Thursday, February 7, 2013

7 TV Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon

TV brings us so many great shows every year. Of course it also has its share of awful ones. The worst thing that can happen though is for creators to make a beautiful masterpiece only to have it rejected before its time. Here is a list of 7 shows that were canceled prematurely.

(All listings are just my nerdy opinion)

7. Greg The Bunny (2002) - Based in a world where puppets are second class citizens, Greg (a puppet), finds work in a failing children's show. Like many of the shows in this list, Greg the Bunny only ran for one season before being taken off the air by FOX. Due to the short life of the show, word of Greg the Bunny did not reach very far. It only attracted a handful of dedicated fans. However, this does not make the show any less great.

6. The Tick (Live action) - The Tick is a near invincible superhero, who with the aid of his sidekick, Arthur, battles crime. The Tick has always been a strange and fascinating show, yet TV was not ready for it at the time of its release. The show doesn't feature much action like you might expect from a superhero show, but focuses notably on the day to day struggles of the characters.

5. Undeclared (2001-2002) - Focused around the life of a geeky freshman in college, Undeclared is another comedy based in a school environment (Which makes for good shows, so keep them coming!). However, after only one season the show was canceled. The only problem I personally had with the show was the name, which has very little correlation to the story itself. If you liked Freaks and Geeks, or like comedies with Seth Rogen, then this is the show for you!

4. Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000) - Sharing many of the same cast members as Undeclared, Freaks and Geeks focuses on Lindsey Weir, a girl trying to find her place in high school, and in life. Lindsey begins hanging out with a group of burn-outs while struggling to hang on to her friends from earlier years when she was in her schools  Mathletes. The show really expresses many hardships of being in high school. We see the characters each have more then one side to them. Also, a fun fact; this show was the launching pad for the acting careers of James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and Martin Starr.

3. Pushing Daisies (2007-2009) - One of the best shows ever created, this unusual program really captivated numerous fans before it was pulled from the air after its 2nd season. It's rare when a show that curves so far away from main stream television gets so many fans, still, all great shows were original to began with. If you haven't seen this show, give it a watch!

2. Arrested Development (2003-2013) - The king of comedy shows; Arrested Development's writing and plot were so well developed it left people shocked when it was pulled from the air. However, it's returning in 2013 for a 4th season and movie!

1. Firefly (2002-2003) - Arguably one of the most brilliant science fiction shows ever created, Firefly is in many ways a space western. A band of outlaws seeking passage through deep space join together to perform illegal, and legal, tasks to provide for themselves. When this show was canceled fans went wild like never seen before. Due to the huge and unsatisfied group of following admirers, the cast was able to get back together to shoot Serenity, Firefly's movie.

Article written by Rowan Domayne Johnson

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