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The Daily Beast: "Lone Star and 10 Other Quickly-Canceled TV Shows"

While the cancellation of FOX's con man drama Lone Star took no one watching the ratings by surprise, some pointed towards the fact that FOX didn't let the show find an audience, axing it after just two low-rated airings.

While such early cancellations might be rare, it doesn't mean that they don't happen. Over at The Daily Beast, I take a look at ten other early cancellations from the last ten years, from Viva Laughlin to reality duds like The Will. (Remember that gem?) You can read my latest feature "10 Most Quickly Axed Shows of the Last 10 Years" here.

(And, before you say it, I know that Wonderland and Girls Club were also canned after two episodes. Couldn't fit everything in there, sadly!)

Also, out of morbid curiosity: do any of the entries on this list ring a bell to you?

Comments

Brad said…
Some of those don't actually seem like bad ideas. The Rich List just looked like a bar argument on Millionaire-steroids. I'm also tempted to watch Viva Laughlin, though I've never heard good things about it.
Addie DeWitt said…
How can you forget SMITH on CBS? Ray Liotta, after years of cajoling by Producers and Studios, finally agrees to do television. Nina Tassler touts it as one of their premiere new series but then suddenly realizes anti-heroes on CBS? Thieves living double lives? What would the Las Vegas audiene say to that! So, one and gone for SMITH. Caused quite the s-storm in the hallway's of a major agency. Nina ducked on this one because SWINGERS that year was an even bigger miss; key parties and adultry in the 1970's... are you kidding me?

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