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Monday, April 13, 2009

The Worse TV Show Ever?

Franklin Avenue's always fun Retro Friday marked that the NBC television network is going through it's once-a-generation visit to the toilet as America's fourth place web.

The Peacock however has been there before and as the Franklins note it was the early 80s that they served up delightful trash such Harper Valley PTA, Nero Wolfe and The Brady Brides.

Yet FA forgot what is the defininitive worst ever NBC show, if not the worst show of any network.


Supertrain, which was really nothing more than The Love Boat on rails, lasted barely two months and only 9 episodes.  As the most expensive television show to produce up that point, the program nearly bankrupted NBC and as Wikipedia notes the show is considered "one of the greatest television flops."

Supertrain featured a super-speed, extra-wide train that ran from New York to Los Angeles in 36 hours.

However, NBC need not worry.  History shows things will get better.  For every Supertrain, Sheriff Lobo, etc. there's a Cheers, Cosby, Seinfeld, ER and Friends.

And what of the then fantastical train itself? California may very well be getting something very similar.


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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Love that cheesy disco music!!!

Did you notice that NO ONE on this program ever did anything in show business again?

Really, do you recognize anyone on that show?

I think Supertrain torpedoed all of their careers.

April 13, 2009 9:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can't wait to get LA's version. We won't have any disco sex drama, but we'll have some good transportation!

April 14, 2009 1:18 AM  

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