Rules: 1) Has to be scripted. Reality and variety shows don't count. I am looking for bad writing here. 2) Needs to have been on at least 3 seasons AND minimum of 30 episodes. Check IMDB if you are not sure. I am looking for shows that actually found an audience for their awfulness. 3) Needs to be on CBS, ABC, NBC, CW, HBO, Showtime, Starz, AMC. I think this covers the majors. Netflix only counts if the show had at least 10 episodes a season. 4) Bonus if the show has someone that went on to be an A list star. Double bonus if the show had someone that was an A list star at the time the show went on the air. I will start with a gold standard for this category: 7th Heaven (1996-2007, 11 seasons) - My wife was watching re-runs of this over the weekend, which gave me the idea for this thread. This show has to be one of the worst pieces of scalito ever put on television. This show was about a preacher played by Stephen Collins and his family. The show is preachy, with ridiculous plots, and the characters turn mole hills into mountains in every episode. When I say preachy, Stephen Collins' character would literally give a 5 minute monologues at the end of every episode. The acting and writing were not the only problems with the show, the directing was weird too. There are way too many reaction shots, so the child actors are constantly making faces at the camera for no reason. The outside scenes look straight out of the Brady Bunch. The fact that Jessica Biel emerged from this train wreck of a show to become a major star is amazing, because this show should have killed the career of everyone in it. Stephen Collins turned out to be a serial child molester in real life, which makes the show completely twisted now when he gives his monologues. This show lasted 11 seasons, proving that there is a market for family drama and that market has absolutely no quality requirements at all.