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William Bibbiani

The podcast that only reviews TV shows that lasted one season or less! Every week, your hosts William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold will guide you through the strangest missteps in television, and decide once and for all if these TV series were... canc...Show More
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1:11:14 | Sep 9th, 2018

Our SUDDENLY, LAST SEASON month begins! Every week in September we're review recently canceled television shows, and we're starting with a doozy: WILL, about a hunky young William Shakespeare, who rises to fame in Elizabethan England while having sex...Show More

1:05:51 | Sep 11th

It's our first cooking show! This week on CANCELED TOO SOON, internet sensation Christine McConnell gets her own Netflix series about how to make delicious, spooky desserts. But it's also a sitcom about living with adorably homicidal monsters, brough...Show More
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1:17:14 | Sep 1st

The AMERICAN GOTHITHON concludes! The second failed TV series called AMERICAN GOTHIC aired for one season in 2016, and it stars a huge ensemble of great actors in an old-fashioned whodunnit murder mystery about one of the richest families in America....Show More

1:47:23 | Aug 26th

Gary Cole plays a satanic small town sheriff in AMERICAN GOTHIC, a horror series from the co-star of THE HARDY BOYS and the director of THE EVIL DEAD! Sarah Paulson and Lucas Black co-star in this creepy, kooky, sometimes very spooky series about tem...Show More

51:12 | Aug 16th

The year is 2005 and severe droughts have left the world in post-apocalyptic disarray, and gangs of ROAD WARRIOR-esque bandits roam the wastelands. It's up to Perfect Tommy from BUCKAROO BANZAI, a robot played by Miguel Ferrer and, naturally, Sharon ...Show More

1:25:18 | Aug 7th

"Weird" Al Yankovic is one of the most popular comedy and music superstars in the world, but even he couldn't keep a kids show on the air on CBS! Yankovic starred in THE WEIRD AL SHOW as an insecure goofball living in a cave, and despite cameo appear...Show More

1:08:03 | Jul 27th

When there's murder in your suburban neighborhood, you don't call the cops! You call Dee Wallace from CUJO, Heather Langenkamp from A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, Shelly Fabares from COACH and acclaimed singer Patti Austin! They're housewives who solve v...Show More

1:11:54 | Jul 20th

Dana Delany and Alison Lohman lead an all-star cast of despicable billionaires in PASADENA, a sadistic and sexy soap opera created by Mike White (SCHOOL OF ROCK). When a teen debutante discovers her family covered up a murder 20 years ago, she risks ...Show More

1:39:52 | Jul 15th

SIX FEET UNDER and TRUE BLOOD producer Alan Ball has made a several hit shows out of several tricky premises, but he couldn't find a way to make HERE AND NOW last more than one season! It's an ambitious dramatic series starring Oscar-winners Holly Hu...Show More

1:26:27 | Jul 3rd

The year was 1983, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS was being played across the country, and on Saturday nights there was only one show where you could find magic, sword fighting, invisible dragons and silly jokes: WIZARDS AND WARRIORS! It won an Emmy for Best Cos...Show More

57:53 | Jun 27th

Everybody knows that Gene Roddenberry created STAR TREK, the utopian sci-fi series about overcoming mankind's frailties and taking our place amongst the stars. But he also created a show about orgies and demons called SPECTRE, starring Robert Culp an...Show More

1:00:55 | Jun 24th

Just a few weeks after STAR WARS first came out, a new superhero premiered on television, and his named wasn't IRON MAN, but everyone thought it was! From the director of SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN came EXO-MAN, the story of a physics professor who testi...Show More

1:14:45 | Jun 18th

William Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET was nothing more than a prelude to STILL STAR-CROSSED, an epic drama from SHONDALAND - the producers of GREY'S ANATOMY and SCANDAL - about what happened after those ill-fated lovers took their own lives. If you th...Show More

1:47:50 | Jun 10th

It's time to bring CHRIS CARTER MONTH to an appropriately abrupt conclusion with THE LONE GUNMEN, one of the most notorious one-season wonders in TV history. The comic relief sidekicks from THE X-FILES got their own TV series, with decent ratings and...Show More

1:01:27 | Jun 1st

A group of mismatched strangers are stuck together in the middle of the apocalypse in THE AFTER, a failed TV pilot written and directed by Chris Carter, the producer of THE X-FILES! It's a series about twisting-turning revelations and mysterious char...Show More

1:27:07 | May 24th

CHRIS CARTER MONTH begins! The creator of THE X-FILES and MILLENNIUM also produced a lot of failed TV shows, and we're saluting those disappointments, starting with HARSH REALM, a sci-fi epic about a soldier tossed into a virtual reality simulation t...Show More

2:22:06 | May 16th

There's no better way to celebrate television's biggest failures than with a MASSIVE AWARDS SHOW!!!  This week on CANCELED TOO SOON, William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold pay tribute to all the best, worst and weirdest TV shows they watched in the podc...Show More

49:23 | Apr 29th

The year was 1985, and the balls had just gone mad! MADBALLS were a successful series of toys that gave gruesome faces to spherical objects, but although they practically flew of the shelves, they didn't have their own cartoon series. But it wasn't f...Show More

1:06:11 | Apr 26th

Back in the 1970s, the world was a heck of a lot more bionic. That's why shows like THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and BIONIC WOMAN ruled the airwaves. In 2007, the producer of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and the co-writer of ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL teamed up to re...Show More

