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Worst tv shows of all time list! Work-in-progress! Due 2011!

This is a very early work in progress for the worst tv shows of all time! This list is going to be a part of several major publications, so we are looking for the general public's consensus.

Which tv shows would you add to this list and for what reason?

If there are any tv shows you feel should be removed, what are they? And for what reasons?

This is a work-in-progress compiled of many, many voters over the last several years. The total number of spots is still unknown (may be between 150-300) and due to contractual issues, we cannot supply the names of the investors or companies involved.
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1. Babes (this show went under fire for the mistreatment of 3 chubby fat chicks!)
2. Life with Lucy (Lucy's kiss of death! She was considered for a role on The Golden Girls prior)
3. The Brady Bunch Variety Hour
4. The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer
5. Homeboys in Outer Space
6. Mighty Morphan Power Rangers (starting with "Turbo." How it's lasted 14 more years is shocking considering it hasn't been a pop-culture phenomenon since MMPR Season 4 - Zeo.)
7. Little Mosque on the Prairie
8. Freddy's Nightmares
9. The Golden Palace
10. Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire
11. Three's A Crowd
12. Girl Talk 80's
13. Steve Wilkos Show (It brings on guests that have serious issues (such as father breaking his baby son's arms because he is upset) or some guy molesting the kids of one of his girlfriends. Steve then tries to incite rage in the mother or person that brought the "wrongdoer" on.)
14. Fat Ass (working pilot that never saw the light of day)
15. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (Introduced Venis De Milo with tits who many confused as Leonardo with a female voice)
16. The Tyra Banks Show
17. The Chevy Chase Show
18. I Survived a Japanese Game Show
19. Saturday Night Live (The 2000's era)
20. Lopez Tonight
21. The Bradys
22. Family Matters (Was a Miller B. sitcom ever good?)
23. Roller Girls
24. Hello Larry
25. George Lopez
26. My Mother the Car
27. The Sanford Arms
28. Gloria
29. Sanford
30. Archie Bunker's Place (The '79 Thanksgiving special with Mike and Gloria; Edith's Death rival All in the Family in quality! Past that, this show is a lemon...)
31. The Jerry Springer Show
32. Farmer wants a Life (“Bauer sucht Frau” in Germany where it's very famous)
33. Bachelorettes in Alaska?
34. My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss
35. The Three Stooges (The Joe Bessar era)
36. Who Wants to Marry My Dad (Four grown children shopping among 12 ladies in one of the creepiest/sleaziest things to ever hit TV )
37. Dude What Would Happen
38. The Jay Leno Show
39. Saved by the Bell: The New Class
40. Jawsome
41. The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin
42. The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show
43. Sonic Underground
44. Disney's Doug (The dreaded incarnation born from Nick's popular offspring)
45. TLC's The Little Couple (Makes the freak-show Little People Big World [19 year old heart throb son Jeremy Roloff making the headlines in Dec. 2008; Father arrested for several DUI's] look like gold)
46. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
47. The Garbage Pail Kids
48. The Munsters Today
49. Dungeon Master
50. Top of the Heap (Awful Married with Children spinoff; let's remember how awful MWC itself was after Season 5 when the audience started dwindling.)
51. Baywatch Nights
52. The New Addams Family
53. Jake and the Fatman
54. Mona (Who's The Boss? matriarch runs her own hotel. Maybe The Golden Palace, an equally awful show, got their idea from this? Likely both were born from Fawlty Towers.)
55. The Tempestt Bledsoe Show
56. Mr. T and Tina
57. Baby Bob
58. She's the Sheriff
59. The Lucy Show (The Gale Gordon Season 4-6 era! When it turned into a slap-stick variety mess and centered on stars of the week. Poor Vivian Vance, the fired kids, and the I Love Lucy writers/creators were long gone by this point. The Lucy Show B/W Season 1 is quite good!)
60. Pink Lady and Jim 60's
61. Cop Rock
62. Still the Beaver
63. The New WKRP in Cincinnati
64. The Swan
65. Cleopatra 2525
66. The Tortellis
67. The Hitchhiker (USA network era! Never a good idea reviving a popular R-rated HBO series as a PG watered down snooze fest.)
68. The Art of Being Nick (Family Ties spinoff)
69. The Brady Brides
70. Empty Nests (Golden Girls attempted spinoff -- Not Empty Nest. Paul Dooley and Rita Moreno star!)
71. According to Jim
72. 704 Hauser
73. Joey
74. Mayberry, RFD
75. The Wilton North Report
76. Kelly's Kids (Failed Brady Bunch spinoff attempt)
77. My Big Fat Jewish Wife
78. Little Clowns of Happytown
77. Big Apple Blues (Failed Facts of Life spin-off attempt! There were 7 spin-off attempts in total from the Facts of Life which are all equally horrible.)
78. Hannah Montana (Disney Channel as a whole! Quality kids (in ways geared towards boys) animation programming in Premium network status pre '96/'97 has shifted into pre-teen girls presciption drug popping madness and slutty attire!)
80. The Rerun Show NBC
81. Barney the Purple Dinosaur
82. Bates Motel
83. The Real Gilligan's Island '04/'05
84. Christina's Court
85. That 80's Show
86. Joanie Loves Chachi
87. The Ropers
88. Perfect Strangers

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Re: Worst tv shows of all time list! Work-in-progress! Due 2011!

all reality shows
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The Three Stooges was not a TV show -- they were theatrical shorts
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Freddy's Nightmares at No. 8.... really?
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Turn-On, 1969. So bad it was actually canceled in the middle of its first telecast (they just interrupted the programming and substituted something else) and a lawsuit resulted. As a condition of the settlement, all tapes of the show were locked up and can never be shown again.

