Which tv show was cancelled too early?

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  1. judiz

    judiz Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes great shows are never given the chance to find their target audience before they are cancelled. Which show below was the one show you wish had been allowed to find its audience?


    Brooklyn Bridge


    My So Called Life


    Freaks and Geeks


    Arrested Development
  2. judiz

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    Starting off the replies, for me the answer is Brooklyn Bridge, I loved that show so much and unfortunately it is not available legally on dvd but bootleg copies can be purchased online.
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    Pan Am!
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    Terra Nova, Pan Am, Flash Forward, NYC 22, The Event, The Sarah Conner Chronicles, Law & Order.
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    Off the top of my head: Life and Prime Suspect.
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    Pan Am and Firefly.
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    ringer
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    grosse point
    deadwood
    arrested development
    law and order - i dont care if it was on 50 yrs, it's a tent pole, a tent pole
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    Rome (ran out of money)
    Dead Like Me
    Pushing Daisies
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    Early Edition
    Nero Wolfe Mysteries
    Now and Again (not to be confused with Once and Again, which I didn't see)
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    Wonderfalls!
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    I always confuse both of those two titles with Any Day Now, which definitely deserves to be added to the list.

    And ITA with Brooklyn Bridge, Wonderfalls, PanAm, My So-Called Life, Arrested Development, and Pushing Daisies

    I'll add:

    Joan of Arcadia
    Hooperman (who else remembers that one?)
    Sportsnight
    Love Monkey
    Studio 60
    Jack and Bobby
    The Book of Daniel
    Nothing Sacred
    The Education of Max Bickford
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    My first response when asked this question will always be Firefly. Always.
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    One of these days I'll get around to watching Firefly ... :shuffle:
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  16. MacMadame

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    Firefly

    That one about the guy who woke up and everyone said he didn't exist. Had the best season ender that answered every question by asking 20 more and then got canceled. I think it was called Nowhere Man.
  17. Buzz

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    Was just reading up on it and sounds like something I would have loved to watch.
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    Freaks and Geeks definitely needed another season! :cool:
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    freaks and geeks
    my so called life
    popular
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    Firefly
    Sportsnight
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    It was my first experience with getting into a serial and having them cancel it before things were resolved. It really killed something inside me. I will rarely watch a tv show now in the first season if it's one with an ongoing storyline like that. I wait to see if it's going to take off and stay around.
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    hope and faith.... loved that show.
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    My So Called Life is one of my favourite shows of all time. I've probably watched it in its entirety at least a dozen times. A shame there are only 19 episodes :(
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    Combat hospital - I was just getting into it and it was gone :(
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    Firefly.

    Starcops- a British series from the late 80s which only had 9 episodes. Pity- it was excellent.
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    Ooh, yes.

    And since so many people are saying Firefly, I'll be different and say Dollhouse. :) I know the show had some issues, but there was some good stuff in it too. (I had a total geek crush on Topher. :D )
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    I second Rome... oh how I love Rome!
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    What network was that on? It sounds familiar.


    I was really sad about Freaks and Geeks and Pan Am. I wish they had given each at least another season.
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    Rome as a show was okay BUT for man eye candy was fabulous.

    This is going back a long time, but there used to be a show called Homefront that I loved.
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    Criminal Minds:Suspect Behavior - they ended it after 13 episodes on a freaking CLIFFHANGER. That's just cruel. There's no reason they couldn't have made one 1 more show or not shown that episode knowing it was going to be canceled.
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    Legend of the Seeker
    Dark Angel
    and it's already been said Firefly
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    Part of me is relieved that it died before it got a chance to suck. This way, it will always be perfect.:)

    ABC.


    Since there's so much My So Called Life love here, I'm surpirsed there's no mention of Once and Again, which I felt was pretty much like a grown up version of MSCL. I thought it was amazing, and although it lasted 3 seasons, it was given the boot with even less ceremony that MSCL. So much was left unresolved, and to add to the insult, TPTB are holding season 3 hostage so that it's never been available on DVD and might never be.
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    Veronica Mars!!!

    Thank god for fans, because with fan funding (more than double their goal!) a movie has been greenlit to film this summer and release next year. Fans will finally get to see what happens. Plus: LOGAN!!!
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    Life (with Damian Lewis)

    And the one where Christian Slater plays some uber-spy that has a regular guy alter ego, and the two ended up mixing. I forget the name of it, but it only lasted one season and I really thought it was an interesting concept.
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  35. PrincessLeppard

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    Yes. However, I'm also okay with it not continuing, because it seemed to be setting it up for Angela to dump Jared Leto Jordan Catalano for un-hot guy Brian. And that would just NOT work for me. :drama:
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    I loved Homefront, great show! That is the first time I remember seeing John Slattery - now I get him on Mad Men. Always thought he was so handsome. And the show gave us Kyle Chandler!
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    Arrested Development
    Flash Forward
    Sarah Connor Chronicles
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    Firefly
    The Phoenix (with Judson Scott)
    Roswell

    I also agree with those who mentioned Dark Angel, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Nowhere Man, and Now And Again. Loved all of those shows, and have most of them on DVD.