Worst T.V. Shows

by TheRetroNerd | created - 09 May 2013 | updated - 09 May 2013 | Public

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1. American Idol (2002– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

Twelve American finalists (six men and six women) compete in a singing contest.

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell

Votes: 20,611

2. The X Factor (2011–2013)

TV-PG | Music, Reality-TV

In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".

Stars: Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid, Mario Lopez

Votes: 5,663

3. America's Got Talent (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Stars: Howie Mandel, Nick Cannon, Sharon Osbourne, Mel B

Votes: 8,657

4. Britain's Got Talent (2007– )

60 min | Game-Show, Music

A variety of acts perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges, for a chance to win £250,000 and to perform at the Royal variety.

Stars: Declan Donnelly, Amanda Holden, Simon Cowell, Anthony McPartlin

Votes: 3,470

5. Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Reality-TV

A peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blended Kardashian-Jenner family, including sisters Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall and Kylie.

Stars: Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Kris Jenner

Votes: 24,976

6. Jersey Shore (2009–2012)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV

A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several New Jersey 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups.

Stars: Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola, Nicole Polizzi, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Jenni Farley

Votes: 22,428

7. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (2012–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV

A reality TV show featuring the life of Toddlers and Tiaras competitor Alana, A.K.A. 'Honey Boo Boo', and her overweight family, as they live every day.

Stars: Jo Shannon, Alana Thompson, June Shannon, Jessica Shannon

Votes: 7,133

8. Will & Grace (1998– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Gay lawyer Will and straight interior designer Grace share a New York City apartment. Their best friends are gleeful and proud gay Jack and charismatic, filthy-rich, amoral socialite Karen.

Stars: Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes

Votes: 48,587

9. Dharma & Greg (1997–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

A free-spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they get married on the first date. Though they are polar opposites, he fulfills her need of stability and she fulfills his need of optimism.

Stars: Jenna Elfman, Thomas Gibson, Joel Murray, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 27,392

10. Glee (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club.

Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith

Votes: 129,917

11. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 267,671

12. The Office (2005–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

A mockumentary on a group of typical office workers, where the workday consists of ego clashes, inappropriate behavior, and tedium.

Stars: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 333,368

13. Hannah Montana (2006–2011)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Adventures of a teenage pop star who keeps her identity secret from even her closest friends by using a disguise on-stage.

Stars: Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles, Billy Ray Cyrus

Votes: 34,891

14. Ugly Betty (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude in the cutthroat world of New York fashion.

Stars: America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz

Votes: 38,251

15. America's Next Top Model (2003– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

A cyclical competition where women from all over the U.S. compete for the honor of being America's next "it girl" in the modeling world.

Stars: Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks, J. Alexander

Votes: 16,870

16. Full House (1987–1995)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A widowed broadcaster raises his three children with the assistance of his rock 'n' roll brother-in-law and his madcap best friend.

Stars: Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 50,223

17. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–2019)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

After learning that her friends, as well as herself, are the magical Elements of Harmony, studious unicorn Twilight Sparkle is sent by her mentor, Princess Celestia, to Ponyville to study the magic of friendship with help from her friends.

Stars: Ashleigh Ball, Tara Strong, Tabitha St. Germain, Andrea Libman

Votes: 18,336

I have no problem with bronies; except for the messed up ones who make the pornographic pony fan-fics. Those ones I have a problem with.

18. Teletubbies (1997–2001)

TV-Y | 28 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

In this television show for babies, the four colourful Teletubbies coo and play in idyllic Teletubbyland. They repeat fun, infant-pleasing activities such as rolling on the ground, laughing... See full summary »

Stars: Rolf Saxon, Jessica Smith, John Simmit, Nikky Smedley

Votes: 6,444

19. Dancing with the Stars (I) (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner.

Stars: Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman

Votes: 9,077

20. Dr. Phil (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Talk-Show

Talk show in which Dr. Phil McGraw invites guests to confront their problems.

Stars: Phil McGraw, Robin McGraw, T.D. Jakes, Travis Stork

Votes: 2,999

21. The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

Oprah Winfrey hosts a live audience talk-show with celebrity guests and discusses daily stories.

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King, Chris Rock

Votes: 4,485

22. The View (1997– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

A panel of four real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations for a variety of topics.

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Virginia Hamilton, Sunny Hostin

Votes: 6,079

23. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 47,488

24. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Justin Chambers

Votes: 225,795

25. Private Practice (2007–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A spin-off of the medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" centering on the life of neonatal surgeon Addison Montgomery.