I didn't watch that one because I was only four years old then. However, ten years later, the Big Three networks were involved in a race to see who could produce the best Animal House clone for prime time. Delta House won. Brothers and Sisters limped along for a while. And the third entry, Co-Ed Fever, was so dreadful that it lasted only one episode. But I remember watching it distinctly. The only character I remember seeing in anything else was the late lamented Alexa Kenin, who went on to movies such as "Little Darlings" and "Pretty in Pink."


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71. According to Jim

The last couple of seasons the show got old, but I think it was overall pretty funny. Jim and Andy were like the two stooges.

Check this scene that starts at about the 33 second mark...

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The first time I saw this episode, I laughed so hard I got light-headed. Still makes me laugh.
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This list is a joke. Jake and the Fat Man? 5 seasons with a spin off (Diagnosis Murder). Not even close to the worst of all time. No Skin, the Fox show so terrible it made it three episodes?

ETA: No Manimal? Pathetic.
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I don't understand the point of the list. There are shows that never aired, shows that aren't TV shows at all, children's programming, and shows that are intentionally done tongue-in-cheek all ranked on the same arbitrary scale.
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Which "major publications" is this going to be part of so I know never to read them again.

Worst. List. Ever.
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Family Matters at #22?

won't be visiting this thread anymore...haha
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no small wonder?
according to jim, george lopez, perfect strangers werent that bad. i like them all to an extent. they are just mindless comedies.
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I know Lopez has his detractors, but his show is far from one of the worst shows on television.
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Swan's Crossing

Kid's Incorporated

Kidsongz

The Benefactor (starring Mark Cuban and Jenga )

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

The Nine (yes, it sucked donkey balls)

Dollhouse
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Seinfeld
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6. Mighty Morphan Power Rangers
It was show for children. Criticizing it's quality is like criticizing the nutritional value of a hot fudge sundae.

7. Little Mosque on the Prairie
No offense but if you start including Canadian TV shows, then why aren't you including TV shows from Europe, Asia??

11. Three's A Crowd
This wasn't that bad, it was just a failed attempt to spin off a more popular show. There fortunes would have been different if they had Jack marry Chrissy.

12. Girl Talk 80's
Never heard of it. And if I haven't heard of it, it doesn't belong on this list.

14. Fat Ass (working pilot that never saw the light of day)
If it never was an actual TV show then how can it be one of the worst?


19. Saturday Night Live (The 2000's era)
"More Cowbell" and Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. Nuff said.

20. Lopez Tonight
Put this on your list and prepare to be charged with racism.

25. George Lopez
RACIST!!

35. The Three Stooges (The Joe Bessar era)
This is not a TV show.

38. The Jay Leno Show
This was just Jay Leno's Tonight Show in an earlier timeslot. If you want to pick this, why not have the balls to pick super-popular Tonight Show with Leno.

41. The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin
42. The Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm Show
44. Disney's Doug (The dreaded incarnation born from Nick's popular offspring)
See #6

59. The Lucy Show (The Lucy Show B/W Season 1 is quite good!)
Then why is it here?

60. Pink Lady and Jim 60's
Do you mean Jeff?

78. Hannah Montana
You're just a hater.

81. Barney the Purple Dinosaur
You're not supposed to like this. IT'S FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS!!

87. The Ropers
88. Perfect Strangers
Nothing wrong with these shows featuring broad farcical comedy.
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There's a huge difference between SNL being disappointing in the aughts and becoming one of the twenty worst shows of all time. Holy hyperbole! Dick In A Box and Lazy Sunday alone gets that show off this list.
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Man, this has been a rough day. Lose an hour during the night and another 5 minutes going through the massive list in the OP.
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Seinfeld
Um, no. Unless you're referring to the executive producer of The Marriage Ref. Then yes.
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Jerry Springer but no Cheaters? Cheaters is basically Springer on the road...

Horrible list by the way.
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Turn-On, 1969. So bad it was actually canceled in the middle of its first telecast (they just interrupted the programming and substituted something else)
That doesn't even make any sense. Ratings information doesn't come in real-time.
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Who said anything about ratings?
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You're in the Picture was a game show hosted by Jackie Gleason that aired for only one episode on January 20, 1961

The following week, Gleason appeared in the same time-slot and apologized for the show he presented the week before.
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65. Cleopatra 2525
Any show that has three hot chicks running around in skimpy outfits is the "worst" only if you say it on opposite day, and really mean best show ever.
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The idea that it would take several years and require "investors" to put together a list of bad show's is laughable. This is something they assign the new guy at TV Guide to do before lunch.

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