It’s the end of the year, which means it is time to look back at what made us laugh, think, or cringe over the past 365 days. We saw many shows come and go in 2011, ranging from superhero dramas to racially-insensitive sitcoms to things featuring David Hasselhoff. Some hung around longer than others, and some shows were seemingly pulled during their first commercial break.
Please pour a sip out for us as we eulogize the most short-lived shows of 2011.
Pretty hard to screw up Minka Kelly running around in little outifts, but ABC somehow did it. This unnecessary 300th retread of classic television series starred Kelly, Rachael Taylor, and Annie Ilonzeh. It, of course, told the story of crime-fighters who dress like the Fantanas and solve mysteries for an elusive boss. But in a world with free Internet porn, audiences weren’t interested in watching the stars rub lotion into each other and almost make-out while investigating shady gangsters.
Again, it’s pretty hard to screw up Amber Heard running around in little outfits, but NBC somehow did it. Widely panned by jerks who hate boobs, this “Mad Man rip-off” was cancelled after three episodes. The consensus is that the show would have worked much better on a different network. Perhaps on Starz or Showtime were the actresses are contractually obligated to get railed on camera.