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Cancelled tv shows





lukeropro
Which tv shows' cancellations make you cry yourself to sleep at night? Which shows' cancellations get you to get down from the ledge?



I don't cry over cancelled tv shows personally...I just think that it's no big deal...
cavey
I did not cry, but were very annoyed when they canceled Now and Again after season 1 (with a very exciting ending with loose ends)!
shinnoyami
i have to say futurama, that show was just so addicting and the characters were funny and vibrant. but yah.. i didn't cry..
Eiken
Like shinnoyami, it bothered me that they canceled Futurama, and when they canceled Family Guy, that sucked, but it's back now, so that's cool. But, when NBC canceled Committed after 13 episodes, that bothered me, since it was a pretty smart show, that didn't have it's time. But, you get over these things.
HoboPelican
So many good shows killed...
Strange Luck
Firefly
Farscape
Wonderfalls
Early Edition
John Doe

I will climb off the ledge when "Lost" gets cancelled. Laughing
snowboardalliance
I miss Arrested Development. That was a funny show.
lukeropro
Too bad they don't show any of the mentioned shows here in singapore... Sad
shinnoyami
snowboardalliance wrote:
I miss Arrested Development. That was a funny show.
I agree with you, i also miss that show
jeremoi
I really miss Arested Development. I was surprised that it lasted as long as it did. It would have lasted much longer if FOX hadn't placed it into a Monday night time slot.
Eiken
Oh, how could I for get about Arrested Development? That really bummed me out for awhile when Fox cancelled it.
CrookedBlaze
I'm totally embaressed to admit this, but.....

Jackass.

But Firefly was a killer too. Dude, that show was awesome for anyone, Star Trek/Star Wars nerds or not.
ylmun
shinnoyami wrote:
i have to say futurama,..


"Eiken wrote:
..it bothered me that they canceled Futurama...


Ahhh, I knew I liked the people on Frihost for some reason....

Other show cancellations that bothered me:

WonderFalls
The Tick
Coupling (the UK version, not the US version you gimps! Though I think it just ended, rather than being canceled)
Kovalchuk17
i miss the following:

Tilt
Malcolm in the Middle (Ending may 2006)
That 70's show (ending may 2006)
Greg The Bunny
Friends
The Man Show
Rugrats
Sienfeld
Greed
World's Wildest Police Videos
100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Rocko's Modern Life
Futurama
NHL2Night
Beavis and Butt-head
Jackass
Wild and Crazy Kids
talonsmallville
Hi people,

I really will miss Charmed, thatīs my favorite show for the last eight years.
From that past cancell shows, I missed Roswell, Angel, Buffy - I could believe when They cancell them.
zebrabongo
talonsmallville wrote:

I really will miss Charmed, thatīs my favorite show for the last eight years.


Can you really miss it before the final episode has aired? Laughing
The last 2 seasons has been pretty weak, but I will watch it to the end.

I think if a show has run for over 5 seasons it is time to retire it.
Too many shows has overstayed their welcome.


One show killed off for no valid reason is Firefly.
I was soo pissed when I had just discovered it, and then realized it had already been cancled.





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redhawk1044
The show that i'm really going to be sad to see go is the West Wing. The greatest thing about it is it's ability to create some serieus realism. Everything that occurs on the page is something that could actually happen in the real world. I know about you all but I will be sitting infront of my television at 8 pm on sunday to watch the finale.
gh0stface
I never really got into Arrested Development, but I did hear it was a good show. FOX tends to screw good TV shows over often, but I'm not sure if it truely was FOX's fault this time. They actually had a good time slot on Sunday's before they moved it to wherever.

Another good show that screwed me over was the show John Doe. Good plot, not enough viewers Sad
talonsmallville
Hi zebrabongo

I just canīt believe is that really final - when Prue died I think was the end of Charmed ones, but when we see Paige in scene I put my faith on show will be continued so good.
Now is the end...
CrookedBlaze
OH. I think That 70's SHow went down the tube when Topher left.

Dude, there is no show without Foreman!

I still kinda enjoyed it after, though. But I'll definily miss it. I already have all of the seasons out...I think. Has 4 come out yet?
lukeropro
Kovalchuk17 wrote:
i miss the following:

Tilt
Malcolm in the Middle (Ending may 2006)
That 70's show (ending may 2006)
Greg The Bunny
Friends
The Man Show
Rugrats
Sienfeld
Greed
World's Wildest Police Videos
100 Deeds For Eddie McDowd
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Rocko's Modern Life
Futurama
NHL2Night
Beavis and Butt-head
Jackass
Wild and Crazy Kids


omg you must be some tv freak eh? no offence...
gh0stface
CrookedBlaze wrote:
OH. I think That 70's SHow went down the tube when Topher left.

Dude, there is no show without Foreman!

I still kinda enjoyed it after, though. But I'll definily miss it. I already have all of the seasons out...I think. Has 4 come out yet?

That 70's show was going down hill the last couple of seasons. When I watch the reruns from earlier seasons, I find them a lot more funnier then these newer episodes.

That goes same with Malcom in the Middle.
benjad
for this thread, someone needs to capture the first episode of Family Guy to come back to fox. Youtube it, please! In that opening sequence, peter say's something like...

