The polar opposite to LongRunners are, as you may expect, shows that were canned so quickly that few people remember them. They may have lasted one season, two at most, but no matter how much they were advertised are eventually forgotten. Some of the more unfortunate ones don't even last one episode.

One possible TropeCodifier is the 1969 ABC sketch show ''Turn-On'', which was awful and controversial -- [[ValuesDissonance for its time, anyway]]. There were a lot of jokes about birth control pills, interracial relationships, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and general indecency that these days would be seen as outdated or not as controversial, though the clincher might have been a few jokes went a little far even for today, such as the jokes about CampGay men and the infamous [[DudeNotFunny "Rape is friendlier than arson."]] A number of ABC's affiliates dropped it ''at the first commercial break'', and it was effectively canned before the premiere finished airing. Other affiliates either aired the entire show and then pulled it or didn't air it at all and replaced it with better programming, like a ''documentary on gun safety''.

They may have not even gotten a Wiki/TVTropes page until someone suddenly remembered it existed. Some of them may have been mediocre or downright terrible. Or they could have suffered SeasonalRot during the second season after having a great first season. Whatever the case, very little WikiMagic gets to these pages. It gets worse if the short-lived show never got reruns, sharply decreasing the likelihodd that there are [[KeepCirculatingThetapes tapes to circulate]].

Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_series_canceled_after_one_episode an article]] on single-episode runs.

When the show has this many episodes but is successful, that's BritishBrevity. When the show ends naturally with this many episodes, that's a MiniSeries or TwelveEpisodeAnime.

Supertrope of SecondSeasonDownfall and OneEpisodeWonder. Compare ShortLivedBigImpact, which is where a show has a short run, but well-remembered.

The podcast ''Podcast/CanceledTooSoon'' specializes in covering these shows as well as other TV curiosities.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV Short-Runners]]
[[index]]

[[AC: #]]
* ''Series/SixteenHundredPenn''
* ''Series/FiftyGrandSlam''
* ''Series/SixHundredSixtySixParkAvenue''

[[AC: A]]
* ''Series/{{Action}}''
* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperpup''
* ''Series/TheAgency''
* ''Series/AgentX''
* ''Series/{{Alcatraz}}''
* ''Series/AllStarBlitz''
* ''Series/AmazingStories''
* ''Series/{{Animorphs}}''
* ''Series/AreYouThereChelsea''
* ''Series/ArthurOfTheBritons''
* ''Series/{{Automan}}''

[[AC: B]]
* ''Series/BattleCreek''
* ''Series/{{Bearcats}}''
* ''Series/{{Believe}}''
* ''Series/BeatTheGeeks''
* ''Series/TheBetterSex''
* ''Series/TheBigShowdown''
* ''Series/BigWaveDaves''
* ''Series/BionicWoman'' (the 2007 reboot, not [[Series/TheBionicWoman the original]])
* ''Series/TheBlackDonnellys''
* ''Series/{{Blackout}}''
* ''Series/BlankCheck''
* ''Series/BloodTies''
* ''Series/{{Bob}}''
* ''Series/TheBradys''
* ''Series/BreakTheBank1985''
* ''Series/TheBriefcase''
* ''Series/{{Brimstone}}''
* ''Series/BringEmBackAlive''
* ''Series/BuffaloBill'' (despite the BlueLink, there is no actual page for this show), starring Creator/DabneyColeman as an UnlikableProtagonist.
* ''Series/{{Bunheads}}''
* ''Series/ByAnyMeans''

[[AC: C]]
* ''Series/CaesarsChallenge''
* ''Series/{{Caprica}}''
* ''Series/CatchPhrase'' (American version)
* ''Series/{{Cavemen}}''
* ''Series/CentralParkWest''
* ''Series/TheChair'' (American version)
* ''Series/TheChamber''
* ''Series/TheChallengers''
* ''Series/TheCape1996''
* ''Series/CharlieHorseMusicPizza'' - Was cancelled due to Sheri Lewis' unfortunate passing.
* ''Series/TheCheapShow''
* ''Series/TheChicagoCode''
* ''Series/ChildsPlay''
* ''Series/TheChronicle''
* ''Series/TheClass''
* ''Series/Class2016''
* ''Series/CoEdFever''
* ''Series/CodeNameEternity''
* ''Series/CommanderInChief''
* ''Series/ConanTheAdventurer''
* ''Series/{{Constantine}}''
* ''Series/CopsLAC''
* ''Series/CopRock''
* ''Series/{{Conviction}}''
* ''Series/Conviction2016''
* ''Series/CouchPotatoes''
* ''Series/CrackedSeries''
* ''Series/CrimeTraveller''
* ''Series/{{Crusade}}''

