TV Program TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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List Rules 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome
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Jersey Shore


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Actors: Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 6

Also Ranked

#24 on The Best MTV Original Shows

#1471 on The Greatest TV Shows of All Time

#200 on The Best Reality TV Shows Ever

#3 on The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

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Glee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome
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Glee


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Actors: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Also Ranked

#147 on The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

#8 on The Best Teen Drama TV Shows

#236 on The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

#1 on The Most Overrated TV Shows of All Time

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Jon & Kate Plus 8 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome
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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

Also Ranked

#5 on The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

#30 on The Best Reality Dramas

#13 on The Best Discovery Health Channel TV Shows

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The Hills is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome
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The Hills


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Actors: Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Lauren Conrad

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 6

Also Ranked

#1514 on The Greatest TV Shows of All Time

#188 on The Best Reality TV Shows Ever

#71 on The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

#38 on The Best MTV TV Shows

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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome
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Desperate Housewives


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Actors: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 8

Also Ranked

#47 on What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

#113 on The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

#5 on The Most Overrated TV Shows of All Time

#311 on The Greatest TV Shows of All Time

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome
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The Office


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Actors: Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 9

Also Ranked

#80 on The Most Important TV Sitcoms

#15 on The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

#18 on The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

#52 on The Most Overrated TV Shows of All Time

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome
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Grey's Anatomy


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Actors: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 9

Also Ranked

#59 on The Best Shows Currently on the Air

#31 on TV Shows That Should Be Canceled

#3 on Non-Reality TV Shows That Should Be Canceled

#31 on The Best TV Shows Streaming On Hulu

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American Idol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome
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American Idol


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Actors: Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 11

Also Ranked

#2 on The Most Overrated TV Shows of All Time

#471 on The Greatest TV Shows of All Time

#233 on The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

#116 on The Best Television Shows of the 2000s

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