TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome TV Programs

TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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List Criteria: Television shows that should have ended on a high note, but didn't.

Sometimes, the stars align and a TV show actually goes out in its prime - sadly, that doesn't happen very often! Here's a list of shows that should've ended on a high note, but chugged on long enough that the show left viewers wishing they'd cancelled it when it was still great. Here's a list of some shows many argue overstayed their welcome. Vote up the shows that you think should've left sooner, vote down any shows you wouldn't put on this list!


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    Jersey Shore
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    • Actors: Vinny Guadagnino, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Angelina Pivarnick, Jennifer Farley
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Number of Seasons: 6
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    • Actors: Demi Lovato, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Jane Lynch, + more
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Number of Seasons: 4
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    Jon & Kate Plus 8
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    • Actors: Aaden Jonathan Gosselin, Jon Gosselin, Collin Thomas Gosselin, Hannah Joy Gosselin, Joel Kevin Gosselin, + more
    • Premiered: 7273
    • Number of Seasons: 7
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    The Hills
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    • Actors: Whitney Port, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag
    • Premiered: 2006
    • Number of Seasons: 6
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    Desperate Housewives
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    • Actors: Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Lyndsy Fonseca, Dana Delany, Marcia Cross, + more
    • Premiered: 2004
    • Number of Seasons: 8
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    • Actors: Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, + more
    • Premiered: 2005
    • Number of Seasons: 9
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    • Actors: Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh, Sara Ramirez, Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, + more
    • Premiered: 2005
    • Number of Seasons: 9
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    American Idol
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    • Premiered: 2002
    • Number of Seasons: 11
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    • Actors: Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Dave Franco, Eliza Coupe, + more
    • Premiered: 2001
    • Number of Seasons: 9
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    The Cleveland Show
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    • Actors: Seth MacFarlane, Jason Sudeikis, Arianna Huffington, Sanaa Lathan, Will Forte, + more
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Number of Seasons: 3
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    • Premiered: 1998
    • Number of Seasons: 23
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    • Actors: Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter, Zachary Quinto, Dania Ramirez, + more
    • Premiered: 2006
    • Number of Seasons: 4
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    • Actors: Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny, Robert Patrick, Lili Taylor, + more
    • Premiered: 1993
    • Number of Seasons: 9
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    • Actors: Elisabeth Shue, Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson, Elisabeth Harnois, Jorja Fox, + more
    • Premiered: 2000
    • Number of Seasons: 12
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    • Actors: Amy Lee, Michael Flatley
    • Premiered: 2005
    • Number of Seasons: 16
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    America's Best Dance Crew
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    • Premiered: 2008
    • Number of Seasons: 7
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    The Apprentice
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    • Actors: Amy Henry
    • Premiered: 2004
    • Number of Seasons: 12
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    Misfits
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    • Actors: Antonia Thomas, Iwan Rheon, Robert Sheehan, Joe Gilgun, Matthew McNulty, + more
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Number of Seasons: 4
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    House
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    • Actors: Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie, Odette Annable, Lisa Edelstein, + more
    • Premiered: 2004
    • Number of Seasons: 8
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    Sonny with a Chance
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    • Actors: Demi Lovato, Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Brandon Mychal Smith, + more
    • Premiered: 2009
    • Number of Seasons: 2
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