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.

The Rebel

The Rebel starred Nick Adams as Johnny Yuma, a troubled man traveling the West helping people in need. It ran for two seasons on ABC from 1959 to 1961.

The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

A spin-off of The Man from U.N.C.L.E., this one season wonder starred Stefanie Powers and Noel Harrison as secret agents. It ran on NBC during the 1966-1967 season.

The Ugliest Girl In Town

The Ugliest Girl In Town is one of those infamous shows that really has to be seen to be believed. Peter Kastner starred in the 1968-1969 ABC sitcom about a man who pretends to be a woman so he can be with the woman he loves.

The Baileys of Balboa

This CBS sitcom ran for 26 episodes during the 1964-1965 season. Paul Ford starred as Sam Bailey, the crusty captain of a charter boat always at odds with the more affluent citizens of Balboa Island.

The New People

ABC’s The New People ran for just 17 episodes during the 1969-1970 season before being cancelled due to low ratings. It left a lasting impression on those few viewers who did tune in.