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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  1. 37
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    Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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    Community is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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    How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders funny for about three seasons

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    Friends is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

  5. 33
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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

  6. 32
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    Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Northern Exposure Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin

  7. 31
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    Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

  8. 30
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    Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

  9. 29
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    Jeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham The original 'reality game show' and still terrible after all these years. Why is it on the air?

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  10. 28
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    The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe

  11. 27
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    Fringe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole

  12. 26
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    Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

    Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

  13. 25
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    Charmed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

  14. 24
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    Private Practice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland

  15. 23
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    American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

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    The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley

  17. 21
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    Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles

  18. 20
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    Sonny with a Chance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Demi Lovato, Tiffany Thornton, Sterling Knight

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    House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

    Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

  20. 18
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    Misfits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

    Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon

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    Donald Trump^! Ivanka Trump^! George Ross

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  22. 16
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    America's Best Dance Crew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Mario Lopez, Layla Kayleigh, JC Chasez

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    Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli

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    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

  26. 12
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    Heroes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

    Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

  27. 11
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    T.J. Lavin, Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio, Aneesa Ferreira

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  28. 10
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    Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson

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    Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

    Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

  30. 8
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    American Idol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

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    Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest

  31. 7
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    Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

    Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

  32. 6
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    The Office is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome

    Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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

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    Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

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    Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Lauren Conrad

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    Aaden Jonathan Gosselin, Jon Gosselin, Collin Thomas Gosselin

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

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    Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

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

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