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TV shows that ended too soon.

We all know that most TV viewers have no taste (just look at friends or the 200+ seasons of the Kartrashians) and this leads to great shows getting aborted prematurely. Which of such shows do you miss/rewatch the most? Mine are below:

The Comeback: This show has one of my favourite troupes ever: mocking reality TV. Lisa Kudrow is a comic genius and the show as a whole is great.

Enlightenment: Laura Dern tries to turn from an angry raging corporate person to a calmer and well-meaning stoic. Some of her older traits still permeate though and the people around her are hesitant to believe her new persona.

by Anonymousreply 42306/18/2021

Rome, Carneval, Profit, American Gothic, Rectify,

by Anonymousreply 106/01/2021

I'd love to see new seasons of both The Comeback and Enlightened. I think The Comeback will be more likely. Lisa Kudrow has admitted to having thoughts about a third season constantly.

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by Anonymousreply 306/01/2021

Spartacus. Every time I rewatch, I wish it was longer.

by Anonymousreply 406/01/2021

Enlightened could definitely morph into more adventures for Mike and Laura. She basically 'won' at the end of the series, but she could try another corporation and start losing again, which is funnier.

by Anonymousreply 506/01/2021

PRODIGAL SON - campiest serial killer series ever. I want Bellamy Young as my mother!

by Anonymousreply 606/01/2021

"Kolchak: The Night Stalker"

by Anonymousreply 706/01/2021

Lol, the semi annual thread emerges, and so does my eternal answer Swingtown.

by Anonymousreply 806/01/2021

same thing I say every time

The Oblongs

The Powers that Be


by Anonymousreply 906/01/2021

Frank’s Place

by Anonymousreply 1006/01/2021

I'll Fly Away. God, I loved this show so much, but I must've been the only one, because it barely lasted two seasons. Remarkable writing and acting. Was way too good for network TV.

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by Anonymousreply 1106/01/2021

The Secret Circle. It was cancelled. Witches Of East End. Also cancelled. Helstrom. Another cancelled show.

Yet fucking horseshit trash like Riverdale, Nancy Drew, Dickinson, & Warrior Nun are still going.

by Anonymousreply 1206/01/2021

What I said before on earlier threads on this topic: "Rubicon". A great, smart show that AMC killed in order to redirect the budget to their dumb zombiefest.

"Good Behavior" - it was very entertaining and Michelle Dockery and Juan Diego Botto had great chemistry together.

by Anonymousreply 1306/01/2021

R11, I agree with you. Fantastic show.

by Anonymousreply 1406/01/2021

Game of Thrones. There was no reason HBO needed to wrap the show up in such a hasty way. It could have gone on for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 1506/01/2021

Penny Dreadful. Two and a half great seasons, followed by a rushed, borderline nonsensical half of a season, and then it was over. This was another show that could have gone on for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 1606/01/2021

My So-Called Life

Strangers With Candy

by Anonymousreply 1706/01/2021

WKRP in Cincinnati. The fourth season built things so well. It had gotten so good. It needed one more season to play out those themes.

by Anonymousreply 1806/01/2021

Pan Am. Lead me as a young teen to curate an interest in aviation. Then I met my ex through a community related to aviation. It needs another season!

by Anonymousreply 1906/01/2021


Stargate Universe

by Anonymousreply 2006/01/2021

Freaks and Geeks. Although the one season works beautifully all by itself.

by Anonymousreply 2106/01/2021

The Golden Palace

by Anonymousreply 2206/01/2021

I liked Bearcats! (1971), with hunks Rod Taylor and Dennis Cole only 14 episodes, 1 season.

by Anonymousreply 2306/01/2021

"Dirt" starring Courtney Cox. Also, "Action" a comedy with Jay Mohr and Ileana Douglas

by Anonymousreply 2406/01/2021

and obviously, Hannibal

by Anonymousreply 2506/01/2021

A third vote for I'll Fly Away. It was my favorite show when it was on, 1991-93. I was heartened to learn in the PBS wrapup episode Brand-Falsey did later in 1993 that John Morgan died young, allowing us to assume it was AIDS. He had seemed gay to me. We shared an interest as six-year-olds in Classics Illustrated comic books, if nothing else.

Jeremy London certainly was crushworthy.

Fortunately, Homicide: Life on the Street appeared on NBC shortly before I'll Fly Away was canceled, and became my new favorite show. In retrospect, I sometimes think it was better that I'll Fly Away was canceled early, so we didn't suffer the indignity of having the NBC suits ruin it the way they did Homicide around season 4.

by Anonymousreply 2606/01/2021

Last Man on Earth....

I really loved that wacky show!

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by Anonymousreply 2806/01/2021

R10 My husband and I sold a spec script to Frank’s Place!

by Anonymousreply 2906/01/2021

R29 wow! That was a great show.

by Anonymousreply 3006/02/2021

Pushing Daisies

Book of Daniel

Nothing Sacred

Brooklyn Bridge

by Anonymousreply 3106/02/2021

The Apprentice

by Anonymousreply 3206/02/2021

On netflix: Nobody's looking, a very good brazilian show about angelus, very funny, they even won a golden globe I think. Cancel after the 1st season, and finish on a big twist, we will never know what happen next!!!

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The Nine

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Imposters. Rob Heaps and Parker Young had great chemistry.

by Anonymousreply 3706/02/2021

Speaking of Parker Young, I would have been happy with a few more seasons, or even episodes, of Enlisted, especially with brotherly shower scenes.

by Anonymousreply 3806/02/2021

Soap. Susan Harris had planned for a fifth and final season, but ABC canceled it after season 4. Season 4 was not its bed, but it hadn't jumped the shark and could easily have squeezed out another good year.

by Anonymousreply 3906/02/2021

Darren Star's Grosse Pointe.

by Anonymousreply 4006/02/2021

I also enjoyed Sarah Michelle Gellar's Ringer(although I'm not sure how it would have held up in the long run), and Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant had something special in Santa Clarita Diet.

by Anonymousreply 4106/02/2021

I don’t play favorites. A mother always sees her children with equal amounts of affection. My poor Rhoda should have been afforded the chance to wrap things up properly. Does anyone need something to eat?

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by Anonymousreply 4206/02/2021

Another vote for “Pushing Daisies”

“A Gifted Man”

by Anonymousreply 4306/02/2021

Happy Days. Love Boat. Married with Children.

by Anonymousreply 4406/02/2021

Southland. I absolutely loved that show with top-notch acting and interesting and different storylines.

I second Homicide: Life on the Streets.

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by Anonymousreply 4606/02/2021

Twin Peaks, Penny Dreadful, On Becoming a God in Central Florida (was renewed but became a casualty of Covid-19), Hannibal, Monsters, Tales From the Darkside, Ash vs Evil Dead

by Anonymousreply 4706/02/2021

I adored On Being a God in Central Florida! Was disappointed about it not getting a second season which it totally deserved.

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I know this may sound insane but I actually wish "Gilligan's Island" had run longer. I think it would've been interesting to see how much more bizarre the show would have become the longer they spent on that island. I also have little doubt that, had it run past five seasons, we would've had another "Dick York/Dick Sargent" situation as I'm sure Tina Louise would've bailed after her contract was over and the producers would've been forced to replace her.

by Anonymousreply 5006/02/2021

The Crossing


The Edge of Night

by Anonymousreply 5106/02/2021

Oh, if we’re adding renewed but, COVID cancelled shows here then the Netflix triumvirate of well rounded LGBTQ+ characters in shows: Society, Teenage Bounty Hunters and I Am Not OK with This.

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by Anonymousreply 5306/02/2021

I think The West Wing could have continued with President Santos!

by Anonymousreply 5406/02/2021

"Get a Life"---Bob Elliot, Chris Elliot, and Elinor Donahue. Brilliant sit-com.

"Tour of Duty"---Gritty drama about the Vietnam War, with a sterling and handsome cast!

"Law and Order"---Original. Because it wasn't allowed to beat the longevity record of "Gunsmoke."

"Max Headroom"---Genius, avant-garde Sci-Fi TV.

"American Dreams"---A show about growing up with, and on, "Bandstand"?! Awesome. (My late best friend used to dance on the Philly original.)

So many more!

by Anonymousreply 5506/02/2021

R9, I saw that INXS line-up with JD Fortune and OMG, JD was HOT!! I was bummed at their eventual falling-out.

by Anonymousreply 5606/02/2021

Downton Abbey - I want it to go on for ever and ever!

by Anonymousreply 5706/02/2021

Enlightened. Funny and satiric without being cruel and warm without being sickeningly sweet. Can't believe it was cancelled while loads of shitty shows are still regularly renewed.

by Anonymousreply 5806/02/2021

Begone, frau r57.

by Anonymousreply 5906/02/2021

Edit,meant to write I agree with op about enlightened

by Anonymousreply 6006/02/2021

The Knick. For the acting, the storylines (often based on fact), the music, and the matchless immersion into the dawn of the 1900s in NYC.

The Thick of It. Haven't found anything funnier anywhere. I'm still looking.

by Anonymousreply 6106/02/2021

White Collar

by Anonymousreply 6206/02/2021

R3 Firefly was supposed to get much worse, from plot details that have leaked out. A bullet was dodged there.

Carnivale was so good. Unique, compelling, haunting, fantastical. Really wish they'd bring it back. It would do so much better were it on today.

