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savafan
05-13-2005, 03:37 PM
1) Sledgehammer
2) The Tick (live action)
3) V: The Series
4) Dark Shadows: The Revival
5) Murder One

Red Leader
05-13-2005, 03:40 PM
1. Freaks and Geeks.

letsgojunior
05-13-2005, 03:47 PM
1) My So-Called Life

TRF
05-13-2005, 03:47 PM
Ned and Stacy
Space: Above and Beyond
Sports Night
Square Pegs
Prey

RedsBaron
05-13-2005, 03:48 PM
1) Sledgehammer
2) The Tick (live action)
3) V: The Series
4) Dark Shadows: The Revival
5) Murder One
I liked numbers 1 and 4 above.
I'd add "Police Squad," the short lived TV series from which "The Naked Gun" movies were later derived.
Actually there are quite a few TV series that I hated to see get cancelled that not that many people cared for. I remember "Rosetti & Ryan," a lawyer series that was cancelled after only a few episodes in the late 1970s-it starred Eric Roberts and Squire Ferdale (or something like that).
There have also been shows that lasted a full season or even 2 or 3 seasons that I still thought ended too soon. As a kid I loved "Laredo" in the mid 1960s. In the late 1970s I liked "The Persuaders" starring Roger Moore and Tony Curtis and"How The West Was Won" starring James Arness and Bruce Boxleitner. In the 1980s I liked "Spenser" with Robert Ulrich and Avery Brooks.

SunDeck
05-13-2005, 03:55 PM
Cop Rocks.
Wait, maybe that belongs on the other thread.

How about sitcoms that went on too long?
Mash
All in the Family
Roseanne
Andy Griffith
Three's Company

Aceking
05-13-2005, 03:57 PM
1. Carnivale
2. Andy Richter Controls the Universe
3. Family Guy (though they corrected that mistake)
4. The Tick (live action)

Soon to be....

5. The Office

savafan
05-13-2005, 03:57 PM
There have also been shows that lasted a full season or even 2 or 3 seasons that I still thought ended too soon.

The original Star Trek series was cancelled after only three seasons. Hard to believe today.

westofyou
05-13-2005, 03:58 PM
The Andy Richter Show, Undeclared and Huddles.

TeamMorris
05-13-2005, 04:02 PM
I loved Freaks and Geeks! Ned And Stacy was pretty good also :thumbup:

Wish they would run them on some station!

TeamMorris
05-13-2005, 04:03 PM
Lax

westofyou
05-13-2005, 04:05 PM
I loved Freaks and Geeks! Ned And Stacy was pretty good also :thumbup:

Wish they would run them on some station!

Freaks and Geeks is available as a Box Set, as is MSCL

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2005, 04:07 PM
1. Futurama
2. The Job (possibly the funniest show in the last 10 years)
3. Clerks: The Animated Series
4. Police Squad
5. Star Trek: Enterprise (I stopped watching for a few years and picked it back up this year, and it's been unbelievable in quality)

RedsBaron
05-13-2005, 04:08 PM
The original Star Trek series was cancelled after only three seasons. Hard to believe today.
Yeah, I thought of posting it as a series that ended too soon, but perhaps its premature cancellation actually helped keep it alive in the hearts of its fans. For a TV show that was never a big hit in its orginal run, it is amazing that it produced four spin off TV series (thus far) and ten feature films.

RedsBaron
05-13-2005, 04:10 PM
Star Trek: Enterprise (I stopped watching for a few years and picked it back up this year, and it's been unbelievable in quality)
I haven't watched Enterprise much since the first season. It airs its final first run episode tonight (at least in my area).

Red Leader
05-13-2005, 04:10 PM
Freaks and Geeks is available as a Box Set, as is MSCL

I have the Freaks and Geeks DVD boxed set. Very good. All 15 episodes in the only Season it ran. Good stuff, especially the last episode that was filmed after they knew the show had been cancelled. They played "Ripple" by the Grateful Dead in the ending scene...great episode. I've watched that one episode about 10 times since I bought the set.

Johnny Footstool
05-13-2005, 04:12 PM
Space: Above and Beyond
Freaks and Geeks
Undeclared
SportsNight
X-Men: Evolution

TeamMorris
05-13-2005, 04:15 PM
Freaks and Geeks is available as a Box Set, as is MSCL

Really?! Thanks! I will have to check it out.

westofyou
05-13-2005, 04:21 PM
Sports Night for sure... and HBO's The Married Man Show

RedFanAlways1966
05-13-2005, 04:33 PM
Melrose Place

The only time I ever looked forward to a Monday. Amanda Woodward, Allyson, Jane, Brooke, etc, etc. It lasted awhile, but not longer IMO.

LincolnparkRed
05-13-2005, 04:33 PM
the Ben Stiller show is personal favorite of show that went away too soon. Jeanine Garrofolo, Andy Dick and a very young (non-annoyinng) version of Ben Stiller

Danny Serafini
05-13-2005, 04:37 PM
Enterprise did pick up, it's too bad it got the boot. 7 Days, which aired the next hour either during the late years of Voyager or the early years of Enterprise, don't remember which, was a pretty cool show that only lasted 2 seasons for whatever reason.

Reds Fanatic
05-13-2005, 04:38 PM
1. Sports Night
2. Carnivale
3. The Job

Rojo
05-13-2005, 05:15 PM
The New Show - produced by Lorne Micheals during his SNL hiatus. Hosted by SCTV's Dave Thomas and Buck Henry.

When Things Were Rotten - Robin Hood spoof with George Hamilton, produced by Mel Brooks. At least I remember it being funny as a kid.

Quark - Richard Benjamin, same "I was a kid" caveat as above.

Police Squad - Yes!

Futurama - Even more Yes!

RedsBaron
05-13-2005, 05:36 PM
When Things Were Rotten - Robin Hood spoof with George Hamilton, produced by Mel Brooks. At least I remember it being funny as a kid.


I enjoyed When Things Were Rotten-I think Mel Brooks has a special appeal to kids of all ages.
By the way, do you remember the opening credits to "Police Squad"? The show always started by mentioning tonight's "special guest star," who was immediately shown being killed, not to appear in the rest of the episode. Then after showing Leslie Nielsen and the other stars of the show, the credits named someone appearing as Abraham Lincoln. You would then see someone shoot at "Lincoln", who was seated at his box in Ford's Theater. "Lincoln" would then whirl around and begin shooting back with what appeared to be at least a .357 magnum.

westofyou
05-13-2005, 05:37 PM
When Things Were Rotten - Robin Hood spoof with George Hamilton, produced by Mel Brooks. At least I remember it being funny as a kid.

It wasn't... that show came out the same time as Welcome Back Kotter and "On the Rocks" a "prison comedy" That's and oxymoran.

Rojo
05-13-2005, 06:09 PM
"Lincoln" would then whirl around and begin shooting back with what appeared to be at least a .357 magnum.

I do remember that. But the funniest parts were the freeze-frames at the end.

The movies weren't nearly as funny as the TV show.

WVRed
05-13-2005, 06:09 PM
Melrose Place

The only time I ever looked forward to a Monday. Amanda Woodward, Allyson, Jane, Brooke, etc, etc. It lasted awhile, but not longer IMO.

Loved the show, but once season 5 ended and most of the original cast(Marcia Cross, Laura Leighton, Doug Savant, Grant Show, Courtney Thorne-Smith) left, it was time to pack up shop.

On a side note, the sister show Beverly Hills 90210 should have ended a lot earlier than it did as well. Once it became too fashion oriented and away from the high school, then it became old.

RedsBaron
05-13-2005, 06:14 PM
I do remember that. But the funniest parts were the freeze-frames at the end.

The movies weren't nearly as funny as the TV show.
I remember the freeze frames as well. Funny show. It wasn't a hit, but then the movies were.

Falls City Beer
05-13-2005, 06:15 PM
Baretta

Manimal

Voyagers

Fish

Maude

LvJ
05-13-2005, 06:36 PM
01. Freaks and Geeks
02. Futurama
03. Andy Richter Controls The Universe

KronoRed
05-13-2005, 06:41 PM
Futurama (I blame the simpsons for being crap for 10 years and still getting renewd for this)

Star Trek..the orginal :D

Sports Night

Caveat Emperor
05-13-2005, 06:59 PM
I enjoyed When Things Were Rotten-I think Mel Brooks has a special appeal to kids of all ages.
By the way, do you remember the opening credits to "Police Squad"? The show always started by mentioning tonight's "special guest star," who was immediately shown being killed, not to appear in the rest of the episode. Then after showing Leslie Nielsen and the other stars of the show, the credits named someone appearing as Abraham Lincoln. You would then see someone shoot at "Lincoln", who was seated at his box in Ford's Theater. "Lincoln" would then whirl around and begin shooting back with what appeared to be at least a .357 magnum.

"And Rex Hamilton as Abraham Lincoln..." :laugh:

I also liked the "Guest Star" that would never appear. What a great show!

RosieRed
05-13-2005, 07:49 PM
1) My So-Called Life

Definitely.

Rojo
05-13-2005, 08:05 PM
Howabout Buffalo Bill with Dabney Coleman?

savafan
05-13-2005, 08:31 PM
Voyagers



When one of the main stars dies, it's a bit hard to carry on. I loved this show as a kid.

