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TV Guide Ranks Every CW Show Ever

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The worst show in the history of The CW! Overweight couples were challenged to lose weight in order to win their dream wedding. Ugh.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
A make over show for young women who just weren't pretty enough. Once again, ugh. Added bonus: at the end of each episode the contestant would reveal her secret crush to an acquaintance who had no idea what was going on. Double ugh.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 5.2
What's happening online? Put away your computer and watch this TV show to find out.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 5.9
Humiliate your friends and family on national TV in order to win cash prizes! Seriously, how did some of this stuff get on TV in the first place?
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.5
Would you rather have a compatible partner or a bunch of money? This is the dating game show where potential partners were assigned dollar amounts. The higher the dollar amount, the more compatible the partner was for the contestant. Who will kick Mr. Right to the curb for some fat stacks?
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 2.4
Online haters get to meet the celebrities they hate and the celeb tries to change the hater's mind. Did they really think anyone would change their mind about hating Scott Disick?
The Hunger Games, sans the killing, played for money.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.6
This show put the spotlight on people with dangerous jobs. I guess "Dangerous Jobs" would've been a little too on the nose.
The CW's newsmagazine show focusing on fashion, movies, music and technology.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 3.2
A family of nobodies was flown to LA so they could try to become the next famous reality TV family in just 12 weeks. Didn't work.
A mother-daughter beauty pageant judged by a former Playboy Playmate and one of the Queer Eye guys.
A reality show where long-term couples are asked to get married in one week or break up for good. Why would any couple sign up for such a show? They didn't. A [soon-to-be-former] friend had to nominate them!
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 4.4
A reality show where aspiring models are asked to sign with (less than legitimate?) modeling agencies after getting a make over.
The CW tried to revive the MADtv series that was so successful for FOX a decade earlier. It did not go well.
A barber competition series hosted by Cedric the Entertainer.
Dean Cain hosts a magic show.
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 0
Reality competition series where the prize was an internship at Elle magazine and one year's rent in Manhattan.
The CW tries to rip-off "The Voice" and fails miserably.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 5.7
A year before Bravo premiered "Vanderpump Rules," The CW gave us, "The Catalina."
The lowest ranked scripted show on the list. "Significant Mother" asked the question, what if your best friend started banging your mom?
Celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Casey Affleck were flown around the world to meet with young leaders. It was supposed to be inspirational. Or something.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 4.9
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a flight attendant on Virgin America? Wonder no more!
This game show was essentially musical chairs for adults. Seriously. And there was a live band!
A reality competition series where they scared the hell out of the contestants. The elimination ceremony featured contestants getting "killed off" the show.
A Canadian import about two 18 year olds who get married right out of high school. The CW aired it in the summer with little or no promotion, begging the question: why did they buy this show?
People who added this item 761 Average listal rating (562 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.2
7th Heaven (1996)
7th Heaven ran for 10 seasons on The WB, the forerunner to The CW. The 10th season finale was thought to be the series finale. But over the summer, The CW decided to go for one more season on the brand new network. Some of the stars weren't around for season 11 and the whole thing is best forgotten.
People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
One of two new shows to air during The CW's first season in the fall of 2006. (The others were all holdovers from either UPN or The WB.) It has the distinction of being the first show cancelled by The CW, after just three episodes.
Fabulous models living the beautiful life in NYC. If you missed the first two episodes then you missed the whole thing.
People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Five people learn that they are really angels and then . . . I don't know. The mythology of this show was a convoluted mess.
Greek Gods exist in the modern world and they're doing whatever it takes to bring human soul mates together. And if they don't, they become human themselves.
People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Hidden Palms (2007)
After Kevin Williamson gave us "Dawson's Creek" and before he gave us "The Vampire Diaries," he gave us "Hidden Palms." Fun fact: this show starred a young Amber Heard.
People who added this item 184 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Yes, The CW did carry this wrestling show for two seasons between 2006 and 2008.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 5.6
Another Canadian import. "Seed" was about a sperm donor who forms relationships with three of the kids who he sired.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 2.6
The CW's version of the Real Housewives of New York City.
People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 3.5
Two buddies go backpacking across Europe and funny stuff happens. I guess.
This sit-com loosely based on the family of executive producers Will and Jada Pinkett Smith was a holdover from the UPN days. Its final season aired during The CW's first year.
Sappy drama about a teenager's family who move to a game reserve in South Africa.
People who added this item 230 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Ringer (2011)
CBS passed on the pilot for this show about identical twins and The CW quickly snapped it up. Sarah Michelle Gellar's return to TV was a bit of a letdown.
People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
Cult (2013)
The CW's Cult was about a TV show named Cult whose star may have been the leader of a cult. Got it?
People who added this item 49 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Star-Crossed (2014)
This aliens-land-on-Earth show was an allegory for race relations, xenophobia and terrorism. But the terrible marketing campaign made it seem like an inter-stellar teen romance show. Doomed.
Magicians perform their illusions in front of Penn & Teller, and try to . . . fool them.
A British import about the first dates of people who meet online. It sounds like a reality show, but it wasn't. Fully scripted with real actors.
People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Before "Jane the Virgin," series creator Jennie Snyder Urman gave us "Emily Owens, M.D." Emily was a first year resident trying to navigate a hospital that seemed more like a high school. Better things were still to come for both Urman and The CW.
People who added this item 119 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Melrose Place (2009)
This reboot proved less successful than the network's 90210 reboot. But it did give Katie Cassidy her first series regular role on The CW.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.1
Reality TV series about the physically and emotionally demanding world of big time ballet.
People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
A reboot of a British show of the same name, The Tomorrow People was about humans with special powers being hunted down by government agents. (The CW kindly asks that you pay no attention to any similarities with the X-men.)
In this sitcom Laurie Metcalf was the matriarch of a family of loan sharks.
This show is exactly what it sounds like: a dating competition series where the winner(?) gets the chance to marry a farmer.
Det. Raimy Sullivan somehow contacts her dead father 20 years in the past via HAM radio and gets a chance to prevent his murder.
People who added this item 176 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Another reboot. This time for the 1980s CBS series about beautiful woman falling in love with a hideous beast. And by hideous, I mean a gorgeous man with a scar on his face.
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In March 2017, TV Guide magazine ranked every show in the 11-year history of The CW from worst to first.

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