Since the first television show was aired in 1927, from Bell Telephone, there have been thousands of new television shows. Manyome were good, some were great and some of them were the worst shows ever put on film. Even the most devout couch potato could not save these shows.
Some of them lasted only a few weeks or a few months, while some of them lasted a decade or more. Creations like Glee, Seinfeld, The Honeymooners, LOST, Dallas, American Idol, The Fugitive, Happy Days and Dancing With the Stars are all fan favorites.
But, not all of the shows available to viewers were good and many have even earned the title of the worst TV shows of all time.
The shows listed below may be on the favorites list of many people, but according to television viewer statistics, these TV shows probably should have never been put on film.
My Mother the Car
Jerry van Dyke, brother of Dick van Dyke is the star in this show. Jerry van Dyke is hit with the misfortune of discovering his mother has been reincarnated – as a talking car.
This show is a spin-off of the very popular comedy show, Laugh-In. This show lasted for only one episode and it was cancelled before it even began.
When Things Were Rotten
Another creation by Mel Brooks, this show was modeled after Men in Tights, a 1933 movie.
The very paoplar drama Dallas helped to kill Manimal. Even though only eight episodes of Manimal were ever aired, there is still a strong cult following. In 1983, Simon MacCorkindale and Melanie Anderson were the stars in the show where MacCorkindale transformed himself into different animals. He not only transformed, he also used his special animal powers to fight crime.
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer
Desmond Pfeiffer, a Black Englishman is kidnapped and sent to America where he has to work on a slave ship and eventually for Abraham Lincoln. Only four of the eight filmed episodes were ever aired, mainly because the show made light of slavery and there were many jokes with slavery as the punch-line.
Pink Lady and Jeff
This is a variety show that aired in 1980, but not many people got a chance to see it. It starred two Japanese singers, who spoke broken English as the stars. It also featured Jeff Altman.
This was a musical cop show with undertones of the police drama, Hill Street Blues, coupled with CSI. It aired in 1990 and the series lasted for less than three months.
Melanie Griffith, Hugh Jackman and Lloyd Owen filmed eight episodes of this show and only two of them made it to viewers television screens. CBS aired the first program, on October 18, 2007.
UPN delivered Shasta McNasty to television views. It was a program about three lazy band members, who has no desire to write song lyrics, because of their wild antics. Not only did the trio chase women and play loud music, they also did not believe in paying rent.
Homeboys in Outerspace
Twenty one episodes of this crazy space adventure show aired in late 1996 on into 1997. Flex and Darryl Bell starred in this parody that did just not take off.
There are thousands more TV shows that were produced, put on the air for a short while and they were never seen again. The list above is only ten of the biggest flops in television history, according to television viewers.