TeamCasey
05-13-2005, 08:46 PM
Third Watch

Life Goes On

American Gothic

westofyou
05-13-2005, 09:06 PM
Land of the Giants
Time Tunnel

Falls City Beer
05-13-2005, 10:07 PM
Land of the Lost

Whoops!

Cop Rock

Poochinski

Pasadena

Small Wonder

Cliffhanger

Brady Brides

Unassisted
05-14-2005, 01:43 AM
When I saw this thread, I was all set to stump the group by putting "When Things Were Rotten" at the top of my list. :lol:

I'll contribute 4 more...

Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Ed
Thirtysomething
NYPD Blue (although not technically cancelled, I didn't want it to go away.)

M2
05-14-2005, 04:13 AM
Great calls on Quark and Kolchak (the zombie episode where he's trying to thread a needle to sew the zombie's lips together before it springs to life was nothing short of genius).

My local theater actually has an all-night Freaks and Geeks pajama party going this weekend.

My sister believes the cancellation of Popular to be a crime against humanity.

My adds would be:

Bakersfield PD
Haunted
Johnny Bago

DunnersGrl44
05-14-2005, 11:13 AM
La Femme Nikita
The Net(spinoff of the movie on USA network)
Hyperion Bay
X-Files....I could of watched that show my entire life.
My So Called-life

missionhockey21
05-14-2005, 12:51 PM
3. Clerks: The Animated Series

You deserve rep just for the mention of this. Greatest 6 episode series. :laugh:

I really hope Smith gets around to making the animated movie.

Johnny Footstool
05-14-2005, 05:09 PM
Quark - Richard Benjamin, same "I was a kid" caveat as above.

I remember that one from when I was in kindergarden. Quark was an interstellar garbageman. I was too young to get the jokes, but I liked the Sci-Fi aspect.

Falls City Beer
05-14-2005, 07:10 PM
Great calls on Quark and Kolchak (the zombie episode where he's trying to thread a needle to sew the zombie's lips together before it springs to life was nothing short of genius).

My local theater actually has an all-night Freaks and Geeks pajama party going this weekend.

My sister believes the cancellation of Popular to be a crime against humanity.

My adds would be:

Bakersfield PD
Haunted
Johnny Bago


Darren McGavin and an attic-full of blood-leached automatons is enough to scare the panties off Milton Berle.

Larkin Fan
05-14-2005, 07:14 PM
Third Watch

Falls City Beer
05-14-2005, 07:19 PM
Third Watch

My wife loves this show; I call it "Turd Patch." I AM hilarious.

westofyou
05-14-2005, 07:22 PM
No love for teen dramas like James at 15 (16), The White Shadow or short lived animated shows like Wait until your father gets home or Duckman

And no mention of The New Adventures of Beans Baxter either.

Hap
05-14-2005, 07:31 PM
The Jackie Thomas Show (It was unique, therefore the critics hated it)

Family Guy (They brought it back, but it's not the same)

Unassisted
05-14-2005, 07:35 PM
Great calls on Quark and Kolchak (the zombie episode where he's trying to thread a needle to sew the zombie's lips together before it springs to life was nothing short of genius).It was the succubus episode that most memorably scared the daylights out of me at the time.

Still think it had one of the all-time great TV theme songs, too.

woy, IMHO, James at 15 jumped the shark when James turned 16. I lost interest shortly thereafter.

That does remind me of the show "Family," though, which is of the same era and would have gone on my list at the time it was cancelled.

MrCinatit
05-14-2005, 08:06 PM
FireFly
Sports Night
The Job
The Tick...heck, both the cartoon AND the live version
the original Star Trek...though i could add all other branches of this franchise to the list as well
not really sure, but it looks like Arrested Development will be added to that list.

does anyone remember a show called Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, with a young Jeff Goldblum and Ben Vereen? perhaps it is a limited childhood memory, but i seem to remember enjoying that show quite a bit.

Falls City Beer
05-14-2005, 08:16 PM
No love for teen dramas like James at 15 (16), The White Shadow or short lived animated shows like Wait until your father gets home or Duckman

And no mention of The New Adventures of Beans Baxter either.

Room 222 (how 'bout THEM apples?)

KronoRed
05-14-2005, 08:19 PM
Duckman was a great show :D

Ended on a cliffhanger, not cool :(

missionhockey21
05-14-2005, 08:45 PM
Well, I was ready to say Arrested Development (assuming it was cancelled) but the rumors are that it will be back for two seasons/44 episodes. If it's true.... :D

Reds/Flyers Fan
05-14-2005, 10:18 PM
Boston Public -- It had decent ratings when FOX had it on Monday nights but then it tanked when it was moved to Friday night. I thought it was a pretty good drama.

