32. Man Finds Food

A follow-up series to the popular Man Vs. Food, starring Richman, Man Finds Food, was a more grounded travel show with a foodie angle.

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The show was pulled from the airwaves late in the day in 2014, after Richman caused widespread controversy on social media using the hashtag #thinspiration. Richman suggested that that those who criticised him should consider killing themselves. The show was initially indefinitely postponed.

31. Airwolf

Initially, the helicopter-based TV show went in for fairly dark storylines dealing with espionage and Cold War politics, but as it became clear kids were tuning in just for the action, the producers insisted on toning things down.

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Unfortunately, these changes completely backfired: not only were they unpopular with audiences, but the show’s creator Donald Bellisario was so angry that he quit the production for good. Another significant problem was leading man Jan-Michael Vincent, a troubled man whose struggles with drugs and alcohol frequently made things difficult behind the scenes.

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