2018 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 2018, 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 2017-2018 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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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.

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7,839 1,788
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

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7,352 1,592
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
7,087 1,550
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

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7,381 1,612
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

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6,900 1,539
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

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6,794 1,714
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

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3,320 838
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

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5,170 2,291
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

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5,244 2,221
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

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4,727 2,103
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

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4,462 1,277
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

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3,997 2,397
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

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3,542 1,212
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

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3,350 1,089
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

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3,701 2,003
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

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3,115 1,184
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

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3,327 1,996
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

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3,087 2,624
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

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2,356 1,054
Fox & Friends is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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3,104 1,453
Swamp People is listed (or ranked) 21 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

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3,196 2,404
Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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1,806 548
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 23 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

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2,892 1,322
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

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1,628 700
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

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2,988 2,089
Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 26 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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2,034 731
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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2,251 1,280
Teen Titans Go! is listed (or ranked) 28 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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2,353 1,625
The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 29 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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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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1,950 1,471
Pawn Stars is listed (or ranked) 31 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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1,842 1,117
Britain's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
2007 {{Infobox television | show_name = Britain's Got Talent | image = | genre = Reality | creator = Simon Cowell | director = Jonathan Bullen | presenter = Ant & Dec | judges = Simon Cowell ...more

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Naked and Afraid is listed (or ranked) 33 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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1,427 513
Mia and Me is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Uzoamaka Obasi added 2011 Mia and Me is a 2011 live action/CGI animated television series created by Gerhard Hahn. The title is about Mia only; as in end of the opening theme song: "There I'm Mia, here, I'm ...more

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1,096 652
WWE RAW is listed (or ranked) 35 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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1,505 860
The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Samson en Gert is listed (or ranked) 37 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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982 611
RuPaul's Drag Race is listed (or ranked) 38 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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1,417 761
My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 39 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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1,747 2,036
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 40 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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975 508
Coronation Street is listed (or ranked) 41 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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805 483
The Rachel Maddow Show is listed (or ranked) 42 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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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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1,268 1,227
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Inside Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Botched is listed (or ranked) 46 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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1,242 1,180
NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 47 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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1,493 2,140
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
1989 The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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1,025 602
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
LanaYoshii added 2012 Nashville is an American musical drama television series. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R.J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan, and Connie ...more

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The Affair is listed (or ranked) 50 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