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10 Brilliant Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon

Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon
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There are many shows that don’t really get to tell their full stories and their cancellation leaves many fans frustrated and disappointed. The series finale can show us a lot of things like getting into new territories and telling stories in a new way, or a character’s fate that’s hanging in balance. While some shows get a new life and they get to explore their stories further like Lucifer and Manifest, we are here to talk about shows that were canceled too soon which left fans very frustrated.

Terra Nova

Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon
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Synopsis: It is the year 2149, and humanity is in the final throes of extinction. Those fortunate enough to escape are allow to travel back in time 85 million years to an outpost known as Terra Nova. For the Shannon family, it’s a chance to reunite and start over. But once there, they face giant, carnivorous dinosaurs, and mysterious forces conspire to destroy the entire experiment – and everyone involved in it!

Person of Interest

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Synopsis: Jim Caviezel (The Thin Red Line), Michael Emerson (Lost) and Taraji P. Henson (Hustle & Flow) team up in this thought-provoking crime action drama from The Dark Knight’s Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Fringe, Lost, Alias). Set in New York City, this procedural centers on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who partners with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes. Using data siphoned off the U.S. intelligence agencies’ threat matrix — information not related to terrorism, but rather violent crimes of a personal nature — during each episode, the former CIA agent and his enigmatic partner identify a “person of interest” and set about solving the mystery of the impending crime. Tapping into the world’s Big Brother-like surveillance network, the shadowy duo knows that something bad is going to happen; it’s their mission to discover what that event will be…. and somehow prevent it.


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Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son Season 3 Cancelled By Fox
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Synopsis: Malcolm Bright has a gift. He knows how killers think and how their minds work. Why? His father is “The Surgeon,” a notorious serial killer who has taken the lives of more than 20 people. PRODIGAL SON follows criminal psychologist Bright as he uses his twisted genius to get inside the minds of murderers to help the NYPD solve cases. He works alongside NYPD Detective Gil Arroyo, a seasoned lawman who has become Bright’s surrogate father; Detective Dani Powell, a headstrong no-nonsense cop who is quickly impressed with Bright’s work; Edrisa Tanaka, a slightly off-center coroner; and Detective JT Tarmel, a born-and-bred New Yorker who questions whether Bright is a psychopath himself. But Bright’s best resource for solving crimes is his dear old dad, the homicidal-yet-oddly-loving Martin Whitly, whose expertise he must reluctantly call upon. As Bright helps track down the city’s most dangerous criminals, he also battles his own demons — and it doesn’t help that his mother, former leading socialite Jessica Whitly, can’t seem to accept her fallen status and has an opinion on every aspect of Bright’s life. Luckily for Bright, he has the support of his annoyingly normal sister Ainsley, a news reporter with a soft spot for her brother and all his eccentricities. After all, Bright isn’t a serial killer — he was just raised by one.

Wayne

Wayne Season 2
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Synopsis: Wayne can’t help himself from righting the world’s wrongs. Now, against all odds, he and his one-of-a-kind girlfriend Del are on a road trip from Brockton, Mass to Ocala, Florida to reclaim what’s rightfully his: a majestic old car that was stolen from his sick father. With trouble behind them and danger ahead, Wayne and Del are bound to find themselves with their backs against the wall. But that’s okay. They’ve been there before. From the guys who wrote Deadpool comes the series, Wayne.

Freaks and Geeks

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Synopsis: Growing up circa 1980, a misfit high-school student and his pals are probably destined to become new media millionaires, but right now they’re stuck in school, where all the girls are a foot taller and bullies terrorize the gym class. Meanwhile, his older sister is flirting with the dope-smoking bad boys, cutting classes and questioning the point of getting good grades.

Santa Clarita Diet

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Synopsis: Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and Sheila (Drew Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita with their teenaged daughter Abby, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending their lives down a road of death and destruction…but in a good way. Santa Clarita Diet stars Drew Barrymore as Sheila Hammond, Timothy Olyphant as Joel Hammond, Liv Hewson as Abby Hammond and Skyler Gisondo as Eric Bemis. Showrunner Victor Fresco, Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell are executive producers on the series. Nancy Juvonen is a producer.

Pushing Daisies

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Synopsis: This forensic fairytale follows Ned, a young man with a very special gift. As a boy, Ned discovered that he could return the dead briefly back to life with just one touch. Now a pie maker, Ned puts his ability to good use, not only touching dead fruit and making it ripe with everlasting flavor, but working with a private investigator to crack murder cases by raising the dead and getting them to name their killers. But the tale gets complicated when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck, back from the dead–and keeps her alive. Chuck becomes the third partner in Ned and Emerson’s private-investigation enterprise, encouraging them to use Ned’s skills for good, not just for profit. Life would be perfect for Ned and Chuck, except for one cruel twist: If he ever touches her again, she’ll go back to being dead, this time for good.

Timeless

Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon
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Synopsis: Intent on destroying America as we know it by changing history, a mysterious criminal, Flynn (Goran Višnjić), steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine. The only hope of stopping him lies with an unexpected team — Lucy (Abigail Spencer), a history professor; Wyatt (Matt Lanter), a soldier; and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett), a scientist — who must use the machineʼs prototype to travel back in time to ensure critical events remain unchanged. As they try to stay one step ahead of the dangerous fugitive, they must also work to uncover the mystery behind it all to end Flynnʼs destruction before itʼs too late.


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Hannibal

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Synopsis: FBI Agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) hunts the most notorious serial killers. Graham is both gifted and cursed with an extraordinary ability: he can think like his prey, seeing what they see and feeling what they feel. While pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) teams Graham with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminally minded: Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).


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Firefly

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Synopsis: Five hundred years in the future, there’s a whole new frontier, and a crew of the Firefly-class spaceship Serenity is eager to stake a claim on the action. They?ll take any job, legal or illegal, to keep fuel in the tanks and food on the table. But things get a bit more complicated after they take on a passenger wanted by the new totalitarian Alliance regime. Now they find themselves on the run, desperate to steer clear of Alliance ships and the flesh-eating Reavers who live on the fringes of space.

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