‘Scream Queens’ And 9 Other Iconic Shows Dying To Return

History is littered with countless TV shows that were canceled before their time. Whether it’s low ratings, high costs, or the departure of key cast and crew, the Cancellation Ax shows no mercy. Everyone has a show they loved that never came to a satisfying conclusion. With the age of the internet, fans can now show their displeasure online, spreading petitions on social media to revive their beloved favorites.

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Whether due to fan pressure or a lack of original ideas, networks and streaming services have begun to revive classic shows. Beloved series such as iCarly and Roseane were brought back recently, though it lacks an original cast. This precedent has made fans believe more than ever that their favorite shows can be brought back — and some shows deserve it the most.

‘Scream Queens’ (2015 – 2016)

Presented as an even more comedic version Scream, Scream Queens follows students and staff at Wallace University, who are targeted by a masked serial killer. While the show features a stacked ensemble cast, Emma Roberts steals the show as deranged queen bee Chanel Oberlin, who is never seen without her lackeys.

While the second season went too far off the rails, there’s still potential in the show’s blend of horror and humor. Recent activity on the Scream Queens‘ Social media pages led fans on Twitter to speculate about a revival, while the creator ryan murphy has always been eager to explore the universe more.

Scream Queens is available to stream on Hulu.

‘BoJack Horseman’ (2014 – 2020)

BoJack Rider was one of netflixthe first great successes of; its animated visuals and animal characters were just a front for a show focused on serious mental health issues. Failed Actor BoJack’s Journey (Will Arnet) struck a chord with fans as he tried to get his life back on track.

It was therefore a shock when the streaming giant decided to end the series after six seasons, robbing the creators of their planned seventh season. The team knew about the cancellation in advance so they could close BoJack’s story; it always feels like there are more areas to explore in the path of the self-destructing horse.

BoJack Rider is available to stream on Netflix.

‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ (2015 – 2018)

Even adamant evil Dead fans were skeptical that the franchise could work as a half-hour TV series, but Ash vs Evil Dead exceeded everyone’s expectations. Picking up with an old Ash (Bruce Campbell) still working as a stock boy, the reluctant hero must once again battle the armies of darkness.

Joined by a large cast of supporting characters, Ash and his friends entertained audiences for three seasons, never losing in quality. It was heartbreaking when Starz canceled the series, especially since the end of last season promised a massive overhaul of the formula. While Campbell retired the character physically, he confirmed that an animated revival is in the works.

Ash vs Evil Dead is available to stream on Netflix and Starz.

‘Daria’ (1997 – 2002)

The show that seemingly inspired the personalities of so many depressed teenagers in the late 90s, Darya follows the main character as she navigates the cesspool that is high school. The series was popular due to its down-to-earth approach to small-town suburban life and its appeal to those who don’t fit into the box of what a perfect teenager is supposed to be.

Darya completed in 2002, with Daria and her classmates preparing for college. In recent years, a spin-off film has been discussed focusing on supporting character Jodie as she graduates from college. Daria was not mentioned as appearing in this movie, which is a shame, because many fans want to see what kind of adult Daria has become, and this movie would be the perfect opportunity to explore that.

Darya is available to stream on Paramount+.

‘Agent Carter’ (2015 – 2016)

One of Marvel’s first attempts to bring the mcu on the television, Agent Carter follows Peggy (Hayley Atwell) as she continues to battle villains in Steve Rogers’ absence. Working for SHIELD, she becomes a secret agent and spends each episode foiling nefarious plots.

Agent Carter was fresh for the MCU, as it focused on 1940s espionage rather than big, explosive superheroes. It was canceled after two seasons due to low viewership, although Peggy reappeared in the MCU as Captain Carter. Still, it’s hard not to think of the adventures Peggy would have had if Agent Carter was allowed to complete its full course.

Agent Carter is available to stream on Disney+.

‘Santa Clarita diet’ (2017 – 2019)

One of the best zombie shows on Netflix, Santa Clarita diet follows suburban realtor Sheila (Drew Barrymore), who becomes a self-aware zombie. Always able to keep up appearances, Sheila and her beloved husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant) attempt to heal her as her voracious hunger for flesh only grows.

Despite the constant blood and gore, Santa Clarita Diet is a cute comedy that works thanks to the chemistry between Barrymore and Olyphant. The show was canceled before Sheila could be healed, and ended with a major cliffhanger that would have major repercussions for what’s next in the series.

Santa Clarita diet is available to stream on Netflix.

‘Jessica Jones’ (2015-2019)

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Part of Netflix Defenders saga, Jessica Jones was the second taxi in the row after daredevil. Krysten Ritter stars as the title character, a super-strength private detective who helps her downtrodden clients in New York City while dealing with her past trauma from previous run-ins with the psychopath Kilgrave (david holding).

Whereas daredevil has received most of the attention since its cancellation, with the character confirmed to receive a series of revivals, Jessica Jones is equally worthy of joining the MCU. Next to daredevilit showed a ground-level perspective missing in the MCU, while Jones herself is a great character who deserves more screen time.

Jessica Jones is available to stream on Disney+.

‘Courage the Cowardly Dog’ (1999-2002)

One of the most popular shows of cartoon network, Courage the cowardly dog, features the titular dog as he constantly saves his elderly owners from all sorts of bumping creatures at night. Although designed for children, the series is known to contain nightmarish fuel that still haunts adults today.

Courage ended after four seasons but remains popular among fans. Public interest in a revival has remained high in the two decades since its end, and now seems like the right time to bring the lovable dog back and introduce his unique brand of animated horror to a whole new generation.

Courage the cowardly dog is available to stream on HBO Max.

“Hannibal” (2013-2015)

One of the most notorious cancellations in television history, Hannibal was one of the best TV shows during its run. An adaptation of the popular film and book series, the show explored the relationship between cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) and criminal profiler Will Graham (go dancing).

Despite overwhelmingly positive reviews and a devoted fanbase, Hannibal was canceled after three seasons due to poor ratings. A wave of disbelief was shared on social media, while several petitions to save the show were created. Rumors of a revival have swirled around for years, with the show being too good to stay dead forever.

Hannibal is available to stream on Hulu.

‘Firefly’ (2002-2003)

The hardest cancellation to swallow, because Firefly was only allowed to live for one season. After the crew of the spaceship Serenity, the series featured a memorable cast of renegades as they took on any job they could find. Often they got into all sorts of dangerous situations in pursuit of payment.

Joss Whedon continues its story with Serenity, a film that picks up where the series left off. Fans have been asking for a return to the beloved universe for decades, but nothing else has ever happened. With the recent controversy surrounding Whedon due to his toxic behavior, things could sadly stay that way.

Firefly is available to stream on Hulu and Tubi.

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