America's Worst TV Shows

Based on the description, name these TV shows that among the lowest-rated shows on IMDB.
Among shows with at least 5,000 votes as of July 3rd, 2018
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Last updated: July 28, 2018
First submittedDecember 10, 2014
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Description
Show
1
Reality show that exploits the dysfunctional life of a child beauty pageant contestant
Here Comes
Honey Boo Boo
2
A panel of four women discuss miscellaneous issues on morning TV
The View
3
A look inside a family of fame-hungry Armenian-Americans
Keeping up the
Kardashians
4
A gaggle of desperate women compete to win a rose from a single man
The Bachelor
6
Show for babies starring four colorful creatures with shapes on their heads.
Jerry Falwell thought that the purple one was gay.
Teletubbies
9
Before this show, many had no idea about "Guido" or "Guidette" stereotypes
Jersey Shore
13
Desparate wannabes compete to be America's next great singing sensation
American Idol
14
Moms try to prepare their teenage daughters to become professional dancers
Dance Moms
15
B-list celebrities compete in a dancing competition
Dancing with the Stars
20
She's just an everyday teenager - with a secret identity as a pop star
Hannah Montana
25
People get the chance to be fired by an orange tyrant
The Apprentice
27
Hunky and busty lifeguards must keep the beach safe
Baywatch
32
Contestants live in an Orwellian house with video cameras everywhere
Big Brother
35
Bearded Texan solves crime with punches and roundhouse kicks
Walker, Texas Ranger
37
Perhaps people were expecting a documentary about a city in Ohio,
not this unfunny spinoff of "Family Guy"
The Cleveland Show
38
Women submit to psychological torture for a 0% chance of becoming a supermodel
America's Next Top Model
39
People face their phobias - usually by eating live worms or insects
Fear Factor
51
Ashton Kutcher plays pranks on his celebrity pals
Punk'd
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Level 73
Dec 10, 2014
Only got 4, and I only knew about them from what other people have said.
+1
Level 82
Dec 11, 2014
I've watched 7 (well no more than an episode or two except for 2 that I've watched more) and I missed 7 of them completely as in haven't even heard of them (thank god). The missing 6 weren't too hard to guess.
+2
Level 88
Dec 12, 2014
Got 10 without reading any clues, just putting in shows that the internet loves to hate.
+1
Level 81
Feb 7, 2015
Haha... the first one already shows up on my embarrassing chapeters in US History, Part 4 quiz.
+5
Level 72
Jul 5, 2018
Are these all about people named Peter?
+1
Level 81
Jul 28, 2018
huh?
+2
Level 81
Jul 28, 2018
oh.. chapeters..
+1
Level 78
Feb 7, 2015
I've seen less than a third of them but still scored 11. Never heard of six of them. I'm surprised at some that didn't appear here. Duck Dynasty would be on my list of those, but my niece loves the show so maybe I'm out of touch.
+2
Level 81
Feb 8, 2015
I would vote for Pawn Stars, American Restoration, Ice Road Truckers, Swamp People, and, especially, Storage Wars... because they ruined one of my favorite channels. I know the latter was originally A&E but I've seen it rebroadcast on History, too.
+4
Level 81
Feb 8, 2015
I guess add in Haunted History, too. And Ghost Hunters, both the SyFy and Discovery Channel versions, two of the dumbest reality TV shows ever made.
+4
Level 64
Jan 12, 2018
It's disgusting what reality TV has done to television. Animal Planet is garbage. History Channel is garbage. Discovery channel is garbage. TV is dead
+2
Level 81
Jun 30, 2018
HBO, Showtime, AMC and Netflix still do some good stuff (and maybe Cartoon Network; Comedy Central used to but pretty sure their time has passed); some of the best shows in television history are being made.... but yes the gems are hidden amidst a sea of reality TV garbage and most of the mainstream networks are all but unwatchable anymore.
+3
Level 81
Jul 4, 2018
Ancient Aliens surely deserves a mention!
+2
Level 72
Jul 28, 2018
Animal Planet used to be such a great channel. I can't even watch TV anymore, almost every show is complete garbage.
+1
Level 73
Jul 28, 2018
How about all those naked shows? Dating Naked, Naked and Afraid... Because who need clothes to make TV, right?
+1
Level 81
Jul 29, 2018
Reality TV is all about churning out low-budget garbage programming so if they can fire the writers *and* the wardrobe people, they're saving even more money.
+2
Level 70
Feb 7, 2015
Sadly I got most of these.
+1
Level 47
Feb 8, 2015
I kept trying toddlers and tiaras I didnt think of honey boo boo
+2
Level 60
Feb 9, 2015
I agree with your category of 'worst' but you could also add Maury and his endless DNA tests; Jerry Springer and his ridiculous fights & foul language; all of the 'housewives' shows and 99% of the current 'reality' shows. I personally do not watch any of them and cannot figure out how they get such high viewing scores.
+2
Level 42
Mar 28, 2016
Naked and Afraid and Ancient Aliens should be on here.
+1
Level 69
Oct 24, 2016
This cannot be an accurate list if Cop Rock isn't on it.
+1
Level 72
Jul 4, 2018
"Cop Rock" was actually kind of great in its surreality.
+1
Level 55
Nov 11, 2016
I know "Shake It Up" from watching an entire day's Disney lineup at the Tripler Army Hospital emergency waiting room. That place is just awful.

Also "Austin & Ally."

