Poll: Your most watchable TV Flop
From an article on io9.com. Here are the 10 most expensive failed TV shows of all time. Which one do you yhink is the "most watchable"? Disscuss here
Poll by: brien1951
Created Sep 10 2015
Terra Nova (2011)
With a pilot estimated to have cost somewhere between $16 and $20 million (reports differ), a per episode cost of around $4 million, and a major promotional campaign that included trailers at screenings of X-Men: First Class and Harry Potter, this dinosaur-laden disaster cost upwards of $50 million dollars…before marketing costs.
The show experienced difficulties right from the start: a model train set costing around a million dollars (over $3 million in today's money) crashed at its very first demonstration. Cancelled after only nine episodes due to low ratings and terrible reviews, Supertrain also regularly appears on "Worst Television Shows of All Time" lists.
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
The Original series is considered a flop. Battlestar Galactica was enormously expensive for its time, rumored to have cost around a million dollars an episode (over $3.6 million, adjusted for inflation).
Bionic Woman (2007)
In this case, it's the reboot that flopped. The pilot for this short-lived reboot cost somewhere around $7.4 million dollars to produce, with per episode costs of about $6 million and a promotional budget of over $15 million.
A reported $10 million dollars into its two-hour pilot and around a per-episode costs of $4 million.
It cost around $7 million per episode to make.
Although exact numbers are difficult to come by, most estimates put Flash Forward in the Terra Nova/Lost category of very big-budget shows.
Viva Laughlin (2007)
It's been called one of the worst shows in television history. The pilot cost around $6.8 million. No one was surprised when CBS cancelled the show after only two episodes.
Father of the Pride (2004)
It cost somewhere between $2 and $2.5 million an episode — making it, at the time, one of the most expensive half-hour comedies ever produced.
The Event (2010)
The Event had an astonishing estimated marketing budget of around $15 million before it launched, with the pilot rumored to cost around the same amount.
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