If you had complete control over the media, which television shows would you can

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  1. jupiter90 profile image87
    jupiter90posted 4 years ago

    If you had complete control over the media, which television shows would you cancel?

    It doesn't just have to be a scripted show but it could be a talk show or a reality television show.

  2. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 4 years ago

    Anything involving Tyler Perry. Most of the daytime hype talk shows like Oprah and Dr. Phil, Jerry Springer (if it's still on) and the like. Probably a lot of reality shows, though I admit I'm even entertained by some of them. A lot of the mainstream news programs that don't really report everything that needs to be reported and mostly do fluff pieces. I'd replace those with true journalistic news programs and, no, not weird off-beat ones.

  3. jjackson786 profile image95
    jjackson786posted 4 years ago

    "Keeping Up With the Kardashians". Boy, do I hate that show and everyone in it. That family defines everything that's wrong with our society these days.

    1. cfin profile image73
      cfinposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      A show indeed.

  4. GoForTheJuggler profile image89
    GoForTheJugglerposted 4 years ago

    Just about every reality show ever created. They are lazy and exploitative, and are collectively making Americans dumber by the second.

  5. leastamplbc profile image71
    leastamplbcposted 4 years ago

    All reality TV storage wars shows they are fake.

  6. TeaPartyCrasher profile image70
    TeaPartyCrasherposted 4 years ago

    Honey Boo-Boo, Duck Dynasty, Real Housewives, Pawn Stars, On The Hunt With Dog(?), Doomsday Preppers.

    1. lupine profile image71
      lupineposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Couldn't agree more. I don't watch any of those.

  7. profile image60
    Daytime Divasposted 4 years ago

    I know millions would disagree with me but I would cut in half the number of reality based TV shows...

    1. LoisRyan13903 profile image80
      LoisRyan13903posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      agreed.  Survivor can stay even though I haven't watched it for several seasons

  8. Amanda108 profile image92
    Amanda108posted 4 years ago

    Hmm, I don't think I would cancel anything. Every show is loved by someone and I'd hate to cause the pain of cancellation! I'd sure as heck bring back a few beloved shows though, such as: Firefly, Dead Like Me, and Reaper.

  9. possum lover profile image57
    possum loverposted 4 years ago

    That's easy, the court room show "Judge Judy". I can't stand her or her voice.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, I forgot about that one. Definitely needs to be nixed.

  10. M. T. Dremer profile image93
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    I would cancel all of fox news and replace it with anything else.

  11. LastRoseofSummer2 profile image86
    LastRoseofSummer2posted 4 years ago

    All reality and talk shows, all "talent" shows (American Idol, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars), and NBC's new series, "Dracula".

  12. Don Fairchild profile image77
    Don Fairchildposted 4 years ago

    This is a great question.
    - I would cancel any show where their only intention is to make tons of money at the expense of the viewer or the subject of the show. (Any scripted reality show, Talk shows.)
    - I would cancel any news show who strives to make tons of money by scaring the hell out of its viewers.  (Asteroid hits, Global warming, End of the world scenarios)
    - Watching sport events with budgets that rival the gross national product of some small countries sure takes the excitement out of the game.  Besides who wants to watch 12 minutes of commercials every 14 minutes.
    I for one have gone back to watching old movies on Netflix and reading a good OLD book these days.

    1. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      One of my favorite answers so far!

    2. GoForTheJuggler profile image89
      GoForTheJugglerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Except, those sports events employ thousands of people all over the world, and help stimulate the economy more than most can possibly imagine....

  13. Tygher41 profile image75
    Tygher41posted 4 years ago

    Pretty much 98% of MTV's programming..."16 and Pregnant", "Teen Mom".  That sort of stuff.

    1. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm SO with you!

  14. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    I'd cancel most reality shows and practically every tween show on Disney and NICK. I would also toss The Vampire Diaries to the curb, along with Dr. Phil, the Rachel Maddow Show, The View, The Five, The Factor, FOX Friends, Tosh.O, Nikita, COPS and anything at MTV that isn't an actual music video. Oh, and I would take Grover off of Sesame Street and give him his own show..on a different and much less boring network.

    1. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I love Grover!  Oscar the Grouch is my tried and true favorite, but Grover was my best bud as a kid!

    2. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I like Oscar, too smile

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    Larry Wallposted 4 years ago

    Cannot limit it to one. I would cancel all the reality shows.

  16. jupiter90 profile image87
    jupiter90posted 4 years ago

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    1. GoForTheJuggler profile image89
      GoForTheJugglerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Only if you follow back... wink

  17. Tim Quam profile image60
    Tim Quamposted 4 years ago

    Any and all reality television shows.  As I understand it the original reality show was MTV's The Real World, a show that was created when MTV wanted to create a soap opera but didn't want to spend the money that a soap opera would require.  So, from the beginning, reality programming was a cheap option.  The idea that the public says this is good enough for us is kind of sad.

  18. lupine profile image71
    lupineposted 4 years ago

    Absolutely, cancel all reality shows. Most agree here, they are the worst shows ever!

    1. lupine profile image71
      lupineposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      There are so many bad and annoying shows that should be taken off tv...I would start over with a clean slate and only include the best ones.

 
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