Top Ten TV Shows no long on the air

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  1. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    Thought i'd make a companion thread :)

    Mine:

    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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  2. Mace Bloodstone Registered

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    ^^ Did you ever watch Coupling on BBC? I thought it was one of the best written sitcoms ever.
     
  3. GREEN =w= DAY Registered

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    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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  4. Mace Bloodstone Registered

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    In the last few years I can only think of - Nip/Tuck
     
  5. hopefuldreamer Clark Kent > Superman

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    Yeah, it was okay, didn't love it that much though.
     
  6. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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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
     
  7. Heisenberg I Am The Danger

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    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
     
  8. Wyrminarrd Registered

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    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
     
  9. childeroland Registered

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    Buffy
    Angel
    The Wire
    .hack//Signs
    Inuyasha
    .hack//Roots
    Battlestar Galactica (reboot)
    Xena
    Death Note
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
     
  10. Anno_Domini Registered

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    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.
     
  11. James Built from Lego

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    Most of mine have already been mentioned, but I'll throw The Shield into the mix.
     
  12. cheungcheung Registered

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    Adding in dollhouse
     
  13. Prison Mike Don't drop the soap!

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    Mine are:

    1. LOST
    2. Nip/Tuck
    3. Smallville
    4. Angel
    5. Fringe
    6. Seinfeld
    7. The Sopranos
    8. Friends
    9. Battlestar Galactica
    10. Rome
     
  14. Lord All Mighty

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    In no particular order:

    X-Files:
    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.

    Firefly:
    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.

    Angel:
    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.

    Chuck:
    have yet to watch the last season, but the humor, characters and plot were great, wish there were more shows like this
     
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    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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  16. conan69 Cimmerian

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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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  17. Max J Power Trash Boat

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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

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

    That's 9 and all I can think of
     
  19. PyroChamber Not lactose, it's milk!

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    Smallville
    Angel
    Wolverine and the X-Men
    The Chappelle Show
    Martin
    Heroes (say what you will about it, but it's one of the few shows I've managed to keep up with)
    Firefly
    Malcolm In the Middle
    Chuck
    The Steve Harvey Show
     
  20. Alistair Eh? Custom Title?

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    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
     
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    Battlestar Galactica
    Twin Peaks
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Twilight Zone
    Cowboy Bebop
    Batman: The Animated Series
    Deadwood
    Seinfeld
    30 Rock
    Arrested Development?
     
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    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

    Animation:

    The Spectacular Spider-Man
    X-Men Evolution
    Spider-Man: The Animated series
    Wolverine and the X-Men
    Avengers: EMH
    Voltron
    Batman: TAS
    GI Joe (classic 80's)
     
  23. Mace Bloodstone Registered

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    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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  24. Spider-Gnome Walloping Web-Snappers!

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


    1. LOST
    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)
     
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    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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