It’s that time of year again. The time when we say goodbye to some of our favorite TV shows, because some people were not into them! Sure, this means “new possibilities” for the upcoming shows, but more often than not the cancellations come out of nowhere and the show producers can’t even give their work a coherent ending. We all remember the likes of Firefly, Almost Human, and Constantine, all 3 of which were A+ TV shows, but were still cut down after the first season.
Now that we’re done with the PSA, let’s check out the most recent 10 cancelled shows, most of which I personally enjoyed.
Emily Deschanel (yes, Zoe’s sister) and David Boreanaz (yes, the dude from Buffy and Angel) had an awesome 12 season run. I’ve enjoyed most of the episodes, but gotta admit that last season was not great. Maybe it’s for the better this one gets put down. Nonetheless, the season finale wrapped most of the personal issues and mysteries, but it still wasn’t the finale that we wanted to get. Even though it’s been cancelled, it’s still a magnificent 12 seasons of very smart crime drama. Go buy a DVD set!
Dr. Ken (ABC)
Ken Jeong playing Dr. Ken was not as good as him playing Senor Chang in Community, but it had its charm. It ran for only 2 seasons (44 episodes), when ABC chopped it off. The second season finale had somewhat of a nostalgic ending, with guest stars from the Community. Sadly, it’s the ratings that killed Dr. Ken. They weren’t too low or too high, but ABC thinks they can do better in that slot next season. We’ll see.
Rush Hour (CBS)
Do you remember that awesome action movie with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker called “Rush Hour”? CBS thought it would be a good idea to reboot that franchise as a TV show. Well, it had some fun moments but it wasn’t very good overall. It got canned after just one season, and even that was a stretch, in my opinion. This may not have mattered, but who’s gonna watch a cop show at 10 p.m. on Thursdays? Well, I would, but that’s not the point.
2 Broke Girls (CBS)
If you ever want to see how changing writers can kill a show, look at “2 Broke Girls”. There’s also the issue of the failed negotiations between CBS and Warner Bros., but it was definitely going downhill past season 2. I really just watched it for Kat Dennings, and her spectacular delivery of some of the worst jokes I’ve ever heard. Just give me something with Kat, and I’ll be good to go!
Okay, see, I loved this show, and I literally just found out it got canned, so that’s a shame, CW. You keep doing Supernatural for 10 years, but something interesting comes along and ya blew it! Hell, I’d sacrifice Arrow for more Frequency! Apparently, there’s a sort of a Q&A for the show’s fans, giving answers that we won’t get to see played out. That’s at least something, but I’d like some other network (Fox excluded, obviously) to pick it up. Maybe Netflix, eh? Eh?
I’ll be honest I only saw trailers and maybe like a half episode of Reign, so I don’t particularly care. Apparently it’s ending on season 4. At least the writers got the whiff of the cancellation, so they could wrap the show up in the fourth season and hopefully answer all the pending questions.
Scream Queens (Fox)
Scream Queens is (oh, pardon, WAS) one of those shows that you either love or hate. Thankfully, I’ve not seen it, but from what I gathered I’d most definitely love it. I mean, who wouldn’t appreciate a good horror comedy? Sadly, it appears that the series struggled to find its place but still made it through 2 seasons before getting trashed.
Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
I remember binging the first season of Sleepy Hollow, it was outstanding! Truly a breath of fresh air among all the CSI’s and Criminal Minds out there. The supernatural element only made it better. But then came season 2, and… well, it sucked… I’m surprised it even got to season 4, but maybe it got better later on. Then again, it got cancelled, so I highly doubt it.
Grimm had a special place in my heart, or maybe just a special place on a Friday evening. Either way, it was fun, had some cool twists, but eventually it ended. What I didn’t know, however, is that it was cancelled! Unlike some of the other shows on this list, Grimm had high ratings for a few seasons, and sometimes pulled 7-8 million viewers, because what else are you going to watch on Friday night? I’m both happy it wrapped up, but also sad that it got dumped.
The premise of this show was very promising… Until they’ve changed it. Powerless, starring the oh so lovely Vanessa Hudgens as the RND director at a company that protects average citizens from the aftermaths of the superhero battles, has not even lived long enough to finish its first season. The last 2 episodes were pulled off the air. What makes me really mad is the along with Hudgens, we got to see the comedic geniuses such as Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi, Ron Funches, and Christina Kirk. That cast had so much promise, and I will miss them greatly. Well, off to the next “new hit”, right, NBC?