Because it was too real. Sadly, It was aired during the era of mindless teen shows.....the 90's. NBC executives wanted a show:
*With a typical story line (like Saved 由 The Bell, Dawson's creek, etc.).
*Where they could have 赞助商 (They couldn't add that many because it was set in the 年 1980, when the products/company didn't exist).
*with (unrealistic) happy endings.
Because of this, they moved the 显示 to Saturday nights (aka: the death row slot) which is when most of its audience were out to enjoy the weekend. NBC canceled it after Chokin' & Tokin' (which is also a big hint as to why it was canceled) and weren't even gonna 显示 the last three episodes. Luckily, The 显示 had a large 粉丝 base who demanded NBC at least give them an ending to the show.
Everyone is bummed about the executives decision. Even Judd Apatow (Producer and Co-Writer) 说 he started to cry when he heard the 显示 was canceled. Busy Philips (Kim Kelly) 说 her 表演 career never took off because she thought working on other film sets would be just as fun and laid back as it was for her on Freaks and Geeks. Lets just be thankful that the crew didn't fade away from the spotlight and are still working today. many of the cast are actually still good 老友记 (Linda Cardellini and Busy Philips/ Samm Levine and John Daley/ James Franco, Jason Segel, Martin Starr and Seth Rogen) . If 你 haven't bought the box set yet I suggest 你 do. 你 wouldn't believe how much the cast and crew Loved this show.
This interview with Paul Feig made me feel a little better about the cancellation. In a way, It makes a lot of sense. (fast 前锋, 期待 to 1:22)
Yes its sad. But 你 must remember tv was created to get 你 to watch and 更多 so see 赞助商 ad in hopes you'll go out and buy there crap. If a 显示 isn't bringing in enough watchers then its not worth it to the sponsors. Sad truth. F&G is a total of 18 episodes. Only 15 aired on their original network(nbc I think?).it was later on 狐狸 family after it was canceled that all 18 episodes aired. To this 日 the 18 episodes I have are still on vhs from being taped on 狐狸 family 11 yrs ago. Its sad but yes a lot of best shows do get axed! But if 你 think about it it did have an ending. And better 18 incredible episodes vs. It being on for years and turning to crap! Hope this helps.