What's your favorite cancelled T.V. series?

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Em_Catz, May 29, 2014.

  1. Em_Catz

    Em_Catz Devotee

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,150
    Likes Received:
    0

    May 29, 2014

    Not sure why I keep doing this to myself, but ever since I got Netflix I keep falling in love with cancelled/off-air series. Lincoln Heights, the Gates, Freaks and Geeks, Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23, Persons Unknown and Fringe.

    On the one hand I love it b/c I can watch the entire series w/o waiting for the next season (like with the show Shameless, they make you wait an entire year before the next season airs! :mad:) On the other hand it sucks b/c I know there won't be new episodes and sometimes there's no series finale so you're left hanging (the Gates and Persons Unknown were like that)

    What about you all? Anyone else wistful for a cancelled series?
     
  2.  
  3. MikeTeachesMath

    MikeTeachesMath Devotee

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,163
    Likes Received:
    3

    May 29, 2014

    Smash! I'll never get over it being cancelled while Glee is still on the air.
     
  4. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,075
    Likes Received:
    14

    May 29, 2014

    Brothers & Sisters :wub:
     
  5. kcjo13

    kcjo13 Phenom

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    7

    May 29, 2014

    666 Park Avenue

    I know it was cheesy, but I liked Pan Am too!

    There was one show I was just getting into when it disappeared, and the name is escaping me right now...Sunday nights, CBS, after the Good Wife (my FAV show)...it was about some kind of special ops military, and had Scott Foley on it...it focused on the wives as well as the husbands who were off on these dangerous missions-argh, what is the name???
     
  6. kcjo13

    kcjo13 Phenom

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    4,395
    Likes Received:
    7

    May 29, 2014

  7. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    14,468
    Likes Received:
    2,485

    May 29, 2014

    My So-Called Life
     
  8. knitter63

    knitter63 Groupie

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,396
    Likes Received:
    3

    May 29, 2014

    Party of Five, Dawson's Creek, My So-Called Life, Everwood
     
  9. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,075
    Likes Received:
    14

    May 29, 2014

    I liked Pan Am, too. As for 666 Park Avenue, I liked watching Dave Annable. Since my aforementioned Brothers and Sisters was canceled.
     
  10. Ms. I

    Ms. I Maven

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,816
    Likes Received:
    133

    May 29, 2014

    Way too many to count! I didn't start liking them when they were already cancelled. I started watching them all since day 1 when they aired. Some got cancelled way too soon:

    One Tree Hill
    Once & Again
    Gilmore Girls
    Felicity
    Dawson's Creek
    Desperate Housewives
    Charmed
    Boston Public
    Ally McBeal
    90210 (original & later version)
    Melrose Place
    Ugly Betty
    Pacific Palisades
    Models, Inc.
    Flash Forward
    Malibu Shores
    Carpoolers
    Bunheads
    The Secret Life of the American Teenager
    Ringer
    Make It or Break It
    Ravenswood
    Privileged
    The Lying Game
    Lucky 7 - only aired 2 episodes

    (I know I'm forgetting some!)
     
  11. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,943
    Likes Received:
    2,090

    May 29, 2014

    I loved Breaking Bad but it wasn't cancelled..it just completed its story line.
     
  12. Em_Catz

    Em_Catz Devotee

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2010
    Messages:
    1,150
    Likes Received:
    0

    May 29, 2014

    YES! My parents used to watch that show religiously. I never got into it (kept missing episodes) but Mom used to rave about it and how good the plots and sub-plots were.

    I think we're quasi-cancelled show spirits because I loved Boston Public (and have been waiting for YEARS for them to release it to DVD. What's the hold up?!), Models Inc, Ugly Betty, Charmed, Ally McBeal and Flash Forward (another favorite that ended on a cliff hanger!)

    There was this other show that none of my friends ever remember. It was called something like, "Who is Eli Gray?" and basically these two college-aged guys met a guy named Eli Gray and they were inseparable for like two years.

    Then one day Eli disapears and this mysterious group with advanced weapons start hunting the two guys in order to get to Eli.

    The guys don't know where Eli went or why he's being hunted, so they try to call him. Phone disconnected. E-mail disconnected. Facebook page deleted. Apartment cleared out. Car gone. Then they start looking through pictures they took over the last two years with Eli and they notice (for the first time) that there are no pictures of Eli's face (he'll have a hand up blocking the camera, or his back turned, or he's standing behind someone so you can just barely make out part of his face.

    It looked like it was going to be really good. Then after that one, 2 hour long episode, it never came back :(

    If anyone of that sounds familiar, can someone please tell me the name of the show?
     
  13. waterfall

    waterfall Maven

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    5,846
    Likes Received:
    710

    May 29, 2014

    I'm really sad that Psych was cancelled this year. It's so unique that nothing can replace it! I discovered Friday Night Lights on netflix awhile after it was cancelled and LOVED it. At least with that one though, there were several seasons and it had a real ending. If I know it's something that was cancelled on a cliffhanger/no ending, I won't start watching it!
     
