12 TV Shows That Should Never Have Been Canceled

Sweet/Vicious (2016–2017)

There has never been a more essential time for a revenge thriller about rape culture, which is largely what made MTV’s cancellation of Sweet/Vicious so hard to take this year.

My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

Deservedly hailed as one of the most compelling, convincing portraits of high school life in history, the story of Angela Chase (Claire Danes) ran for just one season before its unexpected

Sense8 (2015–2018)

Much like Sweet/Vicious, this one’s still fresh. The Wachowskis’ sprawling ensemble sci-fi was one of the first victims of Netflix’s new cancellation-happy regime this year, and one of the most regrettable.

Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

Admittedly, this is a borderline case. Starring Kristen Bell as a high-school outcast who turns PI in the wake of her best friend’s murder, Veronica Mars

Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)

Every single Bryan Fuller show (with the exception of Dead Like Me, which went bad long before it ended due to Fuller’s departure)

Enlightened (2011–2013)

Despite critical acclaim and a Golden Globe win for lead actress Laura Dern, HBO canceled this fascinating dramedy after just two seasons.

Pitch (2016–2017)

Fox’s sports comedy about a young pitcher (Kylie Bunbury) who becomes the first woman to play in Major League Baseball was one of the best pilots of last year.

Hannibal (2013–2015)

On the one hand, it’s a miracle Hannibal lasted for the three seasons it did on network television.

The Grinder (2015–2016)

If you’re one of the many, many viewers who missed this unexpectedly delightful legal sitcom when it aired on Fox,

Bunheads (2012–2013)

Amy Sherman-Palladino’s follow-up to Gilmore Girls starred Sutton Foster as a former ballerina who wound up as a Las Vegas showgirl but is now returning to her roots as a

Selfie (2014)

This was a super-smart Millennial take on My Fair Lady, starring Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan as a narcissistic wannabe Insta-influencer and John Cho as a “marketing image guru”

Better Off Ted (2009–2010)

Though it’s hard to imagine a more generic premise on paper — it’s a workplace sitcom about a harassed VP trying to juggle professional and personal demands