Cable television has never been a particularly impressive landscape, bright spots like Comedy Central and ESPN aside. The premium channels (HBO, Showtime, etc.) get better and better each year, tempting you to fork over that extra cash, but the basic cable landscape is barren. The channels cater to specific markets, knowing that, say, your dad will always watch the Golf Channel because no other network cares about him. This does not make for the greatest programming.

In recent years, reality TV has infected all stations, sucking out whatever goodness and purity still existed in this digital landscape, bringing about an age of darkness and despair. Does gazing into this abyss makes us stronger? Or will it simply destroy us by bringing us face to face with our deepest fears: re-runs of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

These are the 25 Most Worthless Cable Channels.

Written by Brenden Gallagher (@muddycreekU)

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