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 ...read 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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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 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 ...read 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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6 George Lopez George Lopez

george lopez is the show ever. WHAPA! - pokemonsuck8

7 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.

8 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

9 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.
10 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

The Contenders

11 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.
12 All Grown Up All Grown Up All Grown Up! is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó for Nickelodeon. It is a spin-off of Rugrats, and takes place about ten years after the original series where the characters are now pre-teen to teenage.Tommy, Dil, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Kimi, Angelica, ...read more.

Great show. Original content. But was taken down by Nickelodeon in 2008 due to its low ratings. Cartoon Network should have saved this show. It's a shame it got shut down. I still watch all the episodes today hoping it'll come back.

Great miss it. - PatrickStar3

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) ...read 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 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 .
17 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 ...read more.
18 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 ...read more.

EPIC - PatrickStar3

19 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 ...read more.
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 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 ...read more.
23 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!

24 Clone High

This should've never, ever been cancelled! Everyone I've ever showed this to has been hooked, highly suggested, worth a watch.

Ended on a cliff hanger!

25 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 ...read more.
26 Veronica Mars Veronica Mars

Never Shoulda be canceled!!

27 Go On
28 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

29 My So-Called Life My So-Called Life
30 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.
31 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

32 Undeclared
33 Dark Angel

great show with really amazing characters and it was about a very good idea ...it'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:

34 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 ...read more.

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

35 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.

36 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 ...read more.
37 Family Matters Family Matters Family Matters was a sitcom that ran from 1989 to 1998. Originally it focused on the Winslow family, but it would later become more about their nerdy next door neighbor, Steve Urkel, who was originally only supposed to be a one episode character. In most episodes, the characters mess up in some way ...read 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 Millennium

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

40 Roswell
41 Ugly Betty Ugly Betty
42 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.
43 Friends Friends Friends 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. ...read more.
44 Party Down
45 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

46 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.

47 Quantum Leap
48 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!

49 Invasion
50 The Ren and Stimpy Show

Take this off the list, this show was way too inappropriate for all ages, it had content that was inappropriate on it.

I love it. - PatrickStar3

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