What to Watch TV Shows That Should Be Canceled  

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Here are the worst TV shows currently airing in 2019, that deserve cancelation after this current season. Though reality TV is often singled out as the trashiest current options on television, numerous shows from a variety of genres have made the cut on this collection of failed entertainment products. Competition to get on the television remains intense, but has lessened over the years, as extensive cable packages and streaming options have exploded the number of new TV series being produced. Of course, this opened up opportunities for stations like AMC and FX to experiment with exciting new programming, but also allows for innumerable bad knock-offs, stupid reality competitions and painfully unfunny comedies. Be sure to also check out the TV shows ending in 2018 we will miss the most.

Featuring popular sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory and New Girl, this list of current shows that need to be canceled include several of today's most watched TV shows. Every year, audiences wonder why so many poorly written and acted shows are produced by networks, but programs like Keeping Up with the Kardashians continue to bring in record-breaking viewership numbers. 

Basic cable channels, particularly MTV and Bravo, seem to be singled out on the list a bit, with entries like The Real World, The Challenge, and the Real Housewives... series taking up a number of the top spots. The list of shows in 2019 that should be canceled also includes a number of once-beloved shows that are seen as "past their prime" or overdue for cancelation.

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1
11,794 2,399
Keeping Up with the Kardashian... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2007
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, 2007) is an American reality television series focusing on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian–Jenner blended family.

2
8,607 1,960
The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2006
The Real Housewives of Orange County is an American reality television series that premiered on March 21, 2006 on Bravo. It has aired nine seasons and focuses on the personal and professional ...more

3
8,079 1,756
The Real Housewives of New Yor... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2008
The Real Housewives of New York City is an American reality television series that premiered on March 4, 2008, on Bravo. Developed as the second installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

4
7,805 1,703
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2008
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an American reality television series that premiered on October 7, 2008, on Bravo. Developed as the third installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

5
8,043 1,743
The Real Housewives of New Jer... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2009
The Real Housewives of New Jersey is an American reality television series that premiered on May 12, 2009 on Bravo. Developed as the fourth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

6
7,531 1,693
The Real Housewives of Beverly... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2010
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is an American reality television series that premiered on October 14, 2010 on Bravo. Developed as the sixth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

7
7,475 1,876
The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2002
The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show debuting in 2002 on ABC. For all seasons, the show is hosted by Chris Harrison. There are three related series: The Bachelorette, ...more

8
3,971 993
Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added 2011
Dance Moms is an American reality television series that debuted on Lifetime on July 13, 2011. Created by Collins Avenue Productions, it is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Abby Lee Dance ...more

9
5,619 2,587
Dr. Phil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2002
Dr. Phil is a talk show hosted by Phil McGraw. After McGraw's success with his segments on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil debuted on September 16, 2002. On both shows McGraw offers advice in ...more

10
5,722 2,443
Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2000
Big Brother is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV series of the same name created by producer John de Mol in 1997. The series follows a group of contestants, known as ...more

11
5,206 2,315
America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2003
America's Next Top Model is an American reality television series and interactive competition that premiered on May 20, 2003. It originally aired on UPN, whose merger with The WB created The CW ...more

12
5,032 1,433
The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
curtis.gates added 2003
The Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date ...more

13
4,390 2,669
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2000
Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show, contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes. The show uses a ...more

14
4,039 1,388
The View is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
DennisNJ added 1997
The View is an American talk show and entertainment/infotainment program that has aired on ABC since August 11, 1997, as part of its daytime programming block. The show's concept was conceived ...more

15
3,620 1,214
Mud Men is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2011
Mud Men is a British television series on the History channel. The series follows members of the Mudlarks Society as they hunt for items on the River Thames foreshore that may have changed the ...more

16
4,020 2,199
So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2005
So You Think You Can Dance is an American televised dance competition show that airs on Fox in the United States and is the flagship series of the international So You Think You Can Dance ...more

17
3,448 1,314
The Challenge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
1998
The Challenge is a reality game show on MTV that is spun off from the network's two reality shows, The Real World and the now cancelled Road Rules. It features alumni from these two shows, in ...more

18
3,656 2,222
Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
mr.mercenary added 2005
Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition show airing since 2005 on ABC in the United States, and CTV/CTV Two in Canada. The show is the American version of the British television ...more

19
3,412 2,887
The Voice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2011
The Voice is an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC. Based on the original The Voice of Holland, the concept of the series is to find new singing talent contested by ...more

20
3,393 1,597
Swamp People is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2010
Swamp People (History, 2010) is an American reality series that follows the day-to-day activities of Louisiana natives living in the swamps of the Atchafalaya River Basin who hunt American ...more

21
2,722 1,228
Fox & Friends is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
1998
Fox & Friends is a Conservative American early-morning opinion talk show that begins at 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time with the latest Fox News Live headlines and news of the morning. It continues ...more

22
2,183 647
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2012
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta (VH1, 2012) is a reality television series, and the second installment of the Love & Hip Hop franchise. Featuring appearances from notable figures associated with ...more

23
3,460 2,668
Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
1996
Judge Judy is an American arbitration-based reality court show presided over by retired Manhattan Family Court Judge Judith Sheindlin. The show features Sheindlin adjudicating real-life small ...more

24
3,216 1,478
Hannity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2009
Hannity is a television show on the Fox News network, a replacement to the long-running show Hannity & Colmes. It is hosted by conservative political pundit Sean Hannity. After Fox News' ...more

25
1,933 811
The Talk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
KoolRebel added 2010
The Talk is a talk show created by actress Sara Gilbert, who also serves as the executive producer. The show premiered on October 18, 2010, and airs on CBS as a part of CBS Daytime. Along with ...more