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Shows worth watching that got cancelled during or after their first season ...

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gweempose, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I'm smeeking and I'll bet that it's been mentioned but the best recent show that got canceled/not renewed after one season was Terriers.
  2. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    This show has probably been mentioned more than any other in this thread. I'm really going to have to check it out. I believe I watched the pilot, but then I fell behind and ended up erasing all of the episodes once I found out it was cancelled.
  3. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    Pushing Daisies had two.

    "Your shoes -- take them off!" :D

    This is #1 on my list of shows I wish would get released on DVD. I grabbed a couple of episodes and have them on videotape, but I didn't get the first three episodes (or, obviously, the ones that were shot and never aired).

    My favorite of the episodes I did see is "What, Micah worry?"

    "Dead and Gone, Honey", with Dana Delaney, was also fun.

    Creators were the Raimi brothers, and John McNamara, one of the producers of The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

    imdb and epguides.com say that 13 episodes were made, but only 9 were ever aired. :(
  4. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    It's another of those slow first few episodes as the characters are developed, but it gets REALLY good fairly quickly. E8 is probably one of the best hours of TV I've ever seen.

    (Reading through the episode guide on IMDB makes me sad this show was cancelled :( )
  5. kmccbf

    kmccbf New Member

    Mar 9, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    I found a dealer that was selling Spy Game on DVD, called Timesforgottondvd.com. but I don't think I trust the site. Can't find any good review of the site. (or bad for that matter.)
  6. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Agree with both parts of this. :) And as it turns out, the show ended up having a reasonably decent storyline outside the cheerleader stuff.

    This wasn't a show I missed terribly after it got cancelled, and not a series I'd seek out now, but while it was on it was worth watching.

    Personally, I have a thing for Aly Michalka.
  7. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    both are nice to look at. In fact, Aly is what drew me into the show. But Ashley was the one I wound up liking the best.
  8. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    Show detail page on TV Shows on DVD says the rights owner for DVD is "unknown" -- imdb shows that the WorldWide DVD distributor is someone called "Shallow Cove". Clicking on that reveals Spy Game is the only show listed.

    If there had been a R1 DVD, you'd think there would be links to buy it on Amazon. So I'm willing to bet that there still hasn't been any US DVD release.
  9. JMikeD

    JMikeD Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Austin, TX
    How could I have forgotten The Dresden Files?

    Trivia point: a year after the series was shown, the original unaired pilot was shown by (then) SciFi at 2AM. I think it was shown only the one time. One of the first series episodes was made from bits and pieces of it. As I recall, the producers have stated that they wanted the pilot to be included on the DVD set, but SciFi allegedly refused permission.
  10. 702

    702 Member

    Feb 9, 2003
    Wonderland (2000)
    Lost (the reality show, similar to Amazing Race)
  11. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

    Nov 8, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    What about The Cape? I noticed it had 10 episodes on Netflix. Worth watching?
  12. kaszeta

    kaszeta Ceci n'est pas une conserve TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    Yeah, I rather liked both of these, even though Gold Monkey was a pretty flagrant attempt to cash in on Indiana Jones.
  13. Balzer

    Balzer Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Only a few that pop to mind immediately. I think of the ones where I was truly upset that they were cancelled.

    1. Firefly (obviously.. best show ever)
    2. Now and Again (loved this show)
    3. Space: Above and Beyond (dorky title, a little bit of cheesiness here and there, but amazing graphics for it's time, and some excellent dramatic episodes).
    4. Brisco County Jr. (fun show and Bruce Campbell was great)..
  14. kmccbf

    kmccbf New Member

    Mar 9, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    I had forgotten about The Cape. The forum here gave it really mixed reviews. I admit that I liked it, but more for the side stories than the main character. Personally, I'd avoid watching it. It was canceled before all the ones they filmed were aired and they weren't given a chance to bring anything to a conclusion so it's kind of a bummer to watch knowing that.
  15. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2002
    The mention of "The Cape" reminded me of another one - "Call to Glory".
  16. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    In my opinion, it's not. This is a show that I wasn't even the slightest bit upset when it got cancelled.
  17. alansh

    alansh New Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Max Headroom started as a UK made-for-TV movie, Max Headroom: Twenty Minutes into the Future which aired on Cinemax in the US. It was adapted into The Original Max Talking Headroom Show (also on Cinemax), Max hosting a talk show ala Space Ghost Coast-to-Coast.

    ABC commissioned a series based on the TV movie, but only 14 episodes were produced.

    And I almost forgot about his hit record.
  18. MacThor

    MacThor Not Pictured

    Feb 7, 2002
    Richmond VA
    I will second "Action" w/Jay Mohr.

    I enjoyed Cupid - Jeremy Piven & Paula Marshall (the curse!).
  19. frombhto323

    frombhto323 Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Washington, DC
    Frank's Place from the mid-80s. CBS really dropped the ball on that one.

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