Some shows stay on the air well past their prime and others could probably keep on going but choose to end while they are still on top.
A few never get a chance to complete the first season or are cancelled just as they are hitting their stride. These are some of those kind.
What others would you add to this list?
(1991 TV Series)
Dwight Davis, a widower and grammar school principal, has the task of raising his three sons, along with the help of his wacky father Gunny... (30 mins.)
“ I should probably re-watch these again, somehow, to see if they hold up to my memories and I would keep it on this list. I remember being quite upset when it was cancelled. Randy Quaid, Jonathan Winters and Bonnie Hunt adlibbing was hilarious. ” - alden-ash
(2002 TV Series)
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
Freaks and Geeks
(1999 TV Series)
A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (44 mins.)
My So-Called Life
(1994 TV Series)
A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school. (60 mins.)
(1982 TV Series)
Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies. (24 mins.)
(2007 TV Series)
A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress. (44 mins.)
The Infinite Worlds of H.G. Wells
H.G. Wells foresaw the future in such visionary novels as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds... (265 mins.)
“ Yeah, this was only a mini-series, but there are plenty of Wells' short and longer stories they could have kept it up. ” - alden-ash
(2009 TV Series)
Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences. A spin-off of the Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" set 50 years prior to the events of that show. (60 mins.)