6 Canceled TV Shows You Want to Make a Comeback
So, you’re watching your favorite TV show without a care in the world. Out of nowhere, however, you suddenly realize that it has been abruptly canceled. Worst of all, the network in question left it on a very baffling and unfair cliffhanger.
This is the sad reality that we all face every year. In fact, many of us still grieve the loss of a great television series even years after its cancellation. For this reason, we pay homage to the best canceled TV shows that have aired in recent history.
Much like Family Guy, Futurama is the type of cartoon that relates to a wide audience. The latter, unfortunately, was never given a proper chance to flourish after Comedy Central officially canceled it in 2013. Many of us are now left to wonder if Fry, Bender and company will ever make a return. After all, the show had already been canceled back in 2003 and then made this unexpected comeback. One can always dream, right?
5. Pushing Daisies
Even though Pushing Daisies was a critically acclaimed TV show, this was simply not enough to save it due to one reason: The notorious writers strike which occurred in 2007. Ned’s magical ability to resurrect the dead was cut short way before its time, leaving many fans outraged but still hopeful. Considering it won a series of Emmys and it gained such wide recognition, however, there’s still a slight (albeit dim) chance that piemaker Ned will continue bringing things to life with a simple touch.
4. Dead Like Me
Bryan Fuller is clearly an expert when it comes to creativity. Unfortunately, the Pushing Daisies creator experienced yet another failed TV show when Dead Like Me was axed after only two seasons. Despite the release of a direct-to-DVD movie, though, we all wish that Georgia Lass would one day resume her duties as a grim reaper. All in all, Dead Like Me proves that canceled TV shows don’t always mean that they were bad, merely underestimated.
The show focused on the town of Jericho, Kansas, after a devastating nuclear attack leaves the place practically stranded from civilization. Jericho was full of twists and turns, often providing more questions than answers. This is exactly what made it so great, prompting fans to send over 40,000 pounds of peanuts to the CBS offices after its initial, post-season one cancellation. Once cancelled yet a second time (after season 2) fans still dream and hope that this spectacular show makes a sudden comeback.
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer established the “Vampires are hot” trend well before people obsessed over the likes of Edward Cullen and Stefan Salvatore. For seven consecutive seasons fans rejoiced as this confident, fearless female lead fought countless demons and iconic creatures, including Dracula himself. Sadly, the show was axed in 2003 and ever since then, many of us have felt an indescribable emptiness inside. There are rumors about a theatrical film, but sadly the old Scooby gang won’t be reprising their roles this time around.
Every geek out there knows about Firefly and the spectacular Serenity crew, making it one of the most memorable canceled TV shows of all time. When the show was abruptly buried, a feature film was released to appease its dedicated cult following. Sadly, this just doesn’t seem to be enough as fans are still hoping that a company such as Netflix would bring the series back to life. Hey, they did resurrect Arrested Development once, so it’s only reasonable to keep our hopes up for a few more years.
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