TV Guide's 50 Worst Shows Ever

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  1. Christopher P

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    1. The Jerry Springer Show (syndicated, 1991-present)
    2. My Mother The Car (NBC, 1965-66)
    3. XFL (NBC, UPN and TNN, 2001)
    4. The Brady Bunch Hour (ABC, 1977)
    5. Hogan's Heroes (CBS, 1965-71)
    6. Celebrity Boxing (Fox, 2002-present)
    7. AfterMASH (CBS, 1983-84)
    8. Cop Rock (ABC, 1990)
    9. You're in the Picture (CBS, 1961)
    10. Hee Haw Honeys (syndicated, 1978-79)
    11. The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (UPN, 1998)
    12. Hello Larry (NBC, 1979-80)
    13. Twenty-One (NBC, 1956-58)
    14. Baby Bob (CBS, 2002-present)
    15. Manimal (NBC, 1983)
    16. The Chevy Chase Show (Fox, 1993)
    17. Casablanca (NBC, 1983)
    18. The Ugliest Girl in Town (ABC, 1968-69)
    19. The P.T.L. Club (syndicated, 1976-87)
    20. The Pruitts of Southampton (ABC, 1966-67)
    21. Baywatch (NBC and syndicated, 1989-2001)
    22. The Powers of Matthew Star (NBC, 1982-83)
    23. Sammy and Company (syndicated, 1975-77)
    24. One of the Boys (NBC, 1982)
    25. Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? (Fox, 2000)
    26. Life with Lucy (ABC, 1986)
    27. Turn-On (ABC, 1969)
    28. Supertrain (NBC, 1979)
    29. Howard Stern (E!, 1994-present)
    30. Unhappily Ever After (WB, 1995-99)
    31. Homeboys in Outer Space (UPN, 1996-97)
    32. Co-Ed Fever (CBS, 1979)
    33. Holmes & Yoyo (ABC, 1976)
    34. Alexander the Great (ABC, 1968)
    35. Pink Lady...and Jeff (NBC, 1980)
    36. The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (NBC, 1979-81)
    37. Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (ABC, 1975-76)
    38. Hell Town (NBC, 1985)
    39. Still the Beaver (Disney Channel, 1985-86)
    40. Makin' It (ABC, 1979)
    41. The Tom Green Show (MTV, 1999-2000)
    42. The Flying Nun (ABC, 1967-70)
    43. Woops! (Fox, 1992)
    44. She's the Sheriff (syndicated, 1987-89)
    45. A.K.A. Pablo (ABC, 1984)
    46. Me and the Chimp (CBS, 1972)
    47. Rango (ABC, 1967)
    48. Bless this House (CBS, 1995-96)
    49. The Ropers (ABC, 1979-80)
    50. Barney & Friends (PBS, 1992-present)
    - From Reuters/Variety
     
  2. Todd Terwilliger

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    How Homeboys in Space is better than Manimal, I'll never know. Manimal rules!!

    As for Cop Rock, how can that not be number one? Springer is disgusting, degrading television but it atleast generates some type of energy. Cop Rock is such a drain that even light cannot escape.
     
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    Todd,
    Its the 50 worst shows of all time. So basically Manimal did fare better than Homeboys in Space.
     
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    I must be the only one who liked Cop Rock. I was sorry to see it disappear after two or three weeks.
     
  5. Gary Kellerman

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    Here is one that somebody forgot. CAPTAIN NICE fron 1967.
     
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    What wrong with Hogan's Heroes, and Unhappily Ever After it had Nikki Cox in it so it had to be a good show. [​IMG]
     
  7. John Berggren

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    The only program on the list I cared for at all was Woops! It was clear that it couldn't have a future though, with limited guest star potential.
    Otherwise, if it isn't cancelled yet, it should be [​IMG]. I wonder which of these was the shortest running? It's pretty clear which is the longest.
     
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    Turn On should be #1..that show was, literally, cancelled between the east and west coast showings! Was ABC's answer to Laugh In!!!!


    As for Cop Rock...I liked it a LOT as well!!!!!
     
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    Phe! The only shows I agree with are:

    1. The Jerry Springer Show (syndicated, 1991-present)
    4. The Brady Bunch Hour (ABC, 1977)
    14. Baby Bob (CBS, 2002-present)
    25. Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? (Fox, 2000)
    35. Pink Lady...and Jeff (NBC, 1980)
    50. Barney & Friends (PBS, 1992-present)

    But in a different order.

    I thought that Hello Larry was an average show with some potential.

    Hogan's Heroes? If they want something truly offensive, try Queer as Folk.

    Most of the others I've never seen in my life.

    I made myself a list of what I feel are the 50 worst shows of all time, and it's headed by a show on NBC that starts with an "F," has 7 letters in its title, and doesn't take place in Seattle.
     
  10. Brad Porter

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    I didn't care for Cop Rock, but it was much better than Fish Police (which didn't make the list).

    Also missing:

    Small Wonder
    Out of this World
    Perfect Strangers
    Madman of the People
    Mama's Family

    I could go on, but the inclusion of Hogan's Heroes is definitely a personal vendetta on someone's part.

    Brad
     
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    They have to be absolutely out of their minds to have Hogan's Heroes in the top ten worst shows.
     
  12. Todd Terwilliger

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    Brad,
    Perfect Strangers? I hope hope Balki Bartokomous haunts your dreams! [​IMG]
     
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    I never watch shows that I find awful, so I don't even remember them... couldn't make a list.

    But I have watched bits and pieces of Jerry Springer, and it truly is an awful show. Not that Rikki Lake is any better.

    /Mike
     
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    Manimal was great, thats totally unfair. Apart from anything else, it was just as good as the other gimmicky 'they fight crime!' series of the time, like Street Hawk, Knight Rider, Automan etc.
     
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    hey! what about dukes of hazzard or the 70's version of buck rogers? Ok ok, they had some hotties in them, but they we're still dumb. "BIDIBIDIBIDI" Ahh Mel Blanc as the voice of twiggy
     
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    In any typical year of television there are probably 50 shows worse than Hogan's Heros if you count midseason replacements and such.
     
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    I would have put Hogan's Heroes in my top 25 favorite TV shows (top 10 comedies). I''m glad they didn't list F-Troop!
     
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    That list strikes me a similar to those all time worst movie lists that put Phantom Menace near the top. An honest attempt to rate poor programming would be pretty boring so they throw in some popular stuff to attract viewers.
     
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