Ok, Here's the team that was assembled. Vince Gilligan, who was coming off "Breaking Bad"; David Shore, who created "House"; heartthrob Josh Duhamel, who was married to Fergie (Black-Eyed Peas) at the time; and Dean Winters, the Allstate "Mayhem" guy. Kal Penn is even in it.

Cop, buddy show, set in Battle Creek, with that kind of talent behind it; and yet, it only lasted a year. There are countless stories in TV and showbiz history of productions that had "hit" written all over them - on paper - and yet, went nowhere. "Battle Creek" was that series in 2015.

"Battle Creek doesn't reinvent the wheel as a police procedural, but it distinguishes itself with biting humor and a darker tone than most network shows." - Rotten Tomatoes

But the cool thing is, with DVD and streaming services now everywhere, you can watch it again, or, in all likelihood, watch it for the first time, because "Battle Creek" is streaming on Netflix. (It's also available per episode for $1.99 on some competing services including You Tube and Amazon Prime.)

If you weren't around, the show premiered on March 1st, 2015. CBS affiliate WWMT made a big deal about it, as did the local media. But as fast as it came, it flopped in the ratings as was gone. The last episode was broadcast on May 24th.

Here's a trailer to give you a taste. It's not House, nor Breaking Bad. But, if you're in quarantine, it might be worth a quick binge.

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