Peter: "The only way we will get back on fox is if Hermans head, <list of all other canceled sunday night fox shows from last 3 years>, all get canceled. But what is the chance of that happening. HeeeHeeeee"

-edit-

Score one for wikkipedia!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_by_North_Quahog


Quote:
* Peter lists the shows Family Guy was canceled to make room for. All of these FOX shows were cancelled after short runs, usually not even airing their first season. Some of these shows (most notably Firefly, Wonderfalls, and The Tick) have found cult status through DVDs.

*
o Dark Angel
o Titus
o Undeclared
o Action
o That 80's Show
o Wonderfalls
o Fastlane
o Andy Richter Controls the Universe
o Skin
o Girls Club



*
o Cracking Up
o The Pitts
o Firefly
o Get Real
o FreakyLinks
o Wanda at Large
o Costello
o The Lone Gunmen
o A Minute with Stan Hooper
o Normal, Ohio



*
o Pasadena
o Harsh Realm
o Keen Eddie
o The $treet
o American Embassy
o Cedric the Entertainer
o The Tick
o Luis
o Greg the Bunny
shaggly
A ha, this should be entitled the Fox thread, as they seem to love cancelling shows more than any other network.

I'd have to put in a huge vote for John Doe along with the others that mentioned it. Also, there was that show that had Tiffany Amber-Thyssen in it. For some inexplicable reason, I got quite hooked in that.

Let me see, there was also Millenium. That was a cool one too.

I'm sure I'll come up with some more Fox casualties.
zebrabongo
shaggly wrote:
Also, there was that show that had Tiffany Amber-Thyssen in it. For some inexplicable reason, I got quite hooked in that.


ooh

I totaly forgot about Fastlane http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320000/

Such a loss Sad
ChaosMike
I mourn over the loss of Futurama, but when Greoning brings it back(so i"ve heard) I hope it will be as good as the old one

As with That 70's show, I agree, when Topher left the scene, the show just went crashing, partly because he was an awesome character. It's just odd that the crew hangs out with the Foremans, with no sign of Eric. Sad Sad Sad
ylmun
Ok,

not to show my age or make you believe I'm ultra conservative, but in my May 13th edition of ummm, father's Wall Street Journal (yeah, that's it, my father's, not mine. I'm too hip), they had an article about the extremes that fans of favorite shows will go to to keep a show from being canceled.

Not to give you tv addicts any ideas, but one fan of Everwood --is there more than 1 fan?-- sent over $1000 (that's right 1 thousand) worth of gifts to the president of the new CW network, the new one formed from the merger of WB and UPN, to plead that the show not be canceled when the network starts. The gifts included an $80 necklace and a $50 Crabtree and Evelyn gift basket.

I tried to post a link to the story here, but the journal wants you to pay for their articles online. I guess they want to make money.

So start shopping at Crabtree and Evelyn. Operators are standing by...
Laughing
UVPMedia
Never really watched TV much, but there were a few shows that I was sad to see cancelled. Felt bad for the people who had worked on the them, too. Often it was midseason or just when things were starting to get good, and then - BAM - the show gets the axe. Some that come to mind for me are Jake 2.0, Now and Again, and Caroline in the City. Good shows (I thought) in the own right, but maybe had a bad time slot or something.
Klaker
Arrested Development, Joan of Arcadia, and Firefly were all amazing shows. Especially Arrested Development. It was the most amazing thing I've ever watched all 53 episodes..
alkady
Dreamworks Las Vegas, That was a great show even if it lasted a few episodes.
molif
lukeropro wrote:
Too bad they don't show any of the mentioned shows here in singapore... Sad


im from singapore too.. haha.. yeah.. singapore tv onli broadcast commercialised tv shows like desperate housewives, smallville, grey's anatomy, csi, bla bla bla..
wumingsden
"Chamred" has to more episodes left before it finally finishes. It would have been on for 8 series' which if you think about it is pretty amazing. I looked up a bit on the upcoming edisodes and was not surprised to see that two people down, either waht though I still got a lump in my throat. I am going to cry like a baby [literally] when it finally finishes Crying or Very sad
Rsam
I miss Dark Angel and Tru Calling. Who wouldn't miss watching Eliza Dushku and Jessica Alba every week. I was also liking the brief showing of Wonderfalls. And of course Futurama
jennahenrywagner
Definitely Arrested Development. It was a hillarious show, and that was recognized by the Emmys it received. Unfortunately, it wasn't recognized by the American audience for some reason. People just never got into it...maybe because the humor was a little off? It would have done well on HBO, just like Curb Your Enthusiasm has. It probably wasn't the right type of comedy for FOX. Really disappointing that it's gone, and even more disappointing that no other network picked it up...Comedy Central picking it up was a rumor for awhile, but that's evidently not happening.
talonsmallville
Hi people,

I finaly watch the final episode of Charmed - Charmed Forever...
Well, I liked - Course I miss Prue, Missed so much Cole Turner, but I guess was a good final for the Charmed Ones.
Evebody was happy. I miss too Phoebe with powers, so long she didnīt use some.
molif
but.. charmed kinda of turning me off afte season 4 i think despite the sexy allysa milano.. hehe..
Dean_The_Great
Only a few shows I want to see more of:

