16. The Neighbors (ABC)
Stars: Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye, Max Charles, Isabella Camp, Ian Patrick
Remember 3rd Rock from the Sun? Full of wit and starring a strong ensemble cast (including John Lithgow and a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt), that aliens-in-the-suburbs sitcom was an enjoyable romp harmlessly playing on both sci-fi punch lines and fish-out-of-water situations. ABC's latest domesticated E.T. series, The Neighbors, on the other hand, crash-landed onto Earth's airwaves with stale jokes that flatlined during every episode.
A typical set-up on The Neighbors, which is, of course, set in New Jersey (Aren't all bad shows these days?): An alien named Jackie Joyner-Kersee (since they've all taken names of famous athletes as their own) unintentionally embarrasses her new human friend Debbie (Jami Gertz) by acting like one of those fancy-pants women from The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Where's the Xenomorph from Ridley Scott's Alien when you need it?