Shows That Should Have Never Been Canceled

The Top Ten

1 The Lone Gunmen

Drake and josh should have never been cancelled. I don't really care for any shows that are in the top 10. Drake ^^ Josh is the best show EVER.

2 Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie more.

I know they brought it back bt it shouldn't have been canceled in the first place, in fact it was even better before

This show was for limited ages because it had adult content on it, which is inappropriate.

Deserves to get cancelled. Piece of crap. - 445956

Best animated show ever! Clever as it gets!

Should have stayed cancelled - Fireboy

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3 Firefly Firefly Firefly is an American space Western drama television series which ran from 2002–2003, created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label.

This is one of my all time favorite TV shows, but it was cut because of weird showing times. Loved the movie - Hannibalbarka

Well, duh. Firefly was a great show, extremely well-written, and such an original concept wrapped in classic ideas. It didn't even get a whole season for idiotic reasons.

They Never even gave it a chance! - Freak_Show1

People really need to be fired over this move.

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4 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

No! They Finally did it they canceled the show! Why! Why! How could this happen. Na I'm Just kidding they brought it back. or did they ha ha

Oh no you would be whining if this was up to season 20 calling it crap. You bash the Simpsons all the time, If the Simpsons was cancelled in Season 8 people would complain FACT SO SHUT UP.

So long for the Squeaky-voiced Teen on The Simpsons trying to commit suicide because it was cancelled early - jrodz

It was epic I can't believe the Simpsons has been going for 29 years and Futurama only went for 14 years it's unfair. - PatrickStar3

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5 Freaks and Geeks Freaks and Geeks Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig, with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season.

Is this even a question? This show I should ONE OF THE best of all time. The kids seemed real. Today, the child actors don't convince you they're really their character. It launched many of its actors into fame. All in all, one of the greatest shows ever and never deserved to be cancelled.

One of the most incredible depictions of teenage life in the 80s. What an all star cast, too. James Franco, Seth Rogan, Jason Segel, Busy Phillips, John Daly. SUCH A GOOD SHOW.

Way better than Family guy, which should be canceled; AGAIN. - gamefreak198

I don't give a damn bout meh reputation! Livin in the past... New generation.

6 Arrested Development Arrested Development Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003, to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of 15 episodes was released on Netflix on May 26, 2013. The show follows the fictitious Bluth family, a formerly more.

It's the funniest show I have ever seen. I can't believe they cancelled it! It had great jokes, great plots, and great people. It just shows how bad America's sense of humor is.

Greatest show of all time. America was to dumb for it though.

This show was absolutely genius, I would call it a modern intelligent version of Seinfeld

this was a good show good actors and actresses.
- tanker58

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7 My Name Is Earl

It was a cool show about some former red neck criminals. Pretty underrated I might say. -

How is this not number 1?! This is one of the best shows of all time! - jeremiahmoses

Best T.V. show ever

8 George Lopez George Lopez

george lopez is the show ever. WHAPA! - pokemonsuck8

9 Liv and Maddie Liv and Maddie Liv and Maddie is a live-action Disney Channel sitcom that started on July 19, 2013, and ended on March 24, 2017. It is about two identical twin sisters named Olivia "Liv" Rooney and Madison "Maddie" Rooney (both portrayed by actress Dove Olivia Cameron; born in January 1996 as Chloe Celeste Hosterman) more.
10 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

The Contenders

11 Pushing Daisies

One of the best shows of all-time. It is a shame that the writers strike happened before it could get on it's feet.

This and Firefly are my two favourite shows and it is so unbelievably frustrating that they got cut short.

12 Teletubbies Teletubbies Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes .
13 Victorious Victorious Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013 . The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her more.
14 Best Friends Whenever Best Friends Whenever Best Friends Whenever is an American multi-camera sitcom developed for Disney Channel, created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas and executive produced by Jed Elinoff, Scott Thomas, and Michael B. Kaplan. The series stars Landry Bender as Cyd, Lauren Taylor as Shelby, Gus Kamp as Barry, Ricky Garcia as more.
15 8 Simple Rules 8 Simple Rules 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal.
16 Go On
17 Veronica Mars

Never Shoulda be canceled!!

18 La Femme Nikita

I could watch this show over and over and over again.
Peta Wilson was the best Nikita I've seen - Irina2932

Pita wilson is awesome! This show always had awesome music and had crazy twists that I never saw coming. Love this show!

19 My So-Called Life My So-Called Life
20 Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from April 4, 2010, to February 16, 2014. The series' creators, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, not just children.
21 Smart Guy
22 Married With Children Married With Children Married... with Children is an American television live-action sitcom that aired on Fox, created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt. Originally broadcast from April 5, 1987 to June 9, 1997, it is the longest-lasting live-action sitcom on Fox, and the first to be broadcast in the network's primetime more.
23 Star Trek

Maybe the third season was more laughable than ever with some cheesy episodes, but I am sure Roddenberry and his writing staff could have continued the "five-year mission" instead of the "three-year" one!