+2
Level 63
Aug 31, 2017
Funny descriptions. Some great artists did come out of American Idol though but they didn't necessarily win it. I'm thinking of Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry. You should see other countries versions. Some Top 10 or whatever contestants are worse than people who didn't get past the Re-Call of American Idol. I stopped watching the German "DSDS" years ago. In the beginning it was funny how people thought they had it but it got way too bad at some point.
+2
Level 78
Jul 3, 2018
Could you accept "Dancing with Stars"? And if you feel generous, America's Next (Super)model, I couldn't remember "top"...
+1
Level 80
Jul 3, 2018
Ashton, not Aston.
+5
Level 69
Jul 3, 2018
Well it is certainly true that Teletubbies was Godawful, it is incorrect to pin this on America. Although it was broadcast in the U.S., this is a UK show that first appeared on BBC2 and then on CBeebies.
+2
Level 81
Jul 4, 2018
And it is a bit unfair to judge it from an adult's perspective. All shows aimed at todlers are godawful.
+1
Level 77
Jul 29, 2018
There's some perfectly tolerable UK ones (even ones produced by Ragdoll). Teletubbies (and, more so, In the Night Garden) are, however, godawful drug-fuelled nightmares.
+1
Level 71
Jul 4, 2018
Loved the descriptions! Orange tyrant, hahaha. I got 12, which was a surprise because I've never watched any (most don't air in my country). Somehow I had expected those to be mostly obscure shows but most of them are widely known.
+1
Level 70
Jul 4, 2018
Got 13/18. I haven't heard any of those I missed. The sad thing is that 7 of the rest have been aired in my home country (either translated or with participants from my country). It's good to see that we get la creme de la creme when it comes to reality formats...
+1
Level 72
Jul 5, 2018
Wow...I got them all and have never watched a single season of any of them. I might have watched a season of DWTS when it first started and was a novel idea.
+1
Level 71
Jul 6, 2018
I've watched or seen one episode of seven of them, brief scenes from maybe another three of them. Of the ones that I've watched multiple episodes or seasons, I loved one of them -- Fear Factor. It was a bummer when that one was discontinued. I like Dancing With the Stars -- except for them trying to pass off some of these people as stars. The dancing and pros are enjoyable to watch (half of the time). Walker, Texas Ranger was a train wreck -- I just couldn't turn away matter how bad it got.
+1
Level 81
Jul 28, 2018
Thought for sure I would have seen at least one full episode of one of the shows on this list, but apparently I got away clean! Not great news for my score, though . . .
+4
Level 79
Jul 28, 2018
Who rated Teletubbies that low? That show seemed like a masterpiece when I was 3 years old.
+1
Level 66
Jul 28, 2018
I tried Toddlers & Tiaras to no avail, apparently there is a whole variety of child beauty pageant reality shows out there (there was also a JonBenet Ramsey special on ID channel, of course).
+1
Level 32
Jul 28, 2018
The "teen girl secret pop star" one confused me, because that also accurately describes Jem. Granted, I wouldn't call Jem the worst, but I'm sure some people would.
+1
Level 71
Jul 28, 2018
I got zero. I read the clues and had no idea what the shows were. After I saw the answers, I knew I never watched any of the shows.
+1
Level 66
Jul 28, 2018
The sad (confusing?) thing is that while these shows all score lowly on IMDB, they're also at the top of the ratings figures.
+2
Level 40
Jul 28, 2018
Why is Teletubbies in this list:/
+1
Level 55
Jul 28, 2018
Haven't watched a single episode myself, but isn't the show called "Keeping Up with the Kardashians?"
+1
Level 54
Jul 28, 2018
Ashton* Kutcher
+1
Level ∞
Jul 28, 2018
Fixed
+1
Level 67
Jul 28, 2018
RuPaul’s Drag Race should be here, that show if you don’t mind me saying, is a cringey pile of garbage.
+1
Level 67
Jul 28, 2018
Somehow I got all of them but Dance Moms, even though I've never seen most of them. The non-reality show entries seem pretty random and mostly arbitrary to me. While I'm certainly not a big fan of Baywatch or Walker: Texas Ranger, I wouldn't have thought to put either on a list with stuff like Jersey Shore.
+1
Level 55
Jul 28, 2018
I used to love Teletubbies and Hannah Montana (that one's a little more embarrassing)! Also, Chris Hemsworth was once on Dancing With The Stars, and he is not a B-list celebrity.
+1
Level 84
Jul 28, 2018
He was at the time.
+1
Level 74
Jul 28, 2018
What's wrong with "The View"? I really liked the few episodes I've seen so far online. Mind you, I've never heard of it outside of those few YouTube Videos, so I might have missed out on some things.
+1
Level 82
Jul 29, 2018
A lot.
+1
Level 38
Jul 29, 2018
"American Idol" is not a bad show. I have watched it for many years and has inspired me to do what I want. If you want a bad show, put Dora the Explorer on this...
+1
Level 82
Jul 29, 2018
Take a female singer who may actually have a good voice then belt out notes lower than her normal voice and hold them way to long to show "power". Formulaic garbage.
+1
Level 78
Jul 29, 2018
I like the concept of The Voice better than Idol. People get a chance on that show who would never make it on Idol because of their looks or age.
+1
Level 82
Jul 29, 2018
All of these answers were gotten by over 50% taking the quiz, but answers to history, geography, science....
+1
Level 32
Jul 29, 2018
What about all of them?
+1
Level 73
Jul 30, 2018
So, I am going to be the only one to admit that I got a 100%? I do actually watch a few of these shows but most of them I knew by reputation.
+1
Level 64
Jul 30, 2018
I kept trying different spellings for Shahs of Sunset before I realized the Kardshians were Armenian and the Shahs were Persian.
+1
Level 67
May 22, 2019
I can't believe I got 16/18, being non-American. HTF? I thought I was going to do really bad on this quiz.