Dumbest TV Shows In History

Astoundingly horrid TV series which stun me with how long they remained on the air.
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1.
Jersey Shore (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several New Jersey 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups. (40 mins.)
“ If Seinfeld was a show about nothing then Jersey Shore is a show about less than nothing. Reality TV couldn't have possibly sunk lower before this show demonstrated that the bottom was several rungs below what we had seen previously. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
2.
CSI: Cyber (2015 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Special agent Avery Ryan works to solve crimes as a CyberPsychologist for the FBI. (44 mins.)
“ A catch basin for every insipid cliche of forensics shows with acting the calibre of Mexican soap operas ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
3.
Pitch (2016 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young pitcher becomes the first woman to play in the Major Leagues. (60 mins.)
“ Petulant young drama queen becomes major league baseball pitcher for the hapless San Diego Padres (Who could use the help) in a series which very much appeals to those few female viewers who don't find baseball tedious and difficult to follow.

Pitch fills the main requirements for any series sure to get canned after half a season or less. Usually that means an absurd premise (Check!) but also very much includes the implicit defense for any claim that the network does not feature enough series with strong female characters or shows with African-American leads.

"Great idea," said feminists everywhere about Pitch just before they channel surfed over to the good stuff on cable like everyone else does these days. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
4.
Cop Rock (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
In what must have been one of the shortest lived series on network television, "Cop Rock" was part "Real... (60 mins.)
“ Insane! Even if everything else on the air is either a test pattern or an infomercial no one would watch this weirdness. This is one of those shows that made a convincing case against the very concept of scripted television. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
5.
The Trouble with Tracy (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
(30 mins.)
Director: Seymour Berns
“ Canada's hidden shame ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
6.
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
The Brady family sings, dances, and performs comedy skits. (60 mins.)
“ Variety shows suck but more so when they have a bizarre concept like this one. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
7.
My Mother the Car (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
The story of the relationship between a man and his mother, the latter having been reincarnated as a 1928 Porter automobile. (30 mins.)
“ They canned this one pretty quick which was one of the first hints I got that TV producers have actual souls. My Jealous Girlfriend The Car would have been more fun. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
8.
Transparent (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An L.A. family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out. (30 mins.)
“ Brilliant actor Jeffrey Tambor but pretty blatant grab for GLAAD acclaim. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
9.
Homeboys in Outer Space (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Straight-laced Morris Clay and fun-loving Tyberius Walker are two Han Solo wannabes who fly around the galaxy in the Space Hoopty... (30 mins.)
Director: Gerry Cohen
“ WTF? ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
10.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Contestants, selected by calling a phone number, are chosen based on their ability to arrange 4 answers to a question in the correct order the fastest... (60 mins.)
“ The title is a stupid question and so are the questions quizmaster Philbin is asking. Jeopardy for special ed class. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
11.
The Leftovers (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Three years after the disappearance of 2% of the global population, a group of people from New York struggle to continue their lives, while they cope with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event. (60 mins.)
“ Cynical attempt at cultivating viewership via quirky plot points which are supposed to be profound but merely elicit vexation followed by apathy. Unlikable characters placed in absurd situations results in a sad waste of an excellent cast. This paint-by-numbers attempt at a cable show misfires in every conceivable direction over the heads of viewers. Whatever critical acclaim it has must be from people who haven't seen it but merely read the cast list and the plot summary. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
12.
Lost in Space (1965 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course. (60 mins.)
“ Asinine concept with shockingly inept execution. Special effects so primitive they make the Flash Gordon serials on the 1930s look brilliant. Junk science fiction of the worst kind. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
13.
Bob Patterson (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
(30 mins.)
“ Intriguing comic premise in an industry ripe for lampooning that they failed to find a single funny moment with. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
14.
Hot in Cleveland (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Three 40-something best friends from Los Angeles are flying to Paris when their plane makes an emergency landing in Cleveland. Realizing that all the norms from Los Angeles don't apply anymore, they decide to celebrate a city that values real women and stay where they're still considered hot. (30 mins.)
“ Cast of appealing veteran actresses in an unfunny jumbled mess of a sitcom. Why was this garbage on the air for so long? ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
15.
The Michael Richards Show (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The show is about Vic Nardozza (Michael Richards), a lanky and bumbly P.I., working for McKay Investigative Services... (30 mins.)
“ Before his disgraceful, hateful, racist (what else could you call it?) rant at a comedy club this was the low-point of Cosmo's career. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
16.
Friday Night with Ralph Benmergui (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.0/10 X  
