I was thinking recently, should TV shows go all out and just tell everything they can right away in their shows, in case they are canceled? Or should TV shows take their time and let the stories unfold and hopefully have enough time to tell those stories? Recently several cartoons I liked got canceled. Spectacular Spider-Man, Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes, Batman: Brave and the Bold, Young Justice, and Green Lantern. Spider-Man was canceled right after season 2 I think (or 3) and left off on such a sad note you could clearly tell that they didn't expect it. The bad guy was secretly alive and in hiding, Peter had dumped his girlfriend because he was finally going to get together with Gwen but she was stuck in a bad relationship with Harry Osborne. Everything seemed sad and dark. And thats how it ended. Avengers introduced ideas in their show you could clearly tell were going to be used later, had the show gone on longer. Wonder Man never became a good guy like in the comics. Batman: Brave and Bold had enough time and foresight to tell one last episode, a wrap up on the show with Batman saying goodbye no less. Not sure if they knew it was coming in enough time to spend money on that or if they had decided on their own. Young Justice tells a long serialized story that evolves over time, things pay off in the long run. But with the show being canceled I bet not everything will be wrapped by the end of the season. Maybe they will be able to make one last episode. Another show that ended recently, and maybe with enough foresight to sort of wrap things up was Leverage. The last episode seemed to end things, characters left the show for good, and things were changed forever. But did they actually know they wouldn't be back? Leverage and Futurama are both shows that have been threatened with cancellation and have actually be canceled so often that I hear they plan each season finale as if it was the last episode ever. But that can lead to each season finale being so epic. But does that beat a show just suddenly ending? Arrow, I hear, is going all out telling everything they can and wasting no time in telling it probably just in case the public doesn't take to their show and its canceled. So they are bringing in everything and not holding off like Smallville did. Smallville seemed to hold off the first few seasons, not bringing stuff from the comics into the show too much until later. Arrow is going with everything from the comics they can it seems. I was thinking maybe a show can leave room in their budget, set it aside, for one last episode. Just in case. So that if they are canceled they could take that money and do one last episode to wrap things up. So, in the case of Spider-Man, they could end it on a better note. Have Gwen and Peter end up together, maybe do something like what JLU did with going several years into the future with their Batman Beyond looking back at Batman and the Justice League. I just mean they could end their show how they want to end it and not on a sudden and possibly sad or bad mark. What do you guys think? How can shows end, or prepare for the end in case they are canceled so that their show ends they way they want it to?