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.

It’s About Time

It’s About Time ran for one season on CBS from 1966 to 1967. Sherwood Schwartz created the sitcom, which starred Frank Aletter, Jack Mullaney, Imogene Coca, and Joe E. Ross.

Mr. Lucky

John Vivyan and Ross Martin starred in this adventure drama about a gambler, his friend and their floating casino located in international waters. Only then the casino angle was dropped because sponsors were concerned.

The Young Rebels

The Young Rebels starred Rick Ely, Alex Henteloff and Lou Gossett as young revolutionaries fighting the British in 1776. It ran on ABC for 15 episodes during the 1970-1971 season.

The Outsiders

FOX aired 13 episodes of this drama series during the spring of 1990. It picked up where Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 movie, based on S.E. Hinton’s 1967 novel, left off.

Camp Runamuck

NBC stuck by this slapstick comedy for 26 episodes during the 1965-1966 season despite horrible reviews from critics. Arch Johnson, Dave Ketchum, Dave Madden, and Leonard Stone starred.

Ferris Bueller

Heading into the 1990-1991 season NBC had high hopes for this sitcom, based on the popular 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Charlie Schlatter starred as scheming high school student Ferris with Jennifer Aniston as his older sister. Just 13 episodes were produced.