Ugly Betty managed to end very nicely, but I wish there had been a 5th season. Cancelling it after messing around with the timeslot was shitty. Dumping Vanessa Williams onto Desperate Housewives wasn3mich of a consolation prize.

ABC really fucked that up.

by Anonymousreply 6306/02/2021

The British Queer as Folk

by Anonymousreply 6406/02/2021

[quote]I think The West Wing could have continued with President Santos!

Ugh! Jimmy Smits is #2 on my list of "Actors who surprised you by becoming big stars" list (after Ben Affleck). I stopped watching when they hired him.

by Anonymousreply 6506/02/2021

[quote] I Am Not OK with This

Good choice! I really liked that show and I’m kinda shocked that it didn't get a second season. I mean when you think of all the crap clogging up Netflix...

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Hannibal Game of Thrones last season was too rushed and did not do justice to the world building that came before. Veronica Mars - it came back as a fan funded movie and new season with the characters as adults, but it wasn’t the same.

The Avengers with Diana Rigg, she was only on 2 seasons nut I adored her red hair, 60s Fashion, and silly plots and banter.

by Anonymousreply 6806/02/2021

The Ropers, if only to spare poor Norman Fell of laboring under the illusion that his job on Three's Company was waiting for him if the Ropers didn't last a full seasons. What a slap in the face that must've been!

by Anonymousreply 6906/02/2021

Better Off Ted: It really nailed zany corporate satire.

HBO's Rome: Supposed to go 5 seasons but canceled after 2. To make matters worse, they squished the season 2 and 3 plotlines into the shortened second season.

by Anonymousreply 7006/02/2021

Another vote for Deadwood, sexy western

by Anonymousreply 7106/02/2021

Sex and the city, after the show run I want 2 movies and a revival. It’s deep and intelligent

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My So Called Life

Freaks and Geeks



Twin Peaks

Muppets Tonight

by Anonymousreply 7306/02/2021

The uk series ‘this life’, ‘my so-called life’, Kindred: the embraced

by Anonymousreply 7406/02/2021

Herman’s Head

by Anonymousreply 7506/02/2021

I thought I was the only one who still fondly remembers Better Off Ted.

by Anonymousreply 7606/02/2021

R29, was it produced? Was it the one where some guy died and they kept losing his body? That was so funny I busted a gut laughing, I hesitate to rewatch in know.

by Anonymousreply 7706/02/2021

Harsh Realm. They made 9 episodes and cancelled it after only airing 3, citing low ratings. Rumour has it the Fox network was annoyed at Chris Carter for finishing Millennium. But yet they kept dragging X-Files back for shitty season after shitty season once Vince Gilligan left the writing team.

by Anonymousreply 7806/02/2021

I would also love to see another season of The Comeback. The fact that the second season really dealt with the fallout from the first season in a meaningful way was fantastic. It would be interesting to see what happens after the finale of the second.

The most recent disappointment in cancellations for me was GLOW. Netflix cutting off its final season is a real gut punch considering where the show left off. And sadly, its cancellation feels like a repeat of the real GLOW's demise.

by Anonymousreply 7906/02/2021

R78, thanks for reminding me about "Millennium". I LOVED that show and vastly preferred it to "The X-Files". It was darker, more sinister, and Lance Henriksen could act circles around David Duchovny.

by Anonymousreply 8006/02/2021

Wiseguy - Ken Wahl in tight jeans forever.

Max Gail in "Tight Trousers and Speedos" - was that ever a series? It should have been.

by Anonymousreply 8106/02/2021

I'm really glad to see "I'll Fly Away" listed here, R11. That it was canceled so soon is criminal. It's still an all-time favorite.

by Anonymousreply 8206/02/2021

Oh, yes, r51.... Invasion. I forgot about that one. That was good.

by Anonymousreply 8306/02/2021

The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. The show had some great music.

by Anonymousreply 8406/02/2021

The Jury

by Anonymousreply 8506/02/2021

Not many people remember a comedy about seedy Hollywood, Action, which starred Jay Mohr. Iliana Douglas was in it too, she played a high class whore. Only lasted 1 season, all of the 13 episodes were golden, as if written by cynical, cunty writers who’ve seen and experienced actual stuff depicted in the plot but 100x worse.

by Anonymousreply 8606/02/2021

Fox had a lot of shows that were just too ahead of their time.


Kitchen Confidential

Grosse Point


LA to Vegas

by Anonymousreply 8706/02/2021

The Kids Are Alright was very good.

by Anonymousreply 8806/02/2021

Agent Carter- Two seasons ended with a cliffhanger. Love that era and Hayley Atwell was phenomenal! Would be nice to have a Disney+ limited series to wrap it up.

Constantine- This show and the character were so much better than the schlock that is "Legends of Tomorrow". I hate having to watch it just to look at Matt Ryan.

Star Trek: Enterprise- Not as bad as I remember or as others have claimed. It should have gotten the usual Trek seven seasons to really complete the experience. Also, if it was going to end early, at least end with Trip and T'pol's daughter instead of fucking Berman's glorified "one last episode of TNG" with Trip's death!

by Anonymousreply 8906/02/2021

On Becoming a God in Central Florida is kaput for good? Or just delayed?

by Anonymousreply 9006/02/2021

Action was fucking genius and ahead of its time, too snarky for the time. Keanu had a cameo.

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Not that it was a great show, but Devious Maids was a guilty pleasure of mine and they were mixing things up and setting up some pairings and dynamics for the next season that had potential. I felt it could have gone on a couple of more seasons.

I forgot about Invasion. I was pretty bitter about that because it left things on a big cliffhanger and it seemed to have a good chance of getting renewed. Again not necessarily the best series on television, but I found it entertaining.

I have mixed feelings about Twins Peaks. I loved the show, but it kind of spun its wheels after the Bob reveal. It probably could have used one more season with the direction this will be the last year - bring things to a conclusion. I guess they did do that a couple of years ago, but have not watched the delayed season 3 yet.

WKRP definitely got jerked around by the network and should have had a least one more year.

Timeless could have had another season. Also time travel related - Voyageurs could have gone on indefinitely due to the appearance of Jon Eric Hexum as I was reaching puberty.

Agree about The Powers That Be. I only saw a couple of episodes, but it had a great cast and some smart writing. Was it on Saturday? I feel like it was on a day and time that most of its target audience would not be home.

Also, not necessarily great art, but I enjoyed the Old Adventures of New Christine and felt like it was still funny and far from the running on fumes stage when it got cancelled.

Angel needed one more season. The show had seemed like it had gotten back on track after an uneven season that it would have been nice to give it even a short season to wrap things up.

by Anonymousreply 9206/02/2021

[quote] 6"Under

"Six Inches Under"?

by Anonymousreply 9306/02/2021

Cybil could’ve gone on longer.

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The Fantastic Journey

Space: 1999

by Anonymousreply 9506/02/2021

Flamingo Road. Yes, it was a super-trashy soap, but was very addictive and well-written by Rita Lakin. Great theme song. Howard Duff was excellent as the villain, and Morgan Fairchild was her regularly campy hoot. If it hadn't been on NBC, with its struggling prime time lineup across the board, it probably would've succeeded and lasted beyond two seasons.

by Anonymousreply 9606/02/2021

Joannie Loves Chachi

by Anonymousreply 9706/02/2021

"Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman."

by Anonymousreply 9806/02/2021

R73- I liked Rome too. Unfortunately the sets burned down which made it difficult to film anymore episodes. I read that each season cost $100 million to film. WOW

by Anonymousreply 9906/02/2021

Speaking of trashy night time soaps -- I enjoyed Savanah. The show actually seemed to have story lines and some long term plans and was not just going for the shock effect. It could have gone well past the second season. It is a little sad that they Dynasty reboot has lasted longer (what does a show have to do to get cancelled on the CW?)

by Anonymousreply 10006/02/2021

Bridget Loves Bernie

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The Family - Joan Allen is a politician whose young son disappeared ten years ago and presumed dead is found as a teenager. Teenager is not really their son and creepy and they slowly figure it out but keep up the farce for her career. Last episode of the season is real son calling home. Didn't get renewed for second season. So much potential this show had.

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Ethel Loves Fred

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Good Christian Bitches.

Trial & Error

Kristin Chenoweth was in both.

by Anonymousreply 10506/02/2021

Santa Clarita Diet lasted three seasons, but I think it could have gone on one more season given what happened at the end of the last episode of season 3.

by Anonymousreply 10606/02/2021

R105 I agree on both of those shows. Good Christian Bitches would have been better off as a cable show.

by Anonymousreply 10706/02/2021

My So Called Life

The Addams Family

by Anonymousreply 10806/02/2021

Dark Shadows (1991)

The Exorcist


by Anonymousreply 10906/02/2021

Brimstone-late 90s supernatural show where Peter Horton played an NYPD detective who killed his wife's rapist in the 80s and died in a subway accident a month or so later. His character is sent to Hell and years later the Devil played by John Glover makes a deal with him to have him return to Earth to capture souls who escaped Hell. It was a weird show, but enjoyable given the guest actors who played the people/souls who escaped Hell.

by Anonymousreply 11006/02/2021

The least Netflix could do when it cancels a show like Glow or Santa Clarita Diet is to give it a 2-hour movie to wrap things up. It's a bummer to rewatch a series you know has no real ending.

