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March 28th, 2001

Your Favorite Cancelled TV Shows

Okay, okay, tell me what TV shows got canned that you liked… or maybe obsessed over. I’m curious if anyone can dig up something very very old, or very very esoteric.

Mine? I still liked The Ben Stiller Show, due in part to Janeane Garofalo’s presence. And when it was first on the air, I did enjoy My So-Called Life quite a bit; I remember watching it and thinking that it came as close to "reality" as a show could. Of course, now our lives are pretty much as depicted on The Real World…. -pm

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Matt
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 12:21:31AM
I agree with both shows mentioned. I actually was thinking of the Ben Stiller show yesterday.
I also would say the Edge, which was another sketch comedy show on Fox.
Nightstand with Dick Dietrick. It wasn't cancelled, but the contract was picked up by E and they just decided to syndicate the re-runs for two years. If comedy central had picked up the contract they said they would have made new episodes.
I also was a fan of the Dana Carvey show.

FROM: liz
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 1:44:25AM
parker lewis can't lose!!

they dub it into french now. my friend says it's on every day in france.

FROM: Jessica
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 4:33:45AM
I loved The State on MTV and I was sad to see The Charmings on ABC go.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 8:27:28AM
Freaks and Geeks...

FROM: Tina
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 8:43:23AM
I loved the Ben Stiller show! (I called Janeane Garofalo "Tahini Falafalo" - even though she's one of my favorite comics) Other good ones: "Square Pegs", definitely "My So-Called Life", "News Radio" - it didn't get canned, exactly, but now it's gone...sniff!, and that "Out of Control" variety show that used to be on Nickelodeon way back in the late '80's. It starred Dave Coulier as the mc of sorts, who went on to act like a total fool on "Full House" with John Stamos and the evil Olsen twins....yuck. Does anyone remember "Out of Control"?

FROM: Robert
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 8:54:04AM
Some days I wish all TV shows were canceled.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 8:56:10AM
Does anyone remember "Out of Control"?

Easily one of my favorite shows growing up. I actually have one ep on tape - I've dubbed it my 1984 tape, since that's when it's from. (surprise) The ep I've got is the one in which Dave, Diz, Waldo, Angela, and Hern (it was Hern, right?) have to pose as a rock band because someone is using their studio to make a video.

Nick Rocks!

FROM: Tina
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 9:02:09AM
Paul - can I get a copy of that tape??? My sister and I are still attempting to perfect our imitation of that "Diz noise" (eeeweee eeeeweee! - my pathetic attempt to recreate the sound using actual words) - I'm sure you know what I'm referring to here.

DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 9:37:03AM
Only one I can think of at the moment is Homicide. I can't believe that that show got cancelled and "ripped from the headlines" drivel like Law & Order still thrives.

FROM: Tony
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 10:47:31AM
I think that "American High" was very realistic, and much better than RW, its a shame it got canceled after the first 2 episodes.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 11:46:50AM
I also remember Out of Control. "Cut... it... out!"

FROM: kim
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 1:40:04PM
Magnificent Seven, good theme song, great looking cowboys, everything a chick show needs!

FROM: Matt
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 1:46:54PM
Haha, we were talking about out of control the other day at dinner.

What about Brooklyn Bridge? That show had all this critical acclaim, and they had even built a brand new set for it at Universal Studios and then it got canned.
I don't think the stae was ever cancelled. They just had a two year run.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 2:35:17PM
Matt -- Brooklyn Bridge is one of my all-time favorites. Such a well-written show and the acting was excellent. I have a few episodes on tape, I believe. In high school, I had a class called "American Minorities" and I brought in an episode of Brooklyn Bridge for the class to watch one day... everyone, teacher included, loved it.

I think there's a channel that still shows reruns of it...

FROM: Matt
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 4:00:55PM
Oddesy Channel showed Brooklyn Bridge, but Media General in Fairfax stopped carrying the channel before I could watch the reruns. That is also one of my favorite shows.

FROM: Kenny
DATE: Wednesday March 28, 2001 -- 5:13:35PM
Alf was awesome. The way he tortured "Wilhelm" was timeless.

FROM: Old Fezziwig
DATE: Thursday March 29, 2001 -- 9:46:56AM
I was upset by these TV cancellations:
> Melrose Place
> Beverly Hills, 90210
> Party of Five
> Saved by the Bell, The College Years
> In Living Color


FROM: Robert
DATE: Thursday March 29, 2001 -- 11:40:32AM
I miss The Chevy Chase Show.

Fezz--Did you hear Damon Wayans on Stern yesterday? Apparently, he was doing the Jehovah's Witness door-to-door thing when he was on In Living Color. I'm really sure people took his talk seriously.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Thursday March 29, 2001 -- 1:46:03PM
90210 ran its course, it was not cancelled.
Come to think of it the only show that was really cancelled out of that bunch was SBTB College years.
The others were on for multiple seasons and had basically depleted their fan bases

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday March 29, 2001 -- 1:55:25PM
Robert -- I heard that. Damon was a surprisingly subdued guest. You could hardly even hear him.

FROM: Robert
DATE: Thursday March 29, 2001 -- 2:11:02PM
Ryan--That was probably because he was being pressed on a topic he was not prepared to discuss. I'm amazed he didn't do much to try to change the subject. Any other Wayans would have been a better showman at the drop of a hat.

FROM: Old Fezziwig
DATE: Friday March 30, 2001 -- 9:21:22AM
90210 ran its course, it was not cancelled.
Come to think of it the only show that was really cancelled out of that bunch was SBTB College years.
The others were on for multiple seasons and had basically depleted their fan bases.

