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“Everyone, I’ve got bad news,” dad Peter Griffin tells his family in the opening scene of “North by North Quahog” on Fox’s “Family Guy.” “We’ve been canceled.”

“Oh, no, Peter,” responds wife Lois. “How could they do that?”

But Peter is understanding. “Well, unfortunately, Lois, there’s just no more room on the schedule. We’ve just got to accept the fact that Fox has to make room for terrific shows like Dark Angel, Titus, Undeclared, Action, That 80’s Show, Wonderfalls, Fastlane, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Skin, Girls Club, Cracking Up, The Pitts, Firefly, Get Real, FreakyLinks, Wanda at Large, Costello, The Lone Gunmen, A Minute With Stan Hooper, Normal Ohio, Pasadena, Harsh Realm, Keen Eddie, The $treet, American Embassy, Cedric The Entertainer, The Tick, Luis and Greg the Bunny.”

Lois: “Is there no hope?”

Peter: “Well, I suppose if all those shows go down the tubes, we might have a shot.”


2017

 American Gods (Starz)

 Baroness Von Sketch Show (CBC)

 Crazyhead (Netflix)

 The History of Comedy (CNN)

 The Jim Jefferies Show (Comedy Central)

 Journeys in Japan (NHK)

 Marvel’s Iron Fist (Netflix)

 Marvel’s Legion (FX)

 Patriot (Amazon)

 Planet Earth II (BBC)

 Search Party (TBS)

Second City Television (Global/CBC/NBC)

 The Sinner (USA)

 Sneaky Pete (Amazon)

 Stitchers (Freeform)

 Trapped (RÚV/Viceland)

 Travelers (Netflix)

2016

 Angie Tribeca (TBS)

 Colony (USA)

 Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (BBC)

 Fleabag (Amazon)

 Good Behavior (TNT)

 Hap and Leonard (Sundance)

 Lady Dynamite (Netflix)

 Lucifer (Fox)

 Marvel’s Daredevil (Netflix)

 Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix)

 Patagonia: Earth’s Secret Paradise (BBC Earth)

 People of Earth (TBS)

 Preacher (AMC)

 Quarry (Cinemax)

 Shetland (BBC)

 Stranger Things (Netflix)

 Westworld (HBO)


2015

 Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz)

Better Call Saul (AMC)

 Blunt Talk (Starz)

 Dark Matter (Syfy)

 The Expanse (Syfy)

Fortitude (Sky/Pivot)

 Humans (AMC)

 Killjoys (Syfy)

 The Last Kingdom (BBC America)

 Limitless (CBS)

 Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix)

 Mr. Robot (USA)

 Schitt’s Creek (CBC/Pop)

12 Monkeys (Syfy)


2014

The Affair (Showtime)

blue pin Broad City (Comedy Central)

Fargo (FX)

 The Leftovers (HBO)

 Marvel’s Agent Carter (ABC)

Penny Dreadful (Showtime)

True Detective (HBO)

You’re the Worst (FX)


2013

Banshee (Cinemax)

Broadchurch (ITV/BBC America)

Drunk History (Comedy Central)

Family Tree (HBO)

Legit (FX)

 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC)

Newsreaders (Adult Swim)

Orphan Black (BBC America)

Please Like Me (Pivot)

Siberia (NBC)

Top of the Lake (Sundance)


2012

Continuum (Syfy)

Elementary (CBS)

Girls (HBO)

House of Lies (Showtime)

Les Revenants (Canal +/Sundance)

Veep (HBO)


2011

American Horror Story (FX)

Being Human (American Version) (Syfy)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Grimm (NBC)

Happy Endings (ABC)

Hell on Wheels (AMC)

NTSF:SD:SUV:: (Comedy Central)

Person of Interest (CBS)

Portlandia (IFC)

Ringer (CW)

Terra Nova (Fox)

Web Therapy (Showtime)


2010

Lost Girl (Syfy)

Louie (FX)


2009

Alice (Syfy)

Being Erica (CBC)

Being Human (BBC)

Bored To Death (HBO)

Dollhouse (Fox)

Party Down (Starz)

Sherlock (BBC)

The Trip (BBC)

Warehouse 13 (Syfy)


2008

Childrens Hospital (Comedy Central)

Free Radio (VH1)

Fringe (Fox)

In Plain Sight (USA)

Leverage (TNT)

Life After People (History)

The Middleman (ABC Family)

True Blood (HBO)


2007

The Dresden Files (Sci Fi)

Flight of the Conchords (HBO)

Head Case (Starz)

Long Way Down (BBC)

Michael Palin’s New Europe (BBC/Travel Channel)

Primeval (ITV)

Pushing Daisies (ABC)

Reaper (CW)

Samantha Who? (ABC)

The Sarah Jane Adventures (BBC)

The Sarah Silverman Program (Comedy Central)


2006

Dexter (Showtime)

Eureka (Syfy)

Feel the Force (BBC)

Heroes (NBC)

Hyperdrive (BBC)

The IT Crowd (Channel 4/IFC)

The Lost Room (Syfy)

Lovespring International (Lifetime)

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (IFC)

