Gone Too Soon – Cancelled Shows We Miss

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This is the time of year when just about every piece of TV entertainment news revolves around one of three things; castings for new pilots, renewals and cancellations  Every year favorite show of mine gets axed before it’s time so this year we put together a list of shows we wish were still on the air.

1. [easyazon-link asin=”B000SULWJA”]Veronica Mars[/easyazon-link]: Three seasons of the adorable Veronica solving mysteries was not enough and we aren’t the only ones who think so. Kristen Bell regularly tweets the email address for Warner Brothers in case you want to join the campaign to make this short lived series into a movie. There are definitely things I still need to know – most importantly do Logan and Veronica end up together.veronica_mars_pc

2.[easyazon-link asin=”B004YPED14″]Moonlight[/easyazon-link]: What’s better than a crime fighting vampire played by Alex O’Loughlin? Nothing, that’s what. When this show ended after two seasons on a cliffhanger no less we may have sobbed a little bit. Besides any show that casts Jason Dohring gets automatic points from us.

3. The Secret Circle: Witches, Forbidden Love and Lies…Oh My! With a cast starring the likes of Brit Robertson, Thomas Dekker and Phoebe Tonkin who wouldn’t want to watch this show. Based on the L. J. Smith book series, one season didn’t even begin to cover all the great stories there were left to tell.1e3908c90fa40abcf5fd7707bdd7201f

4. [easyazon-link asin=”B001CQONMC”]The 4400[/easyazon-link]: One of SyFy’s earliest scripted series The 4400 was just awesome. Lasting four seasons it almost doesn’t make the cut of cancelled too soon but with so many mysteries left unsolved and so many characters yet to be explored this show could have gone on for four more years and we wouldn’t have complained.

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5. [easyazon-link asin=”B0024FABCG”]Pushing Daisies[/easyazon-link]: Sometimes no amount of critical acclaim or Emmy nominations can save a show. Despite multiple Emmy nominations this fun quirky show was pulled from the airwaves half way through its second season. Brian Fuller is one of our favorite show creators – his attention to detail is mesmerizing and his shows are great fun to watch.pushies-daisies

6.[easyazon-link asin=”B0006GAO18″]Wonderfalls[/easyazon-link]: The second Brian Fuller show to make it on this list is Wonderfalls. Even quirkier than Pushing Daisies this show lasted one short season. A show about intervention of a divine nature and all things connecting to one another should have been given more of a chance to shine.

7. Terra Nova: We admit it, we were skeptical of a show that occasionally starred a dinosaur. We were wrong. This show encompassed everything a show should. Love, family, time travel, the before mentioned dinosaurs. It was brilliant and cut short after one season just when the series was really starting to develop its mythology.ShowImages_TerraNova

8. Ben & Kate: The only half hour sitcom to make the list Ben & Kate didn’t even make it a whole season before being cancelled. The chemistry between the cast and the hilarious banter make this a great shame. Even having Geoff Stults in a recurring role couldn’t save this show, now how ridiculous is that?

9. 666 Park Avenue: A show that allows Vanessa Williams and Terry O’Quinn to be deliciously bad has to be good, right? The critics thought so but alas the ratings didn’t live up to ABC’s expectations and they axed it before it’s time. The only upside to this was ABC giving the show the time to wrap up the ending for its viewers.666-Park-Avenue-Cast-Illuminati-Antichrist-Symbolism

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10. [easyazon-link asin=”B007G4X7VC”]The River[/easyazon-link]: Spooky paranormal activity on a river in the Amazon should have been a hit with viewers, right? Well it was, to the people who watched, but sadly it wasn’t really given the promotion it deserved. So on May 11, 2012, ABC pulled the plug on the Magus and its crew, leaving them stuck in a world where magic, nature and mythology has turned on them. I’ll never forget that closing scene and watching the river close off the Magus, locking them into it just as they were nearing its mouth and heading home. And it had Harry Dresdon himself, Paul Blackthorne!


Do you agree with our list? Do you have shows of your own you never wanted to see go off the air? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to log in to Facebook and take our Cancelled Too Soon Poll.

Leah reads constantly, sing incessantly and watches TV what her Mother would consider an unhealthy amount. You can find her on twitter @IamPollyP or contact her via email at


  1. Aleveria

    March 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    These are good ones. I HEARTILY agree with “Pushing Daisies” & “Wonderfalls”. Both amazing shows.

    I’d add to my own personal list:

    “Terriers”, “Firefly”,”Better off Ted”, & in the ‘yay it’s back’ column, “Futurama”.

    I will *never* stop missing “Terriers”.

  2. Aleveria

    March 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    These are good ones. I HEARTILY agree with “Pushing Daisies” & “Wonderfalls”. Both amazing shows.

    I’d add to my own personal list:

    “Terriers”, “Firefly”,”Better off Ted”, & in the ‘yay it’s back’ column, “Futurama”.

    I will *never* stop missing “Terriers”.

    • Polly

      March 12, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Terriers was such a great show! That being cancelled almost brought me to tears…okay maybe it did. I love Michael Raymond James. I’m glad he keeps popping up on TV shows here and there.