Young Indiana Jones Chronicles -- Big Indy fan here...don't remember too much about it but I like the concept

Ibleedblue
05-15-2005, 05:26 AM
1. Carnivale
2. Andy Richter Controls the Universe
3. Family Guy (though they corrected that mistake)
4. The Tick (live action)

Soon to be....

5. The OfficeActually, it's looking like they might bring it back and make Tuesday their official "Comedy" night. They are thinking of sliding Joey over there, and most likely W&G to go with Scrubs and The Office.

Ravenlord
05-15-2005, 06:24 AM
Andy Richtor controls the Universe
The Tick (cartoon)
The Tick (live action)
Boston Public (the only drama i've ever watched)
Beavis & Butt-Head
The Critic
The Brak Show Staring Brak Presented by Brak

more than 5, but oh well.

Yachtzee
05-15-2005, 11:57 AM
No love for teen dramas like James at 15 (16), The White Shadow or short lived animated shows like Wait until your father gets home or Duckman

And no mention of The New Adventures of Beans Baxter either.

The White Shadow! Yes definitely. They used to show reruns on ESPN Classic. Excellent show.

savafan
05-15-2005, 05:16 PM
Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

RFS62
05-15-2005, 05:30 PM
Buck Henry gets two of my votes, and if Get Smart hadn't run for 5 years, he'd get that one too.


Captain Nice

Quark

Police Squad

Andy Richter controls the universe

Carnivale

Oxilon
05-15-2005, 05:42 PM
Boston Public -- It had decent ratings when FOX had it on Monday nights but then it tanked when it was moved to Friday night. I thought it was a pretty good drama.

Totally agree. Boston Public was a great show, and what else was on on Monday night's? Moving any show to Friday Night is the kiss of death.

M2
05-15-2005, 06:26 PM
All right, there was this trash TV mock sports game show on for a short time in the mid-to-late '70s. It ran in primetime on one of the networks.

It involved two teams from different towns competing against each other in events straight out of Double Dare and American Gladiators. Great stuff. It would be an unqualified hit if they brought it back today, but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it.

Much appreciation to anyone who remembers it.

dman
05-15-2005, 06:52 PM
I can't think of 5, but I will give a nod to Sports Night.

There was also a show that came on FOX on Friday's after X-Files called Millenium. I wish that show would've stayed around longer.

pedro
05-15-2005, 08:28 PM
I liked that show "sportsnight" (IIRC?)

It was about a Sportcenter "like" show.

KronoRed
05-15-2005, 08:42 PM
I liked that show "sportsnight" (IIRC?)

It was about a Sportcenter "like" show.

Great show, killed because ABC wanted it to be a comedy..so they marketed it as one..insisted on a laugh track :bang:

Falls City Beer
05-15-2005, 09:32 PM
insisted on a laugh track :bang:

My wife's insisted on this for me for years. Now I know why no one takes me seriously.

RedRoser
05-15-2005, 09:38 PM
1). Coach
2). The Paper Chase
3). Thirtysomething
4). Perfect Strangers
5). Hunter

Falls City Beer
05-15-2005, 09:42 PM
TJ Hooker

deltachi8
05-15-2005, 09:47 PM
1. Andy Richter Conrols the Universe
2. Sports Night
3. WKRP
4. Call to Glory
5. The Simpsons Variety Hour

The Baumer
05-16-2005, 04:11 AM
http://www.shop4photos.net/graphics/251/251670.jpg

Renegade

Chip R
05-16-2005, 10:39 AM
I liked that show "sportsnight" (IIRC?)

It was about a Sportcenter "like" show.What I watched of that show, I didn't really care for it. It seemed like Jr. High school where they kept talking about asking Dana (?) out and if she'd go out with one of them and all that bullcrap.

Johnny Footstool
05-16-2005, 10:57 AM
The Sports Night series finale had a great line in it -- "Sports Night is a great show. Anyone who can't make money on Sports Night doesn't deserve to be in the money-making business." A nice little jab at the network heads who were cancelling the show, but cleverly delivered within the context of the plot.

HotCorner
05-16-2005, 11:00 AM
Homicide
Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Ed
Sledgehammer

rdiersin
05-16-2005, 12:30 PM
The Andy Richter Show, Undeclared and Huddles.

Thank you, Nice to know I wasn't the only person who liked the Andy Richter show. It was doomed once fox started messing with it.

RFS62
05-16-2005, 12:53 PM
I've been watching Andy Richter reruns on INHD.

