It brought us dozens of new shows and a raft of new talent, and while the full year is yet to unfold, the show’s finest moments have been captured and replayed time and time again. From the first live-action season, through to the final eight episodes, it’s been a stellar run. It’s impossible not to mention that the loss of shows like The Daily Show and Comedy Central, and the loss of even more shows like Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, means that the calendar is a real clattering of great shows that just doesn’t fit with the changing times. There are so many great shows on cable that it would be impossible to cover them all. We’ve rounded up our favorite shows and lost the ones that didn’t make the cut. The show that will never get the closure it deserves is Lost, and we’re not sure what it says for the future of the series. Lost the show: The Lost Journal What happened? This show was the one that got absolutely uproarious. A true thrill, it started as an unscripted dramatic, unscripted dramatic, and it ended as a true emotional tear-jerker. It’s the perfect example of just how good ‘r’ the show gets. Why it went so wrong: The Daily Show was so popular that it didn’t seem like it was going anywhere. The show’s biggest star talent was hosting a show in New York at the time and the idea of a new and exciting game show was huge. The show had so much potential, but it seemed like it was going to be more. It ended up a mess of terrible ideas, including a running gag that had the audience transformed into a giant monster. The show’s biggest star talent was hosting a show in New York at the time and the idea of a new and exciting game show was huge. The show had so much potential, but it seemed like it was going to be more. It ended up a mess of terrible ideas, including a running gag that had the audience transformed into a giant monster. Lost the show: Class of the Trap What happened? This show was so popular that it was even featured on Spike TV, and the idea of a new show in the vein of ‘The Daily Show’ sounded like a good combination. It was cancelled, however, and the show’s biggest star talent was no more. Why it went so wrong: It seems like the perfect convergence point for a TV show to start falling on its face. It started life as a three-part series, with a final episode coming at the end. There was even a planned ending to the show, but it was killed before that. While the show’s biggest star talent was hosting a show in New York at the time, it also had a star in the show. Mitch Hurley, who was the show’s big star, also hosted. Even that star’s brother was in the show, but he was replaced by the now-superstar Jon Stewart. The show went from promising to changing faces, and then went from promising to dead. Lost the show: The Art of Acting What happened? This show was a bit weird, a bit experimental, a bit, well, a bit weird. The theme was ‘of a piece with a bit of everything’ and the cast was an odd combination of talent. Why it went so wrong: It’s hard to say. There’s no secret to it. It was a weird show in a weird year, which is all you can tell? That’s probably the reason it never rose to the top of ratings. While the show’s talent may have been strong, it also had some fairly obvious bad ideas. For one thing, The Daily Show was a latecomer to the scaling TV, and a few of its ideas were, well, unpopular. Why it went so wrong: As mentioned above, the idea of a show that was basically a weekly show that was technically a new show had a lot to live up to. For one thing, it was a wildly popular one, so a weekly show on the same network would have been extremely hard to control. Also, while the show was getting good ratings, the network had a reputation for not ratings-based content, so advertisers who wanted to advertise its shows had to ban it. Even if the advertiser didn’t ban the show, it would be difficult to keep it on the air. A lot of the other ideas that advertisers found hard to control were things like making shows that didn’t have ratings, and ratings that didn’t even exist. How could Lost the show go so wrong? Well, we’re going to say it went off the boil. So, what went wrong?