Every year during pilot season a bunch of television shows premiere and a bunch of television shows disappear. Generally the shows that never see an episode two are actually pretty good but due to lack of promotion or no named writers, they get the boot. Unfortunately the shows that do stick around are not that great and lack the tools needed to move on to an exciting season two. There are a number of shows out there that have been lagging for the last several seasons and there seems to be no end in sight. A lot of networks are guilty of keeping shows around because the writer or creator has made a name for themselves or the lead actor is popular, and keeping the show around is hoping that the popularity of the lead actor will bring in better numbers.
Channels like HBO, Showtime and even a few network channels like ABC and NBC, are guilty of keeping a show on the schedule even though they do not have the fan support or the numbers. There is no special formula that makes a television show a guaranteed hit; besides having a few or even one great character that many people can relate to, a great show generally requires a few great plot points, exciting storylines and overall, having the ability to know when enough is enough. Do you ever find yourself watching a show that even you have to admit needs to bow out gracefully? There is nothing worse than watching a show you once loved and having to defend its relevance to the masses knowing deep down that even you question its significance.
9 Vampire Diaries
8 CSI: Cyber
7 New Girl
5 Once Upon A Time
4 Pretty Little Liars
3 Two Broke Girls
2 Grey’s Anatomy
No we do not hate on Shonda Rhimes here at The Richest. It may seem like we do because we have two of her shows back to back on this list but let’s be honest, Scandal has been lagging a bit. We will say it did deserve a season two, even a third but it is the fourth and the fifth and the sixth season that we did not need. The back and forth between Olivia and Fitz is starting to exhaust the masses and just when they finally did get together and Liv was living it up in the White House she went ahead and screwed it all up. What kind of ending is this show going to have? More importantly, when will they decide it is time to stop?
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