Acclaimed Flop: The show was quite beloved by fans and critics alike. However, the show was unceremoniously canceled due to the high costs.
Channel Hop: The Five-Episode Pilot was a miniseries that aired on the Fox network (called simply "Dark Water", with Niddler originally voiced by Roddy McDowall), then that and eight new episodes showed on ABC, then the next (and final) season showed up as part of a syndicated block.
Hoist by His Own Petard: A meta-example. The show's lavish visual style came from Turner giving the creators more money. Unfortunately, the price tag eventually became so hefty that it ended up leading to the series' cancellation.