One Season Wondering: What Could Have Been...

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It is a story of love and loss. You watched a show and you fell in love, only to have some faceless network executive pull the plug on it and break your heart.

We've all been there. Perhaps you cried, threw things at your TV or drowned your sorrows in a pint of Rocky Road. Television is a harsh business, but we can mourn the loss together and help one another through the hard times.

This list could easily be doubled, maybe tripled - but let's take a look at a few one season wonders we still wish were on the air...


The Secret Circle - CW (2011-2012) - The Circle had a bit of a slow start but seemed to pick up steam during the last half of the season. So when word came down after a great season finale that there would be no Season 2, diehards were blindsided. Did you think the witches of Chance Harbor deserved a second chance?

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Terriers - FX (2010) - The odd title and end of summer start probably didn't help this unique Shawn Ryan bromance/crime drama but those who saw it loved it. Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James had fantastic chemistry. The boys screwed up more than they won and their love lives were a mess. But two years later fans are still begging for more.

Freaks and Geeks - NBC (1999-2000) - Just look at the cast:. Jason Segel, Seth Rogan, Busy Philipps, James Franco, and oh, did we forget to mention executive producer Judd Apatow? Not even this much talent and an awesome '80s soundtrack was enough to keep this cult classic on the air.

My So-Called Life - ABC (1994) - This was the show that sent Claire Danes on her way to stardom. It's a bit sad that TV's version of teen angst now looks more like Gossip Girl and 90210.

Firefly - FOX (2002) - Ten years ago Firefly couldn't find an audience. A decade after this sci-fi/western's demise there's a movie, comic books, DVD sales and a sold out Comic Con panel celebrating its existence. I first watched the series in 2009 and fell completely in love with it. No one can deny that it deserved a much longer run than it got, but its one season has catapulted the show into a cult mega hit.

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Over There - FX (2005) - The first show to look at America's military involvement in Iraq was a solid drama that deserved more than its one short season. Unfortunately, the show was over long before the war itself ended, and even the talented Steven Bochco couldn't bring us more of the stories from over there.

Moonlight - CBS (2007) - Sometimes timing is everything and Moonlight's was just a little too early. When the Twilight craze hit about a year later, this fun vampire thriller could have rode that wave. Instead star Alex O'Loughlin was sent to the Pacific to ride waves of a different sort on the same network's hit Hawaii Five-0.

Rubicon - AMC (2010) - It wasn't exactly action-packed, but James Badge Dale gave a winning, quiet performance in a conspiracy thriller that was finding its way just as soon as season one concluded.

Ringer - CW (2011-2012) - Sarah Michelle Gellar returned to network TV as twin sisters Bridget and Siobhan. This mystery/drama was huge fun when it worked but got muddled down in its own confusing plot midway through. The entertaining finale reminded viewers how good it could be but, alas, it was too late to save this unique, campy show.

Now it's your turn. Make your choice from above and then tell us about the one season wonder you wish was back on TV.

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😭 bring it backkk ! 😩 why they took it off in the first place😐 i keep watching it over and over on netflix hoping it will come back 😩💯😔 #bringbackTsc💯


Bring Back "Secret Circle" !


I just discovered this show a few days ago and I was hooked instantly. I raved about it to all my friends and my family only to be told that it was cancelled?! I swear my heart broke after the cliffy of the season finale and that I learned that I would never find out what happens next. This show NEEDS to come back on! -sobs-

@ Tina

Y want they come back on everybody wants it on they can cancel all that other stuff really people enjoy that tv show we need season 2 please can y'all have it come back on I've been crying for this and now I'm finning out that it don't come back on anymore come in we can do better than that.


I seriously beg for this show to be Back i keep watching it over and over on netflix waiting for it to come Back please I LOVE this show we want season 2!!!!!


That is s*** come on bring it back please it's the only drama show that was actually good I fell in love with the secrete circle!!!!!brin it back.


I'm polish. POLAND LOVE THE SECRET CIRCLE !!!! WHEN 2 season ? !!!!!


Man come on bring secret circle back


you guys have to bring back the show....its sooo awesome...many fans are looking forward...i cant believe how did u do this to us...cant u understand that WE CANT LIVE WITHOUT IT....please....@tina is right...they did the same to charlies angels....its not late for it....PLEASE DO SOMETHING!!!


I really wish that The Secret Circle was back on the air. I have read all six books. I head the first three before I knew about the show and then I re-read them right before the show came out. I really wanted to know what was going to happen between Adam and Cassie since Blackwell used that spell and a fake curse to break them up. I really miss this show and I am re-watching the first season right now.


pls bring the secret cirle back.. i really love this show...

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Lauren: Why is Will Travers so mopey?
Miles: He's not mopey, it's just introspective.
Lauren: He walks around like his favorite cat just died.
Miles: Try wife and child. Try 9/11.

The biggest joke is that our business is to tell people what to think - and the truth is, I have no idea what to think anymore.