The month of May was a brutal one for TV fans, as more than a dozen series — both rookies and veterans alike — got a visit from the Grim Reaper.
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And though we mean no disrespect to shows like Life in Pieces and Speechless (which got the ax after multiple seasons), we’re still mourning the one-and-done series like The Passage and The Kids Are Alright, both of which got cancelled despite their massive potential.
Of course, the TV landscape is littered with long-gone one-hit wonders — the delightful series that, for one reason or another, failed to score a Season 2 renewal. As the dust from May Sweeps and Upfronts clears, we’re not only looking back on this season’s gone-too-soon gems, but dozens of others that captured our hearts in decades past.
From recent series like Pitch and The Mayor, to old-school classics like Freaks and Geeks and My So-Called Life, our photo gallery honors 48 series that left our TV screens far too soon. (At least they’re all in excellent company!)
Scroll through the attached gallery — or click here for direct access — to see the one-hit wonders we still miss, then drop a comment with the cancelled shows that would make your list.