Reader Wish List: 30 Actors From Cancelled Series You Want Back on TV Now!

Cancellation makes the heart grow fonder — at least that was the take-home message from the comments section of TVLine’s gallery titled “30 Actors from Recently Cancelled Series We Want Back on TV Now.”

Indeed, while you concurred that the future is bleak without the likes of Jasika Nicole, Sela Ward and Megan Hilty on your screens, you also weren’t shy about reminding us of the dozens of talented actors we should’ve included in our roundup.

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And from your discontent, a new gallery was born: Behold, “30 Actors from Recently Cancelled Series YOU Want Back on TV Now!”

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Click through the photos below to see which actors your fellow readers are already jonesin’ for, then hit the comments and share which series might be a good fit for their particular talents.



Comments (146)

  • How’s about some Zachary Levi? Ooh, and Felicity Huffman! And while we’re at it, the entire cast of GCB … preferably starring in GCB!

    Comment by Blake – May 31, 2013 09:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! Sadly, I’m still missing Chuck a year and a half after its finale:-(
      Zachary needs to back on my tv, and not just when I put the dvd’s in…
      I thought GCB was funny too!

      Comment by Chuck and Alias fan – May 31, 2013 11:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They better put Jason O’ Mara on the list. He deserves his own TV show in the near future after his recent failures like Vegas, Terra Nova, Life on Mars and who could ever forget The Agency on CBS after it was canceled for only two seasons (2001 – 2003).

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – May 31, 2013 09:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dana Delaney and Mark Valley should come back but they need to come back in “Body of Proof”! It’s such a great show and so much better than 99% of the garbage on TV these days! I really don’t understand why some network hasn’t picked it up! The only reason I can think of is that it is a smart show and smart shows don’t seem to be doing so well these days…probably because the average IQ in the US is down to 100 so the networks are trying to cater to the stupid aka the masses.

    Comment by Caro – May 31, 2013 09:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I feel the same as you. mark valley to have loved me in all the series because it has involved some very good performances, is a real actor. As you said the producers hope that all series have the great success that had CSI and that only happens once every 20 years. So do not make the mistake of not having Mark Valley, I loved it, it was very fun partner-Tommy Megan Sullivan. and Human target have followed would have been very interesting and fun couple Pucci Chase-Isa. I hope you consider my opinion. A greeting from Spain

      Comment by Pilar – June 22, 2013 04:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mark Valley, totally! And Leighton Meester, too, but only if it’s a role like on GG. Still missing Blair Waldorf!!!!

    Comment by Shay – May 31, 2013 09:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Big yes to Dana Delany and Jack Davenport. Put them on a show together and I’ll be happy.

    Comment by Sam – May 31, 2013 10:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jordana Spiro on Agents of SHIELD

    Comment by Patrick Maloney – May 31, 2013 10:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yes, Mammie Gammer and Jack Davenport, please! plus, Matthew Perry, Zach Gilford and Nate Corrdry

    Comment by ally – May 31, 2013 10:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • why do people want Mamie back – there is a reason her shows keep getting cancelled!!! she sucks

    Comment by Sonr @SA (@SanditonAction) – May 31, 2013 11:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She’s been the highlight of all her shows, she just needs a quality show to join.

      Comment by Mike R. – June 1, 2013 12:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I would just LOVE her to be a regular on The Good Wife.

        Comment by Eran – June 1, 2013 07:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes, Anna Torv and John Noble.

    Comment by coil – June 1, 2013 12:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dana Delany!! Please make her do another tv serie !

    Comment by Nelly – June 1, 2013 12:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For all the people mentioning actors who just haven’t been on TV for a long time, this is a list for actors who were on CANCELLED shows (mostly cancelled shows from this season), not actors from shows that just ended a while ago and the actors haven’t been on TV since.

    Comment by Christine – June 1, 2013 03:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 1 Anna Torv Absofrigginlutely!!
    2 Dave Annable Who cares.
    3 Laura Benanti Absofrigginlutely!!
    4 Aldis Hodge meh
    5 Dana Delany Yes
    6 Michael Steger Who cares.
    7 Ben McKenzie Who cares.
    8 Sophia Bush Who cares.
    9 Jamie Bamber Yes
    10 Mamie Gummer Who cares.
    11 Andrew Rannells Who cares.
    12 Kevin Alejandro Who cares.
    13 Jan Krakowski Yes
    14 Gary Sinise Yes
    15 Carrie-Anne Moss Yes
    16 Anthony Anderson Yes
    17 Leighton Meester Who cares.
    18 Jack Davenport Yes
    19 Jordana Spiro meh
    20 Justin Kirk meh
    21 Leah Remini meh
    22 Maria Bello Yes
    23 Taye Diggs meh
    24 Radha Mitchell Yes
    25 Shawn Hatosy Who cares.
    26 Beth Riesgraf meh
    27 Tyler James Williams Yes
    28 Zach Creggger meh
    29 Mark Valley Yes
    30 John Noble Absofrigginlutely!!

    Comment by The Kaibosh – June 1, 2013 06:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • A LOT of people care about the actors on this list. So B**** Please.

      Comment by Really – June 1, 2013 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Just what I was thinking, Really.
        Hey Kaibosh, who wants to see somebody’s opinion on every actor listed? No one cares who you don’t like. There are actors listed that I didn’t care for, or even know. But they probably are a favorite of some readers.
        Totally uncalled for postinig. Support the ones you like…the ones you don’t like? Keep your lip zipped. This was very rude to everyone else.

        Comment by Broadwayfan – September 4, 2013 02:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Poor Mark Valley. He literally is the male Paula Marshall. Serial show killer.

