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10 TV Shows That Should Have Quit While They Were Ahead

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Last June I wrote an article detailing television shows that lost it by the end: the ones that fell at the final hurdle. As a companion piece, I’ve chosen to examine television shows that fell long before that: long running television series that had a shelf life, which expired some time before they actually ended.

These are television shows where the high concept didn’t warrant the lifespan that they ended up with: shows that outlived their premise and didn’t have any different stories to tell, or shows that played their hand too early and had no cards left up their sleeves.

Whether flawed from conception, poorly plotted and paced, badly executed, or just a great show with a definitive shelf life, these are the television shows that definitely outstayed their welcome.


10. Burn Notice USA

On the one hand, I enjoyed Burn Notice: I’m a sucker for a spy-gone-rogue story, »

- Ben Cooke

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