NBC’s newest sitcom About a Boy premiered last night. The show, based on the popular book-turned-film and created by Jason Katims, could very well be a hit for the network. However, it already has one strike against it: David Walton. Walton is a talented actor, but he’s yet to catch a break — all of his shows have been canceled after just one season. And he’s not the only one with this bad luck. Here are ten great actors who unfortunately doom the shows that they’re on.
Not only is David Walton the inspiration for this list, but he might also be the unluckiest actor on it. His curse began in 2004 with the quickly forgotten Mike White sitcom Cracking Up. 2006’s Heist was canceled within just one month. Quarterlife, based on the web series of the same name, was canceled after the pilot aired — understandably so, because it had the worst ratings of any NBC show in that particular time slot in almost 17 years. From there, Walton went back to comedy with 100 Questions, Perfect Couples, and Bent. All were on NBC and all were canceled within a season. The three sitcoms had a combined total of 25 episodes.