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The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015

Updated June 14, 2019 13.2k votes 2.2k voters 42.3k views29 items

List RulesOnly scripted TV series that premiered in 2015. Upvote the worst new shows - or those that just didn't live up to the hype.

This list of the most disappointing new shows of 2015 includes a number of series that just didn't quite find an audience. They can't all be the best new TV shows of 2015 so only vote for the shows that disappointed you, were just plain bad, and left you wishing you had cancelled cable after all.

Some of the low-ranking shows from the most anticipated 2015 TV shows list are here, sadly among 2015's worst shows, including Backstrom and Galavant. We've also included hit shows like Better Call Saul, Agent Carter, and Fresh Off The Boat since there may be people out there that didn't like those new 2015 TV shows (even though those people are probably monsters).

Upvote the shows that you think are the worst new shows and downvote the ones you actually kinda like. Keep checking back throughout the year as we'll continue to update this list as new shows premiere, to mass disappointment, on TV and through streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu!
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    The Nightly Show with Larry Wi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore

    Holly Walker, Ricky Velez

    Genres (Tv)News, Talk

    Late-night talk show hosted by comedian and former Daily Show contributor Larry Wilmore.
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    Empire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Empire

    Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Family

    Musical drama set in a hip hop world starring Terrence Howard and Tajari P. Henson.

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    Backstrom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Backstrom

    Rainn Wilson, Genevieve Angelson

    Genres (Tv)Crime Drama

    Crime comedy starring Rainn Wilson based on the books of Swedish author Leif G.W. Persson.
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    The Slap is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    The Slap

    Brian Cox, Melissa George

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Drama about a man who slaps another couple's misbehaving child.
  • 5
    Ballers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Ballers

    Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson.... more on Wikipedia

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    Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Schitt's Creek

    Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Sitcom about a wealthy family who has to rebuild their lives after they lose all their money.

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    World's Funniest Fails is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Host Terry Crews and a celebrity panel analyze blooper videos.
  • 8
    The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    The Odd Couple

    Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    CBS sitcom re-hash of Neil Simon's classic play. Executive produced and starring Matthew Perry.

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    Togetherness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Togetherness

    Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    HBO comedy about two couples living under the same roof, struggling to keep their relationships and dreams alive.
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    Mr. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Mr. Robinson

    Craig Robinson, Jean Smart

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

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  • 11
    Eye Candy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Eye Candy

    Victoria Justice, Casey Jon Deidrick

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Mystery

    Victoria Justice stars as a New York woman who suspects one of her online dates is a serial killer.
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    Man Seeking Woman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Man Seeking Woman

    Jay Baruchel, Eric André

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Fantasy

    FXX comedy starring Jay Baruchel based on the short stories from author Simon Rich.
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    Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

    Spin-off of the hit AMC series, Breaking Bad.

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    The Brink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    The Brink

    Jack Black, Tim Robbins

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Political

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    Fresh Off The Boat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Fresh Off The Boat

    Constance Wu, Randall Park

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Sitcom loosely based on the life of chef Eddie Chang.

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  • 16
    Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed... more on Wikipedia

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    Moonbeam City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
    Terrible name for a show, terrible voice actors that sound like robots, terrible animation, terrible script, and it seems like they're ripping off a bunch of other shows. Terrible all around. Just terrible. What happened to comedy central? .
  • 18
    12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    12 Monkeys

    Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull

    Genres (Tv)Adventure, Drama, Mystery

    TV adaptation of the hit 1995 movie of the same name.

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    Powers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Powers

    Alona Tal, Lucy Punch
    Powers is an American online streaming series adaptation of the Powers comic book series... more on Wikipedia
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    Agent Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Agent Carter

    Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Spy-Fi, Superhero

    Spin-off from Marvel's first Captain America movie.

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    Hindsight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    A forty-something woman on the verge of her second marriage time jumps back to 1995.
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    Rosewood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Rosewood

    Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Dennis

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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    Quantico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Quantico

    Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama, Mystery

    Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran.... more on Wikipedia

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    Younger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    Younger

    Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy

    Mistaken for being younger than she really is, a single mother decides to reboot her career and love life as a 26-year-old.

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    The Astronauts Wives Club is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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    The Astronauts Wives Club

    Yvonne Strahovski, Odette Annable

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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