1:08:48 | Apr 12th

A sci-fi murder mystery series from Isaac Asimov?! Why doesn't anybody ever talk about PROBE?  Probably because this series, starring Parker Stevenson from THE HARDY BOYS and BAYWATCH, only lasted eight short episodes before getting the ax. But until...Show More

50:41 | Apr 7th

When she wasn't bewitching sitcom audiences on BEWITCHED, Elizabeth Montgomery was taking over the blockbuster BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID franchise! In the failed pilot for MRS. SUNDANCE, Montgomery plays Etta Place, the outlaw who outlived B...Show More

59:43 | Apr 1st

The smash hit western BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID probably could have been the basis of a pretty good TV show, but that's not what we got with BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KIDS! It's a Hanna-Barbera animated TV series about a teen band that ...Show More

1:26:54 | Mar 22nd

Back in the glory days of the Dubba-Dubba-WB, a group of rock musicians found a magic amulet and won the power to talk to ghosts! And since they're selfish rock stars, they find it really annoying. It's DEAD LAST, a weird new live-action, primetime t...Show More

1:41:04 | Mar 13th

Paul Verhoeven's ROBOCOP defied all expectations to become one of the most celebrated, satirical, action-packed and politically damning motion pictures of the 1990s. So of course it got a live-action TV series in the 1990s, with adorable kid characte...Show More

44:24 | Mar 9th

Vincent Price and Peter Lorre are two of the most recognizable icons in movie history, and legends of the horror genre. So it's pretty amazing that they co-starred in a TV pilot called COLLECTOR'S ITEM, in which they play antique dealers who solve my...Show More

58:23 | Mar 2nd

Who know action star Dolph Lundgren as He-Man, Ivan Drago and The Punisher, but do you know he was also a bodyguard with an intense phobia of the color white? That's the plot of BLACKJACK, an ambitious and action-packed backdoor pilot from director J...Show More

1:15:04 | Feb 27th

The night THE SOPRANOS ended, JOHN FROM CINCINNATI began. It didn't last long, but it was probably the most popular supernatural surfing drama in the history of HBO! Austin Nichols stars as a mysterious man who wanders into the life of a troubled all...Show More

1:22:19 | Feb 17th

The lovable dog BENJI starred in a series of hit films across multiple decades, but he only had one TV show, and it was a bizarre hybrid of STAR WARS, THE FUGITIVE and GUMMO. It was called BENJI, ZAX & THE ALIEN PRINCE, it aired Saturday mornings in ...Show More

56:42 | Feb 7th

Forty-five years before Sam Elliott (and his amazing hair) finally earned an Academy Awards nomination for A STAR IS BORN, he (and his hair) was stuntman extraordinaire EVEL KNIEVEL in a failed TV pilot! He jumped cars on a motorcycle, he fought crim...Show More

1:15:37 | Feb 3rd

In the spirit of MAD MEN comes the glossy soap opera PAN AM, starring Margot Robbie, Christina Ricci and more great cast members as the flight crew of a 707 in the early 1960s. Over the course of the series they'll find themselves spying for the CIA,...Show More

1:21:33 | Jan 27th

Anthony Bourdain's best-selling exposé of the world of fine dining became a failed sitcom starring Bradley Cooper in 2005! KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL also starred John Cho, Nicholas Brendon, John Francis Daley, Jaime King, Bonnie Somerville and Sam Pancake...Show More

1:06:24 | Jan 17th

Julie Brown, Jennifer Aniston and Wayne Knight co-starred in THE EDGE, the most violent sketch comedy show ever made, in which the whole cast gets killed at the beginning of each episode! It's a lost artifact from the early 1990s, we finally found it...Show More

54:12 | Jan 6th

Professional wrestlers Jesse "The Body" Ventura and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper starred in several action hits in the 1980s, like THEY LIVE and PREDATOR, but their big TV team-up never made it past the pilot stage! TAGTEAM stars Jesse Ventura and Roddy Piper...Show More

1:22:04 | Dec 28th, 2018

Tarzan is one of the most popular characters in the history of popular culture... but not this time. The WB version of TARZAN stars Travis Fimmel (VIKINGS) and Sarah Wayne Callies (THE WALKING DEAD) as Tarzan and Jane, whose modern day adventures tak...Show More

36:03 | Dec 23rd, 2018

Ralph Bakshi became a legend by directing animation for adults, like LORD OF THE RINGS and FRITZ THE CAT, but in 1988 he also directed the pilot episode for a Nickelodeon television series about a little girl trapped in a magical land. Everything eve...Show More

1:14:27 | Dec 16th, 2018

STAR TREK was all the rage in the late 1990s, and a lot of other shows were eager to rip off the classic sci-fi show's formula, with interstellar exploration, major moral conundrums, old-fashioned naval wars in space and a bit of sexual tension. Henc...Show More

1:25:22 | Dec 7th, 2018

The Silver Surfer is one of the strangest Marvel superheroes (and that's really saying something). He's a nearly omnipotent shiny space guy who holds himself responsible for the death of billions, who now wanders the cosmos pondering enormous philoso...Show More

52:37 | Nov 29th, 2018

The year was 1998, and Marvel had a big hit on their hands with the movie BLADE. But they also had one of the most notorious bombs ever with NICK FURY: AGENT OF SHIELD, a cheesy failed TV pilot starring David Hasselhoff from BAYWATCH as a cigar-chomp...Show More

