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Wednesday, February 25, 2004 3:07 PM

KUKOO


MSN Entertainment has an interesting article about the top 10 canceled shows of all time and it listed Firefly as #6! The link is http://entertainment.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=150652 if anyone is interesting in reading it. It doesn't really say anything new, I just thought that it was good that the media is still talking about how excellent Firefly was and how stupid it was to cancel it a year after cancellation.


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Saturday, March 6, 2004 3:30 PM

ECMORGAN69


Quote:

Originally posted by kukoo:
MSN Entertainment has an interesting article about the top 10 canceled shows of all time and it listed Firefly as #6! The link is http://entertainment.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=150652 if anyone is interesting in reading it. It doesn't really say anything new, I just thought that it was good that the media is still talking about how excellent Firefly was and how stupid it was to cancel it a year after cancellation.




Cool. Now all we need is for the word to keep being spread

They can have my "Firefly" DVDs when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers....

Oh yeah, you, FOX TV!!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2004 6:39 AM

DELIA


Very cool to be on the list . . . but only #6??

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Friday, March 12, 2004 10:43 AM

BIGBALDHEAD


While it's great that there is a list out there to recognize these shows after the fact, I find it incredibly depressing to realize just how many of my all time faves have been canned before they really got going.

Number six ain't half bad considering some of the other shows on the list...

if you've never seen "The Ben Stiller Show", "Sports Night" or "Mr. Show" you've truly missed out on some of the greatest comedy ever produced for the small screen...if you're lucky you can still catch the first two in the wee hours of the morning on comedy central.

The only show on the list that I disagree with is "News Radio" which, while it started off great, certainly fell into standard sitcom formulae by the end of the second season. Not that it wasn't network tinkering that destroyed it, but the quality of the show over the last few years was poor enough for me to agree it was time to put that baby to bed.

enough.

-bbh

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Friday, March 19, 2004 8:59 PM

FANGOO


NR doesn't belong clearly, not even in spirit. And where the hell are Sliders and Brisco?

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Friday, March 19, 2004 9:45 PM

DYAIRVATREE


Someone forgot to tell these folks about "Andy Richter Controls the Universe". I'm not sure because there were so few episodes but it might have been even funnier than Simpsons or South Park. All I know is it allways had minimum of 3 laugh out loud moments and as many as eight in a half hour period.

As far as "The Tick" goes the show was good but check out the cartoon version it is way funnier.


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Monday, March 29, 2004 9:09 AM

KASUO


Quote:

Originally posted by dyairvatree:
Someone forgot to tell these folks about "Andy Richter Controls the Universe". I'm not sure because there were so few episodes but it might have been even funnier than Simpsons or South Park. All I know is it allways had minimum of 3 laugh out loud moments and as many as eight in a half hour period.

As far as "The Tick" goes the show was good but check out the cartoon version it is way funnier.




Ah, how I miss ARCTU. Definitely an instant classic.

And I totally agree about the cartoon version of The Tick. There is just no better way to show The Tick fighting Dinosaur Dan.

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Monday, March 29, 2004 10:29 AM

LIZ


Quote:

Someone forgot to tell these folks about "Andy Richter Controls the Universe".


well, it is under the "Also Robbed" section... just so you know.

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Friday, April 23, 2004 6:03 PM

HOWDYROCKERBABY1


notice that 5 out of only 10 of those slots are filled with FOX shows...big surprise

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Friday, April 23, 2004 6:20 PM

HOWDYROCKERBABY1


The tick CARTOON was so hilarious, one of my childhood favorites.

Andy Richter Controls the universe was sooo funny! The episode about his friends tiny feet was hilarious! so was the one with Conan guest starring as Andy's psychotic boss!

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Sunday, May 9, 2004 10:00 PM

WEERWOLF


Yeah but fox did order a renewal for the nr 5 on the list, Family Guy. Due to high sales of DVD and such. So we all know what to do, the precedent has been set!

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Sunday, August 29, 2004 8:43 AM

PIRATEJENNY


or what about the Chris Elliot show Get A Life..that show was on Fox and was also cancelled and the ratings were great..I think thats when my hate of Fox 1rst began!!