  14. teachsph2008

    teachsph2008 Companion

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2008
    Messages:
    229
    Likes Received:
    6

    May 29, 2014

    Savannah
    X-Files
     
  15. 3Sons

    3Sons Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,990
    Likes Received:
    146

    May 29, 2014

    Firefly
     
  16. yellowdaisies

    yellowdaisies Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,653
    Likes Received:
    232

    May 29, 2014

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!!!! I was trying to figure out what my favorite cancelled shows are and then you posted that!

    Gilmore Girls didn't get a real ending, and I am still bitter about that.

    Arrested Development - though I'm glad they brought this back on Netflix.

    Bunheads - It was a silly little ABC Family show, but I thought it was cute. :)
     
  17. dgpiaffeteach

    dgpiaffeteach Aficionado

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2011
    Messages:
    3,224
    Likes Received:
    146

    May 29, 2014

    House and Lie to Me.
     
  18. waterfall

    waterfall Maven

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    5,846
    Likes Received:
    710

    May 29, 2014

    I love all the shows you posted! Gilmore girls is definitely one of, if not my favorite TV series of all time. I did like the older seasons a lot better than the newer ones though. I've literally probably watched the whole series at least 5 times. I also discovered Arrested Development very recently on Netflix, after the new seasons had been added. I loved the original seasons, didn't care for the Netflix season. I liked Buheads as well, mostly for it's Gilmore Girl connections.
     
  19. yellowdaisies

    yellowdaisies Fanatic

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,653
    Likes Received:
    232

    May 29, 2014

    GG is my all time favorite as well! I think I've watched through the series around 5 times too, although the last 2 times I stopped after season 5. I just cannot bring myself to watch seasons 6 and 7. I hate when Lorelai and Rory aren't talking, I can't stand Logan, and I hate the mess with Luke/the Christopher marriage...BLEH.

    I agree about the Netflix AD season. My husband loved it, but I just don't think it's as good when the whole family doesn't ever get together. The scenes with everyone are some of the best.

    And yes, GG fans everywhere loved Bunheads I'm sure! ;)
     
  20. kab164

    kab164 Companion

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    0

    May 29, 2014

    Seventh Heaven
    Everwood
    Bunheads
     
  21. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,075
    Likes Received:
    14

    May 29, 2014

    A few years ago, Shonda Rhimes (sp?) did another medical show- Off the Map. I really liked it, but it was only like half of a season.

    And going waaaayyyy back- Second Noah. It was early 90s and had James Marsden in it.
     
  22. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    7,075
    Likes Received:
    14

    May 29, 2014

    We should do a spinoff thread- shows that need to die.
    *cough* Revenge *cough*
     
  23. MikeTeachesMath

    MikeTeachesMath Devotee

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,163
    Likes Received:
    3

    May 30, 2014

    Ah!! I forgot about bunheads and Gilmore girls!
     
  24. bros

    bros Phenom

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    4,105
    Likes Received:
    68

    May 30, 2014

    With Fringe, do not fear! It has a series finale. It's pretty good, too.

    Here are shows that were cancelled that I would love to see some more of:
    Journeyman - Survived for 13 episodes on NBC
    Jericho - Was on for 2 seasons on CBS - only got the second season after fans sent 40,000 pounds of nuts to CBS HQ
    Awake - Survived for 13 episodes on NBC
    Pushing Daisies - Survived for two seasons on ABC; was an inadvertent casualty of the 2007 Writers Strike
    Eli Stone - This was a very quirky comedy that survived for two 13 episode seasons on ABC. Another Writers Strike casualty.

    Shows from this season that I wish were not cancelled:
    Trophy Wife (ABC) - It was actually a decent sitcom on ABC. I normally don't like the ABC type of sitcom, but this was good. Great cast.

    Almost Human (FOX) - It was very.. disjointed and aired almost entirely out of order, but I think if they had a second season, they would've been able to turn it around.

    The Crazy Ones (CBS) - I know a lot of people can't stand Robin Williams and his.. boisterous energy, but I liked the ensemble on that show. It was an interesting cast and deserved a second season - at least 13 more episodes to see if it did decently in the ratings.
     
  25. Ms. I

    Ms. I Maven

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,816
    Likes Received:
    133

    May 30, 2014

    Yep, I knew I forgot more! I liked it too.

    I'm still watching (since day 1) & hoping it gets better.
     
  26. SF_Giants66

    SF_Giants66 Cohort

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2012
    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    0

    May 30, 2014

    All in the Family is my favorite show of all time. It changed the whole television industry forever.
     
  27. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    6,810
    Likes Received:
    190

    May 30, 2014

    Bros... we Loved Eli Stone.
    Agree with Brothers & Sisters
    We were bummed about Smash as well!
    Long Time ago Loved American Dreams.
     
