Top 25 One Season Wonders: Great television shows that only got 1 season

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1. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 234,834

2. Clerks (2000–2001)

R | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The continuing adventures of clerks Dante and Randal, who try to make the best of their menial labor, with no help from Jay and Silent Bob.

Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith

Votes: 11,671

3. Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A government scientist and his tough attractive FBI handler try to save people from deadly scientific experiments, poisoners, rare diseases, and environmental hazards.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Omar Benson Miller, Sarita Ospina

Votes: 3,872

4. Moonlight (2007–2008)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for a mortal woman.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring, Shannyn Sossamon

Votes: 23,136

5. Titanic: Blood and Steel (2012– )

55 min | Drama, History

The construction of the R.M.S. Titanic at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast against the background of union riots, political and religious conflicts, and a romance between a young ambitious engineer and an Italian immigrant.

Stars: Kevin Zegers, Alessandra Mastronardi, Derek Jacobi, Billy Carter

Votes: 1,719

6. Stalker (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A team of detectives investigates stalkers in Los Angeles.

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Maggie Q, Victor Rasuk, Mariana Klaveno

Votes: 16,406

7. Limitless (2015–2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An average twenty-eight-year-old man who gains the ability to use the full extent of his brain's capabilities is hired by the F.B.I. as a consultant.

Stars: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 59,342

8. Defying Gravity (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Eight astronauts living aboard an international spacecraft on a mission through the Solar System, as the world watches from billions of kilometers away.

Stars: Ron Livingston, Malik Yoba, Andrew Airlie, Paula Garcés

Votes: 9,527

9. The Event (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale, Zeljko Ivanek

Votes: 25,183

10. Flashforward (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future.

Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport, Zachary Knighton

Votes: 58,190

11. The Gates (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

A metropolitan police officer becomes chief of police in a gated suburban neighborhood where vampires, werewolves, witches, and other supernatural entities reside.

Stars: Rhona Mitra, Frank Grillo, Marisol Nichols, Luke Mably

Votes: 7,714

12. Caprica (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences.

Stars: Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson, Alessandra Torresani

Votes: 23,245

13. Almost Human (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In a not-so-distant future, a human cop and an android partner up to protect and serve.

Stars: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook

Votes: 46,600

14. Running Wilde (2010–2011)

30 min | Comedy

Steven Wilde always had everything he wanted, due to his improbably rich father. Except the girl, Emmy Kadubic, who is an environmentalist. Emmy and her daughter, Puddle come to live with him.

Stars: Will Arnett, Keri Russell, Stefania LaVie Owen, Mel Rodriguez

Votes: 2,986

15. Hostages (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A premiere surgeon is blackmailed in a plot to assassinate the president after her family is taken hostage by a rogue federal agent.

Stars: Toni Collette, Tate Donovan, Rhys Coiro, Sandrine Holt

Votes: 9,409

16. Birds of Prey (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey--Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress.

Stars: Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore

Votes: 4,381

17. The Muppets. (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Family

Jim Henson's lovable Muppets return to the small screen in this mockumentary-style series that follows their personal and professional lives.

Stars: Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson, Bill Barretta, Peter Linz

Votes: 5,564

18. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–1994)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson, Comet

Votes: 7,445

19. Prime Suspect (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

About Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men.

Stars: Maria Bello, Brían F. O'Byrne, Kirk Acevedo, Peter Gerety

Votes: 3,536

20. Raines (2007– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Los Angeles. Present day. Michael Raines, an eccentric but brilliant cop, solves murders in a very unusual way - he turns the victims into his partners. These visions are figments of Raines... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Matt Craven, Nicole Sullivan, Linda Park

Votes: 1,936

21. The Defenders (2010–2011)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Two flashy Las Vegas defense attorneys go to the mat for their clients.

Stars: Jim Belushi, Jerry O'Connell, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Tanya Fischer

Votes: 3,733

22. Bionic Woman (2007)

60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A reimagining of the popular 1970s TV series about a female athlete who is given bionic strength.

Stars: Michelle Ryan, Miguel Ferrer, Molly Price, Lucy Hale

Votes: 7,811

23. Standoff (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A pair of hostage negotiators try to resist their budding attraction to each other.

Stars: Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Gina Torres, Michael Cudlitz

Votes: 2,022

24. Miss Guided (2008)

Comedy

A single-camera comedy centered on a woman (Greer) who returns to her high school alma mater to become a guidance counselor.

Stars: Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Kristoffer Polaha, Earl Billings

Votes: 1,031

25. Women's Murder Club (2007–2008)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A homicide detective, a medical examiner, a newspaper reporter and a young assistant district attorney work together to solve homicide investigations.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Laura Harris, Paula Newsome, Aubrey Dollar

Votes: 2,238



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