Former shows I used to watch

by Mystery-Moon | created - 29 Apr 2013 | updated - 20 Jul 2014 | Public

TV shows no longer in production that I used to watch. The Trip down TV memory lane list. The OMG I forgot about that old show. I liked/loved that show list. Recent shows that ended their run/got cancelled by network idiots list. ... you get the point :)

Anyone remember and have fond memories of their fave shows from way back?

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1. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

9.1
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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.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 209,443

Damn the (bad language) network for cancelling this amazing show.

2. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 71,586

I loved this show when it first aired. Since the Space channel airs it in syndication to DEATH, I now can't stand it. I can't grab the remote fast enough to change the channel when I hear the start of it.

3. Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith.

Stars: Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa

Votes: 53,026

They ended the series too soon. I'd have liked a better ending rather than the sort of series finale they stuck us with.

4. SGU Stargate Universe (2009–2011)

Not Rated | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light-years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque

Votes: 42,037

Dammit we'll never know if they got home. I hate the Sci Fi (oops sorry that's SY FY) network. Cancelled too soon.

5. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 103,533

I didn't watch it as often near the end of it's run.

6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 110,727

I vote to have Buffy protect me in the event of a vampire attack.

7. Moonlight (2007–2008)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for a mortal woman.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 22,089

It was a pretty decent show.

8. Blood Ties (2007)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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Vicki Nelson, a former homicide detective turned private investigator, and Henry Fitzroy, a 470-year-old vampire, form a unique team solving cases and dealing with the supernatural world.

Stars: Christina Cox, Dylan Neal, Kyle Schmid, Gina Holden

Votes: 5,715

TV series based on Tanya Huff's books. Lasted for two seasons before getting axed.

9. Dark Angel (2000–2002)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A group of genetically-enhanced children escape from a lab project. Years later we meet Max, one of the escapees who now works for a messenger service in the post-apocalyptic Pacific Northwest.

Stars: Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn, J.C. MacKenzie

Votes: 27,252

A different kind of urban fantasy sort of story.

10. John Doe (2002–2003)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A man who seems to know everything but his own name helps police solve crimes as he searches for his identity.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Jayne Brook, John Marshall Jones, William Forsythe

Votes: 7,051

I'd want this guy on my trivia night team.

11. Sliders (1995–2000)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home.

Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies, Cleavant Derricks

Votes: 14,053

Interesting premise for a series. It went off the rails somewhat after a bit with the weird humanoids.

12. Babylon 5 (1994–1998)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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A space station in neutral territory is the focus of a unique five year saga.

Stars: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 24,233

Fabulous show. Great drama set in space.

13. Endgame (2011)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Endgame is an original drama series centering on brilliant chess master, Arkady Balagan. Traumatized by the murder of his fiancée, Balagan has become a prisoner in his luxury Vancouver ... See full summary »

Stars: Shawn Doyle, Patrick Gallagher, Katharine Isabelle, Carmen Aguirre

Votes: 3,073

Smart and intriguing mystery show. A shame it was cancelled.

14. Space: Above and Beyond (1995–1996)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

Stars: Morgan Weisser, Kristen Cloke, Rodney Rowland, Joel de la Fuente

Votes: 6,703

Futuristic Marines battling aliens in space.

15. Earth 2 (1994–1995)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Colonists, crash-landed on an alien planet, begin the long trek to their originally designated landing place, facing both alien and human threats.

Stars: Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker, Jessica Steen

Votes: 4,194

What would happen if the world was so polluted you had to live on a space station? Probably not this, but it was fun to watch anyways

16. The X-Files (1993– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 168,872

The truth is out there. Nuff said :P

17. My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall

Votes: 16,940

OMG I forgot about this show. I LOVED it.

18. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 137,444

Off the wall quirkiness

19. Murphy Brown (1988–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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The misadventures of a tough female television journalist and her friends.

Stars: Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli, Faith Ford

Votes: 5,693

I wish I could watch it all again.