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Sunday, August 29, 2004 9:22 AM

EST120


Quote:

Originally posted by kukoo:
MSN Entertainment has an interesting article about the top 10 canceled shows of all time and it listed Firefly as #6! The link is http://entertainment.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=150652 if anyone is interesting in reading it. It doesn't really say anything new, I just thought that it was good that the media is still talking about how excellent Firefly was and how stupid it was to cancel it a year after cancellation.




cool site. tempting to ruin my enjoyment of these angel reruns, but i must resist!

also, the firefly summaries are missing an entry for objects in space. i believe that episode aired, right? they had summaries for a couple episodes that did not air, so where is objects in space?


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Monday, August 30, 2004 9:12 AM

CYBERSNARK


Huh. Obviously, they don't mention Veritas: The Quest. It wasn't even around long enough for anyone to notice. Four episodes, just before ABC went to 24/7 "War On Terror" coverage.

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Monday, January 24, 2005 10:41 AM

MANOFSTEEL25


I think that list is pretty comprehensive though I do agree the Tick animated was finnier- I loved Warbutron's perfoamcne... and it's a shame the show didn't at least get a full year. I also think newsRadio's overrated.

The show they missed even honorably mentiooning at the end that was also another short lived Gem (and sadly NOT out on DVD!) was ABC's 1998 dramedy, Cupid. Excellent show with Jeremy Piven and paula Marshall. But again, too smart for it's own good.

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Monday, January 24, 2005 12:07 PM

MELEAUX


I thought I was the only one who liked Cupid.
By the way, was it too cool for you too, to find out that the creator of the Tick also writes for ff. Ben Edlund is my biggest fan.

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Monday, January 24, 2005 12:41 PM

MANOFSTEEL25


I LOVED Cupid. It was easily one of the most clever and funny shows I'd seen in a long time. I mourned that loss for a long time. I luckily still have them all on tape but my tapes ain't gonna last forever dang it....

I thought it was ultra-rad Ben jumped fomr the Tick to our beloved Firefly as well. I wasn't sure at first, I had to do the almighty IMDB to make sure but yes it brought a smile to my face....

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Monday, January 24, 2005 1:29 PM

SIMONWHO


I think you can argue Sliders had a good run (but then so did Homicide) but why no mention for Police Squad? A TV show which got little support from the network because it "required too much attention from its viewers", cancelled before it had even made a full season, became a cult hit then resurrected as a massive hit movie series.

Yeah, like that's ever going to happen again...

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Monday, January 24, 2005 2:40 PM

REGINAROADIE


Nice to see some other shows other than FIREFLY on the list. I have a list of shows as long as my arm that got royally screwed for one reason or another that I wish stayed on the air longer.

Some shows I wish stayed on longer was the new version of THE FUGITIVE (always thought the story of Kimble worked better as a TV series than as a movie), BOOMTOWN (a cop show that broke the standard structure, and had, without a doubt, the most complex, fascinating character on network tv, David McNorris, played flawlessly by Neal McDonough) and FUTURAMA (only lasted about a quarter of the length of THE SIMPSONS, but was funnier and more enjoyable than SIMPSONS have been in the last 8 years.)

But one show I thought should've lasted longer than it did was this short lived ABC drama called WONDERLAND, which was set in a mental institution. Only lasted two episodes, but was a sublime experience. I'm wondering when that'll finally hit DVD shelves.

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Monday, January 24, 2005 5:02 PM

MONTANAGIRL


Ah, SportsNight! I am still cursing the bastard programmers at ABC for taking that away from me. I taped almost all the episodes, but would dole them out to myself sparingly because I was afraid of wearing out the tapes and never being able to watch it again. Then, quite by accident, I found the DVDs in Barnes and Noble. Now I'm able to watch it as much as I want, while still cursing the network for axing it. (Now what else does that sound like?)

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Wednesday, February 2, 2005 5:27 AM

KNIBBLET


Get a Life? I watched two episodes and realized that I couldn't overcome my gag reflex long enough to enjoy the humor of the show. I simply hate Chris Elliot and do everything I can to avoid him.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2005 7:27 AM

RABIT


Quote:

Originally posted by reginaroadie:
But one show I thought should've lasted longer than it did was this short lived ABC drama called WONDERLAND, which was set in a mental institution. Only lasted two episodes, but was a sublime experience. I'm wondering when that'll finally hit DVD shelves.

Uh, last Monday, I believe.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0006GAO18/qid=110736440
7/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/104-8253195-3193520?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846


(Sorry for stretching the page, folks!

Rabit

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005 10:15 PM

TUDYKRAWKS


anyone else notice that 5 out of the 11 shows (there was a tie for 2nd) were FOX shows???

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 8:32 AM

MSCKAREN


Make me lucky Fan # 3 for Cupid - loved it!

