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(Starpulse)   Ten TV cancellations still worth being upset about. You better believe "Leverage" is mentioned here   (starpulse.com) divider line 327
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2012-12-30 02:00:21 PM
showing my age i guess....

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2012-12-30 02:00:45 PM

shpritz: cman: No "Chuck"? No "Kings"? No "Lone Gunmen"?

This list fails hard

Chuck was cancelled three seasons too late.


This. It jumped about the time Chuck told his buddy his secret.
 
2012-12-30 02:01:16 PM

shpritz: cman: No "Chuck"? No "Kings"? No "Lone Gunmen"?

This list fails hard

Chuck was cancelled three seasons too late.


Hells no

Season 3 was when it was at its peak.

Plus, 3 more seasons of Yvonne Strahovski is good enough justification for any TV show shiatty or no.
 
2012-12-30 02:02:50 PM

cman: Plus, 3 more seasons of Yvonne Strahovski is good enough justification for any TV show shiatty or no.


Any word if she's going to be back for Dexter's final season?
 
2012-12-30 02:03:14 PM

Mart Laar's beard shaver: [mimg.ugo.com image 288x288]

/Open the stasis pods


I can sort of understand why that one got the axe. Many of the characters were acting like high functioning retards, and the writers didn't get their heads out of their ass until the axe was already dropping. It was just starting to get really good, but it happened too late.
 
2012-12-30 02:03:38 PM
Enterprise

The show was actually figuring out where it should be, a show set before the Original Star Trek series where instead of meeting aliens that were never mentioned before, we are meeting aliens for the first time that were staples of the later series. Plus it had finally figured out that mini story arcs are better than single stand alone episodes.

I remember an interview with Scott Bacula about the cancellation of Enterprise, where he blamed UPN saying that the network got a new boss that year and was seeking to send the station into a more urban direction and Enterprise wasn't apart of that vision. He said that years from now people will still watch and talk about Enterprise, unlike those other shows on UPN which the majority of the population will forget about.

Not surprising that UPN, which started with Star Trek: Voyager and then Star Trek: Enterprise, had to merge with WB forming CW a year after they cancelled Star Trek: Enterprise. Almost like UPN killed the only show anyone actually cared about on that network.
 
2012-12-30 02:03:39 PM
Oh and Stargate Universe
 
2012-12-30 02:04:41 PM

dramboxf: cman: Plus, 3 more seasons of Yvonne Strahovski is good enough justification for any TV show shiatty or no.

Any word if she's going to be back for Dexter's final season?


I hope. Maybe she will finally show her boobs on screen. Waiting for that for a while now.
 
2012-12-30 02:04:44 PM
the chicago code? REALLY?
was it a show about chicago cops?
were all the cops criminals and petty little shiats?
so it was in some fantasy chicago which didnt exist?

sorry, but the idea of chicago cops
"try to expose political corruption within the city. "
HAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAH HAHAHA
so it was a NON-corrupt squad exposing political corruption???
POT MEET KETTLE
and it was on fox, so OF COURSE it was going to be cancelled
 
2012-12-30 02:04:57 PM
Also agree on Better Off Ted. I think they should have tried to float it at HBO or another full-frontal-nudity-and-language network, because then the writers could really let loose.
 
2012-12-30 02:06:17 PM

cman: shpritz: cman: No "Chuck"? No "Kings"? No "Lone Gunmen"?

This list fails hard

Chuck was cancelled three seasons too late.

Hells no

Season 3 was when it was at its peak.

Plus, 3 more seasons of Yvonne Strahovski is good enough justification for any TV show shiatty or no.


May I direct you to the just-finished season of Dexter?
 
2012-12-30 02:06:42 PM

cman: I hope. Maybe she will finally show her boobs on screen. Waiting for that for a while now.


*Sigh* Me, too.

See, I'm just now watching Chuck. I'm about a third of the way through Season .2. So I saw her on Dexter and went "Wow, a cutie!" Then I realized fairly quickly that I have five seasons of her on Chuck to catch up with. She def. needs to do a topless scene next year.
 
2012-12-30 02:07:20 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Even though it didn't make the record-setting number of episodes that it hoped to, I question the placement of Law & Order in this article.

Not surprised to see Leverage here, as I loved the hell out of that show.

It didn't get a whole lot of attention, but if I were writing an article of this nature, I'd include BBC's Survivors (not to be confused with CBS's reality series Survivor). It was a virus apocalypse show about a ragtag group of survivors in the UK. It had great characters, an interesting premise, and an excellent execution, but they axed it after 12 episodes spread over two seasons (and on a frustratingly inconclusive cliffhanger ending, of all things).


