Top Ten TV Shows no long on the air


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Jun 20, 2010
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Thought i'd make a companion thread :)


1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. Angel
3. Lois and Clark
4. Firefly
5. Roswell
6. Friends
7. Smallville
8. Alias
9. Veronica Mars
10. Superman: The Animated Series

With special mention to: The X-Files, Leverage, The Wire, Dollhouse, Lost, Heroes, The Cape, Awake, Dead Like Me, My Hero, Charmed, Traveler, Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, Spiderman (90s), The Spectacular Spiderman, X-Men (90s), X-Men Evolution, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Will and Grace and Sex and the City.
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^^ Did you ever watch Coupling on BBC? I thought it was one of the best written sitcoms ever.
1) Married With Children
2) That 70s Show
3) Seinfeld
4) Batman: The Animated Series
5) Entourage
6) Angel
7) Beavis & Butthead (they brought it back last year, but no word yet on if it's coming back)
8) In Living Color
9) Buffy The Vampire Slayer
10) Pinky & The Brain
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1. The Wire (obviously)
2. Sopranos
3. Rome
4. Home Movies
5. Lost
6. Rocko's Modern Life
7. Six Feet Under
8. Twin Peaks
9. X-Files
10. Seinfeld
1. The Wire
2. The Sopranos
3. The Shield
4. The West Wing
5. Twin Peaks
6. Deadwood
7. The X-Files
8. Battlestar Galactica
9. 24
10. Six Feet Under
1. Farscaoe
2. Stargate SG-1
3. Lost
4. Stargate Atlantis
5. 4400
6. Babylon 5
7. Seinfeld
8. Battlestar Galactica (reboot)
9. Angel
10. John Doe
The Wire
Battlestar Galactica (reboot)
Death Note
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
I can only think of a few right now that ended prematurely(I wouldn't want to mentioned any shows that indeed ran their course and should have ended): John Doe, The Cape, A Gifted Man and The Spectacular Spider-Man.
Most of mine have already been mentioned, but I'll throw The Shield into the mix.
Mine are:

2. Nip/Tuck
3. Smallville
4. Angel
5. Fringe
6. Seinfeld
7. The Sopranos
8. Friends
9. Battlestar Galactica
10. Rome
In no particular order:

This is a classic show that deserved a conclusion, the film was it's last hope and they instead made something that wasn't related to the 2012 colonisation.

This one's obvious, it deserved more than one season

Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
It had a great ending, but it's a shame it ended already.

Unlike Buffy it didn't get a proper ending, i know the comics continue the story but this show definitelly deserved to last longer, such a shame WB wasn't as forgiving of the ratings as CW is.

Spectacular Spider-Man:
This one's a no brainer, this amazing show was cancelled and instead we got a dumb spider-man cartoon.

Batman the Animated Series:
Anybody misses this? I'm still waiting for a Batman show like this that makes me anxiously waiting for the next episode

Malcolm in the Middle:
How i miss this show and it's humor, the only comedy worth watching now is How i met your mother.

One Piece (in the USA)
The show didn't end yet but in the USA it's off the TV, aparently it was cancelled twice, the first time it was because of the terrible censorship that deleted blood and replaced cigaretes for lolipops and that deleted entire arcs, the second time was doing good ratings, but since the president of cartoon network at the time didn't want animes in his network used the excuse that it wasn't making Naruto numbers to cancel it.

It's a shame since this is possibly the best long running anime out there, if it followed the manga from which it's based on more closelly with a faster pacing and had a better animation i would dare say that it was better than Batman: The Animated Series.

