The Most Unnecessary New Babies in TV History

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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  • Daughter of Jason and Maggie Seaver
  • Jerry Conner
    2

    Jerry Conner

    Son of Dan and Roseanne Conner
  • Son of Philip and Vivian Banks
  • Gracie Margaret Kleinschmidt
    4

    Gracie Margaret Kleinschmidt

    Daughter of Lucky and Luanne Kleinschmidt
  • Son of Angel and Darla
  • Benjamin Hodge
    6

    Benjamin Hodge

    Son of Danielle Van de Kamp and Austin McCann
  • Hannah Vasquez
    7

    Hannah Vasquez

    Daughter of Andrea Zuckerman and Jesse Vasquez
  • Jonah Sheffield
    8

    Jonah Sheffield

    Son of Maxwell and Fran Sheffield
  • Savannah Kinkirk
    9

    Savannah Kinkirk

    Daughter of Kevin and Lucy Kinkirk
  • Eve Sheffield
    10

    Eve Sheffield

    Daughter of Maxwell and Fran Sheffield
  • Holly White
    11

    Holly White

    Daughter of Walter and Skyler White
  • Lucinda Tortelli
    12

    Lucinda Tortelli

    Daughter of Carla and Nick
  • Daughter of Sydney Bristow and Michael Vaughn
  • Andy Harris
    14

    Andy Harris

    Son of Jackie Harris and Fred
  • Charlie Rivera
    15

    Charlie Rivera

    Son of Carlos and Mary Rivera
  • Philip Halpert
    16

    Philip Halpert

    Son of Jim and Pam Halpert
  • Olivia Stillfield
    17

    Olivia Stillfield

    Daughter of Charlene and Bill Stillfield
  • David Crane
    18

    David Crane

    Son of Niles and Daphne Crane
  • Philip Lipton
    19

    Philip Lipton

    Son of Senator Lipton and Angela
  • Jack Cox
    20

    Jack Cox

    Son of Dr. Cox and Jordan Sullivan
  • Isabella Turk
    21

    Isabella Turk

    Daughter of Carla Espinosa and Christopher Turk