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Subject: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 07/30/07 at 10:14 pm

A brief series run, a short lived run, maybe cancelled after only a few episodes.  There were lots of Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s.  Any favourites?



Remember Camp Wilder?  It ran only half a season (1992-1993) and starred Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, and Hilary Swank.  I used to watch it.  Shame it never quite caught on :(

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6308/campwilderzh3.png


Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: audkal on 07/30/07 at 10:22 pm

From what I remember, The Critic was decent.  But it only had 2 seasons. :-\\

http://img.search.com/thumb/4/41/TheCritic2.jpg/180px-TheCritic2.jpg

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 07/30/07 at 10:24 pm

One of my all-time favourites was Nurses.  It was a spin-off from Empty Nest (which in turn was a Spin-off from Golden Girls) and became a short-lived success, running for only 3 seasons (1991-1994).

The clip in that link is from Season 1.  David Rasche (of Sledge Hammer! fame) joined the cast for the final 2 seasons, playing a slimy ex-convict who was forced to do community service within the hospital.  His mumbling sarcasm was hilarious! ;D

http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/8871/nurses41945ut8.jpg

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 07/30/07 at 10:26 pm


From what I remember, The Critic was decent.  But it only had 2 seasons. :-\\

http://img.search.com/thumb/4/41/TheCritic2.jpg/180px-TheCritic2.jpg


I remember The Critic.  I never watched it regularly though, but I remember they crossed him over into some episodes the Simpsons

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: audkal on 07/30/07 at 10:28 pm


I remember The Critic.  I never watched it regularly though, but I remember they crossed him over into some episodes the Simpsons


Yeah I remember that too. ;D I think that episode was--The Simpsons at a film festival or something.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 07/30/07 at 10:55 pm

Here's more ...


P.S.I. Luv U
ran half a season (1991-1992)

Starred Greg Evigan and Connie Selleca as a policeman and a con woman who were placed in a witness protection program as a husband and wife team posing as Private Detectives

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5827/ps6wx7.jpg

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: coqueta83 on 07/31/07 at 2:08 am

The Heights (1992).

It's about these friends from different backgrounds forming a band. I think it aired for less than half a season. The theme song, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" was played quite a bit on radio during this show's run. I actually liked this show, but even at that time I had a feeling the show was going to be cancelled soon.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 07/31/07 at 3:09 am

^ Loved that show!  That song was #1 across North America 8)


---------------------

Here's a long forgotten show ...


MARRIED PEOPLE
Ran for half a season during 1990-1991

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/4210/marriedpeoplexj2.png

A sitcom starring Jay Thomas about the lives of 3 couples who lived in a New York City apartment building.  I actually watched this show all the time.  I remembered Jay Thomas from 'Mork and Mindy', 'Cheers' and 'Murphy Brown', so I knew this show would be great.  I liked it, but I guess the nielsen families did not :(

Chris Young (who played Buck in the 1988 movie 'The Great Outdoors') also co-starred

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: McDonald on 07/31/07 at 9:18 am


The Heights (1992).

It's about these friends from different backgrounds forming a band. I think it aired for less than half a season. The theme song, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" was played quite a bit on radio during this show's run. I actually liked this show, but even at that time I had a feeling the show was going to be cancelled soon.


I remember when the guy who sang that song was an actor on Beverly Hills 90210, where he actually did sing songs, perhaps even that one. He played a boyfriend of Donna's, who beat her up. I think his name may have been Jamie in the show, but I'm not 100% on that.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/31/07 at 11:41 am

One of my favorite shows of the 90s that I upset that it cancelled after about 3 seasons: Grace Under Fire.



Cat

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 07/31/07 at 1:04 pm


One of my favorite shows of the 90s that I upset that it cancelled after about 3 seasons: Grace Under Fire.



Cat


I was just watching that.  It actually ran for 112 episodes over 5 seasons.  It needs to come to DVD big time :)

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/31/07 at 2:27 pm


I was just watching that.  It actually ran for 112 episodes over 5 seasons.  It needs to come to DVD big time :)



5 seasons? Really? I guess I thought that they took it off too soon that it seemed shorter. I still love it.



Cat

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 07/31/07 at 2:52 pm



5 seasons? Really? I guess I thought that they took it off too soon that it seemed shorter. I still love it.



