Category: Obscure TV Shows

These articles focus on a single forgotten or short-lived TV show. Each offers a detailed overview of the premise, cast and episodes with an emphasis on why it was cancelled as well as Nielsen ratings and reviews from TV critics.

Willy

June Havoc starred in this sitcom about a small town lawyer. It ran on CBS for 39 episodes during the 1954-1955 season.

The Headmaster

Andy Griffith returned to TV with this CBS drama series in which he played the headmaster of a private school. Ratings were low so after just 14 episodes CBS revamped the series as The New Andy Griffith Show in January 1971.

Morton & Hayes

During the summer of 1991, CBS aired six episodes of this unusual series that presented “lost” short films starring the fictional comedy duo of Chick Morton and Eddie Hayes.

The Interns

Critics hated this medical drama that ran on CBS for 24 episodes during the 1970-1971 season. Broderick Crawford starred alongside Stephen Brooks, Christopher Stone, Hal Frederick, Mike Farrell and Sandra Smith.

The Four Seasons

Alan Alda created this 1984 CBS sitcom that starred Jack Weston as a neurotic dentist who decided on a whim to move from Los Angeles to New York City. CBS put the series on hiatus only weeks after it debuted and ultimately cancelled it after just 13 episodes.

Otherworld

Otherworld was a short-lived sci-fi series that ran on CBS for 8 episodes in early 1985. It followed the adventures of the Sterling family, trapped on a parallel Earth and desperate to find their way home.