Bryan Fuller is no longer involved as showrunner, but a replacement is expected to be named soon. Ordered for two seasons, at 13 episodes each. Untitled M. Night Shyamalan and writer Tony Basgallop are behind the half-hour, episode original thriller.
Shyamalan will also direct the first episode. Kerry Ehrin is showrunner. Picked up for two seasons, 10 episodes each. Untitled Ronald D. Gordon are among the executive producers on this comedy, an anthology series based on stories in Epic Magazine about the lives of immigrants in America. Lee Eisenberg is showrunner. Reggie Rock Bythewood is director and writer.
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A tablet that could only work when connected to a desktop computer. Get the page report to see which corporate executives laughed off disruption and paid for it. The social giant did the same thing in , but shuttered the concept a scant four months later. A song capacity and lack of ability to download songs via the web were the death knell for this iPhone precursor. This weird black orb thing was a media device that could connect to your TV and speakers and stream a list of various music tracks and YouTube videos that you and your friends co-created.
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These were pseudo-smartphones with sliding screens and physical keyboards but no apps or games and pricey data plans. Discontinued after only 6 weeks. A McDonalds burger with cheese, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, ketchup, and mayonnaise-dijon mustard sauce on a potato roll. Designed for adults, it never found an audience the Big Mac was cheaper at the time. Pulled from shelves in for marketing itself as an alternative to illegal street drugs, this over-the-top energy drink has 2.
Way before the start of the cold-brew craze, Maxwell House pioneered selling consumers pre-brewed coffee in a cardboard carton. Missing the obvious opportunity to corner the iced coffee market, they doubled down by advertising that consumers enjoy it hot. Customers were seemingly unwilling to take the extra step of pouring a mug of coffee, then heating it up at that point, why not just brew some real coffee? VHS players were cheaper to produce, which appealed to consumers. Tape length was also an issue: from their release in , VHS tapes could hold two hours, meaning that most movies could fit on one tape; Betamax was capped at an hour in only expanded to two in the early 80s.
These issues and a host of other challenges contributed to an uphill battle that Betamax eventually lost. Even moreso when reviews revealed that the new OS was less user-friendly than XP. This led to users paying to have their Vista systems downgraded back to XP and Microsoft admitting its mistake and allowing computer manufacturers to offer XP on new computers.
It hastened production on Windows 7. Betamax vs. VHS might have had a chance of going the other way, but LaserDisc never seemed to have a shot. This carbonated, coffee-soda beverage had spiced and citrus notes and reportedly split consumers into for and against camps almost immediately. It never found an audience to appease the coffee giant or the soda empire that birthed it, but proved that people would buy Starbucks drinks in a can or bottle, of which there are no shortage today.
It was reportedly lemon lime flavored and astoundingly managed to stay in production until when it was discontinued in the US. This one was an unfortunate hit with hard-partying youths: booze and caffeine. It kept you drunk and wired for as long as you could stomach the dangerous beverage, which put more than a few consumers in the hospital. This brightly-colored beverage did well in taste tests, but not in stores.
One critic opined that consumers likely thought it would taste too much like drinking candy. It was a PR nightmare and the idea was dropped weeks later. Numerous updates and improved models followed, but sales never rivaled the much cheaper Macintosh and it was discontinued in The computers from Patriot Computer Corporation were riddled with manufacturing issues, which the Toronto-based company put a bulk of its resources into fixing, which then drove it out of business.
But not before Mattel took thousands of orders for the holiday season; orders which were never filled. The idea was simple enough: take ketchup, traditionally some shade of red, and turn it different colors through the magic of science. The novelty wore off quickly and though it remained in production for 6 years, this house on fire had long since burned out.
This cartoony, supposedly-user-friendly interface was supposed to help users navigate their computers, but demanded more resources than the average computer at the time could handle. This brightly colored carbonated drink with edible candy balls in it apparently tasted terrible. This idea almost seems bound to fail from the jump: a clunky flip phone introduced in with a lousy interface set up to only receive sports information from ESPN. But Toshiba knew it, hemorrhaging money to the tune of one billion dollars before eventually giving up on the format. Founded by the guys behind Kazaa and Skype, Joost was supposed to deliver content at near-TV quality via a peer-to-peer format.
Despite financial backing, an innovative technological concept, and some early content deals with the likes of Viacom and others, a lack of international rights and pullouts by content providers ultimately hamstrung this fledgling service.
Enter the Nook, their attempt at staying relevant and maybe even reclaiming some of their lost market share from the online retailer. Sony loves the format wars. This entry was an audio format competitor to CDs, but without read-write or computer compatibility, a pretty big miss even in the 90s, when music was just starting to make the digital migration that would eventually become its future mp3s, streaming, etc. Consumers wisely avoided this format. By April , Nike had fired most of the team behind Fuel. No one thinks of wings when they think of McDonalds, which is why even though the wings were reportedly pretty tasty, the burger giant still had 10 million tons of unsold, frozen chicken wings to try to get rid of after the initial run of the ill-fated product.
The surplus prompted a deep discount followed by discontinuation. Ben-Gay was famous as something that smelled strongly and went on the outside of your body, not the inside. This version of the popular activity-tracking device was causing skin irritation and even blisters so severe that it resulted in a class-action lawsuit in California. Yogurt, for whatever reason, seems to be disproportionately marketed towards women, so it might have made a certain kind of sense to the team at Cosmo that decided to try to slap the Cosmo brand on some yogurt and see if it sold.
