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    Here Are 37 TV Shows People Wish Had Lasted Longer

    "I refuse to watch the last episode because, to me, it can’t end if I don’t watch it."

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which TV series should've lasted longer. Here are some of the best responses:

    1. Timeless (2016–2018)

    NBC

    "The series told amazing stories from history and frequently highlighted the contributions of women and minorities that weren't particularly well-known. I’m so disappointed that it was canceled, but at least they are doing a wrap-up movie! I need to know if they get Rufus back!"

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    2. Firefly (2002–2003)

    Fox

    "This show was so amazing and was canceled before it could truly reach its peak. Fans were so saddened that they literally made a movie to finish the story. The fans of the show are so dedicated that it could come back at any time and we would be thrilled."

    amandas44ccb2ed4

    3. Sense8 (2015–2018)

    Netflix

    "Right now, we need more cross-cultural, inclusive shows and this one fit the bill. I’ve never had a show make me feel so many emotions. I refuse to watch the last episode in Season 2 and the movie because to me, it can’t end if I don’t watch it. I need another season."

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    4. Orphan Black (2013–2017)

    BBC America

    "I didn't realize how much I would miss the sestras until they were gone. I could've watched this show forever and there were so many more stories to explore."

    michelle8912

    5. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

    The WB

    "I was devastated when this show ended the first time. So happy we got a movie and there could be a revival on Hulu. This show could've lived on for so many more seasons."

    amandab4cd569ed0

    6. Chuck (2007–2012)

    NBC

    "This show was altogether heartwarming, funny, and action-packed. The cast's chemistry together was outstanding and not only did I cry throughout the whole finale, I couldn’t help but start crying afterwards when I was telling a friend about it. This show was golden and did not deserve to struggle as much as it did or end when it did."

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    7. Girlboss (2017)

    Netflix

    "This show definitely deserved more than one season. It was so great and had so much potential to develop into an extraordinary show if it had been given the chance."

    ayceecohen

    8. Parenthood (2010–2015)

    NBC

    "Parenthood could have had 30 seasons and it still wouldn't have been enough. I was not emotionally prepared to say goodbye to the Bravermans when the series ended."

    ayceecohen

    9. My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

    ABC

    "Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano deserved better. At the age of 44, I'm still pissed that ABC didn't give this show the chance it deserved."

    katee16

    10. How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014)

    CBS

    "I know it sounds weird but WHY would we wait so long to meet the mother only to have her killed off within a season?! I wish we could've seen Ted and Tracy together before he eventually ended up with Robin. It felt like we wasted our time watching the show and the ending felt rushed. Another season would've been great."

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    11. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

    NBC

    "Every time I rewatch the series I get so sad at the end because there was so much potential. You're left wanting to know what happens with every single character. The show is the perfect example of a series that needed to live past Season 1."

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    12. Bunheads (2012–2013)

    ABC Family / Freeform

    "It ended on a cliffhanger and I really wanted know where these characters ended up. This show was funny and charming, and it had some beautiful ballet performances. I'm so sad that ABC Family didn't keep it going."

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    13. Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23 (2012–2013)

    ABC

    "I fell in love with James Van Der Beek after watching this show. His self-mockery was hilarious. I don't think a lot of actors have the guts to put a heightened version of themselves in a show like that. It should've continued. Period."

    lennekek2

    14. Sweet/Vicious (2016–2017)

    MTV

    "The show only had one season on MTV, but it was so relevant to issues happening today! The two main girls fought against sexual assault on a school campus. While it dealt with harsh topics, it was funny and provocative, and it starred powerful women fighting back. This is what needs to be on TV."

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    15. Emily Owens M.D. (2012–2013)

    The CW

    "It was such a great show. I always wonder what happened to Micah, Emily, and Will. I wish we got a Season 2!"

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    16. Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)

    ABC

    "If you haven’t seen it, you should watch it. I’ve always wished there were more episodes. I think it's a crime that this show was canceled after only two seasons."

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    17. Hannibal (2013–2015)

    NBC

    "Hannibal is probably my favorite show. It was also brilliantly acted, written, shot, styled, and cast. I miss this show so much and I constantly rewatch it. All of Bryan Fuller's shows, like Hannibal and Pushing Daisies, are so brilliant, but they end up getting canceled way too soon."

    eliseh6

    18. Pitch (2016–2017)

    Fox

    "The show should have gotten a second season. It was a show that showed actual intersectional feminism. Not to mention the writing was always on point and they gave us Blip and Evelyn, a wonderful portrayal of a healthy and devoted black couple. The show ended with a giant cliffhanger. Thanks for that, Fox!"

