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Actors We Love in TV Sitcoms that Suck

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | September 20, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | September 20, 2011 |

Inspired by “2 Broke Girls,” a bad show with a great lead, Kat Dennings, as well as the Emmy win of Melissa McCarthy (yay! for Sookie. Boo for “Mike and Molly”) I scoured the Internet and the back recesses of my brain to come up with 12 more bad shows with likable leads. It is not an exhaustive list, obviously. There are so many failed sitcoms that to create an exhaustive list would be, well, exhausting. I do encourage you to add to it with your own fragmented recollections of TV sitcoms past starring those who you loved at the time or those you have come to love since.

Jason Bateman and Bob Newhart in “George and Leo”

John Goodman, Deidrich Bader, Olympia Dukakis, and Jean Smart in “Center of the Universe”

Fred Savage, Jane Curtin, and Maggie Lawson in “Crumbs”

Dave Chapelle in “Buddies”

Margaret Cho and B.D. Wong in “All American Girl

Dan Aykroyd and Anthony Clark in “Soul Man”

Christina Applegate, Timothy Olyphant, Jean Smart and Melissa McCarthy in “Samantha Who?”

Thomas Haden Church, Debra Messing, and Greg German in “Ned and Stacey”

Paula Marshall, Stockard Channing, Jennifer Tilly, Henry Winkler, and Ty Burrel in “Out of Practice”

Tim Curry and Annie Potts in “Over the Top”

John Lithgow and Jeffrey Tambor in “Twenty Good Years”

Kyle Chandler and Joan Cusack in “What About Joan”

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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