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There's a case to be made for Bewitched (1964 - 1972), which continued for three seasons after the co-star Dick York was replaced by Dick Sargent in the same role of Darrin Stephens. The main character, Samantha Stephens, was married to Darrin, so they definitely qualify as a couple/duo. Watching syndicated re-runs of Bewitched as a kid, I actually didn't ...


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Yes it has happened. An early example is Doctor Who. Every few seasons either The Doctor regenerates and begins to be played by a new actor, or he switches his companion and gets a new one, again played by a new actor. It has been running for ages and is still successful. As @KutuluMike noted, the success or failure of losing actors or getting new ones is ...


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(Historical note: This answer was written before the question was edited to ask for "the first". I'm not changing it because I think it's more informative the way it is.) Yes, it has happened, though it's rare. The trick seems to be how strong of a replacement character they can get to fill the void, and how well the show's supporting cast is at holding it ...


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The deal that the creators of “The Expanse” cut with Syfy was focused on live (aka: “linear viewing”) on Syfy with streaming happening on Amazon Prime. I am not expert on the specifics of how TV production and airing deals are cut, but the first article you link to states the following; bold emphasis is mine: “The cancellation decision by Syfy is said to ...


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The Goldbergs is possibly the earliest example, running from 1949 to 1957, originally starring Phillip Loeb as Jake Goldberg, but the Red Scare forced him off the show and he was replaced by Harold Stone and Robert H. Harris (sources differ as to which was first). Phillip Loeb, blacklisted on suspicion of being a communist, eventually committed suicide. ...


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I agree! It was cancelled due to the lack of support of the show. The second season is still a "complete" season, it just wraps things up pretty quickly. If you're still interested in what happens after season two there is apparently a comic that came out to continue the story where it was left off. (Not sure if its fan made or fan supported or made by the ...


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Seems like the show's creator, Michaela Coel, simply doesn't want to do the show anymore. According to several articles, she originally had put it on hold to focus on other projects, but now she's said she is done with it. Here are some quotes from an interview. Q: Would you do a third season of Chewing Gum? No. It’s so strange, I kind of relish in this ...


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As far as we know, Damage Control is still stuck in developmental limbo. No word on it has come out since it failed to make the 2016 pilot season last year, and it also missed again this year. It is increasingly looking like the show's not going to happen. There has not been any official cancellation announcement from ABC. The last official statement I can ...


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Long story short, because of money. According to this article Universal TV wanted to produce a new season but Fox network was spending $5 million per episode and wanted a cut in the show's license before renewing. They couldn't agree on an amount. "Universal came off as aggressive," one exec says. "It was such a big gap that [Fox] didn't pursue the ...


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I feel the 'Declining Ratings' segment in Twin Peaks' Wikipedia page sums up the reasons pretty well (but I'll sum them up even further with bullet points below). With the resolution of Twin Peaks' main drawing point (Laura Palmer's murder) in the middle of the second season, and with subsequent story lines becoming more obscure and drawn out, public ...


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Other than paying a network $50 Million to air it? Not a great deal. Networks will only pick up a show they think will sell well. However, there other options if fans and the cast of the show work together. The prime example right now would be the Bring Back MST3K Kickstarter. This was a project created by one of the original cast of the show, to do two ...


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The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show aired October 12, 1950 – September 15, 1958, continued for about 5 years after the last of 3 switches by the actor playing neighbour Harry Morton. Harry Morton was first portrayed by Hal March (October–December 1950), then John Brown (January–June 1951), and after that, Fred Clark, until 1953 when the role was ...


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Terra Nova (Fox: 10.1 million, 3.6): Some in the industry feel Fox made a mistake not picking up this ambitious drama for a second season. I agree. Terra Nova managed the rare feat of delivering a sizable family audience to a broadcast drama, found its legs creatively in its final hours and there was nothing else like it on TV. Cost was a factor, but so was ...


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This could be an evolving list, so it might get closed, but Empires Of The Deep never saw a release, despite having a trailer made. Also, All American Massacre, a short film by Tobe Hooper's son, never ended up getting released despite having a trailer made. And, of course, Roger Corman's disaster of a movie The Fantastic Four had a trailer released.


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Buffy was originally aired on the WB, but it was produced by 20th Century Fox. According to the sources I found, it sounds like there was never any question that the show would be renewed beyond season 5, however, there was an issue with how much money the WB was willing to pay. Namely, they were unwilling to go above $1.8 million per episode, which they ...


