Number of Episodes: 2
Fox's ambitious drama was as smart as a cable show, but with a soap-operatic hook. Television gold, right? Nope: Lone Star struggled to generate an audience during its first two episodes hovering around 4 million viewers each week and became the first casualty of the 2010-11 season. Maybe it was its time slot (Monday at 9 p.m.), which put the newcomer up against powerhouses like Dancing With the Stars and Two and a Half Men. Or maybe the world simply wasn't ready for James Wolk's charming, Gatsby-esque con man. World: You don't know what you're missing.
Image Credit: Bill Matlock/Fox
Fox pulls the plug on ''Lone Star'' after two episodes; fans are outraged -- but it's certainly not the first time a promising show has been cut down when it still had a chance to catch on