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Television shows we said goodbye to in 2016

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The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (Comedy Central)

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First episode: July 24, 2014 

Final episode: Nov. 22, 2016 

The series was a stand-up comedy hosted by comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani in the U.S.

Beauty & the Beast (The CW) 

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First episode: Oct. 11, 2012 

Final episode: Sept. 15, 2016 

The horror-drama revolved around an NYPD detective Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk), who fell in love with ex-soldier Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan), who happened to be her savior. The man was trying to protect himself from a top secret government organization that had transformed him into a beast.

The Jim Gaffigan Show (TV Land)

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First episode: July 15, 2015 

Final episode: Aug. 21, 2016 

The sitcom starred Jim Gaffigan as an imagined version of himself. He featured as a stand-up comedian raising five children in a New York City apartment.

Angel from Hell (CBS)

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First episode: Jan. 7, 2016 

Final episode: July 23, 2016 

The comedy series focused on the story of guardian angel Amy (Jane Lynch), who formed an unusual bond with a young girl Allison (Maggie Lawson), whom she was supposed to guard.

Royal Pains (USA Network)

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First episode: June 4, 2009

Final episode: July 6, 2016

The drama was partially based on genuine medicine practices of concierge doctors who work for extremely rich people. The show focused on the lives of Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein), Evan R. Lawson (Paulo Costanzo), Jill Casey (Jill Flint) and Divya Katdare (Reshma Shetty).

Person of Interest (CBS)

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First episode: Sept. 22, 2011

Final episode: June 21, 2016

The Sci-Fi crime-drama followed the story of a former CIA agent John Reese (Jim Caviezel), who was believed to be dead but is hired by a billionaire Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) to prevent criminal activity.

Penny Dreadful (Showtime and Sky)

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First episode: May 11, 2014 

Final episode: June 19, 2016 

The horror-drama was centered on explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and a mysterious woman Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), coming together to fight supernatural threats in Victorian London.

House of Lies (Showtime)

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First episode: Jan. 8, 2012 

Final episode: June 12, 2016 

The comedy series starred Don Cheadle in the role of Marty Kaan, Kristen Bell as Jeannie Van Der Hooven, and Ben Schwartz as Clyde Oberholt, all management consultants who had no limits when it came to getting their business deals finalized.

Heartbeat (NBC)

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First episode: March 22, 2016

Final episode: May 25, 2016

The medical drama revolved around the life of Alex Panttiere portrayed by Melissa George, based on the real life of Dr. Kathy Magliato — the famous heart-transplant surgeon who struggled to balance her personal and professional life.

Bordertown (FOX)

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First episode: Jan. 3, 2016

Final episode: May 22, 2016

The adult animated show focused on the lives of two families in a Southwest desert town on the border of U.S. and Mexico. Actors such as Hank Azaria, Nicholas Gonzalez, Alex Borstein and Judah Friedlander lent their voices for the characters of Bud Buckwald, Ernesto Gonzalez, Becky Buckwald and Sanford Buckwald, respectively, in the series. 

Mike & Molly (CBS)

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First episode: Sept. 20, 2010 

Final episode: May 16, 2016

The comedy series starred Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy in the roles of Mike Biggs and Molly Flynn, respectively, playing an oversized couple who fell in love when they met at a Chicago Overeaters' Anonymous group.

Castle (ABC)

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First episode: March 9, 2009

Final episode: May 16, 2016

The crime-dramedy focused on the crimes solved by a bestselling crime novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and a detective from NYPD Kate Beckett (Stana Katic).

Grinder (FOX)

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First episode: Sept. 29, 2015 

Final episode: May 10, 2016

This comedy tracked the life of television attorney Dean Sanderson played by Rob Lowe, who returned to his hometown thinking his TV experience qualified him to practice law, and joined his brother and real-life lawyer Stewart Sanderson, portrayed by Fred Savage. 

Grandfathered (FOX)

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First episode: Sept. 29, 2015 

Final episode: May 10, 2016 

The comedy series focused on the life of Jimmy Martino, a bachelor portrayed by John Stamos, as he finds out about his son and a granddaughter from a previous relationship.

