Geek Week: Great But Canceled Geek Shows

As SideReel's Geek Week continues, we're taking a look at our favorite geeks on TV, but we can't skip over our favorite geeks in front of the TV!

Ah yes, the honorable geek viewers who can be credited for many a wonderfully geeky show staying alive. But sadly, as for any group of TV fans, these viewers have had their losses as well.

So let's take a moment to honor some of the great but canceled geeky shows of our time!



Freaks and Geeks

Arrested Development

Battlestar Galactica (1978)

V: The Series


Push, Nevada

Jake 2.0

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Having only recently begun my geek TV education, I figured it best to leave you to check out the full list and explanations from

Top 10 Most Tragic Geek TV Show Cancellations

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Oct 1, 2008 3:08AM EDT

Awww....Jake 2.0 was adorable. In fact, I'm surprised that more comparisons haven't been made between that and Chuck, of which I just realized there are quite a few similarities in premise...Also wanted to make a shoutout to Wonderfalls...another canceled too soon adorable little series whose main character definitely could be classified as a geek.

Default avatar cat
Oct 1, 2008 5:14PM EDT

You know, I loved buffy to bits...but I don't feel like it was canceled so much as finished. It only had so far to go and it went there - for seven seasons. And it ended quite satisfactorily. But yes, Firefly and Freaks and Geeks do feel like a blow. Hmm...yep. As well as Wonderfalls - I'll give you that one.

Default avatar cat
Oct 2, 2008 8:29AM EDT

I mourn the loss of Joss Whedon's anything. . .
R.I.P Buffy And The Scooby GangMay they forever be immortalized in Graphic Novel.

Default avatar cat
Oct 2, 2008 11:06AM EDT

Fire Fly and Arrested Development! Why oh why were they cancelled! They were sooooo good! :DT.V execs should respect all us geeks out there and let us have our shows!

Default avatar cat
Oct 2, 2008 11:47PM EDT

I really am one of the biggest Sci-Fi geeks on this site probably, and I was the biggest V fan, thanks in large part to Mark Singer, whether the series or the mini-series. Firefly was one of the best series I've ever was so innovative. I can't wait for Dollhouse.
I think you could add Invasion to the list. the last 3-4 episodes weren't very good since they were just wrapping everything up. Had they been given time to play the show out, i think the ending would have been better. But, I was really scared about those under water-lit bodies. Creepy!

Default avatar cat
Oct 4, 2008 3:46AM EDT

FireFly was a good series but made an even better movie. I would like to see another one. I did not watch Buffy for the first 3 seasons because from the commercials and the stupid looking monsters. I thought it was stupid. But it came on after one other show I watched at one time, and it would play in the back ground till I got around to changing the channel. I started watching it by accident. It was the magnificent Writing and Drama. That ended up turning me into a Buffy Fanatic. One More I would like to add to this list is Dead Like Me. Love that show. You can't just watch one episode and get it. Watching a girl learn how to live life and love her family. Only after she dies. It hurt to watch it end. The dead like me movie is coming out next year

Default avatar cat
Oct 4, 2008 9:31AM EDT

Buffy wasn't cancelled, it was not renewed by Fox, went to UPN and then after a few seasons Joss Whedon and Sarah Michelle Gellar decided it was finished, not cancelled!!!

Oct 18, 2008 6:26PM EDT

Aw, I loved "Arrested Development". It's funny, 'cause now I'm constantly seeing actors from that show in many movies (ex. "Hancock", "Juno", "Tropic Thunder", etc.).

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