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Postby Dissident » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:13 am

I loved The Sopranos, and watched it all again recently. After looking up Wikipedia I found that Michael Imperioli starred in a show recently (10/11) called Detroit 1-8-7 which I hadn't seen. Unfortunately it was only 1 season before being taken off the air - but I'm 12 episodes in and I'm quite entertained. Slightly generic in some places I guess but I did love Imperioli as Christopher Molitsanti so it's good to watch in that regard.

Also, Freaks and Geeks deserved more than one season.
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby JK » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:23 am

I was a big fan of the Aussie show "Last Man Standing", which I thought suffered with crap scheduling by Channel 7 in it's first 3 weeks.
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby gadj1976 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:23 pm

Desert Car Kings was a good "renovating old US car" show but it also only ran for a season (12 eps from memory). Would love to see it go around again.
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby helicopterking » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:33 pm

JK wrote:I was a big fan of the Aussie show "Last Man Standing", which I thought suffered with crap scheduling by Channel 7 in it's first 3 weeks.


Yes, I also enjoyed this show very much.
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby GWW » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:39 pm

Fawlty Towers - only ever 12 episodes I think. Amazing, given its effect on popular-culture.

I thought ch 7's "Pictures of You" seemed to be quite popular, but looks like no further series are being shown.
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby Dissident » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:45 pm

Such a common trend for UK comedies

12 episodes for Fawlty Towers. The Young Ones.
The Office and Extras were the same (plus specials)
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby Gozu » Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:59 pm

Some short-lived TV shows I've enjoyed over the years:

Twin Peaks

Total Recall 2070

Robocop-The series

Friday The 13th-The series

Freddy's Nightmares

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

The Cape

Let The Blood Run Free

Danger 5

Masters of Horror/Fear Itself
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby Gozu » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:00 pm

Just saw Dissident's post have to include The Young Ones too.
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby Failed Creation » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:40 pm

Dissident wrote:Also, Freaks and Geeks deserved more than one season.


Amen to that, it was a bloody great show.

Gozu wrote:Let The Blood Run Free


I used to watch that show late at night as a kid! I loved the Matron... good times.

Life Support was a show on SBS about a decade ago, which lasted 3 seasons, but rarely gets the kudos it deserves.

Double The Fist (ABC, 2004) is another I could put into that category.
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby RustyCage » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:06 pm

Don't Forget Your Toothbrush was a great show that only went for one year. Keynotes was another Aussie show that didn't last as long as it should.
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby GWW » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:28 pm

Let the Blood Run Free was cheap crap, although I still watched it :)

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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby Gozu » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:40 pm

FC, agree Double The Fist was gold!

Just remembered the short lived ABC comedy Very Small Business about a dodgy small business owner was excellent too, after that show failed the husband/wife team then went on to do The Librarians.
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby Failed Creation » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:57 pm

Has anyone seen Posh Nosh?

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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby bennymacca » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:29 am

Have to give a massive +1 to freaks and geeks. Felt like I could really relate to the characters, one of the best tv shows of all time, shame it didn't get more of a run
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby Johno6 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:37 am

yep im down with freaks and geeks too. used to watch it all the time.

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Postby Dissident » Tue Oct 15, 2013 9:44 am

Yeah, she made Thelma hot in Scooby Doo :)

(and she was in Mad Men too)
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby GWW » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:27 am

I think KEYNOTES was only ever a summer "filler".

I didnt mind HOT STREAK a few years ago for something different. Didnt last that long.

Daryl Somers did a frw episodesof Blankety Blanks around 1996, I would have liked that to continue. Perhaps the typr of humour from the 70s version couldnt be continued in a more politically correct world.

I also enjoyed DONT FORGET YOUR TOORHBRUSH..I was surprised that show and THE MAIN EVENT from early 90's didnt last longer.

A few short lived Aussie dramas - Richmond Hill (replaced with E Street)..also 2 shockers, Paradise Beach and Echo Point.
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby Dissident » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:32 am

Was Richmond Hill that short-lived? I thought it went for a while though maybe over time it just seemed that way!

Chances :)
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby GWW » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:43 am

Yeah, I thinkRichmond Hill only went for 1 season, which I think was 1988. E Street was brought in, in its place the following year.

Chances started off on a good premise, but totally lost the plot part way through..which reminds me of perhaos the shortest of all..csncelled by Kerry Packer himself, Australia's Naughtiest Home Videos :)
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Re: Short-lived TV shows

Postby gadj1976 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:53 pm

Another set of votes for Fawlty Towers, Don't Forget Your Toothbrush and Life Support, all very good shows.
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