1:13:21 | Nov 26th, 2018

The Marvel superhero BLADE is half man, half vampire, all badass. And after he starred in his groundbreaking movie trilogy, which spawned the superhero movie boom we're stilling living in today, he made the journey to the small screen with BLADE: THE...Show More

1:04:44 | Nov 19th, 2018

The late, legendary Stan Lee helped reboot and recreate the superhero SOLARMAN for a very, very, VERY short-lived comic book series, and a failed cartoon pilot about dweeby comic book nerd whose dad wishes he was more into sports, and who turns into ...Show More

1:13:22 | Nov 14th, 2018

Our MARVELOUS MONTH OF MARVELS turned tragic this week, so we begin our episode with a eulogy for Stan Lee, the co-creator of most of our most beloved Marvel comics characters, and eventually created a multimedia empire. But along that journey to box...Show More

1:27:37 | Nov 11th, 2018

Not every chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a success. Despite the best efforts of Disney, Marvel and ABC, MARVEL'S INHUMANS takes some of the most fascinating characters from the Fantastic Four comics and drops them in the middle of a bor...Show More

1:11:35 | Nov 5th, 2018

Our MARVELOUS MONTH OF MARVELS begins! Marvel movies and Marvel tv shows rule the world today, but there was a time when the comic book company struggled to get into the multimedia marketplace. And so we got weird esoteric ephemera like the animated ...Show More

1:57:25 | Oct 30th, 2018

One of the greatest reporters of all time could hardly publish a word. He's KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER, he's played by Darren McGavin, and every week he uncovers another supernatural or sci-fi monster, and every week the evidence vanishes or the gove...Show More

1:09:29 | Oct 19th, 2018

The greatest horror movie TV host of all time, Elvira, almost had her own sitcom in the 1990s! It was called THE ELVIRA SHOW, it co-starred actors from TWIN PEAKS, HEROES and SOAP, and it was all about the wacky and salacious adventures of an allurin...Show More

1:03:55 | Oct 14th, 2018

The supernatural soap opera DARK SHADOWS inspired legions of cult followers, a big budget movie from Tim Burton, and a failed 1991 television reboot starring Ben Cross, Joanna Going, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and big screen legends like Jean Simmons and ...Show More

1:36:02 | Oct 5th, 2018

Shelley Duvall ruled cable television in the 1980s, with her award-winning kids show FAERIE TALE THEATRE, which adapted classic faerie tales with all-star casts, and warmed the hearts of an entire generation of kids. But a lot of those kids never kne...Show More

1:21:24 | Sep 30th, 2018

What happens when someone runs for public office as a publicity stunt and accidentally gets elected? You'll find out in... real life, but also in THE MAYOR, a short-lived sitcom starring Brandon Micheal Hall as a young hip hop artist who gets a crash...Show More

1:20:04 | Sep 24th, 2018

It's the distant future, the year 1999, and BLOOD DRIVE is a hit television series starring real life serial killers who race across the country, in cars that run on human blood instead of gasoline. With post-apocalyptic monsters at every pit stop, c...Show More

1:26:01 | Sep 16th, 2018

A 21st century film critic decides to live his life 100% by The Bible in LIVING BIBLICALLY, a sitcom that tried to explore the complexities of Christianity in a clichéd sitcom format, complete with a doofus married to an implausible awesome wife, a p...Show More

1:01:32 | Aug 30th, 2018

From the writer of DIE HARD, 48 HOURS and COMMANDO comes the failed TV pilot for K-9000, starring Chris Mulkey (TWIN PEAKS) as a tough cop who accidentally gets a microchip shot into his brain which allows him to hear the thoughts of a cyborg dog. It...Show More

1:40:56 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Everyone remembers GOOSEBUMPS, but let's take a moment to reflect on the popular kids horror novel series BONE CHILLERS, which inspired a one-season wonder television series on ABC, staring Charles Fleischer (WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT) and Linda Cardel...Show More

1:15:43 | Aug 17th, 2018

Heather Graham stars in EMILY'S REASONS WHY NOT, a heavily promoted sitcom that was going to be one of ABC's flagship TV shows in 2006... until it was canceled, after only one episode. What the heck? How do you get canceled after only one episode, wh...Show More

1:23:31 | Aug 13th, 2018

Either Amy and Raquel are mentally ill, or there really are demons possessing people in England, and they really do need to be beaten up with sticks. That's the plot of CRAZYHEAD, a horror-comedy series from the producer of MERLIN and FUTURE MAN, and...Show More

1:56:59 | Aug 6th, 2018

A hunky time traveler accidentally kidnaps a history-obsessed young kid and takes him on a never-ending adventure through time in VOYAGERS! The ambitious but short-lived primetime series starred the dashing John-Erik Hexum and the precocious Meeno Pe...Show More

1:04:56 | Jul 25th, 2018

Rodney Dangerfield was one of the most beloved standup comedians in history, a master jokester whose self-deprecating persona was practically tailor-made for sitcoms. But when the time came to make one, for some reason it was all about teenaged Rodne...Show More

1:40:00 | Jul 20th, 2018

After he was MACGYVER, but before he was STARGATE SG-1, Richard Dean Anderson was a LEGEND. In this short-lived steampunk western series, Anderson played a hard-drinking coward who writes books about Nicodemus Legend, a saintly hero who wields extrao...Show More