Does anyone remember a show called Swingtown? It was about suburbanites exploring open marriage in the 70s. It had a good concept and good performances; it was originally supposed to go to Showtime and wound up on CBS. They had to sanitize the show to air it on network TV and that was its death knell.

by Anonymousreply 11106/02/2021

I bet no one remembers VR.5! Lori Singer as a shut-in 90's cyberpunk with a mysterious tragic past, who discovers she can hack into peoples' subconscious to gain information and influence behavior. It's like Inception meets The Net. And it has *Louis Fletcher* as the creepiest mother since Flowers in the Attic!

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Dark Shadows (1991)

Yes! Season 2 was going to be the Quentin storyline and that fine ass Adrian Paul was going to play him.

by Anonymousreply 11306/02/2021

A New Day in Eden, cable soap from Doug Marland.

by Anonymousreply 11406/02/2021

V- no the show was not as good as the series but it had potential. Though the planned killing of Julie in season 2 due to Faye Grant being unhappy the misogynistic writers sidelined Julie in favor of Donovan being the Leader would have been stupid.

Swing town- YES! Whoever said that you’re so right.

Guiding Light- still salty over that.

by Anonymousreply 11506/02/2021

ahem, THE Guiding Light

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R34 = Nigel Tufnel

by Anonymousreply 11806/02/2021

Fuck off, Cunt OP . . . Friends was a great show. I guess you prefer Supernatural or some other shitty CW trash.

by Anonymousreply 11906/02/2021

I might have missed it, but did anyone mention Happy Endings?

by Anonymousreply 12006/02/2021

Bakersfield, P. D.

The Critic

Women In Prison

by Anonymousreply 12106/02/2021

R119- The Munsters was a great show. All In The Family was a great show.

Friends was NOT a great show.

by Anonymousreply 12206/02/2021

Co-sign r120 and Happy Endings.

by Anonymousreply 12306/02/2021

Cruel Intentions. The leaked pilot was fun.

by Anonymousreply 12406/02/2021

There was some medical show on NBC in the showed real life medical situations, but was not like the sleazy "reality" medical shows of today. I wish I could remember the name of it. It was a very good show but didn't last long. I don't think people wanted to see things like that then. But it was a very good show and should have stayed on longer.

by Anonymousreply 12506/02/2021

The Riches, lasted 1 season on FX, starred Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver as a shady married couple who took over the identities of an upper-middle class couple on their way to their new house in a gated community.

by Anonymousreply 12606/02/2021

American Gothic with Gary Cole and Crime Story with Dennis Farina.

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Action! is the show I always mention on these threads. Don't forget the exclamation mark!

The episode that sticks out in my mind is the one where Jay Mohr (then at his most fuckable) gets a blowjob from a dude. You don't witness the head bobbing up and down on his knob, but from the pleasured reactions on Mohr's face I could imagine it was myself doing the deed.

by Anonymousreply 12906/02/2021

Battlestar Galactica (1978)

by Anonymousreply 13006/02/2021

I loved something called Beggars and Choosers on Showtime. It was great.

by Anonymousreply 13106/02/2021

R119 It's ok to have shit taste. Inelegant people are people too.

by Anonymousreply 13206/02/2021

"Mike and Molly" could have run at least one more season. The show boasted one of the best ensembles ever for a sitcom.

by Anonymousreply 13306/02/2021

r25 I'd argue by season 3, Hannibal was no longer a series. It had morphed into something else that I lack the ability to describe

by Anonymousreply 13406/02/2021

[quote] "Law and Order"---Original. Because it wasn't allowed to beat the longevity record of "Gunsmoke."

It had nothing to do with that. Dick Wolf got into a pissing match with NBC about how much money NBC would pay for another season. Neither side would budge and Wolf just shut the whole show down, almost out of spite. It was a very last minute decision, after the 20th season finale had been shot and everyone thought they were coming back. That's why there was no series finale. If the show had come back, Kathryn Erbe in her Lt. Eames character from Criminal Intent was going to replace S. Epatha Merkerson as the precinct commander.

White Collar -- It was a very expensive show to produce. The ratings were good but not great and really didn't justify the cost. The producers didn't want to do the show on the cheap so they just shut it down.

by Anonymousreply 13506/02/2021

r126 The Riches had two seasons, the 2nd was cut short because of a writers strike and then it was cancelled

by Anonymousreply 13606/02/2021

r111 Netflix might still do a GLOW finale / movie. Netflix will continue to be the king of cancelling good shows because they wildly overspend on series, then cancel them if they aren't continuing to bring in new subscribers. Totally different economic motivation than what networks or even cable stations have.

Mark Maron talked about how GLOW might be good to finish as a movie because its so much cheaper than shooting a series. (All the scenes for a location can be shot together to save time and money with much less downtime).

by Anonymousreply 13706/02/2021

The Powers That Be was hilarious, and it had a brilliant cast. I was shocked that it didn’t find an audience.

I really enjoyed The 5 Mrs Buchanans. I still watch it on Youtube, and it holds up well.

The Class was another sitcom that I think had the potential to be every bit as good as Friends, but it seemed as if everyone involved in it lost faith in it by the last few episodes. I wonder if the cast &writers already knew it wouldn’t be renewed? I’m glad so many of the cast went on to better things.

Savannah had George Eads wrapped in a towel, which at that time I could have watched for at least another few years.

On a more recent note, I only discovered Superstore a few months ago and was extremely dismayed when I heard it was coming to an end. I know America Ferrera wanted to leave, but the characters were so strong that I think it could have gone on without her for another few years. It had so many strong characters and the writing never dropped in quality.

I loved The Trials of Rosie O’Neill, because I love Sharon Gless. The series had such a wistful tone. I really loved it.

by Anonymousreply 13806/02/2021

My all-time favorite tv show that died too soon is Pushing Daisies. It’s amazing that such an original show got on network tv and wasn’t canceled after 1 season. It should’ve gone on much longer than 2 glorious seasons. A well-written show that has its premise a pie baker who has the ability to temporarily revive the dead, it deserved more than just critical acclaim that it received. A network tv show that featured an episode with Ellen Greene, Kristin Chenoweth, and Swoozie Kurtz singing Birdhouse in Your Soul. That’s how wtf and whimsical it was.

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Don't Trust the B in Apt 23

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by Anonymousreply 14006/02/2021

I agree about My So-Called Life, Savannah, The Family and Looking and I add:

Jericho - Nuts! Seaquest DSV Galactica 1980 Knots Landing Queer As Folk US Melrose Place reboot Dallas reboot Bossom Buddies Teen Wolf Boy Meets Boy Playing It Straight Some of My Best Friends The Mole Bootcamp The Greatest American Hero Under the Dome Flash Foward Last Resort Champions

by Anonymousreply 14106/02/2021

Rome (see above). Any talks of revival/continuation?

by Anonymousreply 14206/03/2021

Another Fox show that just couldn't make it was called "Reunion". Another high concept Fox show that was probably ahead of its time. I also loved the show the Loop with that cutie pie Bret Harrison.

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Jericho. I’d forgotten about that one. Dystopian and frightening but I think it was running out of plots.

by Anonymousreply 14406/03/2021

R135- I ALWAYS thought that Law And Order: Criminal Intent was a better show than SVU or even the original Law And Order.

by Anonymousreply 14506/03/2021

^Definitely better written, but I couldn't take that Vincent guy with his affected acting, complete with tics. Give me Meloni any day of the week.

by Anonymousreply 14606/03/2021

R146- Do you mean Goren?

I couldn't take Stabler and his moral ( Bridge and Tunnel) outrage in every other scene.

by Anonymousreply 14706/03/2021

Vincent D'Onofrio drove me crazy, too, r146. Tic, tic, tic, tic, tic............You will look at MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

by Anonymousreply 14806/03/2021

No show ended too soon. Even the brilliant ones like the original The Office was right to quit after two short seasons. There was nothing left to say. Everything more would just ruin it. But there are millions of shows that stayed on way too long.

by Anonymousreply 14906/03/2021

Yes we know you want the Comeback & Enlightened because you’re always talking about them. They weren’t that great & the6 didn’t end too soon.

As for Rome, it was supplanted by GoT. Rome was very expensive, lasted 2 seasons but didn’t get great ratings. It was poorly advertised, showing blood & Julius Caesar’s red painted face all the time. If they’d used other imagery, maybe people wouldve bothered watching, but it looked like a 1950s biblical/Roman/Egypt saga from the 1950s in the previews. Lots of yelling, painted faces, swords raised, puddles of blood. Really poor marketing.

So Rome was cancelled due to poor viewership and HBO was greed to pick up Game of Thrones, which opened up with magic zombies. The very first scene is about guys from a scary icy castle hunting for people & coming up against magic zombies who commit an atrocity in a snowy forest. It was practically an instant hit.

The main character was unexpectedly killed off. This was super-surprising to younger audiences who never saw Psycho. How can they doooooo that? And GoT had a blonde sexpot taking off her clothes in practically every scene she was she had witchy superpowers. And then...dragons.

Compare that to the underwhelming sexiness of Cleopatra in Rome and her dwarfy companion (who was no Tyrion Lannister). Cleo was dull as dishwater.

Atia of the Julii was sexy, but too campy by a mile. She was no match for Cersei Lannister.

Servilia, let’s face it, had seen her best years a few decades previously.

Octavia was wan, skinny & gawky looking when they forced her gross sex scenes upon us.

