Live Poll: A Season or Less, What a Mess...

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These T.V. shows may have sounded like sure things, but they only lasted a season... or less. There are many reasons why a series can get cancelled; it doesn't always mean it's a terrible show. Which short lived series do you wish would've kept running?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048217625/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/uuU7S1NaOKg/

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When I was young I really enjoyed Man from Atlantis (1977–1978) with Patrick 'Bobby Ewing' Duffy.
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I still wanna see that show!  :D  I mean, Bobby Ewing plays a Aquaman?  What could go wrong?  ;)
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My choise Freaks and Geeks
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I was a bit of a fan of Flashforward, The Event and The Cape. I missed the first runs of Day Break and Persons Unknown, but they turned out decent in the context of being able to binge the whole seasons on a streaming service. I think several of these suffered from having elements similar those in Lost (for the Dharma-like adversaries perhaps) at the same time as being eclipsed by Lost and Fringe for that matter. Maybe if Abrams had worked on them, they would have succeeded. Then again, this was all around (right before, right during or right after) that time of the writers' strike, plus these series seemed overbudget, like spending too much for famous actors, location shoots and visual effects.
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FYC:
"Street Hawk" (1985)
"The Flash" (1990) - deeply influential, clearly cared much for source material and overall story, inspired the whole CW formula... And went down after one season because after a change of time slot views dropped dead. :( 
"Vengeance Unlimited" (1998)
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Manifest will have a second season.
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Thank you for letting me know!  Will remove it.
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It wont be back till 2020 and they will probably stick it in a crummy time slot.
:( :(
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'Some good series here. It's so weird that some, like "Firefly," "My So-Called Life," and "Freaks and Geeks," had such short runs. Good poll!

FYC:

Awake (2012)

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Thanks, added!

I know, I've never seen Freaks and Geeks but I always heard of it and assumed it was a hit or something.
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"I know, I've never seen Freaks and Geeks but I always heard of it and assumed it was a hit or something."

It only lasted 1 season, 18 episodes. It was cancelled after its 12th episode, and the remaining episodes were only released after a fan campaign demanded them. 

The series suffered from relatively low viewership (an average of 6.77 million viewers  per episode), but was loved by critics and was nominated for three Emmy Awards. It has since maintained a devoted fanbase, and it sells well on DVD releases.

Its failure to find a larger audience is in part blamed  on NBC' "erratic scheduling" of its episodes (entire months passing before another episode was released) , and placing it on poor time slots. For a while it was competing against the most popular game shows of ABC. 
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Almost human, of course
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A shame that Terra Nova is not on the list
https://m.imdb.com/title/tt1641349/?r...
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I forgot about that one.
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I liked that television series. It had a pretty good cast, decent characters, and several ongoing subplots concerning the motives and political affiliations of the characters. 
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Thank you all!
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Featured Poll!  Wow!!!