True that not all those shows I listed were officially cancelled, but they certainly weren't renewed for further seasons and that to me is the same as cancelled.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Friday March 30, 2001 -- 7:25:00PM
Then when does a show oficially become cancelled? So are you saying that Seinfeld was cancelled and MASH etc?

FROM: Richard Branson
DATE: Monday April 2, 2001 -- 10:38:28PM
test your memories: "Remote Control" on MTV - it was sort of a game show. Mid 80's I think. Oh and "Family" with Kirsty McNicoll.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday April 2, 2001 -- 11:23:24PM
I have an episode of Remote Control with L.L. Cool J and "Weird Al" Yankovic. LL was winning all the way until the final round when the subject was something like "The Beatles," and he had no clue. Al ran away with it and won the game.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Monday April 2, 2001 -- 11:43:48PM
Ryan and I enjoyed watching that episode together about a year and a half ago. We also watched some You Can't Do That On Televison episodes that he had on tape.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday April 2, 2001 -- 11:58:44PM
And videos of me pitching in my backyard when I was 12. :)

FROM: Tina
DATE: Tuesday April 3, 2001 -- 9:21:40AM
Whatever happened to "Perfect Strangers", with the adorable comic stylings of Bronson Pinchot? Who played "Cooosin Laaarry"? Does anyone remember? That show was pure sitcom genius!

FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday April 3, 2001 -- 11:05:07AM
Tina that reminds me of this line of action movies I want to make. They would be based off of the "Death Wish" line of movies and star Charles Bronson Pinchot.

FROM: Caleb
DATE: Wednesday April 4, 2001 -- 10:21:06AM
Dude, its all about alf.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday April 6, 2001 -- 6:03:14PM
I'm pleased to report that an episode of Perfect Strangers was just on TV Land. I'm not pleased to report that it is the only airing for the next two weeks, and has been the only time shown since I got TiVo 2.0 many months ago.

It was a more than pleasant surprise! I even got the entire theme song - the original version. Wow.

FROM: Tina
DATE: Friday April 13, 2001 -- 10:16:09AM
Paul - speaking of sitcom theme songs, wouldn't it be nice if they had all those tv theme songs (and I'm not just talking about the Flintstones or Brady Bunch opening songs --- I'm talking really esoteric ones, like Perfect Strangers, or Small Wonder, perhaps!) on a kareoke machine in some dusty sushi bar? Dare to dream, huh?

FROM: Crissy
DATE: Wednesday May 2, 2001 -- 9:01:13PM
I can't quite remember names of the cast of Outta Control, but I loved that show! I loved "Afternoon Special" with Jodie and Muffy the mouse when I was a kid. I also loved You Can't Do That On Television. That is still my favorite show and anyone that has episodes, please email me at

FROM: Rampeij
DATE: Sunday June 3, 2001 -- 3:44:05PM
SOF: Special Ops Force was one of my favorites. Good cast. great action and incredible storyline about Black Ops. Sorry to see it go, but I guess that what happens when you get a crappy time slot.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Sunday June 3, 2001 -- 5:59:15PM
It really is all about the time slot. Freaks and Geeks was a great example of that... the best show in the last decade was doomed to failure from the beginning because it was debuted on Saturday night prime time.

DATE: Monday July 23, 2001 -- 9:39:28AM

Just happened to stumble across this site and noticed your question.
Cousin Larry was played by Mark Linn-Baker who also had a few minor roles in the movies around the same time.

FROM: Matt #2
DATE: Wednesday July 25, 2001 -- 1:07:26AM
Reason News Radio was cancelled was because of Phil Hartman getting killed, correct? And, folks, it all comes back to The A-Team

FROM: Marcus
DATE: Wednesday July 25, 2001 -- 2:19:57AM
There was a series shown for a brief period, one of the few that I watched regularly after adolescence; I believe the name of it was Nightmare Cafe It was put on like a Wednesday night (if I remember correctly, this is years ago) up against one of the bigger shows out there (something like Seinfeld or something, it was like right after it first came out though) that "EVERYONE" watched at that time.

It featured the direct of Nightmare on Elmstreet as well as starred Robert England (who played Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on ElmstreetM, but played the cafe owner in this case). Show did modestly well it's first 2-3 weeks so the channel it was on (I believe ABC) moved the show from it's timeslot to another slot, and irony... ::kerplunk:: sank like a rock after another 3-4 weeks and was cancelled.

It was kinda' like a modern era The Twilight Zone series if you will, although... the basic idea was there was this cafe, and the people that ran it were people that actually had died but were returned to Earth, given a second chance (although, to assist helping others caught in dire straits). Very far-fetched now that I think about it, but then again... so was The Twilight Zone.

For something merely tossed into a timeslot with very little ad. time (considering the director involved, that surprised me), and with as good a special effects as it had; I'm still amazed the show didn't do better as it wasn't your average TV series (kinda' had a bit of that X-Files feel with the way it was presented). Then again, they probably spent most of their budget on special effects, and Robert England, and didn't have any $ left for ads. ;)

Que sera, only series I really was interested in.

FROM: AngeFatoh
DATE: Wednesday August 15, 2001 -- 3:46:44PM
Why isn't Ned and Stacey still on?
Thomas Haden Church was smart, funny and sexy man. He could have gone far with the show, but FOX had to cancel it! That show was awesome! I loved Ned and Amanda's friendship and dry wit.
If N&S wasn't canceled, it would still be on today.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Wednesday August 15, 2001 -- 4:39:15PM
If N&S wasn't canceled, it would still be on today.

Can't argue with that! :)

FROM: Elizabeth
DATE: Thursday August 16, 2001 -- 12:52:11AM
The greatest canceled TV show of ALL TIMES is Mystery Science Theater 3000. Hands down.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Thursday August 16, 2001 -- 7:36:24AM
Now that's tough to argue against.

