What current TV shows do you wish were cancelled?

@burrito88 (2779)
United States
March 13, 2012 11:13pm CST
After the last discussion I started here, I felt I had to follow with this one. For me, the first thing I would do away with are infomercials, especially those that pretend to be serious shows with shill audiences. Next I would like say, can we get rid of the Khardashians? How many shows do these people deserve and how did they get one show in the first place. And don't we have too many of these court room shows like Judge Judy? Could we at least take them off regular TV stations and put them on a network by themselves so the people who like those shows can still watch them. And lets dump Jersey Shore and bring back music videos on MTV. Whatever happened to their VJ's. Let's also take the fake wrestling shows off of networks like USA and SyFy and put them on a channel by themselves. How about clearing up the airwaves and making them safe again for good old fashioned reruns. Or new science fiction. Or westerns, new or old.
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• Australia
20 Mar 12
90% of American crap, a good proportion of British, most home-grown, and all reality TV. Doesn't leave a lot lol. Lash
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@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
24 Mar 12
We don't get much Australian TV if any here in the US. I wish I could stream some through the Internet. I heard that Terra Nova was filmed there but that's now been cancelled. One of my favorites movies was Road Games which was filmed in Australia and makes me wish I could drive across the country.
@AmbiePam (45707)
• United States
24 Mar 12
I am so with you on those court shows. Plus, a lot of reality shows like Jersey Shore, Keeping up with the Kardashians and The Real Housewives of wherever are just trash. I'd also like to see shows like Weeds, Shameless, and Dexter off the air. I don't even have premium channels, but I'm tired of people doing shows, calling them edgy, but really they are excuse for excess on TV. Plus, they always get the awards, when there are plenty of great shows on broadcast TV, the voters just like to reward shows that can say the 'f' word.
@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
14 Mar 12
And ALL these "reality contest" crud! I've pretty much stopped watching TV!
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
14 Mar 12
I'm starting to watch TV from Netflix using a Roku box. I'm catching up on shows i missed, including some new ones like The River and some BBC shows that heven't made it here like newer episodes of Primeval.
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@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
14 Mar 12
I just can't bring myself to pay another monthly fee when I wouldn't watch them either...
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
14 Mar 12
Netflix is $8 a month which is less that what I paid for extended cable or digital cable.
@Gesusdid (1683)
• United States
29 Mar 12
All of these , Hobbie/ Job type shows , like , 1st was Pawn Stars , ok , then there was Caujin Pawn Stars , Now theres Duck Hunters? and someother Hillbilly Rags to Riches show , then there was a Fish tank show smh , like seriously whats next a McDonalds or Pizza Hut Show ? Hollywood is so lazy and willing to put up anything , ANYTHING for ratting$
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
30 Mar 12
One of the things that gets me about some of these shows is the networks they are broadcast on. What do pawn shops (or some of the other shows) have to do with history (History Channel). I remember when Bravo used to shows avant garde movies. The Sci Fi channel used to have sci fi shows and movies whereas the SyFy channel is into reality shows some of which have nothing to do with sci fi. Even MTV, which I never watch when much when they ran music videos, is now running anything but music video.
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
14 Mar 12
I don't get more than just the basic service so I don't have to worry about many of the shows you mentioned. However, I agree with you about most of them. I am a tennis fan so I would like to be able to watch more tennis without having to get ESPN II or some other channels I don't have now; I rarely if ever get to see my favorite players. I have watched Dancing with the Stars in the past but only when there wasn't something else on. The only reason I see to watch the upcoming season is because of host Brooke Burke and contestant Maria Menounos, but they are not really enough if there is a real show on I want to watch. I like science fiction, drama, comedy over all the so called reality shows but even there they need to be good.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
15 Mar 12
Dancing With the Stars seems like a misnamed show to me because so few of the people are really stars. A lot of the people you know are wannabe stars or a trying to revive careers. Reals stars would be too busy for the show. If you want to try to expand your sci fi watching you could trying looking at Netflix online. The have a free subscription for a month. If you like what they have, you can then buy a box to stream to your TV. HULU plus is another alternative to Netflix but their free period is only a week. Both of them cost $8 per month.
@NailTech (6892)
• United States
14 Mar 12
Well, I personally can't see the appeal of the show Rob and the other one after it with the three ( or four?) nerdy guys and the blonde girl. I can't even think of the name of it, but the one dark haired skinny guy reminds me of a robot when he talks and is just overall not funny to me.
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
15 Mar 12
I haven't really cared for most of the crew that have come through Saturday since the originals left. For Rob it seems like Cheech Marin is now making a living by being a token Hispanic. The show you're talking about is Big Bang Theory. I've seen it some but it's starting to wear thin for me. These guys, at least some of them, are supposed to be, I thought, college professors. I went to grad school for chemistry and saw some eccentric professors but anyone as wacked as those guys are would never last a year, let alone get tenure.
@maezee (26652)
• United States
14 Mar 12
I dislike fake wrestling shows too but I know A LOT of people that love them. I remember back when I had cable though, I would be totally disappointed when there would be WWE shows on USA - when what I really wanted was some more Law& Order SVU to watch. . I haven't watched Cable television in quite some time, I haven't had it in about a year. I don't know if I would want Judge Judy cancelled, it's an ALL RIGHT show I guess - but on the days I have off of work - MAN, day time television is TERRIBLE! It's all judge shows and talk shows like Maury - it just seems a little trashy. That's why I can't watch TV on my days off, I get too bored and/or annoyed by it. Maybe a little variation in day time television would be better. Like some prime-time re-runs on during the day or SOMETHING at least a little interesting. *shrugs*
@burrito88 (2779)
• United States
14 Mar 12
When I went to high school and college I sometimes watched wrestling meets. Amatuer wrestling and the Olympics are great but it's a shame as to what passes for wrestling now on TV. It's even worse now than when I was a kid because all the 'wrestlers' are on steroids so they don't even look normal. Regarding court shows, I remember when there was just one, the People's Court. Well, before that we had one other show, Divorce Court. Now with Judge Judy, Judge Joe Brown, and who knows what else it seems like there's too many. And the cases are all the same. The people also too often seem stupid. It's getting a little like Jerry Springer without the fist fights. I have to wonder if all these shows are that much cheaper than paying to run reruns. For me now it's worse since I cut back my cable service to just basic cable. I'd put up an antenna if I knew I'd pick up anything. (I'm in the Poconos where I have to worry about mountains blocking the signals.)