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The Top Ten Worst TV Shows Taped in NYC

A look at the top ten worst TV shows taped before a studio audience in NYC.

lineNot all TV shows are winners. Some shows are too boring, some are too odd, and some are just awful. Here is an analysis of the top ten worst shows on television taped before a live studio audience in New York City, including insight into why they possibly failed.
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Best Time Ever

Best Time Ever Icon Neil Patrick Harris is beloved by many, but his variety show Best Time Ever did not live up to the name. With only a 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, audiences agreed that this show was not his best idea. Best Time Ever was supposed to be America's answer to the British Show Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, but never managed to take off like its British Counterpart. Best Time Ever ended in 2015.
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Crowd Goes Wild

Crowd Goes Wild Icon Crowd Goes Wild was an attempt by Regis Philbin to host a sports talk show, after his previous career as a game show host. Unfortunately, Philbin was received with mixed reviews, and audiences just could not connect with the alternative style of sports reporting. The sports show just could not garner a strong enough viewership, and was cancelled by Fox Sports 1. Crowd Goes Wild ended in 2014.
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Ali & Jack

Ali and Jack Icon Ali & Jack seemed promising at first, with the wife of George Stephanopoulos and an NBC newsman at the helm. The lack of chemistry between the hosts soon became apparent to viewers, which did not help the reputation of the show. The show intended to be a competitor for Live With Regis and Kelly, but never found an audience. Ali & Jack ended in 2004, after one season and poor viewership ratings.
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Whatever

Whatever icon Whatever with Alexis and Jennifer was previously a successful radio show, but failed to gain a strong audience when brought to television. Alexis is the only child of Martha Stewart, and Jennifer is the daughter of television executive Charles Koppelman. Whatever ended in 2011 and Alexis and Jennifer have since ended their friendship, which was obvious after a particularly awkward interview on the Today Show.
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Cold Pizza

Cold Pizza Icon Cold Pizza was a decent show at its core, but suffered from a major budget problem. The sports morning show attempted to serve up the sports news from the night before, hence the name "cold pizza". The show was a unique mix between Good Morning America and SportsCenter, and sometimes threw politics into the show. Unfortunately, Cold Pizza could not find a steady audience, and ended in 2007.
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Hope and Faith

Hope and Faith Icon Hope and Faith was a sitcom starring Faith Ford and Kelly Ripa (of Live! with Kelly fame). The story followed Faith, a former soap opera diva who escapes the limelight to live with her sister, Hope. The premise seemed promising, but critics panned the show. The show ultimately ended in 2006 after just three seasons, and Kelly Ripa concentrated on hosting morning talk shows instead of sitcoms.
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The Nightly Show

Nightly Show Icon The Nightly Show with Larry Willmore intended to be the replacement for The Colbert Report, but was ultimately cancelled. At first, the show garnered mostly positive reviews, but the show suffered after Bill Nye was featured as a guest. The show's panel berated him for explaining the importance of the discovery of water on Mars, much to the dismay of viewers. The Nightly Show ended in 2016.
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John Edward

John Edward Icon John Edward is an internationally known psychic. Many people swear by Edward's approach,  while others believe he delivers a “cold reading”, blurting out common names until he hits one that applies to an audience member. After 9/11, Edward planned to host a special where he would communicate with dead victims, but was forced to cancel following public outrage. The show ended in 2004.
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The Tyra Banks Show

Tyra Banks Icon After a successful modeling career and a stint as the host of America's Next Top Model, Tyra Banks set her eyes on the talk show format as her next endeavor. The show covered topics such as makeup tips and body image. Though the premise may seem mundane, Banks would occasionally play bizarre tricks on her audience, such as pretending she had contracted rabies. The Tyra Banks Show ended in 2010.
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Ainsley Harriot

Ainslet Harriot Icon Often dubbed "the poor man's Emeril Lagasse", Ainsley Harriot sought to bring a different flavor to live American cooking shows after success in England. Unfortunately, the comedy he brought to cooking could best be described as stale. In a bizare twist of events, Ainsley Harriot's face has since become a recognizable meme. The Ainsley Harriot show ended in 2000, after poor viewership sunk his show.