9 Amazing Actors Who Starred in Numerous Shows That Got Cancelled

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 6:41 p.m. ET

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Now that we know which pilots got the green light for the 2013-2014 TV season, let's take a moment to remember those TV shows that were not so lucky in seasons past. The ones that got cancelled too soon and the actors who just do not have luck in the TV department.

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From famous faces like Matthew Perry and Debra Messing who had one mega popular show and then a few flops, to lesser known actors who need more screen time on TV, check out our list below of actors starring in numerous shows each that just ended too soon. 

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1. Britt Robertson

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Britt was the leading lady in two CW shows that both got cancelled after just one season—'Life Unexpected' and 'Secret Circle.' This girl is for realz gorgeous so let's hope she gets some lovin' from CW (or any network, for that matter) soon!

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2. Jenna Elfman

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Yes, we're aware that Jenna starred in the very successful sitcom 'Dharma & Greg.' But since that show ended in 2002, Jenna's had very little luck in the TV department, working on 'Accidentally on Purpose' and '1600 Penn' which both got the ax after season 1. Where's Thomas Gibson, aka Greg, when you need him?

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3. Judy Greer

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Judy plays the best friend and/or the receptionist in about 8 million movies, but her TV career isn't booming like her film career is. She was in 'Miss Guided, 'Mad Love,' 'Glenn Martin DDS' and other shows you probably haven't heard of.

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4. Bryan Greenberg

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It pains us to include Bryan on this list because he's just so darn cute, but he didn't get enough screen time when both 'October Road' and 'How To Make it in America' got cancelled after not so long. Come back to TV please, Bry?

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5. Debra Messing

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Debra is just the greatest. 'Will & Grace' is the greatest. But 'The Starter Wife' and 'Smash,' Debra's post W&G projects? Not the greatest according to critics or viewers. Yikes.

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6. Jayson Blair

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Jayson's personal life is booming (he's dating Rumer Willis as we speak), but we want Jayson to find a show that's as amazing as his dating life. 'RJ Berger' and 'The New Normal' just weren't meant to be, we guess.

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7. Matthew Perry

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We're not idiots. We know Matthew was 1/6 of the most amazing TV cast in history. But ever since 'Friends' ended after 10 seasons, Matthew's other shows have not been that successful in the ratings, including 'Studio 60,' 'Mr. Sunshine' and 'Go On.' Probably because he'll always be Chandler Bing to everyone in the universe.

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8. Lindsay Price

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Remember 'Lipstick Jungle?' Or 'Eastwick?' Barely, right? Lindsay is having some success with 'Hawaii Five-Oh' right now though so that's great.

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9. Laura Prepon

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Laura had luck on one very famous show—'That 70's Show'—but wasn't as lucky when her shows 'October Road' and 'Are You There, Chelsea?' went off the air after just a few episodes each. Better luck next time.


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