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Shows worth watching that got cancelled during or after their first season ...

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gweempose, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Oct 3, 2013 #21 of 119
    Haps

    Haps eh?

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    I was enjoying Awake. Thought it had potential.
     
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    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    It appeared to have run its course (although they could have easily done more episodes if the demand from the network existed).

    It got wrapped up, but they could have gotten another entire different series out of what was set up in the wrap-up episode.

    (I'm trying to avoid a spoiler)
     
  4. Oct 3, 2013 #24 of 119
    JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    Action with Jay Mohr.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2013 #25 of 119
    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Did I happen to mention how bummed out I am at the cancellation of King and Maxwell?

    :(

    Seriously, they left a big ol' mystery hanging.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2013 #26 of 119
    unitron

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    And ABC's Traveler belongs on the list.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2013 #27 of 119
    pteronaut

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    Don't avoid it, spoiler tag it.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2013 #28 of 119
    mattack

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    The U.S. Life on Mars ending was AWESOME.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2013 #29 of 119
    WO312

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    It's cancelled?? Gee, too bad. Good summer show.
     
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    LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    "Nowhere Man." (1995, UPN)
    "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." (1993, FOX)
     
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    CraigK

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    unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    If you've seen the final episode, you know what I'm talking about.


    If not, I'd rather not spoil the entire season for anyone who hasn't yet watched it.

    Even those without the willpower to not click on the spoiler tag.

    Like me.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2013 #33 of 119
    TonyTheTiger

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    Brimstone had potential and good possible storylines, but I guess it didn't attrack a big enough audience.
     
  14. Oct 4, 2013 #34 of 119
    mr.unnatural

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    It got canceled. They were pretty much following the storyline of the original British series and then abruptly cut it off and inserted a ridiculous ending that indicated all of the previous episodes were basically a dream sequence. The British series ran for at least two seasons, IIRC.

    Terriers was by far one of the best shows that suffered a premature death.

    I don't recall the name of the show, but it starred Glenn Frey of The Eagles and they hyped the crap out of it for weeks before it aired. It got canceled after the pilot episode.
     
  15. Oct 4, 2013 #35 of 119
    dylanemcgregor

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    pteronaut

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    The US version (17 episodes) had one more episode than the UK original (2 seasons of 8 episodes)
     
  17. Oct 4, 2013 #37 of 119
    pteronaut

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    I, for some reason must have missed the final episode of the US version, as I have eps. 9 thru 16 on my HTPC and was only clued into the ending last week after the BBC ran a magazine article on it's website concerning show endings.
     
  18. Oct 4, 2013 #38 of 119
    mr.unnatural

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    Ellicott...
    The Brits have a completely different idea of what constitutes an entire season for a given show. They tend to run about 6-8 episodes on average whereas a US TV show is typically 22-24 episodes, unless it's on a cable channel. They're typically 10-13 episodes.

    I watched both versions of Life On Mars in their entirety. I can't say for sure whether they aired all 17 episodes of the US version, but it would appear that they did according to epguides.com. It seemed like they cut it short, at least with respect to the UK version. The US version didn't get as far into the storyline as the UK version did, IIRC. The ending was absolutely ridiculous and didn't do the series justice.

    I liked the UK series but thought it was a bit too off the wall for US audiences. It would appear that I was correct in my thinking.

    Here's a couple more to add to the list:

    American Gothic
    Crusade (what can I say, I was a Babylon 5 fan)
    Freaks and Geeks (look at how many stars that show produced)
    ditto for The Good Guys
    Reaper
    +1 for The Tick

    There was another series that starred Patrick McGoohan that I thought was pretty good (and no, it wasn't The Prisoner). He played a Doctor so it was a medical drama. They put it up against Monday Night Football so it was doomed from the start. I can't recall the title but it aired back in the late 60's or early 70's, IIRC.
     
  19. Oct 4, 2013 #39 of 119
    gweempose

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    Did anyone else watch a show called The Unusuals a few years ago? It got cancelled really quick, but I liked it. Fast forward to 2013, and Jeremy Renner is now one of the biggest A-list stars on the planet. I keep waiting for the same thing to happen to Jason O'Mara. I think he's incredibly talented, but he keeps jumping from one doomed show to another. I didn't watch Vegas. Was it any good? It certainly had a talented cast.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2013 #40 of 119
    Steveknj

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    I really liked The Unusuals (add that one to the list actually). Jason O'Mara was ok in Vegas but the show, turned out to be just another CBS procedural and I quit on it after 4 or 5 episodes. I was hoping for more of a mob story, but it was essentially the crime of the week with a mob back story. Good cast but nothing all that great about the show.
     

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