It had a mediocre cable network premise
I personally think the premise could've worked if handled correctly, but it wasn't. It was far too absurd to be taken seriously.
a d-list cast
Phylicia Rashad isn't D-list. Alana de la Garza was good on Law & Order and Steven Pasquale was good on Rescue Me.
a laughable name
No argument here. I told my sister it was a bad name when they started production. I'm surprised it wasn't changed at some point.
Wasn't going to succeed. At least not on NBC.
Agreed. Maybe they should've tried it out on USA or even SyFy to see if it established a following. It was thrown into the deep end on NBC without a life-jacket.