[[AC: D]]
* ''Series/{{dads}}''
* ''Series/TheDanaCarveyShow''
* ''Series/DarkSkies''
* ''Series/DayBreak''
* ''Series/DeadAt21''
* ''Series/DeadLast''
* ''Series/DeadlyGames''
* ''Series/DefyingGravity''
* ''Series/{{Disconnected}}''
* ''Series/DontScareTheHare''
* ''Series/{{Downfall}}''
* ''Series/{{Drive}}''
* ''Series/Detroit187''

[[AC: E]]
* ''Series/ERing''
* ''Series/Earth2''
* ''Series/EerieIndiana''
* ''Series/ElleryQueen''
* ''Series/{{Enlightened}}''
* ''Series/EyeCandy''
* ''Series/EZStreets''

[[AC: F]]
* ''Series/FamiliesAtWar''
* ''Series/{{Fantasy}}''
* ''Series/FantasyIsland'' (the 1998 Creator/MalcolmMcDowell series, [[CaptainObvious not]] the 1978-1984 RicardoMontalban series)
* ''Series/FastLane''
* ''Series/FatActress''
* ''Series/FearItself''
* ''Series/{{Fearless}}''
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}''
* ''Series/FlashGordon2007''
* ''Series/TheForgotten''
* ''Series/FortuneHunter''
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks''
* ''Series/{{Frequency}}''
* ''Series/FriendsWithBenefits''
* ''Series/FrontierCircus''
* ''Series/FunkySquad''

[[AC: G]]
* ''Series/GarrisonsGorillas''
* ''Series/{{GCB}}''
* ''Series/GeminiMan''
* ''Series/{{Gigantic}}''
* ''Series/GiveNTake''
* ''Series/{{Go}}''
* ''Series/GoodGirlsRevolt''
* ''Series/GoldenBoy''
* ''Series/GoOn''
* ''Series/{{Greed}}''

[[AC: H]]
* ''Series/HarshRealm''
* ''Series/TheHauntedHathaways''
* ''Series/HeatVisionAndJack''
* ''Series/HeilHoneyImHome''
* ''Series/{{Hellcats}}''
* ''Series/HeSaidSheSaid''
* ''Series/HitAndMiss''
* ''Series/HolmesAndYoyo''
* ''Series/HomeboysInOuterSpace''
* ''Series/HotPotato''
* ''Series/{{Hounded}}''
* ''Series/HowMuchIsEnough''
* ''Series/HowToRock''
* ''Literature/{{Huge}}''

[[AC: I]]
* ''Series/IDidntDoIt''

[[AC: J]]
* ''Series/Jake20''
* ''Series/JamesGunnsPGPorn''
* ''Series/TheJimHensonHour''
* ''Series/JohnDoe''
* ''Series/JohnFromCincinnati''
* ''Series/JohnnyBago''
* ''Series/JustCause''

[[AC: K]]
* ''Series/KeyWest''
* ''Series/{{Kidnapped}}''
* ''Series/{{Kings}}''
* ''Series/KolchakTheNightStalker''

[[AC: L]]
* ''Series/LancelotLinkSecretChimp''
* ''Series/LastResort''
* ''Series/LateNightLiars''
* ''Series/LawAndOrderLA''
* ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury''
* ''Series/{{Legend}}''
* ''Series/LifeAsWeKnowIt''
* ''Series/LipstickJungle''
* ''Series/LowWinterSun''
* ''Series/LuckyLouie''

