunger strike involving approximately 150 participants to get it taken down (Clone High) suggested byMikeMJPMUNCH2
    Cartoons are excluded from this list.

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