Saying goodbye to these 15 canceled tv shows almost destroyed us

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LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 16: Actor Anna Friel (R) and Lee Pace kiss at ABC’s sneak preview of “Pushing Daisies” held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on August 16, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 16: Actor Anna Friel (R) and Lee Pace kiss at ABC’s sneak preview of “Pushing Daisies” held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on August 16, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) /

Pushing Daisies

The Writers Guild of America strike caused a lot of chaos during the 2007-2008 season, leading to the cancellations of many amazing shows including Pushing Daisies. This quirky dramedy about a pastry chef with the power to bring dead people back to life who used his gift to help solve murders. However, the true heart of the series comes when Ned uses his abilities to bring back his childhood sweetheart, Chuck, who can never touch Ned again or else she’ll die again… this time for good.

Due to the writers’ strike, Pushing Daisies never had the chance to flesh out the incredible narrative planned for the show and ended without ever getting the chance to tell a completed story.

Body of Proof

It’s not every day a network opts to cancel a show which manages to average 7.6 million viewers weekly (before delayed viewing), but that was precisely what ABC did when pulling the plug on Body of Proof. Despite continued interest and support from viewers, ABC ultimately decided the series skewed too old in the demo and canceled the drama after its third season.

Just as star Dana Delany predicted, ABC most definitely has lived to regret the decision, for ABC has not found success in its 10 p.m. time slot on Tuesday night since Body of Proof wrapped its run. It’s just a shame the ABC brass didn’t realize the gem they had in Body of Proof as the series could have easily gone on for many more years.