1:18:36 | Jul 12th, 2018

Everyone was trying to cash in on the MIGHTY MORPHIN' POWER RANGERS boom in the late 1990s, and one of the weirdest imitators was VAN-PIRES, a live-action/CGI hybrid about human teenagers who turn into vampire cars to fight other vampire cars and mak...Show More

1:19:09 | Jul 5th, 2018

Reese Witherspoon took the world by storm in LEGALLY BLONDE, a blockbuster feel-good comedy about a Beverly Hills sorority girl, clad entirely in pink, who goes to Harvard Law School and proves all her naysayers wrong. Two years later we got a sequel...Show More

1:17:50 | Jul 1st, 2018

The year was 1995, and virtual reality was going to unlock all the mysteries of the universe. Or at least, it was going to be the subject of endless sci-fi movies and TV shows like VR.5, a post X-FILES knockoff about a secret society who employs hack...Show More

1:33:37 | Jun 25th, 2018

Jim Varney was a comedy sensation, thanks to his beloved character Ernest P. Worrell, who starred in TV commercials, hit movies and - for one short season - HEY VERN, IT'S ERNEST! It's a sketch comedy series for children that aired after GARFIELD AND...Show More

52:37 | Jun 13th, 2018

You know her name, you know her dolls, but you probably don't know that Barbie had her own animated series in 1987... because it only lasted two episodes. It's called BARBIE AND THE ROCKERS, it emerged from the short-lived toy line that Mattel invent...Show More

1:28:00 | Jun 4th, 2018

It's the series that jumpstarted the careers of Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, James Franco, Samm Levine, John Francis Daley, Samm Levine, Martin Starr and Busy Philipps. It's FREAKS AND GEEKS, and it's one of the ...Show More

1:18:54 | May 24th, 2018

Since the creation of CANCELED TOO SOON, one sitcom has been requested more than any other. That show is SELFIE, starring John Cho and Karen Gillan as updated versions of Henry Higgins and Eliza Dolittle from MY FAIR LADY and PYGMALION, in an eccentr...Show More

1:10:12 | May 16th, 2018

Television visionary Steven Bochco produced the iconic legal shows HILL STREET BLUES, L.A. LAW and NYPD BLUE, but he also produced one of the most notorious TV failures in history. It's called COP ROCK, it's a serious, hardboiled social issue series ...Show More

2:48:47 | May 9th, 2018

We've discovered dozens of amazing (and amazingly awful) television shows over the course of the last year, and now the time has come to single out the best, the worst, and the weirdest! It's THE SECOND ANNUAL CANCELED TOO SOON AWARDS, and it's an in...Show More

1:07:20 | May 2nd, 2018

Our quest to watch every single movie nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars begins right here, in the pilot episode for ALL THE BEST! Film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold kick it off with a look back at the first-ever nominees for Best...Show More

1:23:48 | Apr 27th, 2018

When Francis Ford Coppola does sci-fi television, it gets weird. We've already talked about THE PEOPLE, and now it's time to explore the old west alien surgery fish monster immortal princess shapeshifting panther and melancholy tetherball TV series W...Show More

1:07:35 | Apr 25th, 2018

The ABC television series DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES was one of the most popular shows of the early 21st century, but for one reason or another, we never watched it. In the pilot episode for the podcast THE RANDOMIZER, we watch a randomly selected episode ...Show More

1:12:49 | Apr 18th, 2018

Our PILOT SEASON continues with one of the weirdest footnotes in Francis Ford Coppola's career! Only two months before THE GODFATHER made him a household name, Coppola executive produced a TV pilot called THE PEOPLE, which starred Kim Darby (TRUE GRI...Show More

43:30 | Apr 16th, 2018

Our PILOT SEASON continues with AVERAGEFEST, a brand new podcast about the hunt for the most mediocre movie ever made! And the most average movie we could think of, to start with, is MICKEY BLUE EYES, starring Hugh Grant as a charmingly befuddled Bri...Show More

1:06:34 | Apr 11th, 2018

Back in the 1960s, the Robinson family got LOST IN SPACE, in a classic sci-fi tv series that got better ratings than STAR TREK. 50 years later, the WB tried to reboot that franchise with director John Woo (FACE/OFF) and a young Adrianne Palicki (THE ...Show More

45:28 | Apr 9th, 2018

The year was 1990, and Donald Trump got himself a game show by taking the British series BOB'S FULL HOUSE, filming it at Trump Castle, and changing the name to TRUMP CARD. It only lasted one season, but was it any good? And if not, was it as embarras...Show More

1:09:31 | Apr 5th, 2018

What do you get when you mix William Shatner from STAR TREK, Adam West from BATMAN, John Cassavetes from THE DIRTY DOZEN and Joseph Cotten from CITIZEN KANE? You get a beefcake sword-and-sandal television series about ALEXANDER THE GREAT, and it only...Show More

1:36:48 | Mar 30th, 2018

Our COPS WITH ROBOT PARTNERS MONTH is coming to an end, but we've saved the best for last. ALMOST HUMAN stars Karl Urban (STAR TREK) as a human cop who isn't in touch with his emotions, and Michael Ealy (THINK LIKE A MAN) as his robot partner, who ha...Show More

