Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

Mornblade, Buddy, I Got Some Bad News For You....

An article on Yahoo talks about TV show flame-outs, including one so bad, it was canceled during its commercial break (wasn't a US show, it was Australian).  I didn't feel like watching the video, I just wanted to know the show, so I did a quick search for shows cancelled after one airing.  Up until now, I thought the first show to be cancelled after one show was Melba starring Melba Moore.  Nope, it just went on hiatus, they aired the rest of the episodes.  My second choice would have been Emily's Reasons Why Not, a sanitized Sex And The City starring one of my longtime crushes, Heather Graham (still have it on video tape, in fact).  Nope, the first show cancelled after one showing was a game show called Who's Whose?, with three men, three women, and a panel of three judges trying to guess who was married to who.

Curiosity got the better of me, and I started looking at all the shows bounced after one shot.  Some I'd heard of (Quarterlife), some I never heard of (Comedians Unleashed), and some, I can't imagine what they were thinking when they green lit them (Heil Honey, I'm Home!, a UK spoof of old American sitcoms with Adolf Hitler and his wife living next door to a Jewish couple).  And some, gave me a sense of deja vu....

On April 8, 2008, CBS aired the first episode of a show called Secret Talents Of The Stars.  It featured celebrities showing off talents that differed from what they usually did.  It featured Clint Black doing stand-up, Marla Maples doing gymnastics, Sheila E doing a juggling bit with The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Jo Dee Messina doing hip-hop, Ric Flair dancing the salsa, Ben Stein doing the jitterbug, and George Takei singing country music.  It was supposed to last seven weeks with viewer voting, wrapping up  with a grand finale, extremely low ratings saw it bounced after one episode.

Sorry, dude.
Tags: art, did not do the research, don't try this at home, things that make you go hmm
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