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    From a readers' poll at EW. I'll give a big amen to Freaks & Geeks and Boomtown, both great shows. I also liked the little bits I saw of Veronica Mars and Arrested Development. Thumbs down to anyone who wants to resurrect the godawful Reunion, Drive or Max Headroom.

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    Freaks and Geeks, although they'd have to recast all the roles...Maybe just a very special ''where are they now'' episode. —Shannon
    Angel. The darkest, most complex and interesting, and best of the Joss Whedon shows, especially during Season 5 when it was wrongly canceled. —LMB
    Sports Night. What a great show — everybody went on to greater things except the second lead (whose name escapes me...but he was a cutie). —TVSlave (The second lead was Josh Charles. He's turned up in a few other things. I just saw him on the new HBO series, "In Treatment.")
    Grosse Pointe was ahead of its time and on the wrong network — witty and razor sharp, I think it would be a great addition to the HBO/Showtime lineup, where it could really let loose. —X
    I would have loved one more season of Rome — I am still sad I never got to see the battle royale between Livia and Atia. —Honeybee
    Early Edition, a Kyle Chandler series from the '90s — anyone else remember it? He got the newspaper a day early? —Laura
    Drive, with Nathan Fillion. Only because I hate it when shows get canceled right after a cliff-hanger. —Adrienne
    Popular. The WB put it in an absolutely horrible time slot in its second season, and it died there. But, seriously, has there been a better cast of characters than there was on this show? I need some more Mary Cherry. NOW. —denny
    Covington Cross. Does anyone besides me remember this show? It took place in medieval times...kind of a cross between comedy and drama. I loved that show and was so upset when they took it off. —Auriana
    What, not one single other person on earth wants more Max Headroom? —Scotto
    My dream, if I somehow became extremely independently wealthy, is to start a network that picks up shows with critical acclaim and devoted fan bases after networks have cast them off. Veronica Mars, you are safe here. —El
    My vote is for Eyes. Curse you, ABC. for only giving us a handful of what promised to be an awesome show! Tim Daly deserves better than the dreck that is Private Practice. —maryw
    My So Called Life. Hello, greatest show ever canceled. Possibly greatest show of all time. We will never find out if Angela's dad was cheating, if Angela chooses Brian over Jordan, if Rae Ann ever quits drinking, or what happens to poor loveable Ricki. That show broke my heart. —KR
    Jake 2.0 — It was like Chuck, but good. And Christopher Gorham is so fine, Ugly Betty doesn't use him enough. —joan catskills
    HBO's Carnivale. It ended on a cliffhanger, and had one of the greatest casts in TV history; nobody could do gruff silences like Nick Stahl or the anti-Christ bellow like Clancy Brown. —Michelle
    Brimstone. John Glover could give Ray Wise a run for the money for ''most awesomest Lucifer.'' —Kathleen
    Skin — modern-day Romeo and Juliet, where her dad was a porn mogul but a fairly decent guy and his parents were politicians and not very nice people. The Juliet character was played very nicely by a pre-O.C. Olivia Wilde. —Lauren
    I only recently discovered Once & Again, and I zipped through all three shortish seasons. Sure, the show had its flat moments, but there was so much to love and it ended too soon. —Kati
    Wonderfalls — it's the only show I ever shed a tear over when it was canceled. —step
    Arrested Development. Though I am glad that the cast's careers are doing so well (especially Will Arnett and Michael Cera), I still hold a hope in my heart. —Christine
    Boomtown. This show was amazing, and I actually had to stop a Boomtown marathon because I was crying too hard and was waaay too invested in these characters. The acting is spectacular, especially from Donnie Wahlberg, Neal McDonough, and Mykelti Williamson. —Emily
    Farscape — an absolutely compelling blend of comedy, drama, romance, and action with some of the wittiest dialogue and electric chemistry ever to grace the small screen. —atlantagirl
    Century City. It was a courtroom drama set in the near future, taking on cases like ''are avatars living beings and do they have rights?'' —ladyli1
    I would love to see Gideon's Crossing brought back. A great, underrated show which featured McSteamy before he was McSteamy and a great Andre Braugher. —RachelB
    Joan of Arcadia. I was so crushed when they canceled it. How does a show get nominated for best drama one year and get canceled the next? —Rhonda
    Ooo...I totally miss Jack & Bobby. Christine Lahti was amazing. —Marie
    Reunion - about the six friends, one of whom ends up murdered, and it follows them from 1985 to 2005, in order to figure out who killed who. It only needed one season and they canceled halfway through. —Wilson
    Kindred: The Embraced — about several clans of modern day vampires. The show was a summer replacement series about 10 or 12 years ago and, despite a few soap-opera plot lines, it was by far the most intelligent vampire-related series on TV prior to the Buffy and Angel universe.

