Gone before its time

TV canceled well before it's time. For the most part this will be 2 seasons or the equivalent with the occasional exception for a show that was establishing a path to TV Hall of Fame.
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1.
Farscape (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew. (50 mins.)
“ What a fantastic premise! I know - there are muppets but forget about that and enjoy the stories. A very edgy sci-fi show at the very top of the genre. ” - rik-938-114271
 
2.
Better Off Ted (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In a science-based company, a manager tries to keep control of his scientists while being pressured by his shrewd boss. (30 mins.)
“ way too funny to be off the air. ” - rik-938-114271
 
3.
The Agency (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A look at the inner workings of the CIA. (60 mins.)
“ The first of these shows with serious political intrigue and depth. Canceled after two season. Threat Matrix and The Unit followed with similar styles. ” - rik-938-114271
 
4.
The Unit (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators. (60 mins.)
“ This is an exception to my two season guideline but it's third season was shortened. The Unit fans should check out The Agency and Threat Matrix. Similar depth and style. MI-5 (aka Spooks in the UK) is also similar. ” - rik-938-114271
 
5.
Sanctuary (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stem cells, gene therapy, transplants, and cloning have changed the definition of "humanity" in the modern world, but the darker side contains monsters that only few are brave enough to face, because the future lies in their hands. (44 mins.)
 
6.
The Days (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A typical American family with Mom, Dad, and 3 growing kids, until Mom and her teenage daughter discover they're pregnant - on the same day. (60 mins.)
 
7.
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
 
8.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
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.)
 
9.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (22 mins.)
 
10.
Get a Life (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The misadventures of a 30-year-old paper-boy (played by Late Night alum Chris Elliot) and his wacky parents... (30 mins.)
 
11.
Terriers (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. (45 mins.)
 
12.
The Good Guys (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Jack is a by-the-book detective whose habit of undermining himself has resulted in a dead-end position with the Police Dept. His partner Dan, a drunken, lecherous veteran hangs onto his job only because of one heroic act years ago. (60 mins.)
 
13.
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.)
 
14.
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets. (45 mins.)
 
15.
Hotel Babylon (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
At a posh urban hotel, the love lives and whims of its wealthy guests are attended to by hard-working staff who have their own troubles with love. (60 mins.)
 
16.
The Neighbors (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A New Jersey family moves to an affluent gated community composed entirely of extraterrestrials. (30 mins.)
 
17.
Man Up (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Three modern men try to get in touch with their inner tough guys and redefine what it means to be a real man...
 
18.
Suburgatory (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Tessa Altman is used to the big city but when her dad moves her away, she has to adapt to her new suburban life in Chatswin. (22 mins.)
 
19.
Selfie (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
After being the subject of an embarrassing viral video, a self-involved 20-something enlists the help of a marketing expert to revamp her image in the real world. (22 mins.)
 
20.
Threat Matrix (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Special Agent John Kilmer leads an elite team on missions to eliminate terrorists and other threats as part of USA's Homeland Security force. (60 mins.)
 
21.
Torchwood (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats. (50 mins.)
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
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.)
 
24.
Party Down (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of actors move to LA to make it big, but end up working as caterers. (30 mins.)
Director: Rob Thomas
 
25.
Reaper (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
On his 21st birthday, Sam discovers his parents sold his soul to the devil before birth and he must now be a bounty hunter for the devil until he dies. (45 mins.)
 
26.
Breaking In (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A high-tech security firm takes extreme, and often questionable, measures to sell their protection services. (30 mins.)
 
27.
Eli Stone (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
San Francisco lawyer Eli Stone begins to see things, which leads him to discover a brain aneurysm. But his visions lead him to accept cases with little monetary gain but a lot of moral goodness. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Samantha Who? (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A woman suffers from amnesia and is forced to find out who she really is. (22 mins.)
 
29.
The Goodwin Games (2013 TV Series)
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Three estranged siblings are brought together once again at their father's funeral. His last will states that they must bond as a family via games thought up by their late father or they won't inherit the $23 million he has left them. (30 mins.)