TV Shows (2000-Present) that Died Too Soon...

by bubb1964 | created - 21 Aug 2017 | updated - 06 Dec 2018 | Public

Some of these shows got two, even three seasons, but all were great and now they'll eventually be hard to find. Dammit!

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1. 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)

60 min | Crime, Drama

The lives and work of the staff of a New York City courthouse.

Stars: Joseph Lyle Taylor, Manny Perez, Phyllis Newman, Paula Devicq

Votes: 150

2. Alpha House (2013–2014)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Drama

Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties -- all with a sense of humor.

Stars: John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy, Mark Consuelos

Votes: 4,076

3. Andy Richter Controls the Universe (2002–2003)

30 min | Comedy

Andy is a short story writer, who makes his living by working at a huge faceless company in present day Chicago, writing Technical Manuals. In his active, fertile, writer's imagination, we ... See full summary »

Stars: Andy Richter, Paget Brewster, Irene Molloy, Jonathan Slavin

Votes: 1,525

4. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 261,937

5. Ben and Kate (2012–2013)

22 min | Comedy

A free-spirited young guy moves in with his type-A, tightly wound sister under the guise of being his niece's nanny.

Stars: Dakota Johnson, Nat Faxon, Lucy Punch, Maggie Elizabeth Jones

Votes: 4,917

6. Blunt Talk (2015– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

A British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Adrian Scarborough, Timm Sharp, Dolly Wells

Votes: 3,988

7. Boss (2011–2012)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama

Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen, Hannah Ware, Jeff Hephner

Votes: 16,596

8. BrainDead (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A government employee discovers that the cause of the tensions between the two political parties is a race of extraterrestrial insects eating the brains of the politicians.

Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 9,469

9. The Break with Michelle Wolf (2018– )

TV-MA | Comedy

Comedian Michelle Wolf riffs on the latest topics and trends of the day.

Stars: Michelle Wolf, D.J. Jer-z, Michael Hartney, Evan Kaufman

Votes: 1,737

10. Breaking News (2002– )

60 min | Drama

The story of the news team at I24, a 24-hour cable news network. Bill Dunne is the anchor of the network's flagship news hour. He joined by Janet LeClaire, an attractive blonde who assumes ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Matheson, Scott Bairstow, Myndy Crist, Vincent Gale

Votes: 33

11. The Brink (2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the chaos of a geopolitical crisis.

Stars: Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber, Aasif Mandvi

Votes: 12,543

12. Deadline (2000–2001)

60 min | Drama

Oliver Platt plays Wallace Benton, a journalist for a New York tabloid magazine called the NY Ledger. He works along side his soon to be ex-wife, and various other people, using his ... See full summary »

Stars: Oliver Platt, Damon Gupton, Bebe Neuwirth, Lili Taylor

Votes: 97

13. Difficult People (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Life is really tough for Julie and Billy, two 30-something aspiring comics living and working in New York City. While their friends and acquaintances move on to find success and love, they ... See full summary »

Stars: Julie Klausner, Billy Eichner, James Urbaniak, Andrea Martin

Votes: 3,043

14. Dirty Sexy Money (2007–2009)

45 min | Drama

A lawyer is forced to take care of one of New York City's wealthiest families.

Stars: Peter Krause, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Natalie Zea

Votes: 11,241

15. The Deuce (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.

Stars: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Margarita Levieva

Votes: 21,011

16. The Education of Max Bickford (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama

A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.

Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Ian Goldberg, Katee Sackhoff

Votes: 226

17. Fairly Legal (2011–2012)

TV-PG | 41 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman, who quit being an attorney at her father's law firm to become a mediator, copes after her father's death.

Stars: Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams, Baron Vaughn

Votes: 7,739

18. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 121,545

19. The Grinder (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Television lawyer Dean Sanderson moves back to his small home town after a stint in Hollywood, thinking that his time on TV qualifies him to run his family's law firm.

Stars: Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Hana Hayes

Votes: 6,591

20. The Jeselnik Offensive (2013– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV, Talk-Show

Anthony Jeselnik has celebrity guests on his show, where they talk about political topics in their own way. And of course, Anthony Jeselnik acts offensive.

Stars: Anthony Jeselnik, T.J. Miller, Doug Benson, Kumail Nanjiani

Votes: 1,282

21. The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Joel McHale, the snarky star of Community (2009), ridicules the silliest moments reality television, internet videos and TV from around the world have to offer. Each episode also features celebrity guests and a couple of sketches.

