TV shows considered to be the worst

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1. The Adventures of Paddy the Pelican (1950–1954)


The show is notable and infamous for its shoddy pencil-sketch artwork, reused animation, rambling and apparently improvised voice-overs, muffled and poorly synchronized soundtrack, and general low-budget problems.

Star: Sam Singer

Votes: 112

2. Allen Gregory (2011)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

A super smart seven-year-old attempts to attend regular grade school.

Stars: Jonah Hill, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Joy Osmanski

Votes: 3,110

3. Brickleberry (2012–2015)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

A group of never-do-well forest rangers are facing the shutdown of their National Park when a new ranger arrives to help transform them and save the park.

Stars: Daniel Tosh, Roger Black, David Herman, Tom Kenny

Votes: 12,020

4. The Brothers Flub (1997–1999)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The show's title characters are a pair of alien brothers named Guapo and Fraz, both of whom work as couriers, who travel throughout their universe to deliver packages to a different planet in each episode of the series.

Stars: Scott Menville, Lori Alan, Nick Bakay, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 50

5. The Brothers Grunt (1994–1995)

30 min | Animation, Comedy

An interstellar creature grows a group of boils on its back that come to be 'The Grunt Brothers'.

Stars: Doug Parker, Danny Antonucci, Julie Faye, Philip Maurice Hayes

Votes: 194

6. Bucky and Pepito (1959)

Animation, Comedy

The adventures of red-haired Bucky and his Mexican friend Pepito in the American Southwest.

Star: Dal McKennon

Votes: 26

7. Clutch Cargo (1959– )

4 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of a pilot who takes on dangerous assignments.

Stars: Richard Cotting, Hal Smith, Margaret Kerry, Emil Sitka

Votes: 179

8. Space Angel (1962– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

Scott McCloud is the Space Angel, a secret agent for EBI (Earth Bureau of Investigation) on board the spaceship Starduster fighting hard to protect the solar system.

Stars: Ned Lefebver, Margaret Kerry, Hal Smith, Johnny Coons

Votes: 70

9. Captain Fathom (1965– )

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of Captain Fathom and his submarine, the ARGONAUT. His crew-members are Cookie, Ronnie, Scotty, Miss Perkins and Flip the porpoise (sounds familiar). Like Cambria's earlier ... See full summary »

Star: Warren Tufts

Votes: 22

10. Family Dog (1993– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

The twisted adventures of the Binsford family's dog. A spin-off from an "Amazing Stories" episode.

Stars: Martin Mull, Molly Cheek, Danny Mann, Zak Huxtable Epstein

Votes: 406

11. Father of the Pride (2004–2005)

TV-14 | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The misadventures of a family of White Lions who perform with Siegfried and Roy in Las Vegas.

Stars: John Goodman, Cheryl Hines, Orlando Jones, Carl Reiner

Votes: 1,248

12. Full English (2012)

60 min | Animation, Comedy

Revolves around the lives of members of a suburban family called the Johnsons. Hard-working Edgar, the father, is employed by Ken, his borderline-evil father-in law, while his house-proud ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Ayoade, Rosie Cavaliero, Daisy Haggard, Oliver Maltman

Votes: 261

13. The Nutshack (2007–2011)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Two cousins (Phil and Jack) from completely different worlds (the Philippines and the SF Bay Area) are forced to live together by their overly controlling uncle, Tito Dick.

Stars: Ramon Lopez, Jesse Hernandez, Rhia Abarquez, Jamar Logan

Votes: 973

14. The Problem Solverz (2011–2013)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The bizarre adventures of a group of bumbling detectives.

Stars: Kyle Kaplan, John DiMaggio, Ben Jones, George Takei

Votes: 1,279

15. Ren & Stimpy 'Adult Party Cartoon' (2003)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Horror

John Kricfalusi, the creator of the original Ren & Stimpy Show, is back at the helm with new adventures of Ren Höek and Stimpson J. Cat (Stimpy) in Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon, with ... See full summary »

Stars: John Kricfalusi, Eric Bauza, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 1,363

18. The Big Bow Wow (2004– )

60 min | Drama

Drama featuring an irreverent group of 6 girls and guys in their mid-20s, who share the same apartment building - and the same 'Super Pub', named 'The Big Bow Wow'.

Stars: Chris Boyle-McQuarry, Risteard Cooper, Lisa Dwan, Sara James

Votes: 23

19. The Borgias (1981– )

50 min | Biography, Drama, History

The ruthless Rodrigo Borgia intends to become Pope and will not let anything stand in his way.

Stars: Oliver Cotton, Maurice O'Connell, Louis Selwyn, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 141

20. Churchill's People (1974– )

50 min | Drama, History, War

An historical anthology series based on "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples", Sir Winston Churchill's four volume history of Britain and its former colonies.

Stars: Alfred Lynch, Bernard Hepton, Geoffrey Matthews, Mark Donaldson

Votes: 17

21. The Colbys (1985–1987)

60 min | Drama

This spin-off of Dynasty (1981) featured the adventures of Jeff and Fallon Colby in California.

Stars: Charlton Heston, John James, Katharine Ross, Emma Samms

Votes: 764

22. Cop Rock (1990)

60 min | Drama, Musical

The musical adventures of a police force.

Stars: Anne Bobby, Barbara Bosson, David Gianopoulos, Larry Joshua

Votes: 449

23. Crossroads (1964–1988)

30 min | Drama

The four or five times a week adventures of a motel owner, son, daughter and her staff. Drama was never far away from the ringing of the reception bell.