1.) Arrested Developpment
2.) John Doe
3.) Firefly
4.) Star Trek: Enterprise
HoboPelican
Dean_The_Great wrote:
Only a few shows I want to see more of:

1.) Arrested Developpment
2.) John Doe
3.) Firefly
4.) Star Trek: Enterprise


Interesting. I think you're one of the few people I've seen that liked Enterprise.
Most seemed to really hate it. I never got into it myself, but I didn't give it a chance.
crazypunkman
I know almost everyone has said this, but definately Futurama. It was such a great show and then the decided to get rid of it.
At least I still have the DVD's (i could have been sentimental and said memories).
talonsmallville
Yesterday I was watching some File-X episode from 1st season, wow, I realy miss that and didnīt remember.
I miss others shows too, like Angel, Roswell (I really loved that), Buffy, Young Americans (so bad that doesnīt work).
Skouris
There was this show a couple of years back called "Team Knightrider". If you hadn't guessed it was about a team of people with cool talking cars who solved crimes. The actor that I ever saw in anything was Nick Weshler, who was also on the cancelled show "Roswell". He played Kyle Valenti. Another great show but it was getting kind of ridiculous so I wasn't to broken up about it.
TeenZine
Kovalchuk17 wrote:
i miss the following:
Malcolm in the Middle (Ending may 2006)
Rugrats
World's Wildest Police Videos
Rocko's Modern Life
Wild and Crazy Kids


Malcolm in the middle was getting board they never released new eppisodes
Rugrats: I like it when i was a baby is all grown up still on ?
Police videos: Ok not the best but I did like it
Rockos modern life: Hated it glad they cancled
Wild and Cazy: Ok not the best

My own

I miss E-Ring it was on nbc and a realy good fun show. They say there going to bring it back but I dought its going to happen.
eday2010
I really miss Everybody Loves Raymond. That was a fatastico show. People say that I remind them of him all the time. I think they are crazy
GProject
I managed to catch some episodes of a sitcom called 'The Trouble with Normal' on Paramount Comedy here in the UK. It had that David Krumholz (he's been in that Numbers show as well as lots of other stuff) in, and the guy who plays Charlie Sheen's brother on 'Two & a Half Men'. It was actually really good, although it only lasted 13 episodes. I'm waiting for it to get repeated some time, but it may never happen.

Alos, it goes without saying that I miss Futurama - that show was a fantastic departure from The Simpsons and I miss it still. At least there's going to be some straight-to-DVD movies made in the near future - woo hoo!
ItsWesley
I was annoyed when Tru Calling was cancelled, as it was halfway through its second season so the plot was left at an abrupt stop. After it had finished the writers revealed some of their idead as to how the show would progress, and their ideas sounded amazing. I really wish that the show hadn't been cancelled.
m00tmuffin
Aye...Arrested Development was really great, such a pity it was cancelled. Sad
filet
i totally totally totally missed angels if im correct about the title- its about this cupid who has mission and he's turn into human, abd there's this lady a doctor...

and wish the bctv aired arrested development..
and yess john doe...
and yes yes yes the pretender...anyone here watched the pretender
thebullet
I was going to mention Futurama, however news has coem up recently that the show will be coming back in 2008, with 11 new episodes or around that. And will now be airing on Comedy Central - hopefully they can keep up the quality of the show even though a few years have passed.
matttai
Babylon 5 and Firefly / Serenity? I didn't cry myself to sleep though lol but those were either some abrupt or weird ends
internetjobs
grand master program on vijay tv is very good,

in that we want think a popular personality, and they will ask 21 quesions, we want to tell only YES or NO,

If they not find the personality they will give 25,000 and we can go for next round.


how is this program
lors
Arrested Development was a fabulous show, I hope HBO or Showtime pick this up and take it even further.
sonicj
Three series that I really enjoyed and miss are Farscape, Space: Above and Beyond and Firefly.....hmmm it just hit me ...I must really like sci-fi Idea
jmudreamscape
Mystery Science Theatre 3000. The best show to possibly ever grace my TV. I used to watch that show when it actually had a primetime slot on USA and then, of course, the Sci-Fi era.

West Wing and Everwood shall both be missed as well. My So-Called Life was great. And there's a show worth looking for on youtube called "Nobody's Watching." Created by Bill Lawrence (Spin City and Scrubs) and two Family Guy writers. The pilot's on youtube, but it wasn't picked up by the WB. Too smart for the network that brought back Seventh Hell...err, Heaven.
FroggieWoman
I also miss Futurama, Rocko's Modern Life, and That 70;s Show. But I also miss older shows. Such as Perfect Strangers, Mork and Mindy and Newsradio. And yes believe it or not I am only in my 20's and it is not weird that I have seen and liked these shows.
Electricat
Clone High

Invader Zim!

The Oblongs

Probably more.. but I'm a cartoon kinda mood right now...
elund0197
I am upset about Enterprise being cancelled also a show I liked called Rodney it was funny and I wish it would have lasted longer
edwenfan
CrookedBlaze wrote:
OH. I think That 70's SHow went down the tube when Topher left.

Dude, there is no show without Foreman!

