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#TBT: How Networks Marketed the Worst TV Shows of All Time

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It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another installment of #TBT. This week, in the last #TBT of the year, I looked at promos for five of the most notoriously awful programs to ever air on television. As I wrote,

It’s relatively easy to pull together a promo for a show that is terrific, but how does a network market a complete disaster?

Well, here’s how ABC sold Cop Rock in 1990:

From The Chevy Chase Show to Manimal, you’ll want watch these lumps of TV coal during the holiday season!

#TBT: How Networks Marketed the Worst TV Shows of All Time

TV’s 10 Worst Time Slots: Can Any Show Survive?

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I’m very excited to begin contributing to Adweek, as they look to expand their TV coverage online. My first story for them is something that I’ve wanted to write for more than a year: a look at the worst TV time slots on television, the ones that have been radioactive for years on end, and manage to bring about the end of almost every show that is aired there.

I looked back at several years of TV schedule grids, and pulled together this collection of TV’s equivalent of death row.

Abandon hope, all ye who are scheduled here:

TV’s 10 Worst Time Slots: Can Any Show Survive?