[[AC: M]]
* ''Series/MadeInJersey''
* ''Series/TheMagnificentMarbleMachine''
* ''Series/{{Manimal}}''
* ''Series/{{MANTIS}}''
* ''Series/MaskedRider''
* ''Series/TheMatchGameHollywoodSquaresHour''
* ''Series/{{Mercy}}''
* ''Series/MercyPoint''
* ''Series/MervGriffinsCrosswords''
* ''Series/TheMessengers''
* ''Series/MillionDollarMindGame''
* ''Series/MillionDollarMoneyDrop'' (American version)
* ''Series/MindGames''
* ''Series/{{Mindreaders}}''
* ''Series/MinorityReport2015''
* ''Series/{{Miracles}}''
* ''Series/MisfitsOfScience''
* ''Series/Missing2012''
* ''Series/MisterSterling''
* ''Series/MoonbaseThree''
* ''Series/TheMortonDowneyJrShow''
* ''Series/MrLucky''
* ''Series/TheMrPotatoHeadShow''
* ''Series/{{Monopoly}}''
* ''Series/{{Moonlight}}''
* ''Series/MusicalChairs1975''
* ''Series/MurderInSmallTownX''
* ''Series/MyBrotherAndMe''
* ''Series/MySoCalledLife''
* ''Series/MythQuest''

[[AC: N]]
* ''Series/NationalBingoNight''
* ''Series/ANeroWolfeMystery''
* ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfBeansBaxter''
* ''Series/NightVisions''
* ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation''
* ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily''
* ''Series/NowhereMan''
* ''Series/NumberPlease''
* ''Series/NYC22''

[[AC: O]]
* ''Series/OffCentre''
* ''Series/OnceUponATimeInWonderland''
* ''Series/OppositeSex''
* ''Series/OsbournesReloaded''
* ''Series/{{Outsourced}}''

[[AC: P]]
* ''Series/PanAm''
* ''Series/{{Paranoia}}''
* ''Series/PrehistoricPark''
* ''Series/ThePhilanthropist''
* ''Series/{{Photon}}''
* ''Series/{{Pictureka}}''
* ''Series/ThePinkertons''
* ''Series/PinkLadyAndJeff''
* ''Series/{{Pitfall}}''
* ''Series/ThePlayboyClub''
* ''Series/ThePlayer''
* ''Series/PoliceSquad''
* ''Series/{{Powerhouse}}''
* ''Series/PrimevalNewWorld''
* ''Series/{{Probe}}''
* ''Series/{{Profit}}''
* ''Series/PublicMorals''

[[AC: Q]]
* ''Series/{{Quark}}''
* ''Series/QueenOfSwords''

[[AC: R]]
* ''Series/{{Raines}}''
* ''Series/RedBandSociety''
* ''Series/{{Roar}}''
* ''Series/RollOut''
* ''Series/{{Rome}}''
* ''Series/TheRopers''
* ''Series/{{Rosewood}}''
* ''Series/{{Rubicon}}''
* ''Series/RubyAndTheRockits''

[[AC: S]]
* ''Series/SafeHarbor''
* ''Series/Salvage1''
* ''Series/SamAndCat''
* ''Series/{{Scattergories}}''
* ''Series/SecondChance''
* ''Series/{{Selfie}}''
* ''Series/SetForLife''
* ''Series/{{Shafted}}''
* ''Series/ShoppersCasino''
* ''Series/{{Showoffs}}''
* ''Series/{{Skedaddle}}''
* ''Series/{{Skin}}''
* ''Series/Skins2011''
* ''Series/SomethingWilder''
* ''Series/SpecialUnit2''
* ''Series/SquarePegs''
* ''Series/{{Stalker}}''
* ''Series/StargateUniverse''
* ''Series/StrangeLuck''
* ''Series/SuburbanShootout''
* ''Series/{{Supertrain}}''

[[AC: T]]
* ''Series/TalesOfTheGoldMonkey''
* ''Series/{{Talkabout}}''
* ''Series/Temptation2007''
* ''Series/TenaciousD''
* ''Series/TerraNova''
* ''Series/{{Terriers}}''
* ''Series/That80sShow''
* ''Series/TheTick''
* ''Series/TimeAfterTime''
* ''WebVideo/TooManyCooks''
* ''Series/{{Trashed}}''
* ''Series/TreasureMall''
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone2002''

[[AC: U]]
* ''Series/{{Undercovers}}''
* ''Series/TheUnusuals''

[[AC: V]]
* ''Series/Vegas2012''
* ''Series/VengeanceUnlimited''