Octavian was clinically brutal, while Joffrey was maniacally brutal.

Cersei and her brother Jamie weren’t as horrifying in their incest as Octavia & Octavian in Rome.

Julius Caesar had a bit of a speech impediment and couldn’t hold a torch to Tywin Lannister. He was better in a secondary role as the leader of the wildlings.

Basically, GoT took the characters from Rome and improved on them while adding magic/witches/dragons. Rome was a dress rehearsal for GoT. Unfortunately GoT had a Wizard of Oz-type ending where everybody goes through hell only to learn that it was all going to be neatly tied up in a bundle after all kinds of people (and dogs - large & small) went through a shitload of suffering for you.

by Anonymousreply 15006/03/2021

Freaks and Geeks is the most perfect example of a great show that ended too soon. NBC kept fucking with the airtime and postponing episodes just when they should have been nurturing for a growing audience. I recall searching each week to figure out what date and time it will be on or if it was airing at all. But it is possible that the quality would not have been consistent if there was a second season.

by Anonymousreply 15106/03/2021

Happy Endings!

by Anonymousreply 15206/03/2021

I thought "Enlisted" was great and would have watched more, and not just for Parker Young and Chris Lowell. I also liked "Happy Endings" a lot but wonder if it would have gotten annoying after much longer.

I'm super bummed that "The Society" on Netflix won't be getting any more seasons. I totally got into it and there was also a cute gay subplot.

by Anonymousreply 15306/03/2021

Dead like me

by Anonymousreply 15406/03/2021

I think Dead Like Me is ending right on schedule, but we’ll have to wait and see.

by Anonymousreply 15506/03/2021

A Year in the Life OWNS THIS THREAD.

The show was fantastic, but cancelled after a year. Cursed -- almost everyone is either dead, died of drug-related issues, or 'the AIDS'.

David Oliver: AIDS

Morgan Stevens: Beat the hell up by cops about four years later, never recovered.

Amanda Peterson: Huge drug issues...finally dropped dead.

And of course we can't forget, DL Fav Sarah Jessica Parker, before her Horseface Period.

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[quote] NBC kept fucking with the airtime and postponing episodes just when they should have been nurturing for a growing audience.

When it comes to Friends, don’t forget NBC marathon-nighted it a couple of times to get attention. They would show back-to-back episodes, then the following night they’d do the same thing. They should’ve done this with more series to get an audience

by Anonymousreply 15706/03/2021

OP, you have good taste. What else would you recommend?

by Anonymousreply 15806/03/2021

If we’re brining back any SJP show at all it should be Square Pegs.

by Anonymousreply 15906/03/2021

Speaking of Aaron spelling’s ‘Savannah’ which I rather enjoyed there was ‘2000 Malibu road’ as well which I think was a great night time soap starting drew Barrymore and Jennifer beals.

by Anonymousreply 16006/03/2021

Fair Exchange

by Anonymousreply 16106/03/2021

The Mick. I’ll never understand why Fox canceled it when it seemed to be doing well.

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My partner and I used to refer to L&O:CI as "If Jessica Fletcher was suffering from Asperger's". It became pretty formulaic early on: Goren would gather suspects and co-conspirators in an interrogation room, start getting into their faces, wildly gesticulating and doing his little Asperger's dance and they would start confessing spontaneously, while Kathryn Erbe and Eric Bogossian would make some snarky comments behind the glass.

by Anonymousreply 16306/03/2021

I liked Law and Order: Trial by Jury

by Anonymousreply 16406/03/2021

[quote] The Critic

I agree. I did a rewatch of this show on Crackle around the holidays and it should have lasted longer.

by Anonymousreply 16506/03/2021

AMC’s “Rubicon” (someone else mentioned it and I’m seconding it.

“Head Case” and “Party Down” on Starz.

Also “Freaks and Geeks”.

by Anonymousreply 16606/03/2021

The OA. I want to know where it was going.

by Anonymousreply 16706/03/2021

He & She

The Big Gay Sketch Show

Jonathan Creek

by Anonymousreply 16806/03/2021

The Melrose Place reboot that lasted just one season on The CW was awful at first but by mid-season rebooted itself and was really good from mid-season on. And then it got canceled.

Meanwhile, The CW's shitty Dynasty reboot no one watches has somehow gone on for three or four seasons and is already renewed for this season that just started AND another season beyond that.

by Anonymousreply 16906/03/2021

Trophy Wife on ABC

by Anonymousreply 17006/03/2021

The Munsters

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by Anonymousreply 17206/03/2021

Fair Exchange, mentioned above, was the very first TV show brought back after cancellation due to a huge write-in campaign directed at CBS. It flopped again.

by Anonymousreply 17306/04/2021

I loved Fair Exchange, r173. It was my intro to Judy Carne.

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Once and Again was great, and aged quite well. It definitively deserved a couple of more seasons.

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"Almost Human"



"Jupiter's Legacy"

by Anonymousreply 17606/04/2021

Thanks to this thread, I'm re-watching Getting On and it's just as good as I remember. It holds up well. One of the best black comedies ever. The actors are all outstanding. Funny moments touched with heartbreaking moments touched with unexpected acts of kindness.

by Anonymousreply 17706/04/2021

Now and Again -- Some overweight man's brain is preserved in Eric Close's (in his prime) body. While it sounds like it could be amazingly bad, it was a decent drama with some suspense. Sadly, it also ended on a big cliffhanger (I think midseason there were signs it would be renewed, but did not happen).

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R178 I loved that show and was so disappointed that it wasn’t renewed. .

by Anonymousreply 17906/04/2021

Friday Night Lights - I could watch 20 seasons of this show and the characters Texas small town drama.

by Anonymousreply 18006/04/2021

R150 must be a blast at a party!

by Anonymousreply 18106/04/2021

Brooklyn Bridge-CBS drama about a Jewish family in the 50s.

by Anonymousreply 18206/04/2021

Wild Wild West

by Anonymousreply 18306/04/2021

You're in the Picture!

by Anonymousreply 18406/04/2021

"Nurse" starring Michael Learned

by Anonymousreply 18506/04/2021

Planet Of The Apes (1974)

by Anonymousreply 18606/04/2021

Battle of the Network Stars

by Anonymousreply 18706/04/2021

I'm surprised they haven't brought back Battle of the Network Stars. I would think it wouldn't be that difficult to produce, plus you get a bunch of B and C listers and pay them $10,000 for the episode and you're good to go, so how expensive could it be?

by Anonymousreply 18806/04/2021

Battle of the Streaming and Premium Cable stars!

by Anonymousreply 18906/04/2021

Circus of the Stars but with Real Housewives falling off the trapeze onto their faces!

by Anonymousreply 19006/04/2021

I'm not certain, but weren't circuses cancelled?

by Anonymousreply 19106/04/2021

Going back to the 80s:

It's Your Move


MacGruder and Loud

I want so badly to say Moonlighting, but considering how much the quality tanked by the end, it was best to put it out of its misery.

by Anonymousreply 19206/04/2021


Loose ends not tied up. Needs another season at least!

by Anonymousreply 19306/04/2021

R193, they did a final 2 hour movie/episode that tied up the loose ends.

by Anonymousreply 19406/04/2021

Another vote for I'll Fly Away. Great show that was cancelled too soon.

Also, Homicide: Life on the Street although they did film a TV movie to let us know how everyone ended up.

by Anonymousreply 19506/04/2021

Homefront was another good one.

by Anonymousreply 19606/04/2021

Because of this thread I'm watching Devious Maids on Tubi TV.

by Anonymousreply 19706/04/2021

[quote]I'm surprised they haven't brought back Battle of the Network Stars. I would think it wouldn't be that difficult to produce, plus you get a bunch of B and C listers and pay them $10,000 for the episode and you're good to go, so how expensive could it be?

It was revived for awhile in the summer of 2017.

by Anonymousreply 19806/04/2021

[quote]The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. The show had some great music.

The music is probably the reason we never saw it streamed or released on DVD.

r156, I loved A Year in the Life, too. I wish NBC hadn't taken the title literally. Another Brand-Falsey show that should have lived longer is I'll Fly Away.

by Anonymousreply 19906/04/2021

People of Earth on TBS

by Anonymousreply 20006/04/2021

[quote] I also liked "Happy Endings" a lot but wonder if it would have gotten annoying after much longer.

It was reaired for awhile on a cable network can't remember which one. I did notice there were storylines mostly involving Penny and Max that were annoying as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 20106/04/2021

The most recent Jonathan Creek special, Demon's Roost, was a dud, R168. And the fifth season received mixed reviews, as well.

by Anonymousreply 20206/04/2021

Fawlty Towers, although that's the way John Cleese wanted it. Great show and I watch the whole thing every few years. It holds up well.

by Anonymousreply 20306/04/2021

Dancing with the Stars is the current show taking the space that Battle of the Network Stars and its other incarnations used to occupy.

by Anonymousreply 20406/04/2021

R204 But DWTS doesn’t have hunky guys in speedos. It should hav been called Bulges of the Network Stars.

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Good Girls Revolt

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Frank's Place

by Anonymousreply 20706/04/2021

R174: I loved Fair Exchange too.

by Anonymousreply 20806/04/2021

Blood Drive

by Anonymousreply 20906/04/2021

"Also, Homicide: Life on the Street although they did film a TV movie to let us know how everyone ended up."