It was way to smart for network TV.

TRF
05-16-2005, 01:27 PM
Keen Eddie

So, How do you like me so far?

zombie-a-go-go
05-16-2005, 01:45 PM
Parker Lewis Can't Lose
Eerie, Indiana

Puffy
05-16-2005, 01:51 PM
(1) Brisco County, Jr.
(2) Angel
(3) The White Shadow
(4) Son of the Beach

rdiersin
05-16-2005, 02:13 PM
I've been watching Andy Richter reruns on INHD.

It was way to smart for network TV.

Definitely true RFS.

Blimpie
05-16-2005, 02:22 PM
Sorry if this once was already mentioned, but did anybody else like the show called, "Titus" ?

Falls City Beer
05-16-2005, 03:08 PM
BJ/Lobo Show

Lancelot Link

Mama's Family

Roy Tucker
05-16-2005, 03:23 PM
Deadly Games
Karen Sisco

westofyou
05-16-2005, 03:29 PM
Bridget and Bernie

The Sandy Duncan Show

Petticote Junction

Hazel

The Ghost and Mrs Muir

Lidsville

Marine Boy

Kimba the White Lion

Dobie Gillis

Falls City Beer
05-16-2005, 03:38 PM
Lidsville.

I always say, the secret to comedy? Big stuff. Big novelty sunglasses? Funny. Big latex thumbs for hitchhiking? Hilarious. Big feet? Genius.

Gigantic sombreros? Priceless.

flyer85
05-16-2005, 03:48 PM
Gilligans Island - they just left them there. Well maybe that wasn't all bad.

Thought for a "b" sci-fi flick. The "Clothes Eathing Moths Invade Gilligans Isle"

Johnny Footstool
05-16-2005, 04:12 PM
Lidsville.

I always say, the secret to comedy? Big stuff. Big novelty sunglasses? Funny. Big latex thumbs for hitchhiking? Hilarious. Big feet? Genius.

Gigantic sombreros? Priceless.

Also priceless -- disguising dope-induced freak-outs as Saturday morning kids' shows. Ah, those Krofts...

flyer85
05-16-2005, 05:03 PM
Also priceless -- disguising dope-induced freak-outs as Saturday morning kids' shows. Ah, those Krofts...like HR Pufinstuff. Nothing like lifesize psychedelic mushrooms.

Blimpie
05-16-2005, 05:17 PM
We must not forget:

Pee Wee's Playhouse

http://www.abc-kid.com/peewee/pictures/024.jpg

Falls City Beer
05-16-2005, 05:40 PM
http://www.tvtome.com/images/shows/1/4/57-5478-sm.jpg

Ye-argh, matey!

Falls City Beer
05-16-2005, 05:46 PM
http://www.tvparty.com/bgifs8/lancebanner.jpg

Two words: Gen. Ius.

RedsFan75
05-16-2005, 06:15 PM
The Tick,
The Tick,
The Tick, (Oh wait I said that. );)
Brisco County Jr.
SportsNight
Space: Above and Beyond
Futurama

LoganBuck
05-16-2005, 11:23 PM
Futurama
The Boys of Twilight
Dark Shadows: Revival
Angel
Men Behaving Badly

Yachtzee
05-17-2005, 12:05 AM
The Baseball Bunch
http://www.famouschicken.com/images2/chicken_baseball_bunch.jpg

RFS62
05-17-2005, 12:11 AM
That chicken was one funny dude.

NYMoose
05-17-2005, 09:15 AM
Emergency
The White Shadow

Sean_CaseyRules
05-17-2005, 11:52 AM
The New Tom Green Show (it was on at midnight, and it was an actuall talk show that had real people come on and do "talk show" things. granted it did have a lot of jokes and sketches, it was as horrible as the first one.)

savafan
01-25-2007, 03:15 AM
I just found out that CBS cancelled medical drama "3 LBS." after only three weeks on the schedule. I actually liked this show, as I like most of Stanley Tucci's work, and am shocked that the network didn't give it any more time to develop than three weeks. Frankly, I'm disappointed.

Razor Shines
01-25-2007, 03:20 AM
1. Arrested Development!

Rojo
01-25-2007, 03:36 AM
So NOBODY remembers the New Show? Steve Martin's Billie Jean spoof? Anyone?

jmcclain19
01-25-2007, 03:40 AM
I just found out that CBS cancelled medical drama "3 LBS." after only three weeks on the schedule. I actually liked this show, as I like most of Stanley Tucci's work, and am shocked that the network didn't give it any more time to develop than three weeks. Frankly, I'm disappointed.

Networks have an amazing quick trigger finger this year. They also doomed the Nine & Smith earlier this year, both shows that my wife and I watched the first couple episodes of and enjoyed.

