TV Shows We Wish Got Another SeasonOnce in a while, a really great TV show comes around. The critics rave, the fans gogaga – and yet the show still gets canceled. What goes through the heads ofnetwork executives that decide to axe fantastic shows before their times? We maynever know, but that doesn’t mean fans are going to stop complaining anytimesoon about being deprived of additional seasons of their dearly departed shows.For example, take Firefly, a prime example of a TV show that desperatelydeserved, at the very least, a full season. Firefly was a space western that originallyaired in 2002 on Fox. Created by Joss Whedon, the creator of the wildly popularand influential TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly follows the adventuresof the nine crew members and passengers of the Firefly-class spaceship Serenity. Atotal of fourteen episodes were produced, but only eleven ever aired on television.Fans, devastated when the show was canceled, quickly launched a series ofactivities designed to persuade Fox to renew the show. They weren’t able tochange Fox’s mind, but they raised enough of a hullabaloo to catch UniversalStudios’ attention, resulting in the film Serenity coming out in 2005.Unfortunately, the odds of Firefly continuing in another film or TV series are slim.One show that people have been mourning for a good two decades is Twin Peaks,which aired for two seasons from 1990 to 1991 on ABC. Created by David Lynch,Twin Peaks is often regarded as one of the best TV shows of all time. The showfocuses on the FBI investigation of the murder of a teenager in the town of TwinPeaks. During its first season, Twin Peaks was a wildly popular hit; however, byseason two, ratings began to decline. ABC put the show on hiatus even thoughthere were six episodes left to air. Successful fan efforts convinced ABC toeventually air the final episodes, but not to renew the series for another season,which resulted in the series ending on an unresolved cliffhanger. In 1992, Lynchreleased the prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me and reportedly plannedto do to more films. By 2001 though, Lynch stated that he would not be continuingthe Twin Peaks franchise.A third show that never got as much screen time as it deserved is Pushing Daisies.This show aired on ABC for two seasons from 2007 to 2009. Created by BryanFuller, Pushing Daisies is about a pie-maker who has the ability to bring deadthings back to life by his touch. The show covers the various shenanigans that thepie-maker and his friends get into as they investigate murders courtesy of the pie-maker’s remarkable talent. Pushing Daisies earned twelve Emmy awardnominations during its first season, but it still got cancelled. Sadly, although the
final episodes of the series attempt to conclude the show so viewers are not lefthanging, the episodes don’t really provide a proper narrative conclusion. Fuller hasplans to continue the series in the form of comics books and possibly a film.