This work tells the stories of those ill-fated series that were cancelled within one year of their premieres. The entries are arranged chronologically from the 1948-1949 through the 1977-1978 seasons, and provide descriptions of each show along with the type of program it was; its times, dates, and network; its competition on other networks; and the cast, producer, director and writer credits. The book also includes information from more than 100 interviews with actors, writers, directors, and producers who worked on the short-lived television series.
Wesley Hyatt, a senior writer with MMI Public Relations, has also served as a television historian and consultant for several media sources. He is the author of several McFarland titles and lives in Durham, North Carolina.