Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Your Turn

Best television show you saw that only got one season because no one watched.

145 comments:

notthisagain said...

bunheads

Irish Eileen said...

The Black Donnellys

Ann said...

Firefly

JaneEyreApparent said...

Square Pegs

longtimereader said...

Firefly Obvs.

sandybrook said...

Freaks and Geeks

Thorne said...

I know it got 2 seasons, but Carnivale was left unfinished.

Jennifer said...

Worst Week.
It was hilarious. Kyle Bornheimer and Erinn Hayes are both great, but their shows never seen to last.

sandybrook said...

Yes I think Entern wants this to be Firefly with the Filion reveal.

MontanaMarriott said...

The Get Down, it took me back to my child hood, NYC during the 70's, loved it!

Unknown said...

Yes, this!^

Velma said...

Trial & Error. John Lithgow was hilarious

cheesegrater15 said...

Firefly, all the way. The fans are ridiculous, though.

Unknown said...

Heil Honey I'm Home.
Not really but it was the weirdest one that I could find.
😀

theotherginger said...

Good Girls Revolt. So GOOD. Also, Underground. Technically, it got two seasons, but... it was amazing and should never have been cancelled.

Green Tea said...

Rubicon

Canuck Lurker said...

Toss up between Firefly and Kolchack;The Night Stalker

Zebra Seasoning said...

It's Like You Know (I swear my household was the only one that watched that show and IT WAS HILARIOUS)

AJ said...

John From Cincinnati was brilliant.

Unknown said...

My so called life. Loved that show

Jeff splatford said...

Kolchak The Night Stalker

Glue said...

+1 @Thorne - yes HBO's Carnivale was GREAT!

I'd like to add HBO'S Vinyl to that list. Amazing job of depicting the time, energy and fashion of the music industry back then and the acting was SUPERB by every single cast member. Extremely disappointed when it was canceled, it was phenomenal.

Lurky McLurkster said...

I like the Rubicon answer and will throw in Terriers but the top answer is definitely Firefly

dee lewis said...

I’m going with Sqarepegs also.

Megley said...

Police Squad.

Simon said...

Flash forward

Thorne said...

Yes, Glue! Vinyl got robbed. Bobby Canivale is a MASTER! Remember him as Gyp Rosetti in Boardwalk? Greatest tv villian ever.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Relativity
I doubt anyone remembers that one.

Thia said...

Firefly, Carnivale, The Nine (ABC), Flash Forward, and Jack and Jill (2 seasons, though).

Florin said...

Firefly and Freaks and Geeks are the two best. I was also sad Surviving Jack got cancelled, to name one which hasn't been named yet.

Morning Lorri said...

Late World with Zach (galifinakis)

Habibti said...

My So Called Life. 1994.
Only 2 seasons but I liked Popular back in 1999

Milo said...

FIREFLY!

Unknown said...

Undeclared

Sara, Making It Work said...

Line of Fire was pretty good too.

Oh yeah, now thinking more recent stuff.
Battle Creek
Forever

Jessica Lynn said...

Freaks and Geeks! I loved that show!

Davestr said...

It was two seasons, but Pushing Daisies was awesome.

Kaye said...

Forever with Ioan Gruffudd

Andy said...

Gideon's Crossing, medical drama starring Andre Braaugher.

Ophelia said...

definitely Firefly - and although it was technically 2 seasons I think, Pushing Daisies still deserves to be mentioned IMO

twounstable2 said...

👍

Magically Suspicious said...

Terriers.

Mhdz said...

Bakersfield P.D.

twounstable2 said...

👍

Sd Auntie said...

Hr puff n stuff, square pegs,and so called life.

Unknown said...

Life on Mars (U.S. Version) - Imperioli in that 70's stash!... Plus Harvey Keitel

landofosbourne said...

Dark Angel - had 2 seasons, but still...

Natalie Fike said...

Princes of Malibu

Gail Banks said...

Profit with Adrian Pasdar.

HeffalumpsAndWoozles said...

The Oblongs

gadfly said...

Sports Night - 2 seasons.

Tuesdi said...

OMG I thought I was the only one who remembered Carnivale and how good it was!!!!

Shaddup Mimsey said...

@Velma, Trial and Error just had season 2 this year.

kaidy said...

Firefly. Freaks & Geeks. Terriers.

Alcatraz was getting good/never ended, which was a bummer.

Also, I've always wished the British show "The Young Ones" would have been more than 2 short seasons.

Dirty Pearl said...

Terriers

s.s. said...

Freaks and Geeks

Low Key said...

Better Off Ted.

AngelSleuth said...

Greg the Bunny!

Ringo said...

