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Old 10-03-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Shows worth watching that got cancelled during or after their first season ...

There have been quite a few shows that never made it beyond the first season that I really enjoyed watching. Some got cancelled mid-season, while others simply didn't get renewed for a second season. I have watched many of these shows after the fact, knowing full well that the story would never be told to completion. Despite this, I found a lot of them to be well worth while.

Some examples (in no particular order):

New Amsterdam
Journeyman
Now and Again
Life on Mars (US version)
Freaks & Geeks
My So-Called Life
Day Break
Grosse Pointe
The Tick (live action version)
Invasion
Harsh Realm
Wonderfalls
Firefly (this one goes without saying)

I'm always on the lookout for another rare gem that I may have missed.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Life. But I can't remember if it got more than two seasons.
Dollhouse Would have been much better with Dichen Lachman as Echo.

I totally agree with Terriers and Wonderfalls.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #4
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This was a bad show and got cancelled, but I would love to know what would have happened if Persons Unknown continued on NBC past one season. Something about this train wreck had me hooked though.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:22 PM   #5
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Life. But I can't remember if it got more than two seasons.
Dollhouse Would have been much better with Dichen Lachman as Echo.

I totally agree with Terriers and Wonderfalls.
Both Life and Dollhouse got two seasons and were excellent shows in their genre.

Really can't think of any one season shows to recommend.

Edit: I remember one. 'Kings' primarily because anything Ian McShane is watchable at least a few times.

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #6
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #7
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how about the show about russian Spies, The Americans, is it coming back or canceled?
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how about the show about russian Spies, The Americans, is it coming back or canceled?
Renewed, coming back in Jan.
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How about the show about russian Spies, The Americans, is it coming back or canceled?
I heard this show was excellent.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #10
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:08 PM   #11
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Firefly or sure. I didn't watch it unto after seeing Serenity, but I am glad I bought it on Amazon Streaming.


I tried to give Wonderfalls a go. Slogged my way through 1 and a half DVDs. then just gave up. Just didn't do it for me.


Freaks and Geeks is a great pick, too. I actually watched that from the get go. Great show.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:43 PM   #12
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This!! I'm still sad this one went.

And talk about a show that started off slow and picked up steam as it went along!! And you didn't have to wait for S2 for it to get good either

I agree with Wonderfalls and Life on Mars. Both excellent shows. I was going to say Pushing Daisies, but that got 2 years.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:59 PM   #13
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Why all the talk about shows that had two seasons when the OP was clear this is supposed to be about shows that didn't make it past their first season?
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:24 PM   #14
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Why all the talk about shows that had two seasons when the OP was clear this is supposed to be about shows that didn't make it past their first season?
because I misread the OP
Have you never done that?
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #15
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I remember liking "The Event"...but I don't remember enough about it to recommend watching it, knowing that there won't be a graceful end/close to the series...
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #16
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Life. But I can't remember if it got more than two seasons.
Dollhouse Would have been much better with Dichen Lachman as Echo.

I totally agree with Terriers and Wonderfalls.
At least Life got a wrap up.

I wish Wonderfalls had lasted longer.

Apparently Terriers invoved a stealth marketing campaign that involved never mentioning its existence, so it was gone before I ever heard about it.

And without whatshername or someone of equal "weight" in the industry in the lead, Doll House probably wouldn't have gotten on the air, despite Ms. Lachman's acting talent.

Whether the lead needed to be as "white", I honestly don't know, but Fox had already seen fan mail for her in the dead people talking to her show (which I wish had had a longer run as well).
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An addition to that list that deserves a post all its own is King and Maxwell.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:12 PM   #18
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Of course I'm still waiting for the second season of Coronet Blue.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:18 PM   #19
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Shows worth watching that got cancelled during or after their first season ...

Besides "Firefly" which came to mind immediately, "FlashForward" needed to be wrapped up.

Edit: Just remembered another -- "Memphis Beat"
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Did the US version of Life on Mars get canceled or did it run it's course? AFAIK, it ran for the same amount of episodes as the UK version did (albeit in one continuous run) and had an ending.
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #21
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Did the US version of Life on Mars get canceled or did it run it's course? AFAIK, it ran for the same amount of episodes as the UK version did (albeit in one continuous run) and had an ending.
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)
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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.
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And ABC's Traveler belongs on the list.
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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)
Don't avoid it, spoiler tag it.
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The U.S. Life on Mars ending was AWESOME.
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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.
It's cancelled?? Gee, too bad. Good summer show.
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