Getting Together starred Bobby Sherman as an aspiring songwriter teamed with a talented lyricist. It ran for 14 episodes on ABC during the 1971-1972 season.
CBS Playhouse was a prestigious dramatic anthology series aired sporadically on CBS between 1967 and 1970.
Based on the long-running radio series of the same name, this mystery anthology series was syndicated during the 1954-1955 season. Bill Forman narrated.
Bobby Rydell starred in this unsold CBS pilot considered for the 1962-1963 season. It was about an aspiring band traveling the country by bus. Bobby Rydell starred.
Stephen Strimpell starred in this campy 1967 CBS sitcom about a gas station attendant who temporarily turns into a superhero after swallowing a Power Pill. Despite solid ratings, it was cancelled after just 17 episodes.
William Daniels starred in this 1967 NBC sitcom about a meek chemist who temporarily transforms into bumbling superhero Captain Nice. It ran for just 15 episodes.
PBL, or Public Broadcast Laboratory, ran on NET from 1967 to 1969. It was the first regularly scheduled public TV series to air nationwide and covered topics ranging from racism to insurance.
Robert Loggia starred in T.H.E. Cat on NBC from 1966 to 1967 as cat burglar Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat. An overhaul at mid-season couldn’t keep the series from being cancelled after 26 episodes.
Robert Lansing starred in 87th Precinct, an NBC crime drama that ran for 30 episodes during the 1961-1962 season. Gena Rowlands, Ron Harper, and Norman Fell co-starred.
Burl Ives starred in this 1965-1966 ABC sitcom as the richest man in the world attempting to buy his way into high society. Hal Buckley co-starred. Just 17 episodes were aired.
This 1974 unsold ABC sitcom pilot starred Karen Valentine as young woman separated from her husband. It was the second attempt by the network to get Valentine a series. It never aired.
San Francisco International Airport was part of NBC’s Four-in-One rotating drama series. Six episodes aired during the 1970-1971 season. Lloyd Bridges and Clu Gulager starred.
John Forsthye starred in this CBS sitcom as a widower who moves to Rome with his three daughters. Critics were not impressed but it ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971.
Karen Valentine starred in this short-lived 1975 ABC sitcom as a lobbyist working in Washington, D.C. Just 13 episodes were aired. It was created by Gene Reynolds and Larry Gelbart.
Matthew Perry starred in this early FOX sitcom that premiered in September 1987. Low ratings led to a revamp at mid-season but that didn’t help and it was soon cancelled.
The John Forsythe Show premiered in September 1965 on NBC. The sitcom starred Forsythe as a bachelor who inherits an elite all-girls school in California. A format switch mid-season didn’t help. It ran for just one season.
Wild Cargo was a 1963 syndicated documentary series hosted by Arthur Jones. It featured wild animals as well as filmed hunting trips and expeditions to Africa and South America.
Jackie Gleason’s You’re in the Picture (CBS, 1961) is one of the most infamous flops in television history. The game show was cancelled after just one episode. Gleason spent the next episode apologizing.