[[AC: W]]
* ''Series/WaitTilYouHaveKids''
* ''Series/TheWarNextDoor''
* ''Series/{{Werewolf}}''
* ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow''
* ''Series/WhiteRabbitProject'' - Netflix chose not to renew due to focusing on scripted series that can be binge-watched.
* ''Series/WhizKids''
* ''Series/{{Whodunnit}}''
* ''Series/WildBoys''
* ''Series/WinningStreak''
* ''Series/{{Wipeout 1988}}''
* ''Series/WizardsAndWarriors''
* ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}''
* ''Series/WonderWoman2011Pilot''
* ''Series/WorkIt''

[[AC: X]]
* ''Series/TheXFL''

[[AC: Y]]
* ''Series/YouDeserveIt''
* ''Series/YoungBlades''
* ''Series/YoureInThePicture''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation Short-Runners]]
[[index]]
* ''WesternAnimation/The7D''
* ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfHyperman''
* ''WesternAnimation/AllenGregory'' - It ended after its 7th episode due to massive negative reception from viewers and critics alike.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAquamanAndFriendsActionHour''
* ''WesternAnimation/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''
* ''WesternAnimation/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes''
* ''WesternAnimation/BabyBlues''
* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman''
* ''WesternAnimation/BillyDilleysSuperDuperSubterraneanSummer''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/BlackDynamite''
* ''WesternAnimation/BlastersUniverse''
* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'' - It intentionally ended after just 1 season of 26 episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Boyster}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBremenAvenueExperience''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersFlub''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBrothersGrunt''
* ''WesternAnimation/BureauOfAlienDetectors''
* ''WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids''
* ''WesternAnimation/ButtUglyMartians''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBuzzOnMaggie''
* ''WesternAnimation/CBearAndJamal''
* ''WesternAnimation/CampLakebottom''
* ''Franchise/CareBears'':
** ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'' - Has 24 episodes and two specials across two seasons: 13 episodes for season 1, 11 episodes and two specials for season 2.
** ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot'' - Has 26 episodes across one season.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/CaveKids'' - Has only eight episodes.
* ''Literature/{{Corduroy}}'' - It only lasted for one season.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChopSockyChooks''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Chozen}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000''
* ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/ClickAndClacksAsTheWrenchTurns''
* ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''
* ''WesternAnimation/CoconutFredsFruitSaladIsland''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cybersix}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/DaBoomCrew''
* ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Detention}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Downtown}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/EvilConCarne'' - It's an interesting case as Maxwell Atoms (the creator) wanted to ditch the series to work on his more famous and longer-running creation, ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyDog''
* ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail Fievel's American Tails]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/FishPolice''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/FreakShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFunkyPhantom''
* ''WesternAnimation/GalaxyHigh''
* ''WesternAnimation/GaryAndMike''
* ''WesternAnimation/GaryTheRat''
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme''
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades''
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6''
* ''WesternAnimation/GodTheDevilAndBob''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gofrette}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodeFamily''
* ''WesternAnimation/GravedaleHigh''
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' - Despite being a highly successful show, it was intentionally ended after two seasons of 20 episodes (40 episodes total) to avoid SeasonalRot.
* ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/GuessWithJess'' - Has two seasons of 26 episodes, total of 52 episodes. No new episodes have been produced since 2010.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Hammerman}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/HaroldAndThePurpleCrayon'' - Has only 13 episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBeaks'' - Despite being a pretty successful show, it failed to meet Nick's expectations.
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyJoel''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHoundcats''
* ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' - It only ran for two seasons between 2001 and 2002.
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkAndTheAgentsOfSMASH''
* ''WesternAnimation/IAmNotAnAnimal''
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnCallahansQuads''
* ''WesternAnimation/KidVsKat''
* ''WesternAnimation/KidNotorious''
* ''WesternAnimation/KingStarKing''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfCalamityJane''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda''
* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes''
* ''WesternAnimation/LilBush''
* ''WesternAnimation/MadJackThePirate''
* ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Marsupilami}}'' (Disney series)
* ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'' - Despite high ratings, it was canceled.
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''
* ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg''
* ''WesternAnimation/MinaAndTheCount'' - Technically, it was a series of shorts that aired on Creator/CartoonNetwork's ''WesternAnimation/WhatACartoonShow'' and Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'s ''WesternAnimation/OhYeahCartoons'' rather than its own series proper.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Minoriteam}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mirthworms}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill''
* ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens2013''
* ''WesternAnimation/MoonbeamCity''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Motorcity}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeMe''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTales''
* ''WesternAnimation/NapoleonDynamite''
* ''WesternAnimation/NeighborsFromHell''
* ''WesternAnimation/NightmareNed''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheOddballCouple''
* ''WesternAnimation/OutThere''
* ''WesternAnimation/PackagesFromPlanetX''
* ''WesternAnimation/PacManAndTheGhostlyAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pelswick}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/PerfectHairForever''
* ''WesternAnimation/PhantomInvestigators'' - Only 13 episodes were made in 2002 due to being screwed over by both Sony and Kids' WB.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyElmyraAndTheBrain''
* ''WesternAnimation/PlanetSheen''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheProblemSolverz''
* ''WesternAnimation/RawToonage''
* ''WesternAnimation/RaymanTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Redakai}}''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/RightNowKapow''
* ''Westernanimation/RoadRovers''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotomy}}'' - Has the dubious honour of being Creator/CartoonNetwork's shortest lived show at 10 fifteen-minute shorts.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster''
* ''WesternAnimation/SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat'' (2001 - 2004)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSamAndMaxFreelancePolice''
* ''WesternAnimation/SecretMountainFortAwesome''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretSaturdays''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity''
* ''WesternAnimation/SheZow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSilverBrumby''
* ''WesternAnimation/SilverSurfer''
* ''WesternAnimation/SitDownShutUp''
* ''WesternAnimation/SlackerCats''
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''
* ''WesternAnimation/SoulQuestOverdrive''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpicyCity''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManUnlimited''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Spliced}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpyGroove''
* ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy''
* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''WesternAnimation/StationZero''
* ''WesternAnimation/StoppitAndTidyup''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''
* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera''
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThisJustIn''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' - It was going to last 65 episodes.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool'' - Only 26 episodes were made between 2000 and 2001.
* ''WesternAnimation/TitanMaximum''
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTales''
* ''WesternAnimation/TootAndPuddle''
* ''WesternAnimation/TopCat''
* ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Tupu}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TurtleIsland'' - 26 episodes produced and originally aired in 1995.
* ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Undergrads}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/VictorAndHugo''
* ''WesternAnimation/VytorTheStarfireChampion''
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' - Was intended by the creator to have a third season before being ScrewedByTheNetwork.
* ''WesternAnimation/WatchMyChops''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Waynehead}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones''
* ''WesternAnimation/WheresHuddles''
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinChronicles'' - Despite high ratings, it will not be renewed.
* ''WesternAnimation/YakkityYak''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheXs''
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Short-Runners in Other Media]]
[[index]]
[[AC: Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Zombiepowder}}''
* ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe'' (The AnimatedAdaptation)