Cat


The show probably could have lasted longer than 5 seasons, but I remember hearing about the press surrounding the show about how Brett Butler wanted more creative control which led to friction between the cast members.  Julie White, the woman who played Nadine left because of it, which in turn killed the good story line between her and Wade.  It just wasn't the same :(

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/31/07 at 2:56 pm


The show probably could have lasted longer than 5 seasons, but I remember hearing about the press surrounding the show about how Brett Butler wanted more creative control which led to friction between the cast members.  Julie White, the woman who played Nadine left because of it, which in turn killed the good story line between her and Wade.  It just wasn't the same :(



Could be. It seems like neither one of them did anything since the show died.



Cat

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/31/07 at 3:01 pm


A brief series run, a short lived run, maybe cancelled after only a few episodes.  There were lots of Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s.  Any favourites?



Remember Camp Wilder?  It ran only half a season (1992-1993) and starred Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, and Hilary Swank.  I used to watch it.  Shame it never quite caught on :(

http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/6308/campwilderzh3.png




I vaguely remember that one.


The Heights (1992).

It's about these friends from different backgrounds forming a band. I think it aired for less than half a season. The theme song, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" was played quite a bit on radio during this show's run. I actually liked this show, but even at that time I had a feeling the show was going to be cancelled soon.


Yes, I remember that one...I used to love that song.


Do you guys remember the show, Get A Life,starring Chris Elliott?

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/6199/get1cr2.jpg

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 07/31/07 at 3:06 pm



Could be. It seems like neither one of them did anything since the show died.



Cat


Julie White has done alright.  She was on 'Six Feet Under' and 'Law and Order: SVU', can currently be seen in the 'Transformers' movie and is also seen in Promos for the new ABC Sitcom 'Cavemen' which I can see getting cancelled lol

Casey Sander, the guy that played Wade had a recurring role on 'Las Vegas' as well as a famous recurring role as Rock, one of the boys of K&B Construction on 'Home Improvement'

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/31/07 at 3:37 pm


Julie White has done alright.  She was on 'Six Feet Under' and 'Law and Order: SVU', can currently be seen in the 'Transformers' movie and is also seen in Promos for the new ABC Sitcom 'Cavemen' which I can see getting cancelled lol

Casey Sander, the guy that played Wade had a recurring role on 'Las Vegas' as well as a famous recurring role as Rock, one of the boys of K&B Construction on 'Home Improvement'



Little do I know. That's what happens when you stop watching a lot of t.v. because most of what they show suck. (Not ALL but most).



Cat

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: coqueta83 on 07/31/07 at 5:42 pm


I remember when the guy who sang that song was an actor on Beverly Hills 90210, where he actually did sing songs, perhaps even that one. He played a boyfriend of Donna's, who beat her up. I think his name may have been Jamie in the show, but I'm not 100% on that.


That's right! Jamie Walters was on 90210, I believe for a season or two.

Do you guys remember the show, Get A Life,starring Chris Elliott?

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/6199/get1cr2.jpg


I remember this one....it was about a guy in his 30's living in his parent's garage and has a paper route. It was OK.

Anybody remember Herman's Head, from the early 90's? I think it was on for a couple of seasons (maybe more).

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/31/07 at 5:46 pm




Anybody remember Herman's Head, from the early 90's? I think it was on for a couple of seasons (maybe more).



I remember Herman's Head. I liked that show. I thought it was cute. Yardley Smith (voice of Lisa Simpson) was on that and I remember one episode, she was on the phone and said, "I DON'T sound like Lisa Simpson!"



Cat

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 07/31/07 at 5:54 pm

I watched Herman's Head religiously.  The guy that played the smart one inside Herman's Head is in alot of commercials and bit parts on TV shows.  That snobbish blonde who played Heddy also played Ross' lesbian ex-wife on 'Friends'

The guy that played Mr. Crawford was such a moron he cracked me up ;D  He passed away a whole ago :\'(

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/31/07 at 10:39 pm

Well I have to put these two:


The Adventures of Pete & Pete
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.tvsquad.com/media/2006/11/pete-and-pete.jpg

It only ran for 3 seasons (I guess season 1 and 2 are out on DVD..but they said that they might not release season 3).


Salute Your Shorts
http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9gnMiQ9ALBGXFsB5RWjzbkF/SIG=12jbcenql/EXP=1186025917/**http%3A//i13.photobucket.com/albums/a292/directorxr18/Salute2.jpg


Here's a neat little website about the show, Salute Your Shorts.

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~spires/Camp/

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: tv on 08/01/07 at 8:42 am

I remember "Sinbad" had his own show and was in fact called "Sinbad" after he left "Its A Different World" in which he adopted a couple kids(I think a brother-sister combo) but that show did not last long. I remember this show called "Joe's Life": it was quickly cancelled I think. "Joe's Life" was  basically in 80's(1987-1988 style) sitcom that came you too late if you will because TV trends did change in 1993-1994 from what it was in the 80's.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: tv on 08/01/07 at 8:51 am


I remember when the guy who sang that song was an actor on Beverly Hills 90210, where he actually did sing songs, perhaps even that one. He played a boyfriend of Donna's, who beat her up. I think his name may have been Jamie in the show, but I'm not 100% on that.
No, Jamie Walter's character on "Berverly Hills 90210" was named "Ray Pruitt".

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: Marty McFly on 08/01/07 at 11:30 am


The Heights (1992).

It's about these friends from different backgrounds forming a band. I think it aired for less than half a season. The theme song, "How Do You Talk to an Angel" was played quite a bit on radio during this show's run. I actually liked this show, but even at that time I had a feeling the show was going to be cancelled soon.


On an off note, that's one of my favorite songs. It sounds like a power ballad made over for the '90s. I actually thought The Heights was the name of the band, I forgot that it was a series, lol. That song survived on the radio through the mid-late '90s, but I hardly hear it anymore.


One shortlived show I liked was Kirk Cameron's semi comeback, just called Kirk which was on for about one season c. 1996.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: woops on 08/02/07 at 11:31 pm

my screen name shares a name with a bad sitcom that lsted half a season

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/04/07 at 3:50 pm

Soul Man
Boston Common

Both had Anthony Clark who just cracked me up.


Cat

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: nally on 08/04/07 at 3:56 pm

Don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but...

Baby Talk


It was a sitcom that ran on ABC during their "TGIF" on Friday evenings, during the 1991-92 season. It starred Mary Page Keller as a single mother with a young son (whose thoughts were voiced off-camera by Tony Danza), and Scott Baio was in the show too. The theme music was a variation of the Newbeats' 1960s hit "Bread & Butter" (same tune, different lyrics).

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: woops on 08/04/07 at 7:13 pm

"Capitol Critters", basically cartoon mice and roaches. Though vaugely remember

I liked the tv show "Wierd Science", based on the movie, in the mid 1990's and "Duckman".

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 08/04/07 at 8:11 pm


Soul Man
Boston Common

Both had Anthony Clark who just cracked me up.


Cat


I loved both those shows.  Anthony Clark is hilarious.  His best role was Greg Warner on 'Yes, Dear'

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: audkal on 08/04/07 at 10:08 pm


"Capitol Critters", basically cartoon mice and roaches. Though vaugely remember


Oh yeah, we have an episode of that on tape--it's kinda cute. ;D

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/05/07 at 1:08 pm


I loved both those shows.  Anthony Clark is hilarious.  His best role was Greg Warner on 'Yes, Dear'



I have never seen "Yes, Dear".  :-[



Cat

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 08/05/07 at 5:05 pm



I have never seen "Yes, Dear".  :-[



Cat


You should.  It's one funny show :)

Assuming the betworks haven't changed line-ups, it's on back to back at 4-5PM EST on TBS

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: McDonald on 08/05/07 at 10:32 pm


No, Jamie Walter's character on "Berverly Hills 90210" was named "Ray Pruitt".


Bingo! I knew there was a Jamie somewhere though. Guess it turns out that's his real name. Yeah, I watched that show religiously as a pre-teen. I still watch it online from time to time. He did sing that song 'Hold On' on the show though. That I do remember.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 08/05/07 at 10:35 pm


Bingo! I knew there was a Jamie somewhere though. Guess it turns out that's his real name. Yeah, I watched that show religiously as a pre-teen. I still watch it online from time to time. He did sing that song 'Hold On' on the show though. That I do remember.


