Most Annoying 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
Keeping Up with the Kardashians 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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The Real Housewives of Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
The Real Housewives of Orange County 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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The Real Housewives of New Yor... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
The Real Housewives of New York City 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

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
The Real Housewives of Atlanta 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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The Real Housewives of New Jer... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
The Real Housewives of New Jersey 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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The Real Housewives of Beverly... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 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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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
The Bachelor 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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Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Tricia Psarreas-Murray added Dance Moms 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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Dr. Phil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Dr. Phil 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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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Big Brother 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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America's Next Top Model is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
America's Next Top Model 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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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
curtis.gates added The Bachelorette 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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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Survivor 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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The View is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
DennisNJ added The View 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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The Choice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
The Choice 2012 The Choice was an American television dating game show that premiered on Fox on June 7, 2012, immediately following the premiere of Take Me Out.

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Mud Men is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Mud Men 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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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
So You Think You Can Dance 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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The Challenge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
The Challenge 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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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
mr.mercenary added Dancing with the Stars 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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The Voice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
The Voice 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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Swamp People is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Swamp People 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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Fox & Friends is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Fox & Friends 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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Judge Judy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Judge Judy 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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Hannity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Hannity 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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Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta 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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The Talk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
KoolRebel added The Talk 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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Operation Repo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Operation Repo 2008 Operation Repo is an American television program that depicts the world of car repossession with a team that portrays fictionalized tales of repossessions from California's San Fernando Valley. ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Grey's Anatomy 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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Real World is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
mr.mercenary added Real World 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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Comic Book Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Comic Book Men 2012 Comic Book Men is an American reality television series airing on the AMC network. It is set at Kevin Smith's comic book shop, Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, in Red Bank, New Jersey.

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Teen Titans Go! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Teen Titans Go! 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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The Amazing Race is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
The Amazing Race 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) 33 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
udontneedtoknowmyname added Last Call with Carson Daly 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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Pawn Stars is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Pawn Stars 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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Britain's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Britain's Got Talent 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) 36 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
MikeLeebaw added Naked and Afraid 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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Mia and Me is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Uzoamaka Obasi added Mia and Me 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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The Jerry Springer Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
The Jerry Springer Show 2011 The Jerry Springer Show, also known as Jerry Springer, or just Springer, is an American syndicated tabloid talk show hosted by Jerry Springer, a former politician. It is recorded at the Stamford ...more

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WWE RAW is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
icoachfb added WWE RAW 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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The Amazing World of Gumball is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
but chickens double d added The Amazing World of Gumball 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) 41 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Samson en Gert 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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RuPaul's Drag Race is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
ChloeFletcher added RuPaul's Drag Race 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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PoliticsNation with Al Sharpto... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
bearstillrae added PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton 2011 PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton is a one-hour political talk show broadcast on MSNBC, hosted by Al Sharpton. It began on August 29, 2011 on MSNBC's weekday 6 PM slot, the first time that the ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
Family Guy 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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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
GrowlitheGrowlithe added My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic 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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Breadwinners is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
KingMarktheShark added Breadwinners 2007

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Coronation Street is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
MatthewGill added Coronation Street 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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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
JamesRLock added Pokémon 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 Rachel Maddow Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
bearstillrae added The Rachel Maddow Show 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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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Shows That Should Be Canceled
GrowlitheGrowlithe added SpongeBob SquarePants 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