What is your Favorite Show that got Cancelled?

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  1. AntAltMike

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    The Double Life of Henry Phyfe. Starring Red Buttons and Fred Clark.
    1 season (1966) 17 episodes
    Fred died at age 54, which I consider amazing because even when I see him in films in which he was in his thirties, I would have guessed he was already older than 54

    In every episode, Red tells Jack he isn't going to do the assignment, but Fred always overwhelms him with the pitch that is accompanied by the fife and drum, and as that music drowns out the dialog, Fred usually got Red to salute the imaginary image of a passing American flag.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foKIFgcl2KY

    I'm Dickens, He's Fenster. Starring John Astin and Marty Ingells.
    1 season (1962/1963) 32 Episodes. 16 available on DVD
    My introduction to John Astin. A picture dictionary only needs a picture of Astin to define "zany".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbD1FYNB4BY


    The George Wendt Show Starring George Wendt
    1 season (1995) 8 episodes produced, 6 aired.

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    Dialog, as I remember it from the episode."Prom Night: The Return" .Aired April 5, 1995

    The situation: Some kids coming home from their senior prom have a car breakdown, and George is repairing it in his shop.

    One girl makes a sarcastic comment. Her naive boyfriend takes it literally. She rolls her eyes and says, "I was being ironic". Wendt says, "Actually, you were being sarcastic. What's ironic is, you're about to graduate from high school but you don't know the difference".
     
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    Love on a Rooftop Starring Pete Duel, Judy Carne
    1 Season (1966-1967) 30 episodes. Reruns were shown on ABC in the summer of 1971

    It actually got better ratings than That Girl, but was canceled. Duel, who had been a recurring character on Gidget, went on to Alias Smith and Jones, Carne to Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Pqk_N8itxbM

    And similarly themed:

    Occasional Wife Starring Michael Callan, Patricia Hartley
    1 Season, (1966-1967) 30 episodes
    Reruns were aired on Comedy Central in 1992.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hgqYZxlI2c4
     
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    In the alternate universe I come from I remember Marty Engel as the exhusband of Astin wife Kate Dickens in "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster".
     
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    See a lot of references to Longmire. Never watched it, but from the clips and promos it reminds me of Cade's Country with Glenn Ford.

    It Takes a Thief was recently running on either Saturday or Sunday on one of the retro networks, but I don't see it in my guide right now.
     
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    Antenna TV is presently scheduling It Takes a Thief for 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM on Saturdays.

    It Takes a Thief didn't do well in syndication, even in the 1980s when more people had a fresh recollection of it. It used to be spotted on weekends because there were only 66 episodes, which is generally regarded as insufficient to sustain 5 day, strip exposure.

    The problem of not enough episodes afflicts a lot of the popular "wheel" shows that ran every third week, like the Mystery Movie shows other than Columbo, and The Bold Ones.
     
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    Justice League (cartoon), just to be different.
     
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    One I really liked a few years ago (but appatently nobody else did) was The Good Guys with Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks.

    And like lots of us I'm very disappointed about Longmire.
     
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    Sorry. Another senior moment. I meant the Aaron Sorkin comedy "Sports Night" that was on ABC for two seasons in 1998-2000.
     
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    Yes! I liked that one a lot too!
     
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    Since we are going back prior to this year I, as many did have to list Star Trek. Also include Eureka, Alcatraz, Stargate in all its versions, and while I had completely forgotten about until the recent news of the death of Robin Williams, Mork and Mindy. That was one of the few comedies that made me laugh on a weekly basis.
     
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    Sent from the jaws of my Hammerhead!
     
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    Anybody remember the US version of Life On Mars? Loved that show! Seems hiring Jason o'Mara is synonymous with a show having no future, yet I like him even with the fake American accent.

    Don "great seventies cop show with a sci fi twist" Bolton
     
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    The show I liked was " Way out " it was kinda like Twilight Zone.


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