MTV Announces ‘Slednecks’ & 11 Other Horrible TV Show Titles
It was recently reported that MTV was bringing back Buckwild. This would be a controversial decision considering they cancelled the show after cast member Shain Gandee's accidental death of carbon monoxide poisoning, but their solution was allegedly to film the show in Alaska instead of with the original cast in West Virginia. Now it's official that MTV is filming a show about wild teens in Alaska, but they've distanced themselves from Buckwild even further by giving the show a new name. And, boy, is it a doozie. During upfronts on Thursday, MTV announced a new series called Slednecks .
Slednecks. Is that not the worse TV show title you've ever heard? The show sounds a lot like Buckwild with MTV describing it as, "A new half-hour series that follows a group of rough and tough friends living in the modern-day wild West of Alaska." Obviously it's supposed to sound like rednecks but with sleds because they're in Alaska (get it?!), so it really is just Buckwild set in a cold climate. Rednecks are so hot right now though, you guys. Honey Boo Boo, Duck Dynasty, some of the characters on Teen Mom. They just had to keep the train rolling.
The fact that this show shouldn't even exist aside, its horrible name brings to mind a lot of poorly titled shows of years past. Here are some others that rank almost as highly as Slednecks:
2 Broke Girls
What happens when they aren't broke anymore? What then?!
Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place
Same problem. What about when the pizza place is no longer? Oh, you just remove it from the title and go with Two Guys and Girl? Wow, that's sounds compelling.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It's annoying to type and that's enough for me.
8 Simple Rules
Was originally titled 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter which is worse is that it's too long, but 8 Simple Rules by itself doesn't even explain anything. (Apparently, titles with numbers in them is a theme.)
Desperate Housewives might sound normal now, but that's only because we've heard it so many times.
At least it's straightforward...?
Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23
I swear I'm not finding number ones on purpose. Ps. Titles do not need to rhyme.
I know it's on ABC Family, but even young folks deserve a less cheesy title. Their name is Foster and their raising foster children. Come on.
Hart of Dixie
Everybody Hates Chris
Funny show, but playing off of Everybody Loves Raymond is a weird choice. Come up with your own title!
And the worst of all:
Don't Be Tardy...
Why are there ellipses? Don't be tardy for what???