What Are Some Examples of Popular Cancelled Television Series?

"Firefly," "Veronica Mars," "Freaks and Geeks," "Twin Peaks" and Terriers" are some popular cancelled television shows. "Veronica Mars" was cancelled after three seasons, "Twin Peaks" was cancelled after two seasons, and "Firefly," "Freaks and Geeks" and "Terriers" were cancelled after their first season. "Firefly," "Veronica Mars" and "Twin Peaks" all spawned feature films after their cancellations due to their immense popularity.

"Freaks and Geeks" aired on NBC from 1999 to 2000. Paul Feig created the comedy drama series, which won one Primetime Emmy award. The famous comedy filmmaker Judd Apatow wrote and directed various episodes, and the show starred Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel. Franco, Rogen and Segel went on to find substantial success in film and television.

Joss Whedon's "Firefly" also won a Primetime Emmy award. The science fiction adventure show aired for one season on FOX from 2002 to 2003. It earns 9.1 out of 10 stars on IMDb, as of 2015. The show's popularity spawned a film called "Serenity," which Whedon wrote and directed.

Notable surrealist filmmaker David Lynch and Mark Frost created "Twin Peaks," which aired on ABC for two seasons between 1990 and 1991 before it was cancelled due to declining ratings. In 1992, a prequel film titled "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me" was released. "Twin Peaks" won two Emmy awards, three Golden Globe awards and a Grammy award during its two seasons.