What were your favorite TV shows that got cancelled?

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  1. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    What were your favorite TV shows that got cancelled?

    Mine were "Homicide," "Rock," "Frank's Place," and "Soul Food."

  2. cynthtggt profile image77
    cynthtggtposted 5 years ago

    Mine were "Millennium," "X-Files," and "Little Rascals."  I wish they would bring back "Millennium."  That was such a great show and the only show I would willingly forfeit my Friday night out with the gang to see (now I can record things but back then I did not have a VCR) and HAD to get home immediately so I would not miss it.  Now, my favorite is "Mad Men."

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      OMG, I loved Millenium AND X-files. Thanks for answering.

    2. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I loved the X-Files and hated when it went off the air. But I was under the impression it wasn't technically cancelled; Chris Carter had just decided it was time to end the series?

    3. cynthtggt profile image77
      cynthtggtposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      bethperry - I don't know what happened with that show, or Chris Carter.  I think there was a falling out with the actor who played "Muldeur" (I know I am spelling it wrong).  In the Millennium series I had a crush on Frank.

  3. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Years ago there was a scifi series called Earth 2. I really enjoyed that one.  Can't think of any others offhand.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering, duffsmom.

  4. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 5 years ago

    Mine are easy to think of: 3rd Rock From The Sun, WKRP in Cincinnati, Millenium and YES! Frank's Place! OMG I loved that show. So glad you mentioned it!!

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome, thanks for answering.

  5. EJ Lambert profile image72
    EJ Lambertposted 5 years ago

    I doubt anybody remembers it but it was a comedy show called "Scorch."  It was about a dragon that woke up after hundreds of years of slumber to find himself in downtown L.A.  He befriends a news anchor and his daughter and chaos ensues.  I thought it was really funny but it petered out after a few episodes. 

    Barring that, I can't believe "Firefly" didn't  take off.  To me it was the heir apparent to Star Trek.  Then there was "Titus", another casualty of Fox, that was dumped after three incredible seasons.  That was a show that was willing to push some boundaries and discuss issues nobody wanted to talk about, in addition to being hilarious.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Those were really short-lived, except Titus. Thanks for answering.

    2. residentstone profile image57
      residentstoneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Titus was hilarious!

  6. nArchuleta profile image93
    nArchuletaposted 5 years ago

    I really liked "Off the Map" -- I watched it faithfully for the half-season it lasted. X-Files was great, but it reached its natural end. CSI:NY, too.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer, nArchuleta.

  7. Mohammadali82 profile image58
    Mohammadali82posted 5 years ago

    Mine are "The Unit" and "3rd Rock" and I have to keep on typing so my answer becomes long enogh to submit

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know the feeling, thanks for your answer.

  8. Tim Quam profile image59
    Tim Quamposted 5 years ago

    I liked Encore! Encore!; the Second Half; and Dr. Katz.  Nathan Lane won a People's Choice award for Encore! Encore!, still the program was cancelled during its only season.  The Second Half also had only one season and starred John Mendoza as a sportswriter.  Dr. Katz had five seasons but saw the remainder of its final season air as a marathon on Christmas Eve 1999.  Apparently the show only belonged in the 20th Century.  I'm aware all of these shows ran during the 1990s, which I think of as the golden era of sitcoms: Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friends, Mad About You, Seinfeld, the Simpsons...

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, thanks for answering.

  9. Timura27 profile image53
    Timura27posted 5 years ago

    A couple of my favorite shows that got cancelled are "Dead like Me" and "Tru Calling".

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer.

  10. WorkAtHomeMums profile image88
    WorkAtHomeMumsposted 5 years ago

    Has to be Seinfeld. But if I went back  to my childhood I could go on for hours

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Me, too. Thanks for your answer.

  11. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    Firefly
    Terra Nova
    Brooklyn Bridge
    Alcatraz

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer, Motown.

  12. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 5 years ago

    This is an easy one for me:  Titus, starring the comedian by that name.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you much, Ghost32, for your answer.

  13. mrblueishmouvesky profile image46
    mrblueishmouveskyposted 5 years ago

    Agreed with others, Firefly without a doubt

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering.

  14. jseven profile image84
    jsevenposted 5 years ago

    This is going to age me a lot but back in my younger days, when I was a TV person, I liked to watch Wild, Wild West, Quantum Leap, Star Trek and I Love Lucy. There are more but those come to mind right now. smile

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I remember those, too. :)Thanks for answering.

    2. DrRebeccaSanders profile image76
      DrRebeccaSandersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Those were good -- that reminds me, Gilligan's Island was a Saturday evening must-see!!

  15. DrRebeccaSanders profile image76
    DrRebeccaSandersposted 5 years ago

    Firefly!!  It isn't fair it only got one season and a movie.  It would have been great to see those characters evolve!  I also loved Farscape - I miss that show.  As you can tell  - I'm a SciFi freak.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So many people miss "Firefly," I never saw it. Thanks for your answer.

  16. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    I loved "Pushing Daisies." It was so cute and quirky. I loved the vintage cars and the offbeat sets and props. I believe it was a victim of the writer's strike in 2009.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I remember that one, thanks for your answer.

  17. Alisha Adkins profile image94
    Alisha Adkinsposted 5 years ago

    Arrested Development & Northern Exposure

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Cool ones, thanks for answering.

