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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 03-11-2004 02:49 »
« Last Edit on: 03-14-2004 00:00 »

Futurama is perhaps the first show that comes into our minds that was short lived, but keep in mind there are others.

Star Trek, Gilligan's Island, Lost in Space and many more.  What are your favorites, other than Futurama?
nerdlingus

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« Reply #1 on: 03-11-2004 03:04 »
« Last Edit on: 03-11-2004 03:04 »

Space, Above and Beyond. 
I really liked this program when it first run in the UK but I haven't seen it since.I know it has re-runs on sky tv but have never got round to watching it again, mainly because I don't know which episode is which and I want to see them in production order.
Or hopefully there is a DVD out there somewhere.

Here's hoping...
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #2 on: 03-11-2004 03:10 »

Gary and Mike was a funny show and UPN cancelled it with it leaving a to be continued... I was pissed just like when that happened to ALF.  Celebrity Deathmatch was another good show and it was cancelled before its time.
mic

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« Reply #3 on: 03-11-2004 03:21 »

Dilbert was good while it lasted, on TV.
Tweek

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« Reply #4 on: 03-11-2004 04:30 »

While fours series isn't a huge amount I wouldn't call it short lived, it lasted longer than a lot of good shows.

I'm another person annoyed that they didn't make more Space: Above and Beyond  frown
zoidberg74

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« Reply #5 on: 03-11-2004 09:49 »

Harsh Realm . A short lived  Chris Carter creation on Fox.
Gocad

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« Reply #6 on: 03-11-2004 11:18 »

millennium - ok, it lasted three seasons, but still i think that this one was chris carter's best show (not counting the third season...)
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #7 on: 03-11-2004 12:20 »

Now and Again
G Versus E---This show was amazing, I would really want to see it again.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #8 on: 03-11-2004 12:26 »

Space: Above and Beyond: Got screwed like Futurama, years before Futurama.  By Fox, nonetheless.

Way way back in the 1980's
Secret government employees
Dug up famous guys and ladies
And made amusing genetic copies...

Clone High USA - 1 season, 13 episodes.
Impossible

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« Reply #9 on: 03-11-2004 12:32 »
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God, The Devil and Bob. One season, I think it was around 13 episodes. I loved it.
bankrupt

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« Reply #10 on: 03-11-2004 13:12 »

 
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Originally posted by zoidberg74:
Harsh Realm . A short lived  Chris Carter creation on Fox.

I enjoyed that show too.  It had a lot of potential, but it was on FOX.

Invader Zim, from what little I saw of it, was a really good show.  It's funny to see how closely the rise and fall of this show paralleled Futurama's.  Little to no advertising, random time slots, episodes deemed inappropriate by network suits, of course followed by cancellation due to "low ratings".  FOX isn't the only network run by idiots.

Another one from way back in FOX's early days that I liked was a show called Key West.  It was about newspaper writer who wins the lottery and decides to move to Key West to pursue the Hemmingway lifestyle.  It was a Northern Exposure like, character driven
show.  I don't think it even made it two seasons.
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« Reply #11 on: 03-11-2004 13:16 »

Basically every cartoon on Teletoon's late night line-up. Clone-High, Harvy Birdman, Quads, Undergrads, Mission Hill, etc. The most episodes any of them has is Quads with 26.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #12 on: 03-11-2004 13:18 »
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I really didn't like Space: Above and Beyond.  And I don't think Clone High is as good as everyone else says it is, but if they did cancel it just because of the Gandhi character, that's pretty pathetic.

Shows I liked:

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (One season of 27 episodes)
The Critic (Two half-seasons of 23 episodes total)
Crusade (One half-season of 13 episodes)
Undergrads (One season of 13 episodes, optimistically called the first season on the DVD set)
Coilette

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« Reply #13 on: 03-11-2004 15:54 »

The Critic is a fabulous show, I thought it was great. Another Matt Groening creation that was cancelled...  mad
The Comedy Bee

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« Reply #14 on: 03-11-2004 16:04 »

You can download new episodes of The Critic from Atom Films.shockwave.com.

 
Coilette

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« Reply #15 on: 03-11-2004 16:13 »

Thanks for the info Comedy Bee but I already bought the whole show on DVD last week.
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« Reply #16 on: 03-11-2004 16:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Coilette:
The Critic is a fabulous show, I thought it was great. Another Matt Groening creation that was cancelled...   mad
Groening had nothing to do with The Critic, it was Simpsons executive producer James L. Brooks.  Remember that Groening had his name taken off the credits of the Simpsons/Critic crossover episode.
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« Reply #17 on: 03-11-2004 16:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
God, The Devil and Bob. One season, I think it was around 12 episodes. I loved it.