Damien (A&E)

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First episode: March 7, 2016

Final episode: May 9, 2016

Based on the 1976-film "The Omen," the horror-drama focused on war photographer Damien Thorn (Bradley James) who has no recollection of his Satanic past. Ann Rutledge, the character portrayed by Barbara Hershey sheltered the boy, while he was growing up and eventually helped him rediscover his Antichrist side.

The Good Wife (CBS)

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First episode: Sept. 22, 2009

Final episode: May 8, 2016

The legal drama revolved around the journey of the wife of Cook County State's Attorney Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) — Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) — who returned to pursue her legal career after many years when her husband got arrested for being involved in a sex and corruption scandal.

Limitless (CBS)

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First episode: Sept. 22, 2015

Final episode: April 26, 2016

The crime-drama series focused on the character of Brian Finch played by Jake McDorman, who learned about a mysterious nootropic drug named NZT-48 known to unravel the full potential of the human brain and enhance mental abilities.

I Am Cait (E!)

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First episode: July 26, 2015 

Final episode: April 24, 2016

The documentary series chronicled the transformation of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner, while mirroring the struggles involved in gender transition. 

Kocktails with Khloé (FYI)

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First episode: Jan. 20, 2016

Final episode: April 20, 2016

The American pop culture-themed talk show was hosted by reality television personality Khloé Kardashian for one season.

Bitten (Syfy)

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First episode: Jan. 11, 2014

Final episode: April 15, 2016

The fantasy drama followed the story of Elena Michaels, a young girl played by Laura Vandervoort, who left her past behind to become a photographer in the city and live a normal life. However, she’s forced back into her dark world where she was the only female werewolf.

American Idol (FOX)

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First episode: June 11, 2002 

Final episode: April 7, 2016 

The American singing competition series aimed at discovering new talent, and the winner was chosen by the viewers in the U.S. through telephones, internet, and SMS. The judges of season 15 were Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr. and Ryan Seacrest.

Of Kings and Prophets (ABC)

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First episode: March 8, 2016

Final episode: March 15, 2016

The drama followed the stories in the Biblical Books of Samuel, including various characters set in the Kingdom of Israel such as King of Israel Saul (Ray Winstone) and a shepherd and the future king, David (Olly Rix).

CSI: Cyber (CBS)

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First episode: Sept. 22, 2011 

Final episode: March 13, 2016 

The crime-drama tracked the life of Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette), who worked as a cyber-psychologist for the FBI along with her team including Elijah Mundo (James Van Der Beek), Simon Sifter (Peter MacNicol) and Brody Nelson (Shad Moss), investigating cyber crimes in North America. 

Mythbusters (Discovery Channel)

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First episode: Jan. 23, 2003 

Final episode: March 5, 2016 

The series was a science entertainment show that starred Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman as the main cast members. They used fundamentals of science to test the legitimacy of rumors, myths, movie scenes and Internet videos.

Agent Carter (ABC)

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First episode: Jan. 6, 2015

Final episode: March 1, 2016

Marvel’s superhero series was based on the iconic character Peggy Carter — with Hayley Atwell reprising the role from the "Captain America" films — striving to balance her life as a secret agent and a single woman in the U.S. in the 1940s.

Telenovela (NBC)

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First episode: Dec. 7, 2015

Final episode: Feb. 22, 2016

The comedy series starring Eva Longoria and Jencarlos Canela in the roles of Ana Sofia Calderon and Xavier Castillo, respectively, showcased the behind-the-scenes happenings of a Brazilian soap opera and the day-to-day life of the show's stars.

Undateable (NBC)

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First episode: May 29, 2014

Final episode: January 29, 2016

The comedy series revolved around a nonchalant single man Danny (Chris D'Elia) in his mid-30s caught in his endeavor to strike a romantic relationship with the owner of a bar he frequently visits. 

Unforgettable (CBS -2011-2014 and A&E- 2015-2016)

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First episode: Sept. 20, 2011

Final episode: Jan. 22, 2016

The police procedural drama starred Poppy Montgomery as Carrie Wells, a female police detective with an astonishing photographic memory. While she helped her former boyfriend and partner Al Burns (Dylan Walsh) to solve a case, she also tried to find out about her sister's murderer.


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