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Monday Madness: What Canceled TV Show Should Return?
Date: Tuesday, 2012 Apr 03, 21:41 GMT | Message # 1

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Specialised in chat about tv shows website TV Breakroom has published a poll, asking their readers : What Canceled TV Show Should Return?



This poll is very similar to the recent poll : 10 Cancelled Sci-Fi TV Shows Netflix Should Bring Back Before Terra Nova, where TSCC is leading with more than 43 000 votes, Firefly being second with 22 000 votes.

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This very first Monday Madness focuses on those beloved shows that ended far too quickly. Sometimes it was a lack of viewers, sometimes schedule changes and episode rearrangement, sometimes poor promotion and network mismanagement. But all of the shows have a dedication group of fans who mourn the small amount of episodes available.

Sci_fi shows like Firefly, TSCC, Caprica, Dollhouse, or Dark Angel are on the list but also The Cape.

Firefly (again?) was leading and TSCC was in 4th or 5th position when i posted the link earlier today on a TSCC fansite; it seems they have done their duty since TSCC is now leading smile



You can vote for up to ten shows but only once (the poll also randomly changes the position of the voting buttons to prevent robot voting).

Vote for your favorite tv shows!


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Date: Wednesday, 2012 Apr 04, 00:34 GMT | Message # 2

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Interesting that those four shows are on top. I wonder what is the connection between them, each are very different IMO. Hmm, maybe we should examine if there is some overlapping in the cast! biggrin


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TSCC and The Cape continue to race ahead with a comfortable lead. :



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Date: Monday, 2012 Apr 16, 17:14 GMT | Message # 4

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The poll is closed; no change for the top positions :



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Date: Tuesday, 2012 Apr 17, 09:26 GMT | Message # 5

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tv breakroom made a post to announce officially the results of the poll; as Blazius noticed, lots of Summer Glau in the top voted shows cool



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The votes are in! A record-setting 9043 people voted for which shows they’d like to see return. Shows were limited to ones that had 3 seasons or less. Here are the results for TV Breakroom’s first-ever Monday Madness poll!


Let me reproduce here the top 3 as voted by the fans :

Number 3: Firefly


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This poster child for canceled shows everywhere was expected to win, but considering that so many cast members have moved onto other projects, a return is unlikely. Joss Whedon’s space western produced 14 episodes before Fox’s cancellation, though only 11 aired originally. Fan response led to a feature film, Serenity, which wrapped up many of the storylines. The series has also continued in comic book form.


Number 2: The Cape


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This show brought a carnival flair to a typical superhero story. The 13-episode order for the show was cut back to 10 because of low ratings. The final episode was only released online.


Number 1: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles


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This continuation of the popular Terminator franchise took place after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Initially the highest-rated new series of 2007-2008 season (which only produced 9 episodes because of the writers’ strike), ratings died down in season 2. Although the show received a full season order for its sophomore outing, it was not renewed for a third season.


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Date: Saturday, 2013 Aug 03, 04:16 GMT | Message # 6

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5 fox tv shows that were cancelled far too soon.

Despite having big budget effects and being shown on massive cinema screens, films are often only second place to TV when it comes to story telling. This is nothing to be ashamed of however, just a byproduct of the smaller amount of screen time they are given. On the plus side though, when some of Hollywood’s best loved films are given a spin-off TV series, they have the potential to be truly epic. Potential that The Sarah Connor Chronicles only began to utilise.

Originally produced between the cinematic release of Rise of the Machines and Salvation, The Sarah Connor Chronicles actually followed on from Judgement Day instead (as the series would explain, there are a whole number of different futures), and managed something that neither of the James Cameron-less sequels could, which is tell a captivating story about family. I guess this should be pretty obvious from the title, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Lena Headey does a stellar job taking over from Linda Hamilton as the mother of humanity’s survival, Thomas Dekker who plays a more subdued but equally headstrong John, than T2′s Edward Furlong. They are joined by the newly introduced Derek Reese (Kyle’s brother and John’s uncle), but it is Summer Glau who truly steals the show.

