A Very Short History of TV Shows with Very Short Histories

What can you say about a TV show that dies after just one episode? We can think of a few things. Here’s a look at some of the most notorious examples, including a show that forced Jackie Gleason to apologize to America, a “Laugh-In” ripoff that was cancelled midway through its only episode and a sitcom about the home life of the Hitlers. Here are their stories — their pathetic stories of massive, embarrassing failure.
The Worst TV Shows Ever, by Bart Andrews
” ‘Co-Ed Fever’ Expires,” The Bonham (TX) Daily Favorite, February 11, 1979
“Steve’s Reason Why Not,” Lisa de Moraes, The Washington Post, January 22, 2006

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