FROM: maiko
DATE: Thursday August 16, 2001 -- 1:48:19PM
What about V, the 80's miniseries and show about aliens that descend on earth pretending to come in peace, when in fact they are secretly capturing humans for food ? I loved that show.

FROM: rachel
DATE: Thursday September 6, 2001 -- 1:36:06PM
Does anyone remember that show that was a half hour long and was sorta like MSTK 3000? I think it was on NIckelodeon for a few weeks. They showed old old movies and dubbed in new voices with a bizarre plot. It was so funny! And I can't remember the name! I think it was like Mad Television or something. Does ANYBODY know?


FROM: Rachel
DATE: Thursday September 6, 2001 -- 1:42:53PM
I got it! It was Mad Movies! Did anybody see that?

DATE: Thursday September 6, 2001 -- 1:49:30PM
I'm not sure if it was the same show, but I remember SOMEthing like that. The only thing I can remember, though, is one episode where they kept having everyone ask, "Are those your real eyes?" Funny show, though. Man, that was a long time ago... Of course, this could be an entirely different show I'm thinking of. But anyhow...

FROM: Scott
DATE: Thursday September 6, 2001 -- 2:24:02PM
I know I am way late to be discussing "Remote Control" but one of my High School English Teacher's wife was the producer--I grew up on Long Island and went to New Hyde Park Memorial (in New Hyde Park of course). The audiences for first episodes of Remote Control were actually composed of kids from my high school, as were the audiences for lots of other MTV pilot's. I was never invited :(

FROM: Adam
DATE: Thursday September 13, 2001 -- 6:48:36AM
I definitely agree with Mystery Science Theater 3000 - one of my all-time favorites! Let me throw out another one: AMERICAN GOTHIC. It starred Gary Coles (I think), the dad from the Brady Bunch movies. He was some kind of evil demon, never really told you for sure, but as a small town sheriff he kept the town running smoothly. It only lasted one season, but it was probably the best show I've ever seen on TV. It was one of those shows where you cheered for the bad guy (him).

FROM: Chris Shaver
DATE: Saturday September 22, 2001 -- 12:15:13AM
In the late 80's on ABC there was a short lived sitcom that I remember as one of the funniest I had ever seen. Mr. Sunshine. It was about a blind college professor. I can't remember who played Mr. Sunshine but he had a beard I believe. And while I can't remember any of the jokes, gags or scenerios, I can tell you that it is to date the only show that has ever made me laugh so hard I threw up. While watching the very first episode, I was eating some sort of Chef Boyardee canned meal, and I literally laughed so hard I had to run to the bathroom to vomit. I must have been the only person that it had that effect on because the show didn't last beyond its first season and may not have lasted that long.

FROM: Robert
DATE: Saturday September 22, 2001 -- 12:24:53AM
Chris: I remember Mr Sunshine as well. There was one episode where he had to fill in the lead role in some play because he was the only person who would read the lines (in Braile) while acting. Plus, he had that neighbor who hated him but he didn't know.

FROM: Bon Von Cruris
DATE: Monday October 8, 2001 -- 4:31:48AM
WKRP IN CINCINATTI was the show of all shows. Come on, Jan Smithers and Loni Anderson - need I say more?

DATE: Saturday October 13, 2001 -- 8:56:13PM
i cant believe say what kareoke was canceled

FROM: Danny
DATE: Thursday October 18, 2001 -- 4:40:54PM
Do you remember the t.v. show NARC

FROM: Brandon
DATE: Monday October 22, 2001 -- 3:52:51PM
Idiot Box on MTV, with Alex Winters (Bill from "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"). Sketch comedy with skits like "The Burrowing Bishop" or "Eddie the flying gimp". That was some of the best humor of it's time.

FROM: partizan92
DATE: Tuesday October 23, 2001 -- 10:55:34AM
Freaks & Geeks
Men Behaving Badly
...these were some of the greatest shows of all-time...

FROM: partizan92
DATE: Tuesday October 23, 2001 -- 10:58:14AM
Add You Can't Do That On Television and The Young Ones to the above list.

FROM: Robert
DATE: Tuesday October 23, 2001 -- 12:49:16PM
Sports Night was excessively talk-y and dramatic. That sucks for a comedy.

FROM: Will
DATE: Tuesday November 20, 2001 -- 5:05:44PM
My favorite cancelled shows include The Weird Al Show (fortunately I taped em all), The Young Ones, Over The Top (Tim Curry and Annie Potts), Nickelodeon's Roundhouse, The Famous Teddy Z and Partners (both with Jon Cryer), early Ren & Stimpy, Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch, and Wonderbug! Plus two from this year- Wolf Lake and You Don't Know Jack.

FROM: Jessica Ford
DATE: Wednesday November 21, 2001 -- 9:39:27PM
Why did popular get cancelled. I wanted to know if Brooke died or not.

FROM: al f.
DATE: Saturday November 24, 2001 -- 10:45:03AM
my favorite tv shows that were cancelled were god the devil and bob,3rd rock from the sun,and from this year , what about joan and bob paterson. ialso like to know if emril got cancelled or not

FROM: Kyle Brown
DATE: Saturday January 12, 2002 -- 3:35:32 pm
The best show that got canceled is "Herman's Head" witht hat annoying worker with the annoying voice

FROM: jk
DATE: Saturday January 12, 2002 -- 3:55:41 pm
The woman with the annoying voice was Nancy Yeardley (??) She is Lisa Simpson's voice! Suddenly it all makes sense.

FROM: jk
DATE: Saturday January 12, 2002 -- 3:58:55 pm
Homicide was indeed brilliant...until they got new writers for the final two seasons and got rid of all the actors who were not beautiful. I went to the bldg where it was filmed in Baltimore and had my picture taken beside the bright blue was a very emotional moment. It is still on Court TV but I don't know what time. Once in a while TV Guide does a story called "The Best Shows You're Not Watching" and that was definitely an appropriate article for HLOTS.