[[AC:Asian Animation]]
* ''Animation/MK22''

[[AC: Manhua]]
* ''Manhua/CyberWeaponZ''

[[AC: Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/TheBlueStreak''
* ''ComicBook/TheCrusader''
* ''ComicBook/DRAndQuinch''
* ''ComicBook/ElKuraan''
* ''ComicBook/TheGreenKnight''
* ''ComicBook/TheInvisibleTerror''
* ''ComicBook/KBarKate''
* ''ComicBook/KismetManOfFate''
* ''ComicBook/TheLoneWarrior''
* ''ComicBook/TheMarksman''
* ''ComicBook/MasterMystic''
* ''ComicBook/MotherHubbard''
* ''ComicBook/PhantomFlyer''
* ''ComicBook/SonicBoom''
* ''ComicBook/TheSteelFist''
* ''ComicBook/SuperAmerican''
* ''ComicBook/{{Typhon}}''
* ''ComicBook/{{Warrior}}''
* ''ComicBook/TheWaspLevGleason''
* ''ComicBook/WillEisnersWonderMan''
* ''ComicBook/TheWraith''
* ''ComicBook/WWESuperstars''

[[AC: Pinballs]]
* [[Creator/{{Capcom}} Capcom's arcade pinball division,]] which developed only six tables (four of which were released) before closing.

