Winners from losers: Failed TV shows that produced big stars

The biggest TV flops can have a silver lining, and for this collection of failed tube efforts, it’s that they all featured major future stars in their casts. Yep, even a show that lasted a mere two episodes gave audiences their first chance to get to know Hollywood’s greatest female superhero, and future Oscar winner George Clooney was puttin’ a one-season comedy spin on the emergency room long before his career got serious with ER. Here, a roundup of 10 TV shows that were ratings failures but superstar-forecasting hits.