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Aug. 21st, 2008 | 01:12 pm

If you could pick any TV show that has been off the air to come back for one more season, which show would you pick and why?
This is a really difficult question.  If I had to pick one show, it would have to be Wolf Lake.

Wolf Lake, despite being panned by critics, had everything.  Good writing, good acting, and a phenomenal presentation.  It wasn't perfect to be sure, but in fact that's why I would want it to come back, because unlike a lot of shows that deserve a second chance, I am confident that it would improve on its already great base.  There are too many loose ends that were simply ignored, and the conclusion of the show was unsatisfying, leading to more questions than answers.

There are other shows I'd love to see on the air again (GvsE, ESPN's Playmakers, etc), but only if they were done right.  Without preconditions, though, it would be Wolf Lake.

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from: evil_kieben
date: Aug. 22nd, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)

Futurama only ran for like 4 seasons. By and large I'd say it's much better than the Simpsons, which ran for like 20 seasons.

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from: No Name Person
date: Aug. 23rd, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)

Futurama actually aired new episodes on Comedy Central this past March. So Groening still got over with both shows (take that Fox).

As for shows that should have one more season that is a bit subjective since everyone has one show they wanted to see stay on then on the other hand too many shows tend to go one or two years too many and then they just get really bad. Right now the only two things I would have wanted to see another season of would be Deadwood and the Wire.

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from: nangbaby
date: Aug. 23rd, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)

Personally, I've always been of the mindset that I'd rather a favorite show of mine end while it's good than have it be on forever. I mean, if a show is really good, one should be content with watching the reruns.

That being said, there are a lot of shows that need more than one season to either grow into their full potential or show that they are simply not worthy of being on the air. For instance, when I first watched Futurama, I thought it was lackluster. However, when I watched episodes from the later seasons, I thought the show was hilarious. If Futurama had been canceled after the first season, it would have been a shame, because it would never have grown to its full potential, and I would have never taken a second look at it.

I only watched a handful of episodes of Deadwood and The Wire, but I did think both shows were well done. They just weren't my cup of tea.

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