HBO's been the hardest network out for some time now, and with that reputation comes an expectation for quality. In response to that, the network that brought you the likes of The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Deadwood, Six Feet Under, and Entourage has always approached the ever-expanding TV game with a focused eye. Original programming rarely, if ever, airs on weeknights. That leaves several dozen shows fighting for time slots on the prestigious Sunday night, which in turn, makes the selection process that much more fierce. But now the network is in a rebuilding period. Besides new-classic stalwarts like Game of Thrones and Girls, all of its scripted programming either retired recently (True Blood, Boardwalk Empire) or isn't popping. The world is waiting on True Detective season two, but what else? That got us thinking about all the times news of an HBO script acquisition hit the net, only to bear no results years later. Here are ten shows HBO courted once upon a time that caught our eye. Maybe they might want to blow the dust off these scripts and try again?