I still kinda enjoyed it after, though. But I'll definily miss it. I already have all of the seasons out...I think.


I second that!! I just want to get all of the seasons of the show because of Topher Grace! He such a talented actor and I'm glad that he's starting to get into big motion pictures.

Random question: Does anyone know whether or not the TV show Invasion has been cancelled?
Electricat
Foreman Rules.

No doubt.

The show started to go down hill when they started thinking about college in my opinion. But that's how it is with high school age shows... They almost never survive the change in setting. The few that do usually have to drop a few characters along the way.

That's why a show like the Simpsons is so great. The characters don't age so there is no need to re-design them.

Don't get me wrong, change is great when it's done correctly. I think Harry Potter is a good example of that. JK has aged Harry and the other students very well and the pace and concepts of the later books appeal to a slightly older audience then the first ones.

Some stories just can't pass through ages. Here are some high school shows that I think could not translate into "The College Years":
Freaks and Geeks
The Wonder Years

And no, I don't think that Saved by the Bell: The College Years was a success.

What canceled high school type TV shows do you think would have made it through college?
Mayday
Me, I miss when the "OLD" days when we had shows like Alex Mack, and those ooolllld nickelodeon cartoons like Eureka's Castle and David the Gnome. I should totally build a time machine and go back to when I was 9 lol. He-man and She-Ra anyone? Razz Embarassed
Electricat
He-Man and She-Ra!

I liked that show. Skeletor was an excellent villan... I was a bit disapointed when I discovered they were siblings seperated at birth... It could have been much cooler had He-Man and She-Ra been a couple and had Them-Kids. Smile

Saturday morning cartoons in the early 90s... mmmm...
Garfield & Friends
Alvin and the Chipmunks
TaleSpin
Bobby's World
Resque Rangers (!!!!!)
Heathcliff
Dennis the Menace
Inspector Gadget
Land Of The Lost
Darkwing Duck

And alot more!

Here's a link to the old Saturday Morning Cartoon Schedules: http://www.inthe90s.com/saturdays.shtml
soldeinvierno
I hate it too when a good show is not cancelled but moved to late at night. Man, that sucks!
Mayday
Electricat wrote:
He-Man and She-Ra!

I liked that show. Skeletor was an excellent villan... I was a bit disapointed when I discovered they were siblings seperated at birth... It could have been much cooler had He-Man and She-Ra been a couple and had Them-Kids. Smile

Saturday morning cartoons in the early 90s... mmmm...
Garfield & Friends
Alvin and the Chipmunks
TaleSpin
Bobby's World
Resque Rangers (!!!!!)
Heathcliff
Dennis the Menace
Inspector Gadget
Land Of The Lost
Darkwing Duck

And alot more!

Here's a link to the old Saturday Morning Cartoon Schedules: http://www.inthe90s.com/saturdays.shtml


I agree with EVERY show you have on the list. That was when TV was good, and shows were original...we still get the occasional good show like Futurama and Family guy. But those were shows that almost everybody liked and everybody could watch those...man..I remember getting up on Sat. to watched Land of the Lost. WE NEED A TIME MACHINE!...


OR they should bring back those shows, like online or start a channel for old shows like that. and HEY DUDE.
Electricat
Hey Dude right back at ya.

Glad to see that there are still people of taste in the world.
xframe
That 70's Show and Dinosaurs
Electricat
Dinosaurs was fun... but sometimes it just seemed like Family Matters in Dino form.

Family Matters (The Urkel Show) had a good stretch too.... but they wore-out their welcome.

Did you know that Family Matters was a spin-off of Perfect Strangers (The Balki Show)?
colilon
I understood that Invasion is not coming back for a second season.

I guess it's good for us PB fans, as for it probably means the new
cool FBIA is sticking around....
Royal Charley
I really miss Animaniacs. Yeah, it was a kiddie show, but it was still smarter than its target audience. That's my theory on why I can never find it in reruns. The Cable/Dish cartoon channels realize that kids these days probably won't get half the references in the show, so instead, we are forced to watch Yu-Gi-Oh on infinite repeat. Tiny Toon Adventures falls into this same trap. Who would have guesed that saturday morning cartoons could be such an accurate barometer for the downfall of civilization?
Electricat
I always felt that there should have been a closer relationship between the Animaniacs and Freakazoid!


Like Anizoids! That would just be insane.
rfarrand
The shows i miss the most are :

Ed (greatest show ever)
Duck Tales

These were two great shows and I would give anything to have them back. and i am very upset that Ed is not going to be released on DVD. That is annoying, all because they are fighting over the stupid music in it...great music, just dumb thing to cause it not to be released on DVD. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhh! Sad
Zpanzer
i miss "The one man show", i dunno if it was canceled, but they keep sending the same shows again and again and again, it was a great show, i dont know if you can say it was a "tv show". Also(again i dont know if they canceled it) Alias, ive seen the series from start to "end" 3 times now, i just love the serie .
Revvion
stargate sg-1, i mean afther 10 seasons (now season 10 running) the just cancel it like its nothing.
pansophia
There are rumors MGM will make an 11th Season (for a venue other than the Sci Fi channel). They claim they are looking at the season 9 syndication ratings for November (this is usually on weekends in the U.S.). So any Stargate fans - please establish you're out there!

