7 Shows From The 80s That Were Cancelled Way Too Soon

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When it comes to television shows, the 80s gave us a lot of gems that are forever embedded in our memories.

Even shows today find it hard to top groundbreaking series like Diff'rent Strokes, Family Ties, and The Golden Girls. However, the era also offered plenty of other shows that we overlook because we never got the change to enjoy them long enough. Some were flops, but others had so much potential if they only stuck around for more than one season.

Here are 7 short-lived shows from the 80s:

1. It's Your Move (1984-85)

The NBC sitcom starred post-Little House on the Prairie Jason Bateman, who played a teenage con-artist involved in a lot of shady dealings, including blackmail and selling exam papers. The show initially received positive reviews from critics, but it was no match for Dynasty, which shared the same time slot. It's Your Move was cancelled after 18 episodes in early 1985.

2. Square Pegs (1982-83)

All Patty Greene (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Lauren Hutchinson (Amy Linker) wanted was to be part of the cool kids at Weemawee High School, but no matter how much they tried to convince us to tag along on their adventures, it simply didn't work. Twenty episodes later, the show was cancelled.

3. Joanie Loves Chachie (1982-83)

You'd think that a Happy Days spin-off starring the beloved characters, Joanie Cunningham and Chachi Arcola, would be an instant hit, but sadly it wasn't. Even Erin Moran and Scott Baio's chemistry couldn't save the show, which followed the couple as they moved to Chicago to pursue a career in music.

Joanie Loves Chachi wasn't the only spin-off that couldn't live up to people's expectations...

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