The 50 Greatest One-Season Wonders

A list of the best-loved shows that lasted only one season.
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1.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
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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.)
 
2.
My So-Called Life (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school. (60 mins.)
 
3.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (44 mins.)
 
4.
Flashforward (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future. (42 mins.)
 
5.
Moonlight (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for a mortal woman. (60 mins.)
 
6.
Jack & Bobby (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Faux documentary series from 2049 about Bobby McCallister, the US president elected eight years earlier... (60 mins.)
 
7.
No Ordinary Family (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The Powells are a typical American family living in fictional Pacific Bay, California, whose members gain special powers after their plane crashes in the Amazon. (60 mins.)
 
8.
Sons & Daughters (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The zany and slightly troubled members of a family try to make it through life as comedy ensues. In the center of the mess is Cameron... (30 mins.)
 
9.
Invasion (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the aftermath of a hurricane, a Florida Park Ranger and his family deal with strange occurrences... (60 mins.)
 
10.
The Event (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself. (43 mins.)
 
11.
Grosse Pointe (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Satire centers on the off-camera antics of five actors who star in a fictional high school drama called "Grosse Pointe". (30 mins.)
 
12.
Greg the Bunny (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Hoping to ride on Mr. Gibson's coattails, Greg decides to direct and star in a biblical epic motion picture. (30 mins.)
Director: Dan Milano
 
13.
Surface (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teen-aged boy find their lives fundamentally changed by the emergence of a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life, while government agents work to keep the affair under wraps. (60 mins.)
 
14.
Journeyman (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A man travels back in time to help people in trouble. (45 mins.)
 
15.
The Ben Stiller Show (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
This comedy/variety show specialized in parodies of movies and television shows and commercials. Often... (306 mins.)
 
16.
Kitchen Confidential (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A bad-boy chef runs wild in his New York City eatery. (22 mins.)
 
17.
The Class (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A 27-year-old is reunited with his childhood friends. (22 mins.)
 
18.
Profit (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Jim Profit works for a multinational company, and isn't above using any means necessary to get ahead... (90 mins.)
 
19.
Do Over (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Thirty-four-year-old Joel Larsen gets a second chance to get his life right, thanks to a freakish accident that catapults him back to 1981... (30 mins.)
 
20.
The Nine (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Nine surviving hostages from a spectacular bank hold-up meet regularly. The memories keep haunting them... (45 mins.)
 
21.
Reunion (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Six friends come together for their 20th high school reunion in which one of them is murdered and all of them become suspects. A detective traces their turbulent and secretive lives back spanning 20 years to find which one had the motive. (60 mins.)
 
22.
The Oblongs (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a goofy family deformed by toxic waste. (284 mins.)
 
23.
Mission Hill (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a group of disparate roomates who live in a hip neighbourhood in a major city. (30 mins.)
Director: Christian Roman
 
24.
American Gothic (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Visit Trinity, South Carolina, a small town with more chills than charm. Sheriff Lucas Buck won't let anyone - including local doctor Matt Crower or the determined Gail Emory - stand in the way of his evil plans. (60 mins.)
 
25.
Cupid (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Trevor Hale is attractive, witty, uncommonly intelligent - and he may be Cupid, the Greco-Roman god of erotic love... (60 mins.)
 
26.
Action (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A series that centers on Peter Dragon (played by Jay Mohr), a Hollywood executive. His last, massively expensive, movie bombed and he needs a hit. Will "Beverley Hills Gun Club" be it? (30 mins.)
 
27.
North Shore (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Intrigue abounds at the Grand Waimea Hotel, an exclusive Hawaiian escape for the wealthy, powerful and beautiful... (60 mins.)
 
28.
Threshold (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A team of experts are assembled after the U.S. Navy discovers an extra-terrestrial object briefly appeared near a ship in the Atlantic Ocean. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Night Stalker (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Kolchak and his partner, Perri, investigate his wife's mysterious murder and end up uncovering something much more disturbing... (60 mins.)
 
30.
John Doe (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man who seems to know everything but his own name helps police solve crimes as he searches for his identity. (60 mins.)
 
31.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show. (60 mins.)
 
32.
Tell Me You Love Me (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A drama about three couples and the therapist they share. (60 mins.)
 
33.
Point Pleasant (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A series of supernatural events begins in a small coastal New Jersey town after the arrival of a mysterious teenage girl, who apparently has the ability to influence the people and events around her. (60 mins.)
 
34.
Pasadena (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Lily McAllister has lived a charmed life as part of the most powerful family in the upscale Southern California enclave of Pasadena. All that changes, however, when a murder and coverup in her own mansion thrusts Lily into a search to unlock her family's long-buried secrets. (60 mins.)
 
35.
Undeclared (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
College freshman Steve Karp, his girlfriend and their fellow dorm-mates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives...unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride. (22 mins.)
 
36.
Life As We Know It (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Life through the eyes of Dino Whitman (Faris), Jonathan Fields (Lowell) and Ben Connor (Foster), three hormone-charged teenage boys. (43 mins.)
 
37.
Father of the Pride (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The misadventures of a family of White Lions who perform with Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas. (26 mins.)
Director: Mark Risley
 
38.
$#*! My Dad Says (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A middle aged son moves in with his old fashion dad. (30 mins.)
 
39.
Conviction (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When the body of a murdered 12 year old girl is found in a skate park on the street where she lives the local police storm into action... (59 mins.)
 
40.
Over There (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A dramatized take on war in Iraq. (60 mins.)
Director: Chris Gerolmo
 
41.
Wonderland (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(50 mins.)
 
42.
Gideon's Crossing (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Ben Gideon is a doctor of great skill, he also has a great bedside manner. He heads the experimental... (60 mins.)
 
43.
Harper's Island (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die. (40 mins.)
 
44.
Drive (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A drama about various people competing in an illegal cross-country road race.
 
45.
Skin (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two mismatched teens fall in love with each other despite the family feud between their fathers, one a pornographer, the other a district attorney, trying to bring each other down. (60 mins.)
 
46.
The Cape (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Vince Faraday is a cop who has been framed for murder leading him to fall off the grid and become the super hero known only as "The Cape" (60 mins.)
 
47.
Harsh Realm (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Lt. Hobbes is sent into a VR wargame simulation where he is to terminate a renegade General who has taken control of the program. (45 mins.)
 
48.
FreakyLinks (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A take-off on "The Blair Witch Project," in which a guy finds out that his supposedly dead brother isn't dead after all when he sees him on the Internet. It's all about his spooky adventures in finding the truth. (60 mins.)
 
49.
Young Americans (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a... (60 mins.)
 
50.
Rubicon (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Will Travers is an analyst at a New York City-based federal intelligence agency who is thrown into a story where nothing is as it appears to be. (45 mins.)