For no reason at all, I was thinking about tv shows that only lasted a short period of time, but that I really liked. They went off the air for whatever reason, but I really enjoyed them and wish they would have continued the series. Anyways here is my list and obviously I’m trying to start a discussion on here, so if you can think of a few that you liked, talk about them.
Over There- FX Iraq war drama from 2005. It only lasted one season. I’m not sure why it went off the air, but I really liked it. FX has hit some home runs with their 10pm dramas, so I was really puzzled that this one didn’t come back.
Quintuplets- July 2004-January 2005. Andy Richter summer sitcom. He’s tried a bunch of them, and I thought this one was pretty good. A couple of standouts to me on this show were Ryan Pinkston who played the runt quintuplet and Johnny K. Lewis who was on the first two seasons of Sons of Anarchy. It probably wasn’t that great of a show and the rest of the cast wasn’t that great, but I enjoyed it.
Arrested Development- Still can’t understand why the show only lasted 2 and a half seasons. It was spectacular.
Freaks and Geeks- Really can’t understand why this show only got one season. Incredible cast of today’s a-listers (Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jason Segel) along with being produced by Judd Apatow. Started the careers of all those guys.
Undeclared- Pretty much the same thing as Freaks and Geeks, had Seth Rogen on it, Judd Apatow produced it and everything. Only lasted one season on Fox.
My Name is Earl- Show was freaking hilarious. I guess the ratings just declined.
Chapelle’s Show- Maybe the funniest show ever, it’s demise was unfortunate.
I just want to also mention Family Guy. Fox really F’d around with this show for a while until finally bringing it back. I mean, it’s been going strong for five years now, but I don’t think any show was ever cancelled and restarted as many times.