I'm getting my info from MGM's new Stargate web site: http://stargatesg1.com
chastise
I miss radio active. It was such a funny show. Even my mother liked it for heaven's sake. Oh and Vampire High was a good show too.
Blu_Spykz
Dinosaurs, Duckula. Ace!

Stargate SG1 more recently though. Sad
scimitarmoon
It really annoys me that the Pirates of Dark Water got cancelled. Now there's no way to know what happens at the end, or what the rest of the treasures of Rule are like or anything. I still watch my old tapes of that show sometimes and in my opinion the one bad thing about the show is that it was never finished.
BMB07
snowboardalliance wrote:
I miss Arrested Development. That was a funny show.


Yeah, I don't understand. How could it even get canceled. Had so much potential, not to mention how funny that show was!!
orno
just heard today that the O.C was cancelled. i was still finding it pretty ok even after they killed off marissa (whiny bit*h grr)

oh well, atleast ive still got heroes, prison break, lost, smallville and 24 lol
jeanoradean
pansophia wrote:
There are rumors MGM will make an 11th Season (for a venue other than the Sci Fi channel). They claim they are looking at the season 9 syndication ratings for November (this is usually on weekends in the U.S.). So any Stargate fans - please establish you're out there!

I'm getting my info from MGM's new Stargate web site: http://stargatesg1.com


I really hope so...I would really miss SG1. I just viewed all episodes so far again over a period of a few months. I can tell you that my wife sometimes went crazy because of that (she hates SCIFI).
Cancelling SG1 would mean a painful end to my addiction ;-(
Afaceinthematrix
I personally don't think show cancelletions are that big of a deal, and only pathetic people would cry over it. However, I do miss Grounded For Life. That was a funny show. I may buy the seasons.
blk3
I have to say Futurama too, I personally think its way much better than the Simpsons, hope it gets resurrected. And also I like That 70's show although Ive heard that it just recently finished, although I havent watched all episodes, from what Ive watched so far, I can say that its fairly good. And also Joey (the spinoff of Friend's Joey Tribiaani), it wasnt really given much of a chance after been cancelled with just 2 seasons. Although its not as funny as Friends, maybe if they return it they can spice it up by bringing cameos of old Friends cast.
dingdongduck08
i think most people who have seen the show can agree that arrested development was a great loss to all of our televison screens.

for awhile, i had no reason to watch tv in a week, but then shows such as the office and everybody loves earl hit the air, and i enjoy them very much.

but still, nothing compares to the dry humor of arrested development
ItsWesley
blk3 wrote:
I have to say Futurama too, I personally think its way much better than the Simpsons, hope it gets resurrected. And also I like That 70's show although Ive heard that it just recently finished, although I havent watched all episodes, from what Ive watched so far, I can say that its fairly good. And also Joey (the spinoff of Friend's Joey Tribiaani), it wasnt really given much of a chance after been cancelled with just 2 seasons. Although its not as funny as Friends, maybe if they return it they can spice it up by bringing cameos of old Friends cast.


Lucky for you, there are bringing back futurama in a way I think, but not for another year or so.
blk3
Futurama is coming back, that's great news! Do you have a link that conrifms this, or is just another rumor. Will it continue where the final season ends?
pudovkin
"TV pirata", here in Brazil.
Great comedy, with the best funny actors from here.
A pity they canceled... Sad
asciii
well..stargate sg1 is in the final season..hope it doesnt stop there and continues
blk3
TV Pirata never heard of it, hope Friends returns for a spin off.
lukeropro
Aww, I'm so jealous of all of you. 98% of the shows mentioned in this thread is not shown in singapore Sad
Chalchihuitlicue
The biggest one for me is the old cartoon The Pirates of Dark Water. Granted, when I first watched it, I never knew that it had been cancelled and that's why I had never seen the end of the story, but now it drives me nuts everytime I think about it or go back and watch my tapes. It was such an awesome show!
whoamifooling
Honestly, Queer As Folk. I loved that show!
soulman
I was really upset after I heard about the Firefly was killed....
rfarrand
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squeakypants
There's tons, but good news:

Clerks: The Animated Series: The Movie is in preproduction!


Kevin Smith is doing a few different genres now, but he's staying with his roots and making a movie based off the animated series that was based off his movie. The show was so funny, and in only 6 episodes...
bongoman
I really missed the show Odyssey 5. It was a Tv show on Showtime and despite getting amazing ratings got canceled (rumor had it showtime wanted to shift their demographics) I didn't shed a tear or anything but I was disappointed because it had a pretty good cast, and it was canceled before the writers had a chance to do a meaningful finale so it ended on sort of a cliffhanger.
MeddlingMonk
As a dedicated Trekkie, it really annoyed me when Paramount cancelled Star Trek: Enterprise at 98 episodes! (Oh why couldn't they have made Season 4 just two episodes longer and provided a more satisfying finish to the series instead of the somewhat disappointing "These Are The Voyages"?)

