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(Starpulse)   Ten TV cancellations still worth being upset about. You better believe "Leverage" is mentioned here   (starpulse.com) divider line 110
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2012-12-30 02:23:39 PM  
6 votes:
Yes he's good on Homeland but...FARK JAY LENO!

collider.com
2012-12-30 05:38:40 PM  
5 votes:
Late to the thread, but can't believe noone has mentioned this little gem:

tvoseries.com
2012-12-30 05:14:54 PM  
5 votes:
images.zap2it.com
2012-12-30 01:37:48 PM  
5 votes:
I really liked Dresden Files. Deserved more of a run. Along with a bunch of others mentioned so far, Brimstone, Firefly.
I have not seen any of the shows mentioned in the slideshow besides L&O.
2012-12-30 01:09:29 PM  
5 votes:
First off, WHAR Titus, Andy Richter Controls The Universe, and The Tick?, WHAR?

Second, I agree that Law and Order was canceled too soon. Ratings were still decent, it was almost a completely new cast, and they had revitalized the old show. And what did they cancel it for? Nothing. Until this past season, every drama they had created between canceling L&O and now was canceled within a season, while L&O would have kept going if NBC had gotten their heads out their asses and quit farking with schedules.

Oh, wait, NBC without their heads up their asses... sounds like the premise to their next failed sci-fi/fantasy show.
2012-12-30 01:59:52 PM  
4 votes:
mimg.ugo.com

/Open the stasis pods
2012-12-30 01:58:34 PM  
4 votes:

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

This list fails hard


Chuck was cancelled three seasons too late.
2012-12-30 01:41:05 PM  
4 votes:
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!
2012-12-30 01:38:22 PM  
4 votes:
No Eureka? Joan of Arcadia? Reaper? Quantum Leap? The Adventures of Brisco County Jr? The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes? Tower Prep?
2012-12-30 01:32:06 PM  
4 votes:
I'm still upset about Jericho.
2012-12-30 06:00:14 PM  
3 votes:

Adam West for President: lalolalona: Late to the thread, but can't believe noone has mentioned this little gem:

[tvoseries.com image 400x267]

I guess we were the only two that watched it. That explains it.


I`m beginning to suspect FOX is contractually obliged to cancel any shows I might like in the network.

/"How are you, Miss Moneypenny?"
//"Completely...shaved"
2012-12-30 03:13:41 PM  
3 votes:
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 03:11:58 PM  
3 votes:
No MST3K? Fark this list in the ear.
2012-12-30 02:26:24 PM  
3 votes:
Sadly, there's a distinct lack of Jericho on this list
2012-12-30 01:48:56 PM  
3 votes:
www.vidiot.com

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.
2012-12-30 01:45:48 PM  
3 votes:
I'm never getting over Pushing Daisies.
2012-12-30 01:04:09 PM  
3 votes:
List fails without John Doe.  Wait, Digger was with the Phoenix group?  I can't wait to see next season, this is getting good!

CANCELLED.  Trolololololo
2012-12-30 09:15:16 PM  
2 votes:

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Mike Chewbacca: Freaks and Geeks

This. It had a lot of potential that wasn't fully realized.


I think the main thing that Freaks and Geeks had going for it is that they had assembled that amazing cast. Boy, did Apatow know how to pick em. The writing, acting, and the show itself was really good, but they had frickin James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Busy Phillips, Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, etc.

These guys are making millions in Hollywood now and those dumbasses cancelled their show.
2012-12-30 08:20:47 PM  
2 votes:
Human Target - Great series that should have lasted longer than two seasons. I didn't even mind the season two finale considering how Ilsa had changed (not just physically - she seemed very orange in the early episodes), especially with her almost getting killed. Guerrero was awesome and Ames was a total hottie. Chi McBride as Winston was a good voice of reason.

Enterprise - I enjoyed it and it doesn't get the love it should. I didn't mind Bakula as the Captain. T'Pol was yummy, as was Linda Park as Sato.

The 4400 - Good series and interesting to see how people would change.
2012-12-30 06:20:52 PM  
2 votes:
Space: Above and Beyond.

