58. The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers
When The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers first aired in 1986, it was something new and exciting. The series brought Japanese animation, aka anime, to a whole new audience, in fact. And while it still has a cult following, the show isn’t exactly remembered by the mainstream media. And sadly, it was canceled in the middle of the story, so devotees never saw a satisfying ending.
57. Call to Glory
Call to Glory, starring Craig T. Nelson and a young Elizabeth Shue, was set in the ’60s during the days of the Cuban Missile Crisis. An awful lot of work went into the show – Nelson got to ride real fighter jets in preparation for his role, for instance. But maybe the world wasn’t ready for ’60s nostalgia, as it only aired from August 1984 to February 1985.
56. Leg Work
Leg Work, starring Margaret Colin and future Oscar winner Frances McDormand, offered up a (mostly) realistic look at a female PI’s life. The 1987 series could potentially have done a lot better, but it aired opposite Golden Girls, and there was no question as to which was the ratings winner. It was cancelled two months after it premiered, before it even finished its run.