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Friday, April 16, 2004 8:33 PM

JAYZUN


Everyone, add to this list of FOX shows cancelled too early...these are only the ones I can remember.

* Firefly
* John Doe
* Futurams
* Greg The Bunny
* Andy Richter Controls The Universe
* Arrested Development (we know it's coming)
* Wonderfalls
* Get A Life!
* The Tick
* The Ben Stiller Show
* Undeclared
* Dark Angel
* Keen Eddie
* Pasadena (OK, it was a soap opera, but the only one I've ever found interesting...introduced me to the great Alison Lohman)
* NEXT (the comedy sketch show by Bob Odenkirk that never even aired)
* Cracking Up (Not sure about this show, but it needed more than 4 or 5 episodes...it's better than Bernie Mac)

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 2:02 AM

FLYINFREE


*Action
*Titus
*Family Guy
*Cedric the Entertainer Presents
*Skin
*Boston Public

I saw several others cancelled by Fox that I'd never heard of so have no idea how much of a chance they had or if they were any good.

"...we're still flyin'."
"That's not much."
"It's enough." Malcolm Reynolds and Simon Tam - Serenity

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 2:03 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


* Brimstone
* Harsh Realm
* Millennium
* VR5



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Saturday, April 17, 2004 2:53 AM

CANTTAKESKY


My first experience with FOX disappointment was for cancelling one of the most brilliant dramas ever created for television after airing only 5 episodes.

*Profit

Can't Take My Gorram Sky

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 2:56 AM

MOOSE


Space: Above and Beyond




Gorram FOX...

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 3:45 AM

SBWATCHER


ecgordon - you brought back memories. I can remember rushing home on Friday nights to watch VR5 and the X-Files - good times!

Loved Brimstone too, but Greg the Bunny needed to be cancelled IMO.

I have another one

* Flying blind ("I suddenly realize why there are 6 billion Chinese")

"What's sanguine mean again?"

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 4:36 AM

GUNRUNNER


The Lone Gunmen.

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 6:48 AM

TOMANTA


The first [?] of this list, the original X-Files lead-in:

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

[p.s., I have problems including shows like Futurama and Boston Public in this list. Not that they weren't cancelled before their time was up or weren't mishandled, but they did have good 4 year runs].

"FOX! Where the shit hits the fans." - Tim Minear

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 7:01 AM

SUENOS


Strange Luck. I think that was on Fox, it stared D.B. Sweeny.

Freaky Links. I've got a soft spot in my heart for gangs who investigate the paranormal (must have started with Scooby Doo) and also folks who put up good websites!

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Just because it didn't happen dosen't mean I didn't see it.

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 7:46 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Yeah, D. B. was doubly jinxed by FOX, he was in Harsh Realm too.



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Saturday, April 17, 2004 12:20 PM

SWITCHY


was first Edition a fox show? and hell yes to Briscoe County Jr.

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 12:21 PM

INVISIBLEGREEN


Roar

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 12:52 PM

INSIGHT SPINNER


Okay, it's not a FOX show, but you made me think of Nowhere Man, the last show to get me this hot on it's premature cancellation.

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 12:55 PM

INSIGHT SPINNER


Quote:

Originally posted by Tomanta:
The first [?] of this list, the original X-Files lead-in:

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.



Thank you for reminding me -- my hubby and I used to LOVE that show!

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 1:51 PM

PCM311


"The Tick" ! Fox canceled it, but at least it came out on DVD (like "Firefly").

"Cracking Up" ! One of the funniest shows I've seen in a while.

Also Marti Noxon's "Still Life" seems like its gotten shelved. Apparently Fox thought it was too morbid.

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 3:29 PM

MELEAUX


Quote:

Originally posted by PCM311:
"The Tick" ! Fox canceled it, but at least it came out on DVD (like "Firefly").

"I don't know if this is general knowledge but Ben Edlund ceated the Tick and is a writer (Jaynestown) for Firefly.
The two shineyest shows ever so I wanna set up a shrine to Mr Edlund!!

She understands, she doesn't comprehend

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 3:38 PM

JAMIE


Wasn't Morena Baccarin supposed to be on Still Life? Hmm...

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 7:51 PM

ORANGERFUL


Wow, Brisco County...that brings back memories. Why isn't that out on DVD??

I can't remember if it was on Fox or WB but there was this quirky show about a rock band that could talk to ghosts. Very sixth sense meets almost famous...anyone remember it's name?

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 7:56 PM

THEFOP


Oh yeah. I think I've seen that one....Brisco County I mean. that was good.

once the snow got so deep you almost couldn't hear margaret atwood

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 8:23 PM

RANGRBOB


I don't know if it was FOX but I miss watching Due South.

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Saturday, April 17, 2004 8:28 PM

WHOODAHN


Quote:

Originally posted by rangrbob:
I don't know if it was FOX but I miss watching Due South.



I think it's out on DVD

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 3:34 AM

ECMORGAN69


Quote:

Originally posted by Jayzun:
Everyone, add to this list of FOX shows cancelled too early...these are only the ones I can remember.

* Firefly
* John Doe
* Futurams
* Greg The Bunny
* Andy Richter Controls The Universe
* Arrested Development (we know it's coming)
* Wonderfalls
* Get A Life!
* The Tick
* The Ben Stiller Show
* Undeclared
* Dark Angel
* Keen Eddie
* Pasadena (OK, it was a soap opera, but the only one I've ever found interesting...introduced me to the great Alison Lohman)
* NEXT (the comedy sketch show by Bob Odenkirk that never even aired)
* Cracking Up (Not sure about this show, but it needed more than 4 or 5 episodes...it's better than Bernie Mac)



Just as an aside, "Futurama" did get to run for a few years. "Andy Richter..." was a great show.

They can have my "Firefly" DVDs when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers....

Oh yeah, you, FOX TV!!

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 3:36 AM

ECMORGAN69


Quote:

Originally posted by FlyinFree:
*Action
*Titus
*Family Guy
*Cedric the Entertainer Presents
*Skin
*Boston Public

I saw several others cancelled by Fox that I'd never heard of so have no idea how much of a chance they had or if they were any good.

"...we're still flyin'."
"That's not much."
"It's enough." Malcolm Reynolds and Simon Tam - Serenity



My only disagreement with this list was "Skin". IMHO, it was more stylized night-time soap rubbish, deservedly tossed into the celluloid incinerator .

They can have my "Firefly" DVDs when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers....

Oh yeah, you, FOX TV!!

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 5:30 AM

CYBERSNARK


Quote:

Originally posted by orangerful:
I can't remember if it was on Fox or WB but there was this quirky show about a rock band that could talk to ghosts. Very sixth sense meets almost famous...anyone remember it's name?

I think it was Dead Last or something?

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 6:31 AM

FIREFLYTHEMOVIE


A Google search for 'television "rock band" ghosts' reveals that it really was called Dead Last. No clue why that sounds entirely wrong to me. I watched it a couple times. Not that great, but I thought it showed some promise.

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 6:36 AM

TIMBEISHIR


First off, gotta say something about Brisco County, Jr. Bruce Campbell is DA MAN!

Another cancelled show that I actually really liked (I may be alone in this) was the X-Files spinoff, The Lone Gunmen. I had always loved thos guys and was so mad when they were killed at the end of the X-Files.

-Use of a swhat?

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 7:00 AM

TIMBEISHIR


Quote:

Originally posted by GunRunner:
The Lone Gunmen.

The Firefly CCG Web Site:
http://mywebpage.netscape.com/Bllm119/firefly_ccg_web_site.htm
>Help out today!



Sorry, just noticed that you said it already.

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 10:37 AM

MAUGWAI


Wasn't Freaks and Geeks on Fox? That was a good show.



"Dear diary, today I was pompous and my sister was crazy."

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 10:47 AM

CREVANREAVER


Hey Maugwai! Freaks and Geeks was on NBC during the 1999-2000 season.

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 10:50 AM

LISSA


Quote:

Originally posted by maugwai:
Wasn't Freaks and Geeks on Fox? That was a good show.



Freaks & Geeks was on NBC but I think they showed it on fox family. It's out on DVD now, and it's an awesome set!

~lissa, spwhore

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 11:07 AM

WHOODAHN


Quote:

Originally posted by timbeishir:

Another cancelled show that I actually really liked (I may be alone in this) was the X-Files spinoff, The Lone Gunmen. I had always loved thos guys and was so mad when they were killed at the end of the X-Files.



