Everybody has one – a beloved TV series that just couldn’t make it. Here are five of the best TV series that never had a chance.
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland located around the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, the characters of “Jericho” cope with disaster and fight to rebuild their lives.
The show was cancelled after a first season with less than favorable ratings, but an enthusiastic group of fans rallied and convinced CBS to run a second, seven-episode season. Much to their dismay, the show went off the air again after that season.
Winning eight Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe, “Deadwood” was clearly a fine piece of television. Sadly, complications surrounding contracts of cast members prevented the show from moving forward.
This HBO series was a historical drama chronicling Julius Caesar’s conquest of Gaul, “Rome” was gorgeously filmed and had a very high production value. Unfortunately, the show’s high cost caused HBO to drop it from its lineup.
This show fell into a genre of its own. Fans describe it as a western space drama, and they are dedicated to the show’s single season. Despite having a large viewership and high ratings, the show was cancelled before the end of its first season.
5. “Freaks and Geeks”
With a cast including James Franco, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segel, it’s hard to go wrong with “Freaks and Geeks.” These popular stars nurtured their young careers in this series, and a wide fan base was cultivated during the show’s only season. Fans petitioned NBC to continue the series, but only three extra episodes were aired after the first season.