The 50 Greatest One-Season Wondersby tbell1826 | created - 22 Oct 2011 | updated - 14 May 2017 | Public
A list of the best-loved shows that lasted only one season.
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1. 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.
4. FlashForward (2009–2010)
TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
7. No Ordinary Family (2010–2011)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
The Powells are a typical American family living in Pacific Bay, California, whose members gain special powers after their plane crashes in the Amazon.
8. Sons & Daughters (2006–2007)
30 min | Comedy, Drama
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, who is happily married to second wife Liz, with three ... See full summary »
12. Greg the Bunny (2002–2004)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy
Greg the Bunny is one of the 3.2 million fabricated Americans ("puppets") living in the United States. Wanting a job that doesn't involve working only on Easter, he convinces his roommate ... See full summary »
13. Surface (2005–2006)
TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
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.
18. Profit (1996–1997)
90 min | Crime, 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 »
19. Do Over (2002–2003)
30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
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. Blessed with adult wisdom, though hampered by ... See full summary »
20. The Nine (2006–2007)
45 min | Crime, Drama
Nine surviving hostages from a spectacular bank hold-up meet regularly. The memories keep haunting them, in flash-backs slowly revealing that story. Two surviving perpetrators in jail, who ... See full summary »
21. Reunion (2005–2006)
60 min | Drama, Mystery
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.
24. American Gothic (1995–1998)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A quiet, seemingly-quaint small town is ruled over by its charming yet evil sheriff who uses his demonic powers to remove anyone who dares to stand in his way. The only one he fears is a young boy he fathered through rape.
25. Cupid (1998–1999)
60 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Trevor Hale is attractive, witty, uncommonly intelligent - and he may be Cupid, the Greco-Roman god of erotic love. Probably not, but he thinks so. Trevor's insistence that he is Cupid ... See full summary »
26. Action (1999–2000)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy
A dark comedy about Peter Dragon (played by Jay Mohr), a sleazy Hollywood executive. His last, massively expensive, movie bombed and he needs a hit. Will "Beverley Hills Gun Club" be it and how far will he have to go to make it?
27. North Shore (2004–2005)
60 min | Drama, Romance
Intrigue abounds at the Grand Waimea Hotel, an exclusive Hawaiian escape for the wealthy, powerful and beautiful. Hawaiian-born Jason Matthews runs the hotel as the assistant manager and ... See full summary »
29. Night Stalker (2005–2006)
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Investigative reporter Carl Kolchak, who's after his wife's killer, teams up with Perri Reed, Jain McManus, and their boss Tony Vincenzo to investigate strange crimes in Los Angeles that may contain dark supernatural elements.
33. Point Pleasant (2005)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
34. Pasadena (2001–2002)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
35. Undeclared (2001–2003)
TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy
College freshman Steve Karp, his girlfriend and their fellow dormmates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives. Unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride.
39. Conviction (2006)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
ADA Alexandra Cabot from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" returns as the bureau chief for the group of young ADAs. According to Dick Wolf, "'Conviction' will be a 'charactercedural,' we ... See full summary »
42. Gideon's Crossing (2000–2001)
60 min | Drama
Ben Gideon is a doctor of great skill, he also has a great bedside manner. He heads the experimental oncology ward at a fictional teaching hospital in New England. Based on the work of Dr. ... See full summary »
43. Harper's Island (2009)
TV-14 | 40 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
47. Harsh Realm (1999–2000)
45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery