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  1. The American Version of ‘The IT Crowd’ That Never Made It to TVThere’s no formula for good TV. Networks and studios shuffle through hundreds of new projects every year, but when it comes down to it, it’s […]
  2. Actually, *Pushes Glasses Back Onto Face* the ‘Diner’ TV Pilot Was the […]Barry Levinson’s 1982 film Diner is a classic. Funny, original, and engrossing, it has been credited with influencing a huge swath of what we […]
  3. ‘Where’s Rodney?’ Was One of the Many Questions Raised By ‘Where’s Rodney?’“One, Poochie needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine. Two, whenever Poochie’s not on-screen, all the other characters […]
  4. The Alternate Reality of ‘Coolio’s Rules,’ Coolio’s Short-Lived Reality […]Somewhere around the mid-2000s, coincidentally the same time when every TV writer was fired and all good ideas were banished from the Earth, […]
  5. Talking to Justin Halpern About the Rough Time He Had Turning ‘Shit My Dad […]Two weeks ago, Brilliantly Canceled took us all the way back to that time two years ago when a twitter-based sitcom, $h*! My Dad Says, hit […]
  6. ‘The Michael Richards Show’: We Can Cross ‘What If Kramer Was a […]“But I could have played Kramer for the rest of my life. That character would fit into every situation. There was a great universality to the […]
  7. The Pile of $h*! That Was ‘$h*! My Dad Says’Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in […]
  8. ‘My Mother the Car’ Tried Too Hard To Not Be ‘My Mother the Car’Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in […]
  9. No, Sir, I Don’t Like It: The Misfire That Was ‘Ren and Stimpy’s Adult […]Sometimes TV shows drag their funny, interesting, and highly-rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Thank god this happened!” we cry in […]
  10. Getting Trapped in Nostalgia in ‘That 80s Show’As the spiritual spin-off of That 70s Show, Mark Brazil, Terry Turner, and Linda Wallem’s nostalgia goldmine, That 80s Show wants nothing more […]
  11. ‘Buddies’: Dave Chappelle’s ‘Home Improvement’ Spinoff That Actually Got […] Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry […]
  12. NBC’s ‘Bates Motel’ (Or, ‘Extreme Makeover: Hitchcock Edition’)Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in […]
  13. Unearthing the Complete and Total Disaster That Was ‘The Chevy Chase Show’Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in […]
  14. The Gross Mess That Was the ‘Garbage Pail Kids’ CartoonSometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in […]
  15. Right Before the Sainting of Louis C.K., There Was ‘Lucky Louie’Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in […]
  16. Even Clarissa Couldn’t Explain ‘Clarissa Now’Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in […]
  17. ‘Emily’s Reasons Why Not’: Because Once Was EnoughThere must be a special type of indignity felt when you are canceled after one episode - only nineteen English language shows throughout the […]
  18. ‘The Farm’: Why ‘The Office’s Backdoor Pilot Didn’t WorkSometimes TV shows drag their unfunny feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in vain. Other times, the powers […]
  19. ‘Cracking Up’: The Show That Made Mike White CrazyIt’s a story as old as time and one that sadly continues to be relevant, usually on network television: a well meaning individual has a […]
  20. Watching ‘Kelly’s Kids’, the Backdoor ‘Brady Bunch’ PilotSometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in […]
  21. Time Travel, Bazookas, and Robot Dinosaurs: A Look Back at the Weird, Wild […]Steel Justice’s infamous 1992 pilot is one of the most unbelievable wastes of money in television history. A gross miscalculation of popular […]
  22. ‘The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer’: Historically AwfulSometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder […]
  23. ‘The Adventures of Superpup’ TV Pilot Saves World, Scares ChildrenSometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in […]
  24. ‘Poochinski’ Proves That Not All Dogs Go To Heaven (Some Just Become Peter […]Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in […]
  25. ‘The Pitts’: The Show Where Lizzy Caplan Married a VolkswagenSometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder […]
  26. The Short, Beautiful Life of ‘Lookwell’, One of the Funniest Pilots of All […]Normally, Brilliantly Canceled brings you the worst in TV, but with the spirit of giving quickly escaping the earth, only to lay dormant for […]
  27. ‘Woops!’: Or How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the ApocalypseSometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder […]
  28. Mixing Animation and Live Action with Disastrous Results in ‘The Danger […]Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we […]
  29. ‘Partners’: The Post-MortemSometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder […]
  30. Reliving the Disastrous ‘Osbournes: Reloaded’ Variety ShowSometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we […]
  31. Should NBC Have Given ‘Mockingbird Lane’ a Full Season?Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we […]
  32. ‘Animal Practice’: The Post-MortemSometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder […]
  33. The Short, Incredibly Misguided Life of ‘Work It’Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder […]
  34. The Not-So-Excellent Adventures of the ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures’ […]Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder […]
  35. ‘Quarterlife’ and the Problem with Whiny ProtagonistsSometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder […]
  36. The Disaster That Was the 1997 Comedy Pilot for ‘The Justice League of […]Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, and yet, highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we […]