Favorite short-lived TV series

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  1. FilterFunk

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    I saw "Sledge Hammer!" and "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." mentioned in a couple of OT threads, and those are two of my favorite short-lived TV shows. Among the others are:

    "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe," starring Ben Vereen and Jeff Goldblum

    "It's Your Move," starring a young Jason Bateman

    "Square Pegs," starring Sarah Jessica Parker

    "Men Behaving Badly," starring Justine Bateman, Ron Eldard and Rob Schneider (for Season 1, anyway; Bateman and Eldard left the show after the first season and it went straight into the toilet)

    "Millenium," starring Lance Henriksen

    What are your favorite short-lived TV series?
  2. duff beer

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    "The Tick"
  3. zarah825

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    Arrested Development (is three seasons "short"?) !!
  4. DwaynieAD

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    Prison break. I refuse to acknowledge the existence of seasons 2 & 3. so it only lasted one amazing season.
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  6. nutso42

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    Five posts in and no one has mentioned Firefly?

    +1 on the Adventures of Brisco County Jr.

    Police Squad! was good... at least we got three movies to continue it.


    wow... tons of British series. The Thin Blue Line, IT Crowd...
  7. Thick McRunfast

    Thick McRunfast Not just good, good enough Supporting Member

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    Firefly

    Morena Baccarin -- oh my
  8. Handyman

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    Here are my favorite:
    Firefly
    Andy Richter Controls the Universe
    Carnivale
  9. elgecko

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    SPOON!

    Also good! There's a rumor of a movie in the works.
  10. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story Supporting Member

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    HUGE +1. I'd also like to add Moral Orel to the list.
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    yodedude2 Supporting Member

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    POLICE SQUAD! In Color.
  12. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

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    Sports Night. Only two seasons. Aaron Sorkin scripts at their rapid-fire best, and before he got all preachy on West Wing (he let Sports Night die to work on that one :spit:).
  13. Sequimite

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    Firefly
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    Get a Life
  14. nutso42

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    The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien
    :bawl:
  15. Jim Nazium

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    +1 Police Squad
    +1 Firefly

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    Lexx (sci-fi, circa 2000)
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    Arrested Development (and yes it's coming back with new eps. on Netflix) and Freaks and Geeks.
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    Moral Orel, great show. Depressing ending.

    I'll add the Chappelle Show.

    *EDIT* Darn, Jim beat me to it.
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    John from Cincinnati. They killed it just as it was starting to take off.
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    +2 on brisco county

    The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
  21. Roscoe East

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    Studio 50 On The Sunset Strip -- Aaron Sorkin's post-West Wing series, with Bradley Whitford and Matthew Perry. They got what, one full season out of that? When that show went off the air I officially stopped watching regularly scheduled television.

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