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Top 10 Worst Nickelodeon Shows

VO: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Joey Turner
Just because it’s a kids’ network doesn’t mean you get to slip in quality. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down the Top 10 Worst Shows on Nickelodeon. For this list, we’ll be looking at what’s considered some of the worst live-action and animated programs to ever air on Nickelodeon or Nicktoons by TV fans, critics or both. If you like any of these shows, more power to you… but for most people, these series were either boring, distasteful, or just plain not worth the green slime they were made of.
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Just because it’s a kids’ network doesn’t mean you get to slip in quality. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down the Top 10 Worst Shows on Nickelodeon.

For this list, we’ll be looking at what’s considered some of the worst live-action and animated programs to ever air on Nickelodeon or Nicktoons by TV fans, critics or both. If you like any of these shows, more power to you… but for most people, these series were either boring, distasteful, or just plain not worth the green slime they were made of.

#10: “Planet Sheen” (2010-13)


Sheen Estevez had a pretty good life in the original Jimmy Neutron series; however, he leaves all that behind in this spin-off when he stupidly blasts himself off to a far-off planet that basically worships him for some odd reason. While the original series had clever humor and solid visuals, many believed that Planet Sheen’s imagery is painful to the eyes, and the only joke is Sheen himself –showing why he really should’ve stayed a supporting character. The series ended before Sheen ever returned to earth… not that he seemed to particularly care. Sure he was working on the damaged rocket, but he honestly seemed perfectly content to have left his family and friends behind.

#9: “Butt-Ugly Martians” (2001)


Three Martians sent to conquer Earth fall in love with the planet, and decide to fool their gullible emperor with fake reports while they have fun with three teens and pre-teens - occasionally going toe-to-toe with a bumbling alien hunter voiced by the late Robert Stack. Though an interesting concept on paper, people thought the the final product fell flat thanks to tacky writing and stock characters. Worst of all was the animation and character design, which put the “butt-ugly” in the series’ title; the humans look arguably even worse than the aliens. The series ran for 26 episodes before ending on a cliffhanger -setting up for a second season that thankfully never happened.

#8: “Marvin Marvin” (2012-13)


YouTube celebrity Lucas Cruikshank got the chance to star in TWO Nickelodeon sitcoms… and they BOTH bombed horribly. One of these hot messes features Cruikshank as Marvin - an alien disguised as a human teenager trying to adapt to life on earth with the help of his adoptive family. If there’s some deeper meaning about being yourself, viewers are bound to miss it – as Marvin’s annoyingly wacky antics and “hilarious” gross-out jokes overshadows pretty much everything else… including the supporting cast. While it could be considered Lucas’ swan song for when he finally left the Orange Carpet… that would imply that this feeble imitation of Mork & Mindy was some sort of high note, which isn’t the case for many.

#7: “The Nick Cannon Show” (2002-03)



After his role in smash-hit All That, Nick Cannon landed his own short-lived spin-off series. This semi-scripted comedy has Nick taking over an everyday place or scenario to match his more outrageous vision; we even meet a few familiar faces along the way –including his All That character, Latanya. While Nick himself has charisma, the show itself is pretty forgettable – trying to act as both a comedy and a semi-reality series feel off-kilter and boring. Not to mention, the premise of Nick changing things for his amusement every week was just too bizarre for viewers. The series finally ended due to low ratings.

#6: “Breadwinners” (2014-16)


The creators of the original “Breadwinners” YouTube short were reportedly shocked when Nickelodeon greenlit this for television… they’re not the only ones. The series follows two anthropomorphic ducks who fly around in their rocket van delivering bread to other odd individuals in a strange video game-inspired world. While it aimed for a younger audience, there’s no sustenance – the morals are half-baked, the voices are loud and obnoxious, the pacing is suffocating, and people felt constantly tortured with horrible rapping and heavy uses of toilet humor. Sitting down to watch this travesty is no way to break bread... and trust us, this series’ wordplay is even worse than ours.

#5: “AwesomenessTV” (2013-15)


Adapted from the YouTube channel of the same name, this sketch comedy, which was first hosted by Victorious’ Daniella Monet, and later by miscellaneous teen celebrities, features skits, music videos, and all kinds of hidden camera shenanigans both new and reused from YouTube. Contrary to the title, few found anything AWESOME about this show… at all. The jokes are dry attempts to connect with a modern audience, but ultimately come off as dated and unfunny –despite what the overused laugh track might suggest. Top it off with lazy editing and sloppy cinematography, and you get a very harsh life lesson – just because it’s funny on YouTube, doesn’t always mean it’s good for television.

#4: “Rob Dyrdek's Wild Grinders” (2012-15)



This series follows Lil Rob - voiced by creator and real life skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek - and his gang in search of thrills and shenanigans as they take to the streets… oh, and they have a talking dog –because, why not. It’s been labeled a rip-off of the Nicktoon Rocket Power, and it’s not hard to see why – it tries to appeal to the “cool” skateboarding crowd… and fails miserably. As if the tacky animation and the bland voice acting weren’t enough, the characters are walking stereotypes in a boring, unfunny narrative. If it’s as loosely based on Dyrdek’s actual life as it claims, then it doesn’t do his life or its intended audience justice.

#3: “Nick Studio 10” (2013)



Technically this wasn’t really a full-length show, but it was universally loathed enough to earn a spot on this list. From February to June 2013, our weekdays were plagued with an afternoon block hosted by forgettable teenagers –which includes behind-the-scenes activities with Nick stars and allegedly “funny” little sketches aimed for the pre-teen demographic. However, the studio content had no real structure, making all the activities into a loud, unpleasant mess; and their attempts at skits… left a poor taste in viewers’ mouths. Worst of all, they frequently interrupted any GOOD Nick program with random clips … just because they could. Thankfully, the block was pulled that summer, and Nickoledeon watchers rejoiced.

#2: “Fanboy & Chum Chum” (2009-14)


Adding to the Network’s plentiful list of dynamic duos are Fanboy and Chum Chum – two 5th grade comic book geeks whose everyday antics include sipping Frosty Freezy Freezes, pining over an arctic-themed superheroes, or just being a nuisance to everyone around them. While the show does sneak in the occasional pop culture reference or movie spoof, those are tragically overshadowed by the unsightly, over-the-top visuals and annoyingly loud characters, and topped off with gross-out humor and dated jokes. What’s even more shocking, it’s rumored that Nickelodeon picked THIS show over Adventure Time, which ended up going to Cartoon Network. Well… we’ve all made mistakes.


Before we unveil our number one pick, here are a few dishonorable mentions.



“Pig Goat Banana Cricket” (2015-)




“Talia in the Kitchen” (2015)



“Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures” (2011-13)


#1: “FЯED: THE SHOW” (2012)


We apologize in advance for your bleeding ears. For unknown reasons, someone granted Lucas Cruikshank's YouTube character, Fred Figglehorn, three TV movies AND a TV series. Based on the web series, the show is just as you’d expect – Fred engaging in wacky hijinks, and screeching at the top of his high-pitched lungs. Unsurprisingly, few could stand his aggravating attitude or bloodcurdling voice; the show was pulled from the airwaves after a few months, and the Fred character was retired. Once again, we can appreciate Nickelodeon giving web content creators such a big opportunity… but it doesn’t help if your audience goes deaf.
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