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The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015  

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List Rules Only 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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Mr. Robinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
LanaYoshii added Craig Robinson, Jean Smart, Spencer Grammer
Mr. Robinson is an upcoming American sitcom starring Craig Robinson as a music teacher at a middle school. NBC placed a six-episode order for the series on January 6, 2014. Mark Cullen and Robb ...more
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The Nightly Show with Larry Wi... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Holly Walker, Ricky Velez, Mike Yard
Late-night talk show hosted by comedian and former Daily Show contributor Larry Wilmore. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore was an American late-night panel talk show hosted by Larry Wilmore. The show has been described as a combination of The Daily Show and Politically Incorrect. ...more
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Empire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray
Musical drama set in a hip hop world starring Terrence Howard and Tajari P. Henson. Empire (Fox, 2015) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The life of hip hop mogul, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious Lyon (Terrence ...more
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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington
Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson. Former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) tries to find success as a financial ...more
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Backstrom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Rainn Wilson, Genevieve Angelson, Kristoffer Polaha
Crime comedy starring Rainn Wilson based on the books of Swedish author Leif G.W. Persson. Backstrom is an American crime comedy-drama television series developed by Hart Hanson based on the Swedish book series by Leif G. W. Persson. The series is set in Portland, Oregon and filmed in ...more
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Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy
Sitcom about a wealthy family who has to rebuild their lives after they lose all their money. Schitt's Creek (CBC, 2015) is a Canadian television sitcom created by Eugene Levy and Dan Levy. After losing their fortune, a family is forced to rebuild their lives with their sole remaining ...more
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The Slap is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Brian Cox, Melissa George, Lucas Hedges
Drama about a man who slaps another couple's misbehaving child. The Slap is an Australian television drama series. It was first broadcast on ABC1 from 6 October to 24 November 2011. The series is based on The Slap, a 2008 multi-award winning novel by ...more
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World's Funniest Fails is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Terry Crews
Host Terry Crews and a celebrity panel analyze blooper videos.
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Moonbeam City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
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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? .
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Eye Candy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Victoria Justice, Casey Jon Deidrick, Harvey Guillen
Victoria Justice stars as a New York woman who suspects one of her online dates is a serial killer.
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Togetherness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet
HBO comedy about two couples living under the same roof, struggling to keep their relationships and dreams alive. Togetherness (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, and Steve Zissis. Two couples living under the same roof struggle to keep their ...more
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Man Seeking Woman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Jay Baruchel, Eric André, Britt Lower
FXX comedy starring Jay Baruchel based on the short stories from author Simon Rich.
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The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane
CBS sitcom re-hash of Neil Simon's classic play. Executive produced and starring Matthew Perry. The Odd Couple is an American multi-camera television sitcom that premiered on February 19, 2015, on CBS. It is the sixth screen production based on the 1965 play written by Neil Simon, preceded ...more
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The Brink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber
The Brink (HBO, 2015) is an American television comedy created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib. Top U.S. government and military scramble to prevent World War 3 from happening amidst the ...more
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Bad Judge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
ChloeFletcher added Kate Walsh, Tone Bell, John Ducey
Bad Judge is an American legal comedy television series co-created by Chad Kultgen and Anne Heche. Kultgen and Heche also serve as executive producers, along with Will Ferrell, Kate Walsh, Adam ...more
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The Carmichael Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
LanaYoshii added Jerrod Carmichael, Amber Stevens West, LilRel Howery
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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang
Sitcom loosely based on the life of chef Eddie Chang. Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more
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Powers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Alona Tal, Lucy Punch, Jason Patric
Powers is an American online streaming series adaptation of the Powers comic book series published by Marvel Comics under their Icon Comics imprint. The PlayStation Network's first scripted ...more
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh
Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more
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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn
Spin-off of the hit AMC series, Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more
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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
LanaYoshii added Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean
TV adaptation of the hit 1995 movie of the same name. 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more
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The Astronaut Wives Club is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Yvonne Strahovski, Odette Annable, Joanna García
The Astronaut Wives Club is an upcoming American drama television series that was originally scheduled to air on ABC during the 2013–14 American television season. It was officially ordered ...more
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Proof is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
LanaYoshii added Jennifer Beals, Matthew Modine, Joe Morton
Proof (TNT, 2015) is an American drama television series. Following the death of her teenage son, a legal separation from her husband, and a rift with her daughter, Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer ...more
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Rosewood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Dennis, Jaina Lee Ortiz
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Hindsight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Disappointing New TV Shows of 2015
A forty-something woman on the verge of her second marriage time jumps back to 1995. Hindsight (VH1, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Emily Fox. While wrestling with doubts on the eve of her second wedding, Becca (Laura Ramsey) finds herself sent ...more