I’ve gotten burned a few times watching an older series that was cancelled without the writers being able to wrap things up. Situations tends to vary when shows end. Ideally, it’s a totally planned ending (Lost, TNG). Sometimes the writers know ahead of time that a certain season will be their last so they can wrap things up (Eureka?). Or they find out at the last minute, but still manage to add in some closure, even if just in the last episode (Caprica). And other times, shows are just cancelled unexpectedly, and are left with cliffhangers, and major storylines left unresolved. I generally hate spoilers, so it’s difficult to google why a series ended without coming across major plot spoilers.
I’ve got just a few shows I’m interested in watching soon, but i think this could develop into a valuable resource. So… of the following shows, I would like to know if they get cancelled or did they come to a planned end. If cancelled, did the writers have a chance to wrap it up?
THERE ARE TO BE ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS REGARDING ANYTHING RELATING TO PLOT, CAST CHANGES, ETC.
Just say “cancelled” or “ended”, then a few words about the plot closure… “wrapped up”, “kinda”, “not at all”. It’s ok to say things like ‘cancelled due to low ratings’, or ‘too expensive’, ‘major cast member moved on’.
Just remember, the people reading this haven’t seen the shows we’re talking about, so no bitching about HOW it ended. Feel free to add a “(debatable)” or similar if there’s still a lot of open debate regarding if things were properly wrapped up.
I’ll start us off with a few:
ST: TNG (7 season) - planned ending. wrapped up.
Lost (6 season) - planned ending. wrapped up (debatable)
Caprica (2 seasons) - cancelled, season wrapped up naturally, series quickly wrapped up in last minutes
Carnivale (2 seasons) - cancelled, season kinda wrapped up, but major plot still unresolved and cliffhangers left
Heroes (4 seasons) - cancelled, last season wrapped up, new cliffhanger left unresolved
The few I’m currently interested in:
4400 (4 seasons) -
Jeremiah (2 seasons) -