Which tv show was cancelled too early?

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  1. leesaleesa

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    Cancelled after an episode or two or three: My Generation, Parenthood (the one back in the 90s)

    One season and that's it? Relativity, My So-Called Life, Reunion, The Class, Retro Ice, The LA Complex, GCB, Rags to Riches

    Got a pretty run but still could've done so much more: thirtysomething, Once & Again, American Dreams, Up With Chris Hayes, Battle of the Blades, Popular

    It was on forever but still cancelled too early: Another World
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    Oh, I forgot about Wonderfalls! I loved that show. I have it on DVD.
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    Under Suspicion. A cop show I liked in the mid 90s
    Due South
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    Freaks and Geeks
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    Early Edition (KYLE CHANDLER!! :swoon: )
    V (The newer one...now THAT was a cliffhanger finale!! :eek: )
    Invasion
    Life on Mars (The new one)
    Pan Am
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    Pasadena: It was a great and kind of dark nightime soap that starred Dana Delaney and Belthazar Ghetty. Timing was not on the show's side, though - the show debuted a month after 9/11 and one of the main plots involved a deranged man committing suiced in the first episode.

    Speaking of Belthazar Ghetty. I was bummed that Brothers & Sisters was cancelled.

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    My first thought was Homefront- I loved that show.

    And then I remembered Dollhouse- and if I could bring back any show, that would be it.
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    I'm in the Band. It was friggin hilarious.
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    Tru Calling. I really liked that one. And My So-Called Life.
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    Homefront
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  12. DAngel

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    Yes please!

    YES! Frigging yes! absolutely!

    Half of me agrees, but the other half thought the last half of season two was too campy :yikes:
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    You aren't alone!
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    Better Off Ted, Don't Trust the B in Apt 23, Pan Am
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    Sports Night.

    So glad to see so many other fans here!
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    Firefly (duh)

    Invasion
    Life on Mars (recent)
    The Nine
    Spies
    Basically any Wed 10pm drama that ABC aired during the LOST years :drama: I got hooked on them all, and they all got cancelled way too quickly. Most crushed about Invasion, though

    The Event
    Dollhouse
    Caprica

    and of course Freaks and Geeks

    As much as I love Arrested Development, I don't think any series that got 3 seasons can be called "cancelled too soon". Fox actually put a huge effort into finding it an audience - that one is more the fault of viewers for not watching.
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    My So-Called Life (and I was way older than a teenager when it was on and loved it)
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    YES! I forgot about that show. I loved it!
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    That could be said of a lot of shows. We could actually have a pretty long thread about shows that dragged on WAY too long and should have been put out of their misery.



    Ohhhhh, yes! Loved that one! Although a tiny part of me is relieved that we never actually got Betty's romantic storyline resolved, because I was rooting SO HARD for Victor (fancy-word-loving* undercover anti-Nazi agents for the win!!), but it seemed like everyone else was rooting for Scott. Something in me would have died if it had been Scott.

    (Yes, I do take my shows way too seriously, why do you ask? :eek: )

    Another one I thought of: a little-known but really good show called Mysterious Ways, with Adrian Pasdar. I think it only went one season.

    *Seriously, when she asked him to repeat what he said on their romantic walk by the river, and he said that thing about the confluence of the Allegheny and the Monongahela, I wanted to hug him myself. :D
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    Firefly!

    Day Break; a police detective (Taye Diggs) is framed for murdering the Assistant DA, and lives the same day over and over again while trying to solve the murder. Each day he brings forward the memories/knowledge of the previous day. My husband and I enjoyed the six episodes we saw before it was cancelled. :(

    We also liked "Dont Trust the B-"
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    Freaks and Geeks
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    Pushing Daisies. Lee Page and Kristin Chenoweth were amazing.
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    i wish pushing daisies had stayed around if only for the occasional cheno song
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    I forgot to list Pushing Daisies! I loved that one too. :(
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    Oh, I forgot about Pushing Daisies, probably because they did have a chance to at least wrap things up. Better off Ted was awesome too. I watched the whole thing on Netflix all at once.
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    Kings---it was on NBC a few years ago, and was a modern telling of the Biblical story of Saul and David. I loved the show, and it's one of the few shows I have on DVD.
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    I always preferred Scott but I think that mainly had to do with the actor that played him. Anyone else probably would've taken the character in a more distasteful direction, but I think Kevin O'Rourke did an admirable job in making Scott a rakish scoundrel that actually had a heart.

    Personally, I hoped at the end that both Victor and Scott would've turned to Betty and told her that due to her wishy-washy nature, they were both dumping her and she could curl up next to her typewriter every night. They were going to go fight after Maple instead. :)
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    :lol: I liked Betty, I guess because I liked the whole "naive young intern ends up den mother to a pack of lunatics" thing. (And could identify with it a little. :D ) But Scott and Maple would have made a good couple. Or Scott and Hilary. I actually liked the Jeff-Hilary-Scott triangle more than I ever liked the Victor-Betty-Scott one, and I like to think they would have moved in that direction if they'd had another season.

    By the way, John Bedford Lloyd and Kevin O'Rourke ended up on the same episode of Blue Bloods a while back. I squeaked when I realized they were both there. :) O'Rourke's been on there a few times . . . as a priest! Pretty un-Scott-like. The only way Scott ever would have been dressed as a priest would be for a scam. :lol: I do agree he's a really good and personable actor.
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    An APTN soap opera set in a First Nations casino called "Cashing In." When I watched the last episode on DVD, I felt as if I had eaten the last potato chip out of the bag. :(
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    Sportsnight--love me some Sorkin!
    Joan of Arcadia--Too many notes from suits screwed this show up
    Terriers--one season on FX and they dumped it. I loved the show and the charactors
    Cafe Americain'--Old Valerie Bertinelli show that was essentially Cheers set in Paris. Great concept, nobody but me saw it
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    Just shoot me.
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    Another vote for Firefly

    Also, a show back to the mid to late 80s, Crossbow, a show about the adventures of William Tell starring Will Lyman and Jeremy Clyde. At least I've been able to find some episodes posted on Youtube
  33. Jenny

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    Agree re Freaks and Geeks and My So Called Life, however ...

    Agree - another show I LOVED that only lasted a season was Swingtown - but Trina found out she was pregnant in the last ep, and part of me is glad not to have seen where that went.

    I remember that show! Really great cast.

    Another night time show that had great possibilities and didn't make even to a full season was Central Park West - another great cast.

    The one that always comes to mind when this question comes up is the very short lived American Embassy. They didn't even show all the eps that were filmed - barely had a chance, and yet it was full of possibility.
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    YES! Loved that show!
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    Roswell - they should ave had one more season to wrap up the show
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    The Unusuals -- <= because, Jeremy Renner (plus it was a great quirky show)
    Keen Eddie

    And honestly, Zero Hour deserved more than 3 episodes. It was a train wreck of a show, but entertaining in a cracked out sort of way
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    I can't believe anyone else even remembers this show!!! I LOVED it when I was young, and was in a million depressions when it was cancelled. Adrian Pasdar is the ultimate sexy bad guy!

    Also agree with everyone who said Pan Am.

    Honestly, this is why I will very very rarely watch a new show. If I love it, it'll get cancelled.
  38. Jenny

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    I remember Profit too - quite unique I thought.

    Another different one was Grapevine back in 1992 - only lasted a few eps, featured people talking to the camera long before Modern Family. Amusing for Survivor fans as well - Penner was in it.
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    Also, I wanted to add Kindred: The Embraced series(1987). I remember the lead actor Mark Frankel died in a motorcycle accident shortly after the show ended. He was an absolutely beautiful man.