"Homicide: Life on the Street" stayed on WAY LONG than it should have. It stayed on 7 years, an amazingly long time for a low rated, expensive to produce show to be on. It had insane, rabid fans. After it was finally cancelled its nutty fans posted on a blog about the show that of course another network would certainly pick it up. I posted that that seemed highly unlikely, and they screamed "ANOTHER NETWORIK WILL PICK IT UP. YES IT WILL, YES IT WILL, IT'S NOT OVER, H:LOTS WILL CONTINUE, YES IT WILL, YES IT WILL!!!!" They were totally crazy.

by Anonymousreply 21006/04/2021

Agent Carter




Altered Carbon

All Is Forgiven

The Book of Daniel

by Anonymousreply 21106/04/2021

Could Bewitched have gone on any longer or was it running on fumes at the end? My favorite series ever.

by Anonymousreply 21206/04/2021

I'm going to repeat the original Law & Order. The show had the best overall ensemble cast it had had in several years and the ratings were going up. It was just, as said, a pissing contest between NBC and Dick Wolf over money.

NBC had always given Wolf a budget for production and a separate payment for his services as producer. Wolf wanted a big increase for both. NBC wasn't willing to pay as much as Wolf demanded. Finally NBC made a counter offer. They would give him a big lump sum to cover both and he could pay himself as much as he wanted as producer, with the rest going to production costs. They played a game of chicken until the show was dead at Wolf's hand.

We wound up with SVU only and Mariska in charge as executive producer of that show, running on empty fumes for years now.

by Anonymousreply 21306/04/2021

[quote]Could Bewitched have gone on any longer or was it running on fumes at the end? My favorite series ever.

Big fan of Bewitched, but it had been running on fumes for awhile. They were not only recycling jokes and magic disasters at the end, they were completely reusing scripts from the earlier seasons. Plus, while Montgomery was charming until the end she was kind of going through the motions if you compare her work at the end to her earlier work.

by Anonymousreply 21406/04/2021


The Finder


The Tomorrow People

The Tick (Live Action with Patrick Warburton)



Police Squad!

John Doe



New Amsterdam

Greg The Bunny


The Cape

Deadly Class

by Anonymousreply 21506/04/2021

[quote]Another Fox show that just couldn't make it was called "Reunion". Another high concept Fox show that was probably ahead of its time. I also loved the show the Loop with that cutie pie Bret Harrison.

I remember Reunion and FOX had messed around with the airing schedule several times due to the World Series and other events.

by Anonymousreply 21606/04/2021

Was Reunion the one with the beautiful Sean Faris who always ends up on shows that die a quick death unfortunately?

by Anonymousreply 21706/04/2021

Golden Girls.

by Anonymousreply 21806/04/2021

[quote]Big fan of Bewitched, but it had been running on fumes for awhile. They were not only recycling jokes and magic disasters at the end, they were completely reusing scripts from the earlier seasons. Plus, while Montgomery was charming until the end she was kind of going through the motions if you compare her work at the end to her earlier work.

I just happened to read here recently that "Bewitched" would have ended after season 6 or 7 because Elizabeth Montgomery had had enough and wanted to move on but ABC offered her a ton of money to change her mind, which she did, and thus the show ended up running 8 seasons. (They wanted a 9th but she refused any further offers.) I agree with R214 that by the 8th season the show was running on fumes (including, as R214 notes, repeating scripts from previous seasons) but they still turned out a few original gems, one of which turned out to be one of my favorite episodes of the entire series. Entitled "Samantha Is Earthbound," Samantha contracts some weird disease (as she often did) that initially elevates her weight to 500 pounds (causing her to crash through the floor), then, after one of Dr. Bombay's questionable cures, the situation reverses and she suddenly becomes light as a feather, literally floating away unless Darrin physically holds her down to keep her on the ground. It was a great episode.

by Anonymousreply 21906/04/2021

I fell like My Mother The Car had another couple of seasons in it.

by Anonymousreply 22006/05/2021

Happy Endings

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. I wanted the cop Jack to end up with the working class communist guy Bert. I used to imagine some homoerotic tension between them.

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by Anonymousreply 22206/05/2021

Police Woman with MISS Angie Dickenson.

by Anonymousreply 22306/05/2021

Rome Deadwood Pushing Daisies Firefly

by Anonymousreply 22406/05/2021

People of Earth

by Anonymousreply 22506/05/2021

Happy Endings

by Anonymousreply 22606/05/2021

Designing Women. I wanted Delta and Jean to return for one final season with the original cast all back together.

by Anonymousreply 22706/05/2021

Dallas 2012 - ended after Larry Hagman died, but Judith Light. Mitch Pileggi and Josh Henderson were great and could have carried it

Central Park West, aka CPW - loved this one

Freaks and Geeks, naturally

Mrs Fletcher - i could have continued watching that

by Anonymousreply 22806/05/2021

R150 you are forgetting about Spartacus. Came way before GoT and after Rome.

by Anonymousreply 22906/05/2021

R229 one year is way before?

by Anonymousreply 23006/05/2021

The Simpsons, NCIS, and Grey's Anatomy. Wait, what? They're STILL on? Good Lord.

by Anonymousreply 23106/05/2021

Beyond Belief

by Anonymousreply 23206/05/2021

"People of Earth" for sure. Damn. I loved that show.

by Anonymousreply 23306/05/2021

Elvis, with Michael St Gerard

by Anonymousreply 23406/05/2021

R233 I miss Jeff.

by Anonymousreply 23506/05/2021

My list. I know they've all been mentioned.

Pushing Daisies

Trial & Error

Good Christian Bitches

Gross Pointe

The Mick

Happy Endings

Days and Nights of Molly Dodd - my final inspiration to move to NYC in 1990.

by Anonymousreply 23606/05/2021

Already listed which I agree with:

The Mick

Happy Endings

Days and Nights of Molly Dodd

Dark Shadows (1990)



American Gothic (1995)

Secrets of Midland Heights

Ozark (ending in July 2021)

Those Who Can't


The Night Stalker (1975)

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

by Anonymousreply 23706/05/2021

[quote] Was Reunion the one with the beautiful Sean Faris who always ends up on shows that die a quick death unfortunately?

Yup, he was on it. Dave Annable was also on Reunion and he's another actor who has been on several shows that were canned quickly.

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Should have gone for at least 20 seasons.

by Anonymousreply 23906/05/2021

Southland was one of the best, most intense, most under-rated shows ever.

But it was so low-rated (sadly) that it's amazing they got as many seasons as they did. They had a pretty decent run. I would have loved more, but it's hard to say it "ended too soon".

by Anonymousreply 24006/05/2021

More love here for PEOPLE OF EARTH! I still have the 2nd season on my DVR.

by Anonymousreply 24106/05/2021

R236 Sadly, Blair Brown is still awaiting the extra residuals, on your behalf, that she receives for luring people back to the city.

by Anonymousreply 24206/05/2021

The New Zoo Revue

by Anonymousreply 24306/05/2021

Hodge Podge Lodge, never did find out if that old bitch ever got out of the woods.

by Anonymousreply 24406/05/2021

[qupte] More love here for PEOPLE OF EARTH! I still have the 2nd season on my DVR.

I enjoyed season 2 more than season 1. I hated how TBS renewed it for a third season and then reversed the decision later on.

by Anonymousreply 24506/05/2021

I love that r150's main criterion for judging "Rome" is whether the main actors were pretty enough and young enough.

Datalounge, don't ever change.

by Anonymousreply 24606/05/2021

Joya's Fun School

by Anonymousreply 24706/05/2021

R246- I thought ROME was far more entertaining than Game Of Thrones.

by Anonymousreply 24806/05/2021

The Magic Garden

by Anonymousreply 24906/05/2021

I still wanted Mr. Rogers to come back and do that very special episode explaining to young people what 9/11 was.

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by Anonymousreply 25106/05/2021

[quote]r11 I'll Fly Away. God, I loved this show so much, but I must've been the only one, because it barely lasted two seasons. Remarkable writing and acting. Was way too good for network TV.

Amy Ryan, who was on “The Office” and nominated for “Gone Baby Gone”, had a part on that show. It was kind of “A Place in the Sun”-ish.... she had to get a backstreet abortion.

by Anonymousreply 25206/05/2021

I would like to see a reunion show of Buddy, Nancy, Willie and Annie Cooper coming together to celebrate Mama Kate’s hundredth birthday and fight each other tooth and nail for who gets to the house as they finally move her into the old people’s home.

by Anonymousreply 25306/05/2021

R252 Her boyfriend drowns her after the abortion?

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^^ no... the storyline just has some of that vintage unwanted pregnancy what-do-we-do vibe.

I just remembered Deborah Hedwall (who recently slapped the SHIT out of Kate Winslett on “Mare of East Town”) was in “I’ll Fly Away,” too.

by Anonymousreply 25506/05/2021

Call to Glory

by Anonymousreply 25606/05/2021

R253- Willie (Gary Frank) is an OLD bag himself now- he's 70 years old

by Anonymousreply 25706/05/2021

[quote]R146 I couldn't take that Vincent guy with his affected acting, complete with tics.

I found his style unwatchable, as well! It was so self-indulgent.