1:32:10 | Mar 25th, 2018

The sci-fi worlds of Philip K. Dick collide in TOTAL RECALL 2070, a television series that takes place in a world where the technologies of BLADE RUNNER and TOTAL RECALL co-exist, and where - naturally - a cop gets a robot partner. COPS WITH ROBOT PA...Show More

1:24:57 | Mar 15th, 2018

If you love Ray Wise on TWIN PEAKS, if you love cop shows, and if you love robots, then this is the series for you! It's COPS WITH ROBOT PARTNERS MONTH on CANCELED TOO SOON, and this week we're reviewing CONDOR, a failed pilot for a futuristic series...Show More

1:43:26 | Mar 8th, 2018

It's COPS WITH ROBOT PARTNERS month on CANCELED TOO SOON, and we're starting with a doozy. Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine stars in FUTURE COP as a shabby beat cop whose new partner is a powerful android who can solve any crime, but doesn't understand t...Show More

1:09:33 | Feb 28th, 2018

In 1968, Disney introduced the world to HERBIE THE LOVE BUG, an anthropomorphic Volkswagen Beetle who won races, warmed hearts, and starred in six feature-length, live-action motion pictures over the course of nearly 50 years. But most people forget ...Show More

1:58:37 | Feb 23rd, 2018

The 1970s didn't get much funkier than THE PERSUADERS! This short-lived action/adventure series starred Roger Moore (just before he became James Bond) and Tony Curtis (just before his career hit the skids) as two dapper, selfish millionaires who solv...Show More

1:16:08 | Feb 16th, 2018

Sammy Davis Jr. plays a demon trying to buy Jack Klugman's soul in POOR DEVIL, a TV comedy in the tradition of BEWITCHED and I DREAM OF JEANNIE with a hellish little twist. Christopher Lee plays Lucifer and Adam West plays Klugman's despicable boss, ...Show More

1:23:06 | Feb 8th, 2018

You've never seen a show like STEEL JUSTICE. It's a live-action prime time TV pilot about an ancient immortal who searches for people who can transform stuff into bigger stuff, and who tracks down a cop whose dead son has possessed a robot dinosaur. ...Show More

1:46:28 | Jan 31st, 2018

Links don't get much freakier than they do in FREAKYLINKS, a short-lived horror series about Gen X journalists who investigate ghosts, monsters and dinosaurs for their super-cool, super-edgy website, starring Ethan Embry (CAN'T HARDLY WAIT) and from ...Show More

1:45:23 | Jan 25th, 2018

He's a wizard. He's a private detective. He's kind of a schmoe. He's Harry Dresden, and he's the protagonist of THE DRESDEN FILES, a popular series of novels by Jim Butcher and a short-lived television series on The Sci-Fi Channel starring Paul Black...Show More

2:00:54 | Jan 21st, 2018

In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: The police, who investigate crime, and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. It's a system that works great in New York City, wher...Show More

1:10:59 | Jan 13th, 2018

From the creators of TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT comes a supernatural action/adventure TV series about a dead cop who teams up with the Devil to catch escapees from Hell. Peter Horton (THIRTYSOMETHING) and John Glover (SMALLVILLE) star in the ...Show More

1:27:58 | Jan 6th, 2018

They're good. They're Christian. They are allegedly bitches. So it mades perfect sense to call this short-lived comedy series from SEX AND THE CITY producer Darren Starr, STEEL MAGNOLIAS writer Robert Harling, and author Kim Gatlin... GOOD CHRISTIAN ...Show More

1:34:33 | Dec 31st, 2017

Heath Ledger and Vera Farmiga got their big breaks in ROAR, a sexy teen riff on BRAVEHEART and HERCULES, about a gang of hot young Celts who do battle with an immortal Roman to save Ireland from oppression. Along the way they rescue banshees, kiss fi...Show More

1:07:05 | Dec 23rd, 2017

It's an all-new CANCELED TOO SOON Christmas special, and we're celebrating the history of the televised yule log with a free, downloadable commentary track for FIREPLACE FOR YOUR HOME: BIRCHWOOD EDITION (aka FIREPLACE 4K: CRACKLING BIRCHWOOD), curren...Show More

1:17:50 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Most people know that Sanda Bullock and Nicole Kidman co-starred in PRACTICAL MAGIC, a very surreal supernatural comedy about a family of witches who run afoul of deadly curses, ghostly ex-boyfriends and multiple generations of prejudice. What most p...Show More

1:27:53 | Dec 15th, 2017

FISHING WITH JOHN was one of the weirdest talk shows, fishing shows, reality tv shows or shows of any other kind. The series followed composer John Lurie as he invited celebrity guests Jim Jarmusch, Tom Waits, Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe and Dennis Hop...Show More

1:39:03 | Dec 8th, 2017

The late, great David Cassidy was a tv star, a pop star, a teen heartthrob and - for one short season - a hard-boiled undercover cop infiltrating drug dealers, gun runners, baby smugglers and high-octane grocery store thieves. You know, like you do. ...Show More

1:12:14 | Nov 30th, 2017

Our very special JUSTICE MONTH OF JUSTICE concludes with a superhero series that pretty much everybody forgot about: HUMAN TARGET, starring rock legend Rick Springfield as a man who can impersonate anybody, and who uses that technology to impersonate...Show More

1:10:36 | Nov 23rd, 2017

There have been a lot of tv shows based on DC superheroes, but there's never been one quite like AMETHYST - PRINCESS OF GEM WORLD! This short animated series about a teenager dragged into the world of her video game satirized RPG's, anime and the fan...Show More