Stars: Joel McHale, Paul Feig, Brad Stevens, Dominic DeLeo

Votes: 1,890

22. LA to Vegas (2018)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

An ensemble workplace comedy about a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world, set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, who all... See full summary »

Stars: Kim Matula, Ed Weeks, Peter Stormare, Nathan Lee Graham

Votes: 4,161

23. Limitless (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An average twenty-eight-year-old man who gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain's capabilities is hired by the F.B.I. as a consultant.

Stars: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 58,130

24. Men of a Certain Age (2009–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

A group of college buddies in the throes of middle age keep their friendship going long after they've graduated.

Stars: Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, Andre Braugher, LisaGay Hamilton

Votes: 3,928

25. The Mick (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A hard-living aunt is forced to take care of her wealthy sister's spoiled kids after the mom flees the country to avoid criminal charges.

Stars: Kaitlin Olson, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Thomas Barbusca, Carla Jimenez

Votes: 12,534

26. The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman (2006–2007)

Comedy

This hilarious comedy follows the misadventures of two disenchanted friends who are trying to chart a wayward course through the shark-infested waters of L.A. Ten-plus years after ... See full summary »

Stars: Laura Kightlinger, Nicholle Tom, Azura Skye, Patrick Bristow

Votes: 369

27. M.V.P. (2008– )

40 min | Drama

The Mustangs are a Canadian professional ice-hockey team. Trevor Lemonde, its young new star player, just moved from the country. His cynical roommate Damon Trebuchet is all but such a ... See full summary »

Stars: Kristin Booth, Lucas Bryant, Dillon Casey, Natalie Krill

Votes: 447

28. My Boys (2006–2010)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

A female sports columnist in Chicago deals with the men in her life including her brother, her best friend and a sportswriter for a rival publication.

Stars: Jordana Spiro, Kyle Howard, Reid Scott, Michael Bunin

Votes: 4,598

29. The New Normal (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

A single mother's life after she accepts the offer to be a surrogate mother for a gay couple.

Stars: Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells, Georgia King, Bebe Wood

Votes: 10,643

30. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

A late night satirical talk show hosted by Larry Wilmore.

Stars: Larry Wilmore, Mike Yard, Rory Albanese, Holly Walker

Votes: 2,785

31. Party Down (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

A group of actors move to Los Angeles to make it big, but end up working as caterers.

Stars: Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen, Martin Starr

Votes: 26,233

32. The Path (2016–2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

A man who converts to a controversial following suffers from a crisis of faith.

Stars: Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Emma Greenwell, Kyle Allen

Votes: 7,825

33. Popular (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 5,813

34. The Riches (2007–2008)

45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A family of crooks assume the identity of an upper-middle-class suburban clan in the Deep South.

Stars: Eddie Izzard, Minnie Driver, Shannon Woodward, Noel Fisher

Votes: 7,785

35. Sports Show with Norm Macdonald (2011– )

30 min | Comedy, News, Sport

There's a new Norm in sports. Funnyman Norm Macdonald returns to the desk to give you an update on the week's dropped passes, foul balls and unnecessary roughness--and that's just what ... See full summary »

Stars: Norm MacDonald, Kyle Mooney, Linda Wang, Ying Tao

Votes: 562

36. That's Life (2000–2002)

60 min | Drama, Comedy

Lydia DeLucca is a New Jersey bartender who wants more out of her life than just marriage and kids. So she breaks off her engagement, and heads to college. This doesn't make her ... See full summary »

Stars: Heather Dubrow, Ellen Burstyn, Kevin Dillon, Paul Sorvino

Votes: 374

37. The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Opening monologues, sketches, celebrity interviews, and musical performances are commonly featured.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jerry Vivino, Jimmy Vivino

Votes: 7,337

38. Traffic Light (2011)

30 min | Comedy

A comedy about how friendships and romances both enhance and complicate our lives, which centers on three longtime friends and their attempts to navigate the demands of their relationships.

Stars: David Denman, Nelson Franklin, Kris Marshall, Liza Lapira

Votes: 1,987

39. Undeclared (2001–2003)

22 min | Comedy

College freshman Steve Karp, his girlfriend and their fellow dormmates embark on one the greatest experiences of their lives. Unfortunately for Steve, his lonely and recently divorced father is tagging along for the ride.

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Carla Gallo, Charlie Hunnam, Monica Keena

Votes: 15,897

40. Watching Ellie (2002–2003)

30 min | Comedy

A single woman, Ellie Riggs, tries to navigate her way through the Los Angeles music scene and her own messy personal life. Told in real time, each episode is a linear 22-minute slice of Ellie's life.

Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Darren Boyd, Steve Carell, Lauren Bowles

Votes: 258



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