My heart will always hurt because Pushing Daisies :(

cebii said...

firefly

hothotheat said...

My So Called Life

J F said...

American Gods

... So far anyway. They claim to be continuing it but season one was in April '17 and nothing in '18 and only a promise of maybe '19 return

slits said...

KIndred the Embraced

shakey said...

On The Air by David Lynch. I found it quite hilarious.

Canuck Lurker - Kolchak The Night Stalker was only one season?!? I loved that show, too.

Casper said...

+1 John from Cincinnati

Farmgirl said...

I loved john from Cincinnati

My first cancellation heartbreak was Wizards and Warriors - the Jeff Conaway vehicle. I was obsessed.

VDOVault said...

1.5 seasons of Sidney Lumet's 100 Centre Street on A&E circa 2000 is my much missed show.

2nd choice was the US adaptation of Cracker with the late Robert Pastorelli in Robbie Coltrane's role (not even sure they made a full 22 episodes of it).

Laura said...

My So-Called Life!

Boo Hearne said...

Greg The Bunny! Yes!! Thanks for listing this show. It was beyond quirky and had a ton of famous celebrities. I just loved it.

Boo Hearne said...

Does anyone remember SURFACE with Lake Bell? I think it was on around 2005. One season. Left you hanging at the end. About a kid who lives near the water who finds an alien sea creature and befriends it? I found it really captivating.

dancinmachine said...

State of Grace with Alia Shawkat and Mae Whitman. Stunningly good.

Katzeyez4u said...

Reunion... Loved that show... Got cancelled before the big reveal... So sad

Manu said...

The Class was amazing

B626 said...

Mission Hill

Marianne Elba said...

Dietland

Brayson87 said...

+1 slits, honorable mention for Kindred the Embraced, (Fox 96) a vampire show ahead of its time

Profit (Fox 96) with the excellent Adrian Pasdar, another show ahead of its time (damn you Fox for seeing the future then closing your eyes)

Dracula (NBC 2013-2014), Jonathan Rhys Meyers was outstanding, flipping identities and accents between an American entrepreneur and the legendary Dracula. Series was electric ;)

Jeez I could go on and on. With broadcast tv it was almost a rule that if a series was great it would rarely get a second season.

John Gilchrist Lodge said...

Kolchak or The Good Guys.

MeMyselfandIandYou said...

Swingtown, Astronaut Wives Club, Good Girls Revolt

Justan AverageGuy said...

Jericho, even though they gave it an a 7? week 2nd season that show was greatness

AlleyKat said...

+1 glue, vinyl it is. The wonderful Bobby and Ray Romano suprised me, he's also great in get shorty.

Undercover_LBD said...

Oh my god - so many of these! So many that, for a while, I wouldn't watch regular network TV until a show had been on for at least a season because I didn't want to get suckered in. Here's the list of the ones I can remember:

* Life on Mars (U.S.)
* Awake (with Jason Isaacs!)
* Worst Week
* Flash Forward
* The Class
* Swingtown

Zebra Seasoning said...

THE GOOD GUYS! Yes! @John Gilchrist Lodge totally nailed it.

And yes- Firefly. Obviously.

How about John Doe? How many seasons did that have?

Michelle Thomas said...

Pose?

Michelle Thomas said...

Pose?

Justdanadane said...

There's a second season!

Justdanadane said...

+1 I thought I was the only one who watched Popular...

Mahogany1 said...

American Gothic CBS

Justdanadane said...

Disjointed on Netflix. I'm STILL salty & heartbroken.

Jim O'Sullivan said...

If not for the "because nobody watched it," then The Honeymooners.

Occasional Wife was hilarious. But I date myself.

Olga/Maddie said...

Firefly

DDonna Tarttty said...

Many good shows here that I will not repeat. One that is not mentioned is Glenn Gordon Caron's "Now and Again." Deft mix of espionage, sci-fi, romance and family drama, ended on an excruciating cliffhanger.

Aris said...

Boo, I remember Surface! I think it's still on Netflix and yes I'm still angry about it.
I loved Jericho too and just recently re-watched it!
I taped (recorded on VHS) the My So Called Life series and had my dubroom transfer it to DVD. Awesome quality and I re-watch it around Christmas.

Renee 123 said...

Pure genius

Gatorgirl said...

Loved SJPP in that show! One size does not fit all!

Lawdy Miss Scarlett said...

Pasadena and Freaks and Geeks. Both were cut short, before their time.

MSAB09 said...

Dead like me.

Cee Kay said...

There are so many great frickin' shows that nobody watched! The whole topic pisses me off. And yet the Kardashian bullshit just keeps on going.

Sal T said...

