Have you ever witnessed the excitement surrounding a new television show, but months later no one was talking about it as if it never existed? That’s what happens when a show is so bad, that networks pull the plug on it mid-season. While there are shows that are panned by critics but have been loved by fans enough to survive a few more seasons, most terrible TV shows never see the light of day after a few episodes. Here is a list of the worst-rated television shows according to critics since the year 2000. 2005’s flop went for the shock factor but only succeeded in being shockingly bad.
NBC’s Tucker premiered in 2000 and barely lasted a month on the air. When his parents get divorced, 14-year-old Tucker and his mother are forced to move into his Aunt Claire’s house and what ensues is supposed to be a hilarious take on a boy grappling with an unfavorable environment change while he wrestles with the pangs of puberty. Television critics agreed that Tucker is a cross between Malcolm in the Middle and The Wonder Years, but it tries too hard to be either of them. Variety wrote, “[Somewhere] along the way, ‘Tucker’ needs to find a source of unpredictability to emerge as anything but a forced and derivative effort.”