The real reason why Firefly was canceled
Plenty of TV series are canceled before their time, but some get their plugs pulled faster and more unceremoniously than others—and Firefly fans are still smarting over the loss of their favorite cult sci-fi classic. The brainchild of future Avengers director Joss Whedon, Firefly was supposed to be the next huge science fiction sensation to change television; unfortunately, those hopes were dashed when the show's voyage ended after a single incomplete season. Despite the popularity the series later had on the DVD and Blu-ray formats — not to mention the successes of the series' sequel film, Serenity — Whedon and his scrappy Firefly crew were really doomed from the start by a whole host of behind-the-scenes factors, some of which had surprisingly little to do with the quality of the series itself. Join us as we aim to misbehave by looking back at the real reasons why Firefly got canned.