In an ideal world, great shows would stay on TV and terrible ones would be cancelled. But like the film industry, sometimes the success of a TV series isn't governed by quality.
Let's face it; there's a lot of bad television out there. But some shows are so bad that it's incredible that they're still on air, or that they managed to reach their fifth, sixth, or seventh season - sometimes even higher.
The truth is, not everyone is looking for the very "best" of what TV has to offer. Some people don't care about quality, looking for nothing more than light entertainment.
Even so, sometimes someone's got to say "enough is enough". Such is the case with these eight shows, that simply have to go.
8. 2 Broke Girls
2 Broke Girls is an American sitcom starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs. The two play a pair of close friends who work at a local diner, one from a rich background (Behrs) and one who grew up in poverty (Dennings).
The show was never funny to begin with - it's built on the worst kinds of stereotypes, and its two lead characters are astoundingly dumb. Many of the jokes revolve around idiotic misunderstandings, too, and not the satisfying Seinfeld kind.
In fact, a huge number of "witty" one liners are based solely around Kat Dennings' boobs, which is frustrating given the fact she can be a compelling actress when she wants to be. Each week it's just another lazy trope: one of the girls' old boyfriends shows up and causes tension, someone owes someone else a large amount of money and scrambles to pay the debt. It's completely rote stuff that's not even well executed.
After five seasons and with a sixth fast approaching, the main question that remains is: who the hell is still watching?