Some TV shows become instant classics and others become instant jokes. Here are 10 Terrible TV Shows…
1. My Mother the Car
My Mother the Car aired 30 episodes between September 14, 1965 and April 5, 1966. Critics and viewers both hated it and in 2002 TV Guide claimed it was the second worse show of all time.
WWE owner Vince McMahon attempted to expand into football and take advantage of the NFL off season by creating the XFL (Extreme Football League). Unfortunately, people weren’t interested and it was a huge failure. The XFL lasted 1 season in 2001.
3. After Mash
This M*A*S*H Spinoff followed the lives of Colonel Potter, Klinger, and Father Mulcahy after the Korean War ended. It lasted from September 26, 1983 to May 31, 1985 and was cancelled just 9 episodes into the second season.
4. Cop Rock
A musical cop drama that premiered in the 90’s, sadly this show wasn’t a hit.
5. Who Wants To Marry a Multi-Millionaire?
Gather 50 women from 50 different states and have them compete to marry a multi-millionaire, shockingly this show caused controversy with its swim suit competitions and Q&A sessions. They managed to anger both the liberal National Organization for Women and the conservative Media Research Center, at least the two were able to come together in order to hate this one show.
6. Unhappily Ever After
Unhappily Ever After lasted 100 episodes and featured a schizophrenic, alcoholic whose best friend was a toy rabbit. It aired from January 11, 1995 to May 23, 1999 for 5 seasons.
7. Skins US Version
This one makes me sad, I personally loved the UK version of Skins and also enjoyed the US version however most people weren’t fans of the US version. The US just wasn’t ready for this show and it caused a lot of controversy for its sexual content. MTV was also accused of airing child pornography and advertisers pulled out left and right.
8. The One: Making a Music Star
This was a Big Brother type of music competition show that was supposed to rival American Idol. It had the lowest ratings for a premier show in ABC’s history. The show only lasted for 4 episodes and ended with a winner being “undecided.”
9. The Briefcase
Another controversial show, The Briefcase was accused by critics of being exploitative and pitting needy families against each other. Two families were given a briefcase with $101,000 and had to spend 72 hours with the other family, after the time frame they were asked whether they wanted to give away any money or keep it all.
10. The Tom Green Show
The Tom Green Show aired in the US on MTV in 1999 and lasted until March 2000, it was cancelled due to Tom Green’s diagnosis of testicular cancer. The show was #41 on TV Guides 50 Worst TV Shows of All Time.