Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Over Controversy

  • Published on Jun 27, 2018
  • Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Over Controversy
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    Some controversies are unavoidable, but other times people just had to say or do dumb things and get their otherwise successful show pulled form the air. From Louis C.K. to Roseanne and of course, Kevin Spacey, lots of shows have been canceled because of events that took place behind the scenes. So join WatchMojo as we look at the 10 most notorious, biggest and most abrupt show cancelations over controversy.
    List Rank and Entries
    #10. “The O’Reilly Factor” (1996-2017)
    #9. “CeeLo Green’s The Good Life” (2014)
    #8. “House of Cards” (2013-18)
    #7. “Politically Incorrect” (1993-2002)
    #6. “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” (2012-14)
    #5. “Charlie Rose” (1991-2017)
    #4. “Louie” (2010-15)
    #3, #2 & #1: ?
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  • Mike G
    Mike G 5 days ago

    They did Roseanne wrong, she didn't say anything racist. She made a joke about someone, who cares. For GOD's sake she's a comedian

  • Kristina Fisher
    Kristina Fisher 13 days ago

    "Politically Incorrect" gets cancelled b/c of political incorrectness, *IRONIC!* Alanis Morrisette would be proud.

  • Jade Lenze
    Jade Lenze 18 days ago

    Father of the Pride, cancelled due to Siegfried and Roy's recent tiger accident.

  • Joe Russo
    Joe Russo 22 days ago

    Can everyone just stop raping people.

  • Louis Bon
    Louis Bon 25 days ago

    Kartrashias bang black athletes rappers no talent can cell the show

  • Chrome Hokage
    Chrome Hokage Month ago

    House of Cards was already kind of on its way out when the Spacey controversy happened. It was almost cancelled, but they stuck with it. From what i understand, the show would have ended in season 6 anyway, they just changed it for the obvious reasons.
    So no, it was not cancelled.

  • Michael Alameda
    Michael Alameda Month ago

    The Conners continues without Roseanne's involvement, in the spin-off series called *_"The Conners."_*

  • D.Anthony Franco Jr.
    D.Anthony Franco Jr. 2 months ago

    I Do Not believe Anthony "Nobody" Rapp! Sorry!

  • Dale Henderson
    Dale Henderson 2 months ago

    I think TV stations are hypocrites, because they sack someone for doing controversial things, yet they will do TV shows where characters in the show will do or talk about things that are far worse. Many TV comedies and dramas will have controversial subjects, and the actors or actresses have to deliver lines where their character acts or says something controversial, yet become the moral police when it suits them. They also seem to have no problem with controversial things people say on reality shows, and even create controversies to up the ratings, so they need to get off their high horse and stop acting like they are boy scouts. Also, advertisers are hypocrites for advertising during shows with controversial material, murders, nudity and sex scenes.

  • Demonica Darkness
    Demonica Darkness 3 months ago +1

    Roseannes text was funny.

  • Lucy Conway
    Lucy Conway 3 months ago

    Huh seems like a lot of shows were cancelled due to sexual misconduct take a hint people

  • Amos Barker
    Amos Barker 3 months ago

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  • TriceraFish
    TriceraFish 3 months ago

    The conners just isn’t the same without Roseanne...

    DEMIxGODxSHADOW 4 months ago

    I mean seriously! Say what you want, but flying a plane into anything for your beliefs isn't cowardice. It's god awful thing to do and taking lives is wrong, but they aren't cowards. The coward was the man giving the orders while hiding in a rat hole. I would also disagree launching cruise missiles from ships is cowardice because they take fire, the are in danger every day.

  • Erin Lee
    Erin Lee 4 months ago

    I dont know but why they only file a law suit against them after many years the event happened? 😑😑😑

  • Dj Velarde
    Dj Velarde 4 months ago

    You should have included Boomerang. Cancelled because the host laughed at the guests...

  • jahovia82 disdik
    jahovia82 disdik 4 months ago

    Was Roseannes tweets dumb af, yes. Was she trying to be racist? I dont think intentionally. Only thing she is guilty of , is not being more educated on someone she is attacking. Valerie jarrett doesnt look black AT ALL. I dont think we see tht tweet if ROSEANNE knew she was black.
    Im more sick of everything being called racist, if u dont agree with someones views. Its becoming "THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF " NOW

  • jahovia82 disdik
    jahovia82 disdik 4 months ago

    I really miss Honey boo boo


  • Greg
    Greg 4 months ago

    We can "thank" the me too movement for the cancelation of half these shows.

  • rghmf
    rghmf 4 months ago +1

    Top 10 TV Shows Cancelled Over Sexual Misconduct

    • Eric Page
      Eric Page 4 months ago

      They could have easily done that list.

