Top 10 Shows that Used to Be Better

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The Top Ten

1 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

Opinion is divided over WHEN it happened, but it has gone WAY downhill coasting along on its undeserved "legendary" longevity.

People crying about "true fans" do not help this show's case.

Matt Groening openly said he wants it cancelled, he criticized the people who thinks the new episodes are good, the only reason it's still running is because FOX doesn't want it gone.
Seriously, the plotlines have been ridiculous lately, and they went from having people like Michael Jackson on the show to having annoying pop stars like Justin Beiber.

The Simpsons before they went downhill:
Homer goes to space.
Bart discovers a comet hurling towards Springfield.
Marge becomes a cop.

The Simpsons after they went downhill:
Lisa gets a republican friend.
Lady Gaga comes to town.
A whole episode about a licence plate that sais "YOLO"

Seriously, it's obvious that they are all out of ideas, and they should just end now.

All the current writers, directors, and producers care about these days if being the longest running show ever. Guess what, you did surpass "Gunsmoke" (not that you deserved it), now die though it's far too late to do so with dignity.

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2 SpongeBob Squarepants SpongeBob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. ...read more.

Guys has enyone thought that this show has gotten better after season 7?
Oh, it's just me? Well...okay.

I absolutely hate the new Spongebob's. I would rather watch regular show. That show is just plain f* kin stupid. Little kids see the new ones and think it is quality T.V.. They are wrong. They are so wrong.

Since season 9, the show's getting better, but Season 10 is supposed to be the true glory of return from bad back to good.

The characters have gotten annoying, the stories stupid, and the creativity is gone. Hard to believe that this was once the top show of its kind. - Darrell

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3 Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter (Idiotic Dad) and Lois (Nagging Wife), their children Meg (Socially Awkward Daughter) Chris (Idiotic Son), and Stewie ...read more.

At the shows 9th season, Seth MacFarlane took Trey Parker's advice to stop doing so many jokes all the time, and start doing more serious episodes. What happened is that Seth over- did it, and that now they moved away from doing all the emotional Bull crap, Family guy has been very bland lately. I directly blame Trey Parker for ruining Family Guy

My older brother used to love Family Guy when we were younger but when the show came back in 2005 he began to hate it. but I still love it and he always bullies and harasses me for loving it.

Emotional? Ha! As if. - MorganChambz

I loved season 4, 5, 2, and 7. But after season 9 it’s just not funny

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4 Survivor

So repetetive. The only thing that makes big brother not repetetive is it's interesting to see how different personalities react with each other and the alliances that are formed. Survivor is missing this - jewunit69

Remember when they all looked like they were dieing of starvation and they didn't give them any food, yea that was awesome watch... just wishing for cannibalism to begin...

It used to be fun to watch regular people of all ages from all around the country. Now it's just a bunch of shallow 20ish actors. Zzzzzzzzzz.

I used to watch Surviver all the time, but it just went down the drain. - ToPh

5 The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

Well, this show got killed this 2018 after Hartman left for CN. I hope he will save CN if he still have a chance to do so.

6 Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.

it's definately not as funny as the old days of it. - jwileson

Not the same since all The Original Not Ready for Prime Time Players left.

Really crappy now. I prefer MAD TV - Razor79

7 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy the Vampire Slayer Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series created by Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions with later co-executive producers being Jane Espenson, David Fury, David Greenwalt, Doug Petrie, Marti Noxon, and David Solomon. The series premiered on March 10, 1997, ...read more.

in the beginning each episode was different, sid the dummy, mantis girl, nightmares. Then every episode was about the main storyline and the same. It wasn't as funny either.

Though, in my opinion, it was great all way through, it was definitely superior in season 1 and season 2. - MutantGenesis

At the end we were all praying for it to end before it became even more lame. - alexa

8 Lost Lost Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes.

The commercial viewing time seems to be longer then the show viewing time.

This Show Used To Be Really Good Bu Now It's Strange. - rocker1796

1st seasons were nice.. then wot happened? :O

N gez...
I thought I would find Pokemon in the top ten...
No other show could've become that much suckier!