20. Northern Exposure (1990–1995)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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A newly graduated doctor is required to set up his practice in an eccentric Alaskan town.

Stars: Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin, John Cullum

Votes: 12,928

Fun comedy set in rural Alaska

21. House M.D. (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

8.8
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 344,667

Wow, Hugh Laurie does a pretty good American accent. It's weird to hear his natural accent in British things now.

22. Alias (2001–2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college, trained for espionage and self-defense.

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman

Votes: 39,909

Awesome series.... until the finale. That ending blew.

23. Eureka (2006–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A U.S. Marshall becomes the sheriff of a remote cozy little Northwestern town of Eureka where the best minds in the US have secretly been tucked away to build futuristic inventions for the government which often go disastrously wrong.

Stars: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston

Votes: 41,929

Totally fun oddball comedy

24. Sanctuary (2008–2011)

44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.4
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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.

Stars: Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl, Ryan Robbins

Votes: 16,649

This started off as a webisode series.

25. Being Human (2008–2013)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost try to live together and get along.

Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, Sinead Keenan

Votes: 21,869

The original Being Human! I preferred it over the American remake, but I did hate how it all ended. Not very satisfactory for me.

26. MacGyver (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The adventures of a secret Agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill, Robin Mossley

Votes: 30,453

I watched this before MacGyver became a term for rigging up dodads and whatnots out of toothpicks, gum and tin foil.

27. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 76,418

Tea, Earl Gray, Hot. My gateway series to the world of Star Trek. Yes I'd seen the odd episode of the original series, but TNG was the one that hooked me.

28. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy.

Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton, Alexander Siddig

Votes: 39,382

Good series, but I do hate how they ended it. A unresolved story. What happened to "the Sisco"? :(

29. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Pulled to the far side of the galaxy, where the Federation is seventy-five years away at maximum warp speed, a Starfleet ship must cooperate with Maquis rebels to find a way home.

Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 45,221

a show about what would happen if Starfleet peeps and a bunch of rebels get hurled to the other side of the galaxy and gotta cooperate to get back home. Hint- the military Starfleet peeps 'assimilate' the rebels

30. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.

Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 35,098

Interesting go at telling the early era of Starfleet (ie before Kirk and company). But that final episode is horrendous. Not only was the show cancelled, they gave us THAT for the series finale. Ugh.

31. Legend of the Seeker (2008–2010)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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After the mysterious murder of his father, a son's search for answers begins a momentous fight against tyranny.

Stars: Craig Horner, Bridget Regan, Bruce Spence, Craig Parker

Votes: 30,625

TV series based on Terry Goodkind's series of books. I quite liked this show. It only lasted two seasons though. Guess I got to read the books to find out the whole story.

32. Xena: Warrior Princess (1995–2001)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and Gods.

Stars: Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Kevin Smith

Votes: 35,470

(insert Xena yell) :D

I MISS this show! It was a hoot and a holler and I looked forward to the next episode every week.

33. Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995–1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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Hercules, aided by his best friend Iolaus, goes on many adventures helping people and slaying mythical monsters using his half-god strength.

Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith, Robert Trebor

Votes: 23,380

I remember when this started out as a series of made-for-TV movies. I enjoyed this fun show.

34. Copper (2012– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kyle Schmid, Anastasia Griffith, Ato Essandoh

Votes: 9,589

a period piece cop drama. This is something a little different for me. I actually quite liked it. Shame it got canned.

35. Ripper Street (2012– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 16,341

Another period cop drama I found myself watching and liking.

36. Being Human (2011–2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.5
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Three twenty-somethings share a house and try to live a normal life despite being a ghost, a werewolf, and a vampire.

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Eddy Kariti

Votes: 22,468

the American remake of the original British TV series. It did start off almost identical to the source material, but veered off that road pretty fast and went it's own route before the first season ended. I preferred the original British series to this one. When this series ended it was more of a meh feeling. I didn't hate the show but I won't miss it either.