FROM: Sayre
DATE: Saturday January 19, 2002 -- 10:24:18 pm
Hey why were the wayans bros. cancelled? i loved them. and then theyre are all those good, little kid cartoons that got cancelled, its like why the characters cant age. and whats up with simpsons. did anyone hear about how they're being cancelled this march?

FROM: libby
DATE: Monday January 21, 2002 -- 10:19:01 pm
I loved Brooklyn Bridge. Whatever happened to Matthew Louis who played Nathaniel? Do you know!

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Tuesday January 22, 2002 -- 9:43:32 am
Brooklyn Bridge was an outstanding show. That's one I wouldn't mind seeing in repeats...

FROM: kevin
DATE: Wednesday February 20, 2002 -- 10:35:04 pm
Jonny Winnebago wa the best cancelled show but im not sure if anyone remembers it

FROM: frank0
DATE: Saturday March 2, 2002 -- 9:28:00 am
Anyone remember that show "Get A Life"? It featured Chris Elliott, who at that time was best known for a bunch of weirdo characters he would do periodically on the old David Letterman show. Come to think of it, it's probably what he still is best known for. I don't remember much, except he plays this loser in his late 20's or early 30's who delivers newspapers on a bicycle and lives with his pops. Pretty good stuff.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Saturday March 2, 2002 -- 11:07:00 am
That's one of Matt's favorite TV shows!

I caught a little bit of Cabin Boy the other night... that was a funny little movie...

FROM: Bob Burke
DATE: Friday March 22, 2002 -- 9:01:54 pm
What happened to 'Philly'? Suddenly 'The Court' is in its time slot.
Anyone know?

FROM: Michael
DATE: Friday April 12, 2002 -- 5:18:56 pm
Hermans Head

DATE: Friday September 27, 2002 -- 12:02:15 am

FROM: michael
DATE: Wednesday November 6, 2002 -- 8:48:45 am
the only two things in this world i want them to bring back is "you cant do that on televison" and "duckman"

FROM: Pete
DATE: Wednesday November 20, 2002 -- 10:58:55 pm
The shows that I think were never given a chance were 1. Brimstone
2. Lone Gunmen
3. Freaky Links

But then again I'm pretty much the kiss of death to a tv show if I like it it will probably get the axe. Or get moved to some obscure timeslot, then get the axe.

FROM: Dead Betty
DATE: Saturday December 7, 2002 -- 8:18:22 pm
I loved a Ton of cancelled shows. I have lots of comments for some of the above mentioned, but I'm in search of God, the Devil, and Bob. I'm lookinf for downloads or taped Episodes.


FROM: nikki
DATE: Wednesday December 11, 2002 -- 11:47:01 pm
I LOVED "The idiot box"!!!!! with alex winters... i had all of the episodes taped and i think my sister taped over it....
thank god i still have all of my "pete and pete" epsidoes on tape.
i also want nickelodeon to bring back
today's special
out of control
ru-bear and friends
the noozles
danger mouse

freaks and geeks didnt even get a fair chance, nor did UNDECLARED.
im still mad about that one.
i could go on and on. i seem to be one of those people who only like the shows that get cancelled....

FROM: Todd
DATE: Thursday December 12, 2002 -- 12:58:59 am
Man, do I miss The State!

FROM: Koonzbe
DATE: Thursday December 12, 2002 -- 1:45:28 am
what is wrong with you people Beavis and butt-head was easy the sadest cancelled show they need to bring it back today

FROM: Lauren
DATE: Tuesday December 31, 2002 -- 3:26:53 am
Im trying to find out if anyone taped all of the wolf lake episodes because Id really like to aquire copies...thanks

FROM: Erik
DATE: Tuesday January 7, 2003 -- 5:55:18 pm
I agree with "You can't do that on Television", however, my two favorites from when I was still a young lad were:
1. Turkey Television (Nick.)
2. Remote Control (MTV)

Does anyone remember the show: "South Central" . It debued a few years ago, but got canceled after a couple shows, I liked that one too!!!

FROM: Marko
DATE: Monday January 13, 2003 -- 8:49:06 pm
I miss a show that was on in 96/97 called High Incident. It was produced by Steven Spielberg and it was an excellent portrayl of California suburb cops.

DATE: Friday January 17, 2003 -- 10:40:55 am
what ever happend to family guy

FROM: lucasbuck
DATE: Saturday January 18, 2003 -- 8:11:26 pm
Freaks and Geeks
Grosse Pointe

FROM: joe
DATE: Tuesday January 28, 2003 -- 1:16:57 am
who remembers the shows "he's the mayor"? or how about "just our luck"
? anyone i'm talking about mid 1980's

FROM: Fred
DATE: Tuesday January 28, 2003 -- 9:04:04 pm
I liked the TV version of 'Weird Science'. (Early 90's?). Funny!

FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Saturday February 1, 2003 -- 4:34:08 am
Since all the regulars seem to have chimed in 900 times, I can, at least, make my one post. :)

1.) The State (I wanna dip my BALLS in it!)

2.) The White Shadow (Easily the funkiest opening theme song ever)

3.) Double Dare (Nickelodeon-with Marc Summers, not the DD2000 version)

FROM: Rachel
DATE: Saturday February 1, 2003 -- 5:34:06 pm
Why'd they cancel Hey Dude and Salute Your Shorts. Those were the best!

