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The 10 Best Short-Lived FOX Shows
Over the years [25, to be exact, hence stories retrospectives like this], FOX has gained a reputation as the home for some of the riskiest and most adventurous programming on network TV. And when you swing big, sometimes you miss big, either in terms of quality or with audiences.
That has led to FOX's reputation as a network that cancels shows quickly. Often, this reputation is entirely undeserved. No other network would have given "Arrested Development" three seasons or "Fringe" four seasons or bothered to renew "Dollhouse" or "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles."
For this gallery of short-lived FOX favorites, I made a simple rule: One season or fewer. Period. If FOX renewed the show, it doesn't make the gallery, even if the total number of episodes falls under a standard 22-episode season.
That's why "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" isn't here. This gallery also doesn't include "Dollhouse," "The Loop," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," "Get a Life" and several other shows that were definitely short-lived, but had to be cut off due to the "one season" rule.
Feel free to disagree, but here's the list of my favorite 10 Short-Lived FOX Shows.