I loved those guys!
I was really upset when they were killed off, of course we didn't see the bodies and we just ASSUME they were killed off. I think the suits have them locked up somewhere.

The Lone Gunmen live!

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 12:47 PM

PERSEPHONE1113


*Sliders...I loved that show back in the day

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 1:25 PM

TRAGICSTORY


Just to argue for Futurama: It had good ratings when it was axed, too good to be cancelled.

And for Greg the Bunny: That show was just way too funny and new.


PS. I also miss "Inside Swartz" another great show.

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 2:03 PM

INVISIBLEGREEN


Quote:

Originally posted by TragicStory:
Just to argue for Futurama: It had good ratings when it was axed, too good to be cancelled.



No it didn't! It had awful awful ratings. Of course, it was in a crappy time slot for most of it's run where it received almost literally no promotion.

And FOX never ever aired it on a regular basis. They'd take like six months to air 5 episodes. There was a year and a half between the time the show was cancelled and the time the final episode aired.

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 4:29 PM

SANMI


hey no one said Oliver Bean,I loved that show.

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Sunday, April 18, 2004 8:09 PM

TOMANTA


Quote:

Originally posted by InvisibleGreen:

No it didn't! It had awful awful ratings. Of course, it was in a crappy time slot for most of it's run where it received almost literally no promotion.



I think he means it was doing good on Cartoon Network when Fox axed it =P.

I was amused... shocked, actually, when Fox FINALLY showed the last few episodes... then ended up repeating a couple. I mean, I could have sworn they just repeat King of the Hill and the Simpsons whenever they need to fill space on Sundays...

Speaking of Simpsons and Futurama... anyone catch the former tonight? Matt Groening does his FIRST speaking role on Simpsons and uses it to plug Futurama.

"FOX! Where the shit hits the fans." - Tim Minear

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Monday, April 19, 2004 5:22 AM

CYBERSNARK


Quote:

Originally posted by sanmi:
hey no one said Oliver Bean,I loved that show.

I did, though I may've misspelled it.

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Monday, April 19, 2004 5:47 AM

IANING


Quote:

Originally posted by maugwai:
Wasn't Freaks and Geeks on Fox? That was a good show.




As mentinoed before F&G showed up on Fox Family with some un-aired episodes for a little while. But The show "Undeclared" Which was by Judd Apatow and a bunch of the writers of F&G also I think, Was on fox... For about two weeks and then got the old Fox Axe to the back.

P.S. Get the Freaks and Geeks DVD. Great show.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004 11:05 AM

3OF19


Wasn't "The Critic" also on FUX?

Guess they got fed up with the constant FUX parody on the show.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004 11:31 AM

SPIKEANDJEZEBEL


I loved "Roar"! I thought I was the only one who had ever heard of that... It would be a great candidate for a dvd release, as the 8 or so episodes told a pretty complete story. I know I'd buy it.

"I like smackin' 'em!" - Jayne Cobb

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004 11:40 AM

LIZ


i liked "the critic" it was on comedy central the other day (or cartoon network... they are 66 and 67 on my cable so sometimes i mix them up). Funny stuff.
what about Herman's Head? was that fox? i thought it was funny, but i was like 9 when it came out so it's hard to say.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2004 6:58 PM

INVISIBLEGREEN


"Undeclared" lasted over half a season before being cancelled.

"The Critic" was on ABC for 13 eps before being cancelled, picked up by FOX for 10 more episodes, and then being cancelled again.

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Thursday, April 29, 2004 9:47 PM

WESTIE


I loved PASADENA - it was so OTT but highly hysterical and to see Nathan get down and dirty again - mmmmmmmmmm - it also gave me a new found respect for Dana Delany, what a bitch!!!! I love her.

apart from FF my next most 'outraged' FOX moment was Action & Family Guy, although FG is making a comeback - I have to wonder what numbnuts at FOX made that F*** Up - oh wait it was the whole damn network!!!

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Friday, April 30, 2004 2:15 AM

LALLI


Quote:

Another cancelled show that I actually really liked (I may be alone in this) was the X-Files spinoff, The Lone Gunmen. I had always loved thos guys and was so mad when they were killed at the end of the X-Files.


Thanks a lot persereikä, I was still watching that show!!! Now I know that they all are going to die in the end! RAAAAH!

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