best shows ever canceledby jacob-barde | created - 13 Apr 2011 | updated - 11 Oct 2014 | Public
a list of favorite shows of mine that got canned (or rush-ended) by the suits who do nothing but cower to the lowest common denominator for TV shows (*reality* TV). These shows are scripted, someone somewhere put some thought into it, bringing imagination to life... art. Dark, futuristic, edgy, unabashed, fantasy, skewed, introspective, warped, hilarious, provocative and kick you in the nuts.
In no particular order... and yes, a lot of sci-fi.
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1. Farscape (1999–2003)
TV-14 | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.
I really hated the Sci-Fi Channel for this. Almost didn't watch the new BSG.
2. Profit (1996– )
90 min | Drama
Jim Profit works for a multinational company, and isn't above using any means necessary to get ahead, and that includes bribery, blackmail, intimidation, extortion, and even murder. Now ... See full summary »
4. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Face it, Sci-Fi Channel forced them to end the series early.
7. V (2009–2011)
TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
An extraterrestrial race arrives on Earth with seemingly good intentions, only to slowly reveal their true machinations the more ingrained into society they become.
11. Dollhouse (2009–2010)
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A futuristic laboratory has erased the identities of lost young people, and now imprints them with the temporary identities they need to fulfill assignments for clients.
12. Witchblade (2001–2002)
60 min | Fantasy, Action
Based on the comic with the same title, this series follows the adventures of police detective Sara Pezzini, the bearer of the Witchblade. The Witchblade is a powerful gauntlet-like weapon ... See full summary »
13. Airwolf (1984–1986)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.
14. The Lone Gunmen (2001– )
45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
The X-Files' Lone Gunmen, their action-loving man-childish sidekick and patron, Jimmy Bond, and their sexy master thief frienemy, Yves, investigate crimes and conspiracies, often in a silly, comedic and over the top fashion.
16. Firefly (2002–2003)
TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
20. The Job (2001–2002)
30 min | Comedy, Crime
New York detective Mike McNeil is well-known for his unconventional approach of fighting crime. But it also takes a toll in his personal life complicated by his wife and girlfriend on the side.
21. Day Break (2006–2007)
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then he will wake up and start the day over again.
22. Action (1999–2000)
Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Drama
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?
24. Terra Nova (2011)
TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.
25. Alien Nation (1989–1990)
60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These ... See full summary »
26. Star Trek (1966–1969)
TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.
how the hell did I forget about this one.
27. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Canceled, just when it found it's stride and was getting real good.
28. Almost Human (2013–2014)
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In a not-so-distant future, a human cop and an android partner up to protect and serve.
Yeah, I definitely do not like Fox Broadcast Network... they cancel too many Sci-Fi shows.