The Top 5 Best TV Shows That Were Cancelled Much Too Soon

News broke earlier this week that Tacoma FD, a fan-favorite comedy series on TruTV, was being cancelled. This news came as a shock to fans who fell in love with the sitcom over its four-season run. Of course, this isn't the first time that the plug was prematurely pulled on a popular and critically-beloved TV show. Let's reopen some old wounds and look at the best (in my opinion) shows that were cancelled far too soon. There's few feelings in life more disappointing than finding a new show, getting invested in its storylines and rallying behind your favorite characters, only to find out that the show was cancelled before the narrative could naturally come to a climactic and satisfying conclusion. It's a common frustration shared amongst avid television junkies like myself. But of course the inverse of that problem is quite prevalent as well, where some TV shows going on much, much longer than they rightfully should. Shows like The Office and The Walking Dead fell victim to this issue, with both series running out of creative steam in the later seasons. You'd be hard-pressed to find an Office fan whose favorite episode was post-Michael Scott. And even Jeffrey Dean Morgan's magnetic performance as Negan couldn't keep TWD from stagnating as hard as it did in later seasons. But as tough as it is to fall out of love with a show whose bloom has fallen off the rose, it's a far more crushing blow for genuinely great TV programs to get clipped before they even have a chance to blossom. My heart goes out to Tacoma FD fans, as I know that empty feeling all too well. Here are five high quality shows that I think got cancelled too soon. And if any TV executives are reading this right now, know that I mean all disrespect.

More TV