9 Scooby Doo

I'm glad that Whats New Scooby Doo is gine, but why the crappy movies that premiere on Cartoon Network? Even though I am only 14 going on 15, I still like classic Scooby Doo way more than the S--- Scooby Doo you see today! Here is my idea: Make a new Scooby Doo show or movie, but make it an old school Scooby Doo kind of show.

10 Gilmore Girls Gilmore Girls Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. The show debuted on October 5, 2000 on The WB and became a flagship series for the network. Gilmore Girls originally ran for seven seasons, with the final season ...read more.

first,seacond and third seasons were so good after that it became so boring not just that truthly it's a complete disaster now.

The Contenders

11 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

Good way back, but now it's just getting too far up right in Ash's ass. The new episodes are boring, stupid and repeats the same ol storylines. Plus, why is Ash didn't age throughout the series and still a kid?

TRU

12 Pretty Little Liars Pretty Little Liars Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery thriller television series developed by I. Marlene King and is loosely based on the novel series of the same name written by Sara Shepard.

Don't get me wrong, I still really love this show! But I do have to admit that the newer episodes aren't half as good as the older ones. - FoodQueen

13 Victorious Victorious Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013 . The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her ...read more.

I love this show

14 American Dad American Dad American Dad! is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Why is us on here! It's hasn't gone downhill at all!

No... It's still amazing

15 South Park South Park South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for the Comedy Central television network. The show is about four boys, who are Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick, and their adventures in South Park, Colorado.

South Park went downhill when they tried to make fun Phil Collins, that’s when I lost respect (for sometime)

Since season 19, it lost everything and directly went downhill. And season 20 wasn't even better. It's like if they don't even know how to make fun on political anymore.

The series was at its best during season 8, but a lot of the recent episodes are beginning to suck, they just lack originality and clasic moments. The newer seasons focus too much on celebrities and news isues and it should focus more on Stan Kyle Cartman and Kenny being kids and having adventures, like in good times with weapons and make love not warcraft.

16 Adventure Time Adventure Time Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada) and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake (voiced by John DiMaggio)—a dog with the magical power to change shape ...read more.
17 Smallville Smallville Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Smallville was a show that I really liked watching so much when there was the first couple of seasons but now it's not as good. I also hate animation shows but I really liked Pokemon it's all screwed up now. - Undertaker15-0

18 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
19 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network. The main characters of this show are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. The show is about the Professor Utonium creating three little superhero girls that save the day from villains. ...read more.

This was even before the awful reboot

20 The Loud House The Loud House The Loud House is an American animated television series created by Chris Savino for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the chaotic suburban everyday life of a boy named Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters, to which he survives as the middle child and only son in a large family of eleven children. ...read more.
21 Liv and Maddie Liv and Maddie Liv and Maddie is a live-action Disney Channel sitcom that started on July 19, 2013, and ended on March 24, 2017. It is about two identical twin sisters named Olivia "Liv" Rooney and Madison "Maddie" Rooney (both portrayed by actress Dove Olivia Cameron; born in January 1996 as Chloe Celeste Hosterman) ...read more.
22 Glee Glee Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition circuit while its disparate ...read more.

First 3 seasons were great. They should have stopped there. The last seasons didn't even feel like glee

23 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.

How can a show go downhill if it never went uphill to begin with? - RustyNail

How I Met Your Mother Jumped the Shark in Season 6 Episode 9 to be exact!

24 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
25 The X-Files The X-Files The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993, to May 19, 2002, on Fox.

The show was about two main characters. Then they both got replaced. Even Skinner got replaced I think. God, those last two seasons were sad.

Not a fan of the last two seasons, but at least it had a nine-year run! - 2shy

26 Total Drama Total Drama Total Drama is a Canadian animated comedy television series which is a homage and parody to the conventions commonly found in reality television.

Total drama kinda went downhill but I felt that TDPI was good.