  • JP Mackey
    JP Mackey 4 months ago +1

    10. I’m definitely not a big fan of Bill O’Reilly or Fox News, but I didn’t see this coming.
    9. See #10, except I like Cee-Lo Green’s music.
    8. Yep, that show HAD to go. All because of the lead actor.
    7. Oh, the irony...
    6. I don’t remember when I heard this news: when it first came out or a year or two later.
    5. See #9. I saw several episodes of this show late at night. I didn’t even know he was a member of CBS This Morning.
    4. I think Louis C.K.’s SNL monologue was sign.
    3. Roseanne, Roseanne, Roseanne...why’d you have to say what you said?
    2. I’m really surprised the spinoffs have lasted despite the controversy.
    HM: What?! Kid Nation?!
    1. I thought Roseanne would be #1. But this was before Roseanne.

  • alwrig
    alwrig 4 months ago

    I'm surprised Bridget Loves Bernie or Chicken Soup didn't at least get a mention. Sure, none of the actors were involved in misconduct, but controversy was present due to the theme of a Jewish man dating/marrying a Catholic woman. In the case of BLB, the network got plenty of hate mail from both Jewish and Catholic/Christian viewers. There were even reports of a bomb threat on set.

  • Little Badger
    Little Badger 4 months ago

    Wow and South Park still hasn't ended yet

  • Annette
    Annette 5 months ago

    Couldn't happen to to better bunch of idiots.Shameful that they thought fame would make immorality acceptable in any venue.Their "self importance" only proved to be their final curtain call.

  • David Arnce
    David Arnce 5 months ago

    Paula Deen got a raw deal. Who hasn't used the N word ?

  • kryceksangel
    kryceksangel 5 months ago

    No Roseanne got canceled because she's not a liberal.

  • Michael Rubin
    Michael Rubin 5 months ago

    dog eat dog

  • Martha Gill
    Martha Gill 5 months ago

    > The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967-1969. Despite high ratings, it was cancelled because of controversial
    content including sex, drugs and Vietnam.
    > Twenty-One 1956-1958 quiz show, cancelled because the games were rigged; just one part of the 1950s multiple quiz
    show scandals. The 1994 movie, Twenty-One was based on these events.
    BOTH of these cancellations were major mainstream news stories and deserved to be included.
    Seems like this topic wasn't researched very well before the list was made.

  • Crystal Atkins
    Crystal Atkins 5 months ago

    Maybe Teen Titans Go would be canceled after the controversial episode similar to Ren Seeks Help (Ren &Stimpy) where the Titans beat up the Jury and the judge while Robin shoots the viewers in the head that cause Children to grab a gun to commit suicide after watching an episode

  • Kathy Ford
    Kathy Ford 5 months ago

    Everything cancelled because of sexual misconduct! House of cards is horrible without kevin spacey

  • chaosdemonwolf1
    chaosdemonwolf1 5 months ago

    # 1 complaint from me? Mojo does NOT ad new vid's on a daily basis

  • C K1991
    C K1991 6 months ago

    I may lose my black card for this but Paula can can use the n-word all day in my presence just as long as she keeps making butter soaked biscuits and artery clogging fried chicken.For everyone who comments on this please know that it's just a joke.

  • Michael Halliwell
    Michael Halliwell 6 months ago

    Alot of these were uncalled for cancellations.

  • First Name
    First Name 6 months ago

    *sexual misconduct*

  • SpookyRoseV
    SpookyRoseV 6 months ago

    And then there’s Heathers 2018 which was so controversial (mainly for coming out during an epidemic of mass shootings ,but also due in part due to seeming to be somehow more offensive than the already dark original film) that it was cancelled BEFORE IT EVEN CAME OUT!...not that it’s a major loss since it’s clearly one of those reboots that only existed to cash in on the new generation of fans brought in by the musical

  • Tree Hugger
    Tree Hugger 6 months ago

    US soldiers are cowards, Maher was right

  • Raymond Kapala
    Raymond Kapala 6 months ago

    Why is Jimmy Kimmel still on the air? Just you tube Jimmy Kimmel as Carl Malone. If that not racist what is?

  • Sam Vander
    Sam Vander 6 months ago

    Politically incorrect was extremely PC 5 liberals that shouted down any conservative that tried to make a point. Horrible show smug libs smelling and enjoying there own farts. Roseanne gone for a stupid tweet but the View which says much worse on air almost daily with a tenth of the ratings is still on tv.