1:12:33 | Nov 15th, 2017

SMALLVILLE was the only live-action DC superhero show in town for many years, but did you know it almost had a sister series about the adventures of AQUAMAN? From producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar came MERCY REEF, a superhero show that's basica...Show More

1:13:32 | Nov 11th, 2017

Before there was JUSTICE LEAGUE, before there was THE FLASH, there was... THE FLASH, an expensive and ambitious live-action superhero series that emerged from the wake of Tim Burton's BATMAN, and bridged the gap between the retro comic book adaptatio...Show More

1:28:42 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Welcome... to the JUSTICE MONTH OF JUSTICE! All this month on CANCELED TOO SOON we're reviewing failed DC superhero tv shows, and we're starting off with one of the most notorious pilots in tv history, the live-action JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA from 1...Show More

1:10:54 | Oct 27th, 2017

The year was 1996, and MELROSE PLACE and BEVERLY HILLS 90210 ruled the world. But for some reason the world wasn't interested in vampires yet. So it was that KINDRED: THE EMBRACED, Aaron Spelling's ambitious/convoluted adaptation of the supernatural ...Show More

1:15:38 | Oct 20th, 2017

Monstober continues! Remember when Dracula changed his name to "Big D" and recruited a teenaged vampire, werewolf and Frankenstein monster to become crappy superheroes and fight the villainous Dr. Dred and his dopey henchpersons in O.G.R.E. (The Orga...Show More

1:51:13 | Oct 12th, 2017

So get this: a college student installs a computer in a wax museum and the electric vibrations bring Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man back to life. Together they fight campy supervillains who would have been rejected from the 1960s BATMAN tv se...Show More

1:37:22 | Oct 4th, 2017

Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO is one of the most important motion pictures in history, changing the cinematic and horror landscapes and giving birth to sequels, a remake, a hit TV series and - when nobody was looking - the failed 1987 TV pilot BATES MOTE...Show More

1:27:22 | Oct 1st, 2017

One of the most acclaimed new shows of the 2016/2017 season was SWEET/VICIOUS, an MTV series about two college students who become vigilantes to avenge the victims of sex crimes on their campus. SWEET/VICIOUS tackled serious issues with sensitivity, ...Show More

1:49:41 | Sep 21st, 2017

You loved her when she was AGENT CARTER, but Hayley Atwell's got an even tougher job in the crime-solving procedural series CONVICTION. The former superspy now plays the daughter of an ex-president, who gets arrested for cocaine possession, and punis...Show More

1:23:20 | Sep 14th, 2017

Everyone loves THE WIZARD OF OZ, so of course they made it "badass". From the minds behind shows that were canceled after only one season like SIBERIA, DRACULA and AMERICAN GOTHIC came the sure-fire hit EMERALD CITY, a grim 'n' gritty reboot of L. Fr...Show More

1:14:07 | Sep 11th, 2017

Katherine Heigl, Elliott Gould and Laverne Cox starred in DOUBT, a legal dramedy on CBS that was canceled after only two episodes. So we reviewed it after only two episodes. Then CBS aired eleven more episodes over the summer, so we have to come back...Show More

2:00:29 | Sep 6th, 2017

A grown woman gets a visit from her childhood imaginary friend in DROP DEAD FRED, a movie that does the same thing as IMAGINARY MARY but a heck of a lot better. But we have to review IMAGINARY MARY anyway, so let's do that. It stars Jenna Elfman as A...Show More

1:30:14 | Aug 31st, 2017

One of the most acclaimed new shows of the 2016/2017 television season didn't make it past ten episodes. The show was PITCH, it starred Kylie Bunbury (UNDER THE DOME) as the first female player in Major League Baseball, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (SAVED...Show More

1:21:16 | Aug 24th, 2017

Why make just one parody of a crime show when you can make THREE of them? That's the premise of DANGER THEATRE, a comedic anthology series from the director of WAYNE'S WORLD that ran on the Fox network for only seven episodes, and starred Diedrich Ba...Show More

1:35:55 | Aug 17th, 2017

"Did you ever wonder what happens AFTER the game ends?" Welcome to GAME OVER, an animated series from the ill-fated UPN network about what video game characters do when they're not raiding tombs or racing cars. It starred Patrick Warburton (THE VENTU...Show More

1:07:02 | Aug 9th, 2017

YOU DON'T KNOW JACK was one of the most popular computer games of the 1990s, mixing subversive humor, highbrow trivia questions and fast-paced gameplay to produce a one-of-a-kind video game experience. It was only a matter of time before YOU DON'T KN...Show More

1:18:02 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Superhero shows about defenders are nothing new. In fact, 25 years before MARVEL'S THE DEFENDERS debuted on Netflix we already had THE DEFENDERS OF DYNATRON CITY, an animated superhero pilot from the creators of MANIAC MANSION, THE SECRET OF MONKEY I...Show More

1:52:29 | Jul 27th, 2017

Hot on the heels of WARGAMES came WHIZ KIDS, a primetime television series about teenaged computer experts who hack the NSA, rob graves, find Elvis Presley alive and well (sorta) and even talk to dolphins. It's a tv series that gave kids so much unet...Show More

