Unusual Reasons Why Films And TV Shows Were Canceled

Luck Didn’t Hold Up To Its Name

In 2012, HBO released its series Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, about horse racing. When considering how many real horses the show planned to use, it was only a matter of time before disaster struck.

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According to CNN, two horses died during the first season, and a third had to be euthanized after the second. Since ratings were already down and pressure from animal advocacy organizations was only getting worse, HBO decided to cancel the show altogether.