There is more TV content available today than any single person could ever hope to watch in a lifetime. There are several hundred television channels that air the projects of hundreds more networks and studios around the clock. Simultaneously, dozens of streaming services are busy pumping out original material at a dizzying pace.
Whether you’re a TV aficionado or a casual viewer, it can be overwhelming to decide what to watch. Do you spend your precious few spare hours bingeing “The Tiger King”? Do you sink your teeth into a meaty drama like “Ozark” or relax with an odd comedy like “Bob’s Burgers”? Is your time better invested in watching a popular current series like “This Is Us,” or should you stick with old classics like “I Love Lucy”? While those questions can’t be answered for you so you’ll know exactly which shows would be the best to watch, this list can tell you which ones aren’t worth your time.
Stacker has rounded up the 100 worst TV shows of all time. To make the list, IMDb data on all TV shows was compiled and ranked according to IMDb user ratings, #1 being the worst, as of May 2022. To qualify, the show had to have at least 2,500 votes and be in the English language. Formats like miniseries, reality series, and talk shows, along with regular TV shows on both major and cable networks as well as streaming services are included. Basically, if it airs on TV and isn’t a movie, it was considered for the list.
From soap operas like “The Bold and the Beautiful” to competitions like “The Biggest Loser” and everything in between, these are hands down the worst shows on television.
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