1:29:36 | Jul 20th, 2017

Why make three televisions shows when you could make one for three times the price? From the developer of THE INCREDIBLE HULK, THE BIONIC WOMAN and V comes the incredibly ambitious CLIFFHANGERS!, a television series consisting of three wildly differe...Show More

1:47:23 | Jul 15th, 2017

He's a cop with a past. His partner is a talking dog with a flatulence problem. Together they solve murders and sex crimes in TEQUILA AND BONETTI, one of the weirdest television shows we've ever reviewed on CANCELED TOO SOON, which can't tell if it's...Show More

1:29:28 | Jul 5th, 2017

Take every wacky comic relief stereotype, give them each a badge and a gun, and put them to work at the some police station and you get THE LAST PRECINCT, a quirky POLICE ACADEMY knockoff starring Adam West (BATMAN), Ernie Hudson (GHOSTBUSTERS) and J...Show More

1:29:45 | Jun 28th, 2017

What would you do if you could travel between three alternate realities, and all of them were kind of hard to look at? You'll find out in CHARLIE JADE, an ambitious Canadian/South African co-production about a private detective solving mysteries in p...Show More
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1:46:50 | Jun 21st, 2017

It's the exciting conclusion to our epic two-part episode! Last week we traveled across the universe with the sci-fi classic BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and this week we're stuck on a stupid old Earth with GALACTICA 1980, the short-lived spin-off that coul...Show More
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1:50:45 | Jun 12th, 2017

Few sci-fi television shows were more ambitious than BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, a sci-fi space epic from MANIMAL creator Glen A. Larson, whose expensive saga about evil robots chasing noble humans throughout the galaxy came out right on the heels of the g...Show More
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1:55:36 | Jun 2nd, 2017

She's one of the most popular, iconic and inspirational superheroes ever created, but even though Wonder Woman has a new blockbuster movie and had a hit tv series in the 1970s, she's also had some REALLY bad luck on television. Over the course of nea...Show More
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1:18:49 | May 28th, 2017

The history of television is full of horror anthology shows like THE TWILIGHT ZONE, TALES FROM THE CRYPT and THE OUTER LIMITS, but we've never seen anything quite like TERRORVISION. This low-low-low budget horror series about monsters, vampires and m...Show More
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1:24:13 | May 21st, 2017

A newspaper reporter with a suspiciously expensive house goes back in time to save lives, endanger his marriage and completely ignore his day job in JOURNEYMAN, a sci-fi series starring Kevin McKidd (STAR WARS REBELS), Gretchen Egolf (ROSWELL), Moon ...Show More
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1:05:07 | May 14th, 2017

Everybody knows L.A. CONFIDENTIAL is one of the best movies of the 1990s, and maybe even one of the best movies ever made. But not everybody remembers that just a few years after James Ellroy's classic novel became a classic movie, it almost became a...Show More
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1:32:25 | May 7th, 2017

The time has finally come to review one of the most notorious television series in history: MY MOTHER THE CAR, a 1960s sitcom with the stupidest premise imaginable, and a Freudian nightmare that could only happen in the deepest, darkest subconscious ...Show More
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2:16:39 | Apr 30th, 2017

We've been sifting through television's biggest failures for one whole year, and it's time to pit all of these amazing/amazingly bad TV shows against one another in horrifying death match!  As film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold prepare ...Show More
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1:44:36 | Apr 24th, 2017

The 1990s were full of failed sci-fi television series, but few ever reached the heights of EARTH 2, an expensive show about colonizing an alien planet that lasted one whole season on NBC. EARTH 2 won an Emmy Award and debuted as one of the highest r...Show More
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1:13:27 | Apr 17th, 2017

After Joel Hodgson left MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, but before he rebooted MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, he invented a new form of television called THE TV WHEEL. This complicated sketch comedy show rotated a set in front of a stationary camera, ch...Show More
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1:45:15 | Apr 10th, 2017

Fans of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 know all about MASTER NINJA, a series of "movies" starring Lee Van Cleef as an old white ninja and Timothy Van Patten as his hunky hamster-enthusiast sidekick. But before MASTER NINJA got riffed on by MST3K it ran...Show More
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1:21:34 | Apr 3rd, 2017

There are more tv shows about lawyers than we could possibly care to count, but almost all of them lasted longer than DOUBT, a courtroom dramedy starring Katherine Heigl (GREY'S ANATOMY), Laverne Cox (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) and Elliott Gould (MASH)...Show More
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1:21:46 | Mar 26th, 2017

The year was 1993, and STAR TREK ruled the airwaves. That was good news for Trekkies but bad news for SPACE RANGERS. When this blue collar sci-fi series debuted, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION was still on the air and STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE had o...Show More
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1:36:30 | Mar 19th, 2017

In the history of television, there are few shows that have a more embarrassing reputation than MANIMAL, an NBC series that ran for eight short episodes in 1983, and starred Simon MacCorkindale as a crimefighter who turns into a panther, a hawk, and ...Show More
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1:19:09 | Mar 11th, 2017

The cult comedies BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE and BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY got turned into a short-lived live-action sitcom in the early 1990s! The pilot was written by the creators of BETTER OFF DEAD and SEX AND THE CITY, and the series f...Show More
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1:23:54 | Mar 5th, 2017

Fifty years ago, hundreds of Alcatraz inmates disappeared. Now, the most notorious criminals in American history are loose in San Francisco, where a tough cop and a comic book nerd team up to find them and discover the real story behind their magic s...Show More
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1:19:41 | Feb 25th, 2017