Apparently - it's been noticed how little faith they are showing new shows

http://www.tvseriesfinale.com/2006/12/200607_cancelled_shows_missing_tv_series_and_upset .html


What a TV season it's been so far. The networks each debuted a number of new shows, many of them serial dramas, for the 2006-2007 season. They looked very promising and lots of viewers were hooked -- more were not. From the beginning of the season, the networks have pulled shows off the air quicker than ever before, leaving viewers with the equivalent of television whiplash. Here are the casualties.

Smith - The Ray Liotta series was the first to go. Smith debuted on September 19th and was cancelled due to declining ratings. Only three episodes aired. The four remaining completed episodes, as well as future episode synopses, were released on the CBS website (subsequently removed), and on iTunes.

Kidnapped - NBC's big serial drama under-performed network expectations and was cancelled after three episodes and pulled from the schedule after five. Luckily for viewers, NBC released the remaining seven episodes online.

Runaway - One of the new CW's two new series. The drama about a family on the run starred Donnie Wahlberg and was pulled after just three episodes. Three other episodes were reportedly completed but have gone unaired.

Happy Hour - Fox debuted one of the few new sitcoms in primetime on September 7th. The network aired three episodes in September (before the World Series took over their schedule) and one episode in November. Fox has said that 13 episodes have been completed and may be released on DVD at some point.

The Rich List - This was a game show on Fox that has the dubious distinction of being cancelled after just one episode. The single episode aired on November 2nd and was cancelled along with Happy Hour.

Twenty Good Years - This sitcom starred series veterans John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor, was pulled from the NBC schedule after just four episodes. It's doubtful that we'll ever see it again.

Justice - Fox's courtroom drama starring Alias' Victor Garber was pulled from the schedule after five episodes because of the World Series. Justice returned in October and was pulled in November after three more episodes. The series returned in December for four episodes and has been pulled from the schedule once more. Twelve episodes of Justice have aired and its unlikely that we'll ever see any more in primetime.

Apple iTunesVanished - Fox pulled their mystery serial drama after nine episodes. It was supposed to return in December but Fox opted instead to bring back Justice. Luckily (for U.S. fans with high-speed Internet access anyway) the network released the remaining four episodes online. Few viewers felt satisfied with the storyline's rushed resolution.

Six Degrees - This was the first of ABC's serial dramas to be pulled in the 2006-2007 season. Six episodes of the J.J. Abrams series have aired. At the time, it was said that Six Degrees would return in January but that doesn't look very likely at this point.

The Nine - ABC then pulled another serial drama after just seven episodes. The Nine was a character drama that focused on a 52-hour bank robbery/hostage situation and its repercussions. ABC has said that it will air the remaining six episodes in 2007 but there are no firm plans to return the series as yet. Seven episodes are available on iTunes

3 Lbs. - The Stanley Tucci medical drama was moved up from a midseason replacement show to replace CBS' cancelled Smith series. It lasted just three episodes before being cancelled itself. Those three episodes are available on iTunesiTunes while CBS has said it will release unaired episodes on their website.

Show Me the Money - The William Shatner game show seemed to be a success intitially but its popularity declined at warp speed. Six additional episodes were ordered and then quickly cancelled. Five episodes have aired to date.

Help Me Help You - Ted Danson's new sitcom about an egotistical therapist and his patients was recently cancelled after nine episodes. Four episodes are unaired. Help Me Help You was replaced by episodes of fellow sitcom Big Day but that show looks like it's headed for cancellation as well.

Day Break - The Taye Diggs dramatic series was heavily hyped by ABC and brought in to take the place of Lost until it returned in February. Unfortunately, Day Break was pulled after six episodes. ABC planned to air the seven unaired episodes online but that was reportedly delayed due to music licensing issues. Now, it seems Day Break has been purged from the ABC website completely. We've started a petition. Will fans ever be able to see the resolution to the deja vu series? Time will tell so stay tuned!

savafan
01-25-2007, 04:06 AM
Wow, hardly enough time for word of mouth to even get new viewers interested in these shows.

HumnHilghtFreel
01-25-2007, 09:58 AM
The New Tom Green Show (it was on at midnight, and it was an actuall talk show that had real people come on and do "talk show" things. granted it did have a lot of jokes and sketches, it was as horrible as the first one.)

Tom Green actually has an internet talk show now at www.tomgreen.com

It's pretty neat, he's the first person to ever do live talk show format broadcast shows like this online.

As far as cancelations, my vote will go to Space Ghost: Coast 2 Coast

Chip R
01-25-2007, 10:02 AM
Didin't they have a show last year which they cancelled even before an episode aired?

