Oct 31, 2012 8:33AM
Please cancel Teen Mom, Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore and all similiar nonsense.
Oct 30, 2012 1:01PM
God, this guy is right!
The other shows that should be cancelled immediately are all of those start with, "The Wives of ... (fill in the blank)" or "The Women of ... (fill in the blank)". Absolutely unwatchable!
Oct 30, 2012 4:01PM
All the shows about pawn shops, auctions, towing, repos, etc. also need to go.
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14 TV series that should be canceled
By Vinnie Penn
As a child of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and with just so many
television channels to choose from, it is difficult for me to witness the litany
of shows these days that not only wouldn't have gotten the green light back in
the day, but also surely wouldn't have gotten past the pilot. I am talking far
enough back that the closest thing to reality television was, well, "Good
To be clear, I loved "Happy Days," the venerable ABC sitcom that offered Ron Howard a TV victory lap and gave the world The Fonz (Henry Winkler). The series ran from 1975 to 1985 and, admittedly, probably should have called it a day when Richie moved out and his cousin Roger moved into the Cunningham house. That's when the series jumped the shark, not when Fonzie literally jumped a shark. But there was money to be made and the ratings were still strong. This was all long before the trend of going out on top, something the gang from "Friends" and "Seinfeld" were so keen on.
It doesn't take a mathematician to deduce that with so many more channels offering original programming (using the term oh so loosely), and with so many big stars leaving while still in the top spot, there will be a wealth of mediocre-at-best fare with an expiration date of two years ago on it. Here are 14 shows that can go.