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5 TV Shows Canceled After The Premiere

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It’s every director and producer’s fear: Your television show is canceled after the first episode premieres. Because viewers didn’t enjoy them, there have been five television shows canceled after the first episode. But if you ask us, viewers (and television networks) should have given these shows a chance before pulling the plug.

Public Morals: The Failed Spinoff

In 1996, the popular ABC drama NYPD Blue was one of the most successful television programs. It’s not surprising creator Steven Bochco created a spinoff, Public Morals. The CBS sitcom premiered in 1996 and starred NYPD cast member Bill Brochtrup playing his character, administrative aide John Irvin. But the first episode was met with abysmal ratings. Viewers should have at least given the spinoff a chance.

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The Great Defender: Star-Studded Cast

With a star-studded cast, including Jackie Aprile, Sr. (The Sopranos), Rhoda Gemignani (Who’s the Boss), and Emmy-winning Richard Kiley, the 1995 drama series The Great Defender was canceled because it couldn’t compete against 60 Minutes. Viewers missed out on the opportunity to watch a Boston lawyer who worked alongside his mother, his firm’s receptionist.

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Emily’s Reasons Why Not: A Self-Help Comedy

Film actress Heather Graham tried her hand at television acting with the 2006 series, Emily’s Reasons Why Not. The series, about a self-help author who attempts to advise her own love life, was ignored by viewers. This prompted ABC to cancel the series. But we’re guessing today’s audience would appreciate the show. Can it get a second chance?

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Lawless: A Bad Knockoff

Fox probably thought its 1997 detective drama, Lawless, would have been successful because it starred ex-NFL linebacker, Brian Bosworth. But despite this, critics claimed the drama was a knockoff of Miami Vice. The show was canceled after one episode, but viewers should have watched it to see just how different the show could have been.

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Secret Talents Of The Stars: A Celebrity Talent Show

If you wanted to watch a television version of a talent show, the 2008 competition series Secret Talents of the Stars would have been your match. The show featured celebrities and the talents you may not know they had. Hosted by John O’Hurley, the show was expected to attract viewers. But unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Now we’ll never know the unique talents of our favorite celebrities.

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Doctor Who Just Became A Doctor Witch, In A Dangerous Era

BBC is taking i't hit show Doctor Who to entirely new levels with its 11th season. In July of 2017 they announced Jodie Whittaker, a renown British actress, as the thirteenth Doctor for the show. Though there has been controversy over the casting choice, Jodie has proven herself as the perfect lead for the series' new season. Jodie Whittaker Cast As New...

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George R. R. Martin Confirms Timeframe Of Game Of Thrones Prequel Series

Recently George R. R. Martin himself confirmed when the highly anticipated prequel series to Game of Thrones will be set. Martin has spent decades working out the history of his setting and now we are getting a series set 5,000 years before the main series. Exciting news considering the timeframe and Westeros' record of history. A Series Based Around Debunking...

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A Look At Jon, Kate, and the Eight Gosselin Kids After First Finding Fame

Fans fell for the Gosselin family when they first went on-air with their story in 2007 on their TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8. Since documenting life as parents to eight after the birth of twins Mady and Cara was followed by a set of sextuplets, the once tiny tots are now teenagers. And despite the dissolution of Jon and Kate’s coupling and the canceling of their show, Jon and Kate Gosselin have not stopped making headlines. Here we take a look at what life looks like today, for Jon and Kate as they have navigated life as single parents to eight teens.

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