The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)

Saxondale (BBC)

That Mitchell & Webb Look (BBC)

30 Rock (NBC)

Torchwood (BBC)


2005

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel)

The Comedians of Comedy (Comedy Central)

Doctor Who: New Series (BBC)

Extras (BBC/HBO)

 Invasion (ABC)

Love Soup (BBC)

Medium (NBC)

My Name is Earl (NBC)

The Office (NBC)

Point Pleasant (Fox)

The Robinsons (BBC)

Robot Chicken (Comedy Central)

Rome (HBO)

Supernatural (WB/CW)

 Surface (NBC)

 Threshold (CBS)

Tru Calling (Fox)

Weeds (Showtime)


2004

Deadwood (HBO)

Desperate Housewives (ABC)

The 4400 (USA)

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace (Syfy)

Green Wing (BBC)

Hex (BBC)

Hustle (BBC/AMC)

Long Way Round (Bravo)

Lost (ABC)

Nighty Night (BBC)

Samantha Brown Travels (Travel Channel)

Shameless (Channel 4/Sundance)

Significant Others (Bravo)

Veronica Mars (UPN)


2003

Angels in America (HBO)

Arrested Development (Fox)

Carnivale (HBO)

Dead Like Me (Showtime)

Hardware (BBC)

Peep Show (Channel 4)


2002

Firefly (Fox)

Foyle’s War (PBS/ITV)

Greg The Bunny (Fox)

Kath & Kim (Australian Broadcasting Corp.)

Reno 911 (Comedy Central)


2001

The Office (BBC)

Scrubs (NBC/ABC)

Six Feet Under (HBO)

Star Trek: Enterprise (UPN)


2000

Black Books (BBC)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Dark Angel (Fox)

Grosse Pointe (Fox)


1999

Action (Fox)

Angel (The WB)

The Daily Show (Comedy Central)

Family Guy (Fox)

Futurama (Comedy Central)

Smack the Pony (Channel 4)

Spaced (BBC)


1998

Charmed (WB)

The Mighty Boosh (BBC)

Twitch City (CBC/Bravo)


1997

Ally McBeal (Fox)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Fox/UPN)

I’m Alan Partridge (BBC)

Just Shoot Me! (NBC)

Lexx (Global/Showcase)


1995

Mad TV (Fox)

The Outer Limits (Showtime/SciFi)

Sliders (Fox/Sci Fi)

Star Trek: Voyager (UPN)


1994

Big Girl’s Blouse (Seven Network/Sundance)

The Critic (ABC/Fox)

Due South (CTV)

Friends (NBC)

Globe Trekker (PBS)

The Stand (Syfy)

The Vicar of Dibley (BBC)


1993

  The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (Fox)

  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Paramount)

  The Wrong Trousers (BBC)

  The X-Files (Fox)

1992

  Absolutely Fabulous (BBC)

  The Larry Sanders Show (HBO)

1991

 Eerie, Indiana (NBC)

 The Red Green Show (CBC)

1990

  Jeeves and Wooster (ITV)

  Mr. Bean (Thames)

  Northern Exposure (CBS)

  Twin Peaks (ABC)

1989

A Bit of Fry & Laurie (BBC)

The Simpsons (Fox)

1988

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Comedy Central)

1987

French and Saunders (BBC)

Inspector Morse (ITV)

Star Trek: The Next Generation (Paramount)

1986

At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper (ABC)

1984

Alas Smith and Jones (BBC)

The Jewel in the Crown (ITV)

Blackadder (BBC)

1982

The Comic Strip Presents… (Channel 4)

Police Squad! (ABC)

1981

Brideshead Revisited (ITV)

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (BBC)

1979

Minder (ITV)

Not the Nine O’Clock News (BBC)

1977

Fair Go (TVNZ)

Fernwood 2 Night (Syndicated)

1976

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (BBC)

I, Claudius (BBC)

Open All Hours (BBC)

Ripping Yarns (BBC)

1975

Fawlty Towers (BBC)

Rutland Weekend Television (BBC)

1974

Porridge (BBC)

Rising Damp (ITV/Yorkshire)

1971

Masterpiece Theatre (PBS)

The Two Ronnies (BBC)

1969

Monty Python’s Flying Circus (BBC)

Take Three Girls (BBC)

1968

Dad’s Army (BBC)

1967

At Last The 1948 Show (ITV)

The Forsyte Saga (BBC)

The Invaders (ABC)

The Prisoner (ITV)

1966

Country Calendar (TVNZ)

1965

Get Smart (NBC)

1964

Not Only…But Also (BBC)

1963

The Outer Limits (ABC)

1962

Steptoe and Son (BBC)

That Was The Week That Was (BBC)

Z-Cars (BBC)

1961

The Avengers (ITV/Thames)

1960

Coronation Street (ITV/Thames)

1959

The Twilight Zone (CBS)

1956

Hancock’s Half Hour (BBC)

1955

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (CBS/NBC)


Radio

1981

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (BBC)

1965

Round the Horne (BBC Radio 2)

1964

I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again (BBC Home Service)

1951

The Goon Show (BBC Home Service)

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