If you’re a TV buff, then you certainly have a list of TV shows that you loved but got cut short too soon. It’s hard to see a favorite show get cancelled before the story gets a chance to run its course, but there isn’t much we can do about it. Great shows with legions of fans get cancelled every once in a while, and we’ve compiled a list of some TV shows that should never have been cancelled.
Freaks and Geeks (NBC)
Created by Paul Feig, Freaks and Geeks was a teenage dramedy whose story revolved around Linda Cardellini’s character’s motley crew the freaks, and the geeks, who were her younger brother’s nerdy groups of friends, as they made their way through the misadventures of high school. The show was loaded with talent: James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen and Busy Phillips. Despite this, it only lasted one season in 2000 on NBC. You can still catch the lone season on Netflix, but that’s all you’ll get.
Veronica Mars (The CW)
Veronica Mars lasted three seasons on The CW before it came to an immature end in 2007. The story revolved around Veronica Mars, whose role was played by Kristen Bell, as she tried to solve the mystery around the death of her best friend. This show was a high school drama and mystery rolled into one, with each week having a new mystery to solve, and the season-long case of Veronica trying to unravel her friend’s murder. Even though the show ended after this case was solved, there were still a few loose ends that fans would have liked to see tied in a fourth season. Seven years after the end, fans got a movie for their heartbreak, and it was well received.
Firefly was cancelled in 2003 after one season, leaving three episodes unaired. It was a sci-fi show set five centuries into the future, involving a crew aboard a small spacecraft making their way through different parts of the galaxy. This crew is made up of outlaws who are protecting a young woman with special abilities from the government that performed experiments on her. According to Fox Entertainment, the show was cancelled because its ratings didn’t match up to its production cost.
Terriers revolves around a peculiar private investigation pair: Hank Dolworth who’s an ex-cop and a recovering alcoholic, and Britt Pollack, an ex-criminal. These two, played by Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James, are partners in an unlicensed P.I business. Unlike most other shows that get cancelled on account of low rating, Terriers actually got a lot of positive reviews from critics. The show was however unable to grow an audience big enough to keep it airing. As such, it ended after one season in 2010.
Game of Silence (NBC)
Game of Silence was a 2016 mystery thriller that ended way too soon. The show revolved around five childhood best friends whose secret past had resurfaced to haunt them in their adult lives. It starred David Lyons, Bre Blair, Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate and Conor O’Farrell. NBC cancelled the show in 2016 after one season.