David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker took the comedy world by storm with AIRPLANE! in 1980, and two years later they brought their rapid-fire signature schtick to ABC with POLICE SQUAD!, a parody of self-serious cop shows starring Leslie Niels...Show More
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1:17:36 | Feb 19th, 2017

They're some of the most popular superheroes ever created, but before a hit animated series and blockbuster film franchise turned the X-Men into a household name, they were featured in PRYDE OF THE X-MEN, a pilot episode for a different animated seri...Show More
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1:33:31 | Feb 13th, 2017

After BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER got canceled, fans found a new destination for teen supernatural horror: POINT PLEASANT, a soap opera about the antichrist, co-created by Marti Noxon (BUFFY) and John J. McLaughlin (BLACK SWAN), starring Elizabeth Harno...Show More
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1:12:39 | Feb 6th, 2017

You know SAILOR MOON, COWBOY BEBOP and NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, but do you recall the most culty anime series of all? It was called DRAGON HALF, its four episode OVA release was canceled after just two episodes, and it's developed an enormous reputat...Show More
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1:19:59 | Jan 30th, 2017

You must remember this: a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh, and nothing is sacred in Hollywood. Even the classic drama CASABLANCA became a short-lived television series (for the second time) courtesy of NBC and the producer of WILLY WONKA A...Show More
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1:33:29 | Jan 15th, 2017

It's one of the weirdest shows in the history of television, about a hero based explicitly on Donald Trump, who buys a haunted mansion in the Caribbean and teams up with the ghost of a black pirate who was lynched for freeing slaves. Together they ju...Show More
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57:54 | Jan 8th, 2017

What happens when you get the director of GREMLINS and the author of THE ALIENIST together? You get a STAR TREK knockoff called THE OSIRIS CHRONICLES, about a band of rebels trying to fight off an invading army of enlightened philosophers who just wa...Show More
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1:29:07 | Jan 2nd, 2017

Not every AMC series is as successful as MAD MEN, BREAKING BAD and THE WALKING DEAD. Case in point: RUBICON, an ambitious espionage series starring James Badge Dale (IRON MAN THREE) that only lasted one short season in 2010, and which completely swit...Show More
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44:55 | Dec 24th, 2016

The success of HBO's GAME OF THRONES has led to a lot of expensive, epic, violent and sex-filled television shows, but none were less successful than OF KINGS AND PROPHETs, the ABC series that told the story of King Saul (Ray Winstone) and David (Oll...Show More
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1:25:53 | Dec 18th, 2016

Before there was HBO's WESTWORLD, and after there was Michael Crichton's WESTWORLD, there was the short-lived television series BEYOND WESTWORLD. Jim McMullan and Connie Selecca star as Delos agents who are tracking down realistic robots that have be...Show More
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57:25 | Dec 11th, 2016

What did Leonard Nimoy do after the STAR TREK television series but before the STAR TREK movies? He was BAFFLED! It's a feature-length pilot for an NBC mystery series, in which Leonard Nimoy plays a psychic race car driver solving mysteries in a weir...Show More
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1:35:41 | Dec 4th, 2016

It's one of the most infamous shows in TV history, a series that only lasted four episodes in 1996 before ratings and controversy shut it down. It's PROFIT, a cynical and disturbing drama about a sociopathic businessman who will stop at nothing to ge...Show More
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1:01:20 | Nov 27th, 2016

The old MACGYVER ran for seven seasons and two tv movies. The new MACGYVER is one of the biggest hits of the 2016 television season. But between those two action series, all but forgotten to history, was YOUNG MACGYVER... a failed pilot starring SUPE...Show More
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1:21:34 | Nov 22nd, 2016

An Irish prostitute has been found murdered, and the Russian mafia, the prince of England, a mentally unstable tailor and Billy Zane are somehow involved. When an American teenager gets fingered, everybody goes nuts and nobody is innocent. That's the...Show More
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1:04:36 | Nov 14th, 2016

Before the Marvel Studios movies you know and love, there were a lot of Marvel superhero movies that nobody remembers. Case in point: DOCTOR STRANGE, a 1978 made-for-tv movie starring Peter Hooten (ORCA) as an oversexed psychologist who does battle w...Show More
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1:37:22 | Nov 6th, 2016

Sam and Max are a dog and a rabbity thing. They are freelance police. And they are completely insane. The award-winning comic strip by Steve Purcell became a series of hit video games from LucasArts and Telltale Games and, from 1997 to 1998, an anima...Show More
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44:21 | Oct 29th, 2016

In the 1980s and 1990s, Gary Larson's THE FAR SIDE was one of the most popular comic strips in the world, selling books and calendars and infiltrating the pop culture consciousness. The strip was such a hit that CBS produced a Halloween special in 19...Show More
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1:10:51 | Oct 24th, 2016

Wes Craven, the master of horror, was famous for creating classic horror movies like A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, SCREAM and THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. He was significantly less famous for co-creating NIGHTMARE CAFE, a 1992 television series starring ...Show More
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57:03 | Oct 15th, 2016

It's not just a film, it's a legend. In the year 2000, the feature-length Halloween special CRY BABY LANE debuted on Nickelodeon and was immediately pulled off the airwaves, allegedly after parents complained that the film - about a young boy who acc...Show More