  • Blue jays Thompson
    Blue jays Thompson 6 months ago

    All this is a bunch of krapp how can you prove it?? Is there word against your word I don't believe any of this crapp

  • LeNoir679
    LeNoir679 6 months ago

    Bill Maher wasn't wrong, it was just too soon and too in your face.

  • Alex Games
    Alex Games 6 months ago

    Megan Kelly today September 25 2017-October 24 2018 cancelled because of controversial costume comments
    The Apprentice/celebrity apprentice 2004-2017 cancelled because of trumps bids for us president candidacy and in 2015 controversial and derogatory statements in his announcement speech regarding Mexican immigrants as drug dealers and criminals which led to NBC the Network that ran it cut ties with trump and also the hiring of Arnold Schwarzenegger on show did not help its path to cancellation and also nbc dropped the ms universe/USA which was co owned by trump

  • dogeatdog12345
    dogeatdog12345 7 months ago

    Only people that remember have been raped otherwise they haven't. Ceelo might be mildly retarded. Cowards lobbing missles. I have always wanted to punch Mahr in the face a good 30 times with a few head stomps. I have always hates him.

  • Chykim Sanders
    Chykim Sanders 7 months ago

    I have to say.. Kevin Spaceys behavior surprised me most..

  • homhable
    homhable 7 months ago +1

    In the 20th century such scandals were just swept under the carpet so that they couldn't ruin the image of the star or the show. Nowadays people get fired and shows get cancelled immediately when there's a crime. So much for people who say "in the past everything was better"..

  • Titnibler 210
    Titnibler 210 7 months ago

    Damn almost everyone thirsty

  • Rob Love
    Rob Love 7 months ago

    the swan

  • dnasty312
    dnasty312 7 months ago

    That's just PATHETIC

  • peach slimes
    peach slimes 7 months ago

    They forgot Jeremy Clarkson and his dismissal from top gear

  • Czech Chicklet
    Czech Chicklet 7 months ago

    Honey Boo Boo did not fade.....not only do they have a new show ( still airing) but Honey Boo Boo was just on "Dancing with the Stars Juniors".
    Just saying...

  • James Carino
    James Carino 7 months ago

    8:48 - Princess Pring: Ugh, was Paula Dean Guilty of Racism? That is messed Up!!!

  • Sinsear Jones
    Sinsear Jones 7 months ago

    Bill Maher look like Martin when he dress up like the white guy i was waiting for him to say " I'm outta control ur outta control this whole damn party is out of control" 😂😂

  • Ariel Rojas
    Ariel Rojas 7 months ago

    Mama June from not to hot

  • xandror
    xandror 7 months ago

    Wow Watchmojo, Rosanne never said VJ "looked like" anything. Way to join the virtue signalling cowards.

  • lizzy marlow
    lizzy marlow 7 months ago

    🤔 kid nation.....yeah... what could go wrong? #1 least she had guts to admit it, unlike others.

  • Bill Cipher
    Bill Cipher 7 months ago

    Has anyone else noticed that four of the entries on this list are taken up by sexual miss conduct.

  • D.Anthony Franco Jr.
    D.Anthony Franco Jr. 8 months ago

    I think Anthony Rapp is a straight out liar just looking for attention! Also he is an absolute horrible actor!

  • Lionel Joseph
    Lionel Joseph 8 months ago

    So according to today's standards sexual misconduct is any kind of unwanted sexual advances made towards women by men who are rich. If you don't have a shit load of money to fork over for your charges than nobody seems to give a shit and that is the biggest problem! The news only cares about putting big names in the shit zone so they can have a story and that is sickening. This is happening all over the place not just with celebrities and it needs to be addressed now!

  • Ryan Marek
    Ryan Marek 8 months ago

    Now Roseanne’s show is going on without her 😂

  • Wimble Bimble
    Wimble Bimble 8 months ago

    19 kids and counting , i watched it with my family i was upset that it was canceled but then I found out

  • Megan Clifton
    Megan Clifton 8 months ago

    I loved Kid Nation.

  • Maya A
    Maya A 8 months ago

    And you forgot to mentioned that she lied about having diabetics, cooking so unhealthy. She was working a deal with Novo Nordisk. Shame Paula, shame.

  • GoodDayDarling
    GoodDayDarling 8 months ago +1

    Listen it's really not that hard to just. Not sexually harass anyone

  • Karles Gossick
    Karles Gossick 8 months ago

    This list could damn near be retitled top 10 men who couldn't keep in their pants

  • Game God
    Game God 8 months ago

    number 2 is the original loud house

  • Game God
    Game God 8 months ago

    y cant people keep their pants on?

