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Best shows NEVER to be given a shot :(

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Larry Seno Jr., Mar 5, 2002.

  1. James Zubb

    James Zubb Stunt Coordinator

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    You only need to know three words for this thread:

    Wong

    Morgan

    Apatow

    The Others, Space: Above and Beyond and Freaks and Geeks are my most missed shows. They were great. Will soon be adding Undeclared to the list as well.

    I would add Millenium but that did get a chance with 3 seasons and I only really liked the mythology episodes in the last season (Wong and Morgan). I agree with most of the other shows though not as big a loss as the three I mentioned.
     
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    I agree with My So Called Life. I only caught a few episodes but quite enjoyed it.
    But I must say, after only a season or so that Men Behaving Badly was on the air and then axed I never laughed so hard watching a sitcom.
     
  4. Bill J

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    SeaQuest DSV- great show even though it started to go downhill a little. I'd do anything for SeaQuest on DVD.
     
  5. Josh_Hill

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    Clerks: Animated Series was the best ever cancelled show. I swear I could watch these every day. You suck Disney!
     
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    Here's mine: Big Apple, Chicago Sons, The Upright Citizen's Brigade.
     
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    One that hasn't come up in this thread is Probe, the Parker Stevenson genius, but socially inept, owner of a tech corporation who solved crimes in his spare time. Great stuff, actually, but was killed by the writer's strike that year.

    Another vote for Brisco County, Jr, Cupid, The Tick, and Crusade. All great shows.

    Jason
     
  8. Garrett Lundy

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    I could almost fill a whole channel with the amount of cancelled tv-shows that I think should still be on the air. The Outer Limits, Night Galleries, The Twilight Zone, Dungeons & Dragons, Monsters, Tales from the Darkside, Get a Life, The Ben Stiller Show, The State, The Upright Citizen's Brigade, Amazing Stories, Wolf Lake, Kindred: The Embraced, Dark Shadows, Seinfeld, The Family Guy, Mysterty Science Theater 3000 (More on DVD soon hopefully), Liquid Television, Highlander, Iron Chef ( I think they stopped filming new episodes), Eerie Indiana, And many, many more I can't think of right now.

    And the delightful "Colour Bars & Test Tones". What ever happened to that show? It used to be on almost every station real late at night.
     
  9. CaptDS9E

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    Space A&B-I loved it, they cancelled it

    Earth 2-Cliffhanger left wide open

    Seaquest-It took a huge turn but i still enjoyed it

    Crusade-Was gone before it even began

    Chronicle-WHY? there highest rated original show and its cancelled

    Nowhere Man-Boy that last episode was good. I wanted more

    Batman Beyond-A Highly liked series taken off

    Original Sliders-That move to sci-fi was horrid

    Capt
     
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    Jason, I'd almost forgotten about Probe. Kind of a proto-MacGyver
     
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    I would have to say TV Funhouse from Comedy Central.

    A very perverted, sick little show that in it's 8 shows kept me laughing like no other show on television. It is gravely missed.

    I really believe that the problem was the fact that most people had no idea what the hell the show was doing.

    I long for a DVD release of this program.
     
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    Freaks and Geeks

    Brooklyn South

    Brooklyn Bridge

    Equal Justice

    Shannon's Deal

    I'll Fly Away

    Homefront

    Nothing Sacred

    Civil Wars

    Brother's Keeper

    The Gregory Hines Show
     
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    Clerks: TAS

    Dilbert

    The Critic
     
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    EZ Streets- I still refuse to watch CBS over this

    Crusade

    Strange World

    Strange Luck
     
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    Crime Story on NBC

    Twin Peaks on ABC

    Crusade on TNT

    Farscape AND Sliders on Sci-Fi

    Thats it..... thats the list

    CP
     
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    Space: Above and Beyond without a doubt was one of the best Sci-Fi shows to air on network tv. Too bad FOX killed it. I am still waiting for someone to wake up and bring this series back. I was in college when this show was on and I had 3 vcrs triple tape the show just so I would not miss a single episode. Then BANG!!! It was gone. This was a truly tragic experience for me. I am still mourning.

    djb
     
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    Johnny Bego.

    Wonder how many even remember that excellent show, IMO. It was on just for a summer and had great potential. Very funny stuff.

    Futurama.

    Sure it had a few seasons but Fox never gave it a chance and kept moving the show around or just bumping it all together. It was never given a proper chance.
     
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    Space: Above and beyond

    The Tick (live action and animated)

    Undergrads

    Family Guy

    TV Nation
     
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    > Then it was just Matt Frewer with 4 hours of makeup on him.
    Even now, no matter what role he's in, I keep waiting for him to start st-st-stuttering.
    Anybody else remember the 1980s sitcom It's Your Move with Jason Bateman?
     
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    I thought at the time Max Headroom was just about the best Sci-Fi I had seen on TV. I still have it as a wish list item on my Tivo just in case some channel starts showing the episodes. I can understand why it didn't last, though.

    Somehow the ads for Sports Night never made me want to watch at all. Then, I thought I'd take a peek when they started rerunning it on Comedy Central, and became quickly hooked and amazed at how great a show it was. Sucks to start liking a series after it's already been cancelled...
     

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