The CBS show ‘The Andros Targets’ premiered in January 1977, and it only lasted until July. Released as a midseason replacement for another show, the series told the story of Mike Andros (James Sutorius), a NY Times reporter that is seeking to expose corruption in New York. His assistant, Sandi Farrell ( Pamela Reed), is his right hand and friend, but even the on-screen sidekick relationship wasn’t enough to keep the show on the air.
With a cast that included Jordan Charney, Alan Mixon, Roy Poole, and Ted Beniades, many viewers liked the storyline, but the production just wasn’t good enough. After a few episodes, production wasn’t the only issue since many people started to criticize the show for its unrealistic portrayal of investigative reporting.
Get Christie Love!
The beautiful Teresa Graves played detective Christie Love in ABC's 1974 show, 'Get Christie Love!'. The show might have not been a hit, but it is still a memorable show. Detective Love was a tough police officer who worked for the LAPD's Special Investigations Division.
Unfortunately, the show was canceled after just one season, but Graves did a fine job nonetheless. Other cast members included Jack Kelly, Michael Pataki, Charles Cioffi, and more. Still, it wasn't enough to keep this crime-drama show from being canceled just a few short months after its release.
Kate Mulgrew played Kate Columbo in the 1979 TV series, 'Mrs. Clumbo'. Created as a spin-off of the earlier, far more popular show 'Columbo.' 'Mrs. Columbo' had a big budget and quite a decent production, but the characters just weren't good enough.
NBC canceled the show after just 13 episodes, realizing the story wasn't interesting enough and receiving very low ratings coupled with intense criticism.
The American crime drama series 'Lanigan's Rabbi' was more of a film series than a TV show, and it aired as part of NBC's Sunday Mystery Movies. It had a hilarious and talented cast that included Art Carney, Bruce Solomon, Janet Margolin, and Janis Paige, and it centered around a rabbi that helped the police solve several crimes.
Unfortunately, only four episodes were ever aired since the plot, and the production just weren't good enough to keep up with viewers. The original story was inspired by Harry Kemelman's mystery novels, which were a huge hit, contrarily to the show.
Producers thought that a TV show about a middle-class family trying to make ends meet would hit it big with audiences, but they were wrong. In 1978, CBS released 'Another Day,' a series that told the story of Don Gardner, a young, hard-working businessman, his lovely wife Ginny (Joan Hackett), and their two kids.
Unfortunately, the show got canceled after four episodes, and even though it had a cast of known names, such as Hope Summers, Al Eisenmann, and Lisa Lindgren. The story just wasn't enticing enough, and the network had no option but to pull the plug.