The 25 Worst TV Shows of 2012

7. Glee (Fox)

Now that co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have the American Horror Story franchise kicking ass over on FX, it's officially time to put Glee to bed. In the high school musical's early days, we were, admittedly, shameless Gleeks, but Glee's endearing freshman charms haven't been recovered since the show's uneven and repetitive second season.

In its remarkably forgettable fourth season, Fox's pop culture juggernaut barely registered with the impact of a Fisher-Price firecracker. Graduation meant a whole new cast of fresh-voiced teenagers were ready to keep McKinley High's New Directions going—we'll give a crisp $20 bill to any Glee viewer who can name more than two new characters without consulting Wikipedia.

The mostly forgettable new kids make us miss the days when it was just about hotties like Rachel (Lea Michele), Santana (Naya Rivera), and Quinn (Dianna Agron). And not so uninspired that they have to resort to yet another Britney Spears-themed episode.

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