Court TV still owes viewers a big mea culpa for this exploitative short-lived series that aired videotaped police interviews with homicidal maniacs.
A deserved early casualty of the fall 2000 season, this NBC sitcom about a young brat in the throes of puberty left viewers just plain tuckered out by its annoying coarse humor.
No more stimulating than a cup of decaf, NBC's hour-long morning show was touted as "like Today, only later." More like The View, actually, only earlier. NBC killed it and expanded Today.
Airing almost nightly for 12 weeks, CBS's companion series to Survivor was like a pajama party from hell, with 10 contestants under house arrest and constant camera surveillance.
How about "No thanks, honey"? CBS's freshman sitcom about fretful new parents and their more experienced relations was pure baby formula.
Mary and Rhoda
If you're gonna make a reunion special on TV, after all, Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper deserve something better than ABC's tepid movie, which had Mary a congressman's widow and Rhoda an aspiring photographer with a spiritual bent.
The 10th Kingdom
Once upon a time, NBC aired an overly elaborate fantasy miniseries with John Larroquette, trolls, a wolfman and a wicked queen, and no one lived happily for the show's 10-hour duration, which felt like ever after.
Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?
FOX's matrimonial pageant went from ratings bonanza to public relations debacle when the union of Rick Rockwell and Darva Conger proved less stable than a plutonium wedding band.
Election night coverage
Projecting winners in the heat of a whisker-close contest, the networks first handed Florida to Gore, then to Bush and finally, as dawn succeeded the long night, to no one. They fumbled it, big time.
Making the move to television, talk radio's controversial and conservative scold prompted calls for boycotts from angry gay groups. But her syndicated show, more preachy than screechy, triggered only spasms of yawning.
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