While TV shows have always been a part of our entertainment lives, in the past decade we’ve seen the popularity of TV series skyrocket with the evolution of subscription services such as Netflix and Hulu, making it easier than ever to binge-watch your favorite shows. Maybe that’s why fans seem to get so attached to their series lately. Every television fan dreads the day they hear their favorite show is going off the air and the stories of their beloved characters will be no more. The last decade has seen many shows face the firing squad but the cancellations of these 12 popular series were particularly upsetting…sparking outrage and in some cases, even petitions online.
We stretched the definition of a decade on this show but only because it HAD to be on this list. Firefly started in September 2002 and by mid-December, it was averaging 4.7 million viewers per episode but despite this, the show only lasted 1 season before getting canceled by Fox in 2003. The space meets western sci-fi series gained even more popularity post-production and partly due to protests from passionate fans, a movie was released in 2005 titled ‘Serenity’ which picked up where the series left off. Even today Firefly continues to be widely recognized as one of the most popular TV shows that were canceled too soon.