Utilising James Cameron’s original idea that Terminators should be infiltrators capable of blending in, over the show’s two seasons we saw Glau’s Cameron develop through her interactions with the Connors (or Baums as they are known to those they are hiding from, taking the name of Wizard of Oz author L. Frank). Whether it be socially when protecting John at school or learning the nuance of dance, Glau’s unique model of Terminator often blurred the boundaries between cyborg and human, and the gradual exploration of robotics and emotions was just one particular aspect of the show that deserved far more attention than it would be given.

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Six Short-Lived Sci-Fi Series That Deserve A Comic-Book Resurrection. Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles `2008 - 2009` Hollywood has been trying to reinvigorate the Terminator franchise for at least a decade, but while `Terminator 3 Rise Of The Machines` and `Terminator Salvation` did okay at the box office, they`ve achieved nowhere near the critical or popular success as James Cameron`s first two Terminator films. Even now, they are working on `Terminator 5` which may or may not be a prequel, but it remains to be seen if the new film can put the spark of life back into the flailing franchise. It`s doubly sad, then, that `Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles` defied all expectations by actually being really good, and expanding the fiction of the Terminator universe in interesting and unexpected way. So naturally, they killed it after two seasons. And on one hell of a cliffhanger, too, something fans would no-doubt love to see resolved. Instead we`re left with John Connor dumped into the war-ravaged future, face-to-face with the Kyle and Derek Reese --- who have never heard of any resistance leader named John Connor, We do know a little bit about how season three would have unfolded. creator Josh Friedman has said that John would have grown close to Allison Young, the woman who John`s female protector Terminator Cameron was modeled after, It would have explored how the resistance had been altered by the absence of John. A comic series would miss the talents of the show`s excellent cast, but it would still be great to see more of the story, If you`re an Amazon Prime member, both seasons of The Sarah Connor Chronicles are available for streaming.
 
 
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18  Cancelled TV Shows We can't forget: Bring Them Back!!!!!!!!

With the number of shows on television, it makes sense we lose more than we gain, right?

Some of the shows that have been canceled stick with us. Their loss causes us pain. We miss them. We hope for reunion movies and to find other people who might share our feelings. It fetches a tear to the eye at the thought we'll never see the characters we fell in love with and the stories they shared ever again.

9.  Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

The show propelled itself into the next episode each week with deep mystery, a fast pace and an incredible amount of detail matching the movie franchise.

Lena Headey before Cersei was still a force to be reckoned with and the rest of the cast was also superb;  Summer Glau, Garret Dillahunt, Shirley Manson, Busy Philips, Jonathan Jackson and more.

Thomas Dekker  became John Connor and the cliffhanger that thrust him into the future and the middle of the war made it absolute torture to witness the cancellation.

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10 TV Shows Cancelled Before Their Time 

10. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Capturing the dark grittiness of James Cameron's T2 while ignoring the train wreck that was T3, this show revisited the series' original hero - Sarah Connor - in her fight against the machines, protecting her son John who was destined to be the leader of the human resistance in the future war. The show debuted as a mid-season "filler" show in 2008 with only nine episodes (writers strike) in the first season. 

In spite of this-or perhaps because of it-The Sarah Connor Chronicles immediately gained a fanbase and scored in the top 50 ratings for its time slot with over 10 million viewers. Critical reception was positive and fan reception was favorable which locked in a second season.

With a full 22 episodes to produce, a broader, continuing story arc was introduced and more time was spent developing a teenage John's humanity, taking him through a series of young adult storylines (read: Teen angst) while simultaneously tackling the issue of cancer. These types of stories are necessary for character development: however, in the case of The Sarah Connor Chronicles the characters were not given a chance to develop. 

The second season did not fare as well as the first, pulling in only half of the viewers reported for season 1, and the Fox network announced the show would not be renewed for a third season - to the dismay of fans, the show ended on a cliff hanger and left many unresolved plot lines. Cancelled before its time, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was a bright spot in the Terminator story and deserves another chance  - and fans deserve a resolution to the cliff hanger. 

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