Were they one hit wonders? Why weren’t they renewed? Who knows what the story behind the story is.
The most immediate that comes to mind is The Brink. Hilarious, and on target with its portrayal of politics with Tim Robbins as Secretary of State and Jack Black as the inept embassy employee.
Classicly, of course, there’s Firefly. They tried to make the planned second season into a movie with Serenity and you can feel it in the movie. Worked, sort of.
I was shocked to realize that Kolchak the Night Stalker only had one season. It was the X-Files before the X-Files.
The Dresden Files was another smart scifi show.
Any show you loved and was gone after just one season?