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Best TV Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon! – Vol. 1

Since competition is getting fierce between broadcasts, some beloved television shows got axed. Some were pretty deserving, but others not so much. And these are the most outrageous cancellations and we sincerely hope that one day they will come to life again.

Firefly

Joss Whedon‘s space opera is one that is loved by millions worldwide. It embodies the perfect combination of sci-fi with cheerful humor and adorable drama. The characters are great and the action is constant. It already had a movie called Serenity, but the world Firefly is based on actually provides lots and lots of new material to follow, so… what are you waiting for? Just revive it!

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: FOX

Battle Creek

It’s a harmless procedural police comedy centered on a small town precinct who needs to collaborate with a fancy city officer that was assigned to help them out. It was created by Breaking Bad‘s Vince Gilligan and House‘s David Shore, so expect cynical humor and cool references. It had a short life, but with so many bad procedurals on television right now, this one would actually quite fun to recover.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: CBS

Believe

Alfonso Cuarón‘s television series was one that didn’t impress audiences all over the world, but as we go further into its story, it actually becomes interesting and develops into something really fun and cool. It’s a shame that we couldn’t see what would have become of the characters. A final movie would be nice though…

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: NBC

Constantine

The most iconic demonologist was so unfairly treated in his television approach. It’s an exciting character portrayed by Matt Ryan (that is currently active on Legends of Tomorrow) and had too much of a story to tell. Fans all over the world still hope for a better future for Constantine, whether it will be in a new streaming platform such as Netflix or Hulu or even basic cable broadcaster The CW, since the character has been showing up in the DC shows like Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: NBC

Crazyhead

All the Buffy, the Vampire Slayer lovers out there, rise up! Crazyhead is just the show you needed but didn’t know you did. Two unusual friends kicking some demons asses with their British charm is the perfect formula we need. And it was sad we couldn’t see more of Amy and Raquel’s badass moves.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: NETFLIX

Dracula

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is truly charismatic as the vampire lord we all love and, even if the series was too soft in the horror aspect of it, it sure was entertaining, and it wouldn’t harm having more seasons of his story to see if it would get darker as it went. So, why not bringing it back?

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: NBC

Emerald City

This is one we didn’t expect to be so visually stunning. Tarsem Singh is a visual master and his take on The Wizard of Oz was as dark as it was sumptuous. Maybe the story wasn’t perfect, but it certainly needed more time to flourish. A renewal would be crucial for the series as it got a really strong fanbase. If it’s not much to ask… please, someone, bring it back!

NUMBER  OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: NBC

EMERALD CITY — “The Beast Forever” Episode 101– Pictured: (l-r) Oliver Jackson Cohen as Lucas, Adria Arjona as Dorothy — (Photo by: Rico Torres/NBC)

Forever

Another adorable procedural, whose cancellation pissed a lot of people off… and they were right to be pissed! Ioan Gruffudd is great as the lead and the cases were charming and entertaining. A lot better than many… and its audience was a sticky one. There is no reason why this shouldn’t be revived!

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: ABC

Freaks and Geeks

This cult classic explored how adulthood is scary among a group of misfit teens and their little brothers as they struggle to live in a crowded high school. It has intelligent humor and poignant drama as well as a great cast that couldn’t reprise their roles. It’s a shame it didn’t got the momentum it needed, but you keep rewatching it, because it’s god damn worth it.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: NBC

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Frequency

The CW‘s take on cult film with the same name was actually pretty endearing. The time travel drama was intense and thrilling, despite some episodes being a bit boring. Everyone deserves a second chance and this was one that needed one.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: THE CW

Incorporated

Sean Teale‘s strong performance brought this sci-fi take on climate change to another level. It had captivating storytelling and enough plot twist to keep us invested, despite its short life. Ending with a naughty cliffhanger, this one would be right to bring back from the dead, and its fans would strongly appreciate it.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: SYFY

Pitch

This sports drama was too cute to be cancelled. Regaining the spirit of Friday Night Lights and with strong performances, Pitch didn’t deserve its fate. Despite the non-consistent ratings, it captivated the hearts of its fans, who fought hard for a renewal but didn’t got it.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: FOX

PITCH: Kylie Bunbury in the all-new “Double Switch” episode of PITCH airing Thursday, Oct. 6 (8:59-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr: Ray Mickshaw / FOX. © 2016 FOX Broadcasting Co.

