The 25 Worst TV Shows of 2012

3. Made in Jersey (CBS)

Stars: Janet Montgomery, Kristoffer Polaha, Kyle MacLachlan, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Toni Trucks, Erin Cummings, Felix Solis

As if Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and Jerseylicious didn't taint the Garden State enough already. The latest TV show to further sully the metropolitan state's reputation in 2012 was the thankfully short-lived Made in Jersey, about a beautiful Italian-American woman (Janet Montgomery) whose new job at New York City law firm requires her to work extra hard in order to convince her new colleagues that she's more than a pretty face.

It's a seemingly foolproof premise dating back to movies like Working Girl and Erin Brockovich, except Made in Jersey suffered from one major problem: Martina Garretti (Montgomery) was basically perfect. Gorgeous, highly educated, and, as the show's writers loved to remind viewers, successful at everything she's ever pursued, Martina never experienced any real failures—of course she'd thrive in the new workplace. And with no dramatic tension, Made in Jersey floated weightlessly for four episodes before getting mercifully cancelled.

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