Top 10 Dumbest Network Decisions

What is the stupidest thing a TV network has ever done? Did you know that HBO passed on “Mad Men”? We all remember that Fox canceled “Family Guy” but do you know why they canceled “Family Guy” and brought it back? Television companies do a lot of stupid things, so join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 worst things TV Networks have ever done.

List Rank and Entries
#10. Fox Cancels “Family Guy”
#9. NBC & WWF Launch “XFL”
#8. ABC Overdoses on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”
#7. ABC Passes on “CSI”
#6. NBC Screws Up “Community”
#5. Fox Cancels “Firefly”
#4. Nicktoons Passes on “Adventure Time”
#3, #2 & #1: ?

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  1. -Fox cancelling Firefly.
    -Cartoon Network cancelling Young Justice.
    -The CW cancelling the Secret Circle, despite having higher ratings than half of the crap that they kept.
    -The CW cancelling Veronica Mars.
    -Kids’ WB cancelling X-Men Evolution.
    -Cartoon Network cancelling Teen Titans.
    -Fox cancelling Angel.

  2. Or … the BBC deliberately doing everything they could, and eventually succeeding, to cancel the original series of Doctor Who in 1989

  3. I think Fox dumping COPS and America’s Most Wanted from its Saturday night block was dumb. Fox had a ratings juggernaut on Saturdays with it that only NASCAR or College Football could topple

  4. Angel getting canned by Fox, a year after it had overtaken Buffy – at the time the most watched TV show on the planet – in the ratings.

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