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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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5 Underground Queen Songs You Should Listen To Right Now

Queen was one of the greatest rock n' roll bands way before the movie Bohemian Rhapsody became a hit. However, the band has gained a resurgence since the movie, bringing love to a new generation for hits like "Love Of My Life," and of course, "Bohemian Rhapsody" itself. However, if you haven't checked out these five lesser-known Queen songs, you're really...

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Son Of James Gandolfini To Play Young Tony Soprano In New Movie

Call it spooky. Call it genius. The actor tapped to play a young version of Tony Soprano in David Chases's new movie, The Many Saints of Newark, is Michael Gandolfini, son of— you guessed it, James Gandolfini. A Prequel To The Sopranos Set in the 1960s, the film is centered around the riots in Newark, New Jersey. During that period,...

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The Best Horror Movies Of 2018 You Missed

If you love horror, you likely devoured 2018's biggest hits, including A Quiet Place and Hereditary. There were several new franchise film offerings as well, including new movies for both The Conjuring and Halloween fans. The year will be defined by these movies, but there are still some great horror films you may have missed. Upgrade After a brutal mugging leaves him paralyzed and...

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