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Law And Order : Criminal Intent was still the BEST of all the L&O shows in spite of Goren constantly tilting his head like a quizzical bird in every other scene.

by Anonymousreply 25906/05/2021

Bionic Woman. It only ran two and a half seasons.

by Anonymousreply 26006/05/2021

R260 Sadder still, Bigfoot never got that spin off show either.

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Three's A Crowd. John Ritter was his usual wonderful self. He and Mary Cadorette were charming together, and Robert Mandan made for a terrific foil. Three's Company was running on fumes its last couple of seasons, and I just think there was no more interest in the Jack Tripper character. Still it was a sweet, funny show that deserved a longer life. Perhaps if they had included Joyce, the show would've lasted longer.

by Anonymousreply 26206/05/2021

"Nothing Sacred," a drama series about a priest on ABC back in the late '90s.

by Anonymousreply 26306/05/2021

"The Wonder Years"; we spend five seasons watching Kevin, Winnie, and Paul growing up, and then ABC sees fit to cancel it just as they were starting their senior year in high school. We should've seen them graduate.

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Wonder Woman

by Anonymousreply 26506/05/2021

Kevin turned into a bitter, frustrated loser once he got to high school. Tee Wonder Years was cancelled for good reason, imo.

by Anonymousreply 26606/05/2021

[quote]R262 Three's A Crowd. John Ritter was his usual wonderful self. He and Mary Cadorette were charming together

Not everyone thinks so.

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i disagree with those who think Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was cancelled too soon. As great as it was in the beginning, it ran out of steam halfway through its first season and became a chore to watch. Don't get me started on Fernwood Tonight.

R243, this is for you:

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59 Minutes ended too soon. I’m glad they extended it.

by Anonymousreply 27006/06/2021

HR Pufnstuf

by Anonymousreply 27106/06/2021

[quote] "The Wonder Years"; we spend five seasons watching Kevin, Winnie, and Paul growing up, and then ABC sees fit to cancel it just as they were starting their senior year in high school. We should've seen them graduate.

Didn't Winnie get killed off by then?

by Anonymousreply 27206/06/2021

Winnie just got into a car accident and ended up with a broken leg. There were several episodes of her in a long leg cast and the cast came off before the start of the school.

by Anonymousreply 27306/06/2021

NBC’s stately, slow-burning and sumptuous speculative drama KINGS (2009). This is high praise, coming from someone as staunchly anti-Christian as I.

Despite having an enormous world through which to roam and a wealth of source material from which to pull (the entire first half of the Bible), as well as a beautiful and prestigious end product to show for Michael Green’s efforts, KINGS ran for only 13 episodes over one summer and drew very low viewing figures. Critics raved, though.

The cast was as glittering and accomplished as the cinematography—Ian McShane, Susanna Thompson, Brian Cox, Eamonn Walker, and Dylan Baker. Sebastian Stan played his tortured privileged gay best, and Leslie Bibb was wonderfully and deliciously haute-bitchy.

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Falcons Landing

by Anonymousreply 27506/06/2021

I kind of liked the TV series Dracula on NBC, but it might have had a better and longer life on something like HBO or AMC.

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[italic]Taxi[/italic] and [italic]Soap[/italic] should have ended no earlier than 1985.

by Anonymousreply 27706/06/2021

"Cliffhangers" from 1979. As I remember it, some of the stories weren't even finished when it stopped airing. It was a lot of fun, although I really only remember the vampire part of it.

by Anonymousreply 27806/06/2021

Hello, Larry

Nanny and the Professor

by Anonymousreply 27906/06/2021

R276 Tanks awfully, love!

by Anonymousreply 28006/06/2021

Being Bobbaaaayyyyy Brown

by Anonymousreply 28106/06/2021

Little House: A New Beginning. Why did NBC cancel it after one season? It finished the season a respectable #28 in the ratings. There were still more stories to tell, even though Ma and Pa were longer on the show.

by Anonymousreply 28206/06/2021

"I am Cait". The adventures and dialogue on the trans bus were captivating.

by Anonymousreply 28306/06/2021

Voyagers. As a teen gayling, one look at Jon-Erik Hexum and I had no doubt about what turned me on. THAT CHEST! Shame it only lasted for one season, if only to drink in JEH's beauty on a weekly basis.

by Anonymousreply 28406/06/2021


Law & Order (yes, it ran 20 seasons, but was hitting its stride with its last core cast that could have gone on for at least 5 more seasons when it was canceled)


Justice League Unlimited

Picket Fences

by Anonymousreply 28506/06/2021

Kirk, the show I did on the WB from 1995 to 1997. They let a show with two cartoon mice run long enough to run it into the ground, so why not my show?

by Anonymousreply 28606/07/2021

James at 15, James at 16….

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Kay O'Brien, starring DL fave Patricia Kalember.

by Anonymousreply 28806/07/2021

R213- That show is so WOKE now.

It should be called WOKE and Order SVU

by Anonymousreply 28906/07/2021

I loved Picket Fences, but it fell apart pretty fast. I guess it was around the third season where it just weird and silly for the sake of being weird and silly. All I remember now was an ongoing gag/story about the female deputy and her vibrator. WTF? It did however also have a young and dreamy Costas Mandylor...

by Anonymousreply 29006/07/2021

High Society

by Anonymousreply 29106/07/2021

The Pruitts of Southampton. Not only starring Phyllis Diller and Gypsy Rose Lee but based on a novel by Patrick Dennis!

by Anonymousreply 29206/07/2021

And on the other end, Pose overstayed it’s welcome by two seasons.

by Anonymousreply 29306/07/2021

The Pruitts of Southampton sounded good on paper but in actual production it was witless claptrap. It's famous for how bad it was.

by Anonymousreply 29406/07/2021

Life With Lucy could've gone on for years. Lucy and Gale Gordon still had it! Unfortunately, it was in a bad time slot.

by Anonymousreply 29506/07/2021

Police Squad!

by Anonymousreply 29606/07/2021

"Here Come the Mertzes" should've lasted a good five seasons, but Viv's total mental collapse at being forced to do a bedroom scene with Bill Frawley squashed that. And Bill's anger when she overheard Viv begging Desi to "Get me a fucking body double. Hell, I'd rather fuck Cecil Kellaway than that old goat" compounded the issue.

by Anonymousreply 29706/07/2021

The nonexistence of [italic]Silver Spoons: The College Years[/italic] will always leave me wondering what could have been.

by Anonymousreply 29806/07/2021

R298 - well, thank goodness we had "Saved By the Bell: The College Years" at least! (The big, muscular guy was kind of hot.)

by Anonymousreply 29906/07/2021

Not good enough.

by Anonymousreply 30006/07/2021

[quote] thank goodness we had "Saved By the Bell: The College Years" at least! (The big, muscular guy was kind of hot.)

Tiffani-Amber Thiessen? It was just the traditional Freshmen 20.

by Anonymousreply 30106/07/2021

Joannie Loves Chachi

by Anonymousreply 30206/07/2021

Makin It

by Anonymousreply 30306/07/2021

Blansky's Beauties

by Anonymousreply 30406/07/2021

Emily's Reasons Why Not

by Anonymousreply 30506/07/2021

Although she's a complete stupid Trump clown I thought "Fat Actress" with Kirstie Alley was fucking hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 30606/07/2021

The best and smartest adult newshour ever produced, "NBC News Overnight" hosted by the brilliant Linda Ellerbee (who was even too good for this excellent newshour) that aired weekday mornings from 1:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Fridays.

This was pre-CNN and the 24-hour news cycle, so it was new and instantly discovered and rabidly enjoyed by night owls and third-shifters everywhere. Knowing there was no competition Ellerbee reported on all manner of curious and fascinating news stories in segments which were only as long as the stories required with a world-weary cheekiness that never stepped out of bounds. Being a fan of "Overnight" was like being on the list at an underground nightclub and everyone I found interesting seemed to watch it.

It was the very definition of "too good to last" and in a year and a half it was gone. I was newly eighteen working the graveyard shift at a small 24-hour business and it made me feel like a cool adult for the first time.

by Anonymousreply 30706/07/2021

OMG, yes, R307. I'd forgotten all about LInda Ellerbee. What a great program.

by Anonymousreply 30806/07/2021

Trial & Error was hilarious, and pretty much the last network sitcom I liked other than The Kids Are Alright—also cancelled.

Hulu was really stupid to cancel Shrill. They didn’t even tell the creators it was cancelled and they had to cobble together a series finale with editing.

Good Behavior was great. Michelle Dockery was fantastic, and it was like they never even officially cancelled was just gone.

I thought Another Period was SO stupid, but in a good way, if that makes sense.

by Anonymousreply 30906/07/2021

Another vote for Gross Pointe

by Anonymousreply 31006/07/2021

Difficult People on Hulu. It ran about 3 seasons, but it just kept getting better. Then boom, gone. Andrea Martin was hilarious (as usual).

by Anonymousreply 31106/08/2021

"Carnivale", the 24 episode series on HBO about a carnival traveling the dust bowl in the 1930's.

