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(Starpulse)   Ten TV cancellations still worth being upset about. You better believe "Leverage" is mentioned here   (starpulse.com ) divider line
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2012-12-30 02:51:53 PM  
Well at least the promotional departments for those shows all came up with new and different ways to take cast photographs.
 
2012-12-30 02:54:02 PM  
Sports Night was a crap show that people talk about to sound smart and edgy. Like eternal sunshine. It sucked and everyone knows it sucked including the people who claim to like it.
 
2012-12-30 02:55:57 PM  

jayhawk88: 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.


Definitely. Just discovered it myself a couple months ago and watched the whole series in about a week. I'm not sure it would have survived a second or third season, but I don't think I've ever seen a show that had did so many things right all at the same time.
 
2012-12-30 02:57:13 PM  

Benalto: My vote is for The Good Guys. Absolutely hilarious.


This too.  The entire show is on Netflix BTW.
 
2012-12-30 02:57:40 PM  

red5ish: Do I really need a 10-page slideshow to remind me to be pissed off?


yes
 
2012-12-30 02:58:42 PM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: Sports Night was a crap show that people talk about to sound smart and edgy. Like eternal sunshine. It sucked and everyone knows it sucked including the people who claim to like it.


when it was good, it was very good; when it was bad, it was very bad.
It took a long time to get going and really didnt have anywhere to go, so it died.
 
2012-12-30 02:59:47 PM  
I've never heard of any of those shows, but I am still pissed that Fox canceled King of the Hill. 13 seasons an its still one of my favorite shows ever. I can't believe they canceled and replaced it with that farking abortion known as the Cleveland Show. Seth McFarland needs a punch in the neck.
 
2012-12-30 03:01:08 PM  

realmolo: . The problem with "Sports Night" is that I just don't care about sports, and I think people that DO care about sports are idiots.


I have absolutely no interest in sports of any kind. Sports Night will always be one of my favourite programs.

You've got to learn to separate the stuff, from the stuff.
(I don't do pictures, so you'll just have to imagine an image of William H. Macy as Sam Donovan here.)
 
2012-12-30 03:03:15 PM  
Veronica Mars
Terriers
Firefly
Community (firing Harmon is almost canceling)
Kings, holy crap, so much Kings. I almost forgot that one.
 
2012-12-30 03:09:52 PM  
 
2012-12-30 03:10:50 PM  

rugman11: 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.


I thought of it almost like Butch Cassidy & Sundance.  Perfect for a couple of Robin Hood characters.  Plus, it's entirely possible that someone can do a major reboot years later, either with the same actors and characters but older, or maybe with the characters' kids.

Jarhead_h: 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.


Aw man, I just started watching that show from the beginning.  I love it because it tells the story from the perspectives of the next generation heroes without pandering to little children.  There has been some hilarious innuendo.  And Batman and Superman are absolutely perfect - a cold, calculating mastermind with no social skills, and a stiff, emotionless Nietzschian superman, again with no social skills.
 
2012-12-30 03:11:58 PM  
No MST3K? Fark this list in the ear.
 
2012-12-30 03:13:41 PM  
Human Target and The Finder (RIP Michael Clarke Duncan).

For the latter, I want a Bones crossover wrapup episode where Booth punches the Gypsy Leader in the face. Repeatedly.
 
2012-12-30 03:18:42 PM  
I'm going out on a limb and saying, no Dresden Files??!?!
 
2012-12-30 03:19:47 PM  
I can't think of a TV series that upset me at cancellation. For me, waiting for BBC to release new episodes of Sherlock and other series (love Whitechapel too) is what drives me bonkers. Danged slow filming times!
 
2012-12-30 03:20:21 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Human Target and The Finder (RIP Michael Clarke Duncan).

For the latter, I want a Bones crossover wrapup episode where Booth punches the Gypsy Leader in the face. Repeatedly.


X-Factor managed to kill Human Target, Chicago Code, Lie to Me, and possibly The Good Guys (though it was likely a goner anyways). I guess it's worked out for Fox in the ratings, but damn was that a lot of attrition.
 
2012-12-30 03:20:25 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.


That show was both funny and smart. Sad they cancelled it so soon
 
2012-12-30 03:21:55 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: One of my favoritest things ever, the really really really NSFW outtakes from Better Off Ted


Thank you.

Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.Thank you.
 
2012-12-30 03:22:39 PM  
As Better Off Ted and Dresden Files were mentioned, I will throw down Flying Blind and walk away.
 
