Posted on 28 January 2012.
1990s and 2000s saw an insurgency in a number of failed sitcoms. Many of them were bad from the start and got cancelled after just a few episodes. Here are 10 worst sitcoms of the 1990s and 2000s.
1. Joey (2004):
It is irritating to see actors and fans try to revive something that died and disappeared. Joe Tribbiani was famous on the sitcom Friends. He develops his own show, Joey where he moves to LA to develop his movie career. The first season was good, but as we see in many sitcoms which run too long, characters get boring and story-lines run out. It had no chance when competing with American Idol and was cancelled in March of 2006.
2. Accidentally on Purpose (2009):
Jenna Elfman did not click with viewers as she did on Dharma and Greg. Her humor was drier and it was not as appealing to watch an older character use her charm. Having mixed reviews and scoring 49/100 on Metacritic, the show was cancelled after 18 episodes.
3. Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993)
Producer Peter Engel was pushing this franchise just a bit overboard. I just cannot understand how the show ran for 7 seasons. The franchise was ruined after the sixth season. Screech was no longer funny and the appeal Mr. Belding once had in 1980s and 1990s was gone. I think producers should have stopped production after the wedding of Zack and Kelly. It would have been the happily ever after story we all wanted to see happen.
4. Michael Richards Show (2000):
This sitcom was about a private detective who gets things done in an eccentric way. Richards tried to play a role that was different than his Seinfeld character Kramer. He deeply made a fool of himself here and the show ran its course for a pitiful 9 episodes.
5. Baby Bob (2000):
This sitcom was about a spy baby who could talk. We are adults and unless this is a cartoon, talking babies are not really funny to watch. The first week, the sitcom rated 15th on the charts. The show was cancelled after 11 aired episodes.