Tuesday, October 27, 2015
10/27/1993 South of Sunset goes south
That's the point. South of Sunset was cancelled after only one showing. Practically a record.
Glenn Frey of the Eagles starred as a private eye. The show was heavily promoted during the World Series but ratings were disappointing (in some parts of the country the premiere was replaced by coverage of wildfires) and so Sunset immediately sank below the horizon.
Oddly enough, I saw that single showing, and I have seen worse. I remember a moment when the young African-American sidekick finds himself alone in a convertible limousine. "Ladies and gentlemen," he announces, "the first Black president of the United States!" Then he pantomimed being assassinated. Seemed funny at the time.