FROM: Chica
DATE: Sunday February 2, 2003 -- 12:10:29 pm
I know these series ran their time but I MISS them and would love to find their complete series on DVD or even VHS!!!
*BH 90210
*Melrose Place
*Party of Five

FROM: David
DATE: Tuesday February 4, 2003 -- 6:50:19 am
I loved 'Partners' when it was shown here in the UK (at some crazy schedule slot!) Great scripts, acting and direction. I missed episode 2 (The Dress). Don't suppose anyone out there would have it recorded?

FROM: TIffany
DATE: Thursday February 6, 2003 -- 6:46:18 pm
G vs. E , it originally debuted on USA but moved over to scifi for a brief moment. I only pray that they release it on dvd.

FROM: Charles
DATE: Thursday February 6, 2003 -- 11:01:40 pm
I totally agree with the Idiot Box. Eddy the flying gimp was freakin' hilarious. I used to do a pretty mean impression. Anybody remember another sketch comedy show on about the time as The State and Exit 57? It had this skit w/a guy (as a little boy in a hat w/a ribbon) who was "bored" and talking to himself and his dad who was out of camera in another room. Finally, he says, in a sort of bratty british accent, "I know what I want, I know what I want!...I want a Pony!" Ring any bells out there??

DATE: Sunday February 9, 2003 -- 9:56:22 pm
Murder One, first season only. Anyone know where to get the first season on DVD or video?

FROM: jesseca [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday February 10, 2003 -- 3:55:04 pm
i really miss the "state" espically the state because nobody remebers it! "duckman" was the best cartoon ever and "beavis and butthead" i have some on tape but not the best episodes.

"The head" i have no recalection of except one episode. I was at least 8 or 9 when these shows were cancelled.

ps for all you duckman lovers it comes on at about 2:00 am in the morning on comedy central after the critic (jay sherman).

FROM: karin
DATE: Thursday February 20, 2003 -- 9:15:39 pm
i miss all the old shows on mtv and nickelodeon. especially danger mouse, count duckula, remote control, pauly shore, and the julie brown show. i would love to find one of her old cd's 'cause i'm a blond yeah, yeah, yeah!

FROM: jk
DATE: Thursday February 20, 2003 -- 10:31:48 pm
I auditioned for Remote Control but was sadly not picked! I nailed the music trivia questions, but my 1988-esque glasses must have looked too serious. I could have kicked butt on that show.

FROM: Jazz
DATE: Wednesday February 26, 2003 -- 11:52:15 am
Invader Zim!!!!

FROM: taxsee
DATE: Sunday March 9, 2003 -- 7:28:52 pm
how about "turnabout" it was in the late 70's where a husband and wife bought a new house that had a statue in their living room, they wished they could trade places and in the night their souls did and they lived in each others body, it was funny but got cancelld

FROM: Erica
DATE: Tuesday March 11, 2003 -- 2:22:24 pm
The best show ever canceled was In Living Color! Jim Carey and othersgot their start there. Anyone know where I can get them on video?????

Lost without living color

FROM: nolita
DATE: Wednesday March 12, 2003 -- 9:22:05 am
I really miss homicide life on the street...It was pure genius(as far as television goes anyway)...and I wish CBS had given Falcone a fair shake...they were so stupid running all eight of the first episodes on eight consecutive nights...It was a series not a mini-series...and a decent one too...UPN had a show called the untouchables that was really good an update of the old series from the 50's that is to say it was in color with excellent production any rate it seems like right when I get into a show it gets cancelled...and back in the early days of FOX before it was on seven days a week fox had some of the best shows on television...wolf was really good back way back before the x-files...the tracy ullman show was brilliant...and there are too many others to mention and I better shut up since I'm rambling and this is starting to turn into a rant...see what happens when I'm not locked into the restraints of chats and IMs? I guess I should just be happy I managed to tape(remember vhs?...or how about beta?)several episodes of homicide before it was cancelled...but the question remains...when will I ever learn to just schedule the vcr and tape everything i like?

FROM: nolita
DATE: Wednesday March 12, 2003 -- 9:24:51 am
hey the preview's busted...sorry If the previous post is too wordy but the preview's not working and I had no idea how much I had typed so I just went back a page and posted

FROM: Sara
DATE: Monday March 17, 2003 -- 2:53:26 am
The Dana Carvey Show
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends
The Tick (both cartoon & live action)
EZ Streets (anybody remember this one? aired for about 5 episodes several years back, and starred Ken Olin from Thirtysomething)
Watching Ellie
Parker Lewis Can't Lose

and I heard that Cedric The Entertainer is on the fence right now over at Fox... please no!

FROM: fadedash
DATE: Monday March 17, 2003 -- 7:22:42 am
here's a few that no one has mentioned yet, and thats probably why they were canceled (maybe i was the only fan)

-Fantasy Island (the '90s version that was on abc and then i think on SCI FI for a lil bit)
-Cupid (came right after Fantasy Island, had Jeremy Piven and the girl who was the adult film star/girlfriend in Sports Night)
-Early Edition(only caught it late at nite sunday nites on cbs, maybe its still on then? i dunno)

FROM: Alan [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday April 4, 2003 -- 2:40:47 pm
Profit was one of my favorite shows that got canned too soon. There are several episodes that never aired in the States.

I liked Booker, too. Remember him ? 21 Jump Street spin-off, punk-rock detective. They showed those in Holland when I was there, even had a Booker CD of songs played on the show.

FROM: Sally
DATE: Friday April 4, 2003 -- 4:36:19 pm
BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FROM: Sally (again)
DATE: Friday April 4, 2003 -- 4:37:26 pm
DARIA FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FROM: Sally (again again)
DATE: Friday April 4, 2003 -- 4:38:58 pm
HEY DUDE! (old school Nickelodeon show) FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FROM: Morris Washington
DATE: Monday April 7, 2003 -- 2:31:39 pm
I desperately trying to find the name of the old 90 kids show with the guy with the black show... and whenever you take his hat off he would freeze up and until you put his hat back on he would stand still. There was also a mouse on this show. Can anyone help me??

