pregnancy The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History  

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List Rules Vote up any boring baby character that really didn't add anything to the show

List of the most unnecessary new babies in TV history. These are the babies who were added after the show was off and running but didn’t give a noticeable lift to the show’s quality. In some cases, the show might have been better before the boring baby character was added. Vote up the most unnecessary TV babies, especially the ones audiences weren’t that excited to see.

 New babies are added to a show’s cast for many reasons --  have you ever felt as though not all of the reasons are good? New babies are sometimes used as a Hail Mary attempt to revive a dying TV show. This doesn’t work, however, when the new baby plot feels unnecessary or forced. In these cases, networks or producers will attempt to create hype for the pregnancy, and viewers can sense it. TV babies are also introduced as an ‘awww’ way to end a series, which occasionally comes across as emotional manipulation.

 When an unnecessary baby character is introduced, he or she will often be accompanied by clichés, such as the screaming delivery or the ‘you’re drinking breast milk’ gag. Many unimportant TV babies are also subjected to Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome, going from a newborn to a toddler (or older) in the space of a few seasons. A prime example is Little Nicky from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” who went from infant to preschooler in one season while the rest of the cast didn’t age or change. 

 Whatever the reason an unnecessary TV baby appears, it’s usually to much sighing by audiences. This list contains the most unneeded TV baby characters, the ones who failed to excite. Vote up the most unnecessary, least exciting TV babies of all time.
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59 17
Jerry Conner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Jerry Conner Roseanne - Son of Dan and Roseanne Conner

2
61 21
Nicolas Andrew Banks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Nicolas Andrew Banks The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Son of Philip and Vivian Banks

3
43 13
Chrissy Seaver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Chrissy Seaver Growing Pains - Daughter of Jason and Maggie Seaver

4
43 14
Gracie Margaret Kleinschmidt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Gracie Margaret Kleinschmidt King of the Hill - Daughter of Lucky and Luanne Kleinschmidt

5
33 16
Connor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Connor Angel - Son of Angel and Darla

6
40 25
Eve Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Eve Sheffield The Nanny - Daughter of Maxwell and Fran Sheffield

7
35 23
Jonah Sheffield is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Jonah Sheffield The Nanny - Son of Maxwell and Fran Sheffield

8
20 10
Benjamin Hodge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Benjamin Hodge Desperate Housewives - Son of Danielle Van de Kamp and Austin McCann

9
20 11
Hannah Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Hannah Vasquez Beverly Hills, 90210 - Daughter of Andrea Zuckerman and Jesse Vasquez

10
22 13
Isabelle Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Isabelle Vaughn Alias - Daughter of Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn

11
22 15
Savannah Kinkirk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Savannah Kinkirk 7th Heaven - Daughter of Kevin and Lucy Kinkirk

12
23 16
Charlie Rivera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Charlie Rivera 7th Heaven - Son of Carlos and Mary Rivera

13
30 23
Andy Harris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Andy Harris Roseanne - Son of Jackie Harris and Fred

14
25 19
Holly White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Holly White Breaking Bad - Daughter of Walter and Skyler White

15
17 12
Lucinda Tortelli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Lucinda Tortelli Cheers - Daughter of Carla and Nick

16
25 27
Philip Halpert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Philip Halpert The Office - Son of Jim and Pam Halpert

17
12 14
Olivia Stillfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Olivia Stillfield Designing Women - Daughter of Charlene and Bill Stillfield

18
22 29
Philip Lipton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Philip Lipton The Office - Son of Senator Lipton and Angela

19
15 21
David Crane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
David Crane Frasier - Son of Niles and Daphne Crane

20
17 25
Isabella Turk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Isabella Turk Scrubs - Daughter of Carla Espinosa and Christopher Turk

21
17 28
Jack Cox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History
Jack Cox Scrubs - Son of Dr. Cox and Jordan Sullivan