The name of this 1970’s TV show wasn’t the only bad thing about it. ‘Dog and Cat’ premiered in 1977 and lasted only six episodes after receiving bad ratings and negative reviews. It was another police series about a rookie detective, played by the gorgeous Kim Basinger, that was partnered with a veteran officer called Jack Ramsey.
‘Dog and Cat’ was the first-ever TV role Kim Basinger had, as she’d been working as a model before that. Basinger played Officer J.Z. Kane, but even her stunning looks and cool little VW Bug couldn’t keep viewers interested.
Another show created as a spin-off of a previous, highly popular show was 'The Ropers'. ABC created the series as a spin-off to 'Three's Company,' but the new show just didn't cut it; the characters weren't interesting enough, and the production was lacking.
The plot was about two landlords, played by Norman Fell and Audra Lindley, who sold their building (which appeared on 'Three's Company'), and bought a new one. Unfortunately, after two short seasons, the show got pulled off the air.
Three for the Road
Aired on CBS in 1975, 'Three for the Road' had a star-studded cast and an interesting plot, but it still didn't manage to save the show from being a flop.
Including '70s teen celebrities Leif Garret and Vince Van Patten, the show was about a man who decides to sell his home and go on a road trip across the U.S. with his two teenage sons after his wife passes away. Unfortunately, audiences didn't respond too great, and the show was pulled off the air after only 12 episodes.
Based on a similar film from 1949, 'Adam's Rib' was a TV show that aired on ABC in 1973. The story followed a husband's affair with his lawyer's wife, whom he met in court. It featured talented performances from Ken Howard and Blythe Danner, but it still wasn't successful.
After a short three months and 13 episodes, the show was canceled. Luckily, both Howard and Danner went on to have quite illustrious careers in film.
Man from Atlantis
Produced by NBC, 'Man from Atlantis' was a 1977 TV show that followed the story of Mark Harris, the last survivor of the sunken city of Atlantis. Harris is played by the famous Patrick Duffy, who is recruited by a government agency for oceanic research once he is discovered.
NBC was trying to capitalize on the very successful four films of the same name that had aired earlier that year. But the attempt was futile; the show was canceled less than a year after its release, with only 13 episodes aired.