(featuring the 19 year old carny, Ben Hawkins, played by Nick Stahl, as the lead character)

by Anonymousreply 31206/08/2021

Quantum Leap

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by Anonymousreply 31406/08/2021

Anything with Miss Rebecca Balding was canceled before its time.

by Anonymousreply 31506/08/2021

One Step Beyond

by Anonymousreply 31606/08/2021

The backdoor Empty Nest pilot

by Anonymousreply 31706/08/2021

Boardwalk Empire could've used a couple more seasons. The last season felt really rushed, as if they tried to cram 3 seasons worth of storylines into one. HBO ended it because GOT needed most of the production budget.

by Anonymousreply 31806/08/2021

R315: Mommy, is that you?

by Anonymousreply 31906/08/2021

Wendy Dallas would be about 42 years old now. You're welcome.

by Anonymousreply 32006/08/2021

Did Jody Dallas make through the AIDS crisis?

by Anonymousreply 32106/08/2021

[quote] Did Jody Dallas make through the AIDS crisis?

The answer to these and other questions on the next episode of... oh wait.

by Anonymousreply 32206/08/2021

Ted Wass made me realize I was gay. When I first laid eyes on him, I realized there was no turning back.

by Anonymousreply 32306/08/2021

Ted's Danny was hotter than Bob Urich's Peter, who was plenty hot as it was.

Anyone else think Bob was a closet case who enjoyed Chuck's hands?

by Anonymousreply 32406/08/2021

At least those aliens who kidnapped me didn't get into that kinky stuff.

by Anonymousreply 32506/08/2021

I wouldn't say that.

by Anonymousreply 32606/08/2021


A few more seasons and La Lavin could have treated us to a grunge version of the title song!

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by Anonymousreply 32806/09/2021

R327 we should have had at least more season so we didn't have to go out with "boppity-bop". "la la la la" in La Lavin's voice was heaven, boppity-bop made me want to slam my fingers in the car door.

by Anonymousreply 32906/10/2021

I'm not entirely convinced that Linda Lavin, Jessica Walter, and Michele Lee are not all the same person.

by Anonymousreply 33006/10/2021

Michele Lee is the best singer out of all of those and the only reason she let Linda Lavin have [italic]Gypsy[/italic] is because her show was still on the air.

by Anonymousreply 33106/10/2021

R331 Knot’s Landing?

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by Anonymousreply 33306/10/2021

I am thirding "Rubicon". This had the potential to be a great show. And really showed James Badge Dale could be a sexy mofo.

by Anonymousreply 33406/11/2021

"Knot’s Landing"

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 33506/11/2021

Christ, how did that show go on for 14 seasons, apostrophe or not.

by Anonymousreply 33606/11/2021

We need some more seasons of Law and Order: SVU- 22 seasons of this show is NOT enough.

by Anonymousreply 33706/11/2021

I used to love SVU for its campy plot twists. I tried watching a few current episodes on hulu, and I found them unwatchable. They're unbearably woke and PC.

by Anonymousreply 33806/11/2021

"The Philanthropist" with James Purefoy and Jesse L. Martin.

I'll agree with "Happy Endings" and "Central Park West."

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I wanted way more of the charmings. Really. .

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by Anonymousreply 34006/11/2021

I’m already pissed off about Ozark ending at season 4 before it has even dropped on Netflix. I think it could have gone 5 seasons but hopefully Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and co end on a high.

by Anonymousreply 34106/11/2021

I can't remember the name of it or who was in it (otherwise I'd google it) but there was a sitcom on ABC a few years ago that was ridiculed ahead of its premiere but turned out to actually be quite funny, surprising even some of the critics who initially panned it. It was about aliens who came to earth who were living like regular people next door to this other family. It was a silly show but the writing was just smart enough to make it work, helped along by a first-rate cast, particularly the actor who played the head of the alien family. I think it only lasted about two seasons but I recall some people saying they thought it should've had a longer run.

by Anonymousreply 34206/11/2021

r342, you must be referring to "The Ropers."

by Anonymousreply 34306/11/2021

Third Rock from the Sun was a brilliant show, with a hilarious cast. It had a longish run, but I think it could have gone on and on.

by Anonymousreply 34406/11/2021

[quote]They're unbearably woke and PC.

People who say shit like this are waving their racist/sexist red-flag high. Avoid at all costs.

by Anonymousreply 34506/11/2021

Fine, I'm a racist and a sexist pig. You caught me. I think I still have the freedom to voice an opinion in this country, although who the hell knows how much longer that liberty will last.

by Anonymousreply 34606/11/2021

You are always free to voice an opinion, no matter how ignorant, racist, sexist, or stupid it is.

What you've NEVER been free of, though, is the consequences of voicing stupid, racist, sexist, dumbass opinions.

And to think you should never face any consequences for braying your ignorant, racist, sexist bullshit at full volume, is itself just fucking stupid.

So thanks for waving your red flag so decent people can avoid you.

by Anonymousreply 34706/11/2021

It is homophobic to call gays racist.

by Anonymousreply 34806/11/2021

It's not racist or sexist to be anti-"woke" culture.

by Anonymousreply 34906/11/2021

They trivialize the causes by trying too hard. How does it help Black people to say only white people can be on boxes of food?

by Anonymousreply 35006/11/2021

Third Rock from the Sun went on exactly long enough and didn't deserve another season.

by Anonymousreply 35106/11/2021

[quote]It's not racist or sexist to be anti-"woke" culture.

Yes. Yes it is.

by Anonymousreply 35206/11/2021

"Woke culture" is an oxymoron.

by Anonymousreply 35306/11/2021

I just remembered the name of the show I posted about at R342. It was called "The Neighbors."

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Yes, The Neighbors was witty and fun.

by Anonymousreply 35506/11/2021

HR Puff N Stuff

by Anonymousreply 35606/11/2021

^ He can't do a little 'cause he can't do enough!

by Anonymousreply 35706/11/2021

R342 Do you mean the Neighbors? It looks like it had two seasons? I did watch it once or twice because Jami Gertz is a favorite and I love her comedic skills. I should go look for it and see if it’s as good as you remember. I do suggest to you to check out Resident Alien on SyFy that launched this year and has been picked up for season two. It’s a similar premise of an alien among us, but is very funny and has some serious things to say about humanity wrapped in a Science Fiction lens that the best of the genre does. Alan Tudyk is phenomenal in the lead and I hope he gets some awards recognition. I highly recommend it, next to Mare it’s about the best discovery of new show for me this year and became appointment TV.

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by Anonymousreply 35806/11/2021

We loved the Neighbors as well. It was quirky and a little more intelligent than some shows. They did two episodes with musical sequences that were very good as well. I usually don’t mind shows I like getting canceled, but I did miss this one.

by Anonymousreply 35906/11/2021

Never heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 36006/11/2021

The Kids Are Alright should have gone on for several seasons. Instead, ABC canceled it after one season even though there were other low-rated show which they kept that year.

Show was set in 1972, the show featured a Catholic family with eight kids living in a three-bedroom house in LA suburbia, done in a Wonder Years style with a voice over narrator offering commentary. A poignant family comedy that got all the period details right, it starred Mary McCormack.

The 23 episodes that were filmed are well worth binging on Hulu sometime.

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by Anonymousreply 36106/11/2021

R141 What are you talking about? Teen Wolf got 6 seasons.

by Anonymousreply 36206/11/2021

Even though I had the lunchbox, "Lancelot Link Secret Chimp" really only had one season.

by Anonymousreply 36306/11/2021

[quote] I wanted way more of the charmings. Really. .

I remember that show. Does anyone know the story about why they recast Snow White?

by Anonymousreply 36406/12/2021

R361 I somewhat agree. I looked forward to the show because I also come from a large family of only brothers. I thought it took awhile to find its groove, and I wasn't surprised that it was cancelled, but I think it should have gone another season at least.

by Anonymousreply 36506/12/2021

Not the 1947 noir film or the 1977 Britcom of the same name, but the ABC Family one-season sitcom ODD MAN OUT (1999), starring Markie Post (of NIGHT COURT!), Jessica Capshaw, Natalia Cigliuti, former Pink Ranger Vicki Davis, vintage DL-fave Erik Von Detten, and Trevor Fehrman (best known as Eli in CLERKS). Brandon Routh guest starred in a couple of episodes, humorously credited as ‘B.J.’

The head writers had previously worked on THE SIMPSONS in the early-mid ‘90s, and it showed. It was a very punchy, quickfire, mischievous script by family sitcom standards, and the cast chemistry was excellent. Sadly, it aired in late awkward slots to start with, then came up against long-runner behemoths like BOY MEETS WORLD, so it undeservedly flopped.

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by Anonymousreply 36606/12/2021

I don't know if it's been said yet, but I will add The Real O'Neals with the wonderful Martha Plimpton. Terrific cast and enjoyable stories, but then cancelled in its second season. And we all know why. Thanks Noah G.

by Anonymousreply 36706/12/2021


Link is Norman Lear interview discussing the one-season series on ABC. He should have stuck with CBS... it was perhaps the first sitcom to prominently feature a gay male couple.

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by Anonymousreply 36806/12/2021

The Bugaloos

by Anonymousreply 36906/12/2021

Skin- a modern telling of Romeo and Juliet set in the porn industry

Young Americans - 8 episodes of the life of the students in the Rawly Academy starring Kate Boswoth, Ian Sumerhander and Kathrine Moenning (pretending to be a boy).

Wacko- a Saturday morning version of "Monty Python".

Hot Hero Sandwich - a kids version of Saturday Night live, comlete with musical guests.