As mentioned in multiple other threads, i agree! This show rocked. I've only been able to find 1 episode which is terribly compressed  frown

Mr. Potter

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« Reply #18 on: 03-11-2004 16:53 »

Freaky Links
Y_L_B

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« Reply #19 on: 03-11-2004 19:29 »

Two Words: Invader Zim. Great show, cancelled far before it's time. That "Ratings" thing is crap, though, as IZ was as popular as the Fairly Odd Parents.
 
eggsandwich

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« Reply #20 on: 03-11-2004 21:01 »

'Freaks & Geeks' original series.  cry
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #21 on: 03-11-2004 21:13 »

"Invader Zim" was an awesome show, Nickelodeon still (rarely) shows it during the afternoon. I also liked "Keen Eddie". Fox just didn't give it a chance.
neonluvchixn

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« Reply #22 on: 03-11-2004 22:12 »

 
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Originally posted by The Comedy Bee:
You can download new episodes of The Critic from Atom Films.shockwave.com.

 

They are releasing it on dvd in the US.
gortonfisherman

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« Reply #23 on: 03-11-2004 23:38 »

Mr. Show.  Had four seasons, not exactly "short lived" but definitely screwed over before it's time.  The Tick live action also tickled my fancy.
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« Reply #24 on: 03-12-2004 00:36 »

"The invisible man" they had a few new eps a little while ago, "mysterious ways" that was good, "miracles" is kinda similar but i miss the old faces of "mysterious ways"
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« Reply #25 on: 03-12-2004 01:02 »

Invader Zim was great.  frown
The one that really pisses me off is "Andy Richter Controls the Universe". That show was so goddamn funny, yet FOx pulled another Futurama and moved it from timeslot to timeslot so much that it had no chance to build up a loyal audience.  mad
Levitate_Me

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« Reply #26 on: 03-12-2004 01:26 »


For those that want to know, God, The Devil and Bob gets shown by the network, Trio, I don't know how many people get it. The show only gets aired every 4 or 5 months and when they do airings of it they usually do a couple of episodes a week and cover the entire series, so I guess at that point you could do what I did it and just tape it off TV.

Also I forgot to mention one of my favorite canceled shows, Keen Eddie. That show was great, it had such an intresting cast. Everyone on it was great. Stupid fox just cancels everything.
nerdlingus

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« Reply #27 on: 03-12-2004 03:01 »

Garth Marenghis Darkplace was good.
It was very recent but I have heard strong evidence that it won't be back apart from in DVD form, a great 6 episodes long.
It tends to make me feel that these TV networks cancel anything which might challenge the mind and cause regular joes to become a bit more philosophical.
Gorky

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« Reply #28 on: 03-12-2004 16:06 »

Definitely The Critic.
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #29 on: 03-12-2004 18:33 »

The Tick - Live action
The Tick - animated series
Clerks - animated series
God, The Devil & Bob
The Comedy Bee

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« Reply #30 on: 03-12-2004 18:38 »

'Norm' was great.
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« Reply #31 on: 03-12-2004 19:55 »

Wow, deja vu, don't we have a thread very similar to this one?
the underrated TV one?

Ah hell, I don't care:
The Job
Sausage Factory
Lone Gunmen
God The Devil and Bob.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #32 on: 03-12-2004 21:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Levitate_Me:
Also I forgot to mention one of my favorite canceled shows, Keen Eddie. That show was great, it had such an intresting cast. Everyone on it was great. Stupid fox just cancels everything.

I'm glad someone agrees with me. How many episodes did they air, 5? I'm just happy that Bravo is showing the unaired episodes.
HawkingHole4001

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« Reply #33 on: 03-12-2004 22:20 »

Clone High was great.
I loved this one Cartoon Network show, Sheep In The Big City. lasted 2 seasons. That was a great show.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #34 on: 03-14-2004 02:27 »

X-men Evolution was another great show that was cancelled before its time.  Lasted only four seasons. 

Freaks and Geeks was cancelled because people called in saying is was too realistic and it creeped them out or something like that.
bender+fry

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« Reply #35 on: 03-15-2004 19:31 »

the critic.
WhatAnHonor

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« Reply #36 on: 03-17-2004 19:37 »

Freaks and Geeks and Sports Night
Sil

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« Reply #37 on: 03-17-2004 19:41 »

The Critic and Garth Merenghi are fantastic.

ooh! Starsky and Hutch. just for having a fantastic theme. Again, not strictly short-lived, but still...
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #38 on: 03-18-2004 00:39 »

The Critic easily. I really loved Undergrads too. Titus was a real cool show. It was kinda like a live action version of Family Guy with the flashbacks and really outrageous stuff.

"105? Officer that's impossible. This thing shimmies at 85. Here i'll show ya, hold my beer" drives away, leaving Chris Titus behind pissing on the side of the road.
El Scorcho

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« Reply #39 on: 03-18-2004 13:56 »

Garth Merengis darkplace was bloody good, but they only made 6 eps, which is a shame
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