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday April 7, 2003 -- 4:51:05 pm
Morris -- that would be Today's Special.

FROM: Bill Konrad
DATE: Friday April 11, 2003 -- 3:45:00 pm
I have heard that The West wing has been cancelled can anyone comment on this rumor?

FROM: Morris
DATE: Monday April 14, 2003 -- 11:05:25 am
whats the name of the original cop episode. I can't remember all I know is that they had a cop bus and everything. This new version of cops using the theme song bad boys bad boys whatcha do when they come for you. There was an old cop show can anyone guess the name of it?

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Monday April 14, 2003 -- 5:10:02 pm
Cop Rock, I'm sure.

FROM: Stevens
DATE: Wednesday April 16, 2003 -- 2:18:49 am
Does anyone remember Spartacus: The Sun Beneath the Sea? An old Nick cartoon?

FROM: Jennifer
DATE: Sunday April 20, 2003 -- 10:21:30 pm
hey i loved ned and stacey, jesse, and all those other shows on USAM! there is one show that i cant remember the name was on USAM. and it was about a couple who had their ex's and their children from previous marriages.
you cant forget about clarissa explains it all
and daria
and working (with fred savage)

so if anyone knows the name of the TV show it would really help me out if you could email me! thanks!

FROM: Pucca Peach
DATE: Thursday April 24, 2003 -- 2:18:35 pm
do you guys remeber, yo! mtv raps, mtv grind, singled out, the max, liquid television, aeon flux, head bangers ball, mia the bee, pin wheel, david the gnome, nozzles, blinky bear, zoobalee, the little bits, darkwing duck, eureka castle, round house,bananas in pajamas,ren and stimpy, living single,new york undercover. these are shows that I really miss, but I really miss Herman's Head, the best shows

FROM: jk
DATE: Thursday April 24, 2003 -- 4:07:47 pm
Daria was indeed a very clever show. That is why MTV had to cancel it; they cannot broadcast anything that causes you to think or ponder irony.

FROM: Taran
DATE: Friday April 25, 2003 -- 1:49:23 pm
The Critic
Singled Out
Ren and Stimpy
The State

FROM: Taran
DATE: Friday April 25, 2003 -- 1:50:04 pm
Oh yeah, and of course Daria

FROM: karen
DATE: Friday January 27, 2006 -- 2:32:47 pm
Hey I have been trying to figure out the name of a show from the early 80's. I remember it having two male medics and a woman who flew a helicopter.

Does anybody know the name of the show? The last episode was sometime around 1982 or 1983.

FROM: John
DATE: Friday January 27, 2006 -- 7:53:39 pm
John Doe -
I saw every episode of the first and only season, which ended with a great cliff-hanger, then - Canceled!

FROM: The Tank
DATE: Friday January 27, 2006 -- 9:51:36 pm
Hey Dude
Ren and Stimpy
Salute your Shorts
Full House: (It would be fun watching Bob Saget (Danny Tanner) tackler cocaine problems with the Olsen Twins (Michelle)
Are you Afraid of the Dark
Pop-Up Video
Any show on MTV that played videos
Adventures of Lois and Clark

DATE: Wednesday February 1, 2006 -- 8:23:34 pm
I dearly miss "Grosse Pointe" it's coming out on dvd in March, though.

Andy Richter Controls the Universe.

News Radio

FROM: Tony
DATE: Monday February 6, 2006 -- 11:56:59 pm
My So-Called Life was one of the best shows to be cancelled. It didn't stand a chance up against NYPD Blue. The last episode kind of left you guessing. In a way that's good because you can decide for yourself, and draw your own conclusions about who she picked. Just don't understand how a show that made you feel like you were participating not just watching could be cancelled like that. ABC isnt cool.

FROM: hans
DATE: Tuesday February 7, 2006 -- 1:17:27 am
how about the Mario and Luigi TV show. Any time a cartoon video game is adapted to film you have to be sad to see it go.

FROM: marcie
DATE: Thursday February 9, 2006 -- 4:11:25 pm
Hey, I really did dig NASTY BOYS on NBC in the early 90's. That Craig Hurley sure turned my knob- I love that boy. SO I want to know..does ANYONE out there have any old VHS of ANY of the NASTY BOYS episodes or at least the pilot? WIlling to pay good money for these items. email me:
You'd be my hero if you have ANYTHING. I don't know how else to get copies (if they even exist). Do you think that NBC would sell something like that??

FROM: SoRckMyWorld
DATE: Thursday February 16, 2006 -- 12:22:54 am
How about

Mia the bee.
David and the gnomes.
The old Disney channel shows.
...Like The Care Bears. The Mickey Mouse Club.Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers.
salute my shorts.
Freaks and Geeks.
Hey Dude.
Singled Out.
The Old All That.
Kenan and Kel.
Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
Adventures of Pete and Pete.
Muppet Babies.

And i can remeber the name of this one show. The girls dad was from another planet and he would always come down when she got in trouble. any one know? Its been bugging me.

FROM: SoRckMyWorld
DATE: Thursday February 16, 2006 -- 12:44:40 am
Alright thought of a few more to amazing to forget.

Wild & Crazy Kids

The Elephant show!!! skidda marinky dinky dink skidda marinky doo ....common This is a classic.

FROM: Ebonie
DATE: Saturday February 25, 2006 -- 6:23:52 pm
Well i also miss kenan&kel. Tina , Katelins way & The Nick cannon show. I think that all these shows that all us kids, teens, and adults put on this page shall be put back on the tv.

FROM: Steve A.
DATE: Tuesday March 28, 2006 -- 6:44:33 pm
I'm gonna yank this one out of the cellar.

