Name this cancelled TV show.
January 27, 2006 3:58 PM   Subscribe

I have a friend that's trying to remember the name of a TV show from a few years ago that Fox cancelled abruptly. It was a drama about a family that had moved into a fire station and was having financial problems trying to rebuild it.

Sorry, that's all I was given to go on. I checked the rec.arts.tv pages for the 2000s but I couldn't find anything that sounded like it.
posted by bbrown to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
 
I'm not sure what the show is but found this list of cancelled shows
posted by pantsrobot at 4:21 PM on January 27, 2006


For some reason this made me think of "Brotherly Love", which starred a total of three Lawrence brothers. They lived upstairs from the garage they owned, the place looked kind of like a firehouse; and they weren't doing all that great financially, though I don't think they were trying to rebuild the place.
posted by attercoppe at 5:25 PM on January 27, 2006


Did they also fight Ghosts?
posted by tiamat at 5:46 PM on January 27, 2006


Not much to work with. I've never seen it, but see if any of these jog some memories :

"413 Hope St."
"Get Real"
"Kate Brasher"
"Wonderfalls"

All cancelled Fox shows that I don't know anything about from that time perioid. Grabbed it from imdb.com powersearch.
posted by ill3 at 5:53 PM on January 27, 2006


A little birdie told me the answer was "Thunder Alley" starring Edward Norton and the Osment twins.
posted by cloeburner at 6:16 PM on January 27, 2006


Osment twins? Haley Joel's just one kid...

And I thought Thunder Alley was with Ed Asner... but I don't remember if it was a fire station or like a bowling alley or something ("alley"). TV.com says it's an auto body shop. Tell your birdie to look harder, like I'm about to.
posted by SuperNova at 6:22 PM on January 27, 2006


I found a Fox show called "L.A. Firefighters", that aired in the mid 90's...

(Swiping from IMDb..)

"L.A. Firefighters" (1996)" follows the lives of the members of Fire Co. 132, in Los Angeles County, California. Jarrod Emick stars as Jack Malloy, 132's fire captain who has recently had many difficult decisions to make, on and off the job. Co-starring is Christine Elise, who plays Firefighter Erin Coffey, a Battalion Chief's daughter. She can't stand how her overbearing father made sure that she was assigned to "his" firehouse. He never wanted his "little girl" to be a firefighter and is always trying to undermine her every step of the way.

Doesn't cover the financial difficulty aspect, tho...
posted by Lucinda at 8:25 PM on January 27, 2006


I think "Get Real" is probably it. Skimming through some of the TWoP recaps, looks like the father of the family buys a firehouse with the intention of rebuilding it and turning it into a restaurant, rather than the family actually moving into it, but otherwise it seems pretty close to what you describe. And it was cancelled abruptly -- I saw mention that the final couple episodes were supplanted in favor of showing the Party of Five finale.
posted by alyxstarr at 5:43 AM on January 28, 2006


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