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 によって The Bell, Dawson's creek, etc.).
*Where they could have スポンサー (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 表示する 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 表示する the last three episodes. Luckily, The 表示する had a large ファン 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) 発言しました he started to cry when he heard the 表示する was canceled. Busy Philips (Kim Kelly) 発言しました her 芝居 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 フレンズ (Linda Cardellini and Busy Philips/ Samm Levine and John Daley/ James Franco, Jason Segel, Martin Starr and Seth Rogen) . If あなた haven't bought the box set yet I suggest あなた do. あなた 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 フォワード, 前進, 楽しみにして to 1:22)
Yes its sad. But あなた must remember tv was created to get あなた to watch and もっと見る so see スポンサー ad in hopes you'll go out and buy there crap. If a 表示する 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, フォックス 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, フォックス family 11 yrs ago. Its sad but yes a lot of best shows do get axed! But if あなた 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.