The 10 Best Short-Lived FOX Shows
From 'Firefly' to 'Wonderfalls' to 'Method & Red,' FOX has canceled some classics
No. 6 - 'Keen Eddie'
J.H. Wyman has a small legion of dedicated fans as one of the showrunners on "Fringe," but he'll always be the creator of "Keen Eddie" to me.
"Keen Eddie" goes under the very broad umbrella heading of Shows FOX Was Smart Enough To Produce, But Not Smart Enough To Know What To Do With.
The Guy Ritchie-inflected story of an NYPD cop (Mark Valley) who comes to London to assist Scotland Yard on a case, but ends up sticking around, mostly to bicker and flirt with his flatmate Fiona (Sienna Miller), "Keen Eddie" was a show FOX was initially high on for the 2002-2003 season, but ended up getting shuffled off to an under-promoted home in the summer.
The writing was sharp and funny, and the value provided by location shooting in London can't be understated. "Keen Eddie" also attracted an all-star team of TV directors including Simon West, Charles McDougall, Tim Van Patten, Alan Taylor and Nick Gomez, who all had fun playing around with the clash of cultures. This was also the role Mark Valley was born to play, as well as the most appealing Sienna Miller has ever been on screen.
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