Show Status Notes

Life Unexpected

Permanent Hiatus

We expected more.

Lights Out

Permanent Hiatus

You ever notice how heavyweight boxers only have big bouts once or twice a year? You ever notice how many great movies there have been about boxers, but never an ongoing television series? Do you think the two facts could be related?

Line of Fire

Permanent Hiatus

An ABC cop drama featuring David Paymer getting naked? We’ll never understand why that one didn’t work out! But they did their best, with the bare asses and all the swearing and the ethnic slurs and Leslie Bibb in a sports bra. Too bad their best wasn’t good enough.

Lipstick Jungle

Permanent Hiatus

Unlike that other spring 2008 SATC retread Cashmere Mafia, a network was actually willing to give Lipstick Jungle a second season. We weren’t.

Living Lohan

Permanent Hiatus

If you call that living…

Lone Gunmen

Permanent Hiatus

Chris Carter must have smoked too much crack. He turned some great characters — three ultimate journalistic outsider hackers — into pratfalling ninnies who mention themselves in their own columns. They were quirky on The X-Files, yet bumbling and inept in their own spinoff show. It was a midseason replacement that never got a lead-in from Cops, sucked in the ratings, and got canceled for a reason. The Lone Gunmen never got a chance. Alex Richmond gave it her best shot, but it wasn’t enough. Gurgle, sputter, croak.

Looking for Love

Permanent Hiatus

Looking for Love: Bachelorettes in Alaska might not have been the worst “reality” show ever produced — a title for which there’s healthy competition. It wasn’t the first show to cause people to despair for all humanity, and it unfortunately won’t be the last. But for six inglorious episodes in the summer of 2002, it was easily the worst thing on television. None of the husband-seeking women went home with a ring, and no one who watched the show did so without a few (or several) pangs of guilt. And the show defiled Alaska’s breathtaking beauty as badly as any oil spill ever could.

Lost

Permanent Hiatus

Five seasons of groundbreaking storytelling that changed television and how we watch it — and one final season (and series finale) that made us question whether it had all been worth it.

Lost (2001)

Permanent Hiatus

Lost was a fourth-rate reality game show that was supposed to air for six weeks, but only lasted for three. Amazingly, those three hours of television were some of the worst hours in Alex Richmond’s life. And that doesn’t even count monitoring the boards!

Love Cruise

Permanent Hiatus

The concept was oh-so-right, but the timing was oh-so-wrong. FOX filmed this “Survivor on a ship” reality show and then held it for ages and ages. And it finally started airing at a time when viewers were denouncing both reality shows in general, and tawdry pasttimes in particular. This show had plenty of tawdry reality, from Toni’s bug eyes to Anthony’s smarm, but in the end the multiple episodes per week and general viewer malaise contributed to the show’s being put on Permanent Hiatus after only one season. Oh — and the fact that the producers totally changed the rules around during the finale didn’t help.

Love in the Wild

Permanent Hiatus

In theory, a combination of Survivor and Paradise Hotel could’ve been a fun addition to the summer reality TV line-up. In theory.

Low Winter Sun

Permanent Hiatus

A low point for the network that gave us Mad Men and Breaking Bad.

Luck

Permanent Hiatus

Horseshit.

Lying Game

Permanent Hiatus

We don’t know all there is to know about the The Lying Game, but readers seem to have had their share of The Lying Game. Just hope that one day soon we can still tell the moon about The Lying Game.

Lyon's Den

Permanent Hiatus

Rob Lowe left The West Wing to star in his own primetime legal drama. Either the show was terrible — which was difficult to judge given that only six episodes aired — or NBC had an ax to grind. Either way, the show was quickly canceled.

Mad Men

Active

Make Me A Supermodel

Permanent Hiatus

Never did we appreciate Tyra Banks more.

Making the Band

Permanent Hiatus

O-Town said O-Revoir to us after three long seasons. Jacob, Ashley, Trevor, Erik, and Dan weren’t just hearthrobs, they were boys becoming men in our living rooms. Men who weren’t afraid to wear bad clothes and prance around to really bad music. They were men who weren’t afraid to write horrible songs and play them for us on acoustic guitars without a hint of irony. They were men hated by more people than loved, and we loved them all the more for it. We miss those boys so much. We love those boys. And if you call that love, then love should definitely be a crime.

Married By America

Permanent Hiatus

A show so bad that we suspect that other bad shows took it aside out of compassion to gently tell it how bad it was, this “experiment in arranged marriage” stood for the unhappy fact that there is nothing too stupid for FOX to air and the happy fact that there are things too stupid for the viewing public to watch.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Active

MasterChef

Permanent Hiatus

Undercooked.

SHARE THE SNARK

X

Get the most of your experience.
Share the Snark!

See content relevant to you based on what your friends are reading and watching.

Share your activity with your friends to Facebook's News Feed, Timeline and Ticker.

Stay in Control: Delete any item from your activity that you choose not to share.

The Latest Activity On TwOP