23 TV Shows That Got Canceled Way Too Soon

23 TV Shows That Got Canceled Way Too Soon

Because we deserved some closure too.

There isn't much that is comparable to when you're favorite television show is suddenly canceled. I still stay up at night sometimes wondering what happened to these characters...

1. Freaks and Geeks (1999- 2000)

Although it's single season is nothing short of perfect, who wouldn't take a million more seasons of Jud Apatow and Paul Feig's coming-of-age classic?

Starring: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, Becky Ann Baker, Martin Starr, Jason Segel, Busy Phillips, and Seth Rogen.

Streaming: Netflix, Amazon, iTunes

2. Maybe It's Me (2001-2002)

Literally, no one knows what I'm talking about when I bring up this one. Another one season, coming-of-age show about 15-year-old Molly and her huge crazy family.

Starring: Julia Sweeney, Reagan Dale Neis, Dabbs Greer, Fred Willard, and Ellen Albertini Dow.

Streaming: YouTube

3. My Name Is Earl (2005-2009)

Earl is just your average Piece of Sh*t, trying to right his past wrongs. While this show got four seasons, they didn't give us an ending and we deserved one!

Starring: Nadine Velazquez, Eddie Steeples, Ethan Suplee, Jason Lee, and Jaime Pressly.

Streaming: Amazon, iTunes, YouTube

4. Party Down (2009-2010)

Party Down follows a Los Angeles catering company full of trying-to-make-it actors and writers for employees. This show had an incredible cast but unfortunately had a hard time finding its audience and sadly got canceled after two seasons.

Starring: Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen, Martin Starr, Lizzy Caplan, Megan Mullaly, and Jane Lynch.

Streaming: Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, YouTube

5. Happy Endings (2011-2013)

With a hilarious ensemble cast, this Chicago-set sitcom about friends without boundaries is full of laughs and you even have three whole seasons to binge.

Starring: Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, Casey Wilson, and Damon Wayans Jr.

Streaming: Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, iTunes

6. Suburgatory (2011-2014)

Suburgatory follows Tessa, a teenager whose father has just forced her to move to suburban Connecticut from Manhattan.

Starring: Jane Levy, Jeremy Sisto, Carly Chaikin, Allie Grant, Alan Tudyk, Chris Parnell, Sheryl Hines, and Ana Gasteyer.

Streaming: YouTube, Amazon

7. The Real O'Neal's (2016-2017)

This one follows Kenny O'Neal, and his journey to come out to his Irish Catholic family.

Starring: Jay R. Ferguson, Noah Galvin, Matt Shively, Bebe Wood, Mary Hollis Inboden, Matt Oberg, and Martha Plimpton.

Streaming: YouTube, Amazon

8. Don't Trust the B--- in Apartment 23 (2012-2013)

Chloe is a New York party girl--who is actually the worst and enjoys stirring up a lot of shit for her smalltown roommate June, and her best friend James Van Der Beek, Dawson's Creek star.

Starring: Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Michael Blaiklock, Ray Ford, Liza Lapira, Eric André, and James Van Der Beek.

Streaming: YouTube, Amazon, iTunes

9. The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015-2016)

This autobiographical sitcom follows comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife as they try to navigate life and raise their five kids in a two-bedroom New York City apartment.

Starring: Jim Gaffigan, Ashley Williams, Adam Goldberg, Tongayi Chirisa, Vanessa Aspillaga, and Michael Ian Black.

Streaming: YouTube, Amazon, iTunes

10. Playing House (2014-2017)

Playing House follows childhood best friends Maggie and Emma, who are about to embark on raising Maggie's new baby together.

Starring: Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair, Brad Morris, Lindsay Sloane, Zach Woods, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Streaming: YouTube, Amazon, iTunes

11. Undeclared (2001-2003)

Judd Apatow and Paul Feig's next project after Freaks and Geeks. Undeclared follows Steve and his friends as they embark on their freshman year of college.

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam, Monica Keena, Timm Sharp, Jenna Fischer, Samm Levine, Busy Phillips, Kevin Hart, Fred Willard, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, Loudon Wainwright III, and Amy Poehler.

Streaming: YouTube, Amazon

12. My So-Called Life (1994-1995)

The angsty trials and tribulations of 15-year-old Angela Chase.

Starring: Claire Danes, Jared Leto, and Bess Armstrong.

Streaming: Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, iTunes

13. Firefly (2002-2003)

Set five hundred years in the future, this cult classic had such a following that the outpour of support when the show was canceled led to the film Serenity (2005) was made to tie up loose ends.

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and Ron Glass.

Streaming: YouTube, Amazon, iTunes

14. Grounded for Life (2001-2005)

Sean and Claudia are just your average 30-something Staten Island Irish Catholic parents dealing with their three kids and Sean's equally immature brother and father.

Starring: Donal Logue, Megyn Price, Kevin Corrigan, and Richard Riehle.

Streaming: Amazon

15. Dollhouse (2009-2010)

A futuristic laboratory erases the memories of troubled youth and gives them new identities and gives them shady assignments in this sci-fi, female-driven series.

Starring: Eliza Dushku, and Harry Lennix.

Streaming: Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, iTunes

16. Pushing Daisies (2007-2009)

A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with a little help.

Starring: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Jim Dale, Ellen Greene, Swoosie Kurtz, Field Cate, Sy Richardson, and Kristin Chenoweth.