  28. ms.irene

    ms.irene Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    724

    May 30, 2014

    Yes!!! I also watched Dollhouse but it's not anywhere near as good. Everyone tells me to re-watch Buffy, and I've tried but just can't get over the cheezy special effects...

    We don't have regular TV, just Netflix, so I am going crazy wanting to see the latest seasons of shows that aren't on Netflix yet...The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, even Downton Abbey...I am always a year (or more) behind!

    I also never saw the last half-dozen episodes of Six Feet Under, which was the first series to renew my faith in TV. I know how it ends but still feel the need to see the ending, but it's not on Netflix and I always forget/am too lazy to actually rent it!
     
  29. TeacherNY

    TeacherNY Phenom

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,254
    Likes Received:
    908

    May 30, 2014

    I heard Firefly was really good so maybe I'll check that out. I hope Revenge doesn't get cancelled! I wanted to see how the Lying Game played out so I'm kind of annoyed that it was cancelled but there are the books I can read if I really wanted to. I can't think of any others but a lot that you guys mentioned I never really watched or heard of.
     
  30. monsieurteacher

    monsieurteacher Aficionado

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Messages:
    3,231
    Likes Received:
    65

    May 30, 2014

    I loved Lost.
     
  31. 4815162342

    4815162342 Companion

    Joined:
    May 17, 2014
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    13

    May 30, 2014

    Lost ;)
    I liked Heroes too, glad its coming back (so I guess it doesn't count) And Xfactor.
     
  32. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    6,810
    Likes Received:
    190

    May 30, 2014

    We liked Heroes to....
    Also Believe is cancelled... liked that one....
     
  33. bros

    bros Phenom

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    4,105
    Likes Received:
    68

    May 30, 2014

    You NEED to watch those last six episodes of Six Feet Under.

    Though if you haven't seen it in a while, just marathon the series.

    I'm watching Believe just to have some media to consume and it is a very uneven show - it would be better if they had decided in the pilot if they wanted to help one person a week, have the FBI chase after them OR have the orchestra plot
     
  34. Jerseygirlteach

    Jerseygirlteach Groupie

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,439
    Likes Received:
    0

    May 30, 2014

    Loved Believe! I was so bummed that is was cancelled.

    No one probably remembers this one, but we used to be into the Sarah Connor Chronicles a few years back. I was sad when that one was pulled, too.

    Also....Heroes is coming back????
     
  35. bros

    bros Phenom

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    4,105
    Likes Received:
    68

    May 30, 2014

    Yep. NBC ran out of ideas and decided to order a 13 episode run of Heroes using the original concept - where it would follow a different group of people each season.
     
  36. MissScrimmage

    MissScrimmage Aficionado

    Joined:
    May 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    538

    May 30, 2014

    I loved Whitney, but it seemed to just end.
     
  37. Missy

    Missy Aficionado

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    3,654
    Likes Received:
    220

    May 30, 2014

    M*A*S*H*
     
  38. amakaye

    amakaye Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,397
    Likes Received:
    4

    May 31, 2014

    I also liked Pushing Daisies and Eli Stone and was sad to see those disappear...they were just quirky and different.

    Most other shows that I really liked have ended after they've seemed to run their course, but I'm still sad to see them go.

    I still really miss Monk.
     
  39. TeacherNY

    TeacherNY Phenom

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    4,254
    Likes Received:
    908

    May 31, 2014

    I was such a Monk fanatic. I started reading the books when the show ended.
     
  40. eternalsaudade

    eternalsaudade Companion

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2012
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    1

    May 31, 2014

    Could this be it? It looks like it actually aired for 8 episodes but the plot sounds fairly close to your description.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0805668/

    "The series is about two graduate students, Jay Burchell and Tyler Fog, who on a dare from their long time friend Will Traveler skate around a museum for a prank. After they leave the museum it explodes and the FBI are called in when it appears to be terrorist related. The two friends soon become suspects and it appears that Will set them up to make it look like they did the bombing. Fog and Jay tell the FBI about Traveler but they are told that no one called Will Traveler ever existed. The boys find they have no proof as they never have a clear photo of him as he always hide his face, and he never spoke of his home life. Realising that they only way to prove their innocence is to find Traveler and find out why he's trying to frame them, so they go looking for him and soon find themselves involved in a manhunt by the FBI."
     
  41. bros

    bros Phenom

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    4,105
    Likes Received:
    68

    May 31, 2014

    Honestly, if you liked the visual style of Pushing Daisies, watch Hannibal.

    Bryan Fuller runs it and it is absolutely beautiful.

    It has some of the most violent content on TV without being distasteful. Some scene are utterly... disgusting without having an ounce of blood in them.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. mrsf70
Total: 120 (members: 1, guests: 102, robots: 17)
test