Action! was another show, like the Clerks Cartoon I mentioned earlier, where the creators talked on the dvd about how they were offered a deal from another channel. In this case I think it was HBO, which would have been just starting to get into original programming at the time. It was for less money and less exposure compared to Fox, but they admitted that if they had been on HBO the show probably would have ran for multiple seasons instead of 8 episodes. So I might say not really ahead of its time but more like right time but wrong place.