12 Amazing Canceled TV Shows That Never Got a Fair Shot

Sometimes TV execs are wrong especially when they stop a promising show before it has the chance to get good!

Here are some great examples of shows canceled after one season that deserved a second chance at getting it right.

Some of these are still popular now and it’s hard to believe they only got one season! Then again, maybe they’re great because they only had one season? I guess we’ll never know!

Freaks and Geeks

Freaks and Geeks.
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Freaks and Geeks is still highly revered, even now. And it came out back in 1999! Amazingly it only got one season, and while that season was perfect, it definitely left us wanting more.

“For a show that struggled with ratings while it was on the air it sure launched so many stars or at least launched long lasting careers.” a fan said of the show.

Selfie

Selfie.
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The sentiment online for this show being canceled pretty much boils down to this quote, “It was the name, if they had named it anything other than Selfie it would have been bigger.”

If you skipped this show before even giving it a shot you’re part of the problem; apparently it was really good.

Wonderfalls

Wonderfalls.
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Bryan Fuller sure was great at creating shows that got cancelled, wasn’t he? Long before the success of Hannibal he co-created this hilarious comedy series that only saw one season. It has been so well loved since ending that even TV guide included Wonderfalls on their list of TV shows that were cancelled too soon!

Daybreak

Daybreak.
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While not everyone enjoyed the post-apocalyptic black comedy show Daybreak (critics included) it still had a loyal fan base when it was on TV. Sadly it was cancelled, which is a shame because it seemed to have a lot more story to tell.

Daybreak needed a second season, it was just getting started, and it was so much fun!” a fan said. Others agreed because apparently it ended on a twist, too.

Alcatraz

Alcatraz.
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This is one I definitely agree with because Alcatraz was, sadly, cancelled long before it could reach its potential. Part sci-fi, part thriller, it was the first of three J.J. Abrams created series (Revolution and Almost Human were next) that would go on to fail after one or two seasons.

The Secret Circle

The Secret Circle.
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Based on a teen book series of the same name, The Secret Circle ran for only one season from 2011 to 2012. Unfortunately, the combination of ratings dropping throughout the season and the costly special effects meant this show couldn’t continue into season too.

Fans haven’t forgotten about this one, either, with one saying, “I wouldn’t say no to a reboot.” Hint hint CW!

Teenage Bounty Hunters

Teenage Bounty Hunters.
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A lot of these shows so far have been older, so let’s talk about a more recent wound: Teenage Bounty Hunter. One of many shows cancelled too early by Netflix, it ended on a huge cliffhanger. Sadly Netflix axed it shortly after it came out – barely giving it a chance to be successful.

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own.
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It’s not just Neflix that cancels shows, Prime does it too! This Amazon series was renewed for season 2 only to have it cancelled a few months later.

Feminists were especially upset about this one being cancelled because it told stories from a lens that isn’t normally seen in the media: women during the WW2 era. “It’s such a mistake to let it go.” one fan wrote alongside other kind words for the series.

The Society

The Society.
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Despite fans saying that The Society “showed so much promise” sadly a second season never happened after the original run in 2019. Even more depressing, this modern retelling of Lord of the Flies actually was renewed, but it didn’t happen due to covid and eventually was canceled for a variety of reasons.

Undeclared

Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam, Monica Keena, Seth Rogen, and Timm Sharp in Undeclared (2001).
Image Credit: Dreamworks.

Did you know that Seth Rogan starred in a college-style comedy show that aired in 2001? You can be forgiven if you didn’t; it wasn’t well-known, which is also why it got cancelled after just one season.

But cancelled doesn’t mean bad so if you’re a fan of Seth Rogan, it apparently still holds up!

Flashforward

Flashforward.
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Everyone on Earth suddenly blacks out and wakes up with a vision of their future. Sounds interesting, right? Well flash forward to today only to discover that the 2009 show Flashforward was cancelled after only one season.

1899

1899.
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Another one cancelled by Netflix, 1899 left on a major cliffhanger so this one hits hard. It was supposed to continue but, despite having pretty positive reviews and viewership, it wasn’t renewed for season two.

These 12 Movies Are So Good, Fans Have Watched Them Over 100 Times

The Lord of the Rings.
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How many times have you seen your favorite movie? While most of us probably watched a few over and over as kids, we also have a movie or two we keep coming back to as adults, too. Some people more than others: we rounded up 12 movies fans say they’ve watched over 100 times!

Personally, I saw The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in the theatre five times and then several more at home, so that’s definitely one of my picks for a movie that holds up again and again. But I certainly haven’t come close to 100 watches on it, that’s for sure!

These 12 Movies Are So Good, Fans Have Watched Them Over 100 Times

12 Sitcoms That It’s Hard To Understand Why They’re So Popular Despite Being Unfunny

Fuller House Season 2.
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We wanted to know what successful, famous sitcoms people didn’t find funny at all, and the internet didn’t let us down. It turns out there are plenty of successful sitcoms that it’s hard to understand why they’re so popular despite being unfunny.

Here are some of the most popular answers.

12 Sitcoms That It’s Hard To Understand Why They’re So Popular Despite Being Unfunny

13 Netflix Movies That Flew Under the Radar But Are Totally Worth Your Time

THE LOST DAUGHTER. OLIVIA COLMAN as LEDA.
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Are you looking for a movie to watch on Netflix that hasn’t been recommended a million times? Here are some of the most awesome and niche movie recommendations. These movies totally flew under the radar and, for some reason, aren’t recommended so often, but they should be!

13 Netflix Movies That Flew Under the Radar But Are Totally Worth Your Time

These 12 Films Are Way Too Overrated, According to the Internet

DANNY RAMIREZ PLAYS "FANBOY" IN TOP GUN: MAVERICK FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURES, SKYDANCE AND JERRY BRUCKHEIMER FILMS.
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This one’s definitely going to be controversial, so strap yourself in. Here are 12 answers to the question, “What films are way too overrated or get way too much love and praise in your opinion?” according to the internet.

Do you agree or disagree with these controversial answers? I’ll be honest, it’s hard to understand how anyone could dislike some of these movies – but I guess we all have our personal preferences!

These 12 Films Are Way Too Overrated, According to the Internet

12 TV Shows That Managed To Be Consistently Fantastic From Start to End

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) - Breaking Bad _ Season 5, Episode 13 - Photo Credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC.
Photo Credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC.

 

TV shows capture our hearts, but it’s not often they manage to stay consistently good throughout the series. Some start strong, then turn formulaic, and others hype us up only to end with a disappointing series finale.

12 TV Shows That Managed To Be Consistently Fantastic From Start to End
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