It should surprise precisely no one that Paris Hilton‘s low-rated The World According to Paris was canceled by Oxygen today. That’s gotta hurt. The only thing more depressing than finding out you’ve been canceled by Oxygen, is finding out your show is going to air on Oxygen. We feel for you, Paris, and having not seen your show, we’ll assume it was a benchmark of quality. But most likely, it was opposite of that.
Anyways, here is a list of shows that were canceled far before their time. Join us as we pour a sip out on our Plasma HD’s for nine television shows that shouldn’t have been canceled.
Clone High was canceled by MTV halfway through its first season to make more room for Tila Tequila and Speidi and other things that suck. Too bad, though. The very original, animated comedy (from Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs writer/directors Phil Lord and Chri Miller) skewered teen dramas like Dawson’s Creek by following the clones of historical figures as they navigated the social landscape on high school. It’s perfect. Abraham Lincoln and Gandhi are re-envisioned as dorks, Cleopatra is the Queen Bee, JFK is the jock, and Joan of Arc is the angsty goth chick.
Yes. A project starring Jay Mohr is being referred to as brilliant. The late 90’s Fox series starred Mohr as Peter Dragon, a Hollywood producer trying to bounce back after a box office failure. The series took shots at Hollywood, which is always a popular move in Hollywood. I wonder why it was canceled?
It truly is a shame that NBC pulled the plug on Freaks and Geeks during its freshmen year. The Judd Apatow-created series was the springboard for many of today’s biggest stars and boasted a quality of writing and performance that you don’t see nowadays. Outside of Judd Apatow movies of course.