Just because the 10 worst movies of 2012 (so far) have been properly eviscerated, that doesn’t mean the world is now cleansed and freed from their awfulness. Give it a few months before any one of those films starts airing nonstop on Showtime, HBO, Starz, or whichever other cable TV network that’s not discerning enough to ignore them. The point being, the year’s worst movies will remain in the public consciousness, in however limited a scope.

But the most inferior television programs? Save for a couple that have sadly received new series renewals, the bulk of the inclusions on our list of The 10 Worst TV Shows Of 2012 (So Far) will quickly disappear from the pop culture lexicon thanks to justifiable cancellations. Think about it, if it weren’t for us mentioning them here, would anyone remember forgotten flops from 2011 like How to be a Gentleman, Man Up!, or Free Agents? Of course not.

Written by Matt Barone (@MBarone) and Tanya Ghahremani (@tanyaghahremani)

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