Streaming: YouTube, Amazon, iTunes

17. Better Off Ted (2009-2010)

Ted is a manager at a scientific company who's having a very hard time keeping control of his scientists under the pressure of his shrewd boss.

Starring: Jay Harrington, Andrea Anders, Jonathan Slavin, Malcolm Barrett, Isabella Acres, and Portia de Rossi.

Streaming: Hulu, Amazon, iTunes

18. Dead Like Me (2003-2004)

After being killed a freak accident, a young woman becomes a grim reaper.

Starring: Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy, Cynthia Stevenson, Britt McKillip, Laura Harris, Christine Willes, and Mandy Patinkin.

Streaming: Hulu, Amazon, iTunes

19. Sense8 (2015-2018)

A diverse group of people around the world is suddenly linked mentally and now must survive while hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world's order. Upon being canceled, this sci-fi Netflix Original series had such an uproar from fans that Netflix is making a Sense8 movie to tie up loose ends.

Starring: Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Brian J. Smith, Freema Agyeman, Alfonso Herrera, Terrence Mann, Daryl Hanna, and Naveen Andrews.

Streaming: Netflix

20. Sweet/Vicious (2016-2017)

Hell-bent on bringing justice to those who get away with abuse on their college campus, Jules and Ophelia take on double lives as wannabe vigilantes.

Starring: Eliza Bennett, Taylor Dearden, Brandon Mycal Smith, Nick Fink, Lindsay Chambers, Dylan McTee, and Aisha Dee.

Streaming: MTV App, YouTube, Amazon, iTunes

21. Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009)

Bret and Jemaine are Flight of the Conchords, a folk-rock band from New Zealand living in New York City in search of stardom.

Starring: Jemaine Clemet, and Bret McKenzie.

Streaming: HBO Go, HBO Now, iTunes, Amazon, YouTube

22. The Get Down (2016-2017)

This 70s era musical series followed a ragtag group of kids running wild through the Bronx and pursue their passions--and the music is killer too! Another Netflix Original canceled way before its time; unfortunately no sign of any movie to wrap things up for this one.

Starring: Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Skylan Brooks, Tremaine Brown Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Jaden Smith, Kevin Corrigan, and Jimmy Smits.

Streaming: Netflix

23. Veronica Mars (2004-2007)

After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune, California. The last episode was filmed before the production got news of their cancellation, which was met with angry pitchforks from fans. A few years later, the show's creator Rob Thomas and the stars created a little Kickstarter video, and the Veronica Mars movie (2014) became the first major motion picture to be crowdfunded.

Starring: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Teddy Dunn, Michael Muhney, Tina Majorino, Amanda Seyfried, and Enrico Colantoni.

Streaming: iTunes, YouTube, Amazon

Cover Image Credit: Pexels

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."

Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."

3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."

4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.

"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.

“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.

Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."

25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.

"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.

"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."

30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.

"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"

32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."

34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."

35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

Cover Image Credit: Hollywood Reporter

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The Zodiac Signs As Bath And Body Works Scents

Just in case you want to know what scent you are!

Bath and Body Works fans could be considered to be part of a cult. The scents draw you in as if calling your name, if you ever
wondered what your scent should be based on your zodiac sign, here it is!

Aries: Country Apple

The rather impulsive Aries takes their time picking and choosing the scents from Bath and Body Works. The soothing scent of a fresh apple orchard is just what they need on a daily basis to keep up with their shenanigans.

Taurus: Japanese Cherry Blossom

The personality of a Taurus is stubborn, or what I like to say, is stuck in their ways. When they first discovered this scent in middle school, this was it. This is the only scent you will find anywhere around a Taurus.

Libra: Pink Chiffon

Pink Chiffon is another cult classic. This best selling scent went out of style for a hot second but is back and bigger than ever.

Leo: Thousand Wishes

Thousand Wishes is a purr-fect scent for a Leo. The light scent adornes the wearer just the right amount to get the desired reaction from those around them.

Aquarius: Be Enchanted

The rather cold personality of an Aquarius is counteracted by the loving scent of Be Enchanted. The scent is just enough tenderness for the wearer to be relaxed.

Gemini: Moonlight Path

Gemini's constantly change their favorite scent and are in and out of the store almost weekly to by new lotions, candles, and body washes. You will never see a full empty bottle of anything, however, Moonlight Path is the scent they keep coming back to again and again.

Virgo: Sea Island Cotton

The clean personality of a Virgo must be matched with the clean scent of Sea Island Cotton.

Capricorn: Cucumber Melon

Another clean scent of Cucumber Melon is the exact thing a Capricorn needs. The balance and calming scents are what make this scent so attractive to a Capricorn.

Scorpio: Paris Amour

The light scent is what you would expect from an extreme sign like a Scorpio. The scent lightly washes over the wearer in almost a cloud that

Sagittarius: Cashmere Glow

Cashmere Glow is a perfect scent for the winter sign. The vanilla and golden peach scent is just the mixture that creates the perfect accessory in the chilly months.

Pisces: Warm Vanilla Sugar

This lovely scent accentuates the lovely personality of a Pisces. They can never get enough of this scent so they just keep buying and buying until they have a full stockpile.

Cancer: Velvet Sugar

Velvet Sugar is the perfect blend of red velvet and strawberries and a Cancer is always changing their mind. The wearer can tell if it is a more red velvet or strawberry kind of day, and that is the balance that they need in their lives.

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