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The First Cancelled TV Show of Each Fall Season

October 27, 2014

Do you remember these TV programs? Probably not—they were watched by so few people that they were the first new fall show to get the axe in their respective year.

TV Trivia: Fall Cancelled ShowsManhattan Love Story (2014)

Along with A to Z, Selfie, and others, this was one of several romantic comedies that debuted this year. It was supposed to depict the unfolding of a romance over the course of the TV season. After getting savaged by critics and pulling in just over two million viewers after its fourth episode, ABC pulled the plug, making it the first new fall show to leave the air.

Lucky 7 (2013)

This drama about what happens to seven people who win the lottery didn’t strike it rich—it garnered the lowest ratings for a new fall show in ABC history. It was cancelled after its second episode attracted even less viewers.

Made in Jersey (2012)

This legal drama was about a young lawyer at a New York law firm trying to rise above her blue collar New Jersey background. CBS pulled the show out of production after two episodes had aired.

The Playboy Club (2011)

NBC tried to imitate Mad Men with this show set in a Playboy Club in the early 1960s. It lacked the critical acclaim of Mad Men, however, and The Playboy Club was pulled after three episodes…and protests from the Parents Television Council.

Lone Star (2010)

This quirky soap about a conman living two lives in the Texas oil business was the best reviewed new show of the season. It only made it on the air for two little-watched episodes.

The Beautiful Life (2009)

The CW gave this soap about the hyper-dramatic lives of young models a huge publicity push, with billboards in Time Square picturing the attractive cast near nude. Even on the low-rated CW, The Beautiful Life got some of the networks lowest ratings, with only about a million viewers over two episodes before it was taken off the air.

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October 27, 2014 1:44 pm

I tried to watch the first episode of “The Playboy Club” – didn’t make it thru.

October 28, 2014 4:59 am

Who can forget Bob Patterson?

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