"We don't just have egg on our face," NBC's lead anchor Tom Brokaw said that morning. ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE IN 2000 The evening not only went down as TV news divisions' biggest blunder in recent memory, it also led to sweeping changes in how networks announce election results. "We don't just have egg on our face," NBC's lead anchor Tom Brokaw said that morning. MYNETWORKTV It was bad enough combining UPN and the WB into one new network -- the CW.

But the biggest misstep was what happened to stations that did not join the CW.

After the show's repeats got strong ratings on Adult Swim and netted big DVD sales, the comedy made its way back to broadcast in 2005.

"Family Guy" is now Fox's second-highest-rated scripted series and has produced a successful spinoff ("The Cleveland Show").

As for "Firefly," the show lived on as a theatrical movie ("Serenity") and to this day, no TV series cancellation inspires louder fanboy wails. NBC HIRING BEN SILVERMAN If you have a great dentist, you shouldn't assume he can perform heart surgery.

to honor an agreement to give Conan O'Brien "The Tonight Show." But none of the explanations add up to a convincing excuse for switching up a talk show host who dominated his time period every night. ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE IN 2000 The evening not only went down as TV news divisions' biggest blunder in recent memory, it also led to sweeping changes in how networks announce election results. ET on November 7, all major networks called Florida for Al Gore, then moved the state back to the undecided column at 10 p.m. Bush's first cousin John Ellis running its election desk, was the first to project Florida -- and the presidency -- for the Texas governor. ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE IN 2000 The evening not only went down as TV news divisions' biggest blunder in recent memory, it also led to sweeping changes in how networks announce election results. ET on November 7, all major networks called Florida for Al Gore, then moved the state back to the undecided column at 10 p.m. Bush's first cousin John Ellis running its election desk, was the first to project Florida -- and the presidency -- for the Texas governor.

All networks followed suit until that call, too, was retracted and the state was pronounced again "too close to call" at 4 a.m. All networks followed suit until that call, too, was retracted and the state was pronounced again "too close to call" at 4 a.m.

But it's pretty tough to beat failing to uncover in a background check the disturbing criminal history of a man cast on a VH1 dating show who ended up... THE CASTING OF RYAN JENKINS There's been a slew of reality-show blunders over the past decade.

But it's pretty tough to beat failing to uncover in a background check the disturbing criminal history of a man cast on a VH1 dating show who ended up murdering his wife.

Jenkins was then charged with the murder of his spouse and took his own life.

The shows were canceled, and the casting process for reality shows are undergoing heightened scrutiny. THE CASTING OF RYAN JENKINS There's been a slew of reality-show blunders over the past decade.

The shows were canceled, and the casting process for reality shows are undergoing heightened scrutiny. MOVING JAY LENO FROM NBC' S "THE TONIGHT SHOW" Leno's new primetime show is like New Coke: A product nobody wanted replacing a product everybody liked.