    You know what I wish would come out on DVD, let alone be resurrected? Homefront, my first view of Kyle Chandler, about life right after WWII. You'd think it would be topical again what with a war on and people coming home. —Nix

    Kitchen Confidential. Created by Darren Star, aired as a lead-in for Arrested Development, starring Bradley Cooper, Nicholas Brendan, John Cho, Bonnie Summerville. It was a light, frothy cocktail of a show. —Alli
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    I'll add Dead Like Me and Buffy. Feel free to add your own.

    ETA: I'd love to see Judging Amy back too.
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    I agree on Buffy and I'd definitely add Firefly-that show never had a chance. Moron network execs.

    I also think Veronica Mars had another good season or two in it.
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    absolutely NONE of those.
    i loved Corner Bar from way back in the day
    if showtime counts, Queer as Folk.
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    The shows on that list that I'd bring back are Arrested Development, Angel, and Homefront.

    And shows that aren't on that list that I'd bring back are Action with Jay Mohr and Illeana Douglas. Now that show was funny. Also Martin, Living Single, N.Y. Undercover, and I'll Fly Away.

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    Freaks and Geeks - yes! that show was brilliant and before its time. i wish it had been given a chance.

    Rome - brilliant, brilliant show and some of the best acting ever seen on television.

    firefly - this show was amazing. i agree with aella, it was never even given a chance because of the retarded tv execs.

    Veronica Mars - great show, one of the best tv heroines of recent times. it deserved another season or two, or at least a movie to tie up the loose ends.

    Carnivale - bizarre, darkly funny mind-fuck of a show. it also deserved another season to tell its story.

    Arrested Development - how on earth did this get cancelled after 3 seasons? are people really so retarded that not enough of them were watching? what happened?

    Dream On - early 90s HBO show. surprisingly, from the people that later went on to inflict 'friends' on the world. hardly anyone i know remembers it but it's truly an underrated tv gem.

    twin peaks - the tv show was so much better than the movie. i wish they'd done another season instead of it.
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    I would also bring back
    Daria
    Queer as Folk
    Noah's Arc
    NY Undercover
    Jag
    Designing Women
    Mad About You
    Charmed
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    ^^^
    i agree i would bring back 'queer as folk' too. 5 seasons was not enough!
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    Charmed is cancelled??? Is it really cancelled? Praise Jebus1!! I HATE it!

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    I'd love to have Angel back. It was a great show and David Boreanaz is hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yanna View Post
    Charmed is cancelled??? Is it really cancelled? Praise Jebus1!! I HATE it!
    see, this is what i don't get. how can retarded shit like charmed stay on the air for years, while brilliant stuff gets cancelled all the time or isn't even given a chance????
    pisses me off.
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    Will and Grace...I loved it. Even when it wasn't that funny, I still loved it.

    I agree with ^^ about Rome. That show was just fantastic!! The relationship between those two male protagonists was one of the best on television.

    I also agree with Firefly. That should could have been fantastic if it had been given a chance.
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    The only cancellation I can remember being really bummed about was My So-Called Life. Well, there was also Due South, but that was brought back after a while.

    Most of my favourite shows over the years had been on several seasons before cancellation, and had pretty much run their course. Season two and three of Buffy were brilliant. The last few seasons, not so much. I was ready to let it go, even though it was one of my favourite shows ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    see, this is what i don't get. how can retarded shit like charmed stay on the air for years, while brilliant stuff gets cancelled all the time or isn't even given a chance????
    pisses me off.
    A combination of the public at large, and network execs, being afraid of any show that doesn't neatly fit into a specific niche and is too dark/clever/controversial/unusual.

    Or else the Universe is just unfair on a massive scale. Two words:

    Seventh. Heaven

    How that moralistic, idiotic pile of steaming shit stayed on the air for ages I'll never know.
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    ^^^^
    haha so true! seventh heaven is just wrong.
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    I'll tell you one thing. There was only one TV at my university residence and there was an odious couple who kept hogging the remote. The girl was a huge fan of Seventh Heaven and Charmed. We were all forced to watch that steaming pile of crap. The guy was a fan of Highlander. Which also sucks though not as much as Charmed and 7th Heaven. Any time that I managed to secure the remote everyone would watch Start Trek the original series every day at 18:00 or Queer as Folk US around 1:00 am. But it wasn't often . Unlike that couple, I also went to classes and shit.

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