If you liked Leverage, check out the British series "Hustle" it was based on. And "the Real Hustle" where con men show you how to be a grifter.
 
2012-12-30 02:07:33 PM

CarnySaur: Dingleberry Dickwad: I am still sort of pissed about Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The ending they gave was crap, and it would have been interesting to see how John Henry would have shaken things up.

That, and Fox kept the arguably crappy Dollhouse on for another season, and reading the reason why irritates me even more.


strangely enough, season 2 of dollhouse picked up and started to get interesting.
TSCC also was really picking up steam and left us in a great place to pick up the story if they wanted.
firefly and universe

but law and order? please it had done every story 20 times already, including 37 spin offs. it was long past done

the unusuals was fun, but in the end, yet another cop show ... so where would it have gone in order to keep us paying attention??
 
2012-12-30 02:07:35 PM

Benalto: My vote is for The Good Guys. Absolutely hilarious. Don't know why it doesn't end up on lists like this. Dan Stark 4ever!


This. I loved this show Jenny Wade, Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford all on the top of their game.

/List does need more Firefly though
 
2012-12-30 02:08:15 PM

bhcompy: Dinner for Five was awesome. Wish he'd make more and just throw it on YouTube.


My favorite moment, besides Marilyn Manson talking really interestingly about German Expressionism, was Sarah Silverman trying to shock Rod Steiger with some pot and him growling at her that he'd been smoking the stuff before she'd been in diapers.
 
2012-12-30 02:08:56 PM

SuperSeriousMan: I'm still annoyed about Terriers. I really want to know which way the turned at the end of the final episode.


That's such a great show, but I didn't really mind the open ending. That show works so well as a cohesive whole that it's almost better it didn't have to top itself later.
 
2012-12-30 02:09:12 PM

Pastramification: I'm never getting over Pushing Daisies.


Kristin Chenoweth's cleavage FTW
 
2012-12-30 02:09:18 PM

namatad: TSCC also was really picking up steam and left us in a great place to pick up the story if they wanted.


Plus, TSCC had one of the most shocking deaths in a show of the last 10 years or so in the last couple of episodes.
 
2012-12-30 02:11:43 PM
Add me to the Better Off Ted mourners.
 
2012-12-30 02:12:52 PM

Great Janitor: Enterprise

The show was actually figuring out where it should be, a show set before the Original Star Trek series where instead of meeting aliens that were never mentioned before, we are meeting aliens for the first time that were staples of the later series. Plus it had finally figured out that mini story arcs are better than single stand alone episodes.

I remember an interview with Scott Bacula about the cancellation of Enterprise, where he blamed UPN saying that the network got a new boss that year and was seeking to send the station into a more urban direction and Enterprise wasn't apart of that vision. He said that years from now people will still watch and talk about Enterprise, unlike those other shows on UPN which the majority of the population will forget about.

Not surprising that UPN, which started with Star Trek: Voyager and then Star Trek: Enterprise, had to merge with WB forming CW a year after they cancelled Star Trek: Enterprise. Almost like UPN killed the only show anyone actually cared about on that network.


The entire 9/11 plot was crap and will not age well.

They had a wealth of stories to tell and they went and invented a terrorist attack on Earth and all new alien races that were never mentioned in any of the series.

Crap, pure crap.
 
2012-12-30 02:14:03 PM

CarnySaur: Dingleberry Dickwad: I am still sort of pissed about Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The ending they gave was crap, and it would have been interesting to see how John Henry would have shaken things up.

That, and Fox kept the arguably crappy Dollhouse on for another season, and reading the reason why irritates me even more.


Are you suggesting that it was a bad idea to bet on the man who would ultimately go on to make the highest grossing film in cinema history? The man who arguably has more pull than anyone else in Hollywood right now?
 
2012-12-30 02:15:32 PM
Oh, ya! The UNUSUALS.
I actually liked that show.
Still pissed about Leverage.
And ya, as someone mentioned above, I actually like Stargate Universe.

I could really give a crap about night time soap operas like Chicago Code and Lone Star.
Never even heard of that Dinner one.
 
2012-12-30 02:15:34 PM

rugman11: CarnySaur: Dingleberry Dickwad: I am still sort of pissed about Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The ending they gave was crap, and it would have been interesting to see how John Henry would have shaken things up.

That, and Fox kept the arguably crappy Dollhouse on for another season, and reading the reason why irritates me even more.

Are you suggesting that it was a bad idea to bet on the man who would ultimately go on to make the highest grossing film in cinema history? The man who arguably has more pull than anyone else in Hollywood right now?