90210 airs daily on TVTropolis.  First at 5pm, and later at night, but I forget what time.  It's so much fun seeing that show again 8)

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: nally on 08/06/07 at 12:06 am


"Capitol Critters", basically cartoon mice and roaches. Though vaugely remember

I remember that program too. It was on ABC, also during the 1991-92 season. They had it in their TGIF lineup for a little while but then it flopped. I kinda liked watching it because it was an animated comedy, but I don't even remember what it was really about.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: McDonald on 08/06/07 at 11:03 pm


90210 airs daily on TVTropolis.  First at 5pm, and later at night, but I forget what time.  It's so much fun seeing that show again 8)


I don't get TVtropolis 'cause cable's included in the rent, and my landlord is francophone, like most everyone else here. So no anlgo option from Videotron just yet. I get quite a few English channels but most of them suck. I'll give you my anglo line-up.

CBC Montreal
CBC Newsworld
CTV Montreal
Global Quebec
TSN (only for Toronto FC, hockey, and the occasional bit of curling)
Rogers Sportsnet (same as above)
TLC (I hate this channel)
CNN (I hate this channel)
FOX Burlington, VT (only for Seinfeld and Simpsons)
PBS Mountain Lake (Britcoms, of which there are few)
ABC, CBS, NBC (no point in watching any of these channels since I never watched them even when I lived in the US and had no Can Con)
Discovery
Atpn (a bilingual network)

And I think that's about it. So usually, as you can see, I am limited in what I can watch in English. I do speak and understand French, but for the most part, French TV sucks and a lot of it is just English shows dubbed. So apart from the occasional bit of this or that and sometimes Degrassi (Jr.) High dubbed in French, I don't watch Franco TV. I mostly just don't watch TV any more period.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 08/06/07 at 11:25 pm


I don't get TVtropolis 'cause cable's included in the rent, and my landlord is francophone, like most everyone else here. So no anlgo option from Videotron just yet. I get quite a few English channels but most of them suck. I'll give you my anglo line-up.

CBC Montreal
CBC Newsworld
CTV Montreal
Global Quebec
TSN (only for Toronto FC, hockey, and the occasional bit of curling)
Rogers Sportsnet (same as above)
TLC (I hate this channel)
CNN (I hate this channel)
FOX Burlington, VT (only for Seinfeld and Simpsons)
PBS Mountain Lake (Britcoms, of which there are few)
ABC, CBS, NBC (no point in watching any of these channels since I never watched them even when I lived in the US and had no Can Con)
Discovery
Atpn (a bilingual network)

And I think that's about it. So usually, as you can see, I am limited in what I can watch in English. I do speak and understand French, but for the most part, French TV sucks and a lot of it is just English shows dubbed. So apart from the occasional bit of this or that and sometimes Degrassi (Jr.) High dubbed in French, I don't watch Franco TV. I mostly just don't watch TV any more period.



Dang, those are slim pickens.  No MuchMusic, MusiquePlus or TVA?

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: McDonald on 08/07/07 at 12:59 pm


Dang, those are slim pickens.  No MuchMusic, MusiquePlus or TVA?


Oh I get all the major French channels. The pickens are slim with the English ones though. That's all.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 08/07/07 at 5:00 pm

Here's a mysterious short-lived one ...

L.A. Doctors (Ran 1 season of 24 episodes in the 1998-1999 season)

Dramatic series about 4 Doctors running a practice in Los Angeles.  The show focused on the problems within the American Medial System and starred Ken Olin, Rick Roberts, Sheryl Lee and Canadian actor Matt Craven.  What makes this short-lived show so mysterious?  It WON the People's Choice Award for favourite new dramatic series, and was nominated for a TV Guide Award for Favourite New Series.  To celebrate the show's success, CBS decided to cancel it.  Was that a mistake? Yes.  Are the people who run CBS smart? No

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/08/07 at 3:40 pm

Does anyone remember the show Roar? It was created by Shawn Cassidy (yes, David's little brother).



Cat

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: woops on 08/08/07 at 3:49 pm

"Ben Stiller Show" on Fox, though only saw on Comedy Central some years ago

Though I was more into "Tiny Toons" at the time

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: Silversword55 on 08/08/07 at 6:31 pm

I still remember VR Troopers. Also Animaniacs, Pinky & the brain, Tiny Toon, and all others

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: bastid5150 on 08/09/07 at 8:13 am

I really liked "Life's Work" starring Lisa Ann Walter  :o and Michael O'Keefe (1996-1997)

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: snozberries on 08/09/07 at 9:41 pm

been watching On Our Own with the 6 Smollett children and Ralph Harris as their big brother( ???)  It sucked


My So-Called Life
Freaks & Geeks premired in 99
Brooklyn Bridge
Action
2000 Malibu Road
Relativity
Working Girl series based on the movie starring Sandra Bullock... Sandy was in the series Melanie Griffith in the movie...
Apparently there is a pilot for Adventures in Babysitting; I am dying to see it...

