Best T.V. Shows That Have Gone Downhill

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Our favorite shows that we loved when they first came out, but has gone downhill at one point.

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 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer ...read more.

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.

We all loved the Simpsons seasons 4-10, but it has been going downhill by season 11, and now it is officially unwatchable. We will remember the good times. - Megalink

I used to love the old classics. But the new ones aren't that good, sadly - EpicJake

Well the simpsons is ending after season 30 we are up to number 28 ALREDY

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2 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season. The show ...read more.

The reason this show sucks so bad now is because after the SpongeBob Movie, the episode writer Derek Drymon retired. But Nickelodeon was too greedy to stop SpongeBob! So they hired crappy writers to make new episodes and they have been ever since! :( - NintendoROCK3T

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.

They are trying too hard now. - MoldySock

From 1999 to 2004 spongebob was one of the most universally loved cartoons and now from 2005 to 2017 its just nickelodeons sub par cash cow now spongebob is a cartoon just for kids
all the characters became retarded one dimensional characters
snady: now her only character trait is the cliche scientist
spongebob: intelligent and always optimistic to just obliviously happy all the time
squidward: he became a dower no kill joy
patrick: he became a malicious douchebag

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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

The new episodes have WAY to much emotional scenes. - Megalink

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.

The first three seasons were actually really, really funny. Then...they brought it back, and it's only gotten worse and worse as the seasons go on. They're mean spirited and most importantly, not funny. sad really - taishisohma

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

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.

South Park hasn't completely gone downhill, but it is just now just 90% movie references. Movie references are funny sometimes, but not ALL the time - Megalink

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.

6 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

7 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.
8 Pretty Little Liars Pretty Little Liars
9 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
10 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

The Newcomers

? Criminal Minds Criminal Minds Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created by Jeff Davis, and is the original show in the Criminal Minds franchise.
? Full House Full House Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, Danny Tanner, who enlists his best friend and brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters.

The Contenders

11 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

12 The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls The Powerpuff Girls is an American animated television series created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network.
13 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.
14 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.
15 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.

16 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

17 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.

TRU

18 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.
19 Archer Archer
20 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.
21 Arthur Arthur Arthur is a Canadian/American animated educational television series for children, created by Cookie Jar Group and WGBH for PBS.
22 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.
23 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.
24 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network Studios.
25 Family Matters Family Matters
26 Robot Chicken Robot Chicken Robot Chicken is an American stop motion sketch comedy television series, created and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich along with co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root for Adult Swim.

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27 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.

28 Thomas & Friends Thomas & Friends
29 Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.
30 Different Strokes Different Strokes Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, Danny Tanner, who enlists his best friend and brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters.
31 The X Files
32 True Blood
33 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.
34 Arrow Arrow Arrow is an American action crime television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg.
35 Once Upon a Time

'SPOILERS IF YOU READ ON' This show started out so well, twisted fairytales, a great villain, a lovable but flawed hero, pretty good special effects, great plotline, etc. Then the curse was broken at the end of season one and we got to see how everyone reacts which was also pretty good but not better. Then season three disappointed quite a bit but had Zelena and a great mid season finale that saves it. Then Frozen came in, which I would've been able to live with, if it weren't just a sequel to the overrated movie. Then I sat through three disappointing seasons, it played off a bit with a satisfying season six finale. But season seven is on the way to spoil the happy endings and the last good episode. For anyone reading this and planning on watching this show; watch only the first three seasons, the rest isn't really worth it

36 Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The show is about a kid scientist named Dexter that has a sister named Dee Dee that keeps breaking into his lab.
37 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
38 Boy Meets World Boy Meets World
39 Heroes

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40 AfterMASH
41 Mike and Molly
42 Rugrats Rugrats Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.
43 WWE WWE World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company that deals primarily in professional wrestling, with major revenue sources also coming from film, music, video games, product licensing, and direct product sales.
44 Teen Titans Go! Teen Titans Go! 'Teen Titans Go!' is an American animated television series produced by Cartoon Network. The show follows a superhero group called the Teen Titans, and shows what happens when they go home and have silly adventures. This show is Cartoon Network's revival of the popular 2003-2006 American animated television ...read more.
45 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
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