Critically-acclaimed shows with abysmal ratings

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Arrested Development: Season 1
1.  Arrested Development: Season 1 DVD ~ Jason Bateman
The list author says:
  "One of the funniest sitcoms ever shown on network television was routinely beat in its time slot during its freshman year despite "Simpsons" lead-in"
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (489 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

Arrested Development: Season 2
2.  Arrested Development: Season 2 DVD ~ Jason Bateman
The list author says:
  "The following year, the show's episode order was cut from 22 to 18 and then pulled from the schedule for sweeps"
$14.56   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (704 customer reviews)

The Critic - The Complete Series
3.  The Critic - The Complete Series DVD ~ Christine Cavanaugh
The list author says:
  "Hilarious comedy from "Simpsons" showrunners Al Jean and Mike Reiss cancelled by ABC; moved to FOX; cancelled again"
$14.99   Used & New from: $9.74
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews)

Mission Hill - The Complete Series
4.  Mission Hill - The Complete Series DVD ~ Wallace Langham
The list author says:
  "Similar fate for fellow "Simpsons" alumni Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein. Couldn't meet even the WB's expectations"
$21.49   Used & New from: $8.96
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Upright Citizens Brigade - The Complete First Season
5.  The Upright Citizens Brigade - The Complete First Season DVD ~ Matt Besser
The list author says:
  "Clever sketch comedy from the UCB including future SNL cast member Amy Poehler and "Daily Show" correspondent Matt Walsh"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Strangers With Candy - Season One
6.  Strangers With Candy - Season One DVD ~ Amy Sedaris
The list author says:
  "Another prematurely-cancelled Comedy Central show starring Amy Sedaris and "The Colbert Report"'s Stephen Colbert"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

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Strangers With Candy:  Season 2
7.  Strangers With Candy: Season 2 DVD ~ Amy Sedaris
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Strangers With Candy - Season Three
8.  Strangers With Candy - Season Three DVD ~ Amy Sedaris
$6.82   Used & New from: $2.83
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Dead Like Me - The Complete First Season
9.  Dead Like Me - The Complete First Season DVD ~ James Marshall (III)
The list author says:
  "Showtime show that seemed to generate buzz during its first season..."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (867 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

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Dead Like Me - The Complete Second Season
10.  Dead Like Me - The Complete Second Season DVD ~ Ellen Muth
The list author says:
  "...but scrapped a year later to make room for "Huff"-like fare. Poor Bryan Fuller - first "Wonderfalls," then this"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (555 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Ben Stiller Show
11.  The Ben Stiller Show DVD ~ Andy Dick
The list author says:
  "For some reason, this show is pointed to as the greatest show ever to be cancelled. Don't ask me. It's funny, but it wouldn't have changed the way we thought about comedy or anything"
$13.99   Used & New from: $0.75
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Vol. 1
12.  Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Vol. 1 DVD ~ Various
The list author says:
  "Easily the best Adult Swim show, but usually the least appreciated. Great work from Gary Cole as Harvey"
$8.48   Used & New from: $3.03
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Futurama Volumes 1-4
13.  Futurama Volumes 1-4 DVD ~ Billy West
The list author says:
  "The latest in a growing series of shows created by the crew of "The Simpsons" that did not succeed. One of its best features is planning - things in season one left unexplained until season five"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Undergrads: Season 1
14.  Undergrads: Season 1 DVD ~ Pete Williams
The list author says:
  "Another MTV show to be given the axe quickly along with "Clone High" and "3-South." And yet "I Want a Famous Face" remains on the air..."
$10.87   Used & New from: $4.19
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Office: Season 1
15.  The Office: Season 1 DVD ~ Steve Carell
The list author says:
  "It's probably for the best that this show isn't meeting ratings expectations. Maybe this way it can achieve cult status instead of always being in the shadow of its British original"
$9.96   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (460 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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dvd/blu-ray combo for season 1? Real or amazon mistake.... 1 Nov 11, 2014
uncensored episodes 9 Jun 3, 2013
only 6 episodes? 4 Mar 16, 2013
difference of this and the individual season discs? 0 Feb 17, 2013
Thin pack... 0 Mar 3, 2012
Widescreen or Fullscreen? 0 Jan 5, 2012
29.99 Today? 4 Nov 18, 2011
Animated series: is anything good still made? 2 Nov 17, 2011
Arrested Development: CC or HOH? 6 Nov 1, 2011
are this the old box sets or the new ones 5 Nov 1, 2011
Don't let the cover scare you away. It's not what you think. 1 Jun 1, 2010
subtitles 2 Apr 28, 2010
 
   

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