    Comment by Eran – June 1, 2013 06:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The series wasn’t cancelled, but the actor was — I want Alan Tudyk back ASAP!

    Comment by dragons3 – June 1, 2013 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Annie Wersching

    Comment by Irenicus – June 1, 2013 09:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mark Valley, Mark Valley, Mark Valley!!! Oh yeah–Dana Delany, too!

    Comment by Kim – June 1, 2013 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To endorse what several others have noted, Dana Delany needs to get another show. Of course I just finished watching the entire “China Beach” run on DVD, so I’m clearly a fan, but this lady has done great work for years. And to tide me over until a new series evolves, I would love to see her as Special Agent Jordan Shaw return for a 2-3 story arch on “Castle,” starting off with her asking Kate Beckett, “So, are you two sleeping together yet?” Would love to see how Kate handles that one…hopefully with Castle in the back seat of their FBI SUV.

    Comment by Rick Wright – June 1, 2013 10:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anna Torv, Hugh Laurie and John Noble

    Comment by Joker – June 1, 2013 10:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If everyone wants Delaney and Valley, why weren’t they watching Body of Proof? Compared to other shows it was pretty good. Note to all future writers, enough will murdered parents, etc. Just stay in the present and resist sturm und drang. Body was going off the rails with Daddy’s dead but it was not alone in introducing this turkey. Nothing jumps my shark faster..

    Comment by pylgrym – June 1, 2013 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sarah Jones. She’s due a break after Alcatraz (great show killed too soon) and Vegas (just not a good show, even with a good cast).

    Comment by Words2go – June 1, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anna Torv! Yes, yes and YES! :D

    Comment by Hanna – June 1, 2013 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dana Delany’s BODY OF PROOF was a great show with good numbers. What was ABC thinking! I’d like to see her on REVENGE on ABC at the very least! she deserves her own show as a MIDSEASON SHOW

    Comment by Liza Tish – June 1, 2013 05:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dana Delany… I WANT HER!

    Comment by aNU – June 2, 2013 05:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love to see Tyler Labine back on TV! His shows are always really good, and then get cancelled! He needs to find one that sticks.

    Comment by Babybop – June 2, 2013 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lindsay Price

    Comment by DeeKayTee – June 2, 2013 09:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There is an award that I would like to give out each year called “The Robert Urich Award” because Urich appeared in so many television series, with varying degrees of success, yet he was never blamed by fans or the studios for any of the show failures. He was a durable actor who elevated anything he was in and therefore he got countless chances to be in shows. So my current winner of “The Robert Urich Award” would have to go to Mark Valley. Get him a new series . . . stat!

    Comment by Peter Anthony Holder – June 3, 2013 07:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The winner “Robert Urich Award” should go to Mark Valley. Getting a new series.It is a very good actor

      Comment by Pilar – June 22, 2013 04:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Leighton Meester – YES! YES! YES! She is incredible, in my opinion. Ed Westwick most certainly had his moments as well. Not as often or as consistent as Leighton, but they were really great when they were there.

    Comment by Mrs. Ben Covington – June 4, 2013 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • maria bello, dave annable, meagan goode, sasha mitchell, parminder (Alcatraz, ER), Harry’s Law cast, there are so many…

    Comment by monaper – June 5, 2013 02:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • For everyone who said “Christian Kane” he just tweeted that he’s joining TNT’s King and Maxewell. His first episode is episode 6.

    Comment by Meg – June 5, 2013 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shawn from TNT show, Southland, and Justin from WEEDS!!!!

    Comment by Shana – June 5, 2013 06:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would like to see Anna Torv again.
    And also John Noble :).

    Comment by Wild Flower – June 8, 2013 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LUKE MACFARLANE

    Comment by Pat – June 9, 2013 11:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Body Of Proof with Same Cast as Well As CSI New York!! Two Great Shows – Please Get Them Back……………………..

    Comment by Marie – July 30, 2013 03:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree. I was shocked at BODY OF PROOF’s cancellation. I didn’t follow numbers on it, but it’s a shame. CSI:NY…I’ve been preaching the praises of that show for the last three ‘Bubble years’. Finally, it didn’t make it. Big loss.

      Comment by Broadwayfan – September 4, 2013 02:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gina BELLMAN!!!!!!!

    Comment by Adee – September 3, 2013 10:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Miss Leverage!!!

    Comment by Ela – September 3, 2013 11:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I didn’t realize that Jamie Bamber was DS Matt on LAW & ORDER:UK until I was watching the eps. I had missed on youtube. He’s wonderful!
    I want ALL the cast of LEVERAGE back together! How can they ever have roles that come close to their team chemistry?
    Gary Sinise??? He’s a true treasure!! His type doesn’t come around often. I’d love for him to get a new program. But, it won’t be able to touch CSI:NY.
    Regarding both LEVERAGE and CSI:NY, I’m grateful for DVDs of all seasons!!

    Comment by Broadwayfan – September 4, 2013 01:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would love to see Aldis Hodge, Christian Kane and Emmanuelle Chriqui in a drama series mix between Mod Squad & Bad Boys. with a romantic interest between Aldis Hodge & Emmanuelle Chriqui.

    Comment by may smith – September 4, 2013 05:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad to see both Beth Reisgraf and Aldis Hodge on your list. Loved them both on Leverage and would LOVE to see them back on tv. The rest of the cast, Christian Kane, Tim Hutton and Gina Bellman deserve to be on your list and back on TV ASAP.

    Comment by EllenZ – September 4, 2013 05:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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