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Old 01-22-09, 08:17 AM
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Re: Best Short-Lived Shows

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When the thread was started Studio 60 didn't exist...

But yeah...I thought that was a great show, too.
Oh yeah, didn't notice the 6 year bump.
Old 01-22-09, 11:33 AM
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Re: Best Short-Lived Shows

Undergrads.
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Re: Best Short-Lived Shows

Firefly
Journeyman
Wonderfalls.
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Re: Best Short-Lived Shows

Viva Laughlin
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seriously
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I never saw that one and only episode, and I wish The Soup could have had MUCH more material than just one song on an escalator
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I'm okay with 6-year bumps of fun threads.

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Old 01-24-09, 07:18 PM
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Re: Best Short-Lived Shows

Profit
Threshhold
Journeyman

And here's one I bet noone remembers:
Making the Grade (1982)
Old 01-24-09, 07:28 PM
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Re: Best Short-Lived Shows

The Young Ones

Old 01-25-09, 12:30 AM
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Lookwell! One episode (a failed pilot), about a former television detective, played by Adam West, who ends up solving real crimes. Written By Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel. Absolutely hilarious.
Old 01-25-09, 05:03 PM
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I'll second the original Cupid and Danger Theater, and add on Michael Madsen in Vengeance Unilimited.

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Re: Best Short-Lived Shows

Kolchak, the Night Stalker (the original) I loved that cheesy ass show.
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Re: Best Short-Lived Shows

Arrested Development
American Gothic
Old 01-25-09, 11:29 PM
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Freaks and Geeks
Undeclared
Action!

And a couple of guilty pleasures I haven't seen mentioned yet...

Young Americans - That Coca Cola sponsored summer show that aired 8 episodes. I remember Kate Bosworth was in it... I don't know the names of any of the other actors.

The Street - That wall street show with Jennifer Connelly, Tom Everett Scott, and Giancarlo Esposito.
Old 01-26-09, 12:41 AM
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Im surprised no one has mentioned any of these

3-South
Clone High
Mission Hill
Max Headroom
The Lexx
Joan Of Arcadia
John Doe
Special Unit 2
Sliders (I dont count the final season, it was beyond weak)
Old 01-26-09, 05:28 AM
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Old 01-26-09, 01:18 PM
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Re: Best Short-Lived Shows

Best short-lived series I'd say were:
Norm
A Minute with Stan Hooper
The Trouble with Normal
Old 01-26-09, 07:00 PM
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Austin Stories
Mind of the Married Man
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Re: Best Short-Lived Shows

hmmm.. what to pick that noone else has mentioned....

well.. i liked raines
Old 01-27-09, 01:48 AM
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UNSUB - David Soul, Kent McCord, M Emmet Walsh pre CSI investigation Unit. From Stephen J. Cannell & Steve Kronish. Awesome show, great writing, great cinematography, great cast. Ended with a two parter, NBC aired the first but never aired the second. Seven years later I moved to CA and went to work for Cannel and found the second part in their library. Taped the entire series.
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Probe - A Sherlock Holmes type show I loved as a kid.

Sorority Life - A reality show about sorority chicks...how could MTV fuck this up? Maybe 5% of college girls are ugly, and in the last season MTV managed to get them all.
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Re: Best Short-Lived Shows

My So Called Life
Hope & Gloria
Joan Of Arcadia
American Dreams
Police Squad!
Quark
Old 02-18-09, 10:56 PM
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Anyone remember a '90s show called "The Crusaders"? It was a Fox newsmagazine show about a team of "crusaders" that solved problems and fought injustices.
Old 02-18-09, 11:47 PM
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Old 02-19-09, 12:40 AM
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Boomtown - - - Excellent first season then they tinkered with it and it died.
The Job - - - Loved this show, but its cancellation gave us Rescue Me so I wont cry over it.
Kidnapped - - - This show was great and thankfully I got to see the conclusion on Netflix. Would have been interesting to see what they did for Season 2.
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Old 02-19-09, 11:17 AM
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