By Rachel Molina |Staff Writer|
T.V shows get cancelled all the time, but when it is a show that we have become invested in, it gets personal.
When a show we like gets cancelled too early we get angry, confused, and wonder how the show may have ultimately ended. While there are many shows that get the ax, there are some more popular than others.
FOX has a reputation of cancelling shows early on. The most recent show that FOX cancelled on Wednesday May 6 is “The Mindy Project,” due to low ratings.
“The Mindy Project,” a romantic comedy series, first aired in 2012 and starred Mindy Kaling (The Office) and Chris Messina.
Kaling’s character, Mindy Lahiri is a young Ob/Gyn doctor who tries to balance her personal and professional life in New York City.
In the series we see chemistry form between Mindy and her co-worker Danny Castellano (Messina) whom she first hated. Their relationship is always questionable as to what they really are; friends or something more.
The series ended in a cliff-hanger as we see Danny get on a plane to India to ask Mindy’s parents for their blessing to potentially marry her.
While this show lasted for 3 seasons, their are plenty of fans who have felt it ended too soon. However, there is hope that Hulu will pick up the series for a couple of more seasons.
The following shows are examples of devastating losses to NBC.
In 2002-2003, “Firefly” was a Sci-Fi Western that starred Nathan Fillion (Castle), Adam Baldwin (Chuck), and Summer Glau (Arrow).
The show followed a renegade crew 500 years into the future on the ragtag smuggling vessel Serenity while exploring unknown parts of the galaxy.
“Firefly” won an Emmy Award and only lasted 14 episodes while leaving many of its fans in denial.
“I was sad to see the show go, the director Joss Whedon did a good job with character development,” said student Josh Bonilla.
Due to its popular fan base, the film “Serenity” was released in 2005 to give the show closure and even lives on as a comic book series.
One show that made me sad when it got cancelled was “Go On.”
“Go On” aired from 2012-2013 and starred Mathew Perry from the hit show “Friends,” who lived his life as a sportscaster. After losing his wife, he attends a mandatory solace group where he confides in the members.
The show won the Prism, Huading, and Gracie Allen awards after one season and I believe it got cut way too soon.
In the year 1980, at McKinley High, if you didn’t fit in with the popular kids, you fit in with the “freaks” or “geeks.”
“Freaks and Geeks” was a popular show in 2000 that starred well-known actors like Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jason Segel. Some of the issues portrayed in the show were drugs, drinking, bullying and most of all acceptance.
“I always liked how this show showed a hidden side of high school. It showed the outcasts, like me, with their own set of problems and drama,” said student Elizabeth Esparza. It was cancelled after only 12 episodes even though while 18 were actually produced.
Our favorite cancelled shows will always have a place in our hearts and while there are many that got the cut too soon, these are only a few some CSUSB students just can’t get over.