Will These Short-Lived NBC Shows Get New Life on Peacock? (PHOTOS)

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Short-Lived NBC Shows, Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

This travelogue tracked Star Trek’s William Shatner, Barry’s Henry Winkler, boxing champ George Foreman, and former quarterback Terry Bradshaw as they checked international destinations off their bucket lists, venturing everywhere from Japan to Morocco.

Short-Lived NBC Shows, Freaks and Geeks

Freaks and Geeks

Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Busy Philipps, Linda Cardellini, and John Francis Daley all got their start in this high school comedy created by Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and executive-produced by Judd Apatow. It last aired 20 years ago, but a reboot could focus on a new generation of outcast students.

Short-Lived NBC Shows, Kings


The Biblical story of David and Goliath was retold in this one-season speculative drama, which starred Deadwood vet Ian McShane as the monarch of the Kingdom of Gilboa and Christopher Egan as the young soldier who becomes a hero throughout the realm.

Short-Lived NBC Shows, Revolution


Supernatural creator Eric Kripke spun this post-apocalyptic tale about a future without electricity and the decline of humanity in that literal power vacuum. The series, which lasted two seasons, also boasted J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau as executive producers.

Short-Lived NBC Shows, Rise


Jason Katims of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood fame created this musical drama starring How I Met Your Mother alum Josh Radnor as the director of a high school theater program and Moana breakout Auliʻi Cravalho as one of his students.

Short-Lived NBC Shows, The Sing-Off

The Sing-Off

Yes, NBC’s a cappella competition — judged by the likes of Jewel, Ben Folds, and Sara Bareilles — lasted five seasons. But those five seasons only comprised 28 episodes, so a revival is very much warranted.

Short-Lived NBC Shows, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Aaron Sorkin’s drama about the writers and stars of an SNL-like sketch comedy show couldn’t quite hack it, despite a huge push by NBC, a lavish set, and a star-studded cast — which included Sarah Paulson, Amanda Peet, Matthew Perry, and Bradley Whitford.

Short-Lived NBC Shows, The Weakest Link

The Weakest Link

The American version of this popular British game show lasted little more than a year on NBC, but thanks to the recent Jeopardy! tourney, televised trivial pursuits seem more popular than ever.

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As the streaming wars heat up, NBCUniversal is busy hyping up its forthcoming streaming service, Peacock, which will debut for all consumers on July 15.

“Peacock will provide consumers with a destination that goes beyond movies and television, aggregating a variety of content that fans want on one service,” Matt Strauss, Chairman of Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, recently said in a statement.

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Plus, find out which classic shows and originals will be available on the streaming service.

The streaming platform will feature beloved NBC classics — e.g. The Office, Parks and Recreation, multiple Law & Order series — as well as exciting new originals. But could Peacock resurrect series from years past? It already saved A.P. Bio from the TV graveyard, and we hope the canceled-too-soon shows in the gallery above are next.