Great series that got canceled after one or two seasons
Do you feel like watching a hidden TV gem? Check out these unlucky series, some of which deserved more seasons than they ended up having.
This cancelation left many fans in shock, especially because one plot developed throughout its two seasons is never resolved. The series follows the story of two FBI agents and a scientist investigating serial killers. Even though it was cut short, it is still very much worth a watch.
With a great cast including Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, and Noah Emmerich, 'Space Force' arrived on Netflix in the midst of the pandemic. It could have been so great, and it was very funny. But after only two seasons, the show was canceled.
A Netflix series starring Naomi Watts playing the therapist Jean Holloway. Her work proceeds in the most particular way, establishing (too) intimate relationships with her patients. The series was strong and suspenseful, but without the support of critics and audiences it could not continue.
This show was a crossover of four Marvel characters who already had their respective series on Netflix: Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. The cancellation of 'The Defenders' coincided with the appearance of Disney+, the platform that incorporated Marvel. The reason given for cancellation of the series was "insufficient quality."
It was difficult for this story to be the heir to 'Lost.' Despite its powerful premise, it took a long time to get off the ground. Joseph Fiennes, with the same scores as a good pitcher, did not help the cause. In spite of all this, FlashForward's only season was outstanding and with a top finish.
After two seasons, HBO's 'Carnivàle' was canceled because of the high cost of its episodes. An incredible cliffhanger left the audience hanging, not knowing what was going on with the character Annie in the last episode.
There were already too many CSI series (Las Vegas in 2000; Miami in 2002; and New York in 2004) and the audience could probably not handle another one. 'CSI: Cyber' only had two seasons.
A series with great potential, but it was placed in the same timeslot as 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Supernatural'. In the face of giants like these two, the series was, indeed, powerless.
Woody Allen's first series for the streaming platform Amazon Studios stars himself and singer/actress Miley Cyrus. In an interview with Deadline, Woody Allen later said about this show: "I've regretted every second since I gave the OK."
Despite having Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger in its production, HBO lost trust in the series. They gave it a second season, but it didn't pick up and was expensive too. The show ended up being canceled.
This has been one of the most shocking recent cancelations. For its Sci-Fi and time travel plots, it was a very interesting series about a dedicated archivist, Dan Turner, who tries to solve the disappearance of Melody Pendras. The mystery is never unraveled, however, because the series was canceled after only one season.
HBO made a big bet with 'Here and Now'. Though written by Oscar-winning author Alan Ball, the series was not a success. After 'The Brink' in 2015, HBO now had to cancel a second series with Tim Robbins.
This musical produced by Steven Spielberg with guest stars like Uma Thurman and Nick Jonas aimed high but failed. The first episode of this tribute to Broadway generated very good reviews, but over the course of the series it gradually lost viewers.
Amazon's million-dollar bet 'The Last Tycoon' is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel with the same title. The series tells the story of American film mogul Monroe Stahr. It was canceled two weeks into the show.
Even with a massive promotional campaign and a $10 million pilot episode, 'Terra Nova' could not survive. SyFy and Netflix considered resuming it, but it was too big a production for television.
Despite being a spinoff from the successful Tom Cruise film of the same name, the series did not reach good ratings. Originally, it was to have 13 episodes, but eventually it got stuck on 10 before being canceled.
An absurd, surrealist and cult comedy that did not deliver on Netflix what it had promised on YouTube. 'Haters Back Off' had two seasons of 8 episodes before being canceled mercilessly. It did give the world the ultimate piece of comedy: the ice cream scene. See it for yourself.
The reboot of the successful 2006 series 'Heroes' was of a very poor quality. The creator of the series, Tim Kring, tried to save his face by assuring in TV Insider that the series' ending was "exactly what we had planned from the beginning" and not imposed on him by NBC executives.
This music series was already behind schedule and over budget before half of the first season had been filmed. It cost about $120 million. Director Baz Luhrmann eventually drove the expenses up to $200 million, causing the series to get canceled.
The audience for this series plummeted because viewers recognized how complicated it is to transform a film ('The Wizard of Oz,' 1939) into a television series format.
Brit Robertson was aiming to get rid of her Hollywood-jinx, but the opposite happened. 'Girlboss' wasn't a bad series, though. It had an open ending and moderately decent reviews. Still, it was canceled.
This production by the Marvel universe had been done in a hurry. It also gave off a cheap image through the looks of its costumes and staging.
Treating diseases on TV is often complicated, and despite having an actress of the stature of Lucy Hale, this series only had one season.
This post-apocalyptic series is unique and peculiar. It combines everything one can imagine: cannibalism, romance, drugs, katanas and much more. For more conventional audiences, it appears to have been an unconvincing and perhaps even disconcerting program.
Reboots don't always work and even less so if one of the main characters (Luke Perry) has died. This was the case for 'Beverly Hills, 90210,' remade from 1990 into 2019. In terms of viewer numbers, it was disastrous.
The 'Pretty Little Liars' theme had been overdone, so leeching off of it was not a good idea. By the time this spin-off came out, the original series was losing fans and audience, so it had very little momentum.
Another victim of low ratings was 'The InBetween.' It has only one season. While the series began with good results, it quickly went downhill.
Co-produced and directed by actress America Ferrara, 'Gentefied' is about gentrification of a neighborhood and the marginalization of Latinos in America. It came to an end after only two seasons.
When an alien artifact makes contact with Earth's orbit, astronaut Niko Breckenridge and her young crew are called upon to attend to the mission. Sadly, after two seasons, 'Another Life' did not get Another Season.
Based on the book of the same name, the series follows a group of friends who start a babysitting business. Not even Alicia Silverstone's presence could save them from cancelation after two seasons.
This comedy about women in their late 40s, created by the brilliant actress Julie Delpy, did not see a second season after its cancelation.
This Sci-Fi series about a widowed mother raising her super-powered son sadly came to an end after two seasons.
Well, maybe Batwoman wasn't very efficient in the pursuit of justice in Gotham. It got three seasons to prove itself, but then it was over.
The fate of 'The Chair' is still up in the air. The series was much talked about when it started, not in the least for its creation by actress Amanda Peet and its main star Sandra Oh, but viewers' results in its first season have caused the series to be nominated for cancelation.
Even though this series made it to seven seasons, it was still a shock when it got canceled. The story of villains and superheroes uniting through time to save the planet from the apocalypse was definitely worth a few more seasons.