Post Mortems

Cancelled TV Shows: What Would Have Happened Next on Forever, Salvation, Exorcist, Kyle XY, Dallas and 30 Others

Cancelled TV Shows Spoilers

But… what would have happened next?!

That is the inevitable, sorrowful refrain from the fans of any cancelled TV show. Well, TVLine has the answer to that question, for nearly three dozen fallen favorites.

Over the years, TVLine’s “post mortem” interviews have invited showrunners to break down the finale and then tease the coming season. But in many instances, that “coming season” never came, because the show wound up getting cancelled — oftentimes unceremoniously, and sometimes quite shockingly.

Short of outright resurrection (a business Netflix isn’t really in anymore), it is always nice to have some sense of “closure,” right? So we have rounded up the scoop on more than 30 cancelled shows and what that elusive “coming season” would have been about — keeping in mind that, when the axe wound is so, so tender (and when there is theoretical hope for salvation), showrunners can be reluctant to completely spoil their plans.

Even so, the handy attached gallery (click here for direct access) delivers the goods on a wide variety of shows, from the “long gone” (such as Brothers and Sisters and Kyle XY) to the more recently snuffed (like Grand Hotel). From one-and-dones (including Constantine and Blood Drive) and two-and-tossed (The Mysteries of Laura, Salvation) to longer-running faves (Castle Season 9, we do not mourn thee).

Review our round-up of “what might have been” and share your laments in Comments — and or invite us to seek out the scoop on other gone-too-soon favorites.