The cancellation of the original Doctor Who also annoyed me. It was just starting to get better again after some rather disappointing stories in Seasons 22 and 25. Season 26 was great, then they went and cancelled it!
jessgetman
I haven't been able to see a lot of Enterprise, but what I've seen I've liked; mostly because it was a little more down-to-earth and real than the other Star Trek series. (Don't get me wrong--I LOVED TNG.) So, I'll commiserate that loss with you anyway.

I didn't get to see Firefly until a year ago, and I was amazingly bummed out that it was only a season long.

And, of course, I'm sorry that SG-1 will be leaving us, though the powers that be are probably pulling it out at the right time. It'll remain a legend, I'm sure.
Seiji
Its sucks that they canceled Futurama but I heard it was making a comeback. I was also mad when Adult Swim stopped at episode 60 of Case Closed and just started repeating it over and over again.
xj975
Futurama was dropped by fox (what idiots they are, first Family Guy, then Futurama, then Arresred Development) To be picked up by cartoon network.

I was in shock when they dropped Family guy the first time.

Finally arrested development...brilliant series, with a crappy time slot. Too bad the head writer said that he wouldnt be willing to make anymore even if picked back up....again Fox is idiotic.
jenice
cavey wrote:
I did not cry, but were very annoyed when they canceled Now and Again after season 1 (with a very exciting ending with loose ends)!


Didn't cry over it either, but that was a fantastic show. I was so sorry to see it go. I rather miss it now and then too.
jenice
John Doe
Firefly
Wonderfalls
X-Files
Now and Again
Jake 2.0
Alias
...there's more I'm sure.

Two big favorites that I miss are Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

The biggest of all the ones I miss? Any of the Star Treks. I'm always sad to see them go.
derfledermous
Hi guys, I'm new to Frihost, btw. I was very annoyed when they cancelled Wonderfalls. It was a wonderfully written, quirky, fun show. Those kinds of shows hardly ever last. BUT, the cancellation that just really made me wanna hurt somebody was when HBO cancelled Deadwood. This was, by far, one of the best TV shows on air. In fact, right now, I'm tearing up as I type this. Not really, but that show was so well written with interesting, fully evolved characters... and of course, it gets cancelled. That's how it works in TVland, I guess.
Kelcey
I hope they bring back a lot of the cancelled stuff on DVD. I really miss that stuff.
chastise
I was extremely sad when they stopped playing the show Radio Active. It was hilarious and when I was a kid, that's all I watched, well almost. George was the best, and he's going to be what I miss most about the show. Even if Giancarlo Caltabiano (the person who played him) is on another show called Fries with That, it's just not the same.
jenice
They've been playing a lot of canceled shows on the SciFi channel as of late. It's been great because many of them I'd not had a chance to see.
Liu
Tiny Toons
The Tick
Animaniacs
Pepperanne
Recess
Doug
Weekenders

Oh how I loved my youth.
twisthigh
Hmm...

I never watched Seinfeld but I watched the last episode and I cried and cried, also that show that used to play with Michael J. Fox I bawled at the last episode, umm... Life As We Know It, pissed off that it didn't get a final episode... Sad
missdixy
I miss Roswell, That 70's Show, Firefly, Alias, aaah many more.
Daisie
Firefly... I m still gutted about it! such an inovative way of doing scifi... And Farscape... they are showing the later on scifi in the uk, rewatcing it all with deleight Smile
SlowWalkere
Firefly definitely could have stayed on the air for a lot longer. It was a great sci-fi series. Every episode had me hooked, and when I bought the series on DVD I watched three or four episodes a night until the whole first season was done.

I was hoping that the movie (Serenity) would get the show back up off the ground, but alas... no luck. It seems that good sci-fi shows never really last, except maybe BSG.

- Walkere
bluefossil
It's easily Firefly was a show that I missed the first time around. But It seems Fox likes to dangle the goodies in front of us just to take it away. I felt the same for Drive. I thought it was an interesting Idea and they dropped it after 4 episodes. and now they bastards are not showing the last two they had left. I don't get why Fox doesn't hand on to these great shows. Rupert Murdock should get some new people in there.
GProject
squeakypants wrote:
There's tons, but good news:

Clerks: The Animated Series: The Movie is in preproduction!


Kevin Smith is doing a few different genres now, but he's staying with his roots and making a movie based off the animated series that was based off his movie. The show was so funny, and in only 6 episodes...

They've been saying that for a while though and it's not even close to getting properly done yet. Smith is working on two movies ('Zack and Miri Make A Porno' and 'Red State') before the Clerks animated movie even becomes a possibility.

I reckon we've got a bit of a wait on this one yet.
darvit
HoboPelican wrote:
So many good shows killed...

...Farscape...


I agree. Sad I loved Farscape so much, and it really bothered me why they cancelled such a brilliant series. Thankfully, I know someone who got hold of the entire series DVD set, so I'll have to wait to borrow that one.

I agree with everyone mentioning Futurama as well, but I do hope they really bring it back. Well, there's the upcoming film DVDs to look forward to, for the mean time...

wrote:

The biggest one for me is the old cartoon The Pirates of Dark Water. Granted, when I first watched it, I never knew that it had been cancelled and that's why I had never seen the end of the story, but now it drives me nuts everytime I think about it or go back and watch my tapes. It was such an awesome show!