Stars: Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland, Taye Diggs

Votes: 21,086

26. Operation Repo (2007–2014)

Reality-TV

Take a look inside the fast-paced, high pressure world of car repossession with a team of highly trained professionals from California's San Fernando Valley.

Stars: Froylan Tercero, Matt Burch, Sonia Pizarro, Lou Pizarro

Votes: 1,599

27. Doctors (2000– )

30 min | Drama

The daily lives of staff at a Birmingham medical practice, including their often dramatic involvements with their patients.

Stars: Adrian Lewis Morgan, Diane Keen, Jan Pearson, Matthew Chambers

Votes: 1,000

28. My Super Sweet 16 (2005– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Teenagers throw epic sweet 16 birthday parties.

Stars: Mary Morrison, Quincy Brown, Shad Moss, Cher Hubsher

Votes: 2,827

29. The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Reality-TV

A reality television series focused on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stars: Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks

Votes: 3,049

All the rest of the The Real Housewives included.

30. The Biggest Loser (2004– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

The simple idea of The Biggest Loser, is that "whomever loses the most...wins."

Stars: Bob Harper, Alison Sweeney, Jillian Michaels, Dolvett Quince

Votes: 4,874

31. New Girl (2011–2018)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

After a bad break-up, Jess, an offbeat young woman, moves into an apartment loft with three single men. Although they find her behavior very unusual, the men support her - most of the time.

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Hannah Simone

Votes: 174,608

32. Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 (2012–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Chloe is a New York party girl with the morals of a pirate. She causes trouble for her naive small town roommate, June, and Chloe's best friend, James Van Der Beek.

Stars: Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, Michael Blaiklock, Eric André

Votes: 32,936

33. Dawson's Creek (1998–2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence.

Stars: James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson

Votes: 32,708

34. 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business - if only they can raise the cash.

Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 86,754

35. Reba (2001–2007)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

Reba McEntire stars as the titular characater in this smash sit-com about a single mom of three, navigating life in a Houston suburb.

Stars: Reba McEntire, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Steve Howey, Christopher Rich

Votes: 12,582

36. Teen Mom (2009– )

60 min | Reality-TV

A documentary series that follows four of 16 & Pregnant's first season stars, Farrah, Maci, Amber and Catelynn as they face the challenges of motherhood.

Stars: Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout, Farrah Laurel Abraham

Votes: 4,373

37. 16 and Pregnant (2009– )

60 min | Reality-TV

A documentary series focusing on the controversial subject of teen pregnancy. Each episode follows a 5-7 month period in the life of a teenager as she navigates the bumpy terrain of ... See full summary »

Stars: Drew Pinsky, Weston Gosa Jr., Weston Gosa, Ebony Jackson

Votes: 2,529

38. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A close knit group of six friends try to make it through their teens while attending Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Votes: 29,607

39. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 143,992

40. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of the Family Guy (1999) neighbor and former deli owner, Cleveland Brown.

Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jason Sudeikis

Votes: 37,410

41. The Osbournes (2002–2005)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music, Reality-TV

A look at the home and family life of Ozzy Osbourne.

Stars: Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Kelly Osbourne

Votes: 3,269

42. American Gladiators (1989–1997)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Game-Show, Sport

The teams compete in such events as Power Ball, Assault, The Wall and Hang Tough. The Eliminator round decides the winner of the tournament.

Stars: Mike Adamle, Jim Starr, Raye Hollitt, Larry Thompson

Votes: 2,132

43. Snooki & JWoww (2012–2015)

TV-14 | Reality-TV

Follows Jersey Shore BFF's, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley as they start a new chapter in their lives and take over Jersey City.

Stars: Roger Mathews, Nicole Polizzi, Jenni Farley, Jionni LaValle

Votes: 2,252

44. Mr. Young (2011–2013)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A fourteen-year-old kid named Adam Young graduated college when he was nine. He got a job at Finnegan High School as the science teacher. His best friend Derby and older sister Ivy go to ... See full summary »

Stars: Brendan Meyer, Matreya Fedor, Gig Morton, Emily Tennant

Votes: 1,134

45. Ridiculousness (2011– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

Rob Dyrdek shows us some of the funniest videos with two of his friends.

Stars: Rob Dyrdek, Chanel West Coast, Sterling Brim, Chris Pfaff

Votes: 5,543

46. Mad (2010–2013)

TV-PG | 12 min | Animation, Comedy, Family