Bottom line, Star Trek, for the '60s, was way ahead of its time.

And what's that old joke? "The red shirts die first! " - CrazyElephant

OK. Maybe I am a Trekkie, but you would be too after watching a couple of episodes! - thedude

Had they only known how popular it was going to be.

24 Undeclared
25 iCarly iCarly iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series, created by Dan Schneider, focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson.
26 Full House Full House Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, Danny Tanner, who enlists his best friend and brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters.
27 Angel Angel Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I miss angel and I love buffy too btw angel is the runoff of buffy and charmed should NEVER have been canceled I actually want to slap whoever cancled it!

A great show that was left without an ending. So sad! - alexa

28 Space: Above and Beyond

It had a good story line that could have been extended in all directions.

This show's storyline could have been ran for atleast 7 to 10 seasons. - RdrTech

29 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Love the theme tune. - PatrickStar3

30 Dark Angel

great show with really amazing characters and it was about a very good idea's a big loss that they canceled it huge one.

This was a great show. I loved Jensen Ackles as Alec.

I watched Dark angel as a child, and I remember being so angry when there was no continuation. I thought the channel has't bought all the season rights.
Then not long ago I took it again, basically finished both seasons in a few 5 days. And I was left raging.
Such an awesome concept, story AND actors.
Such a shame it was cancelled D:

31 Wizards of Waverly Place Wizards of Waverly Place Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, and stars Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin as three wizard siblings with magical abilities competing to win sole more.
32 Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris is an American period sitcom that is based on the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock during the 1980s. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, although Rock himself was a teenager between 1978 and 1984, having been born in 1965. The show's title parodies the hit more.

This show is amazing.. because it always has chris in trouble so that's funny well the theme intro song is epic!

33 Mr. Meaty Mr. Meaty Mr. Meaty is a Canadian-American television series created by Jamie Shannon and Jason Hopley. The show centers on two lazy teenage boys named Josh Redgrove and Parker Dinkleman, who work at a fast food restaurant.

Lol. This deserved to be cancelled.

Nah. This totally deserved to be taken off air.

Mr. Meaty is one of the best shows to ever air on Television. I

34 Ugly Betty Ugly Betty
35 Girl Meets World Girl Meets World Girl Meets World is an American coming of age television sitcom. The series made its debut on Disney Channel on June 27, 2014.
36 Family Matters Family Matters
37 Millennium

This was an excellent show. It only lasted three seasons.

38 Roswell
39 Kim Possible Kim Possible Kim Possible is an American animated children's television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle for Disney Channel.

This show is AMAZING, am I the only person who still remembers this show? How could you not forget? Wade, Kim Possible, Bonnie Rockwaller, Ron Stoppable, and the adorable naked mole rat Rufus. I am a 14 year old who has watched every episode of this series 5 times. I miss the old disney days. Don't you remember Ron and Rufus? This show is hilarious, it can never ever get old. Come on KP Fans! VOTE!

It's too good to discontinued.

40 Friends Friends F•R•I•E•N•D•S is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. It now airs on Nick at Nite. more.
41 Drake & Josh Drake & Josh Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposite personalities, Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck), who become stepbrothers. Both actors previously appeared in The Amanda Show along more.
42 Party Down
43 Farscape
44 Dinosaurs

Yes, I was severely disappointed when this got cancelled. Sherman Hemsley as Earl Sinclair's boss at Conglomo was a gas! - howie115

Canceled way before it was supposed to. Had many great seasons still left in it.

great show....honey, i'm home. - jwileson

45 WKRP in Cincinnati

Was canceled after two years, right as it was reaching its stride! - alanald

After 4 years and 88 episodes WKRP ended on a cliff hanger.
I don't know how network executives are rated and then summarily fired, but this is one of those cases.

46 Quantum Leap
47 Life As We Know It

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! They should make a 2d season... The actors are actually looking like they were in 2004... So...
And I also see that many people want it back... why do they cancelled it? Just because they talked about sex?

I used to love this show so much! It really wasn't your tipical high-school drama, this show was freaking hilarious! I wish it had at least gotten a second season!

48 Invasion
49 Tru Calling

it's a great show and i liked it so much and i hate that they canceled it.

I used to love this show. I forgot all about it until now. - MrGmo7

Should have never ever been cancelled in life

50 Dead Like Me

One of the best shows out there. It was sure as hell way better than most of the shows on television nowadays. I don't even understand why they would have cancelled it.

I will never forgive showtime for cancelling dead like me after only two (amazing) seasons. It's a shame

Quirky, fun and original, the show had so much more life in it.

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