(60 mins.)
“ Another attempt at a latenight talk show in Canada. Until Strombolopoulos nothing worked and this one was the worst. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
17.
Pink Lady (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
(60 mins.)
Director: Rudy De Luca
“ TV exec Fred Silverman's biggest mistake in a career filled with a number of brilliant historic successes. This is show that was so utterly weird it defies one to even to begin to describe it without laughing. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
18.
The Littlest Hobo (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The wandering adventures of an intelligent german shepherd dog.
“ More of the dark underbelly of the Canadian entertainment industry. This time with some mutt outsmarting and out-acting human performers. Call animal services! ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
19.
Dr. Vegas (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A young, unconventional doctor lives and works in an old-school, Palms-like hotel/casino in Las Vegas. (60 mins.)
Director: John Herzfeld
“ Further proof you can't build a show around just Rob Lowe and Joe Pantoliano should stick to playing baddies in movies. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
20.
Happy Endings (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
This Chicago-set sitcom follows the intertwined lives of six young urbanites trying to learn the ropes of adulthood. Through breakups and whatever other curve-balls life throws them, the pals stick together. (22 mins.)
“ How does a show get so dumb that not even Elisha Cuthbert can save it? ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
21.
Joey (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In this spin-off of Friends, Joey Tribbiani moves to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. (22 mins.)
“ Consolation prize for Matt Leblanc that he didn't get the kind of career his cast-mates did after friends wrapped which showed why. Complete waste of Drea DeMatteo. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
22.
Guys with Kids (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
30-something dads struggle as parents because they are still children at heart. (22 mins.)
“ Dumb! ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
23.
Kourtney & Kim Take New York (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
The Kardashian girls have opened a new Dash store in New York City. Kim and Kourtney move there to help make it a success.
“ Tacky airheads from Hell... ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
24.
Snooki & JWOWW (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
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.
“ The Gruesome Sisters are back! ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
25.
Joan of Arcadia (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Millions of people speak to God. What if God spoke back? Life just got a hell of a lot more confusing for teenage Joan Girardi... (60 mins.)
“ Inept and pointless in whole or any given part. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
26.
Hollywood Game Night (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Features two contestants, each with a team of celebrity guests, competing in pop culture party games for a chance to win $25,000. (43 mins.)
“ If you're watching this you probably don't like TV but you probably don't like your neighbors enough to invite them over to play games either. This is what network TV is becoming - A staging ground for activities people did before there was TV with strangers as surrogate participants. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
27.
Babes (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The series follows babes a trio of plump siblings who had other things on their mind besides their weight: like work... (30 mins.)
“ Yuck! ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
28.
Sports Night (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Casey McCall and Dan Rydell are sports anchors and best friends. At "Sports Night", their nightly cable program... (30 mins.)
“ Take a brilliant idea for a sitcom then jam liberal propaganda and absurd views on human nature in with plots that go nowhere and you have some idea what viewers got with this TV drektacular. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
29.
Bosom Buddies (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford. (30 mins.)
“ Absurd ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
30.
B.A.D. Cats (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
"B.A.D." stands for "Burglary Auto Detail," and the B.A.D. Cats are a team of cops who investigate car thieves. (60 mins.)
“ Gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffer before she learned to act as a police woman investigating auto theft. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
31.
Not My Department (1987 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
32.
Ironside (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Centers on Robert T. Ironside, a tough, sexy and acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases.
“ Blatant reach for overlooked demographics. I give it six episodes before they yank it. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
33.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time to become Earth's greatest hero. (60 mins.)
“ Too much Twiki, not enough Princess Ardala. By the second season they were ripping off Battlestar Galactica and not in a good way. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
34.
Partners (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Two Chicago lawyers from vastly different backgrounds unexpectedly meet in court as they each face a personal crisis... (22 mins.)
“ Talented comedic actors, clever premise, solid direction yet somehow not a single funny moment thus far. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
35.
Joanie Loves Chachi (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
The romantic adventures of Joanie Cunningham and Chachi Arcola as they pursue music careers in Chicago. (30 mins.)
“ Scott Baio proved Chachi didn't need Joanie. Given that Happy Days was in steep decline Joanie and Chaci should have stayed in Milwaukee. ” - JasonDanielBaker
 
36.
Snoops (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In this detective series with a comical note, Glenn Hall runs an unconventional flashy Private Detective agency in Los Angeles... (45 mins.)
“ David E.Kelley bomb ” - JasonDanielBaker