Sean_CaseyRules
01-25-2007, 10:38 AM
Sorry if this once was already mentioned, but did anybody else like the show called, "Titus" ?

I thought this show got cancelled because the dad who played Titus' dad actually died.

RichRed
01-25-2007, 10:41 AM
1. Arrested Development
2. Freaks & Geeks
3. The Tick (live action)
4. Sports Night

and the only one on my list I haven't seen mentioned yet,

5. Hooperman, which starred John Ritter

Puffy
01-25-2007, 11:29 AM
I thought this show got cancelled because the dad who played Titus' dad actually died.

Nope - Stacy Keach is still alive and kicking. He's on Prison Break as we speak.

Sweetstop
01-25-2007, 11:40 AM
I liked Linda Cardellini better on Freaks and Geeks, than in her current role on ER.

Dom Heffner
01-25-2007, 11:44 AM
Arrested Development.


No love for teen dramas like James at 15 (16),

That show was just creepy. So was the kid that played him. Even on the specials where they look back at child actors who never made it big, he's a bit off.


Manimal

This one should have been on a thread about shows that should never have been put on the air.

Imagine pitching that show?

"It's this dude who can turn into an animal! And he fights crime!"

HotCorner
01-25-2007, 11:46 AM
Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Undeclared
Sledgehammer
Ed

RFS62
01-25-2007, 11:58 AM
Andy Richter Controls the Universe




Andy Richter Controls the Universe is in reruns on INHD.

It's hilarious.

redsmetz
01-25-2007, 12:29 PM
We were sorry to see American Dreams go off the air. I agree about Sports Night.

Here's one from when I was real little, but I remember loving it - I'm Dickens, He's Fenster with John Astin and Marty Ingels

NJReds
01-25-2007, 12:32 PM
Sports Night
Firefly

savafan
01-25-2007, 12:50 PM
Who can forget, "His father is the district attorney!"

Chip R
01-25-2007, 12:53 PM
Who can forget, "His father is the district attorney!"


What did that show last, 4 episodes?

savafan
01-25-2007, 12:55 PM
What did that show last, 4 episodes?

Something like that. For something that they pitched so highly, much like that new Taye Diggs show "Daybreak", they didn't give it much time...although I doubt it would have mattered in that case. ;)

Hap
01-25-2007, 12:56 PM
So NOBODY remembers the New Show? Steve Martin's Billie Jean spoof? Anyone?

I remember Boy George Burns.

savafan
01-25-2007, 01:00 PM
There was a show that I used to love as a kid, called "Voyagers". I think the main actor committed suicide, although I'm not sure if that happened before or after the show was cancelled.

Yachtzee
01-25-2007, 02:11 PM
There was a show that I used to love as a kid, called "Voyagers". I think the main actor committed suicide, although I'm not sure if that happened before or after the show was cancelled.

Jon-Erik Hexum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon-Erik_Hexum) was an accidental suicide.

Looks like Voyagers! was cancelled before his accident. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyagers!

savafan
01-25-2007, 02:15 PM
Jon-Erik Hexum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon-Erik_Hexum) was an accidental suicide.



Wow, that was stupid.

RichRed
01-25-2007, 02:16 PM
There was a show that I used to love as a kid, called "Voyagers". I think the main actor committed suicide, although I'm not sure if that happened before or after the show was cancelled.

Jon-Erik Hexum. He died of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound when he was playing around with a prop gun on the set of a show called "Cover Up." That was after "Voyagers."

Trivia: the kid from "Voyagers," Meeno Peluce, is the half brother of Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster).

savafan
01-25-2007, 02:26 PM
Trivia: the kid from "Voyagers," Meeno Peluce, is the half brother of Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster).

I knew this. I remember him guest starring on an episode of "Punky Brewster" near the end of the series' run.

HotCorner
01-25-2007, 02:44 PM
Andy Richter Controls the Universe is in reruns on INHD.

It's hilarious.

Sweet!

minus5
01-25-2007, 04:33 PM
American Gothic
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
The Slap Maxwell Story
Fernwood 2Nite/America 2Nite
The Honeymooners
Fernwood 2nite/America 2nite
Brimstone
The MArtin Short Show/The Show Formerly Known as The Martin Short Show

Roy Tucker
01-25-2007, 04:59 PM
We were sorry to see American Dreams go off the air.

My daughters and I loved that show. They were amazed when I knew the words to the songs sung on American Bandstand.

chicoruiz
01-25-2007, 08:03 PM
- I second whomever said "Bakersfield P.D."

-I miss watching reruns of "Pensacola-Wings Of Gold" every afternoon on USA. Actually it's probably better that it's not on; watching Sandra Hess made me feel like the top of my head might come off.