16 year old me is still angry about that. Ending on a cliffhanger too.
2012-12-30 06:10:09 PM  
2 votes:

RosevilleDan: [images.zap2it.com image 850x637]


Don't even get me going on Deadwood.  farking cocksuckers promised us two movies to wrap up the series and never farking delivered.
2012-12-30 05:44:01 PM  
2 votes:
www.experienciapersonal.es
2012-12-30 05:43:59 PM  
2 votes:
FarScape
Space: Above and Beyond
Rome
The Event
Deadwood
Journeyman
Nowhere Man
House of Buggin'
Awake
Caprica
*And the fact we never got to see Day One
/Firefly gets automatic add to any such list.
2012-12-30 04:35:49 PM  
2 votes:
None of you will probably remember the show. But I really miss "I'm With Her." We got nine seasons of "According to Jim", but only 22 of this show. No wonder Network Television is in the shape it's in.
2012-12-30 04:10:04 PM  
2 votes:
List fails without
3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-30 03:57:29 PM  
2 votes:

Jarhead_h: Reboot still needs an ending.


If you mean this Reboot:

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

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 03:41:28 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:32:13 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:39:22 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:33:14 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:29:29 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:28:25 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:19:40 PM  
2 votes:

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:

ewwatchingtv.files.wordpress.com
2012-12-30 02:07:35 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:04:57 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:03:38 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:00:45 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:59:45 PM  
2 votes:

I know it was just supposed to be a summer replacement series, but I remember some being upset when this ended:

ecx.images-amazon.com

Predated Robin Hood: Men in Tights by two decades and was (in my opinion) much, much funnier (I've still got my VHS copy around here somewhere).

"Once upon a time when things were rotten
Not just food, but also kings were rotten
Everybody kicked the peasants
Things were bad and that aint' good
Then came Robin Hood

Soon a band of merry men begotten
They were out to see the plains bring cotton
Helping victims was their business
Boy oh boy was business good
Good for Robin Hood

They laughed, they loved
They fought, they drank
They jumped a lot of fences
They robbed the rich
Gave to the poor
Except what they kept for expenses

So when other legends are forgotten
We'll remember back when things were rotten
Yay for Robin Hood

They laughed, they loved
They fought, they drank
They jumped a lot of fences
They robbed the rich
Gave to the poor
Except what they kept for expenses

So when other legends are forgotten
We'll remember back when things were rotten
Yay for Robin Hood"
2012-12-30 01:54:20 PM  
2 votes:
Whar Carnivale, whe?
2012-12-30 01:46:28 PM  
2 votes:

Serial Killer X: Brimstone is the only one that still pisses me off.

Especially as they took the same basic concept for Reaper which was nowhere near as good and ran for ages.


2 seasons is forever? Reaper was pretty good, but I've also never seen Brimstone. Still pissed they left Reaper on a cliffhanger like that.

People are pissed about Law and Order being cancelled? That show's been on forever, there's only so many cases you can do before it gets old.

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.
2012-12-30 01:24:50 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2012-12-30 01:17:47 PM  
2 votes:
No "Chuck"? No "Kings"? No "Lone Gunmen"?

This list fails hard
2012-12-31 12:19:59 PM  
1 votes:
www.tlchicken.com

and yet The Simpson's goes on
2012-12-31 07:44:55 AM  
1 votes:
"My Sister Sam".

Because it wasn't a suit. It was an evil asshole that did it.
2012-12-31 03:29:46 AM  
1 votes:

Adam West for President: lalolalona: Late to the thread, but can't believe noone has mentioned this little gem:

[tvoseries.com image 400x267]

I guess we were the only two that watched it. That explains it.


nope. I found the entire season on DVD on ebay. Love that show.
2012-12-31 01:11:15 AM  
1 votes:
FuryOfFirestorm:

Dammit, dammit, dammit! I forgot about Duckman and Sliders. Looks like my Top Ten list is going to be a Top Twenty at this rate.

I consider the cancellation of Sliders as a mercy killing. The last season had none of the original cast except Rembrandt, and it completely abandoned the awesome "what if?" premise that the show was built on.