Stars: Noele Gordon, Susan Hanson, Ronald Allen, Paul Henry

Votes: 274

24. Eldorado (1992–1993)

30 min | Drama

A soap opera about the ex-pats who lived in Los Barcos. The series focused mainly on the British and their lives, loves and attempts to make a new life for themselves.

Stars: Campbell Morrison, Patricia Brake, Josh Nathan, Jesse Birdsall

Votes: 159

25. Holby City (1999– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Rosie Marcel, Tina Hobley, Jaye Jacobs

Votes: 1,590

26. Ironside (2013)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Stars: Blair Underwood, Pablo Schreiber, Spencer Grammer, Neal Bledsoe

Votes: 1,492

27. Desire (2006)

3,900 min | Drama

Two brothers, Alex and Louis Thomas, open a small restaurant in New Jersey with their mother, Rita. On their opening night, Louis sleeps with the daughter of a notorious and very ruthless ... See full summary »

Stars: Zack Silva, Eliana Alexander, Kelly Albanese, Michelle Belegrin

Votes: 251

28. Fashion House (2006– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the world of the cutthroat fashion industry, a ruthless mogul (Derek) defends her company against a hostile takeover.

Stars: Robert Buckley, Natalie Martinez, Nicole Pulliam, Garrett Swann

Votes: 591

29. Wicked Wicked Games (2006– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

A scorned woman plots revenge against the man who abandoned her 25 years earlier in order to marry another woman with money to advance his career. The plan is to have her two sons seduce and marry her former lover's two daughters, and in the process destroy the man's life.

Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Kate French, David Smith, Jessie Ward

Votes: 263

30. Watch Over Me (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

A young man, working as a bodyguard for a wealthy but ruthless millionaire industrialist, becomes embroiled in the lives of the people associated with the business involving unscrupulous research in biological viruses.

Stars: Dan Wells, Todd Cahoon, Dayanara Torres, Marc Menard

Votes: 227

31. American Heiress (2007– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Wealthy debutante Elizabeth Wakefield definitely feels a spark when she meets Capt. JD Bruce, but their plane crashes in Guatemala, leaving them struggling to survive. The two begin to fall... See full summary »

Stars: Alicia Leigh Willis, Race Owen, Carter MacIntyre, Joe Manganiello

Votes: 184

32. Saints & Sinners (2007– )

Crime, Drama, Romance

Centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder set against the backdrop of a large southern church.

Stars: Maria Conchita Alonso, Charles Shaughnessy, Scott Bailey, Natalie Martinez

Votes: 57

33. Skins (2011)

TV-MA | 42 min | Comedy, Drama

About a group of teenagers in their final years of high school in Baltimore.

Stars: Danny Flaherty, Ron Mustafa, James Newman, Jesse Carere

Votes: 5,344

34. The Spike (1978– )


Jerome O'Mahony finds life challenging when he becomes acting principal of St. Aidan's Post-Primary School in a working class part of Dublin. The school's tough reputation has earned it the nickname of "The Spike".

Stars: Geoffrey Golden, Jim Fitzgerald, Des Nealon, Gerry O'Brien

35. Supertrain (1979– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

The adventures of a nation-spanning train and its passengers.

Stars: Edward Andrews, Harrison Page, Robert Alda, Patrick Collins

Votes: 149

36. Triangle (1981–1983)

30 min | Drama

A series about the crew and passengers of a North Sea ferry, on the triangular route between Felixstowe, Gothenburg and Amsterdam.

Stars: Michael Craig, Larry Lamb, Paul Jerricho, Scott Fredericks

Votes: 46

37. Viva Laughlin (2007– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Small-time casino owner, Ripley Holden, dreams of opening up a snazzy resort on the Laughlin Strip. Based on the BBC murder-mystery-musical series, "Blackpool."

Stars: Sebastian Tillinger, Carter Jenkins, Jenny Mollen, Lloyd Owen

Votes: 516

38. Galactica 1980 (1980)

60 min | Sci-Fi

When the Battlestar Galactica finally arrives at Earth, they find they must subtly raise its tech level while protecting it from the Cylons.

Stars: Kent McCord, Barry Van Dyke, Robyn Douglass, Lorne Greene

Votes: 3,159

39. Manimal (1983)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A man who can change himself into any animal fights crime.

Stars: Simon MacCorkindale, Melody Anderson, Reni Santoni, Michael D. Roberts

Votes: 1,486

40. The Powers of Matthew Star (1982–1983)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The adventures of high-school student Matthew Star, who is actually a superpowered alien Prince from another world.

Stars: Peter Barton, Louis Gossett Jr., Amy Steel, James Karen

Votes: 288

42. Naked Jungle (2000 TV Special)

60 min | Game-Show

Action-oriented game show for nudists.

Star: Keith Chegwin

Votes: 43

43. Our Little Genius (2010– )


A game show that gives real child geniuses a chance to put their incredible knowledge to the test and win cash for their families.

Stars: Kevin Pollak, Gavin Bryson Thompson

44. Shafted (2001– )


Using general knowledge questions, each contestant bids to answer the question having only heard half. The highest bid answers the question but only gets the points if he gets it right. At ... See full summary »

Star: Robert Kilroy-Silk

Votes: 6

45. Strike It Rich (1951–1955)

30 min | Game-Show

A game show where people relate their unfortunate situations (fatal disease, injury, their house burned down, etc.) in hopes that someone will take pity on them, call the show and give them money or merchandise.

Stars: Warren Hull, Perry Como, Orson Bean, Mr. Cooprider

Votes: 17

46. 3's a Crowd (1979–1980)

TV-PG | 30 min | Game-Show