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Old 07-24-2010, 05:39 PM   #46
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Freaks And Geeks without a doubt.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:32 AM   #47
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Well, it was on for three seasons, so it really doesn't qualify as short-lived. When I think of a show that was short-lived, I think of one that was only on for a single season.
and; despite the impression you might get; it was NEVER a big ratings hit.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:29 PM   #48
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Shows such as The Honeymooners, The Addams Family, The Munsters and F-Troop, all relatively short lived series, became popular and cult followed in syndication. Maybe they should be in a separate catagory then other shows listed here that are rare and sometimes forgotten.

Many of the other shows mentioned here would be such a treat to see get a dvd release , if they haven't been released already!
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:42 PM   #49
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I don't know if the word "popular" applies in the case of "My Mother The Car", but this short-lived series has become the benchmark against which all other bad TV comedies are measured.
....that and Sherwood Schwartz' Its About Time (1966-67)
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"Life With Lucy" - Unfortunately, the last project in Lucy's stellar career which makes it one of the 'most popular'. I had read (after Lucy died) that she was embarassed by this project, and regretted ever doing it and making this her final TV outing.

It ran for 13 eps in 1986, then ABC had enough sense to pull the plug on this lame sitcom.
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What about Clone High!
That was a fun show while it lasted.
I kinda miss it
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I know Last Precinct aired in 1986 on NBC Friday nights and can name two of its stars, but that's because I'm a geek. I think it's been largely forgotten for decades.
With good reason. It was horrible.
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Depends what you mean by popular? The highest rated short-lived show was Bridget Loves Bernie which finished ranked #5 for the season. In terms of longevity, The Honeymooners ran for one season and has been rerunning for over 50 years.
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I think Pink Lady & Jeff, Manimal, and Supertrain belong on the list because their awfulness is legendary!! Not to mention those flops all but ruined Fred Silverman's career and his NBC tenure was a disaster.
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I heard somewhere that the short-lived Series Mr. Lucky actually was the NUMBER ONE rated show in its timeslot in the early 1960s, however the fact the Main Characture ran a Casino didn't fare well with some Moral Groups at the time, so it got cancelled. Can anyone verify this?
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I heard somewhere that the short-lived Series Mr. Lucky actually was the NUMBER ONE rated show in its timeslot in the early 1960s, however the fact the Main Characture ran a Casino didn't fare well with some Moral Groups at the time, so it got cancelled. Can anyone verify this?
Just because it may have won its timeslot doesn't mean it was highly rated.
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I think Pink Lady & Jeff, Manimal, and Supertrain belong on the list because their awfulness is legendary!! Not to mention those flops all but ruined Fred Silverman's career and his NBC tenure was a disaster.

Brandon Tartikoff was responsible for Manimal, I can still remember his appearances on TV promoting it.
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I remember Family Dog and Thunder Alley. I used to watch them when I was a kid. I thought Thunder Alley aired on CBS, or am I mistaken?
Thunder Alley was an ABC sitcom. I believe it was originally paired with "Home Improvement" and "Grace Under Fire" on Tuesday nights. It had good ratings and was among the Top 20 shows of the season; but got canceled when ABC decided to remove most of it's "family" programming and try edgier, hipper shows; most of which sadly, failed miserably.
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A popular new TV show getting cancelled only because it lost a considerable portion of its lead-in audience from an existing show is one way to get "Screwed Over by the Network".
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"Life With Lucy" - Unfortunately, the last project in Lucy's stellar career which makes it one of the 'most popular'. I had read (after Lucy died) that she was embarassed by this project, and regretted ever doing it and making this her final TV outing.

It ran for 13 eps in 1986, then ABC had enough sense to pull the plug on this lame sitcom.
They MADE 13 but they only aired 8 before pulling the plug on that bomb. A 30-something year old doing physical comedy is funny, a 70-something year old is frightening.
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