Pick your top 5 shows that should have...

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  1. todd s

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    Pick your top 5 shows that should have been given more of a chance to succeed and were cancelled either in the first season or before then.

    -Now & Again
    -Miracles
    -Special Unit 2 (I know, but watching them again, they were pretty good)
    -Flash
    -Vengeance Unlimited

    I know I said 5, but how could I forget John Doe.
     
  2. Jim Beaver

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    BRIMSTONE - My all time fav show. I loved this. I'm still sad about it being gone. I hope for DVDs.

    Keen Eddie - I loved this show this summer it was really awesome. I can't wait to pick up the DVDs sometime this year.

    Do Over - This show ruled, I loved the concept, the characters, the music, everything. Put this on DVD.

    Glory Days - This was a really cool show, I wish i had taped it. Also hope for DVDs.

    Profit - Never saw it but it sounds so cool and if it comes on DVD I might even buy it no questions asked.

    Not my top five but also shows I liked that are gone are Teen Angel & You Wish.
     
  3. Rob Speicher

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    Keen Eddie - Thanks to Bravo for showing the unaired episodes, albeit out of order

    Andy Richter Controls the Universe

    Titus - think it lasted more than one season, though

    Futurama - Definitely lasted more than one season, but never got a fair chance because of football preemptions.

    Undeclared.

    Hey! 5 Fox shows. And I didn't even plan on it.
     
  4. Jim Beaver

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    Yeah I didn't add Titus because it had like 3 seasons which could have done alot more is alot better then most shows that get canceled. So we were lucky to get 3 seasons. I hope they release Titus on DVD.
     
  5. Joseph Bolus

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    Hmmm ... I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Firefly yet; another Fox entry.

    I don't have a Top Five, but, in addition to Firefly, I would have liked to have seen the new "Americanized" Dr. Who series have a chance. Fox aired the two hour pilot in Summer 1999, but opted not to pick it up as a series. In my opinion, it would have made a nice companion series to the then-declining X-Files series, and might have "broken out" as a major hit the next year.
     
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    Strange Luck - did anybody else watch this show but me?
    Firefly (hey FOX has two, what a surprise)
    Sports Night
    My So-Called Life (now ABC has two)
    Crusade
     
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    Firefly
    Keen Eddie
    Karen Sisco
    Andy Richter

    (Sports Nights went for 2 seasons).
     
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    American Gothic - I still hope for another series. Gary Cole was fantastic in this as well, and it was very creepy I thought.
     
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    Action!
    Still the funniest show on TV!
     
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    Let's not forget Police Squad!. Still my all time favourite show (with only 6 episodes). I'll add another vote for Undeclared as well.
     
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    Fastlane
    Wall Street
     
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    - Freaks and Geeks / Undeclared
    - Off Centre
    - Do Over
    - Action
    - Firefly

    [​IMG]
     
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    There was another police comedy called "Precinct" which was like Police Squad. Also "The Bay City Blues" about a minor league baseball team in the mid-80's.
     
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    Freaks and Geeks
    Undeclared
    Nowhere Man
    The Tick (live action)

    Regarding Doctor Who - I would love to have seen Paul McGann get a better chance at the role. Although I have a few qualms about the movie itself, McGann made a wonderful Doctor. Further stories about his Doctor were made in audio and print form, but a continuing TV series would be great.
    Looking forward to seeing who the Doctor will be in the new series.
     
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    In no particular order

    1) The Flash
    2) The Flash
    3) The Flash
    4) The Flash
    5) The Flash

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    (Hey Yo! Warner! You listening? How about The Flash on DVD? Hmmmm? It's not like it would cost a lot to produce, it was only one freakin' season! [​IMG])

    Honorable mention to: Firefly, Action, The Critic (well, two seasons, but on different networks), & the PJs.

    Moe.
     
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    This thread topic pops up every so often [​IMG]

    But i'll add:

    Profit

    Harsh Realm

    Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

    Fastlane

    Miracles
     
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    How about Farscape?
    Cancelled before it's time by that station called Sci Fi.
     
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    American Gothic

    Roar (also produced by Shaun Cassidy)

    Miracles

    Brimstone

    The Agency
     
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    Whiners. Those shows all had a chance to be ignored by the audience. These shows never even made it to air:

    Heat Vision And Jack - Jack Black as an astronaut on the run from NASA who becomes super-intelligent when the sun comes out, Owen Wilson as the voice of his roommate-cum-motorcycle, and Ron Silver as Ron Silver, the evil director of NASA's secret projects division "...and a gifted actor". Ben Stiller directed the pilot for Fox, but I still can't see this lasting more than six weeks.

    The Dragans Of New York - Hugh Laurie and Liz Vassey as a married pair of detectives in New York. Never saw this pilot, but it could have been a great light mystery for CBS based on the stars.

    Lookwell - Adam West in a pilot written by Conan O'Brien about a washed-up actor who had a TV show in the seventies who investigates crimes (badly) with the help of his acting students. "I won't give up... I have a lot of free time on my hands!" Too dry for NBC, I guess.

    Mariano Men - The Milo Ventimiglia spin-off from Gilmore Girls that was axed because they couldn't find a show-runner and the Venice Beach location shooting would have been too expensive. Unfortunate, because the back-door pilot looked pretty nice.

    Sick In The Head - An early attempt at a sitcom by Judd Apatow, about a psychiatrist just starting out and learning as he goes. Amy Pohlner was a very funny guest/recurring character in the pilot.
     
  20. Lew Crippen

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    Just in the last couple of years:

    Keen Eddie

    The Brotherhood of Poland New Hampshire

    K Street
    (a surprise as HBO usually gives something new a bit longer to catch on)

    Nip/Tuck (I suppose it is possible that this will return)

    Push, Nevada


    Possibly my number one early cancellation:

    My So-Called Life
     

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