Worn Out Their Welcome

30 TV shows that were aired for TOOOO long due to either Jumping The Shark or just not being good to begin with.
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1.
Happy Days (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. (30 mins.)
 
2.
Murder, She Wrote (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters. (93 mins.)
 
3.
Matlock (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer. (60 mins.)
 
4.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
 
5.
Diff'rent Strokes (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem. (30 mins.)
 
6.
M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation. (25 mins.)
 
7.
Roseanne (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law. (22 mins.)
 
8.
Knots Landing (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the Ewing clan of Dallas, arrive in Knots Landing to make a new home for themselves. However, scheming Abby Fairgate-Cunningham later breaks up their marriage when she seduces Gary. (60 mins.)
 
9.
Gimme a Break! (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend... (30 mins.)
 
10.
Dallas (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family. (60 mins.)
 
11.
Little House on the Prairie (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West. (60 mins.)
 
12.
Archie Bunker's Place (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The further misadventures of Archie Bunker, now the owner of a local pub, and his regulars. (60 mins.)
 
13.
Laverne & Shirley (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s. (30 mins.)
Director: Cindy Williams
 
14.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
15.
A Different World (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college. (60 mins.)
 
16.
Welcome Back, Kotter (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A compassionate teacher returns to his inner city high school of his youth to teach a new generation of trouble making kids. (30 mins.)
 
17.
Good Times (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects. (30 mins.)
 
18.
Alice (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A greasy-spoon diner in Phoenix, Arizona is the setting for this long-running series. The title character... (30 mins.)
 
19.
Saturday Night Live (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show. (90 mins.)
 
20.
Cops (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
This action-packed police show follows real-life law enforcement officers from various regions and departments... (30 mins.)
 
21.
Jerry Springer (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Among his peers' other talk-shows, Jerry's is of the more passionate and of the more sensational. His topics range from bisexual affairs to rape... (60 mins.)
 
22.
Married with Children (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous. (22 mins.)
 
23.
Law & Order (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court. (45 mins.)
 
24.
Big Brother (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Contestants must compete against each other for a chance to win $500,000 in a house wired with cameras and microphones, capturing their every move for a TV and Internet audience. (44 mins.)
 
25.
Survivor (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars. (60 mins.)
 
26.
Two and a Half Men (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house. (22 mins.)
 
27.
King of the Hill (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A straight laced propane salesman in Arlen, Texas tries to deal with the wacky antics of his family and friends, while also trying to keep his son in line. (30 mins.)
 
28.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. (22 mins.)
 
29.
Baywatch (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Television series about a cadre of attractive lifeguards who patrol a crowded recreational beach. (60 mins.)
 
30.
Baywatch Nights (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
In this -far less successful, hence shorter-lived- Baywatch spin-off, Mitch Buchannon, the reliable... (60 mins.)