Hill Street Blues - boy did that program start a great tradition. I used to watch it on Bravo in 2001?? A little dated, but damn, still outstanding stuff for the time.


FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday March 28, 2006 -- 10:10:11 pm
I enjoyed Daria. I have been compared to her friend Jane.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday March 30, 2006 -- 12:27:40 pm
To add something from this season: Reunion on FOX. Sure, the acting wasn't always the greatest, but the story line was intriguing enough where I wanted to keep watching. Unfortunetly, getting bumped for a month (World Series) right after debuting killed any shot it had of surviving.

I still have the last episode saved to my TiVo, just in case they bring it back. Just in case!......*sigh*

FROM: graham
DATE: Sunday April 9, 2006 -- 12:44:22 am
Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared are my obvious picks

Wonderfalls, which aired four episodes on FOX a couple of years ago, was fantastic, and now all thirteen episodes that were produced are now available on DVD, and they are well worth picking up.

Also, somebody earlier mentioned the ambiguous ending of My-So Called Life, which I agree was a good thing. I personally hope that she picked Brian, because even though Jordan was a good looking dude, he was also a total idiot. I think she would have dated Jordan for a little while longer, but eventually realized that Brian is the man for her.

DATE: Sunday April 9, 2006 -- 1:31:27 am
Comedy Central's TV FUNHOUSE !!!
OUT OF THIS WORLD! (I think thats what it was called), about a teenage girl whose dad lived in space and she would talk to him through a glass cube in her bedroom.
There was a show on FOX a few years ago and the only thing I can remember about it, other than it was funny, was that it involved a talking VW bug! Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

DATE: Sunday April 9, 2006 -- 1:37:52 am
I forgot SIFL & OLY

FROM: John
DATE: Friday April 21, 2006 -- 12:45:36 am
Max Headroom

FROM: Nikki
DATE: Sunday May 7, 2006 -- 10:20:11 am
I agree i really miss Katelins way although i cant really remember it all to well but i know it was gd!!

FROM: abbey
DATE: Sunday May 7, 2006 -- 2:43:20 pm
i don't know if this would apply, but what happened to the two guys in the sonic commercials? now it's just this one guy and his wife. oh, and what happened to the old i love lucy reruns?

FROM: Daisy
DATE: Monday May 15, 2006 -- 2:41:00 pm
Does anyone remember a show on CBS about a guy that looked like a monster who lived underground in the subway tunnels? He was befriended by a reporter (that I think was the girl on the Terminator movies)....
What was the name of that show?!!!

FROM: Paul
DATE: Monday May 15, 2006 -- 5:28:12 pm
Beauty and the Beast?

DATE: Saturday May 20, 2006 -- 4:29:33 pm
There was a Nick show that was cancelled in the late 80's or early 90's that I can't remember the name. It was a regular program that had the majority of it's cast as teenagers, and whenever a certain word was said, green goop (I don't believe it was slime) looked more like green vomit, really. Any one know the name of this?

DATE: Sunday May 21, 2006 -- 8:00:43 am
Does anyone remember Auto Man ??? How about Air Wolf ? Two of my favorites at the time.

DATE: Sunday May 21, 2006 -- 8:01:24 am
You can't do that on Television ! ! !

FROM: mecc
DATE: Monday May 22, 2006 -- 3:29:42 am
yo anybody remember a show on fox like 99, 2000 or 2001 around dat time about some wall street firm that had the actors in relationships with each other. Had mad scandals in it. I vaguely remember the show but it was pretty good.

FROM: cathy
DATE: Friday June 23, 2006 -- 12:48:34 am
What about Ten Speed and Brown Shoe with Jeff Goldblum and Ben Vereen? Loved it!!! Hey, also Tales of the Gold Monkey with that 7th Heaven guy! Rip on Raiders of the Lost Ark, or maybe Casablanca. Twas cool!

FROM: jammer
DATE: Saturday June 24, 2006 -- 10:02:10 pm
due south was my favorite...and i think the other was brooklyn south both cop shows

FROM: joe
DATE: Saturday June 24, 2006 -- 10:07:39 pm
quantaum leap (sp)

FROM: kenan and kel fan
DATE: Friday July 21, 2006 -- 1:20:44 pm
everybody must miss kenan and kel that was the best show ever made and it should have 1 day were its on all day and ill tape every episode of it please re aire kenan and kel

FROM: EuphoricLust
DATE: Tuesday August 1, 2006 -- 3:56:49 pm
Definatly miss,
hermans head and duckman
Happy to hear that someone other then myself has even heard of jonny winnabago (i was beggining to think it was all just a dream)

and to add to the list,
the adventures of brisco county jr
jack of all traits

and right up there with J.W., anyone remember a triped out sci fi called (i belive) VR5 ? From what i remember it was odd and trippy but ... hmm how to put this lightly... AWSOME!

FROM: mercy1313
DATE: Tuesday August 15, 2006 -- 5:57:33 pm
there was a show in the 90's..sometimes between 97 and 99..maybe even 2000
i only remember seeing maybe 3 episodes aired before it was either cancelled or changed to another time, which i wasnt aware of.. i believe it was on fox, but i may be wrong.
it was about a haunted hospital. the doctor who worked there was also born there, and now has some strange connection to the hospital. there was a black nurse who had assisted in his delivery and basically raised him.. his father was also a doctor in the same hospital. alot of strange things happen in the hospital.. there was also a conspiracy storyline they had where one of the head doctors of the hospital was secretly experimenting on patients in the basement..i think it was some sort of stem cell research plotline.
i could have sworn the show was The Kingdom, but i just rented the dvd of that, and its a different show. and this was way before Kingdom Hospital as well. the few episodes i saw were excellent, and i would love to see more..
anyone know it?

