21 Amazing TV Shows That Were Canceled Way Too Soon

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We've all been there – you find a great new show, fall in love with it, and then suddenly it's unceremoniously cancelled. Some of the best and brightest tv shows have been axed after one or two seasons for reasons ranging from poor ratings to high production costs.

A few shows have managed to live on after being cancelled. Family Guy was actually cancelled after its second season only to be given an eleventh hour reprieve. Futurama was also lucky and managed to be cancelled and brought back several times during its run. Not every show is that lucky, though. A few shows on this list eventually lived on in other forms like movies and books, but most did not get such a chance. These tv shows now live on in streaming or on DVD with fans clamoring for closure or just a little more time with their favorite characters.