While Sliders was, indeed, a mercy killing after Fox and Siffy ruined the premise of the show, the fact remains that it was still the #2 rated show on the network, oftentimes equal to or just a tenth of a point behind #1 show Farscape. Sliders didn't have to die, but stupid Siffy decided to kill it because they had to fund more original movies and shows that didn't last a season.
2012-12-30 10:23:16 PM  
1 votes:
Profit. These days it would have fit right in but in 1996 Fox was awfully squeamish about airing a show where the main character killed his dad and his stepmother was blackmailing him for sex.

On the British side of things I REALLY miss Hex.
2012-12-30 10:12:05 PM  
1 votes:

Soulcatcher: TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Mike Chewbacca: Freaks and Geeks

This. It had a lot of potential that wasn't fully realized.

I think the main thing that Freaks and Geeks had going for it is that they had assembled that amazing cast. Boy, did Apatow know how to pick em. The writing, acting, and the show itself was really good, but they had frickin James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Busy Phillips, Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, etc.

These guys are making millions in Hollywood now and those dumbasses cancelled their show.


That's why I'm fine with Freaks & Geeks being cancelled. Paul Feig's a successful director, Apatow is doing way better than he deserves and a few of those kids got ridiculously famous.
2012-12-30 09:23:07 PM  
1 votes:
blogs.amctv.com

Also, Brotherhood was an amazing show - as good as, if not better than, the Sopranos - but Showtime never gave it the love (and promotion) it deserved. Rather, it focused on lesser shows like Dexter, Weeds and Californication. Damn ratings.

Someone upthread also mentioned WKRP, which was cancelled while it had cracked the top ten. Stupid.
2012-12-30 09:04:12 PM  
1 votes:

MrsGsboy: None of you will probably remember the show. But I really miss "I'm With Her." We got nine seasons of "According to Jim", but only 22 of this show. No wonder Network Television is in the shape it's in.


According to Jim is one of the least funny sitcoms I've ever seen and it went on for years and years. I used to watch it (in reruns) sometimes because it was sandwiched in between a couple of shows I enjoyed. Maybe one genuine laugh per episode. Jim Belushi should get down on his knees every day and thank FSM he was born the brother of John Belushi. Without John, he would NEVER have had a career in show biz in ANY capacity.
2012-12-30 08:13:37 PM  
1 votes:
Pushing Daisies farking writers strike... sigh.. oh and you bet your butt Firefly.
2012-12-30 07:59:26 PM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Mid_mo_mad_man: The ending to Angel was just horrible.

There would have to have been an ending for it to be horrible. Instead, Angel felt like it ended with a cliffhanger episode.

/And Duckman and Sliders both have unresolved cliffhangers because of writers saying "Fark You" to USA/Siffy.


FeedTheCollapse: 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...

Actually, no. Remember, Universal owns Siffy. The Universal vault was wide open to MST3K. Hell, that's why Season 8 was so damn difficult to bring to DVD until Shout did some smooth negotiating just recently... Siffy pretty much forced MST3K to use movies from the Universal vault for the majority of season 8. So securing rights to the vast myriad of Universal films was no problem at all for first run broadcast.


Dammit, dammit, dammit! I forgot about Duckman and Sliders. Looks like my Top Ten list is going to be a Top Twenty at this rate.

I consider the cancellation of Sliders as a mercy killing. The last season had none of the original cast except Rembrandt, and it completely abandoned the awesome "what if?" premise that the show was built on.
2012-12-30 07:50:41 PM  
1 votes:
Police Squad!
2012-12-30 07:41:13 PM  
1 votes:
My "pissed they got cancelled" Top Ten list:

1. The 4400
2. V
3. No Ordinary Family
4. Kyle XY
5. Stroker & Hoop
6. Tower Prep
7. Code Monkeys
8. Megas XLR
9. Batman Beyond
10. CSI: Miami
2012-12-30 07:13:58 PM  
1 votes:
210 comments, and no Arrested Development?

Who are you, and what have you done to my Fark?
2012-12-30 06:12:38 PM  
1 votes:

IntertubeUser: 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.


