We live in a nation gripped by fear. The morning after we watch our favorite TV show, we read our favorite blogger, and then head to Twitter to see if the series has been cancelled. This fear is well-founded. In this crowded marketplace, very few programs have truly good ratings. If the title isn't a military and/or medical acronym, odds are that it's on the chopping block.

How can you tell if your favorite program is being shipped off the Land of Misfit Shows? There are, for better or worse, a number of tell-tale signs. You always see it coming, and not just from the ratings. The writers' room might start making desperate moves to spice up the show. Circumstances outside the show itself can be enough to bring a powerful program to its knees.

You may not want to admit it to yourself, but there are always signs of impending doom. Forewarned is forearmed, TV lovers—these are the 25 Signs That Your Favorite Show Is Going to Get Cancelled.

Written by Brenden Gallagher (@muddycreekU)

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