  18. Abby Campbell profile image93
    Abby Campbellposted 5 years ago

    I miss the comedy, "Outsourced." It was so funny!

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer, Abby.

  19. ZungTran profile image80
    ZungTranposted 5 years ago

    Definitely Friends. But the show was running its due with 10 seasons.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, it was time. Thanks for answering.

  20. IslandBites profile image86
    IslandBitesposted 5 years ago

    A show I liked a lot and thought it had a lot of potential was Awake. I was so mad when was cancelled.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know the feeling, thanks for answering.

    2. Thief12 profile image89
      Thief12posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. This was the one I came here to post.

  21. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    Firefly
    Legend of the Seeker
    Futurama (though it got revived)

    There are others, but those were the biggest disappointments.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering, M.T.

  22. JohnGreasyGamer profile image85
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 5 years ago

    Two and a Half Men, later cancelled because of Sheen's addiction issues; The Snorks, a show very similar to the Smurfs but underwater.... and with Snorks; Sonic the Hedgehog (after that goofy, drug-addled tomfoolery) and finally Oggy and the Cockroaches.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Nice range, thank you for your answer.

  23. profile image56
    mikezarquonposted 5 years ago

    I enjoyed watching Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Star Trek Enterprise, Crusoe, Big Love  The Twilight Zone, Gilligan's Island, Hill Street Blues, Blake's 7, The Outer Limits, Mission Impossible, The New Captain Scarlet, Stargate SG1, Mork & Mindy.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      +1 Thanks for your answer.

  24. BChild75 profile image58
    BChild75posted 5 years ago

    Our House with chad Allen & Deidre Hall, it's kind of old school, but I had really enjoyed it.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Vague remembrance, thanks for your answer

  25. Thief12 profile image89
    Thief12posted 5 years ago

    Aside of Awake, which IslandBites mentioned, Rome and Last Resort also had potential to go on.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your answer.

  26. jdw7979 profile image79
    jdw7979posted 5 years ago

    FOX has a tendency to quit early on shows with appeal, at least those I enjoy.

    Firefly would be one, and a short lived 6 episode show called Drive.. both oddly had Nathan Fillion in starring roles. I was a fan of Deadwood and Carnivale on HBO, and thought those were killed off way too early!

    One more to add is Jericho, which aired two seasons on CBS. They nearly cancelled it after one season, but us fans were able to get loud and voice our displeasure by sending oodles of NUTS to CBS(If you watch the show, nuts would make sense, trust me- LOL).

    Anyway, those are a few and I'm sure I could keep going. Heck I didn't like how they ended ALF back in the early 90's! Ha!!

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ha  ha thanks for that answer.

  27. profile image51
    EmmieCarmiposted 5 years ago

    all the 90s cartoons and family show. The 90s used to have the best cartoons ever, like hey arnold, Rug-rats, ahhhh real monster etc. 90s were the best.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile Thanks for you answer.

    2. Souther29 profile image79
      Souther29posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Loved 90s cartoons too!!

  28. residentstone profile image57
    residentstoneposted 5 years ago

    Jericho. 2 really engaging seasons and Poof! Gone. Nuclear war hit, small town trying to survive with dwindling resources. Pretty good. I was bummin when they canceled it.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bummer. Thanks for your answer.

  29. Jackie Lynnley profile image90
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 5 years ago

    Seinfeld and Frasier. I loved them both and think no show like them will equal them.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, thanks for answering.

  30. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 5 years ago

    SeaQuest DSV. It ran for three seasons, but most people never heard of it.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, I haven't but thanks for your answer.

    2. DrRebeccaSanders profile image76
      DrRebeccaSandersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I watched that one -- that was a good one!

  31. lisasuniquevoice profile image72
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years ago

    janshares,
    It's terrible that "Rules of Engagement" went off the air except for what's on cable.
    Lisa

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Missed that one, thanks for your answer.

    2. lisasuniquevoice profile image72
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      janshares,
      Oh, you should watch "Rules of Engagement". You'd like it. It's got a married couple, an engaged couple, a womanizer, and a nice single guy. It's on cable, regular TV, and Netflix.
      Lisa

  32. Souther29 profile image79
    Souther29posted 5 years ago

    Hands down it would be 'Fastlane'. I think the main reason it got cancelled was due to going overbudget a lot as was full of action, explosions and tons of slo mo effects and gunplay. Every episode was good fun to watch and had a great feel to it. Directed by Mc G. Good location, soundtrack but perhaps too ambitious for a tv series sadly.

    The ideal fun, enjoyable buddy/buddy action and cop series in my view.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like that was a lot of fun, thanks for answering.

  33. KL Klein profile image81
    KL Kleinposted 5 years ago

    Farscape was my favorite. Awesome show. Then they cancelled it...still upset about that.

  34. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    Let an old man join in.

    I miss the Untouchables--violent but entertaining.

    All the old Variety SHows--Dinah Shore, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Red Skelton, Tennessee Ernie Ford--you got to see a lot of talented people making guest appearances--gave a chance for new singers to get exposed to a large audience.

    Star Trek TNG

    A show that is not too old and only lasted a few episodes called the 11th hour.

    There are other shows I miss, but most ran their course.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer, Larry. I do remember some of those.

  35. toptendeals profile image78
    toptendealsposted 5 years ago

    The Event
    Firefly
    Lie to Me
    Heroes
    Fringe

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering, toptendeals.

 
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