Never let a bump in the road deter you from your dreams. For a strong case study, look no further than Dick Van Dyke, who actually pushed a sitcom of his own entitled Harry\u2019s Battles. If you haven\u2019t heard of it, you\u2019re not alone, as his project never got off the ground. With the star power and name recognition Van Dike brings, it\u2019s difficult to fathom a sitcom led by him falling flat. But Harry\u2019s Battles only made it as far as an unaired pilot and a trailer for the ill-fated plot. Dick Van Dyke tries to get \u2018Harry\u2019s Battles\u2019 off the ground https:\/\/twitter.com\/SilverAgeTV\/status\/1402282194563911689 On paper, Harry\u2019s Battles had some important advantages in the form of its frontmen, Dick Van Dyke and Connie Stevens of Hawaiian Eye and Grease 2 fame. In 1981, these two stars met up for Van Dyke\u2019s planned sitcom based on the British series A Sharp Intake of Breath. Harry\u2019s Battles would have been an adaptation. RELATED: Julie Andrews Honors Dick Van Dyke At Kennedy Center Honors Van Dyke presented Pittsburgh native Harry, a supermarket manager for whom just about everything is an ordeal, from getting money at the bank to getting his car cleaned. Really, everyone knows what it\u2019s like having one of those days. The final rejection Dick Van Dyke starred in Harry's Battles, unseen by many \/ Wikimedia Commons Instead of blossoming into a fully-realized sitcom series, Harry\u2019s Battles became a losing battle for Van Dyke when TV executives rejected the idea. Cues from test audiences gave executives doubts that the series was actually funny enough to justify supporting it. https:\/\/twitter.com\/bufocalvin\/status\/1388817290481704964 Instead, the would-be show was aired as a TV movie for a shortly-lived moment in the spotlight. But remember, this rejection and apparent failure hit Van Dyke in the midst of his career, and executives weren\u2019t afraid of rejecting even someone with that much star power. Yet, one look at Van Dyke\u2019s filmography reminds fans he absolutely did not call it quits, and in fact remains as active as ever. In that regard, it\u2019s a learning experience for everyone.