Top 5 TV Shows that ended earlier than expected.

Whether it’s due to cast politics, low ratings or bias broadcasters; a great deal of TV we loved has sadly been cancelled in their prime! We’re left with a graveyard of great TV shows that we wish hadn’t ended so soon.

Here are five top television shows that ended before their time:

1. Arrested Development

The popular comedy had gathered a large following that would vocally blame Fox for making a big mistake in cancelling their favourite show. The show followed the dysfunctional Bluth family, with laughs and tears a plenty this is a show that you probably wish you had caught while it was around. Lasting only three seasons, Arrested Development was another award winning show that got cut a little too early for our liking. It only lasted between 2003-2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Veronica Mars

Despite winning numerous awards Veronica Mars was cancelled in 2007 but in its short run managed to build up a large, and loyal, fan-base. Following the life of Veronica, a high school student/detective, the series follows her through the usual trials and tribulations of teenage life. But it also has a darker edge which gives this programme a serious and unique edge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It aired only for 3 years.

3. Fawlty Towers

Often considered the benchmark for British television comedy it is to this day loved classic as the seventies series Fawlty Towers, quickly became an all-time British performance but produced only 12 episodes. A usual British comedy set in a hotel run by the marvellous Basil Fawlty, his wife and a colourful cast of wacky, clumsy and often idiotic hotel staff. From the innocently useless Spanish waiter Manuel, to the pedantic and misanthropic hotel owner Basil played by John Cleese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. The Office

Starring comedian Ricky Gervais as David Brent, the manager of a paper company, the show followed the daily happenings of the office, and the staff, in a documentary style. Despite its life being cut short, The Office had still managed to work its charms on TV audiences around the world. It was so successful that an American, French, German and even a Chilean version of the show was commissioned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Father Ted

Set on the fictional Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland, the show follows Father Ted, the naive Father Dougal McGuire and the perennially drunk Father Jack Hackett.With only 25 episodes being aired, the humorous TV series was certainly one of the greatest TV comedy shows to ever come out of Ireland and certainly finished too soon! Unfortunately, the reason this programme ended before its time is due to tragic circumstances; Dermot Morgan, who played Father Ted, died of a heart attack just after the filming of the third series had ended.

Article publié pour la première fois le 02/10/2012

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