10 Stars Who Were Blindsided By Their Show’s Cancellation
The television industry is extremely cutthroat and competitive. It’s perfectly normal for hundreds of scripts to be thrown out, filmed pilots to go unaired and greenlit shows to be canceled after only one or two episodes. What’s left is a short list of high performing television shows with great ratings and a strong fan base. Unfortunately, competitive time slots within and between networks can make or break a show. While it’s sometimes not surprising when a new series gets canceled, there have been times that networks pull the plug on a hit show prematurely or even without warning! Here’s a list of 10 stars who were blindsided by their show’s cancellation!
10. Flip It Forward
Twin brothers David and Jason Benham could have been HGTV stars, but the network pulled the plug on their show only four weeks into production! The Benham brothers told TMZ that they and the show’s crew were completely blindsided when they heard the network had cancelled their show, Flip it Forward. Not only were the stars given the boot, but the 20 people who worked behind the scenes were also out of what they thought would be a steady job. So why did HGTV pull the plug? According to TMZ and other online reports, it was due to the brothers religious beliefs. The brothers had been outspoken about being against abortion and equality for gays. Not only that, but it was discovered that the two had led prayers at anti-gay protests back in 2012.
9. Mork and Mindy
Mork and Mindy was created as a spin-off of Happy Days back in the late ’70s. Although it was a great show, it was unexpectedly cancelled after only four seasons. According to star of the show, Robin Williams, he was blindsided by the shows cancellation. He found out he would no longer have a job through the media. “I found out the show was cancelled by reading it in Variety. In Hollywood that’s like reading your own obituary: ‘You’re dead, good luck!” he told People.