25 Of The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled Too Early

Can you name a TV show that was canceled way too early? Some TV shows are immediately embraced by the masses for the magic that they are and run for five seasons or more, being allowed to complete their story arcs (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, How I Met Your Mother, etc). And then there are shows that are well-made, clever, and yet get pulled from the air prematurely. Sometimes it’s due to a lack of ratings; sometimes a network sets them up to fail (Fox, we’re looking at you). Here’s a list of 25 Of The Best TV Shows That Were Canceled Too Early.

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25

Firefly (2002)

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Firefly was a pretty clever show about cowboys in space. With nifty one-liners and good character development, Firefly could have been the next Buffy, but it fell prey to Fox changing its schedule around sports and airing episodes out of order. Not sure what you thought would happen there, Fox.

24

Pushing Daisies (2007-2009)

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Pushing Daisies was a show about a Ned (played be Lee Pace), who made pies, and also could bring dead things back to life by touching them. If he touched them again, they would die and stay dead. He brought back a girl, and fell in love with her. Oops. It was heartwarming, clever, and quaint and super-saturated with dream like color, so of course it was canceled. Worth watching, if only for Lee Pace’s eyebrows and Kristin Chenoweth’s…everything. What killed this amazing show? Basically, the writer’s strike. Thanks guys!

Oh and IT WON SEVEN EMMYS. Argh! It’s so good…*snif*


23

My So-Called Life (1994-1995)

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This was a show about a 15-year-old girl dealing with being 15. Young Claire Danes and Jared Leto are amazing, and if you’ve ever missed the 90’s, a few episodes will satisfy that nostalgic craving.

22

About a Boy (2014-2015)

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About a Boy was a show based on the movie starring Hugh Grant which was based on a book of the same name (which was a reference to a Nirvana song). The show starred David Walton as a songwritter/playboy and Minnie Driver as the single mother who moves in next door with her son.


21

Dead Like Me (2003-2004)

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Dead Like Me was about a girl who died and became a reaper. The show dealt with death via comedy, and did it so well that five years after cancellation, there was a direct to DVD movie made for fans to tie up loose ends.



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