6. The Ghost Whisperer
Light a candle, please, for whatever beautiful mind came up with the pitch, “Jennifer Love Hewitt plays a psychic.” Fortunately, America’s sweetheart rebounded for the far superior Lifetime series The Client List.
7. For the Love of Ray J
“You know I love the ladies!,” Ray J purred to the camera. Brandy’s little brother made Kim Kardashian famous, with her career-making sex tape, but he had even greater humiliations in this Bachelor-style dating show. Classic moment: When he finds out a contestant named Luscious dated his friend, Ray J screams, “She smashed the homie!”
8. Joanie Loves Chachi
It’s tough picking the corniest show of the 1980s – but this barely beats My Two Dads and Mama’s Family.
9. The Pickup Artist
A guy in a giant fuzzy hat who asks women to call him “Mystery”? Now that is seductive! Who better qualified to give pick-up lessons to a bunch of morose boys who really could use more useful tips like “how to cut your own food” or “how to tell mom you’re moving out of the basement.” A sad relic of the pre-Tinder era. As Denise Richards used to say, it’s complicated.