Even in this banner year for scripted television, there are 10 shows that will find nothing but lumps of coal in their stockings at Christmas.
Below, you’ll find a mix of broadcast and streaming duds, which committed a wide range of offenses during their runs. Some, like Apple TV+’s female-centric anthology Roar, were a case of sadly wasted potential. (How does one manage to make a woman’s romance with a talking duck boring?!) Others, we admit, seemed destined for a spot on this list as soon as their loglines were announced, like in the case of CBS’ pedestrian sitcom How We Roll.
Netflix, which had more series end this year than any other streamer, also claims the highest number of entries on our Bottom 10, with First Kill, Partner Track and Blockbuster all debuting with weak freshman seasons. But does our No. 1 pick for the year’s worst show hail from Netflix, or elsewhere? Keep scrolling to find out.
Still to come in TVLine’s Year in Review: Biggest Plot Twists, Sexiest Scenes, Character Deaths That Nearly Killed Us, Shocking Cast Exits, Best and Worst Weddings and much, much more!