-And I know the British do these things differently, but this would be a better world if there were more episodes of "Fawlty Towers" in it.

George Foster
01-26-2007, 01:15 AM
Chicago Hope

That ESPN football series ( I forget the name of the show)....it was great but the NFL told ESPN to drop the show or give up NFL games. It showed drug use, affairs, etc.

bengalsown
01-26-2007, 01:53 AM
Arrested development

minus5
01-26-2007, 10:55 AM
Fernwood 2Nite/America 2Nite



A clip from Fernwood 2-Nite

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGlee4kzjjc

BuckWoody
01-26-2007, 04:16 PM
I haven't seen anyone mention Deadwood yet. I was really bummed to hear that it was not renewed for another season. There are still supposed to be two feature length movies coming up to finalize things, I think...

Reds Fanatic
01-26-2007, 04:19 PM
I haven't seen anyone mention Deadwood yet. I was really bummed to hear that it was not renewed for another season. There are still supposed to be two feature length movies coming up to finalize things, I think...
Yes there are going to be two 2 hour movies to wrap up Deadwood.

flyer85
01-26-2007, 06:43 PM
The Tick
Firefly

dougdirt
01-26-2007, 08:14 PM
Freaks and Geeks....although it has been mentioned a million times.
The Loop (rumor is its coming back, but I dont buy it. they got rid of the 2 girls that were in it and they made the show pretty good)
Playmakers
Undeclared

westofyou
01-26-2007, 08:21 PM
What?

No mention of "When Things were Rotten" "Mr Merlin" or "Bridgett loves Bernie?"

Rojo
01-26-2007, 08:43 PM
What?

No mention of "When Things were Rotten"


Um, I did mention it and you commented.

westofyou
01-26-2007, 08:45 PM
Um, I did mention it and you commented.

You expect me to remember that?...:bang: :laugh:

pedro
01-26-2007, 08:45 PM
Mcmillan & Wife.

Rojo
01-26-2007, 08:48 PM
The MArtin Short Show/The Show Formerly Known as The Martin Short Show

Martin Short is an overlooked comedy genius. Where are the French on this one?

Blimpie
01-27-2007, 12:24 PM
The Rockford Files

ddrone
01-27-2007, 12:52 PM
Life with louie.
I loved how his dad bored Louie with war stories.

savafan
01-27-2007, 09:45 PM
http://www.nypost.com/seven/01252007/tv/hes_not_into_you__author_out_of_it_tv_michael_star r.htm

I just found out that The Greg Behrendt Show has been cancelled. I'm not usually a fan of talk shows, but I watch this one almost every day. Greg gives a lot of good advice, and seems to genuinely really care about his guests.

MrCinatit
01-27-2007, 09:56 PM
I know that the show lasted for 163 episodes (and one movie) and 11 seasons...but we dearly need Mystery Science 3000 again. There have been so many bad movies released since '99 that need "special treatment".

savafan
01-27-2007, 09:59 PM
I know that the show lasted for 163 episodes (and one movie) and 11 seasons...but we dearly need Mystery Science 3000 again. There have been so many bad movies released since '99 that need "special treatment".

Don't fear, there's a way to fix that. ;)

http://www.rifftrax.com/

WebScorpion
01-30-2007, 03:40 PM
The Paper Chase

Richie Brockelman, Private Eye

Quantum Leap

Early Edition

Firefly
:beerme:

redsfanmia
01-30-2007, 06:04 PM
Homefront
God, the Devil and Bob

BoydsOfSummer
01-31-2007, 06:36 AM
Definately Homefront. I really liked that show.

MrCinatit
01-31-2007, 07:46 AM
Don't fear, there's a way to fix that. ;)

http://www.rifftrax.com/

Oh my!
I did not know about his - Mike, Crow and Servo, back together again all this time, and clueless ol' me not having a clue!
Now, if only Joel, TV's Frank and Dr. Forrester were also involved....

Tom Servo
01-31-2007, 08:17 AM
I know that the show lasted for 163 episodes (and one movie) and 11 seasons...but we dearly need Mystery Science 3000 again. There have been so many bad movies released since '99 that need "special treatment".
Agreed to the fullest extent of being able to agree.

KYRedsFan
01-31-2007, 04:16 PM
Arrested Development
Heat Vision and Jack

minus5
01-31-2007, 04:20 PM
Brooklyn Bridge. Loved that show

LoganBuck
01-31-2007, 04:51 PM
My DVR recorded Daybreak because it was set for Lost.

I actually enjoyed the show, but it was more of a passing interest. I would like to know how it ends.