The Shortest-Lived Television Sitcoms

Think about how many sitcoms are currently on air. Then think about how many seasons they’ve had. Some shows are so good they can last for years (The Big Bang Theory, for example, went out with a bang after 12 seasons). Then there are the programs that are so bad they barely make it through two episodes.

Sometimes the formula just doesn’t work. The scripts may be bad, the premise may be ridiculous, or the concept simply doesn’t resonate with viewers. Check out some short-lived series that you may not even remember airing at all…

Jennifer Aniston Starred In Ferris Bueller Before Friends

The 1990 series Ferris Bueller was based on the popular John Huges film
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The 1990 series Ferris Bueller was based on the popular John Huges film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Jennifer Aniston, pre-Friends fame, played Jeannie Bueller. The titular role was played by Charlie Schlatter. Hughes was not involved in the production, and the show was canceled just a few months after it aired.

The series was not a continuation of the movie’s storyline. Instead, it depicted the “real lives” of the people it was based upon. In the pilot episode, Ferris was upset that Matthew Broderick portrayed him on the big screen, for example.