Roundhouse- Nickeloden's version of SN, only witha cast of triple threats

Mary + Jane- MTV's Show about two woman pot dealers

Hindsight- VH1's show abot a woman who travels back in time and see's how her life woud change of she makes different choices

Daytime Diva's- nutty antic's on a soap set with Vanessa William's

Samantha Who? -with Christina Applegate

Josey and the Pussycats/in Space

by Anonymousreply 37006/12/2021

Knots Landing - 14 years just wasn't enough!

by Anonymousreply 37106/12/2021

Wait, did Knots Landing end? Then why the hell am I still talking like a moron hayseed?!

by Anonymousreply 37206/12/2021

Golden Years (1991).

I don't even like sci-fi but loved this. Beautiful love story at its heart.

Looks like it lasted 7 episodes, and is available on Prime. Woo-hoo!

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by Anonymousreply 37306/12/2021

Joan Van Ark should have transitioned to a role as one of the hillbilly grandma drug queens on Ozark.

by Anonymousreply 37406/12/2021

Falcon Crest needed one more season, if only to recuperate from that dreadful, dark last season with Gregory Harrison, and return to its roots and go out with some dignity.

by Anonymousreply 37506/12/2021


Sour grapes

by Anonymousreply 37606/12/2021

I only saw The Kids are Alright a few times, but itn seemed like a decent show that should have gone on longer. It was smarter than a lot of sitcoms out there and they did capture a lot of the 70's correctly - not just the fashion and décor but the parenting styles.

I forgot about Third Rock from the Sun. It kind of disappeared. I suppose it is in that in between stage of being too old to be the recent or current shows being shown every night on network TV after their prime time line-up and not old enough to be on the vintage stations. The show was still funny, but probably went out at the right time. Sitcoms, especially ones with a gimmick tend to run out ideas and begin recycling ideas or the concept of the show is stretched thin or past its expiration point..

by Anonymousreply 37706/12/2021

Two Marriages, with a very young DL fave Kirk Cameron. Well-done series. Great theme song.

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R368: He already sold a show with a gay lead to CBS when [italic]The Jeffersons[/italic] got their own show.

by Anonymousreply 37906/12/2021

[quote] Two Marriages, with a very young DL fave Kirk Cameron. Well-done series. Great theme song.

God bless you, R378. Both those marriages were between a man and a woman as God intended. And God bless my co-stars C. Thomas Howell and Ian "Ina" Fried for giving me the courage to come out as transBlack.

by Anonymousreply 38006/12/2021

Amazes me sometimes to think that the superlative SOAP only got four seasons.

It was jumping the shark toward the end (you wouldn’t think a show that started so insanely could jump the shark, but it did), yet personally I feel it had another season or two in it to wind down.

Pretty in-character to end on a cliffhanger, though. They couldn’t have done it any other way.

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by Anonymousreply 38106/12/2021

The Bible Belt boycott is why the show didn't crack the Top 10.

by Anonymousreply 38206/12/2021

Soap, which was a network copy of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, ran out of steam before its first season was over. Just like the original. A one joke show that couldn't sustain itself. Good cast though.

by Anonymousreply 38306/12/2021

To each his own, but I don't think Soap ran out of steam until Jessica's whole South America revolution story, Jodie trapped as a 90 year old Jewish man (that got tired fast) and the Chester/Annie/Danny love triangle mess. Later, but great, stories were Chester's amnesia ("I'm Cheddar Plate!"), Burt's invisibility, Elaine Lefkowitz, and Mary's possibly alien baby. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 38406/12/2021

Hap and Leonard.

by Anonymousreply 38506/12/2021

I will echo the sentiment of someone above about Samantha Who? Cancelled after just two seasons and 35 episodes.

Christina Applegate suffers from amnesia but learns from all the people around her that she was a bitch on wheels before the accident that caused her amnesia. and disliked by virtually everyone. So, she sets out to make ammends for her past behavior even though she doesn't remember it. Some very smart scripts and a good supporting cast including Barry Watson, Jennifer Espiosito and Melissa McCarthy.

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by Anonymousreply 38606/12/2021

Definitely "Reaper"

by Anonymousreply 38706/12/2021

When Things Were Rotten (1975). A Mel Brooks parody of Robin Hood movies that aired briefly on ABC. It was like an early precursor to Police Squad!, also cancelled quickly by ABC. Damn you, ABC!

In all fairness, it would have worked better without the infernal laugh track. Segment of pilot below.

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by Anonymousreply 38806/13/2021

Go On-sitcom about a grief support group

by Anonymousreply 38906/13/2021

Lotsa Luck

by Anonymousreply 39006/13/2021

Bridget Loves Bernie

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It needed it

by Anonymousreply 39206/13/2021

Turned out Bridget Loves Box-munching more.

by Anonymousreply 39306/13/2021

On the recommendation of this thread, I’m also watching Devious Maids. It’s not peak television or anything but it’s a lot of fun and the storylines are addictive. It’s essentially Desperate Housewives 2 with the Marc Cherry writing, music, storylines.

It’s been about ten years since I last watched Desperate Housewives so it’s fun nostalgia.

by Anonymousreply 39406/13/2021

Reaper was fantastic r387

by Anonymousreply 39506/13/2021

Bret Harrison was fantastic!

by Anonymousreply 39606/14/2021

A writers assistant on rhythm and blues was my first job in Los Angeles in 1991. Must See TV. It should have done ok.

If it had made it as a series, my life would have gone way differently.

Instead, it took me until 1999 to find a career track. I’m successful and comfortable now but those 7-8 years would have been nice.

Terrible show. No.t surprised it didn’t make it.

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by Anonymousreply 39706/14/2021

NBC was really cleaning house that year. Count the flops compared to the hits.

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by Anonymousreply 39806/14/2021

Survivor's Remorse - about a black basketball player from Dorchester, MA who moves to ATL after making it big. His family lives with him. Tichina Arnold played his mother. It had some eye candy and a lesbian sister. Mike O'Malley and LeBron James were executive producers. Mike Epps was funny as the uncle. But, rumor has it, he wanted more money. His character died in a car accident. It had 4 seasons but could have gone on longer.

R377, Third Rock is on IFC many mornings. IFC also shows Parks and Rec and Scrubs.

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by Anonymousreply 39906/15/2021

When did IFC start showing sitcom reruns?

by Anonymousreply 40006/15/2021

The Young Ones was hilarious and should have gone on for longer.

by Anonymousreply 40106/15/2021

Don't Trust the B in Apt 23

The Mick


It's All Relative (with John Benjamin Hickey and Chris Sieber as the gay dads)

The Pretender (with Michael T. Weiss and Miss Parker)

by Anonymousreply 40206/15/2021

Traveler - with DL fave Matt Bomer

by Anonymousreply 40306/15/2021

BBC1 - Cuffs

Even though it was doing pretty well in its first season out, the show got chopped due to the big BBC budget cut that hit ca. 2015-16.

[quote] A visceral drama that takes the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of frontline policing in the vibrant and alternative seaside city of Brighton, Cuffs is BBC One’s first drama commission in the 8pm slot in eight years and is packed full of humour, humanity and colourful characters.

Jacob Ifan (top photo, right) starred as the rookie gay cop, PC Jake Vickers. I liked the whole cast. It was a great ensemble.

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Amos and Andy

by Anonymousreply 40506/15/2021

R403 gurl bye, you are basic. I watched TRAVELER for Aaron Stanford with blond hilights.

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The Honeymooners

by Anonymousreply 40706/15/2021

Manifest was just canceled after murdering the mother and time warping the son by five years. I guess those two actors are having their happy revenge knowing it’s just not them coming back next year. The series was planned out for six seasons.

by Anonymousreply 40806/15/2021

R402, I agree with all your picks.

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by Anonymousreply 41006/15/2021

Small Wonder

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Marblehead Manor

by Anonymousreply 41206/16/2021

[quote] The Red States

You mean the ones that made it harder for boys to undermine Title IX?

by Anonymousreply 41306/16/2021

"Playmakers" on ESPN (2003).

It was the sports channel's first (last?) foray into scripted fare. The serial drama, which some called "a soap opera for men," was apparently too real for the NFL. The league came down hard on ESPN to force its cancellation; so even though the show's ratings were high, it got yanked after just 11 episodes.

Vice's recap of the controversy:

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by Anonymousreply 41506/18/2021

[r414] They declined my offer to do hardcore locker room shower sex scenes.

by Anonymousreply 41606/18/2021

Stalker tv show that starred Dylan McDermott needed to be picked up by another cable channel. That was some good shit

by Anonymousreply 41706/18/2021

Sports Night with Josh Charles, Peter Krause, and Felicity Huffman

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by Anonymousreply 41806/18/2021

I also really liked The Kids are Alright. I think it was probably the last network comedy I watched. It was smarter than a lot of the rest of them. As an added bonus, it had that little tight-bodied ginger, Caleb Foote.

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by Anonymousreply 41906/18/2021

After seeing that Mark Feuerstein would be starring in "9JKL" I knew there would be one season at very most, and in this case only sixteen episodes.

Feuerstein is tv's top series-killer on par with Taye Diggs.

by Anonymousreply 42006/18/2021

When did they make that lesbian movie int a TV show? Moore and Benning must not have been in it or it would have gotten some coverage and acclaim?

by Anonymousreply 42106/18/2021

Outsourced, I loved that show.

by Anonymousreply 42206/18/2021

[422] I loved Ben Rappaport. Not as host as Josh Hamilton (the movie version), but very cute. Is he still alive?

by Anonymousreply 42306/18/2021
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