No matter how good some shows may be, they just can't find an audience. In rare occassions like Veronica Mars, Firefly, and Arrested Development, they are revived years after cancellation, but others drift into obscurity. The following is a list of TV shows that I never hear mentioned anymore, but I still hold in high esteem.
Better Off Ted
March 18, 2009 - January 26, 2010
After the finicial crash of 2007 comes this sharp take on modern corporate life, tackling issues like greenspaces, sexual harassment, scapegoats and one of my favorite episodes of all time: racial sensitivity (YouTube highlights).
June 11, 2012 - February 25, 2013
March 1 - May 24, 2012
Jason Isaacs plays a detective simultaneously living in two separate realities: one where his wife died in a car crash and another where his son did. The middle episodes dragged as they leaned into the police procedural format, but the show really wrapped up well before it was cancelled.
September 7, 2003 - March 27, 2005
Helped by a lead in by Sex and the City, the pilot broke HBO's debut ratings record, but ratings tapered in the second season resulting in its cancellation. Seemingly lost in HBO's growing library, it features a thought-provoking portrayal of the struggles of morality and free will/destiny.
Jack & Bobby
September 12, 2004 - May 11, 2005
The WB's answer to The West Wing, this short-lived series follows the formative years of a future president using a not-so-subtle nod to the Kennedy family. Fast dialouge and regularly too dramatic music, Episode 9's the chess plot is still one of my favorites.
June 2, 2012 - April 29, 2013
Produced by Ben Stiller and starring two of my favorites comedians from The State, Burning Love is a scripted parady of reality dating competition shows. Even though it lasted three seasons, it didn't have a true home channel making it hard to track down and watch.
Remember these shows? Any others you have in mind? Let me know!