TV shows we knew would be canceled before they even aired
Every TV show will eventually be canceled. Sadly, there will come a day when you activate the display unit in your flying car and won't find a new episode of The Simpsons to enjoy while popping that purple nutrient pellet.
Some shows live long, fruitful lives, spawning spinoffs, syndication rights fights, and celebrity-filled anniversary specials. Many more, however, rarely survive a single season.
It might be the cast, the writers or even the premise. Sometimes it's simply bad timing or some executive having a bad day. We'll never know all the real reasons any show is canceled, but there are often telltale signs that a series is doomed from the get-go. Here are some examples of TV shows we knew would never make it past the first season — or, in several cases, even past the pilot.