The Secret World of Alex Mack apparrently aired for 4 seasons but it seems shorter
My Secret Identity
Sliders also went longer than I thought
Lois and Clark.... I know it got 4 seasons but I really wanted to know what happened with the baby that landed on their door step in the last episode!

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 08/09/07 at 10:13 pm


My Secret Identity


^ My Secret Identity was short-lived (3 seasons; 1988-1991), but it was very popular and was cancelled way too soon :(

Not many people know this but it was a Canadian series; Jerry O'Connell was the only American actor in the main cast

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 09/01/07 at 6:06 pm

Anyone remember 'The Hat Squad'?

It ran for 12 episodes on CBS during the 1992 season

http://www.nestorserrano.de/hatsquad.jpg

It starred Billy Warlock, Nestor Serrano and Don Michael Paul as a trio of foster brothers whose parents were cops killed in the line of duty.  Together with the help of their foster dad (played by James Tolkan), they fight crime under an elite crime fighting force known as 'The Hat Squad' while simultaneously trying to track down those who killed their birth parents. 

Warlock, who had a co-starring role on 'Baywatch', left that series when he was offered The Hat Squad

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 09/01/07 at 6:15 pm

Another one ...

'The Pointman'
(2 seasons in the 1995 season; 22 episodes)

http://www.port.ro/picture/instance_2/28250_2.jpg

Jack Scalia starred as Connie Harper, an owner of a Florida Beach Resort, who aids people in need with the use of "the A List", a last resort assistance.  According to the internet, it ran on the now defunct 'Prime Time Entertainment Network', but I remember watching it on FOX during Sunday afternoon

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: snozberries on 09/02/07 at 9:51 am


Anyone remember 'The Hat Squad'?

It ran for 12 episodes on CBS during the 1992 season

http://www.nestorserrano.de/hatsquad.jpg

It starred Billy Warlock, Nestor Serrano and Don Michael Paul as a trio of foster brothers whose parents were cops killed in the line of duty.  Together with the help of their foster dad (played by James Tolkan), they fight crime under an elite crime fighting force known as 'The Hat Squad' while simultaneously trying to track down those who killed their birth parents. 

Warlock, who had a co-starring role on 'Baywatch', left that series when he was offered The Hat Squad




Another one ...

'The Pointman'
(2 seasons in the 1995 season; 22 episodes)

http://www.port.ro/picture/instance_2/28250_2.jpg

Jack Scalia starred as Connie Harper, an owner of a Florida Beach Resort, who aids people in need with the use of "the A List", a last resort assistance.  According to the internet, it ran on the now defunct 'Prime Time Entertainment Network', but I remember watching it on FOX during Sunday afternoon


Wow these are quite obscure... I don't even remember them.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: kellygoo72 on 09/03/07 at 7:52 pm


Soul Man
Boston Common

Both had Anthony Clark who just cracked me up.


Cat


Boston Common was a funny show... I loved Boyd on that show! :)

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: nally on 09/05/07 at 2:26 pm


Anyone remember 'The Hat Squad'?

It ran for 12 episodes on CBS during the 1992 season

http://www.nestorserrano.de/hatsquad.jpg

It starred Billy Warlock, Nestor Serrano and Don Michael Paul as a trio of foster brothers whose parents were cops killed in the line of duty.  Together with the help of their foster dad (played by James Tolkan), they fight crime under an elite crime fighting force known as 'The Hat Squad' while simultaneously trying to track down those who killed their birth parents. 

Warlock, who had a co-starring role on 'Baywatch', left that series when he was offered The Hat Squad

I vaguely remember it; I only heard about it via pro-mo's on CBS while watching "The Price Is Right". Never watched it, so I didn't know that it got canned so quickly.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: Marian on 10/28/07 at 3:47 pm

I liked Brimstone.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: kellygoo72 on 10/28/07 at 11:07 pm


I liked Brimstone.


