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We loved these shows, but that didn't stop their evil networks from taking them away from us forever. Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, and others, we hardly knew ye.
Sep 02, 2009
Top 10 Shows That Were Canceled Too Soon
Stefanie Lee

What's the deal with network executives, anyway? Can they simply not handle awesome television? Why must they tease us with one or two seasons of quality programming, then cancel good shows in favor of idiotic reality replacements? Is that really the way the world works now?

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The cancellation of Arrested Development has TV.com bummed out. Join us as we lament the fate of TV's best comedy and remember the ones that have gone before it. Sound off about the plight of the offbeat sitcom!
Nov 11, 2005
Will you miss Arrested Development?

Yesterday, Fox cut down its order for the Emmy-winning sitcom Arrested Development from 22 episodes to 13. It also yanked the show from the November sweep schedule. Arrested Development had just returned from a monthlong hiatus, with two back-to-back episodes guest-starring Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, but it only attracted 4 million viewers. The low ratings hurt Prison Break, which follows it, and slowing down a new hit is a big no-no.

Now, while Fox hasn't exactly said the word "canceled," we all know what is happening. It's a cosmic injustice and a pattern that occurs over and over on television: Every time an offbeat, usually somewhat cerebral comedy manages to endear itself to a small but dedicated audience, the show and its audience get the rug pulled out from under them. The Comeback. Andy Richter Controls the Universe. Freaks and Geeks. All gone. Yet somehow Yes, Dear ...

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Episode 18 Season 1
Discos and Dragons
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7.8.2000
Episode 17 Season 1
The Little Things
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7.8.2000
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Smooching and Mooching
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Noshing and Moshing
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Episode 14 Season 1
Dead Dogs And Gym Teachers
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10.10.2000
Daniel Desario
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Harold Weir
Lindsay Weir
The universal experience of teenagehood as lived by the regular old freaks and geeks in a Michigan high school, circa 1980, is the subject of this wistful comedy-drama executive-produced by Emmy-winner Judd Apatow and series creator Paul Feig. Revolving around the lives of freak and geek siblings Lindsay and Sam Weir (Linda Cardellini, John Daley), the show includes the everyday fears, humiliations and little triumphs of adolescents past, present and, no doubt, future,too. For sophomore Lindsay, life is getting difficult. Jolted by the death of her grandmother, she dons her dad's old Army jacket and fights the one-girl battle of McKinley High. The allure of being a champion "mathlete" is losing its appeal, and her goals of college and career feel somehow irrelevant. She's alienated. Luckily, though, she's not really alone. Drifting away from her studious friends, she finds herself increasingly drawn to others like her, the "freaks" who ' refuse to accept the status quo. Among them are Daniel (James Franco), a friendly but also a dangerous guy who seems to like Lindsay, as does his bud Nick (Jason Segel), who dreams of stardom as a rock-and-roll drummer a la Led Zeppelin's Jon Bonham. Then there's Ken (Seth Rogen), an acerbic rebel, and Kim (Busy Philipps), a tough girl who doesn't go easy on Lindsay. Meanwhile, Lindsay's freshman brother Sam navigates high school like a mouse in a maze. Threatened at every turn, and attracted to an unattainable cheerleader, Sam faces his own set of obstacles. But he has good friends. Sure, they're "geeks," but so is Sam. There's Neal (Samm Levine), a wise-acre, sci-fi loving geek, and bespectacled Bill (Martin Starr), a classic looking nerd who's unfortunately not as brainy as he appears. On the homefront, Lindsay and Sam suffer through the good intentions of their overbearing mom (Becky Ann Baker) and their hardwired dad Joe Flaherty), who turns every teen issue into a matter of life and death. Unfortunately the show was canceled after only 12 episodes had aired, this was due to the poor ratings obtained. A fan-led campaign caused NBC to broadcast three more episodes in July 2000, but these would not be seen until September of that year when the cable channel Fox Family aired them in syndication.moreless