Hey, I remember this show! I watched a couple episodes when I caught them, but I wasn't aware that they cancelled it as well!
hlavco
I miss Animaniacs. I read it was cancelled because adults were watching it instead of kids, and the advertisers didn't like that... I wish they could've moved it to a later time slot for awhile like they did with Pinky and the Brain.

Also, there was Father of the Pride, which was cancelled after one season. I think it got stuck with an awful timeslot, for me anyway. I somehow managed to be busy every single Tuesday night during the show's airing. I bought the DVD for it, and it started out kinda slow, but the later episodes were pretty good. This show had the opposite problem from Animaniacs: It was made for adults, but the adults dismissed it as a kid show and didn't watch.
Guyon
Alias was huge when it was cancled, I really like that show. I am not sure of one since Lost in Space or Batman when I was little that I mssed to mssh. LOL
sonicj
the most recently canceled show that was a bummer to see go is Traveler. I think it made it 8 episodes or something like that. It really had me hooked to see what was going to happen next. I like tv like this. A movie you get 2 maybe 3 hours at most and left waiting for a sequel or to your imagination. With tv you can take an idea and really explore it to its limit.
blk3
These shows I would definitely miss a lot:

Futurama
Joey
Firefly
master50
Futurama will be missed - but Joey?
It was just a poorman's Friends. It was OK but there was only one interesting character really (Joey and maybe his son I suppose) and that made it a bit one dimensional.

I am going to miss Traveler. It was shaping up to be a great series along the line of Prison Break
Zaini711
1. SeaQuest DSV
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
3. Friends
4. Alias
5. John Doe
6. 3rd Rock from the Sun

Lots more....
Tim Graham
Daria - cancelling that was a damn shame and I don't think any of the DVDs were released in Australia

Always Greener - excellent, witty, local drama that might have made it overseas. Cancelled mainly because idiot Seven Network executives scheduled it against 60 Minutes and Australian Idol so it wouldn't have a hope.
Ducksteina
Jericho... but fortunately it's coming back with 6 new episodes!!
NUTS SAVED JERICHO!
http://www.nutsonline.com/jericho
DorFalla
*sniffles and hugs her knees*

Oh how I miss you, Firefly...
And I don't know if it's good or bad that anytime a new Firefly/Serenity product comes up, someone has a rumor that if it sells enough, the show will come back. I heard in an interview however, that when Joss wrote Serenity, he intended it to be the end of the series and that he was done with it. Still can't decide if getting my hopes up every time is a good thing. Smile

Also, it hasn't finished yet, but there will be a ginormous hole in my heart when BSG goes off the air after this upcoming season. There is no Trek series running and Firefly is gone... Battlestar filled that sci-fi niche for me. But really... with the pace of the new BSG series, how many seasons can they really stretch out their current storyline without it getting stale?

Ho hum.
TurtleShell
these are mostly really old shows...back in the days when I used to watch tons of television...

picket fences
byrds of paradise (I'm pretty sure I was the only one to ever watch that show)
dark shadows (does anyone remember how they remade it in the early 90's? it only made 1 season...but wow, what a season!Smile
key west
invader zim


but there are some newer ones I miss.

veronica mars
american dreams
eday2010
xj975 wrote:

I was in shock when they dropped Family guy the first time.


They actually cancelled Family Guy twice. the first time was more like a hiatus, but was still a cancellation. the second time lasted 4 years, which was the last one.


hlavco wrote:
I miss Animaniacs. I read it was cancelled because adults were watching it instead of kids, and the advertisers didn't like that... I wish they could've moved it to a later time slot for awhile like they did with Pinky and the Brain.


They cancelled it because it fell out of favour with the WB Network for the reason you mentioned. Not to mention those types of cartoons usually only run for 65 episodes, and Animaniacs was well over that at 99 episodes when it ended. But they also cancelled Freakzoid and Pinky and the Brain, so the WB Network sucks. Too bad Fox didn't order more than 65 episodes; then it could have stayed where it belonged.

the show I miss is Space Ghost Coast to Coast. That was a brilliant piece of work.
whitehole
i miss alf Sad and the A team
PennyLane
OMG, I was so so angry when they cancelled Smith!!! Simon Baker played in it, and I always watched it for him, and then suddenly they cancel it. Grrr!!!
Bryan_Bezzle
I MISS DINOSAURS.
escritor
I watched all episodes of Surface. Crying or Very sad
Idoru
Kind of boring when the Dresden files stopped before it even begun. And I was a bit disturbed when Stargate SG1 went
to the history-books. Dexter I'm not sure of, but it will be back, right?
haydxn
It is very saddening when a show is cancelled before it has had the chance to show itself.

However, I have a far greater problem with shows being dragged on and on without showing any sign of ending. It would be much better to have shorter runs with more care taken towards their structure and progression, rather than just using lazy tactics to keep viewers glued to the screen. Lost, anyone? I totally went off the show, though I've been getting back into it lately. It's compelling, but there is no excuse for the amount it is dragged out. My girlfriend just watched season 3 episode 0 as her first episode [catch up on S1 and 2] and she's not missed out on anything. They could totally chop loads of shit out, but they don't because people WILL watch it. That bugs the crap out of me, because it could be a far better piece of entertainment if it just had what it needed, what the creator originally planned for it.

