21 TV Shows That Were Cancelled Before They Had A Chance To Suck

A lot of hard work goes into developing an awful TV show. Think of all the writers, actors, and network execs who have to look at a human trafficking comedy, a reality show that endangers animals, or a television show about a mobile app and say "This is fine!"

To be fair, they're not all turds, but the winners are even more infuriating. We could have had a '70s-style game show hosted by Fred Willard!

Here's a whole new batch of TV shows that never quite made it to air:

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Misconceptions 5.75 3.001 A sperm donor lied about his genetic credentials; his bio daughter becomes smitten anyway, to the absolute and justified hor

20

The Cheetah Girls A Disney show, based on a band, based on a movie, based on a YA book series, nudged aside because Raven-Symone was busy with That's

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The Mayor People in 2003, adorably, thought political corruption was a source of comedy. This Happy Madison show was about an 18-year-old goofball bec

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Good Grief Lifetime A 2014 reality show about a family-owned funeral home that was scrapped when 8 rotting bodies were discovered by the landlord, and

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Liza and David A VH1 suit cancelled this 2002 reality show when Liza Minnelli insisted on singing with Ray Charles instead of Michelle Branch at her o

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The Robert Taylor Show A 1963 drama based on real stories from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's official files. The network rea

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The IT Crowd 5.75 3.001 We almost had a US version featuring Joel McHale. But it was postponed, and McHale jumped ship for Community before they got t

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What The Blank! ENNIS MICHA EAVER LAND This remake of Match Game from the '70s, hosted by Fred Willard, was inexplicably dropped by 3 different networ

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Bastards A Richard Gere vehicle about Vietnam vets that was scrapped because 2019 was a bad time for a tone of vigilante justice.

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Heavens To Betsy 3.001 Dolly Parton is dead country singer who has to fix some family she doesn't know in order to get into Heaven. They later reused

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Bridge and Tunnel 5.75 3.001 If Jersey Shore took place on Staten Island. It was cancelled in 2010 because MTV thought it was ripping itself off too h

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Escaping the KKK A 2017 A&E docuseries about - you guessed it escaping the KKK. It was cancelled when it came out that production of the show helped -

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Domestic Goddess A 2003 cooking show that ground to a halt when host Roseanne Barr needed an emergency hysterectomy.

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Friend Me 5.75 3.001 A hearted 2013 CBS sitcom starring Christopher Mintz-Plasse, it was shelved due to the co-creator's tragic suicide.

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Day One A 2010 sci-fi drama about about apartment dwellers who survived a mysterious apocalypse. It was slowly demoted from series to mini-series, to

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Heads Up! Cat 00:47 We'd hereby like to thank HLN for never airing the 65 episodes they shot of... people just playing a popular mobile app?

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Confederate 5.75 3.001 The guys who ruined Game of Thrones sold Confederate fan fiction to HBO in 2017. It was dropped after a mere 3 years of public

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AI My Babies' Mamas 5.75 3.001 A 2013 reality show that followed rapper Shawty Lo, who had 11 kids by 10 women.

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Murder Police 5.75 3.001 200 Family Guy does a cop show, starring Jane Lynch.

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Mail Order Family MAIL ORDEF FAMILY A widower orders 3.001 a mail-order bride from the Philippines. Human trafficking victim advocates had to remind N

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Thick and Thin A 2006 sitcom about a once- once-overweight woman struggling to maintain her new lifestyle.

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