I thought I’d say farewell to 2014 by excising the memory of the worst television had to offer in the past year. The list is an official Dirty Dozen of shows that were misconceived from the start, or smothered potentially great ideas under the weight of terrible writing (making one wonder how their creators could have even had that good of an idea to begin with).
There are no reality shows here – neither competition or alleged slice-of-life variety does much for me so I tend not to watch them. I haven’t seen everything, so there are probably a ton of awful shows that I have never seen. Feel free to add your thoughts on terrible shows in the comments.
So as to not single out a single worst show of the year, I’ve listed the contenders alphabetically.
With Crossbones moving into the 10pm slot on Friday, May 30th, NBC has released some very interesting videos in its support – an action-packed extended trailer and an interviews with John Malkovich (Edward Teach aka Blackbeard).
Next week is a big week for NBC – no fewer than five summer shows premiere. In order: American Ninja (Monday, May 26 at 9/8c), America’s Got Talent (Tuesday, May 27 at 8/7c), new medical drama The Night Shift (Tuesday, May 27 at 10/9c), new half-hour comedy Undateable (Thursday, May 29 at 9/8c) and NBC’s big pirate series, Crossbones (Friday, May 30 at 10/9c).
NBC is ramping up its most ambitious summer schedule yet, with six scripted series to go with summer hit America’s Got Talent and fellow returnees American Ninja Warrior and Last Comic Standing.
Highlighting the scripted shows is sixteenth century pirate drama Crossbones, starring John Malkovich and Richard Coyle, hospital drama The Night Shift, comedy Undateable and the new unscripted culinary competition series Food Fighters. Follow the jump for times, dates and series descriptions.