12 More Shows That Should Have Ended After 1 Season: Glee, Homeland, Lost and Other Picks From TVLine Readers

TV Shows Bad Second Seasons

It’s time to induct some new members into the Should Have Been One and Done club.

Earlier this year, we revisited a dozen TV series that ought to have ended with their first, often-spectacular seasons, instead of falling into the sophomore slump (and beyond) that plagued Revenge, Prison Break and more shows in their later years. (See the full list here.)

Thanks to the impassioned suggestions of TVLine readers, that list has now doubled in size: Below, you’ll find 12 more titles that, according to our comments section, also should have packed it in after Season 1. After all, think of the fever-dream song covers we could have been spared if Glee had been a one-season wonder, or the convoluted plot twists that would have been avoided if Scandal, Killing Eve and others were conceived as miniseries instead.

Alongside the 12 suggestions listed below, you’ll find direct quotes from our readers, who sum up the reasons (better than we ever could) why The Following, Once Upon a Time and more series would have been better off as one-and-dones. (Just imagine: In an alternate universe somewhere, How to Get Away With Murder and Lost are on our list of TV’s Best One-Season Shows. Strange!)

Keep scrolling to see all of our readers’ picks, then drop a comment with the shows you’d add.

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