Vinyl

Martin Scorsese‘s latest period drama followed the life of Richie Finestra, a music producer with a troubled life. It may not have conquered everyone, but it sure was an emotional rollercoaster. HBO usually grants its loving shows a final movie, maybe it will get one eventually.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: HBO

American Crime

John Ridley‘s anthology series was a riveting one. For three seasons we explore some bizarre crimes with well written characters and touching drama. Certainly there was more creativity to be shown, since real life American crimes don’t stop happening for some reason and, as such, I wouldn’t mind watching them.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 3

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: ABC

Ash vs. Evil Dead

When this sequel to the cult classic Evil Dead movies arrived, it was a huge hit. Even with its quirky humor and scary visuals, Ash vs. Evil Dead was cancelled. A really incomprehensible one. The show is amazingly funny and brings back good ol’ Bruce Campbell in the character that brought him to stardom. Even better than the movies, this series was like nothing ever seen on television.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 3

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: STARZ

Channel Zero

Syfy‘s anthology series based on internet’s creepypastas had a soft run. The fact is that the show really was scary. A monster made of human teeth, everybody? A contorcionist clown that came alive from a person’s dream? A house with no end? This is the juice of nightmares, so this cancellation wasn’t particularly smart from Syfy. Maybe in the next future they will realize their mistake…

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 4

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: SYFY

Extant

This might be a guilty pleasure of mine. Despite the bad reviews, Extant was a fun sci-fi soap opera with Halle Berry being the center of it all. On season two we are able to explore the world the show built from scratch and the plot became more intense and filled with action and adventure. It may have not pleased a lot, but its few fans deserved, at least, a good conclusion.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 2

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: CBS

“Morphoses” — EXTANT is a mystery thriller about female astronaut Molly Woods, who discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, and that she and a mysterious stranger may be the only hope for survival. Begins its second season Wednesday, July 1, 2015 on the CBS Television Network Pictured Halle Berry as Molly Woods and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as JD Richter Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Fleabag

Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s masterpiece has not received an official cancellation, but its creator already said a season three wouldn’t come. This is one of smartest and most original comedies on television right now. One that explores the life of young woman and the way her life collapses after bad decisions. Easily one we all identify with.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 2

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: AMAZON

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Good Behavior

Michelle Dockery‘s return to television after Downton Abbey is certainly a weird one. Despite its soft reception among critics, Good Behavior became an intense drama, a creepy romance and an exciting thriller by using its putting their characters in difficult situations. Maybe some other network can revive it for a final season… would be worth it!

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 2

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: TNT

Hannibal

I’m sure I’ll have the support from millions all around the world. Hannibal is such an artistic show, with two masterful actors that challenged themselves with toubled, charismatic characters. There is still hope for a renewal in some service or broadcast, but we are still in the dark about it. Please, someone, this one is a win!

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 3

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: NBC

Hap and Leonard

This underdog was surviving in the shadows until the network cancelled it. It’s sad really that so few people saw it. It is a riveting buddy comedy with an unlikely leading duo, played by James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams. It sure deserved more seasons and a strong fandom.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 3

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: SUNDANCETV

James Purefoy as Hap Collins and Michael Kenneth Williams as Leonard Pine – Hap and Leonard _ Season 1, Press Kit – Photo Credit: Hilary Gayle/SundanceTV

Limitless

Another harmless procedural that had some trouble finding its audience. But unlike those long running ones like NCIS or CSI, this one is actually funny and has the heart in the right place. Being adapted after a hit movie, Limitless found its creativity by casting a charming lead to project its good intended narrative.

NUMBER OF SEASONS: 1

VILLAIN WHO CANCELLED: CBS

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