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7 Of The Most Expensive Flops In Television History

Television programmers have to take chances in order to find the Next Big Thing. Sometimes those leaps of faith fail miserably -and expensively! Personally, I've never seen any of these shows except for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, but that wasn't so much a flop as it was an expensive mistake. Among the rest are some truly weird ideas. Remember Cop Rock?
A police procedural musical would be one of the weirder ideas in television history, but if ABC hadn’t marketed the show and spent so heavily on the production I imagine Cop Rock would be looked at as just another weird flop, one of the probably hundreds in television history. Instead ABC seemed really, truly convinced that a musical cop show was going to work.

The show actually made it 11 episodes, which is still 11 more than I would have expected. I mean really, just for emphasis, this was a musical drama about our nation’s legal system, and it cost $2 million per episode in 1990 dollars.

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Sigh. I'm sure they could come up with more, but as I have experienced many times, the amount of research that goes into a blog post is limited by how much your time is worth.
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