Recently I came across a great thread on Eonline’s message board entitled ‘One Hit Wonders.’ The thread discussed your favourite shows that lasted a mere season. Needless to say I’ve seen quite a few shows cancelled before their time (FIREFLY, JACK & BOBBY, GROSSE POINTE, FREAKS & GEEKS etc.) but one such show has recently stood out, as I’ve been catching it in reruns on the ‘W’ network in Canada.
MISS MATCH featured an adorable Alicia Silverstone as Kate Fox, divorce attorney/match maker. Viewers watched as Kate tried to create the ‘perfect match’ all the while ignoring her own love life completely. The show featured an incredible supporting cast including Kate’s father (Ryan O’Neil), a reluctant legal associate (James Rodney), and obligatory sexy best friend (Lake Bell). Created by Darren Star (SEX & THE CITY), the show lasted a mere season and in this TV addict’s opinion, was cancelled far before it’s time.
MISS MATCH was well written, funny and featured interesting and unique stories. Throughout its 18 episodes, the show managed to snag the ‘Who’s Who’ of hollywood guest stars. Some actors you may recognize include: Nathan Fillion (FIREFLY), Bradley Cooper (ALIAS), Dina Meyer, Jenna Fischer (THE OFFICE), Amanda Foreman (ALIAS, FELICITY), Daniel Dae Kim (LOST), Richard Kind (SPIN CITY), Adam Goldberg, Kathleen York (THE WEST WING), Josh Radner (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), and Charisma Carpenter (ANGEL).