Also, have my DVDs of Sports Night.

Sigh - if only bittorrent had been around...well, and high speed...and cheap memory...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 9:02 AM

EMBERS


Quote:

Originally posted by Delia:
Very cool to be on the list . . . but only #6??


I agree...I'd love to see the statistics,
I don't believe more people bought
My So Called Life
or
Sports Night

I've never seen those even mentioned on Amazon's list...
now Wonderfalls might be up there with
Firefly
but isn't even mentioned on the list...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 10:02 AM

MANWITHPEZ

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What? Time Trax didn't make it! Bastards!!!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 9:04 PM

LOFWYRR


How about Brimstone?

which i still haven't been able to find on DVD

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Thursday, March 31, 2005 12:32 AM

REZLEOG2


It is my considered opinion that since Firefly was not number one, and Wonderfalls was not even mentioned, the whole list is BOGUS!!

Rezleog

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 5:22 AM

FIFTHSPACE


I can't believe Twin Peaks never even made the top ten. No tv show has ever gone as deep or as far as Twin Peaks. It was beyond a tv show. It was a unique hybrid of comedy, mystery, action, romance, tragedy, spirituality, fantasy, etc. David Lynch is the reason tv shows went beyond generic boundaries. It should at least be on the list.

But, at least Freaks and Geeks and Firefly made the list.


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Wednesday, April 27, 2005 5:37 AM

MSCKAREN


I think this list was published prior to Wonderfalls cancellation. Personally, I didn't really get into that show as much as some of the others on the list...

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Monday, May 16, 2005 1:22 PM

CLJOHNSTON108


Quote:

Originally posted by Delia:
Very cool to be on the list . . . but only #6??

Maybe it's yet another tribute to The Prisoner!

I always wondered if that was why we saw "Crybaby #6" in Serenity.

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Thursday, July 28, 2005 2:04 AM

ALICETHECANADIAN


I loved Cupid too. It was dealt an awful timeslot. Every so often, I'd go on a frantic search for all the episodes, usually with no luck.

However! I just got all 15 episodes and it was great being able to watch this awesome show again. If anyone is interested in trading or buying them, email me alice_period@hotmail.com

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Thursday, July 28, 2005 6:08 AM

MANOFSTEEL25


Sorry you didn't get in touch with me sooner Alice. I've got 2nd gen or off-air copies of most of all of the episodes including the unaired one 9fomr a canadian broadcast) for years.

How's the quality?

For Cupid fans- has anyone seen Rob Thomas's new show Veronica Mars?

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Thursday, July 28, 2005 6:32 AM

ALICETHECANADIAN


The quality is pretty good, except for the 15th episode, but that ones still pretty descent.

I was so happy to find them all :) I haven't seen Veronica Mars, but I've heard good things. My new obsession is Arrested Development, which was on the brink of being cancelled, but luckily I will get at least one more season.


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Thursday, July 28, 2005 6:36 AM

MANOFSTEEL25


Good to hear. I backed up my tape son DVD a long time ago so I have 'back-ups' Anyway it's a show that could stand with a DVD slim box set release considering all the other great short-lived shows that have found new lif eon the formet. I'm sure it'll happen but it seems it missed the DVD wave by * that much.

Seems we have similar taste: I love Arrested Development. it's the only sitcom I watch now. And Yes, mucho glad it's coming back for a third (albiet with a lot of new wrtiers so fingers crossed).

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Friday, September 2, 2005 3:44 PM

SODAJUNKIE


Man of Steel, why don't you transfer your videos to DVDs?? And then please share them w/the other desperate Cupid fans.

sodajunkie

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Friday, September 2, 2005 8:21 PM

JUMPY


#6, that's fantastic to hear isn't it. Also the Tick was the bomb! Glad it got in there.

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Thursday, September 8, 2005 6:59 AM

SCOUSERATHEART


I know this is kind of a guilty sin, but Keen Eddie was a really fun and well written show.

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Friday, September 16, 2005 10:10 AM

PTROPE


I was also a big fan of Cupid; great cast and dialogue, great scripts. Maybe it just suffered from the Paula Marshall curse - she was also good in it, but has she been in any series that wasn't quickly canceled? Her curse is worse than that of even Ted McGinley (and they both appeared in Sports Night, so it's no wonder that got canceled!)

While we're mentioning great follow-ups, has anyone noticed that Cupid's creator, Rob Thomas, is also responsible for Veronica Mars?

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