[[AC: Radio]]
* ''Radio/ThePhilBenfieldShow''

[[AC:Video Games]]
* The UsefulNotes/VirtualBoy; which lasted less than a year and received only about a dozen games in the US (if you include Japanese games, it almost reaches two dozen).
* The ''VideoGame/LearningVoyage'' series of PC/Mac {{edutainment game}}s by Davidson & Associates/Learningways, Inc. There were only two games in the series, released in 1998. Trademarks were filed in 1997 and abandoned in 1999. While it is still used in [[http://www.classworks.com/ Classworks]], it's not known by that name to those who play it; it's just "That game where you play as a shark and eat fish with words on them" or "That game where you dunk a clown by choosing fact or opinion".
* Franchise/{{BEMANI}} games each usually get sequels that include interface, songlist, and gameplay updates, with ''VideoGame/PopNMusic'' having the most arcade versions of any game at 27, but two infamously only lasted one version each before being retired: ''Mambo A Go Go'' and ''pop'n stage''; both games were released before the advent of the [=eAMUSEMENT=] network and online updates that keep versions fresh even as they age.[[note]]''VideoGame/DanceEvolution ARCADE'' also only lasted one version, but said version received steady updates for four years before Konami terminated its service and sent out kits to make the game playable offline, so it doesn't count.[[/note]] To be fair, ''pop'n stage'' is a spinoff of ''VideoGame/PopNMusic'', but that it got a unique cabinet yet only used that cabinet for a single release cements it firmly into this trope.

[[AC: Web Animation]]
* ''WebAnimation/AlbiAndAzul''
* ''WebAnimation/LoboWebseries''
* ''[[Creator/MaxGilardi Spookyville USA]]'' is simultaneously this and a parody of LongRunners; there are only two shorts, and the second one makes the series look like it's gone on for decades.
* ''WebAnimation/WeekendPussyHunt''

