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6 shows that ended before their time
Adam Baldwin, Nathan Fillion and Gina Torres in Firefly (2002) - photo by Amanda Taylor
CUTTING ROOM FLOOR Not every show finds favor in the hearts of both its audience and the station executives who ultimately have the power to pull the plug.

Often, the shows that dont last are the ones that are ahead of their time, and eventually find a following in the years following their demise. Below are some of the best that never got more than two seasons.

One Season Wonders


Any good geek worth their salt will recommend this intensely clever show set in the future where everyone speaks English but swears in Chinese, and travels through space to various interesting planets populated by witty fast talkers. But what they might forget to tell you is that this Joss Whedon show has some of the most complicated, intriguing characters in sci-fi. Also: its funny.

Where to watch: Netflix

'Freaks and Geeks'

If there was ever a perfect show about how it feels to be an average suburban teenager, it was "Freaks and Geeks." Regardless of when you grew up, the themes of feeling out of place and trying to figure out what makes you you will resonate through the early 80s style and music. Every scene is fun, exploring family dynamics and friend groups in an authentic, bittersweet fashion.

Where to watch: Netflix


Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls") shows her Broadway chops as the quirky dance teacher mother-in-law. Sutton Foster, also a dancer, is a girl who cant quite get it together, talking fast about nothing. Along with the younger cast, and a whole slew of goofballs and weirdos in the town (which is called Paradise), theres plenty of charm to be had.

Where to watch: You can watch the full series on Freeforms website

Gone Too Soon

'Pushing Daisies'

Quirk! Camp! Incredible set design and costumes! "Pushing Daisies" was maybe just a little too weird for its time, but nobody who has seen the series can deny that it is as sweet as pie. The story of a boy who discovers he can bring things back from the dead if he only touches them once and the girl (who used to be dead) that he loves (but cant touch). Come to think of it, it is pretty weird. Just trust us on this one.

Where to watch: This ones not streaming, so hit your local library for a copy of the DVDs!

'Dont Trust the B in Apartment 23'

Krysten Ritter in the role she was born to play, James Van Der Beek as himself, and Dreama Walker as the glue trying to hold the crazy together and thats not even the best of the zany nonsense that is "Dont Trust the B." With subplots about a sample sale, an old camp friend who is as weird as they come and constant talk of a "Dawsons Creek" reunion, its delightful from start to finish.

Where to watch: Netflix

'The Carrie Diaries'

You dont have to like, be familiar with, or care one bit about "Sex and the City" to love this Skipper Barbie prequel. The flashy clothes and great throwback music make it fun to watch and fun to hear, while the cast of surprisingly complex characters will remind you that were all teenagers at heart. Some of Carries diary voiceovers might even hit home a little too hard.

Where to watch: Netflix
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