The 25 Most Worthless Cable Channels

17. TV Land

Worst Show: Happily Divorced

Of course there should be a place to watch re-runs of shows people liked before we were alive. That's fine. We hope that we can grow old watching 30 Rock and The Sopranos re-runs while complaining about how they just don't make TV like they used to. To deny that right to a generation would be inhumane. But the problem with TV Land is their movement to new-sitcom-made-to-look-like-old-sitcom shows. The character of those old shows is charming precisely because of their authenticity.

Why watch Happily Divorced or The Soul Man when you can just wait a few hours and catch Three's Company or All in the Family? There's just too much great TV out there to idle away the hours watching shows that refuse to learn the lessons of the medium's past.

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