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 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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3 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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4 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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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 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!

It needs to be canceled! - DaWyteNight

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7 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.
8 George Lopez George Lopez

george lopez is the show ever. WHAPA! - pokemonsuck8

9 The Thundermans The Thundermans The Thundermans is an American tween sitcom created by Jed Springarn. The show first aired in 2013. This show is about a family of superheroes who have adjusted to living a normal suburban life. On July 27, 2017, Nickelodeon released a statement to J-14, stating that the series has wrapped production 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 Newcomers

? The Haunted Hathaways The Haunted Hathaways The Haunted Hathaways is a Nickelodeon sitcom television series that began airing on July 13, 2013 and ended on March 5, 2015. It tells the story of a single mother and her two daughters who move into a home occupied by three ghosts, a single father and his two sons.
? Max & Shred Max & Shred

The Contenders

11 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

12 Life With Boys Life With Boys Life with Boys is a Canadian teen sitcom that aired in Canada on YTV from September 2011 through August 2013. The show follows Tess Foster as she copes with living in a home with just boys: her father, Jack, and three brothers, Gabe, Spencer and Sam.
13 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.
14 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.

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 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.
17 Smart Guy
18 Mr. Young Mr. Young Mr. Young is a Canadian comedy series that premiered on March 1, 2011 on YTV. The series was filmed in Burnaby, British Columbia. The series was created by Dan Signer (who also worked on shows such as The Suite Life on Deck and A.N.T. Farm), and stars Brendan Meyer, Matreya Fedor and Gig Morton as attendees more.
19 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!

20 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.
21 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.
22 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn is an American television sitcom produced by Nickelodeon. The series focuses on 10-year-old, later 11-year-old quadruplets Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn Harper. They have nothing in common and often fight, but they must work together to solve everyday situations.
23 Veronica Mars Veronica Mars

Never Shoulda be canceled!!

24 Go On
25 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996.

Love the theme tune. - PatrickStar3

26 My So-Called Life My So-Called Life
27 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.
28 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

29 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

30 Undeclared
31 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.
32 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:

33 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!

34 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.

35 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.
36 Family Matters Family Matters
37 Blue's Clues Blue's Clues Blue's Clues is an American children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon in 1996. Producers Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler, and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development and early-childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their more.
38 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.

The characters there look sick. - Cyri

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

39 King of the Hill King of the Hill King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997 to May 6, 2010 on Fox.

Why take out this show a put other crap on instead of things like... I don't know hm... Glee

Great show. As if the Cleveland Show is better - squire

One of the best showes on T.V.!

40 Millennium

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

41 Roswell
42 Ugly Betty Ugly Betty
43 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.
44 Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Danny Phantom is an American animated series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It was produced by Billionfold Studios and distributed in Canada by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. The series follows a teenage boy who, after an accident with an unpredictable portal between the human world more.

EPIC - PatrickStar3

45 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.
46 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 .
47 Party Down
48 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

49 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.

50 Quantum Leap
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