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."
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.