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Favorite quickly cancelled television series

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by friend of the friendless, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    I can't explain why but I'm always drawn to series that struggle or fail to get traction. It doesn't mean they're bad, ie a case to be made that Freaks and Geeks is one of the greatest comedy series if not the greatest ever.

    A few stick out for me:

    The Nine
    Man of the People
    Bay City Blues
    The Senator
    My World and Welcome to It
    Richie Brockelman


    YHS, etc
  2. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    Cop Rock
  3. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Knights of Prosperity
    I'll Fly Away (just got it on black-market DVD)

    YHS, etc
  4. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    How quickly cancelled are we talking? I still love SportsNight for what it's worth.
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Buffalo Bill (Dabney Coleman was great)

    And Alas, probably Detriot 187
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Andy Richter Controls the Universe
  7. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    One season is a quick cancellation. Less than a season is more common now than it used to be. Early second is a quick one, if it comes on as a mid-season replacement.

    Arrested Development doesn't qualify. SportsNight would.

    Buffalo Bill and The Slap Maxwell Story are absolute gems.

    YHS, etc
  8. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Firefly is my favorite show that only made it a year.
  9. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    That's funny. The very first thing that popped into my head. I loved that show.

  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Peter Falk's Trials of O'Brien, from the mid-60s.

    One season, 22 episodes.

    Elaine Stritch was his secretary.

    Consistently tremendous.
  11. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    off the top of my head:

    Rubicon (although the finale made me less upset)
    Love Monkey
    Better Off Ted (while 2 seasons, beyond me how this wasn't a huge hit)
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