Cancelled Too Soon #9: Lone Star (2010)

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It’s been seven years and I’m still surprised at what happened to Lone Star. Back in 2010, Fox spent a ton of money advertising this new series, and it looked like it had all the makings of a good drama. The premise was good: Robert Allen (James Wolk) is a Texas con-man who leads a double life: as “Bob” he is married to Cat (Adrianne Palicki) and living in Houston while working for his father-in-law (Jon Voight) who happens to be an oil tycoon. But as “Robert” he also lives four hundred miles away with his girlfriend Lindsay (Eloise Mumford). Between scheming to take control of the oil business, Robert must work to keep his web of lies intact, as well as confronting how he feels about Cat and Lindsay.

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It sounds like a great show right? Plenty of drama, good casting, and all the potential in the world to go on for a while. And the critics loved the pilot episode, with many giving it an “A” grade, and calling it “like nothing else on TV.” And yet…the pilot only drew 4 million viewers (not good). When the second episode drew only 3.2 million viewers…Fox pulled the plug, just like that. That surprised me because I feel like two episodes is barely any time at all to give audiences a chance to investigate a TV series, it’s not even a full month! Not to mention there was all the money the network spent in advertising this show, with six episodes produced, one would think they’d have given Lone Star more of a chance. Unfortunately, what’s done is done and Lone Star is yet another addition to the graveyard of shows that were Cancelled Too Soon.

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Did anyone see Lone Star in the extremely short time it was on the air? Do you think Fox was too hasty in giving Lone Star the axe? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

I’m really excited because the trailer for Star WarsThe Last Jedi is supposed to premiere TODAY around 12:30. As soon as I am able I will post a review of this trailer because I have been waiting MONTHS for a first look at this film and I’m practically dying to know what they’re going to show us. So stay tuned for that 🙂

For more shows that were Cancelled Too Soon, see also:

Cancelled Too Soon #1: Constantine (2014-2015)

Cancelled Too Soon #2: Terra Nova (2011)

Cancelled Too Soon #3: Dracula (2013-2014)

Cancelled Too Soon #4: Moonlight (2007-2008)

Cancelled Too Soon #5: Firefly (2002)

Cancelled Too Soon #6: Birds of Prey (2002)

Cancelled Too Soon #7: Pushing Daisies (2007-2009)

Cancelled Too Soon #8: Dr. Vegas (2004)

Cancelled Too Soon #10: Alphas (2011-2012)

Cancelled Too Soon #11: Kindred: The Embraced (1996)

Cancelled Too Soon #12: The Magnificent Seven (1998-2000)

Cancelled Too Soon #13: Joan of Arcadia (2003-2005)

Cancelled Too Soon #14: The Handler (2003-2004)

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