Futurama, I adore. But I'm not going to whine about the fact that it was cancelled. I would rather it be cancelled than go the way of The Simpsons' immortal husk. But, in satisfying manner, they've brought it back for an encore - several DVD movies, which will also each be divided up into episode-sized chunks to run as a season. The first one has already appeared ["Bender's Big Score"], and is great.

Firefly's axing was a tragedy, but they've more than made up for it with the spectacular Serenity. I wish more shows were given this sort of treatment. Kill them before they're out of steam, give them a while to gather some quality material, then have a cinematic [or straight-to-DVD] blowout. Futurama and Firefly are much better in this state than drawn out til we don't care anymore.

24 - I love it. It's still alive, but the last season was scraping the barrel for most of its run. No word on when the next one's going to actually get fully underway after the writers' strike, but I doubt anyone would even notice if they forgot. [though the trailer does look cool - i bet it's not long before the season starts to show its dusty clutches and even-more-far-fetched plot devices - and filler stories].

Prison Break is an odd one - it keeps teasing that it's going to become shit, but then they do hit home and sustain interest and excitement. But I seriously hope that the next run is the last.

There is just no need to drag things out. For example, I love Dexter, but I wouldn't be crying if they didn't make any more - I only want a series to continue IF THEY HAVE ENOUGH QUALITY MATERIAL TO JUSTIFY DOING SO. If the storyline is weak, then they're just doing it for the sake of it. That is not good art.

My one request:

Allow Veronica Mars to FINISH PROPERLY!
gandalfthegrey
Here are some TV show off the top of my head that I miss ...

- The Mole

- Arrested Development
- Seinfeld
- Married With Children

- Wonderfalls
- Roswell
- Freaks & Geeks
- Popular

- VR5
- Star Trek : Deep Space Nine
pudovkin
"Married with children"!
Best tv series ever. And best characters, scripts... hahaha
Al Bundy for president!
TurtleShell
haydxn wrote:


My one request:

Allow Veronica Mars to FINISH PROPERLY!


hear hear!
Fake
I can think of is Mind your Language Sad
escritor
gandalfthegrey wrote:

- Freaks & Geeks

I watched only one Freaks & Geeks episode and it was truly amusing. Smile Unfortunately I had no access to the channel that broadcast it anymore.
blk3
I was thinking Joey, the (Friends spin off), rather than cancelling it, why didn't they write a proper ending for the series maybe a season with a few more episodes to just properly end it would be nice. We just need closure.

And another is The 4400, the ending is a little rushed, maybe the writers just didn't have enough material for it anymore. Or maybe that it was just almost same as Heroes.
Idoru
I hear they've cancelled 'Jericho'. Again! It's still a shame, and I at least hope they've made a decent ending this time.
Haven't seen it yet, and bare a faint hope that it's just a rumor.
Kelcey
On the note of cancelled stuff... Tiny Toons is coming to DVD Smile
Felixurban
benjad wrote:
for this thread, someone needs to capture the first episode of Family Guy to come back to fox. Youtube it, please! In that opening sequence, peter say's something like...

Peter: "The only way we will get back on fox is if Hermans head, <list of all other canceled sunday night fox shows from last 3 years>, all get canceled. But what is the chance of that happening. HeeeHeeeee"

-edit-

Score one for wikkipedia!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_by_North_Quahog


Quote:
* Peter lists the shows Family Guy was canceled to make room for. All of these FOX shows were cancelled after short runs, usually not even airing their first season. Some of these shows (most notably Firefly, Wonderfalls, and The Tick) have found cult status through DVDs.

*
o Dark Angel
o Titus
o Undeclared
o Action
o That 80's Show
o Wonderfalls
o Fastlane
o Andy Richter Controls the Universe
o Skin
o Girls Club



*
o Cracking Up
o The Pitts
o Firefly
o Get Real
o FreakyLinks
o Wanda at Large
o Costello
o The Lone Gunmen
o A Minute with Stan Hooper
o Normal, Ohio



*
o Pasadena
o Harsh Realm
o Keen Eddie
o The $treet
o American Embassy
o Cedric the Entertainer
o The Tick
o Luis
o Greg the Bunny
What funny is a LOT of thoes shows I don't even remember. After reading up on "Harsh Realms" I WISH I had watched it but the ads made it look like some kind of extended war movie on tv and I'm not a huge fan of war pics exactly. Smile I also disliked "Firefly" being cancelled or indeed ANY really good show cut down in it's prime (or before even given a fair shot) just for trying to be diffrent, original and not the same bland old junk everyone else is doing. That's why EVERY season I wait on pin and needles to see if "Supernatural" makes it another season. One good thing about the writer's strike is that once it was done "Supernatural" got cleared for season four. Smile
escritor
Some cable TV channels in my country advertise and broadcast "new" programs that have been cancelled. Confused Then people are attracted by the ads and innocently watch the first season unaware of it.
TVme
No fan was more stunned than I when John Ritter died, and while "8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter" would never be the same... it was still great. James Garner and David Spade made worthy bridges over the unfillable void that Ritter left. The development of the Cate Hennessy character was promising.I miss that show.
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