2012-12-30 03:23:43 PM  
Nice Browncoat bait subs.
 
2012-12-30 03:23:54 PM  

HotWingAgenda: And Batman and Superman are absolutely perfect - a cold, calculating mastermind with no social skills, and a stiff, emotionless Nietzschian superman, again with no social skills.


The adults being these remote almost gods to the youngers has been one of the most interesting things of the series, especially when you start getting in Invasion the ones who are starting to ascend to that level, like Nightwing.
 
2012-12-30 03:24:37 PM  
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2012-12-30 03:25:02 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: One of my favoritest things ever, the really really really NSFW outtakes from Better Off Ted


You magnificently tanned shiatbird.
 
2012-12-30 03:26:30 PM  

JosephFinn: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: One of my favoritest things ever, the really really really NSFW outtakes from Better Off Ted

You magnificently tanned shiatbird.


Spermatorium

I have GOT to remember that one.
 
2012-12-30 03:32:13 PM  

KellyKellyKelly: No MST3K? Fark this list in the ear.


Bright side: Rifftrax
Dark side: It was the unofficial start to SciFi becoming Syfy.
 
2012-12-30 03:33:47 PM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Star Trek

What was that one with Ron Livingston in space?

It was pretty bad, but man I totally got caught up in it. The writing was so bad, but I still got caught up in it.

I'm sure Quantum Apostrophe might remember it?


Defying Gravity. I was pretty disappointed it didn't keep going. Agree with you that it wasn't good, but I was still compelled to watch every episode. Couldn't tell you why, apart from the mystery of it and that I'm a spaceofile.
 
2012-12-30 03:34:16 PM  

Time Traveling Bunnies: Let's go steal us a reunion (episode).

Would love a Leverage tv-movie in a few years.


You know, I really wouldn't mind that.


KellyKellyKelly: No MST3K? Fark this list in the ear.


Screwed over by not one, but TWO networks, no less.

The damn station manager transitions made that possible at both Comedy Central and Sci-Fi Channel. The show ended up in the hands of two dumb farks who didn't know/care what to do with it.


HempHead: 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.


I've heard a lot about Hustle, but I've never caught it.

I want to change that.


eaglepuss: Now and Again


THANK. YOU.

I *loved* that show. Dennis Haysbert is awesome in anything, really.


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


Duly and truly noted and quoted - thanks for the head's up!
 
2012-12-30 03:34:52 PM  

eddievercetti: Dark side: It was the unofficial start to SciFi becoming Syfy.


Dark farkin' days, man.
 
2012-12-30 03:35:10 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Human Target and The Finder (RIP Michael Clarke Duncan).

For the latter, I want a Bones crossover wrapup episode where Booth punches the Gypsy Leader in the face. Repeatedly.


I wrote on imdb that they really need to do an episode of Bones where Walter, Booth and the gang team up to track down Willa so Walter can take her to Leo's funeral. Then later she learns that Leo left the bar to her. With the provision that Walter somewhat runs it for her until she turns 21. It would wrap up the storyline a bit for any fans of The Finder.

I could see Booth and Walter beating the hell out of Eric Roberts to protect Willa.
 
2012-12-30 03:37:45 PM  

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

Duly and truly noted and quoted - thanks for the head's up!


Oh yeah, Coupling is pretty awesome. The guy who played Ted in Better Off Ted was in the disastrous American version, but he escaped.
 
2012-12-30 03:40:31 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: KellyKellyKelly: No MST3K? Fark this list in the ear.

Screwed over by not one, but TWO networks, no less.

The damn station manager transitions made that possible at both Comedy Central and Sci-Fi Channel. The show ended up in the hands of two dumb farks who didn't know/care what to do with it.


Comedy Central had a clusterfark of shows and they didn't know what to do with any of them. They kept the shows with big ratings and ditched MST. And we know why Sci Fi dumped MST3K year later...
 
2012-12-30 03:41:28 PM  

cman: No "Chuck"?


maybe pissed to the extent that the show's finale felt like one of those faux-finales from previous seasons where they're banking on NBC picking them up for additional episodes. Either way, the last season was terrible and they should've known that an additional pick up was not going to happen.

I never watched the Lone Gunmen show. It didn't really sound like an appealing prospect and it came around the time I stopped giving a crap about X-Files.
 
2012-12-30 03:42:55 PM  
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2012-12-30 03:48:12 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: KellyKellyKelly: No MST3K? Fark this list in the ear.

Screwed over by not one, but TWO networks, no less.

