Cancelled way too soon!

by limabean101 | created - 27 Aug 2012 | updated - 03 Apr 2013 | Public

Great shows that were cancelled way before their time. Roswell and Dollhouse and a couple other shows were cancelled because of low ratings but knew they were getting cancelled so were able to write endings to the shows. Unfortunately these endings were very rushed and disappointing so I included them on this list.

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1. Jericho (2006–2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A small town in Kansas is literally left in the dark after seeing a mushroom cloud over near-by Denver, Colorado. The townspeople struggle to find answers about the blast and solutions on how to survive.

Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Lennie James, Ashley Scott, Kenneth Mitchell

Votes: 50,480

2. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra

Votes: 58,860

Yay, we are gunna get a movie!

3. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Set after the events in Terminator 2 (1991), Sarah Connor and her son, John, try to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.

Stars: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 53,688

4. 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.

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

Votes: 213,457

Thank god they made a movie after this was cancelled to tie up all the loose ends

5. Survivors (2008–2010)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.

Stars: Julie Graham, Max Beesley, Paterson Joseph, Zoë Tapper

Votes: 7,867

6. Summerland (2004–2005)

60 min | Drama

Bradin, Nikki and Derrick are 3 kids from an average normal Kansas household. Their whole life is thrown upside-down when their parents are tragically killed in a car accident. Ava Gregory ... See full summary »

Stars: Lori Loughlin, Merrin Dungey, Ryan Kwanten, Jesse McCartney

Votes: 3,358

7. Beyond the Break (2006– )

30 min | Drama

Four girls vie to become world-class surfers.

Stars: Suzie Pollard, Tiffany Hines, Natalie Ramsey, David Chokachi

Votes: 636

8. Hidden Palms (2007)

Drama, Mystery, Romance

A rebellious teenager moves with his family to Palm Springs.

Stars: Michael Cassidy, Taylor Handley, Amber Heard, Sharon Lawrence

Votes: 2,826

9. 10 Things I Hate About You (2009–2010)

30 min | Comedy

Kat and Bianca Stratford may be sisters, but all comparisons end there. Kat is an outspoken, independent feminist, while Bianca is a social butterfly who wants nothing more to be popular, ... See full summary »

Stars: Lindsey Shaw, Meaghan Martin, Ethan Peck, Nicholas Braun

Votes: 5,171

10. South of Nowhere (2005–2008)

Drama, Romance

A family moves from Ohio to Los Angeles, where they find themselves unprepared for the city's fast pace, and the overcrowded public school that their three teenagers will attend.

Stars: Gabrielle Christian, Mandy Musgrave, Matt Cohen, Maeve Quinlan

Votes: 4,536

11. Instant Star (2004–2008)

Drama, Music

Based on a song she wrote and performed, a young girl wins a national contest for a recording contract. Now she must balance the life of a normal teenager with that of a rising star in the music industry.

Stars: Alexz Johnson, Tim Rozon, Kristopher Turner, Laura Vandervoort

Votes: 2,108

12. 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.

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett

Votes: 42,756

13. Roswell (1999–2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Majandra Delfino

Votes: 23,692

This was cancelled in time for them to write an ending but it was very rushed and not that great.

14. Life Unexpected (2010–2011)

60 min | Drama

After 15 years in foster homes, Lux decides to get emancipated, which leads to her meeting her birth parents.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Kristoffer Polaha, Britt Robertson, Kerr Smith

Votes: 12,715

15. Birds of Prey (2002–2003)

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

In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore

Votes: 3,743

16. Life as We Know It (2004–2005)

43 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Life through the eyes of Dino Whitman (Faris), Jonathan Fields (Lowell) and Ben Connor (Foster), three hormone-charged teenage boys.

Stars: Sean Faris, Jon Foster, Chris Lowell, Missy Peregrym

Votes: 2,922

17. Lincoln Heights (2006–2009)

60 min | Drama, Family

A family moves to a crime-filled area of the heights and tries to help the community and the convicts living there.

Stars: Russell Hornsby, Nicki Micheaux, Erica Hubbard, Rhyon Nicole Brown

Votes: 1,435

18. Everwood (2002–2006)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

A widowed brain surgeon from Manhattan moves his two children to the small mountain town of Everwood, Colorado.

Stars: Treat Williams, Gregory Smith, Emily VanCamp, Debra Mooney

Votes: 11,207

19. The O.C. (2003–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

Stars: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 72,037

20. Grounded for Life (2001–2005)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Thirty-something Irish Catholic couple Sean and Claudia deal with their three children as well as Sean's judgmental father and his carefree brother.

Stars: Donal Logue, Megyn Price, Kevin Corrigan, Lynsey Bartilson

Votes: 12,983

21. Judging Amy (1999–2005)

60 min | Drama

A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court ... See full summary »

Stars: Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 4,894

22. Any Day Now (1998–2002)

60 min | Drama

Mary Elizabeth, an outgoing white girl, and Rene, a shy black girl, become close friends as they grow up in 1960's Alabama. Their friendship comes to an end, however, when Mary Elizabeth (... See full summary »

Stars: Annie Potts, Lorraine Toussaint, Chris Mulkey, Olivia Friedman

Votes: 561

23. Bionic Woman (2007)

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A reimagining of the popular 1970s TV series about a female athlete who is given bionic strength.

Stars: Michelle Ryan, Miguel Ferrer, Molly Price, Lucy Hale

Votes: 7,490

24. Ugly Betty (2006–2010)

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

A young, smart and wise woman named Betty Suarez goes on a journey to find her inner beauty. The only problem is that it's hard for a slightly less attractive woman to find her beauty ... See full summary »

Stars: America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz

Votes: 36,623

25. The Riches (2007–2008)

45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A family of crooks assume the identity of an upper-middle-class suburban clan in the Deep South.

Stars: Eddie Izzard, Minnie Driver, Shannon Woodward, Noel Fisher

Votes: 7,488

26. The River (2012)

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

The crew of a research vessel are on a quest to find a missing TV explorer in the Amazon.

Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford

Votes: 15,441

27. Jane by Design (2012)

44 min | Comedy, Drama

A case of mistaken identity has a dateless high school outsider living a double life as a twenty-something career girl in the fashion world.

Stars: Nick Roux, Rowly Dennis, David Clayton Rogers, Matthew Atkinson

Votes: 9,508

28. Beautiful People (2005–2006)

Drama, Romance

An academically gifted teen, her model-beautiful older sister and their newly single mother leave small town New Mexico in search of a new life in New York City.

Stars: Daphne Zuniga, Sarah Tareen, Torrey DeVitto, Jackson Rathbone

Votes: 1,075

29. The Secret Circle (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

16 year old Cassie Blake moves to Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.

Stars: Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 41,925

30. SLiDE (2011)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Five teens form a friendship and make it their goal to cram as much "awesomeness" as they can into their last teenage years.

Stars: Gracie Gilbert, Adele Perovic, Emily Robins, Ben Schumann

Votes: 731

31. NYC 22 (2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Six diverse NYPD rookies patrol the gritty streets of upper Manhattan.

Stars: Adam Goldberg, Leelee Sobieski, Stark Sands, Judy Marte

Votes: 1,450