Still pissed they cancelled Lucky also
2012-12-30 06:06:01 PM  
1 votes:

JolobinSmokin: Also can't believe this hasn't been posted

[www.dvd-covers.org image 850x571]


Now that was a good stab at doing the Dresden Universe. Given that it was a pretty cheaply run show on syfy, it would have been interesting to see where it went. I think if someone really wanted to do the material justice it would have to be an animated series. But that wouldn't last either. Networks still think of it as a children's medium.
2012-12-30 06:05:24 PM  
1 votes:
Rubicon was Homeland before Homeland was Homeland. Also, while the plot was equally fantastical, the characters were more believable on an action-by-action basis. (Disclaimer: Haven't watched second season of Homeland yet).

And I can't believe no one has mentioned Party Down yet. So many great actors, so much great writing.
"I have a very prestigious blog."

Also miss:
Firefly (always)
Terriers
Freaks and Geeks
Veronica Mars (although with 3 seasons, it's not that big a deal. And the season 4 FBI academy concept pilot they put together was nifty, but didn't feel the same without the side-characters)

/still need to watch Carnivale and Rome
2012-12-30 05:44:41 PM  
1 votes:
Keen Eddie.

i984.photobucket.com


Moneypenny. That is all.
2012-12-30 05:36:17 PM  
1 votes:

cmunic8r99: eddievercetti: Yes he's good on Homeland but...FARK JAY LENO!

[collider.com image 300x400]

It's always sad when they cancel a scheduled viewing of Sarah Shahi.


Well, she sure didn't help matters by getting knocked up and forcing them to postpone/change the main arc. That show could have been wrapped up much better if they had just replaced Shahi instead of filming a bunch of waist up cameos.
2012-12-30 05:29:01 PM  
1 votes:

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: The best part about Leverage was the scattered pop culture references throughout it.

You had to be sharp to pick a lot of 'em up, but they ranged from Community to Doctor Who to... pretty much anything you can think of.


YES!

I loved the episode where Hardison's in danger in a hospital and he pages for "Dr. Ralph O'Khan" (Wrath of Khan) to let Eliot know he needs help.

As a guy who loves pop culture-based humor, I ate that stuff up with a spoon and fork, man.
2012-12-30 05:22:53 PM  
1 votes:
I miss Dollhouse. :(

Wouldn't consider myself a Whedonite... never really into anything he did. Except for Dollhouse. That I got pulled into immediately for some reason.
2012-12-30 05:06:11 PM  
1 votes:
I miss detective Briscoe. Law and order did get odd after he died and yes did revive itself with Jeremy Sisto. I record all the reruns, it is amazing watching it change from its first episode to the last.
2012-12-30 04:54:01 PM  
1 votes:

Mike Chewbacca: Freaks and Geeks


This. It had a lot of potential that wasn't fully realized.
2012-12-30 04:49:34 PM  
1 votes:
Harry's Law
Boston Legal
Pushing Daisies
The West Wing
2012-12-30 04:44:23 PM  
1 votes:
List absolutely fails without Carnivale, Dead Like Me and SGU.

I am still beyond bitter about Carnivale, in particular.
2012-12-30 04:41:57 PM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Actually, no. Remember, Universal owns Siffy. The Universal vault was wide open to MST3K. Hell, that's why Season 8 was so damn difficult to bring to DVD until Shout did some smooth negotiating just recently... Siffy pretty much forced MST3K to use movies from the Universal vault for the majority of season 8. So securing rights to the vast myriad of Universal films was no problem at all for first run broadcast.


well, but that was just season 8. I'm sure there's other instances elsewhere of the same idea, but I was pretty sure it was a common problem for them to secure the rights for reairings and whatnot.
2012-12-30 04:38:25 PM  
1 votes:

Mid_mo_mad_man: The ending to Angel was just horrible.


There would have to have been an ending for it to be horrible. Instead, Angel felt like it ended with a cliffhanger episode.

/And Duckman and Sliders both have unresolved cliffhangers because of writers saying "Fark You" to USA/Siffy.


FeedTheCollapse: 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...


