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    Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    Another TV-related thread here...

    Does anyone else have any shows that they really enjoyed watching, but were cancelled either mid-season or cancelled a few seasons too early and not really given the time to properly wrap-up? I certainly do.

    * Firefly; this will likely always be 1st in line for my favorite shows that were cancelled waaaaayyyy too early. Great story, unique genre (Western-tinged Sci-Fi), engaging characters (and great character development to go along with that), excellent dialogue, this show had it all...except ratings, probably because it was on a Friday night. I'm glad that Joss Whedon (the creator) was able to wrap it up with a very good movie ("Serenity"), and I'm glad that he has had about as much success as you can get in Hollywood with how big of a hit "Avengers" has been.

    * Flash Forward; I think this show's first season was on at the same time as the last season of "Lost", and may have been groomed to take over the sci-fi/mystery/thriller/character drama genre that "Lost" more or less created. I was very disappointed when this was canceled after only one season. I think for whatever reason ABC pulled it off the air for 2-3 months right in the middle of the season, and it wasn't able to sustain momentum after that. Smart move, ABC.

    * Reaper; This is another one that hurts. Great original show on CW or whatever the h*ll that channel is called that was hilarious and heartfelt all at the same time. Only lasted for two seasons, but what a fun two seasons that was.

    * My Name is Earl; It probably only had one more season left in it anyway, but I would have liked to have seen how they closed it out.

    * Invasion; Was on ABC and I think it followed "Lost" in the time slot in its first and only season. Intriguing premise and I liked that it took place in southern Florida and partly in the Florida Keys, where I was living at the time.

    Just from this past season...

    * Terra Nova; it had its ups and downs, but I thought the season/series finale was awesome and it had me ready for more. Was disappointed it wasn't given a chance to succeed.

    * The River; The first two hours were some of the scariest, most intense two hours of TV I've seen in a while. It might have lost a bit of steam as it went on, but I'll miss it.


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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers



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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    King of the Hill, or is this still being made? If so I haven't seen any new episodes...



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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    Ben Stiller Show. Funny, but ahead of its time. I think it lasted 8-9 episodes.

    My brother and I just assumed that shows we liked wouldn't last. We tended to be correct.


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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    Arrested Development.



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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    The River got cancelled? Well that sucks. I enjoyed it too. I agree with Flash Forward and I'll add Jericho to the list. I've been watching on Netflix and have the last two episodes to go before I've seen them all.



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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    Chappelles Show.



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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Arrested Development.
    This too.

    and Trailer Park Boys.



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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    News Radio. It unraveled when Phil Hartman died.



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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    Arrested Development.
    Aren't they making a few new episodes and then a movie?



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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    Arrested Development is the only one for me.


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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    28 is right; Jericho needs to be on this list. Cancelled twice while it hit its stride.


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    Cheers.


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    Nitro Circus -- although I can't blame them for continuing that death wish.



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    Re: Favorite TV shows that ended before their time...

    Quote Originally Posted by MLawrence View Post
    Aren't they making a few new episodes and then a movie?
    Supposedly. The episodes will be released on Netflix only, and each will focus on a particular character.



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