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The Surprisingly Canceled TV Shows Quiz
by Staff
Dozens of new shows premiere every year, but only a select few live to see another season. Take our quiz to see how much you know about fan favorites and classic series that were canceled too soon.

How many seasons did "Veronica Mars" last?

  • two
  • three
  • four

What year was the "Veronica Mars" movie released?

  • 2008
  • 2011
  • 2014

What group was the star of "Party Down"?

  • caterers
  • flight attendants
  • secretaries

Which band did Lindsay plan to follow when "Freaks and Geeks" was canceled?

  • The Rolling Stones
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Grateful Dead

What was the name of the school in "Freaks and Geeks"?

  • McKinley High
  • Hollywood High
  • Westport High

What state is Deadwood located in?

  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wyoming

Which former friend stars in "The Comeback"?

  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Lisa Kudrow
  • Courteney Cox

How many episodes did vampire-drama "Moonlight" last before it was canceled in 2007?

  • two
  • three
  • four

What was the name of Claire Danes' character on "My So-Called Life"?

  • Ashley
  • Amanda
  • Angela

How many seasons did "My So-Called Life" run?

  • one
  • two
  • three

What year did "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" premiere?

  • 2000
  • 2006
  • 2010

True or false: "Family Guy" premiered on a Wednesday, so few people actually saw it.

  • true
  • false

What year did "Futurama" debut?

  • 1989
  • 1994
  • 1999

What job do the characters on "Futurama" have?

  • cooking
  • delivery
  • law

How many seasons did "Pushing Daisies" last?

  • one
  • two
  • three

What is Ned's special skill in "Pushing Daisies"?

  • seeing the future
  • bringing the dead back to life
  • time travel

What year was "Sports Night" canceled?

  • 2000
  • 2005
  • 2010

What role does George take on in "Dead Like Me"?

  • undertaker
  • medical examiner
  • grim reaper

What network pulled the plug on "Better Off Ted" after just 26 episodes?

  • ABC
  • HBO
  • Fox

How many episodes were made of "Grosse Pointe"?

  • six
  • 17
  • 102

What canceled-too-soon series stars Michael Bluth?

  • "Twin Peaks"
  • "Firefly"
  • "Arrested Development"

Who brought "Arrested Development" back from the dead?

  • Netflix
  • Showtime
  • Starz

What is the Bluth family's favorite fruit?

  • bananas
  • apples
  • oranges

True or false: "The Michael J. Fox Show" was canceled after 15 episodes.

  • true
  • false

How many seasons did cult hit "Firefly" run?

  • one
  • two
  • three

What is the name of the spaceship in "Firefly"?

  • Sympathy
  • Serenity
  • Majesty

What canceled-too-soon show focused on the death of Laura Palmer?

  • "Veronica Mars"
  • "Twin Peaks"
  • "Deadwood"

What network announced in 2015 that it will resurrect "Twin Peaks"?

  • Starz
  • HBO
  • Showtime

What year did "Heroes" premiere?

  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2010

How did fans convince CBS executives to renew "Jericho"?

  • by sending them peanuts
  • by donating millions of dollars
  • huge protests that shut down local highways