FROM: jacob
DATE: Tuesday August 15, 2006 -- 7:07:38 pm
my sister and i were just talking about all our favorite nick show. its killing us because we cant remeber or find the name of the episode of are you afraid of the dark with the blue and yellow joker. if any of you have any idea of what it is or where to find it please contact me. thanks.

FROM: eric
DATE: Tuesday August 15, 2006 -- 7:21:12 pm
early edition

FROM: Badure
DATE: Wednesday August 16, 2006 -- 10:26:29 am
Dukes of Hazzard
Remmington Steel
Mr. Belvedere (sp)
Inspector Gadget

FROM: Paulette
DATE: Friday August 18, 2006 -- 11:38:29 am
I swear I remember a very short lived 1/2 hour comedy series about a group of friends (in their 20's maybe) living in california I think. Can't remember many details but I remember one was rich and opened a shop called "life's little mysteries" because so many people don't have time to research but often wonder about things. I don't remember it being that strong a show but would love to get the name if anyone can remember it. Probably aired in the 90's.


FROM: mandy
DATE: Tuesday August 22, 2006 -- 9:51:01 am
Why did they have to cancel: Half and Half, Eve and One On One? These shows were very entertaining.

defwack January 31, 2007, 10:51 am

Firefly – Cowboy space pirates! Who couldn’t love it. It’s like the Han/Chewy lifestyle, with great acting, writing, action and humor!

Dead Like Me – canceled just when the secondary characters (Joy, Reggie) really started getting interesting.

There was a show on MTV (I think) about some twentysomething Gen-Xers who lived in Austin, Texas. That’s all I can remember about it, but it was funny.

Corby March 7, 2007, 1:00 am

does anyone know the early 90’s sitcom whose theme song was ob-la-di ob-la-da by the beatles? The only thing I remember about the intro was a girl quickly grabbing a glass of orange juice off the counter

Ryan March 7, 2007, 3:07 am

That’s an easy one, Corby: Life Goes On.

PDX Ashley May 13, 2007, 4:19 am

YES!!!! does anyone know what the name of the show on MTV in the 90’s was called?? It was in Austin Texas and was about a 20’s Gen-Xer girl and her 2 stupid guy freinds?? I have been dying to remember the name. There was an Armadillo in the opening credits?? What was it called??

BTW, the best show from my kid days was on Nickalodeon when they first started, called The Tomorrow People. It was a BBC show from the 1970’s about telepathic kids. LOVED it!

Ishi May 18, 2007, 10:16 pm

What ever happened to the older shows from adult swim, CN, Disney, & NICK and abc family like:

Techi Muyo
Bug Juice
Are you afriad of the dark
Pepper Anne
Angela Anaconda
So Wierd
The Zack Files
Boy Meets World
Kenan & Kel
S Club 7
muppet babies
The Mickey Mouse Club
Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers
Singled Out.
The Old All That

does any one else remember these

Jules May 22, 2007, 11:46 pm

OMG What about Nick’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and Salute Your Shorts? I miss them so much….. and Rocko’s Modern Life, and The Secret World of Alex Mack….

Man I miss those…


Tony July 1, 2007, 2:45 pm

How about Misfits of Science, the Flash, Firefly, Wolf Lake, and Werewolf to name a few. I blinked and they all got cancelled. These were shows I looked foward to. Starting to think I’m jinxed. Too many of the shows I loved and were really good just get canned for no good reason. Anyway…done complaining…but it still gets me riled up.

CrazyForTV August 8, 2007, 2:13 am

I am trying desperately to remember the name of a sci fi show that came on in 1988 (or possibly 87 or 90) I am fairly sure it didn’t last more than one season.
I remember it came out at about the same time as Quantam Leap.

It had this little strange silver ball robot thing that followed this guy around and talked to him and stuff.

Please help me with the name of this show (and any websites)
My husband thinks I am nuts.

Rachel August 17, 2008, 7:40 pm

I do know the name of that show with the girl whose dad lived in another planet. I believe it is called Out of this World, or something like that. And I don’t know the name of the show with the little silver robot ball, but I do remember that show, so you are not nuts!!!!! Peace!

Caryn September 1, 2008, 6:05 am

My all time favorites!!! (some have already been mentioned)

6) GOOSEBUMPS (remember the dummy?)
7) TALES FROM THE CRYPT(not the cartoon one, there was one before that with real people, it was on really late)

And there’s this one animated show, I can’t remember the name of it and I don’t think it was very popular but it started off with some woman (black hair, long black dress) usually in a bar or club or something telling stories. There was one episode where two people fell in love in a cyber world, her character was a giesha and his was a boxer. Every episode had a different story but I liked them all. The first one I ever saw was where this undercover cop suspected her partner of something and killed his wife. She get’s the death penalty and ends up in some weird prison.
It was a one of those late night cartoons but I loved it and can’t remember the name!! HELP!!!

melanie August 14, 2009, 11:34 pm

Boy I sure hope there is someone out there that can answer my question……Cuz I’ve tried all over the place & so far no luck !!!

There was a show in the late 90’s (perhaps into th 2000’s) that was scifi based….

There were 4 main characters ( 3 men & a woman) with the focus being a time portal……(no not stargate)……the oldest of the men was playing an Englishman….They (as far as can be recalled) only jumped thru time but only on Earth (as opposed to Stargate where they jump from planet to planet or galaxy to galaxy)….

Any thoughts as to the name of the show or where I might go to find the answer….


Paul August 14, 2009, 11:43 pm

Melanie: Sliders.

melanie August 14, 2009, 11:52 pm

I think that’s it….thanks :} :} :}

Any idea as to how I could find s/where that might have it…either to view or buy ???

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