X-Men Evolution:
The 5th season was going to be awesome, i know fans rate Wolverine and the X-Men high but i didn't like it as much.

have yet to watch the last season, but the humor, characters and plot were great, wish there were more shows like this
1. The Twilight Zone
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel (yep I'm cheating, but they are one big show to me)
3. The Wire
4. Deadwood
5. Battlestar Galactica (2004)
6. The Sopranos
7. Friends
8. Firefly
9. Pushing Daisies
10. Veronica Mars

Honorable Mentions: Rome, Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, Dollhouse, Batman: The Animated Series, Lost, Alias, Damages, Freaks and Geeks

Arrested Development really belongs on both lists for me since it's my favorite show of all-time and I didn't know which one to put it on, considering it hasn't made its return yet, lol.
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1. Deadwood (IMHO the greatest television show ever produced. God, I miss it)
2. Millennium
3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
4. The Sopranos
5. Married With Children (The first 5 seasons, then the show just got stupid)
6. Monty Pythons Flying Circus
7. Carnivale
8. The X-Files (The first 5 seasons, before the show kind of got lost)
9. The Benny Hill Show
10. Batman: The Animated Series

Honrable mention: The Wire, Star Trek TOS, The Honeymooners, Star Trek TNG, The Chappelle Show, The Odd Couple
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1. Seinfeld
2. King of the Hill
3. Cowboy Bebop
4. 30 Rock (I'm counting this one since it'll be done on Thursday)
5. Daria
6. Samurai Champloo
7. Batman: The Animated Series
8. Neon Genesis Evangelion
9. Firefly
10. Monk

Honorable Mentions: Entourage, Mission Hill, Terriers, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Frasier, Eastbound and Down, Undergrads, Samurai Jack
Not Sure What the Status of the Show is: The Boondocks, Venture Bros., Metalocalypse, Beavis and Butt-head

And I didn't count Arrested Development since it's coming back.
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In no order other than first one and I'm going way back. Didn't see that it was against the rules

The OC
Prison Break
Pushing Dasies
Full House
Fresh Prince
WCW: Nitro :-(

That's 9 and all I can think of
Wolverine and the X-Men
The Chappelle Show
Heroes (say what you will about it, but it's one of the few shows I've managed to keep up with)
Malcolm In the Middle
The Steve Harvey Show
In no real order...and I consider these that did not have a conclusion, or ended off on a cliff hanger. Did not try to have ones that had a good run (Like Buffy) which had time to wrap up it's endings, or it's main story line.

1) Wonderfalls
2) Dead Like Me (Bryan Fuller is brilliant!)
3) Pushing Daisies
4) Firefly
5) Life (Damion Lewis)
6) Soap
7) Greg the Bunny
8) Tru Calling
9) Earth 2
10) Dead Zone (Just because of the cliff hanger ending)
11) Mork and Mindy
12) Bosom Buddies
13) Space Above and Beyond
14) The 4400
15) Stargate: Atlantis
Battlestar Galactica
Twin Peaks
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Twilight Zone
Cowboy Bebop
Batman: The Animated Series
30 Rock
Arrested Development?
1) The Fugitive
2) The Twilight Zone
3) Taxi
4) Cheers
5) Columbo
6) Freaks and Geeks
7) First eight or or so episodes of Twin Peaks
8) Carnivale
9) Lost
10) All in the Family


The Spectacular Spider-Man
X-Men Evolution
Spider-Man: The Animated series
Wolverine and the X-Men
Avengers: EMH
Batman: TAS
GI Joe (classic 80's)
Not really a top 10 show but Daria was cool.
Also My So Called Life, just wish it had a second season or an actual ending with closure.

My Name is Earl
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Let's see, this is more or less in order:

2. Fawlty Towers
3. Seinfeld
4. The Office (well, as of May...)
5. Monty Python's Flying Circus
6. Cheers
7. The Sopranos
8. Twin Peaks
9. The Spectacular Spider-Man
10. Everybody Loves Raymond

Honorable Mentions:
All in the Family (early seasons)
Freaks and Geeks
Mad About You (early seasons)
My top3 and then it's in a chronological order.

1. Six feet Under
2. The X Files(well, the first 5-6 seasons)
3. Quantum Leap
4. Angel
5. Arrested Development?
-. Buffy, the vampire slayer
6. dead like me
7. Freaks and Geeks
8. Monk
9. Prison Break
10. The 4400

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