10 TV shows that fizzled

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1) Skin (Fox)

"Romeo and Juliet" set in L.A.'s porn world. Scored a 2.2 rating and 5 share in the 18-49 demo.

2) The Brotherhood of Poland, N.H. (CBS)

Sorry David E. Kelley, no one wants to watch middle-age, fat brothers play pond hockey (badly).

3) Coupling (NBC)

The humor and personalities so winning in the original BBC comedy were lost in translation. Even a post-"Friends" timeslot didn't help.

4) The Mullets (UPN)

Longhair dudes with `70s `tudes. The cast included real rocker Michael Weaver and Loni Anderson. Subpar Nielsen numbers brought this sick puppy down.

5) The Next Joe Millionaire: An International Affair (Fox)

Shipping "Joe" overseas did not increase the mileage of what is essentially a one-off gag. No wonder Europeans don't like us.

6. K Street (HBO)

The drama of D.C. lobbyists proved difficult to digest for most outside the Beltway. Producers Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney bailed after 10 episodes.

7. Mr. Personality (Fox)

Woman picks mate from a group of masked creeps. Monica Lewinsky, herself a dubious judge of character, hosts.

8. Are You Hot? The Search for America's Sexiest People (ABC)

Aim: Find "Sexiest People in America." Lorenzo Lamas coined oily phrases ("I've got a burrito coming up south of the border") to describe "hotness."

9. American Juniors (Fox)

What's worse than "American Idol" auditions? The miniature version. Twelve million tuned in at the start, but only 5 million were interested by the finale.

10. Boomtown (NBC)

Critically acclaimed cop show bites dust just two shows into its second season. As a Christmas present to fans, NBC will air the last four episodes Dec. 27 and 28.

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