27 Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series officially premiered on February 1, 2008 and ended on June 12, 2015 on Disney Channel, and follows Phineas ...read more.

I love this show

28 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Lilo & Stitch: The Series
29 Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends
30 Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from April 4, 2010, to February 16, 2014. The series' creators, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, not just children.

Series based around a family adjusting to a new baby adds ANOTHER new baby later. Never a good sign.

31 Regular Show Regular Show Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park.
32 Arthur Arthur Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for PBS.

You mean it was good up until it fell victim to SJW pandering?

33 The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.
34 My Wife and Kids My Wife and Kids My Wife and Kids is an American television sitcom that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001, until May 17, 2005. Produced by Touchstone Television (now ABC Studios), it starred Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, and centers on the character of Michael Kyle, a loving husband and modern-day patriarch who ...read more.
35 Sesame Street Sesame Street Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series, produced by Sesame Workshop and created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

It was always intended for preschoolers, but has been dumbed down way too much since Elmo's popularity exploded in the late 90s

36 Family Matters Family Matters Family Matters was a sitcom that ran from 1989 to 1998. Originally it focused on the Winslow family, but it would later become more about their nerdy next door neighbor, Steve Urkel, who was originally only supposed to be a one episode character. In most episodes, the characters mess up in some way ...read more.

Part of the reason why the later seasons are unwatchable at times is because of the fact that when someone walks in the room, or says a line the live studio audience claps for a minutes straight.

Steve: Hey Big Guy
* Audience claps and laughs uncontrollably for 30 seconds

*Eddie walks in the room
Eddie: Oh hey St...
*Eddie's voice is drown out by the audience cheering once again. - DaWyteNight

37 Girl Meets World Girl Meets World Girl Meets World is an American coming of age television sitcom. The series made its debut on Disney Channel on June 27, 2014.
38 That 70's Show

Love the show, but Randy sucked - InsertNameHere

39 Prison Break Prison Break Prison Break is an American television serial drama created by Paul Scheuring, that was broadcast on Fox for four seasons, from 2005 to 2009. The series revolves around two brothers.

All went down hill after the escape from Sona - spitpoetry

40 The Cosby Show The Cosby Show The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.

And this was WAY before Bill Cosby's real life issues became public. We still knew nothing about all that when that brat Olivia and obnoxious Cousin Pam showed up.

41 Best Friends Whenever Best Friends Whenever Best Friends Whenever is an American multi-camera sitcom developed for Disney Channel, created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas and executive produced by Jed Elinoff, Scott Thomas, and Michael B. Kaplan. The series stars Landry Bender as Cyd, Lauren Taylor as Shelby, Gus Kamp as Barry, Ricky Garcia as ...read more.
42 Late Show with David Letterman

It's just not funny anymore.

43 Grey's Anatomy Grey's Anatomy Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns, residents and attending physicians, as they evolve into seasoned doctors while trying ...read more.
44 Barney and Friends Barney and Friends Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 1 to 8, created by Sheryl Leach and produced by HIT Entertainment. It premiered on PBS on April 6, 1992. The series features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational ...read more.

It used to have better stories and the original songs were brand new. The Barney bag used to be all sparkly. Now the Barney bag is ugly and all of the songs are old.

45 Archer Archer
46 Thomas & Friends Thomas & Friends Thomas & Friends is a British children's television series. In the United Kingdom, it had its first broadcast on the ITV network in Great Britain in 1984.

It went down after season nine because of Sharon Miller who used the three strike formula

47 Diff'rent Strokes
48 The Penguins of Madagascar The Penguins of Madagascar The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series that has aired on Nickelodeon.
49 The Goodies

It was better in hindsight!

50 Alias Alias Alias is an American action television series created by J. J. Abrams, that was broadcast on ABC for five seasons, from September 30, 2001, to May 22, 2006. It stars Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, a double-agent for the Central Intelligence Agency posing as an operative for SD-6, a worldwide criminal ...read more.

Talk about a GREAT show just TURFING it.... Man it went down fast... - heather

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