Thursday, 16 October 2014

Throwback TV Thursday

Way back in the 1980's there were many television shows that had interesting concepts but just were not executed well or they were too avant-garde for their time.  Such shows never lasted more than one season, or even more than a few episodes, before they were cancelled.  I used to lament that almost every time I became interested in a TV show, it would disappear.

So for today's throwback I have a list of the short-lived TV shows that piqued my interest and imagination.  I've included a few more recent ones as well.

It bears mentioning that a hallmark of 1980's TV was a pre- or post-opening credit teaser or voice-over that explained the show's back-story.

The Phoenix (1982) 5 episodes
The Powers of Matthew Starr (1982-3) 22 episodes
Voyagers! (1982) 20 episodes
Automan (1983) 13 episodes
Manimal (1983) 8 episodes
Wizards and Warriors (1983) 8 episodes
The Master (1984) 13 episodes
Misfits of Science (1985) 16 episodes
Street Hawk (1985) 13 episodes
Blacke's Magic (1986) 13 episodes
Sidekicks (1986) 23 episodes
The Flash (1990) 22 episodes
No Ordinary Family (2010) 20 episodes
The Chicago Code (2011) 13 episodes


  1. Wow, I don't think I remember any of those! And some of them had quite a few episodes!

  2. I think I may have watched some of The Phoenix but the rest don't even ring a bell. Sad isn't it.