+1 My So Called Life

beis said...

"The Street" with Jennifer Connelly .

OKC Teacher said...

“The Riches”-Eddie Izzard & Minnie Driver starred

Joel Theriot said...

Probably Wonderfalls. But when Caroline Dhavernas is in something I’m hooked haha. John From Cincinnati and Firefly are good ones too.

Hayley Heartbreak said...

The Days.

Brilliant show featuring Evan Peters about the Day family and how they cope when they find their soccer star daughter ends up pregnant. I fucking loved that show.

Joanplus1dog said...

I go with John Doe, close 2nd is American Gothic.

timebob said...

Roar - RIP Heath Ledger

iknowitall said...

+1 @Thorne - yes HBO's Carnivale was GREAT! '

PapayaSF said...

Police Squad
Firefly
Better Off Ted

PapayaSF said...

Also:

The Goode Family

sc said...

Pushing Daisies - was crushed to find out there wasn't going to be a second season.

Skyler the Weird said...

Firefly or Middleman.

Stupidpervs said...

+1

Dena said...

I shipped Patty & Vinnie.

Dena said...

I still have a copy of the poem Eddie Izzard recited in the pilot by my desk: "Who are you really, wanderer?"-- and the answer you have to give no matter how dark and cold the world around you is: "Maybe I'm a king". Loved that show.

kelli grrrl said...

You, Me and the Apocalypse

dorkenmorpher said...

Kings

flyingtiger said...

Honey West
Kolchac
The Outsider (Darren McGavin as a PI)
Police Squad
Stacked (Pamela Anderson works in a book Store. The Eps with Jenny McCarthy is a classic)
Thanks (The Pilgrims)
Swingtown (This one would have been interesting. A few conflicts were developing)

Jennacheryl said...

Fast lane (2003)
pitch (2016?)

TC said...

Vinyl - great show, a little scatterbrained at times but I was disappointed when it was canceled.

S'over It said...

Higher Ground

NordeastB said...

Under Suspicion on CBS (94-95). Karen Silas and a very hot Brian McNamara. Can't find it on video anywhere.

Adrastia said...

Wonder Falls and American Gothic.

Phillips Head said...

Working It Out

Zuks Marrone said...

Selfie!!!

Max Evans said...

Awake.

The ending was shaky, but, there was something there, wanted to see it at least for one more season.

Fourteen said...

The Riches and October Road

Rick said...

Pitch! I’m still upset.

KittensRUs said...

Monday Mornings. So good and I don't know why it didn't hit

Carnivale was one of the best television shows in the history of television.

Hugo Pedersen said...

Vinyl, On The Air and Police Squad (thankfully we got the Naked Gun movies later).

boredatwork boredatwork said...

Both comedies:

one with Matthew Perry joining an AA type group

the other show was about a group of LA caterers who all wanted to be actors, with Meghan Mulloney (spelling?) and other great actors, thought it was really funny

Birdie said...

Betas, The Hour(UK), The Halcyon(UK).

Gabriel Vitoro said...

Better Off Ted

Laurie said...

Terriers

TellMeLies said...

My So-Called Life---It was ONE season for those saying it was 2. 19 episodes
Pushing Daisies was TWO seasons for those saying it was 1.

Really liked Freaks and Geeks which I watched many years later. And Astronauts Wives Club, though I don't know how much more they could have done with that show since it was a true story.

It was two seasons, but I also loved Fat Actress.

No Wuckin' Furries said...

The Grinder.

Hixipixi said...

There are SO many great shows listed here! Only one I haven't seen listed that I loved and really wanted to see get a 2nd season was Son of Zorn. It was silly and hilarious! I also want to second Surviving Jack.

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

A show that ran on Showtime around 2007 or 2008 called Meadowlands. It has a Prisoner-type vibe to it, much better than the eventual Prisoner reboot starring Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel.

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

+1 to Boo. I loved that first season of Surface too.

Faith said...

The Grinder

RachelF85 said...

Clone High.

mooshki said...

Hands down, Wonderfalls. The network buried it because one of the main characters was a lesbian. It's infuriating. They tried to get Bryan Fuller to re-write her as straight and he rightly refused.

mooshki said...

Also, Better Off Ted had two seasons, folks.

AprilInParis said...

Flashforward and Dead Like Me (the latter was 2 seasons but still ...)

Annabel Manners said...

Popular with Leslie Bibb! And a really good animated series called The Critic with Jon Lovitz from the early 90s.

BRAD PITT said...


THE BEAST (patrick swayze)

Black Tiger Steals Heart said...

Backstrom comes to mind. Finally some fresh air from all the SJW bullshit.

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