Number 9 Firefly 2002-2003
Fox didn't know what they had. Part western, part Sci-Fi --the show was never properly promoted or show regularly in its time slot and died and early and unfortunate death. The fans knew what they had though an amazing, cool sci-fi gem with a deep mythology that we never got to fully explore created by Joss Whedon. The story follows a crew of travlers, each with their own secrets aboard the spaceship Serenity. Traveling from frontier planet to frontier planet in search of earning a wage and avoiding entanglements with the authorities.
It features a great cast starring Nathan Fillion (of Castle) and excellent writing lead to a loyal fan base that eventually lead to a motion picture based on a TV show that only had about 9 episodes that aired on TV. Serenity was a really good movie that delivered its loyal fans with some of the answers that we would have eventually explored had the show itself lasted longer---but left us wanting more. If this show had lasted longer it may have been one of my favorites of all-time.