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TV Shows That Should Be Canceled  

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List Rules Vote up shows you truly hate, and vote down shows that should remain on the air. Only add shows that are still on the air.

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 2019 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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Teen Titans Go! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2013
Teen Titans Go! is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics fictional superhero team, the Teen Titans. The series was announced following the popularity of DC Nation's New ...more
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Real World is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
mr.mercenary added 1992
The Real World is a reality television program on MTV originally produced by Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray. First broadcast in 1992, the show, which was inspired by the 1973 PBS ...more
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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2005
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more
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Naked and Afraid is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
MikeLeebaw added 2013
Naked and Afraid is an American docudrama series that airs on the Discovery Channel and premiered on June 23, 2013. Each episode chronicles the lives of two survivalists who meet for the first ...more
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Last Call with Carson Daly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
udontneedtoknowmyname added 2002
Last Call with Carson Daly is an American late night television program hosted by Carson Daly and broadcast on NBC. Formerly a traditional talk show, the half-hour program consists of several ...more
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The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
but chickens double d added 2011
The Amazing World of Gumball is a British–American animated television series created by Ben Bocquelet for Cartoon Network. Produced primarily by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, it ...more
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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
GrowlitheGrowlithe added 2010
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as part of its My Little Pony toy franchise, which is tied in with the 2010 launch of dolls and play sets, ...more
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RuPaul's Drag Race is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
ChloeFletcher added 2009
RuPaul's Drag Race is an American reality competition television series produced by World of Wonder for Logo. RuPaul plays the roles of host, mentor, and source of inspiration for this series, ...more
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Pawn Stars is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2009
Pawn Stars (History, 2009) is an American reality television series that chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, a 24-hour family business operated by ...more
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Samson en Gert is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
1990
Samson & Gert is a Flemish children's television series produced by Eline van Noppen, centered on the talking dog Samson and his owner Gert. In its entire run, the show was originally aired ...more
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Britain's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2007
Britain's Got Talent (ITV, 2007), often abbreviated to BGT, is a televised British talent show competition, and part of the global Got Talent franchise created by Simon Cowell. Contestants ...more
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WWE RAW is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
icoachfb added 1993
WWE Raw is a sports entertainment television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings on the USA Network in the United States and Tuesday mornings on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. ...more
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
1999
Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more
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Coronation Street is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
MatthewGill added 1960
Coronation Street is a British soap opera created by Granada Television and shown on ITV since 1960. The programme centres on Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional town based on ...more
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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2001
The Amazing Race is a reality television game show in which teams of two people, who have some form of a preexisting personal relationship, race around the world in competition with other teams. ...more
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The Rachel Maddow Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
bearstillrae added 2008
The Rachel Maddow Show is a daily news and opinion television program that airs on MSNBC, running in the 9:00 pm ET timeslot. It is hosted by Rachel Maddow, who gained popularity with her ...more
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Inside Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
bearstillrae added 2013
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central, 2013) is an American sketch comedy television series created by Amy Schumer and Daniel Powell. Each episode is divided into segments of varying length – ...more
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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
JamesRLock added 1997
Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters, is a long running Japanese children's anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television ...more
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The Affair is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Willy Freeman added 2014
The Affair is an American television drama series created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi. The series premiered on Showtime on October 12, 2014. A TV-14 version of the pilot episode was made ...more
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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2009
NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009. NCIS: Los ...more
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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
GrowlitheGrowlithe added 1999
SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of ...more
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Botched is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
ChloeFletcher added 2014
Botched is an American reality television series that premiered on E! on June 24, 2014. It follows doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif as they "remedy extreme plastic surgeries gone ...more
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Henry Danger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
bR385 added 2014
Henry Danger (Nickelodeon, 2014) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Schneider and Dana Olsen. A 13-year-old boy (Jace Norman) lands a part-time job as a sidekick of Captain ...more
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Mom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
LanaYoshii added 2013
Mom is an American sitcom that premiered on September 23, 2013, on CBS. The series stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney and was created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, as well as Gemma Baker. ...more
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Ridiculousness is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
VanessaHawelu added 2011
Ridiculousness is an American comedy clip show that began airing on August 29, 2011. On television, the show is rated TV-14 due to language and violence, hosted by Rob Dyrdek and co-hosted by ...more