Category Archives: Cancelled Too Soon

Cancelled Too Soon: Roar (1997)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This fantasy series debuted on FOX in July of 1997 when that network was trying to expand its programming to the Summer months.  It was created by former teen heartthrob Shaun Cassidy (who… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Kolchak The Night Stalker (1974)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. In 1972, ABC aired a TV movie titled The Night Stalker that followed investigative report Carl Kolchak (played by Darren McGavin in one of his signature roles) tracking down a serial killer that… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Jeremiah (2002)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. J. Michael Straczynski ventured far from his Babylon 5 universe with this post-apocalyptic series—loosely based on the French comic book of the same name—about a plague known as the “Big Death” that has wiped… Read More »

The Scrooge List: Farscape, Jericho, Constantine, Dark Matter, and More Shows Cancelled Too Soon Over the Past Twenty Years

It’s the holiday season and plenty of people are in the gift-giving mood this time of year, but the network executives have their Scrooge hats on as NBC just cancelled Midnight, Texas and Syfy has just cancelled Z Nation. So we decided to take this opportunity to look back at some previous times when the networks gave a… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Galavant (2015)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. When ABC originally announced that this show would fill in the Sunday timeslot while Once Upon A Time was on its Season 4 hiatus, I have to admit that it did not interest… Read More »

Why Was Almost Human Cancelled and Can It Be Revived?

Looking back on cancellations from the years past. Almost Human premiered on FOX in the Fall of 2013 and delivered the tale of a near-future world where human police officers are required to work with combat-ready androids because of extremely high crimes rates.  Karl Urban plays the wayward cop who does not like androids but is paired with… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This western with hints of steam punk and sci fi delivered equal parts Wild Wild West and Indiana Jones as it followed bounty hunter Brisco County Jr. who travels through the old west… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Limitless (2015)

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This series, which acted as a spin-off / sequel to the 2011 feature film of the same name that starred Bradley Cooper, centered around a man who has taken the drug known as… Read More »

Why Was Constantine Cancelled and Can It Be Revived?

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. 2014’s Constantine adapted the DC comic book Hellblazer to the small screen with a focus on John Constantine, a master of the occult who aids people facing supernatural crises.  The series also had… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: The Last Man on Earth

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. FOX announced the cancellation of its post-apocalyptic comedy The Last Man on Earth this past May which brought it too an end after four seasons and left it on a cliffhanger ending. That… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: The Exorcist

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. This series debuted on FOX in the 2016-17 season and acted as a continuation from the original 1973 film (ignoring the sequels). Focusing on Father Tomas Ortega’s attempts to deal with a possessed… Read More »

Why Was Agent Carter Cancelled and Can It Be Saved?

Back in the 2014-15 season, ABC came up with what seemed like a brilliant idea at the time.  They had picked up the series Agent Carter which would air while Agents of SHIELD was on hiatus in the same timeslot.  Since the shows were related, it would appeal to the same audience and keep them tuning in while… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: The Inhumans

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. Fall 2017 brought a new Marvel related series to ABC’s schedule when The Inhumans debuted on Friday nights, but unfortunately the series brought a lot of baggage with it and never found much… Read More »

Cancelled Too Soon: Extinct

Our ongoing look back at sci fi / fantasy TV shows that were cancelled way too soon or pilots that never made it to series. Back in October of last year, a sci fi TV series by the name of Extinct debuted to very little fanfare. Of course, it had its bow on a network where few would… Read More »

Why Was Farscape Cancelled?

Looking back on cancellations from the years past. Farscape arrived on the scene in 1999 when Star Trek: DS9 was just wrapping up and Star Trek: Voyager was well into its seven year run (and Enterprise was only a few years away). So grand space dramas were not uncommon on television at that time, though this new series… Read More »