37 One-Season Wonders That Didn’t Deserve Their Premature Cancellations
Freaks and Geeks
The ‘90s weren’t ready for Judd Apatow’s chef-d’oeuvre about a whip-smart high school student who falls in with a group of slackers. Its cast of then-unknowns included James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Busy Philipps, and Linda Cardellini, but even a cohort of future stars wasn’t enough to keep this series from the chopping block after a mere few episodes. Freak and Geeks is widely considered one of the greatest television series of all time, but changing NBC management and erratic time slots led to its untimely death.