I loved Police Squad!

Police Squad! was cancelled because the viewer had to watch it in order to appreciate it
[Via Boing Boing]

Police Squad!, which hit the air in the fall of 1982, was a thirty-minute comedy on ABC created by Zucker Abrahams and Zucker, who’d had enormous success two years earlier with Airplane!


Just required too much intelligence and attention for the audience at the time. It would do great today.