There are a number of failed TV shows out there. Hundreds upon hundreds of concepts that never make it past the ideas stage. On top of that, there are even more that get past the ideas stage but never make it to a pilot episode. Those that do make it to a pilot episode may never actually make it onto TV due to concerns over content, monetary issues or a lack of interest.
There are also many TV shows that manage one season and then are not renewed. One of the most infamous of these, and potentially the one with the strongest call for it to be renewed, was the Joss Whedon series Firefly. Whedon had intended for the series to run for seven seasons, however Fox had concerns that the series was too dark and it was never renewed after the first season. Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip was another series that only lasted one season. The season began with strong ratings which dropped significantly over the 22 episodes and the series was cancelled.
In between these are the rare shows that only last a few episodes, in some cases being cancelled after only one episode. Here we look at these forgotten shows, left to gather dust and grow old without ever having the opportunity to reach their full potential. They were given a glimpse of what could be, and then thrown back into the cupboard to grow mold.
This list counts down the top 10 TV shows that were cancelled after their premiere night.
10 Osbournes Reloaded – Opened To Horrendous Reviews
9 Comedians Unleashed – Animal Planet Turns To Comedy
8 The Hasselhoffs - Predictably Boring
7 The Xtacles - Money Trouble
6 Emily's Reasons Why Not – Poorly Conceived Stereotypes
5 The Will – A CBS Failure
4 Public Morals – Too Vulgar For CBS Affiliates
3 The Melting Pot – Deemed Racist
2 Heil Honey I'm Home! - Comedy About Nazism
1 Co-Ed Fever - Bad Animal House Imitation
Sources: imdb.com; fame10.com
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