Some shows drone on and on, well past their best-by dates. Others are casualties of poor planning or budget issues. Can you name all of these gone-too-soon shows?
Sadly, "Firefly" didn't make it through one season. The show did better on DVD.
Viewers were only able to follow Veronica for three seasons. The show was axed in 2007.
Although "Gilmore Girls" ran for seven seasons, diehard fans say it ended too soon. Netflix specials have done a bit to satisfy the demand for a reboot.
"My So-Called Life" was loved by viewers and critics alike. Claire Danes' character, Angela, may have been doomed as the show was pitted against fan favorites on other channels.
"Pushing Daisies" was cancelled after only two seasons. The show lives on for fans.
"Freaks and Geeks" was cancelled before the end of the first season. Fan outrage forced the network to air the remaining episodes, but the show still hit the skids.
Sadly, this cult favorite made it through only two seasons. Seasons three, four and five live on via comic books.
"Wonderfalls" made it through only one season. The show was listed as gone too soon by many sources.
There was some conflict about ratings with this one, with the networking claiming that the show got great ratings and that it got low ratings. Either way, this fan favorite made it through only two seasons.
"Undeclared" lasted for only one season. The show remains a cult favorite.
"Twin Peaks" and the 2017 reboot are popular enough to be tagged cult classics. Fans want to see more.
This HBO classic ran for only three seasons and 36 episodes. The show was cancelled in 2006, much to the dismay of fans and critics.
Fans loved this show, but despite fan outrage, it was cancelled after only two seasons. Fans are still working to revive the show.
Ok, so it wasn't actually Best Buy, but you got the picture. It was Buy More. Chuck was cancelled after five seasons, but its popularity makes fans want a reboot.
"Party Down" lasted only two seasons. Headliners moved to other shows, and low ratings finally resulted in cancellation.
"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" was cancelled after only one season. Fan and critical blessings weren't enough to save the show.
"Happy Endings" made it through three seasons. The demise of the show is thought to be due to poor scheduling rather than poor reception.
Despite the original concept, the show got low ratings. The show was cancelled after only two seasons.
Starring Kevin McKidd of "Grey's Anatomy" fame, "Rome" was cancelled after only two seasons. The show was cancelled because it was too expensive to produce.
"James at 15" was called "James at 16" as the character aged. Sadly, this show never made it to James at 17.
Starring Kyle Chandler of "Friday Night Lights" fame, "Homefront" was axed after only two seasons. The show ran from 1991 to 1993.
China Beach starred Dana Delany of "Desperate Housewives" fame and Marg Helgenberger of "CSI" fame. The show ran for four seasons and was a darling of the critics. Cancellation was due to low viewership.
"Swingtown" made it through one season. The show was declared a flop after only seven episodes.
"Life" starred Damian Lewis of "Homeland" fame. The show was cancelled after only two seasons.
"Journeyman" starred Kevin McKidd of "Grey's Anatomy" fame. The show bit the dust after one season.
Narrated by Ron Howard, this show was well received. But it was cancelled after only five seasons, to the dismay of fans and critics alike.
"Life on Mars" was cancelled after only two seasons. The cancellation was due more to poor scheduling than lack of interest from viewers.
"Rubicon" was considered just an OK show. That's probably what led to the show's cancellation after only one season.
"In Treatment" was well received and starred Gabriel Byrne. The show lasted four seasons, but fans wanted more.
"Southland" was almost cancelled after the first season, on NBC. TNT finally axed the show after the fifth season.
This show was Ray Romano's post-"Everybody Loves Raymond" job. The show was cancelled after only two seasons.
"Threshold" was relatively well received, but some critics absolutely panned it. The show never made it past the first season.
This highly anticipated series was cancelled after only one season. The show was based on the book by Robert J. Sawyer.
"The Wire" was a fan and reviewer favorite. The show ran for five seasons but fans wanted more.
"Awake" was a critical success but a ratings failure. The show was cancelled after only one season.