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Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Too Soon

Criteria: cancelled after three or fewer seasons, but that have since been hailed as excellent or developed a cult following. Hell hath no fury like a TV fan...
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The Michael J. Fox Show is Cancelled: What It Really Means - ChicagoNow (blog)

The Michael J. Fox Show is Cancelled: What It Really Means - ChicagoNow (blog) | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
The Michael J. Fox Show is Cancelled: What It Really Means
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They were starring two names that have a history of success for the network...Fox and Sean Hayes, from Will & Grace fame.
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TV Shows Most Likely To Be Cancelled

TV Shows Most Likely To Be Cancelled Hey TV junkies. Im Joslyn for Clevver.com coming to you from our Beverly Hills studios. Thankfully this fall there are a...
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Rob Ford's TV Show Canceled After One Episode, Because Duh

Rob Ford's TV Show Canceled After One Episode, Because Duh | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
To the surprise of no one, embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's television show has been canceled after just one episode.

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Sometimes, its just too obvious...

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The 200 Greatest 'Arrested Development' Quotes

The 200 Greatest 'Arrested Development' Quotes | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it

This upcoming year, one of the best shows to ever grace the face of television will be returning. Arrested Development. It was cancelled prematurely and fans of the show have been letting networks know ever since. It took 6 years, but Netflix took the leap and signed the show up for a fourth season. This video accurately shows how funny this show was and how it deserves to come back from the grave. 


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It's amazing how a show that was praised for it's writing could have been cancelled. This is proof that creativity of a show isn't enough sometimes...

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25 TV Shows That Should Be Canceled

25 TV Shows That Should Be Canceled | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
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Sometimes they DON'T cancel the right shows... Some of these shows have already gotten the ax, but not soon enough!

 

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Former Fox President Explains Why Firefly Had To Be Cancelled

Former Fox President Explains Why Firefly Had To Be Cancelled | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
With Firefly flaring up in the news lately thanks to comments made by Nathan Fillion and re-airings of the show on The Science Channel, The Pittsburgh Post
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One of the most controversial cancellations... according to die-hard fans at least.

 

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17 Facts You Might Not Know about Gilligan's Island

17 Facts You Might Not Know about Gilligan's Island | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
1. Producer Sherwood Schwartz designed the characters to represent parts of society. That’s why the Skipper and the Professor are addressed by their titles. They have names, but Schwartz forbade their use during the show.2. Schwartz picked Gilligan’s name at random out of a phone book.3. The characters full names were Skipper Jonas Grumby, Ginger Grant, Thurston Howell III, Lovey Wentworth Howell, Professor Roy Hinkley and Mary Ann Summers. Gilligan’s name is less cert...
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Sometimes a show will be cancelled for strictly unforeseen circumstances, pay particular attention to fact number 13.

 

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'Arrested Development' defies the odds with Netflix rebirth

'Arrested Development' defies the odds with Netflix rebirth | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
Never-say-die efforts helped to bring beloved cult comedy back to life.
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Netflix is becoming one of the saviors of today's show creativity sustainability.

 

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12 Shows That Should Have Never Been Canceled

12 Shows That Should Have Never Been Canceled | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
Everybody has a favorite show that went the way of the dinosaurs, but we think these 12 shows never should have been canceled when they received the axe. We're talking about shows featuring a teenaged private eye, a group of ah-mah-zing friends and one critically-acclaimed show featuring an angsty teen whose chin-acting is unparallelled.
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Do you agree with the Huffington Posts list of 12 shows that should have never been cancelled?

 

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Did Arrested Development Take It Too Far? - The Atlantic

Did Arrested Development Take It Too Far? - The Atlantic | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
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The Atlantic's sexes editor, Eleanor Barkhorn, has been making her way through the new, Netflix-released season of Arrested Development for the past few weeks.
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Canceled NBC Series Heads to Ovation : TVBizwire : TVWeek

Canceled NBC Series Heads to Ovation : TVBizwire : TVWeek | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it

A canceled NBC series won't disappear completely from the television landscape after all, with Ovation picking up rights to rebroadcasts of "Smash," the musical drama that was canceled by the network this season, reports EW.com's Inside TV.

The arts network will debut the series July 19, with the second season starting in November.

"Ovation is thrilled to satisfy the wishes of diehard 'Smash' fans and followers to keep the series alive, as well as to provide viewers who are new to the series an opportunity to experience the incredible talent, music, dancing, drama and excitement," Robert Weiss, Ovation's chief creative officer, said in a statement.

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What Cancelled TV Shows Do You Miss

Are there TV shows that you loved, but then they were cancelled way too soon? BeanMeister22 http://www.youtube.com/beanMeister22 Music: Kevin MacLeod http://...
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NBC To Bring Back 'Heroes' As 13-Episode Event … - Deadline.com

NBC To Bring Back 'Heroes' As 13-Episode Event … - Deadline.com | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
NBC To Bring Back 'Heroes' As 13-Episode Event … Deadline.com Nevertheless, Heroes quickly earned a cult status, with fans still passionate about it and rallying to bring it back even after NBC abandoned an idea it considered at the time of Heroes'...
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'Psych' Gets Canceled - But Will It Return as a TV Movie? - Screen Rant

'Psych' Gets Canceled - But Will It Return as a TV Movie? - Screen Rant | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
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Bad news, Psych-Os.
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Veronica Mars Movie to Get Web Series Spin-Off, TV Return Teased

Veronica Mars Movie to Get Web Series Spin-Off, TV Return Teased | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
Apparently, a successful Kickstarter doesn't just get a movie made -- Rob Thomas' crowdfunded Veronica Mars movie will have a web series spin-off as well.
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Another successful example of an audience saving a show once thought to be lost.

 

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Fans work to bring back cancelled shows, networks comply

Fans work to bring back cancelled shows, networks comply | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
Everyone has a favorite television show. But by the cruel hand of time, that favorite show of yours inevitably ends, or worse, gets cancelled. In the last few years, fans of shows old and new have ...
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An interesting read on the future of show cancellation, will it truly exist if their are dedicated fans?

 

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How Close to Cancellation Are These 11 New Fall Shows?

How Close to Cancellation Are These 11 New Fall Shows? | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
Decision time is imminent for the networks.
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Sometimes it doesn't take a seer to predict the future of some shows... 

 

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So, Why Did 'Smash' Get Cancelled Anyway?

So, Why Did 'Smash' Get Cancelled Anyway? | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
How 'Smash' went from a smashing success, to the ultimate TV bomb.
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No matter if the script is palpable, you know you have a guaranteed demographic, and talented stars... you can always be on the chopping block.

 

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Good News, 'Pushing Daisies' Fans!

Good News, 'Pushing Daisies' Fans! | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
Get ready to take a seat at The Pie Hole because "Pushing Daisies" could be returning ... as a musical.

Bryan Fuller, the creator of the beloved detective series, mentioned that he met with Barry Sonnenfeld (who won an Emmy for directing...
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This is exciting news that proves that cancellation isn't the end of every shows run!

 

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Cagney & Lacey survived two cancellations and multiple re-castings to become a TV groundbreaker

Cagney & Lacey survived two cancellations and multiple re-castings to become a TV groundbreaker | Television Shows Cancelled Before Their Time | Scoop.it
The series now plays as quaint—but that ignores how much ground it broke for women in the industry.
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One of the first examples of a cancelled show that was brought back by mass cult-following.

 

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