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    19. My Mad Fat Diary (2013–2015)

    E4

    "While there were only two books, I wanted more than only three seasons. The series visited the real issues of mental illness, body insecurity, and more. Plus, it was really funny and had some memorable characters. It's a series I still like to rewatch to this day."

    doasnow

    20. Forever (2014)

    ABC

    "It was an amazing show and when it was canceled, it ended on a massive cliffhanger. It was a fun, mysterious, creative show and deserved way better."

    rosebeauty

    21. The Middle (2009–2018)

    ABC

    "It was one of the most wholesome shows that actually depicted a dysfunctional, relatable family that struggled with money. The characters were all so well-developed. The whole show was just so relatable and refreshing."

    teekaygee

    22. Gravity Falls (2012–2016)

    Disney Channel

    "The show was so unique and witty. The characters were well-developed, and the central conflict was intense. I did love the ending and I'm glad it got one, but there should have been so many more stories to tell from that strange town."

    hotchickennugget

    23. Happy Endings (2011–2013)

    ABC

    "Such a hilarious and underrated show that got canceled too soon. I’ve watched all three seasons multiple times and the entire cast is hilarious. I still get so upset that Hulu or Netflix never stepped up and revived it!"

    guillermoh

    24. Life Sentence (2018)

    The CW

    "As a 34-year-old cancer survivor, this show really stuck with me. I related to the characters so much. The show was fantastic and deserved a longer life."

    jlentz9684

    25. Agent Carter (2015–2016)

    ABC

    "It had an amazing cast and was visually gorgeous, and the storylines were always interesting. Peggy was a kickass woman at a time when men were supposed to be in charge, and she held her own with unapologetic grace and self-confidence. I wish we could've seen more of her."

    sarahsmiles94

    26. United States of Tara (2009–2011)

    Showtime

    "Toni Collette is one of our most under-appreciated actresses ever. She played eight characters on this show. When I heard it was ending after three fantastic seasons, I was heartbroken."

    clopeznc

    27. Shadowhunters (2016–2019)

    Freeform

    "We still have half a season left, but I'm so disappointed it got canceled. They aren't going to have a chance to properly tell the rest of the stories from the books. The source material is there for plenty more seasons."

    margaerystyrell

    28. Everything Sucks! (2018)

    Netflix

    "It was the first time I had seen a lesbian relationship portrayed authentically and naturally on television. In general, the show was amazingly written and the character development was extremely well-thought-out and executed. There are so many more places it can go and I honestly don’t get why Netflix would axe it."

    ellacution

    29. Dollhouse (2009–2010)

    Fox

    "People really slept on this show. Joss Whedon had several seasons planned out with full character arcs and storylines, but we only got two seasons. Luckily they knew of the cancellation ahead of time so they were able to throw together a resolution for the fans, but it wasn't very satisfying."

    chinar

    30. Merlin (2008–2012)

    BBC One

    "It was such an incredible show, but the last season was so rushed and the ending was so unfulfilling. The characters and relationships deserved so much more time."

    nells42e79e878

    31. Looking (2014–2015)

    HBO

    "The show lasted two short seasons and even though it had a followup movie, there was still so much more story to tell. It's hard to find that kind of intimacy on television where you connect with multiple characters. The show perfectly focused on the LGBT experience and I wish a show still existed that did just that."

    aimeecurameng

    32. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)

    Netflix

    "I really wish that they had continued the Gilmore Girls revival. Ending with Rory saying she was pregnant and leaving so many other things open-ended was NOT closure!!"

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    33. Rise (2018)

    NBC

    "The show was basically Friday Night Lights, but with theater. Every time Josh Radnor's character talked about the importance of theatre and the arts, you could hear theatre geeks all over the world bawling because it's true. Also, the representation on the show was great. I wish it could've continued forever."

    jonjon34

    34. Good Girls Revolt (2015)

    Amazon Prime

    "It was a great show that showcased the feminist movement in the late '60s and '70s. It explored the sexual revolution and sexism in newsrooms. The show aired right before the #MeToo movement, but if it aired now, it would be the perfect commentary on what's happening today. It deserved another season!"

    emilytheit

    35. Penny Dreadful (2014–2016)

    Showtime

    "The show was pretty much canceled out of thin air, thus ending what could have been years of great storytelling. The actors, storylines, and cinematography were beautiful and captivating. The series was abruptly ended with the most unsatisfying endings for characters ever."

    pjcpagan

    36. The Last Man on Earth (2015–2018)

    Fox

    "It was sadly under-appreciated but one of the best, most emotionally honest comedies I've ever seen. I'd literally go from crying to laughing like five times in one scene. I'm going to miss this show."

    samh4483d088d

    37. The Fosters (2013–2018)

    Freeform

    "It was full of equality and diversity, and they touched on issues that needed to be brought up and addressed. I wish this show didn’t end as soon as it did."

    tiannae3

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