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Old May 5 2010, 02:50 AM   #1
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TV shows that were canceled after only a handful of episodes

There are A LOT of blink-and-you-missed-them shows that never got off the ground, especially on network TV. You probably watched some of them. Recognize any of these shows? You'll probably recognize a lot of the names.

BLACK SASH


EYES


TOUCHING EVIL


HUMAN TARGET


SPACE RANGERS


VANISHING SON


CLUBHOUSE


CHARLIE GRACE (credits start 1:20 in)


SNOOPS


NIGHTMARE CAFE


VR.5


MR. & MRS. SMITH (credits start 2:03 in)


LAX


BIG APPLE (credits start 4:07 in)


SONS OF THUNDER
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Old May 5 2010, 02:54 AM   #2
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Re: TV shows that were canceled after only a handful of episodes

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Old May 5 2010, 03:04 AM   #3
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Re: TV shows that were canceled after only a handful of episodes

I remember some of those:

Snoops...Touching Evil (which I actually heard mentioned on the Trektoday boards)...Space Rangers(which doesn't come off as interesting)...VR.5 (with that girl from 'Fame;' and had a cool opening theme)...LAX (which didn't seem like it would last that long either; what did it have that set it apart from other shows?)...Big Apple (what I said with LAX)...

How about 'Firefly'.....'City of Angels' (which I just found out went on for two seasons)...and 'Raines' (which is now kinda 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent, without the ghosts...and Linda Park)...?
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Old May 5 2010, 03:16 AM   #4
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Re: TV shows that were canceled after only a handful of episodes

IIRC, David Kelley's Girls Club (about some female lawyers in San Francisco) had only 2 episodes aired before it was yanked by Fox. The remaining 11 never aired, and I don't think a DVD was ever released either.
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Old May 5 2010, 03:18 AM   #5
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I used to watch a little show called Mr. Sunshine with Jeffrey Tambor playing a blind college professor. I thought it was funny (especially Leonard Frey) but it didn't last long.

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Old May 5 2010, 03:23 AM   #6
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Old May 5 2010, 03:27 AM   #7
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Re: TV shows that were canceled after only a handful of episodes

I liked a little show called Brimstone. Imagine a serious version of Reaper and you've pretty much got the idea.
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Old May 5 2010, 03:41 AM   #8
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Brimstone lasted half a season, not bad by Fox standards. Yeah, it was good, mainly for John Glover as the devil.


Big Apple? Ed O'Neil, Michael Madsen, David Strathain and Donnie Wahlberg? On one show? What was the plot, did they try to out scowl or out grimace each other every week?

Remember that one show where Howie Mandell played a mortician...it was a sitcom, too.
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Old May 5 2010, 03:44 AM   #9
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Re: TV shows that were canceled after only a handful of episodes

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I liked a little show called Brimstone. Imagine a serious version of Reaper and you've pretty much got the idea.

You're not the only one: first time I interviewed Tracy Scoggins, back in 1999, she was saying that she'd always regret that Brimstone had been cancelled before she could get a part on it.
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Old May 5 2010, 04:12 AM   #10
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that sons of thunder theme song made me laugh pretty hard. Was that a spin-off from Walker, Texas Ranger?
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Old May 5 2010, 04:35 AM   #11
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Fuck, they canceled Human Target?
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Old May 5 2010, 04:43 AM   #12
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Wonderfalls - 4 episode shown by Fox.
Odyssey 5 - 13 episodes (out of 20 ordered) before it was canceled because the Showtime president didn't understand Sci-fi.
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Old May 5 2010, 04:55 AM   #13
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Re: TV shows that were canceled after only a handful of episodes

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Fuck, they canceled Human Target?
That's the other Human Target. The one that actually had him disguise himself as the person being targeted. Basically the star of the show barely had to be in it except to take the case at the beginning and pull off the "face mask" at the end!

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that sons of thunder theme song made me laugh pretty hard. Was that a spin-off from Walker, Texas Ranger?
Yes. The show tanked pretty bad, but I think one of the actors got to keep on going back on Walker.
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Old May 5 2010, 05:00 AM   #14
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Fuck, they canceled Human Target?
That's the other Human Target. The one that actually had him disguise himself as the person being targeted. Basically the star of the show barely had to be in it except to take the case at the beginning and pull off the "face mask" at the end!
When you have Rick Springfield cast as the 'main lead' it makes sense

God. Imagine if Quantum Leap had gone with that idea for every time Sam lept into a person? A new guest star every week being the lead of your show.
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Old May 5 2010, 05:07 AM   #15
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I remember Vanishing Son, it came on after Time Trax and Kung Fu Legend Continues
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