  • MrKaywyn
    MrKaywyn 8 months ago

    Mojo's videos are usually of a higher quality.

  • Slick Editz
    Slick Editz 8 months ago


  • Slick Editz
    Slick Editz 8 months ago

    You mean Roseanne tweeted politically correct

  • wildflower situation
    wildflower situation 8 months ago +1

    wait when was celoo everybody's favorite?

  • Justin Likewise
    Justin Likewise 8 months ago

    Bill Maher is a piece of crap.

  • Meh
    Meh 8 months ago

    Didn't "Meerkat Manor" get canceled because one of the camera crew trucks ran over one of the star meerkats?

  • sℋε ✩ Aℳℯ✘hƴst

    Sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct everywhere. 😣

  • Craig Folgers
    Craig Folgers 8 months ago +1


  • S F
    S F 9 months ago

    It may be protected under constitutional right, but don't these stars realize their employer in this case TV Networks have to protect their interests and AD revenues . If you want to express a view, deal with the consequences.
    Who is going to watch a show after the star tweets/ says shit. Their ratings plummet, they make no money + loose goodwill.

  • Jayson Green
    Jayson Green 9 months ago +1

    Ceelo green is a POS anyway who made one hit song and thinks hes hot shit.

  • thenodfather
    thenodfather 9 months ago

    The Honey Boo Boo and the 19 Kids shows was wrong for many reasons.
    Was the Kid Nation show just somebody who had recently read Lord of the Flies and thought "I think I'll make a TV show out of this".
    Altogether there is a whole heap of villainy and scum in this list.
    I do agree that it is cowardly of soldiers to attack with drones from positions of safety.

  • the real fortnite fan
    the real fortnite fan 9 months ago

    put Maya the Bee on this list

  • Paul Schwartz
    Paul Schwartz 9 months ago

    anybody remember. The hogan family?

  • Paul Schwartz
    Paul Schwartz 9 months ago

    I know he made a comeback with Murphy Brown. But what about pee wee ?

  • Famous RedBeard
    Famous RedBeard 9 months ago

    Forgot Dog the bounty Hunter LMAO

  • Gecko o
    Gecko o 9 months ago

    what?, honey boo boo is real?, I though that she was a character created by south park

  • HotWax93
    HotWax93 9 months ago

    Bill O'Reilly wouldn't consider himself conservative--he's a registered independent. I know because I remember him saying many times that he didn't think of himself as a conservative.

  • Donnie Yeager
    Donnie Yeager 9 months ago

    I live one town over from the Duggars

  • Danny Carrington
    Danny Carrington 9 months ago

    "In Touch" featured a story about fondling, you can't make this up.

  • Jon Menard
    Jon Menard 9 months ago

    Roseanne cancelation was political and wrong

  • Adam Godfrey
    Adam Godfrey 9 months ago

    'Strong, if mixed reviews'? Which is it?

  • Leon Les
    Leon Les 9 months ago


  • Zach Morgan
    Zach Morgan 9 months ago

    You guys are all about politically correct everything according to the alt left anyways and that was so disrespectful it was almost treason coming out if his mouth saying that about 911 that's why the show was canceled

  • Logan Mckenzie
    Logan Mckenzie 9 months ago

    Honestly I loved Roseanne , but now I hate Roseanne Barr , god what a jerk 😠👎😔😞😒

  • Casey Cays
    Casey Cays 9 months ago

    Is 19 and counting really considered cancelled? There's still counting on.

  • Chance Ussery
    Chance Ussery 9 months ago +1

    Can't wait to watch The Connors.

  • Riley Whidden
    Riley Whidden 9 months ago

    i still find it objectively hilarious that Honey Boo Boo needed to be subtitled.

    IABI TV 9 months ago

    omg Luck was those series with a theme song by Massive Attack... and those didn't live long because dead horses ;_; poor horses

  • Steven Nelson
    Steven Nelson 10 months ago

    What about Turbo F.A.S.T?

  • Retro Beast
    Retro Beast 10 months ago

    Is dukes of hazard not on here since it was f
    Only featuring reruns when it was canceled

  • trevor shay
    trevor shay 10 months ago +1

    Paula honestly didn't deserve it. The rest did though.

  • SuperBlock90
    SuperBlock90 10 months ago

    This channel is obsessed with the word titular. It used in every video.

  • AWA stuff
    AWA stuff 10 months ago

    What I have learned from this list is before the 2000s no TV program was ever cancelled because of controversy.

  • Everlena Oliver
    Everlena Oliver 10 months ago

    The Chew is missing. Guess why?

  • Benjamin T Haden
    Benjamin T Haden 10 months ago

    Where’s Top Gear