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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...

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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.

 

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

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I don't get it how can there not be a season 2 of the secret circle???!!!

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Just started watching this show and can't believe it got cancelled. The characters are awesome. I like the story. Yes there are some plot holes but so did the Vampire Diaries!!!!! Ugh can't believe they renewed 90210 and Gossip Girl over this show. Its so sad :( and now there definitely is no hope for season 2 because Plec is making a vamp diaries spim off with the originals. Eck. Won't watch that. Anywah I hope there would have been a season 2 but oh well.

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I just really don't understand, why TSC cannot be back. All the petitions, all the polls, all the ratings show the interest in it. can't the CW get that it was a great show and now people will definitely watch it? I really miss it. Hope they'll change their minds

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I'm soooooo gutted about the secret circle, actually love this show so much i looked forward to it every week and really wanted to see what happened next! please bring it back! and i think you should release the dvd of season 1 because i know for a fact i would buy it and so would many other fans!

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This is total b.s.!!!!Finally a awesome witch show drama that EVERYONE could follow....young and old!!!!I am soooo pissed!!!!I really am tired of these network executives taking away our cool shows!!!I mean there was Buffy,Angel,and now the secret circle!!!I love grimm to!!Is that next????Just had to vent!!Thanks peeps:)

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I can't believe they would cancel The Secret Circle! Atleast this show got a higher rate at some point! The other shows probably did too, but the finale in this one was so huge that they should of atleast did one more season and atleast answer our questions!!!!!!!!! All or mos of the other shows didn't have as good as a finale! In fact I didn't like any of the other shows except for Firefly and I say out of all of them they should bring back tsc!!!!!!!! Pleasssssse bring it back or I will die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't live without it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Please dont take ringer from the ones like me who like shows that make you use your brain. I'm tired of all these mindless sex shows. I mean really it wont kill any one out there to use their brains instead of their hormones. I never leave these comments, ever, but I loved ringer it was the best show since flashforward and that one was taken from us as well. Please keep a show on air for the ones who dont enjoy all the teenage sex drama shows

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PLEASE BRING BACK RINGER....BEST SHOW IN YEARS TO TV.....WHY DO THEY DO THIS PUT A SHOW ON SUCK US IN AND TAKE IT WITHOUT ANY THOUGHT TO WHAT OTHERS WANT..THEY DID THE SAME TO CHARLIES ANGELS...

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I think Ringer was an awesome show that brought different type of story to tv instead of alot of boring shows out there today. I was on the edge of my seat every week watching this show,and I never missed one show every week. After the last show I was really hoping for it to return on friday night since all there is now is only really one good show. I wish for fridays they would line up supernatural,grimm,and ringer that would be action packed night. There was so many twists in Ringer it had you guessing constantly,and all the cast did an awesome job.

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Ringer was the best and I miss it so much! Please bring it back! The show can't just end like that!? We are not done with Ringer yet!

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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.

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