4 Canceled TV Shows That Deserve A Second Chance

4 Canceled TV Shows That Deserve A Second Chance

Gone, but never forgotten.

I have a bone to pick with TV shows that get canceled. Canceled shows are — in a way — like being led on by a guy.

First, they reel you in with a nice pilot episode. Then, they sweet talk ya. They give you these characters with depth, they make you feel for them — and then BAM! They cancel the show because “they’re too busy,” or in this case “the ratings aren’t good enough.”

Point being: I’m sick of my favorite shows getting canceled. So, here’s a list of four of my personal favorites that I think deserve a second chance.

1. "Jane By Design"

If you were a fan of Hannah Montana growing up, you probably would’ve liked this show, too.

This old ABC Family (now known as Freeform) TV show followed the life of Jane Quimby, a teenager who gets offered the opportunity of a lifetime — working for the world-famous designer, Gray Chandler Murray.

There's only one problem... She only got the job because they thought she was an adult — not a high school student. Soon, Jane finds herself living two secret lives: one as a high school student, and another in high fashion.

2012 me was obsessed with this show! I'd kill to see another episode — or just to rewatch the first season again. I kind of forgot what happened; I just know I loved this show.

2. "Chasing Life"

Yet another great Freeform show canceled.

Aspiring journalist April Carver tried her best at her job at the Boston newspaper. She was always on her feet, constantly trying to impress her demanding editor. And just as things started to look up for her — work, home, and romance-wise — she finds out from her estranged uncle that she has leukemia.

Now if that doesn’t hook you like it hooked me, I don’t know what will.

3. "No Tomorrow"

Before the free-spirited Xavier Holliday came into Evie Covington’s life, she was a bored, middle-manager at a supply warehouse who rarely went out of her comfort zone. Hooked by his charm and dashing good looks, she goes along with his apocalyptic theory that “the world was ending,” and embarks on a bucket list of things to do before it does — which, according to him, was in eight months and twelve days.

Crazy, huh? I’ve never been so thankful to have accidentally found a show in my life, though.

(P.S. shout out to my fellow Washingtonians, 'cause this one is based in Seattle!)

4. "Girlboss"

Looking for a badass female protagonist who shows the world she's her own boss? This is the Netflix original for you.

Sophia Amoruso is both rebellious and broke — two things that tend to land her in a lot of trouble. After a breakthrough in the form of a vintage jacket she found at a thrift store and flipped for a shit ton of money on eBay, Sophia decides to build her own retail fashion empire. As her business continues to grow, she soon learns that being her own boss isn’t all it's cracked up to be.

Consider this article a little tribute to all the canceled TV shows that ended way too soon. Gone, but never forgotten — at least not by me. You all deserve a second chance.

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17 'Winnie The Pooh' Quotes To Remember When You're About To Have A Final Exam Panic Attack

"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day."


Stressed AF about finals?

Let Pooh take the wheel:

1. "You're braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think." 

2. "Think it over, think it under." 

3. "Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." 

4. "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." 

5. "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"

6.  "Think, think, think." 

7. "The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually." 

8. "Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be." 

9. "To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks." 

10. "Home is the comfiest place to be." 

11. "So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing introductions, and get on with the book." 

12. "I must go forward to where I have never been instead of backwards where I have." 

13. "One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries." 

14. "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved." 

15. "It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine." 

16. "Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."

17. My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places."

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5 Songs to Add to Your Playlist This Month

Spring into finals week (and the summer) by "cleaning up" your playlist


Here are some fun, fresh new tracks to check out as you finish out the rest of the school year and help you get out of your "music comfort zone!"

“Patience” by Tame Impala 

Genre: Electronic/Alternative

Tame Impala FINALLY released new music (!!), and this track is absolutely stunning. With frontrunner Kevin Parker staying on brand with the band's psychedelic, seemingly ethereal style, it sounds like a combination of 70s soft rock and waves of modern-day electronica, with Parker's voice drifting in and out in a kind of otherworldly, mellowed-out manner.

“Harmony Hall” by Vampire Weekend 

Genre: Alternative/Indie Pop

Vampire Weekend is also releasing an album, entitled "Father of the Bride", on May 3rd. From the looks of it, this track relates to the theme of marriage/weddings present in the album's title, and it is a fun, upbeat song that I have been listening to a lot in the morning as I'm getting ready for class! Ezra Koenig's voice is so unique and can cover a broad range, and I highly recommend listening to some of the band's other work as well ("Step" from their 2013 release "Modern Vampires of the City" is one of my all-time favorite songs!).

“Ready to Let Go” by Cage the Elephant 

Genre: Alternative/Alternative Rock

So many great artists are (finally) releasing new albums this year, and Cage the Elephant falls into this category. This track is an absolute banger and doesn't stray much from the band's style in that it includes a lot of loud guitar and dynamic vocals. Like Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant has been around since the early 2000s, and I highly recommend checking out some of their earlier work as well (big fan of their most recent album, actually!)

“Apple Orchard” by Beach House 

Genre: Indie/Electronic

Beach House is one of my favorite bands of all time, as I find a kind of an ethereal, beautiful sadness in the dreamy style of instrumentalist Alex Scally and lucid vocals of singer Victoria Legrand. This track is from their 2006 self-titled debut and is probably one of my favorite songs they've ever released. The lyrics are poetic and perfect for the post-finals enjoyment of spring weather, in that they preach relaxation and restfulness, and the song's electronic rhythms echo the essence of spring as well. If you like this song, then I highly recommend checking out the band's other albums as well (Depression Cherry is one of my favorite albums of all time).

“April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel 

Genre: 60s Pop

No spring playlist is complete without a little Simon & Garfunkel! This song is a classic, its timeless, poetic lyrics capturing the epitome of the coming of spring and all its glory. In fact, I consider the entire album (entitled Sound of Silence) to be perfect for the pleasantness and feelings of renewal/natural revitalization associated with the coming months, so be sure to give it a listen if you haven't heard it before!

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