I second the Hard Times of RJ Berger. It was so over the top and ridiculous that it worked. Not to mention the cast could actually.. *gasp* act. And they had prior experience.
Another one is Alcatraz. Lead female sucked but the story was new and very interesting. Not to mention the lead male was Hurley from LOST, Jorge Garcia, I think his name is? Can't remember. Got one season, just started building up really good, AMAZING season finale, great cliffhanger, then it got canned.
Supposedly due to low viewership. Doesnt help they gave it a shitty time slot and expected it to flourish into another LOST. which it damn well could have, it had JJ Abrams writing it I think!
Stupid network. Still upset over that.
My favorite moment in wrestling history