Actually, no. Remember, Universal owns Siffy. The Universal vault was wide open to MST3K. Hell, that's why Season 8 was so damn difficult to bring to DVD until Shout did some smooth negotiating just recently... Siffy pretty much forced MST3K to use movies from the Universal vault for the majority of season 8. So securing rights to the vast myriad of Universal films was no problem at all for first run broadcast.
2012-12-30 03:59:10 PM  
1 votes:
The ending to Angel was just horrible.
2012-12-30 03:48:12 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:23:43 PM  
1 votes:
Nice Browncoat bait subs.
2012-12-30 02:59:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:57:40 PM  
1 votes:

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


yes
2012-12-30 02:55:57 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:47:57 PM  
1 votes:
Do I really need a 10-page slideshow to remind me to be pissed off?
2012-12-30 02:45:12 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:42:46 PM  
1 votes:

lasercannon: The new series of Thundercats.


And Invader ZIM.
2012-12-30 02:39:24 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:38:31 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:31:17 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:29:48 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:24:03 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:15:34 PM  
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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 02:15:32 PM  
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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 02:14:03 PM  
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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 02:09:18 PM  
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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 02:08:56 PM  
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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 02:07:33 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:06:17 PM  
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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 02:03:39 PM  
1 votes:
Oh and Stargate Universe
2012-12-30 02:03:14 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:00:21 PM  
1 votes:
showing my age i guess....

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2012-12-30 01:59:59 PM  
1 votes:
I still miss The Unit.
2012-12-30 01:59:38 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-12-30 01:58:27 PM  
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Brick-House: Shows come and go, that's just the nature of the beast. What I hate is shows that have an ongoing story arc that gets canceled. Have a season finale with a cliff hanger and never bring it back. Way to treat the fans. Terra Nova, Star Gate Universe, Sarah Connors, to name a few. I would like to leave a few of these producers hanging from a cliff.

I understand the bottom line is the bottom line, but have a plan to end it cleanly!!!


janeheller.com
2012-12-30 01:57:21 PM  
1 votes:
2012-12-30 01:53:18 PM  
1 votes:
The lucy and desi comedy hour.
2012-12-30 01:52:18 PM  
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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?
2012-12-30 01:50:11 PM  
1 votes:
Oh, Murder In Small Town X was awesome.
2012-12-30 01:50:04 PM  
1 votes:
WKRP in Cincinnati
Taxi
2012-12-30 01:47:17 PM  
1 votes:
Shows come and go, that's just the nature of the beast. What I hate is shows that have an ongoing story arc that gets canceled. Have a season finale with a cliff hanger and never bring it back. Way to treat the fans. Terra Nova, Star Gate Universe, Sarah Connors, to name a few. I would like to leave a few of these producers hanging from a cliff.

I understand the bottom line is the bottom line, but have a plan to end it cleanly!!!
2012-12-30 01:42:16 PM  
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"Sports Night" sucked.

I'm a HUGE fan of "The West Wing", though. 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. Plus, the dialogue in "Sports Night" was very self-consciously clever and "important".

Sorkin solved those problems (for the most part) with "The West Wing", and then he re-introduced those SAME problems into "Studio 60".
2012-12-30 01:37:50 PM  
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Traveler's pilot was interesting, but the premise reminded me too much of the Company plot from Prison Break.
2012-12-30 01:35:56 PM  
1 votes:
Is it too early to bring up Fringe yet?
2012-12-30 01:32:18 PM  
1 votes:
Fans of Gina Bellman from Leverage should watch Coupling. She's a hoot in that and it's a great show.
2012-12-30 01:29:49 PM  
1 votes:
I'm still annoyed about Terriers. I really want to know which way the turned at the end of the final episode.
2012-12-30 01:28:19 PM  
1 votes:

Fear_and_Loathing: What no Firefly?


I can't believe it took 7 posts to get to the Firefly nerdrage.

25.media.tumblr.com
2012-12-30 01:22:39 PM  
1 votes:
What no Firefly?
2012-12-30 01:10:40 PM  
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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).
2012-12-30 01:00:12 PM  
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splitsider.com
 
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