Six years after the film "Clerks" became a cult hit for writer-director-co-star Kevin Smith, the filmmaker decided to return to his Viewaskewniverse for an animated primetime series. ABC bought the show, which was co-produced by two branches of the Disney family tree at the time, Miramax and Touchstone, although Disney's animation department did have a hand in it, too.
Unfortunately, Clerks was a total dud at ABC, which aired two episodes out of order, then cancelled the show due largely to low ratings, but more likely, someone at ABC got cold feet about airing the show. Comedy Central picked it up, but only ran 4 episodes, including the series opener, which ABC had ignored.
Smith reprises, if you will, as Silent Bob, as part of an ensemble that also included Jason Mewes and Alec Baldwin. The series was released on DVD a year after its aborted TV run with all six episodes intact.