That’s It for ‘Apt. 23′ and ‘Ben and Kate’? 10 Shows Taken Too Soon (PHOTOS)

By: Rachel Levy / January 23, 2013

2012's Biggest TV Shockers
What TV news threw us for a loop last year?
TV heaven may be getting two more angels.

On Tuesday, the news broke that ABC has pulled the acclaimed comedy Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 from its Tuesday night lineup. And then on Wednesday, Deadline reported that FOX’s Ben and Kate is seeing a similar fate.

Why are these hysterical series failing?

Ratings. It’s all about the ratings.

Ben and Kate has been getting the lowest ratings during FOX’s new two-hour Tuesday comedy block. And, the second season of Apt. 23 hasn’t been getting promising numbers either, averaging only 2.85 million viewers, as Adweek reported — compared to its average audience of 6.37 million viewers for the first season.

These shows may have loyal fans, but sadly not enough of them. Ben and Kate and Apt. 23 join an illustrious list of other well-done shows that were taken too soon.

For example, Freaks and Geeks only ran on NBC for one season starting in 1999, starring actors who have since moved onto the A-List: James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segel. And who can forget FOX’s Arrested Development starring yet another famous star, Jason Bateman, that took a hiatus in 2006 before making a comeback on streaming video site, Netflix.

Launch the gallery above to see the other shows that got pulled too soon.

Watch the video below to see what James Van Der Beek previously told Celebuzz about Season 2 of Don’t Trust the B—-.

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