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Top 10 Anticipated but Disappointing TV Shows

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Top 10 Anticipated but Disappointing TV Shows
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These highly anticipated TV shows ended up being disappointing. For this list, we’re looking at hyped-up TV shows that left viewers feeling unsatisfied, such as Marvel’s Inhumans, Vinyl, Marco Polo, Believe, Charlie’s Angels, Aquarius, Feed the Beast, and more. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Anticipated but Disappointing TV Shows.

#10. “Believe” (2014)
#9. “Hank” (2009)
#8. “That ‘80s Show” (2002)
#7. “Marco Polo” (2014-16)
#6. “Feed the Beast” (2016)
#5. “Charlie’s Angels” (2011)
#4. “Aquarius” (2015-16)
#3, #2 & #1: ????

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35 Comments

  1. TheChanCan

    February 21, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    I liked The Muppets

  2. Johanna Rogers

    February 21, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Dude, Van Helsing should be in this list. I was so looking forward to it and I couldn't go past the 2nd episode. I looked forward to Inhuman because Shield mentioned Inhumans so I was curious…plus I was over the inhuman chick in Shields tantrum. First episode, however, was meh so I didn't continue to watch.

  3. tj

    February 22, 2018 at 3:23 am

    I loved marco polo

  4. Christian Amorós

    February 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Pan Am

  5. Valkanna .Nublet

    February 22, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    I actually enjoyed Marco Polo, I guess I'm weird.

  6. Katherine Byers

    February 22, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    That 80s Show did my boy Glenn Howerton wrong

  7. BrianReisbeck

    February 23, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Inhumans was pretty bad but I didn't expect much from it so wasn't particularly disappointed by it. I don't understand Marco Polo's inclusion on this list at all…it's one of my favorite series and I thought the only reason it got cancelled was because they spent a fortune on every episode and didn't have enough viewership?

  8. TeamPaul17

    February 23, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Wow… 2016 was a veritable bloodbath on TV.  Maybe do a Top Best/Worst years in television?

  9. JDeppFan2272

    February 23, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Kinda not fair to put new shows that still have time to turn things around on this list? As much of a mess Inhumans and Iron Fist both are, who knows, maybe, just maybe they can turn it around? Only shows that are completely dead should be on this list.

  10. ReRe Tripp

    February 24, 2018 at 12:26 am

    American Crime Story The Assassination of Gianni Versace should be on here

  11. [email protected]

    February 24, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Nobody anticipated inhumans…it was destined to be disgustingly bad the moment it was announced…

  12. Oliver Sacco

    February 25, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Who didn't know Joey was going to suck

  13. M.J Perez N.

    February 25, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    I liked Joey

  14. cedric stmichel

    February 25, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    no iron fist still sucks af

  15. Tessa

    February 25, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Wow Vinyl was so good I had no idea it was cancelled, I was honestly waiting for season 2

  16. Danielle Shuping

    February 26, 2018 at 12:01 am

    …who in the hell was looking forward to the 80's show? i saw the commercial and my first thought was "the 80's weren't that interesting…"

  17. EchoSappho

    February 26, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I am obsessed with the 70s rock scene and even I quit watching Vinyl. All that business talk and maffia stuff got in the way for me.

  18. angelicdemon805

    February 27, 2018 at 2:07 am

    I'm surprised The Event isn't on here. My whole family was so excited for that show and it was terrible!

  19. reelkena

    February 27, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Inhumans probably would have been fine if they left it all on the moon. But running through the forest fighting drug dealers was suicide.

  20. ItsDaKoolaidDude

    February 27, 2018 at 9:01 am

    JJ Abrams tried to make an exciting tv show but failed to make it exciting…

    Why am I not surprised…

  21. Por1ya

    February 27, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    im confused, idk if i should thumbs down or thumbs up the video
    1 i hate watch mojo and want to thumbs down but dont want to like i disagree with video
    2 all the shows shown are trash and want to thumb up but dont want to look like i agree with channel

  22. William Schaeffer

    February 28, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    i liked Vinyl

  23. lhink182

    March 1, 2018 at 3:50 am

  24. Feeling Ominous

    March 1, 2018 at 9:20 am

    If black bolt started talking I wouldn't have minded how bland inhumans was but noooo ten episodes later "goodbye brother" wtf are you serious black bolt a god given chance to not hold back

  25. Leslie Sauceman

    March 1, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Several of these I had never heard of!

  26. Kimberley Snagg

    March 1, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    The Muppets was Awesome.

  27. Jayson Roberts

    March 1, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I thought inhumans was going to be a really shitty movie when I saw the really shitty trailer, turns out it's just a really shitty tv show

  28. Mockingjay Khaleesi

    March 2, 2018 at 12:41 am

    I absolutely loved Charlie's Angels. It was worthy of a second season but, was cancelled due to low ratings and network competition. Not the storylines or acting.

  29. lhaudi88

    March 2, 2018 at 1:11 am

    Just when you thought you had forgotten about that awful Charlie’s Angels series here comes WM to remind you it exists

  30. sinnombre nemo

    March 2, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    I actually thought that 80's show was pretty funny

  31. Kynadian AMV's

    March 3, 2018 at 12:05 am

    I liked iron fist

  32. Visayan Datu

    March 3, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Marco polo was too slow phased for Western viewers but had they released it in Asia, those born and raised there would truly like it (excluding those who are americanized ect)

  33. BlueAversion

    March 4, 2018 at 12:53 am

    Still watching Friends on Netflix bu have never seen Joey before. Even seeing those clips it easy to seesaw greatly the production changed – just seems soulless, I can see why it crashed and burned.

  34. C.S. Williams

    March 4, 2018 at 4:48 am

    I wanted Aquarius to be good. I tried so hard to stay with it but couldn't. :/

  35. Frisby2007

    March 4, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Lol NO ONE was excited for Inhumans. Medusa couldn’t even make her CGI hair look like it was interested in fighting. The biggest mistake the studio made was having Scott Buck work on it (seriously, didn’t they learn from his mistake of Iron Fist? Did they not?).

    Also, don’t use Rotten Tomatoes as a scorecard for the shows. Just don’t. You’re better off using IMDB.

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