11 Popular TV Shows That Were Canceled Without A Series Finale
The television industry is cutthroat, and fans have to be very wary of getting too attached to new shows too quickly. Far too many times fans have followed a series only to have it canceled after the first season with no warning, but even worse is when a show carries on for a few seasons but is abruptly canceled due to low ratings and viewers never get the satisfaction or closure from a finale episode, or really any answers at all. Here are 11 popular TV series that were canceled before they could air a series finale:
11. My So-Called Life
Given that it is still one of the most talked about teen dramas, it is hard to believe that My So-Called Life only lasted for one season. The series starring Claire Danes and Jared Leto was critically acclaimed for its raw and real portrayal of adolescence, and its positive reception led everyone to assume a second season was on the way. After the season one finale in January 1995, it took four months before the network revealed that they had actually canceled the beloved series, meaning no proper conclusions were given, and fans still have many questions to this day. Now, the series is widely considered as one of TV’s worst cancelations and TV Guide ranked it #2 on its list of 60 shows that were “Cancelled Too Soon.”
10. Veronica Mars
Despite being one of the highest critically acclaimed teen dramas during its time on air, and even though it had a very passionate fan base, Veronica Mars is one of the most iconic examples of a series that was canceled without a series finale. Creator Rob Thomas was extremely disappointed that he was not able to wrap up the series and characters the way he wanted, but even more disappointed were the fans who finally were able to fund a comeback with the Veronica Mars movie in 2014.