[[AC:Web Videos]]
* WebVideo/WWESlamCity
[[/index]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Short-Runners Without a TV Tropes Page]]
* ''Series/AmericasWorstTattoos'' - It lasted only two episodes.
* ''Series/{{Anchorwoman}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/AngelicaAndSusiesPreSchoolDaze'' (a failed spin-off of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. All four episodes were released DirectToVideo in between 2005 and 2006 in the US after airing in other countries, and had premiered on Nick early in the morning in December 2008 and never aired again)
* ''Series/ApplePie''
* ''Series/AustraliasNaughtiestHomeVideos'' - It lasted only half an episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/BarnyardCommandos''
* ''Series/BewareOfDog''
* ''Series/BobbeSays''
* ''Series/{{Broadside}}'' - a one-season SpinOff of ''Series/McHalesNavy'' focusing on [[PunBasedTitle women serving in the Navy]])
* ''Series/TheBusseyBunch''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catwalk_(TV_series) Catwalk]]'' - Canadian musical series about a FakeBand named "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Catwalk]]" which lasted for two seasons, 49 episodes total. According to TheOtherWiki,"The majority of the second season episodes were never aired due to a licensing conflict between MTV Networks and the original creator of the show, Adam Kidron, and remain unseen."
* ''Series/TheChicagoTeddyBears''
* ''Series/ComediansUnleashed''
* ''Series/TheColourOfMoney'': UK Game Show on Creator/{{ITV}}1, hosted by Chris Tarrent.
* ''Series/TheDebbieKingShow''
* ''Series/DoNoHarm''
* ''Series/DotComedy''
* ''Doubt''
* ''Series/EmilysReasonsWhyNot'' - It was canceled after one episode in January 2006 despite heavy promotion by ABC during the fall of 2005 as part of the lineup following the end of ''Monday Night Football'' for the 2005 NFL season.
* ''Series/FirstMonday''
* ''Series/FlyingBlind''
* ''Series/FullEnglish''
* ''Gabriel's Fire,'' starring Creator/JamesEarlJones as a former cop who went to prison, and became a private detective after his release, won four Emmys in its first season. After an ill-advised ReTool, it ran for [[SecondSeasonDownfall only 12 more episodes]] under the title ''Pros and Cons.''
* ''Series/TheGoodwinGames''
* ''Series/GruffsGrooveBox'': Talk show on Nickelodeon hosted by a puppet and guest stars boy bands and hip hop artistes, intertwined with music videos. It hardly lasted a month.
* ''Series/GetToThePoint''
* ''Going To extremes''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHenryAndJuneShow'' (a failed spin-off of ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'')
* ''Series/TheHeights'': A TV show about a FakeBand of the same name. The theme song, "How Do You Talk to an Angel", [[BreakawayPopHit was a #1 hit]], but the show itself flopped and was canceled after twelve episodes.
* ''Hieroglyph:'' a Fox drama of intrigue among ancient Egyptian royalty (think ''Series/GameOfThrones'' with pyramids) that was ordered straight to series, then canceled after only one episode was shot. You can see the trailer [[http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1126083865?ref_=tt_pv_vi_aiv_1 here]].
* ''Series/LifeWithLucy'', Creator/LucilleBall's last sitcom.
* ''Little Monsters'' - An somewhat obscure cartoon that aired on the BBC and several other networks worldwide. Only got one season of 52 episodes. The fact that it shares its name with the Fred Savage film but has nothing to do with it didn't help, either. Ironically though, TheKiddieRide has been exported worldwide. The show has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Monsters_(TV_series) an entry]] on Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}.
* ''WesternAnimaion/LittleMuppetMonsters'' (only three episodes aired, after ''WesternAnimaion/MuppetBabies'')
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobo_(Dell_Comics) Lobo]]''; first African-American character to headline a comic book)
* ''Lone Star''
* ''Series/{{Lottery}}''
* ''Series/MaBoy'' - Korean drama. Only three episodes aired on Tooniverse.
* ''Series/TheMadBadAdShow'' - PanelGame that got pulled from its slot halfway through the run
* ''Series/MannAndMachine'' - Buddy cop show with a grumpy guy detective and his partner, a hot female prototype android. TheyFightCrime!
* ''Series/{{Masquerade}}'' (the BlueLink is misleading) Co-starred Creator/KirstieAlley. Think a bit of ''Film/TrueLies.''
* ''Series/TheMeltingPot''
* ''Series/MiamiMedical''
* ''Series/TheMisadventuresOfSheriffLobo'' (Aka ''Lobo'' in its revamped second season.)
* ''Mr. Smith''
* ''Series/MrTerrific''
* ''Next Caller'': 4 episodes produced, none of which aired.
* ''Series/OfGodsAndKings'' - It was canceled after two episodes in the United States; aired nine episodes in New Zealand.
* ''Series/OsbournesReloaded''
* ''Series/TheOthersiders''
* ''WesternAnimation/PeterPuck''
* ''The Phoenix'' - 1982 Creator/{{ABC}} series. No relation to ThePhoenix.
* ''Series/{{Quarterlife}}''
* ''The Quest'' - 1982 Creator/StephenJCannell show paired up with the final season of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' when both were sacrificed to the FridayNightDeathSlot. Not to be confused with the 2014 reality show ''Series/TheQuest''.
* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0191726/episodes Red Handed]]'' - hidden-camera show on Creator/{{UPN}}
* ''Series/TheRichList''
* ''Series/RunningTheHalls''
* ''Series/SecretTalentsOfTheStars''
* ''Series/SouthOfSunset''
* ''[[http://strikewitches.wikia.com/wiki/S%C5%8Dk%C5%AB_no_Otome-tachi Strike Witches: Maidens of the Blue Sky]]'' (The first entry into the ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' canon. It was cancelled after only one volume, in part due to [[LesYay objectionable content]]. The two main characters are given cameos in later material, however.)
* ''Series/SundayPants''
* ''Series/SurviveThis''
* ''Series/SurvivingJack''
* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Rivers_(TV_series) Three Rivers,]]'' a 2009 MedicalDrama set in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}. One season of 13 episodes; cancelled after eight had aired.
* ''Series/ThatsMyMama''
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn-On Turn-On]]'' (1969 Creator/{{ABC}} sketch show that was so bad, it got canned halfway through its debut on most affiliates (one replacing it with a PSA on '''gun safety'''). Others either didn't air it at all, or aired the entire thing before deciding to pull the plug on it.)
* ''Series/TheTofus''
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Void_Indigo Void Indigo]]''
* ''TheWackyWorldOfBruceBarry'' (reality show on FamilyNet)
* ''Series/WhenTheWhistleBlows''
* ''Series/{{Whoops}}''
* ''Series/WhosWhose''
* ''Series/TheWill''
* ''Series/WolfLake''
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