The man who should have stayed on WB/CW because his TV shows don't draw Big 4 Network ratings?
 
2012-12-30 02:19:40 PM

StrikitRich: Is it too early to bring up Fringe yet?


They had 5 seasons and were given a chance to finish. I don't consider that being cancelled.

Anyways, the answer to which show we should still be upset about being cancelled is:

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2012-12-30 02:23:39 PM
Yes he's good on Homeland but...FARK JAY LENO!

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2012-12-30 02:24:03 PM

realmolo: Sorkin solved those problems (for the most part) with "The West Wing", and then he re-introduced those SAME problems into "Studio 60".


I was really looking forward to that show, then I watched it.

There were few good moments, but I grew weary of the constant religious bickering between Chandler and whatsername.

The dialogue in West Wing deserved to be self-important because of the setting; I can't believe there's ever been a single conversation in any network anywhere anytime that deserved so much of Sorkin's brand of gravitas.

/yes, I know
//-1 internets for using the word gravitas
 
2012-12-30 02:24:23 PM
The writer's strike and, later, the Leno debacle really screwed a few good shows. Stuff like Journeyman, New Amsterdam, Life, Law & Order, Law & Order: LA, Detroit 1-8-7, and Good Guys. I'd also add Glory Daze to that list. I think it got screwed by being on TBS and poorly promoted.
 
2012-12-30 02:24:30 PM

El_Swino: What's with all the pictures of groups of people standing around in alleyways, looking pissed off about something? Are they homeless and angry because their shows got cancelled?


Seeing them all in a row does make them all seem the same.
 
2012-12-30 02:26:24 PM
Sadly, there's a distinct lack of Jericho on this list
 
2012-12-30 02:28:25 PM

CZMisfitsFan: The writer's strike and, later, the Leno debacle really screwed a few good shows. Stuff like Journeyman


Oh, poor Journeyman. It hurts to remember how much potential that show had and how I wanted to see it going forward.
 
2012-12-30 02:29:02 PM
Dinner for five and Sarah Conner were the only two on that list I ever watched. Sarah Conner's second season was DULL with the exception of like three payoff episodes. Third season might have been good, and I wish Dark horse or IDW had optioned the rights to continue it as a comic, but oh well.

cman: shpritz: cman: No "Chuck"? No "Kings"? No "Lone Gunmen"?

This list fails hard

Chuck was cancelled three seasons too late.

Hells no.


They needed ten more episodes to make Sarah's memory recovery believable(in context), and then they could have ended it with a giant mega-happy that saw Carmichael Ind. not only a top notch security firm, but a medical research company iwth it's new patented "information implantation and retetion technology:(No, I'm not putting the effort into an acronym for INTERSECT).



Plus, 3 more seasons of Yvonne Strahovski is good enough justification for any TV show shiatty or no.


I started watching Dexter because of her. I'm just fine with not playing catch up, but I will be around as long as she is.

Flint Ironstag: Fans of Gina Bellman from Leverage should watch Coupling. She's a hoot in that and it's a great show.


THIS/\

Anybody out there wish we could have gotten a real ending to Strange Luck? Oh, and Brisco County, Jr. ended right where it should have, imho.

Also, Dark Angel was ruined in year two and then canceled when it could have been saved. I'd complain about Firefly,but honestly it's done MUCH better this way than it would have if it would have kept going. Reboot still needs an ending. So does Roughnecks:Starship Trooper Chronicles - funny story, SONY still has the voice recordings for the last three episodes that were never animated.
 
2012-12-30 02:29:29 PM

CarnySaur: Dingleberry Dickwad: I am still sort of pissed about Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. The ending they gave was crap, and it would have been interesting to see how John Henry would have shaken things up.

That, and Fox kept the arguably crappy Dollhouse on for another season, and reading the reason why irritates me even more.


Remember that TSCC was made by Warner Bros so it cost Fox more money and wouldn't make than any profit in DVD sales etc.

I'd have loved to see where they went in S3 as well. Allison instead of Cameron, Connor a nobody, Weaver (maybe) on the good side, Sarah left back in the present day...
 
2012-12-30 02:29:48 PM

JosephFinn: My favorite moment, besides Marilyn Manson talking really interestingly about German Expressionism


I sorta remember that episode. While I don't like his music, Manson definitely has a strange yet strong magnetism about him where he can dominate a room. He could walk onto the Senate floor at anytime and spend 15 minutes talking about pencil erasers, and everyone will stop and listen.
 
2012-12-30 02:31:17 PM

JosephFinn: namatad: TSCC also was really picking up steam and left us in a great place to pick up the story if they wanted.

