TV's Shortest-Lived Shows

Swamp Thing - Cancelled TV Shows List

TV has been home to an infinite number of one-season wonders — but what about the shows that were practically yanked before the first commercial break?

In the gallery below, TVLine looks back at dozens of TV’s most infamous flame-outs — some beloved, others not so much. Because for every Lone Star, there’s also a Viva Laughlin, or (ugh) Work It.

But all of these ill-fated shows have one thing in common: None of them made it past five episodes.