Monday, July 26, 2021

What Might've Been: Chicken Soup (1989)

 After the early success of Roseanne, Marcy Carsey & Tom Werner sold another series to ABC, which was coupled with Roseanne. Unfortunately, Chicken Soup lost a ton of viewers from its lead-in, and was gone before the holidays.

Carsey & Werner teamed with veteran producers Saul Turtletaub & Bernie Orenstein for this short-lived series, a star vehicle for comic Jackie Mason, paired with Lynn Redgrave (fresh from House Calls). Those lost viewers, coupled with some incendiary remarks Mason made about the New York City mayoral election, caused the show's demise.

Mason, who passed away over the weekend at 93, became even more involved in politics in later years as a supporter of Donald Trump.

No episodes are available, so we have this sample intro:

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