12 TV Shows You Won’t Believe Actually Aired on Television
So, I’m a bit of a nerd for pop culture history, especially when it comes to television. Don’t get me wrong, I love movies, too. But I spent way too much of my childhood watching TV non-stop, so it’s natural that I’m able to pull out the most random fact about an episode of some Nickelodeon TV show that aired in 1997. Thanks, Mom and Dad! Where would I be without all that unrestricted TV access you granted me at such an early age? No, seriously, thanks, because now I can write about this crap for a living!
Anyway, the fact is that knowing a lot about TV means that you’re highly aware of the fact that there’s a lot more bad TV shows out there than good, and that has always been the case. All those shows that make it to a third or fourth season? Anomalies compared to all of TV shows that never make it past season one! I mean, there are terrible TV shows that end up on the air for ages (sup, The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men?), and there are amazing shows that don’t last past Season 1 (hello, Freaks and Geeks and My So-Called Life). But the number of just straight up ridiculous, terrible TV shows that have existed in the past 25 years alone is… borderline embarrassing. Here are 12 examples of terrible TV shows that somehow existed. From awful reality shows to silly kids’ series, we’ve got all the bases covered: