List of the best TV shows that never got a real finale, ranked by how much fans miss them. The greatest cancelled television shows of all time still live on in places like Netflix and Hulu, but there are few solutions for fixing their unsatisfactory finales - other than bringing the show back Arrested Development-style, or making a movie like Veronica Mars or Firefly. Too many great television series were taken from us by evil network and cable executives. This is a list of great TV shows that were canceled and yanked off the air before their writers had a chance to give the characters (and plotlines) a proper goodbye.
Some of you might be thinking, "Hey, The Sopranos, Seinfeld, and Lost didn't get real finales if you ask me." Well, although the finales weren't very satisfying, they were the finales that the writers always had planned for years down the line. This list is TV shows that ended without closure. For the victims on this list of canceled TV shows, fans were robbed of what could have been awesome season five finales. Some of the shows, like Enlightened and Flight of the Conchords, ended due to creative differences rather than HBO laying down the law. However, a show like Strangers With Candy was victim to Comedy Central's wrath far too soon.
This list of TV shows cancelled without ending includes the best shows canceled after one season as well as many other shows cancelled too soon. Vote up the shows that deserved to wrap up their storylines instead of abrubtly ending.
- The ghoulish adventures of Gomez and Morticia Addams.
- A misogynistic husband and a lazy housewife tolerate each other while raising two children.
- The crew of a small transport ship experience a cosmic civil war.
- A psychiatrist travels through time to alter people's futures for the better.
- Hank Hill, his friends and family live in suburban Texas.
- The inhabitants of a frontier town struggle for power.
- A family of friendly monsters resides at 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
- The crew of the starship USS Enterprise boldly explores outer space in the 23rd century.
- Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty have misadventures in Bedrock.
- A petty con artist wins the lottery and decides to make amends for the past.
- Seven castaways are stranded on a deserted island.
- Cab company employees share in each other's lives.
- A witch marries an ordinary mortal man and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife.
- Rocko the wallaby copes with the absurdities in modern life.
- The lives of nerdy teenagers in a Michigan high school circa 1980.
- An FBI agent, a brilliant scientist and his estranged son investigate unexplained phenomena.
- Detectives and prosecutors pursue justice in the New York City streets and courtrooms.
- A former spy uses his Special Ops training to help people in need.
- A grad student accidently opens a wormhole to parallel universes.
- Ordinary people begin to find that they possess extraordinary powers.
- An alien life form takes up residence with the suburban Tanner family.
- A genetically enhanced superhuman named Max hides from her military handlers in a futuristic city.
- A newspaper reporter hides his true identity from his lady co-worker.
- Sloppy Oscar Madison and neat Felix Unger share a Manhattan apartment.
- A woman with three daughters marries a widower with three sons.