Shelves were stripped of this spurious product in six weeks. The consumer would then, theoretically, assemble the bits of the sandwich together at a later time so that they could enjoy their still-crisp lettuce and tomato. Burger lovers passed on this unwanted innovation. This was a burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches and proved too much for the average consumer, weighing in at 1, calories. This was essentially a folded-over pizza, loosely alluding to the idea of a calzone; it weighed over a pound. This vainglorious effort was tied to The Sharper Image, their sole retailer, a place no one associated with meat.
After that, you could just toss the discs out or pay an additional fee to continue watching them. Iridium launched 66 linked satellites into orbit to use for their satellite phone network. Now come the downsides: dollars-per-minute usage rates ouch and a cellphone reportedly the size of a brick. It was killed by poor marketing, an insufficient controller, and a broader crash in the North American video gaming industry in the early s.
DATs were supposed to replace conventional audio tapes and allow higher-quality recordings. While there were plenty of weaknesses to harp on, probably the biggest flaw was its chiclet-style keyboard, which reviewers reported was near unusable. It was plagued by overheating, case cracking, and was underpowered to boot, a triple-threat that consumers passed on. Flavored Oreos can be great golden, birthday cake, reverse, etc. This weird flavor combination failed to find a following with consumers.
It was only available for a limited time anyway, which is just as well. Yogurt is one of those things that usually thought of in the US, anyway as just sort of generally healthy and good for you, without much scrutiny or rigor. It never caught on and quietly vanished, unmourned. Cereal and milk and a spoon in a box, no refrigeration needed. It failed because it was marketed as a simple, all-in-one breakfast for kids, but kids had trouble with the packaging. In an era when second-hand smoke and not the exhalations of vapers was the primary concern of smokers and non-smokers alike, RJ Reynolds aimed to eliminate second-hand smoke and thus preserve or even expand their customer base by delivering a smokeless cigarette.
Football league competitor to the NFL, created in and headed up by none other than Donald Trump himself. It originally played in the spring and summer to avoid competing directly against the NFL. Date of death: spring Many of these flops were born of legacy companies looking to change to stay competitive or relevant. The result was underwhelming on all fronts: small, boxy, and outclassed by foreign luxury cars.
It pleased no one and was phased out after six years in production probably five too many. Sometimes a flop is born from laziness or oversight, in this case bordering on criminal negligence, as Ford went with shoddy materials in this car that notoriously burst into flames when struck from behind. Possibly seeking to emulate stylistically the pyramids of the culture that is its namesake, the Aztek suffered from an unappealing design that some consumers thought looked too much like a minivan, leading to low sales and a short production run 4 years.
Instead it turned out photos that were small and blurry. Wave was an ambitious platform designed to keep people connected as a combination text and social media platform. The clunky interface and lack of an audience saw this product shelved about a year after its release. Another entrant in the perennial format wars, this music player was almost a good idea with a slick aluminum casing and a small size for the 20 gigs of memory it held.
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But in , Philips could have been forgiven for throwing its hat into the ring with a gaming console. You still had to have two different devices: one for games and one for making calls. Go also had a weak catalog at the exact moment when phone games were storming onto the scene, trampling this underwhelming console beneath their heels. In , a California man filed suit against the donut chain after he learned that their raspberry-filled donuts were not the shining paragons of nutrition he once believed them to be.
The suit alleges that, because the donuts are not made with real fruit, the consumer was denied vitamins he might otherwise have received had the filling been genuine. But its development, with Singapore startup Fusion Garage, was rocky from the start. The troubled product launched March 25, , just weeks before the iPad came out and set the bar for all future tablets.
The internal strife, high price point, weak specs, and lack of app support ultimately doomed this early tablet. The burger chain tried to capture more diners with these ciabatta roll creations, but they never caught on, maybe partially due to the added fact that they actually took longer to prepare than a burger. Harley Davidson cologne shows that not just tech and fast food companies can overextend themselves with an off-the-wall product. Whatever smells one might associate with the venerable motorcycle company, even the most committed biker was likely not clamoring for a branded cologne.
The Sony Airboard was, unwittingly, another pre-iPad attempt at building a tablet. Sony abandoned the product completely in Few corporate flops on this list have been as explosive as this one. Launched in August of , the Note 7 boasted powerful hardware and had consumers chomping at the bit to get their hands on them. The anticipation quickly faded, though, as reports of Note 7s catching fire started hitting the news. By September 2, Samsung had stopped sales of the device.
Next came a formal recall in the US on September 15th and a worldwide recall on October 10th. The product was completely abandoned on October 11th. Who wants a robotic dog? Put your hands down, the answer is everyone. AIBO was a robotic dog by Sony that could respond to commands and speak. However, despite continuing to release new versions until and garnering a strong cult following, these companion robots never became a money-maker for the electronics giant. Sony finally ceased supporting the robotic creatures in That year, Dr.
Seemingly combining the worst elements of an SUV and a convertible including strange body styling and poor rear visibility with the top up , the CrossCabriolet started its life as a concept car before heading to factories and then to dealer lots.