There have been many shows over the years that have been canceled long before they had a chance to get a second season.
While some deservedly deserved to be kicked out (looking at you, Selfie), other shows haven’t had a chance to go great. These TV shows had the potential to sustain life on the small screen, but thanks to a host of issues, these 10 TV shows flopped and disappeared in New York City in a minute.
There are some shows that we don’t like until they’re out of view. Fireflywith the future big boss of Castle Nathan Fillionis one of those shows.
Set 500 years in the future, centering on a ragtag space team exploring the unknown regions of the galaxy, the series was not promoted as it should have been and the series was unfortunately canceled after only 11 episodes. . Fox didn’t let the show grow and killed off what could have been a classic sci-fi series.
In many ways, it was a CW series that was unlucky enough to air on CBS, which means Jericho had no prayers to survive after its second season from the start.
Jericho follows a small town trying to rebuild after a nuclear attack in the United States. If it aired on The CW (as it should have), Jericho would have had a better lifespan. Alas, the series was not a priority for CBS, and Jericho was atomized into the sphere of cancellation after its second season.
A little like Fireflywe are now guessing why we allowed this show to be canceled.
Terra Nova had everything to become a classic series. Did he have a family that established a colony 85 million years in the past? To verify. Did the colony dodge the dinosaurs while trying to establish a modern society? Recheck. To have Steven Spielberg as an executive producer? Triple check. Even if all these boxes have been checked, Terra Nova has always been canned after its first season, without having the chance to thrive.
The Society (2019)
As great as Netflix is, it’s always had the lingering problem of canceling shows way too soon, not giving this program a chance to grow its viewership. The society was a promising show that fell into Netflix’s cancellation meat grinder.
Following a group of kids left to fend for themselves after all the adults in their town disappeared, it would have been interesting to see how these kids coped; and, more importantly, what happened to the parents in town. Thanks to Netflix’s itchy undo finger, we unfortunately won’t get those answers.
It would be weird to count Hero as a series that was set up for failure, as it ran for four seasons and 77 episodes.
Hero could have been a series that lasted four more seasons if NBC had the foresight to see how huge the series was. Sometimes it’s hard for a network to see the benefits of the long game, but this view could have turned Heroes from a cult classic into a simple classic.
My So-called Life (1994-1995)
Claire Danish were one of the rising teenage actresses of the mid-90s; so it was only fitting that ABC would create a star vehicle to launch their career into the stratosphere.
my so called life was meant to be this series, with Danes playing a teenager growing up in suburban Pittsburgh and growing through all the trials and tribulations of growing up. my so called life could have been great teen TV, but ABC ripped it off after one season, robbing it of any growth potential.
High Fidelity (2020)
High fidelitythe film, was a surprise hit when it hit theaters at the turn of the 21st century. High fidelitythe Hulu streaming show, was a dud when it hit the streaming service before the C-word started to wreak havoc on society.
The work stoppage certainly hurt High fidelitythe chances of having a second season; but during the first season, despite strong reviews, the show never really seemed to be a priority for Hulu, robbing the show of building an audience, especially those longing for the nostalgic early gems.
Another television show inspired by an early film, Frequency had everything to be a classic.
Yes, the show had its flaws, but being on The CW — a channel that gives shows plenty of chances to succeed — you’d think it would last beyond a season. Frequency was not on The CW’s radar; and despite a stellar cast, Frequency didn’t last as long as it deserved.
The writers for zoo had gold in their hands. They just didn’t have a network that was 100% supported.
The zoo had a fantasy premise, in which the animals returned to their rightful place as the dominant species on Earth and launched a coordinated attack on humans. Although it lasted three seasons, Zoo deserved to see its story fleshed out and end in a satisfying way, instead of meeting its fate in the canceled Meat Grinder.
Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)
When you talk about shows that didn’t deserve to be unique, freaks and geeks is often at the top of the list, and rightly so.
The NBC series told the story of a teenager’s life in the dawn of the 80s, but the series suffered from a lack of attention from NBC and was unable to develop a significant audience. . If Freaks and Geeks had, at the very least, gotten a second season, NBC would have realized it had a hit on its hands. Studio myopia, however, doomed it to the cult classic status it is today.
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