'Chuck,' 'Mad Men,' 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Dollhouse' plus at least four new comedies made the cut
No. 20: ABC's Summer Burn-Off Theatre
ABC cancelled "Eli Stone," "Pushing Daisies" and "Dirty Sexy Money." That was a bad thing. Or at least a sad thing. But credit to ABC for not just using those episodes as a lure to get fans to pony up for the DVD. Over the course of several summer months, Saturday night became an actual destination for original scripted programing (especially with NBC burning off "Kings" and CBS burning off "Harper's Island"). The ratings for this experiment weren't very good, but this list seemed like a nice opportunity to thank ABC for giving an on-air, hi-def home to those remaining "Pushing Daisies" and "Eli Stone" episodes in particular and to suggest that other networks should feel free to do the same thing with other shows that suffer a similarly ignominious fate. Imagine all of the awesome summer programming FOX could have had this decade with burn-off marathons of "Wonderfalls," "Drive," "Kitchen Confidential" and "Method & Red" (among other shows).