I never heard of that show... drama or comedy???

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: Hakkinen on 10/30/07 at 4:53 am

ooh yeah My Secret Identity was a great show. Loved it back in 89/90.

Some other 90s shows i missed - "Dream On" and "Parker Lewis Cant Lose". Both were good - though didnt last that long.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/30/07 at 3:59 pm

There was the show starring Gene Wilder, called "Something Wilder." I watched a few of the episodes and it wasn't too bad. I guess it only ran from 1994-1995. Seemed like it had a longer run than that, though.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 10/30/07 at 4:17 pm

What about that show with Jennifer Anniston. It was a comedy sketch show on Fox, I believe called "The Edge." It ran from 1992-1993.
It was fun to watch.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: woops on 10/30/07 at 7:14 pm

"Weird Science"  :D

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 11/05/07 at 12:49 am


"Weird Science"  :D


That ran for 5 seasons



One I also remember was an NBC sitcom called 'Working' which starred Fred Savage as a young office worker in an office building.  It ran 2 seasons (1997-1999).  This show had one of the funniest gags ever ...

In one of the episodes' prologues, Savage is in an elevator going to the floor he works on, and one after the other, all these different types of people come on, and for each person that comes on, the elevator music changes to fit their profile.  A cowboy gets on, and you hear country music.  An indian gets on, and you hear indian music.  And each time the music changed, Savage got this startled look that was hilarious ;D

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: nally on 11/06/07 at 6:29 pm


ooh yeah My Secret Identity was a great show. Loved it back in 89/90.

Some other 90s shows i missed - "Dream On" and "Parker Lewis Cant Lose". Both were good - though didnt last that long.


I remember watching the first couple episodes of Parker Lewis...they aired on Thursday nights right after the Simpsons (which aired on Thursdays from mid-1990 until 1994). How many seasons did "PLCL" last? ???

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: whistledog on 11/06/07 at 6:39 pm


I remember watching the first couple episodes of Parker Lewis...they aired on Thursday nights right after the Simpsons (which aired on Thursdays from mid-1990 until 1994). How many seasons did "PLCL" last? ???


73 episodes over 3 seasons between 1990-1993.  That's actualyl longer than I thought.  I remember when the show was on, but I remembered it not being successful.  Was I wrong LOL

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: nally on 11/07/07 at 1:07 pm


73 episodes over 3 seasons between 1990-1993.  That's actualyl longer than I thought.  I remember when the show was on, but I remembered it not being successful.  Was I wrong LOL

3 seasons... that's longer than I remembered too. I just know that I kinda lost track after the first season, when I was watching mainly kid-oriented programs (cartoons and stuff).

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: McDonald on 11/09/07 at 7:00 pm


That ran for 5 seasons



One I also remember was an NBC sitcom called 'Working' which starred Fred Savage as a young office worker in an office building.  It ran 2 seasons (1997-1999).  This show had one of the funniest gags ever ...

In one of the episodes' prologues, Savage is in an elevator going to the floor he works on, and one after the other, all these different types of people come on, and for each person that comes on, the elevator music changes to fit their profile.  A cowboy gets on, and you hear country music.  An indian gets on, and you hear indian music.  And each time the music changed, Savage got this startled look that was hilarious ;D


I loved that show. I was a huge fan of Fred Savage because of the Wonder Years and I remember being very excited to find out he would be on TV again.

Weird Science was good too, and Canadian I believe.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 11/09/07 at 7:06 pm


ooh yeah My Secret Identity was a great show. Loved it back in 89/90.

Some other 90s shows i missed - "Dream On" and "Parker Lewis Cant Lose". Both were good - though didnt last that long.



I actually watched "Dream On" for some time, although it was a bit racy for an 8 year to be catching, lol  ;D For some reason, Parker Lewis is something I remember by name, but can't put a face to the people who were in it. It's driving me nuts.. I will have to Google it.

Subject: Re: Short-Lived TV Shows of the 90s

Written By: MrCleveland on 11/10/07 at 12:04 pm


From what I remember, The Critic was decent.  But it only had 2 seasons. :-\\

http://img.search.com/thumb/4/41/TheCritic2.jpg/180px-TheCritic2.jpg


I liked The Critic as well. It was going to be on UPN, but it never made it. Too bad.

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