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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. dwit

    dwit Active Member

    May 4, 2004
    I liked Mob Doctor. It only got 1 show! LOL

    Was it really that bad?
  2. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Did you mean "it only got one season"? All 13 episodes aired, although only the first 8 before the cancellation was announced.
  3. uw69

    uw69 Member

    Jan 25, 2001
  4. DavidJL

    DavidJL Member

    Feb 20, 2006
    For FNL fans - Against the Grain

    Long before I watched Friday Night Lights I had hopes for this show, started off pretty well but only lasted 8 episodes. Not sure episodes can be found anywhere though.
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
  6. Hot4Bo

    Hot4Bo Finally an Avatar! TCF Club

    Apr 3, 2003
    I'm sure I was the only one watching but there was a show in 2011 called Against the Wall. I was enjoying it and there is still an unresolved cliff-hanger from the last episode (a very minor one about her opening a door to find the guy she loves outside but we don't know which guy it is!!)
  7. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural New Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    Human Target

    I believe it started off as a midseason replacement and then started off the next season before getting canceled.
  8. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

    Jul 10, 2003
    Yeah they ruined it when it was retooled the 2nd season
  9. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed

    Nov 8, 2003
    I thought of one last night (and then was unable to sleep because I kept thinking about it and it was freaking me out).

    The River

    I thought it was really well done and quite creepy. I love anything that's on the Amazon and I love found footage stuff. It's not gross-out horror, it's more suspense and scares. I think there were 13 episodes [looked it up, only 8] and the ending was satisfying - a good ending for this type of show. It works well as a standalone mini-season IMO.
  10. gweempose

    gweempose Active Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    I forgot all about that show.
  11. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S New Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    I don't think it was great TV, but I watched and enjoyed it.

    Speaking of, there was a 1 season USA show called Peacemakers that I liked.
    That and SciFi's Dresden Files (although I think I might like that best for introducing me to the novels).
  12. kmccbf

    kmccbf New Member

    Mar 9, 2002
    So many I agree that should have been given longer.

    To these I add.
    Spy Game
    The Dick Van Dyke Show (not the sitcom, the variety show)
    Salvage One
    The Flash (but I may be remembering wrong, it might have made a second season)
    Max Headroom
    Eerie Indiana The Other Dimension (started off rough, but hit a good stride just before it was canceled.
  13. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural New Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    Max Headroom ran for two seasons, but only 14 episodes total. I think it originally aired on Showtime, but epguides.com lists it as being on ABC. It may have aired on network TV after a run on the cable channel. The Flash ran for one full season on CBS spanning 22 episodes. It's available on DVD from Netflix and possible for streaming as well. The Flash is going to be reintroduced on The CW's Arrow sometime this season. I thought it was the best of any of the superhero venues on TV at the time because it took itself more seriously than the campy shows like Batman and Captain Nice (remember him?) that aired around the same time.
  14. Wil

    Wil Senile Member

    Sep 26, 2002
    Was it Captain Nice and Mr. Terrific or Mr. Nice and Captain Terrific?
  15. kmccbf

    kmccbf New Member

    Mar 9, 2002
    Captain Nice and Mr. Terrific. I just watched the first episode on line somewhere a few weeks ago.


    When I saw Max Headroom it was a Network. May have been picked up from a cable channel. They ran it as one season. I agree on the Flash. I've picked up both on DVD. I still think the Flash was one of the best. Two aspects I liked is that he was sort of a reluctant hero and they didn't slow him down to imply speed.
  16. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S New Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    Oh, and I really remember liking Love Monkey on CBS.

    So many shows I liked that ended too soon.
  17. The Spud

    The Spud Rather be cruising

    Aug 27, 2002
    At the risk of losing my man card, I liked Hellcats. In my defense, hot cheerleaders, what's not to like? :p
  18. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    Ringer, was one I just thought of.
  19. MikeCC

    MikeCC TiVotee

    Jun 19, 2004

    Attractive women everywhere!
  20. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Vegas Boy TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001

    Yeah.. I liked that too. Ashley Tisdale as a brunette was nice.

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