Season two was somewhat uneven; season three has been very uneven. But since season one of Veronica Mars was hands-down flat-out one of the greatest seasons of television which ever aired, it is with no small regret that I inform my Noble Readers that Veronica Mars has been canceled. (via via) There are some rumors, such as in this news story, which hold out hope for some sort of continuation; series creator Rob Thomas squashes those rumors here. That last link via Abigail Nussbaum, who has some some characteristically thoughtful and measured words of her own.
Update: Damn but that show went out on a high note. Their last episode was one of the best in the entire three-year run. (Of the final five, the first was by far the weakest -- it was what inspired my italics in the first sentence of this post -- & then they just got better and better.) Now I'm really !@#$% bummed that there won't be a season four. They ended on something of a cliffhanger too. Frack!!