By now we all know which shows have survived. All five networks have released their schedules for the upcoming 2014-2015 TV seasons and while there were unjust cancellations (Community, Almost Human) and just renewals (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parenthood, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD), there’s also a group of shows that were renewed that shouldn’t have been.
1. Glee (FOX)
The phenomenon ran its course three years ago and it ruined Jane Lynch. Stop it. Just put it down, and walk away.
2. American Idol (FOX)Name the last winner of American Idol you remember by name. Carrie Underwood? Yep, point made.
3. CSI (CBS)Most people don’t even know this is still even on (though to be fair, my demographic is under 65), let alone that TED DANSON is running this group. I get that CBS think it can’t do any wrong, but endlessly franchising NCIS and keeping CSI around four or five seaons too long instead of developing new dramas is what will eventually bring the network out of the top spot.
4. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
What is there left to say with this show? The best characters have left the show. It should have ended this year with Sandra Oh leaving Seattle. Without her, this show is going to go even further off the rails than Scandal did this season (don’t think it didn’t almost make this list).
5. The Simpsons (FOX)
I get it. 26 years is a long time. The Simpsons is an American institution. It also hasn’t been consistently funny in about 12 years. It’s painful to watch. It’s time to put it to pasture.
Honorobale Mentions: Law & Order SVU (NBC), Bones (FOX), The New Girl (FOX), Hell’s Kitchen (FOX) and Scandal (ABC).