The damn station manager transitions made that possible at both Comedy Central and Sci-Fi Channel. The show ended up in the hands of two dumb farks who didn't know/care what to do with it.


you know, as much as I love MST3k, I can see it being a headache of a show to deal with in terms of securing rights/royalties and in taking up a 2-hour timeslot. Granted, i'm a bit miffed that Sci-Fi stopped carrying it so it can air bullshiat, but that just kind of seems par for the course for Sci-Fi.
 
2012-12-30 03:51:09 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: One of my favoritest things ever, the really really really NSFW outtakes from Better Off Ted


Ha! I have rallied to have people refer me as "Frosty the Snow Whore"

(Only because I'm not popular enough to be referred to as a dick-infested man-mattress.)
 
2012-12-30 03:53:31 PM  
I'm still pissed they canceled lost after 5 seasons


/so leverage was a good show?
 
2012-12-30 03:57:29 PM  

Jarhead_h: Reboot still needs an ending.


If you mean this Reboot:

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They had an ending, and then two movies. It all aired on Cartoon Network about 8 years ago. You can see the re-runs here: Toonami Aftermath
 
2012-12-30 03:58:37 PM  
EZ Streets
 
2012-12-30 03:59:10 PM  
The ending to Angel was just horrible.
 
2012-12-30 04:01:18 PM  

awfulperson:  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.


The Event? Seriously, I'm sorta in the same boat, there's such a lack of any sci if on tv, that I'll give anything a chance... I marathoned The Event one weekend... I had to drink to get thrOugh it, still not sure why I didn't just turn it off, total garbage, worse than the V reboot.
 
2012-12-30 04:05:06 PM  
List fails without Vengeance Unlimited.
 
2012-12-30 04:06:46 PM  
I heard SO many good things about Sports Night and I think I made it to the last 2 episodes of season 1 but just couldn't bring myself to care. Maybe if they didn't spend HALF the episode EVERY episode recapping what happened the week before I might have made it through but good lord.

Actually, thats just part of it. I think by halfway through season 1 I started to visibly hate ever character on that show. Im pretty sure its the writing more than anything thou.
 
2012-12-30 04:09:22 PM  

Into the blue again: /so leverage was a good show?


I'd say so, but with this caveat:

It's not too deep, it's not TOO plausible, but it's entertaining as hell.

I'm not saying that it's dumb, but if you have suspension of disbelief in play, you will enjoy the hell out of it.

The best part of the show (besides the cons themselves) is how the main characters interact with each other.

Give it a shot!


Mid_mo_mad_man: The ending to Angel was just horrible.


I actually liked that ending, the whole "the battle never really stops" thing.

*shrugs*


FeedTheCollapse: you know, as much as I love MST3k, I can see it being a headache of a show to deal with in terms of securing rights/royalties and in taking up a 2-hour timeslot. Granted, i'm a bit miffed that Sci-Fi stopped carrying it so it can air bullshiat, but that just kind of seems par for the course for Sci-Fi.


eddievercetti: Comedy Central had a clusterfark of shows and they didn't know what to do with any of them. They kept the shows with big ratings and ditched MST. And we know why Sci Fi dumped MST3K year later...


It just helps to talk about this.

Reason takes a backseat to my MST3K love.


JosephFinn: Oh yeah, Coupling is pretty awesome. The guy who played Ted in Better Off Ted was in the disastrous American version, but he escaped.


I knew of the disastrous American version, but never tried out the British original.

I'll look into it. Thank ya!
 
2012-12-30 04:10:04 PM  
List fails without
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2012-12-30 04:11:40 PM  
Firefly
The Sara Connor Chronicles
Life (although we did at least get some closure)
Journeyman
Better Off Ted (should be at the top of my list)
The Dresden Files
Freaks and Geeks
 
2012-12-30 04:14:58 PM  

razyjean: Jarhead_h: Reboot still needs an ending.

If you mean this Reboot:

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They had an ending, and then two movies. It all aired on Cartoon Network about 8 years ago. You can see the re-runs here: Toonami Aftermath


I am in your debt sir.
 
2012-12-30 04:20:30 PM  

Ed Grubermann: List fails without
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Ummm....god, looks really familiar. Government experiment on the run?
 
2012-12-30 04:23:04 PM  
Better Off Ted
Cone High
Coupling
 
2012-12-30 04:28:47 PM  
Firefly
V
Dollhouse

/Just finished the series last night and Serenity this morning. Again.
 
2012-12-30 04:29:47 PM  
still mad about Soap

Killed because one gay character, was one too many.
 
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