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It was just too expensive for the relatively small number of viewers and networks are very sensitive to that sort of thing: DailyMail.co.uk Terra Nova, which stars British actress Shelley Conn and Avatar star Stephen Lang, struggled to pull in ratings that justified its massive budget. It averaged an audience of around 7.5 million for each episode in ...


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It was cancelled because of dwindling ratings and being replaced by another show. The same fate that many great shows (coughFireflycough) shared. From Futoncritic.com: (emphasis mine) "John Doe's" search for the truth is over. A source close to the FOX series has informed us the network will not renew the series for a second season. The producers ...


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It depends on the show in question. First of all, apart from the obvious live programs, TV Shows are filmed well in advance, and usually have at least a half-dozen episodes in some stage of post-production at a time. Dramas that are cancelled in this middle of their production season will definitely have leftover episodes. (This is one reason networks ...


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The show was got canceled due to low ratings. As mentioned here: The Secrets of Isis was quite possibly the first American live-action TV series about a female superhero – predating both Wonder Woman and Bionic Woman. It debuted on CBS in September of 1975. All in all, two seasons and 22 episodes of The Secrets of Isis aired before the show got ...


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Well, there were some rumours why this show was cancelled. Some claims that it wasn't cancelled but ended. However, the show producer Boyd Kirkland thought of cancelling the show because there was a conflict between management and financing partner regarding the budget for the show. From Knows Why article, Although many have claimed that the reason for ...


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While I can't find any evidence that the show wasn't cancelled, I also can't find any evidence that it was. The two episodes not listed on the BBC website ("Dürer's Rhinoceros" and "The Aztec Double-Headed Serpent") both definitely exist - they're available in the show's DVD box set and IMDb lists them as having aired in July 2006 - there's no precise air ...


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According to the Jake and the Never Land Pirates' Disney Fandom Wikipedia Page, it was canceled "in light of Mickey and the Roadster Racers". Disney executives announced the show was cancelled and would not receive a fifth season in light of Mickey and the Roadster Racers. The last episode aired on November 6, 2016. Doing some more research I found ...


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There are four episodes according to Wikipedia. And six episodes according to Google's sidebar: S1, Ep6 We Are Gentlemen Nov 4, 2013 S1, Ep5 We Are Wingmen Oct 28, 2013 S1, Ep4 We Are Learning to Swim Oct 21, 2013 S1, Ep3 We Are One Night Stands Oct 14, 2013 S1, Ep2 We are Dognappers Oct 07, 2013 S1, Ep1 Pilot ...


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The closest I could find to your request are lists of renewed and cancelled shows, by year: Rotten Tomatoes MetaCritic TvLine I didn't find a universal list of all cancelled TV shows (can you imagine how long that would be, though?), but it shouldn't be hard to build some crawler (if you have an IT friend) that just rounds up all the data from these sort ...


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Only seven episodes were ordered for the short second season. There were two endings filmed: the one that aired had an emotional conclusion and many of the fans were satisfied with that. The alternate ending, available in full on the 2nd season DVD, was the original ending that led into season 3. The Jericho comics/graphic novels continue the story from ...


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Make it cheaper and more popular than it was. This is highly unlikely. Or be a cult hit that's still a cult hit decades later with a cult that's grown. The days of letter campaigns "saving" shows and getting them an additional season (e.g., Star Trek (TOS) or Remington Steele are long gone. And generally when they did succeed, you only got one more season. ...


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According to this: Unfortunately for the show’s small but devoted fanbase, Netflix recently canceled The OA after two seasons. Science fiction writer Anthony Ha was disappointed but not surprised, given recent trends at Netflix. “They had a really bad quarterly earnings report, and subscriber growth is not going the way they want it to, so ...


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As per Deadline it was due to ratings: The River never got traction on ABC, finishing its midseason run with a 1.4 18-49 rating for its finale Tuesday. Also from TV Series Finale The TV series had an okay premiere, registering a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.35 million viewers. Unfortunately later episodes didn’t do nearly as well and ...


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You can search through TVTropes (Danger Will Robinson!). They have such categories as (derivitatives of Cancellation): Screwed By The Network / Live-Action TV No Ending The Resolution Will Not Be Televised


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