Plus, TSCC had one of the most shocking deaths in a show of the last 10 years or so in the last couple of episodes.


HOLY fark that was PERFECT and AWESOME
and the cliff hanger made it even more amazing. typical fox. cancel the show that I like.
assholes
 
2012-12-30 02:33:14 PM
Also,. apparently no voice work has yet been ordered for another Season of Young Justice, which is the only tv project to come out of DC since Justice League Unlimited that's worth watching.

And what about Wolverine and the X-Men? cliffhanger showing that season two would have been twenty episodes of The Age of Apocalypse. we were robbed.
 
2012-12-30 02:34:25 PM

dittybopper: Fear_and_Loathing: What no Firefly?

Meh. I'm still pissed that they cancelled Quark.


Link
 
2012-12-30 02:34:25 PM

GAT_00: Fear_and_Loathing: What no Firefly?

Ugh, only five posts before one of you people.

What this list is actually missing is Better Off Ted.


Lio Coh Jwei Ji Neong Hur Ho Deh Yung Duh Buhn Jah J'wohn!

Bai Tuo, Uhn Jin Yee Dien.

/honorable mention for SCC on the list at least
 
2012-12-30 02:36:51 PM
Now and Again
Threshold

Dresden Files
Quark
Sports Night
 
2012-12-30 02:38:31 PM

El_Swino: What's with all the pictures of groups of people standing around in alleyways, looking pissed off about something? Are they homeless and angry because their shows got cancelled?


Came in here to point this out.

Also, Law and Order? Holy crap! That show had seventy-three seasons. Enough is enough.

As for me, they always bump good sci-fi before it has a chance to take off. The three most recent examples in my mind were Journeyman, FlashForward, and The Event. And yes, the Sarah Connor Chronicles needed to continue.
 
2012-12-30 02:38:43 PM

Killer Cars: JosephFinn: My favorite moment, besides Marilyn Manson talking really interestingly about German Expressionism

I sorta remember that episode. While I don't like his music, Manson definitely has a strange yet strong magnetism about him where he can dominate a room. He could walk onto the Senate floor at anytime and spend 15 minutes talking about pencil erasers, and everyone will stop and listen.


Very much so. I'd be curious to talk to the guy.
 
2012-12-30 02:39:22 PM
It's a little cliche to mention it, but after watching the entire run, I'm ready to put Freaks and Geeks up on the "died too young" list. Initially I just considered it throwing my wife a bone when she suggested it, since she put up with 9 seasons of Stargate, but dammit if I didn't care about the growth the characters were experiencing by the end of the run.
 
2012-12-30 02:39:24 PM
FX's cancellation of The Riches is enough to send me into a white-hot ball of seething fury. They dropped the show right in the middle of a cliffhanger...ugh.
 
2012-12-30 02:39:58 PM
The new series of Thundercats.
 
2012-12-30 02:40:20 PM
What, no mention of the Tick?
 
2012-12-30 02:42:46 PM

lasercannon: The new series of Thundercats.


And Invader ZIM.
 
2012-12-30 02:45:12 PM

puckrock2000: [www.vidiot.com image 800x800]

They finally dump the Killer Bs (Berman and Braga), let Manny Coto take over, and then they pull the plug just as it was actually starting to improve.


If it's any consolation, the whole UPN network got cancelled in the end. I think time has proven that first-run syndication, which was the business model of TNG and DS9, was a more secure place for Star Trek to be. UPN seemed to want to be anything but the network that Star Trek fans would watch.
 
2012-12-30 02:47:21 PM

eaglepuss: Dresden Files


started "meh" and was starting to get better
the books, ESP the later books, are among my favorite books of all time.
Changes, Ghost Story and Cold Days blew me away.
The Alera Codex is one of my all time favorite fantasy series.
I would love to see HBO-like treatment of the series.
The novels could be combined into longer story arcs and split where needed.
Short episodes only go so far.
Alas .... because of the stupid SF channel version we will probably never see anything done with this.
 
2012-12-30 02:47:57 PM
Do I really need a 10-page slideshow to remind me to be pissed off?
 
2012-12-30 02:48:40 PM

Nem Wan: If it's any consolation, the whole UPN network got cancelled in the end. I think time has proven that first-run syndication, which was the business model of TNG and DS9, was a more secure place for Star Trek to be. UPN seemed to want to be anything but the network that Star Trek fans would watch.


It would be interesting if this was tried again by adults. Clearly SyFy (sic) has gone completely round the bend. PROFITS!!! MORE PROFITS!!!
 
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