What do "Dancing With the Stars," "Glee," "American Idol," and "The Simpsons" have in common? Well, despite being shows that could be considered culture phenoms in their prime, each one seems to have slipped in quality and/or popularity over the years. But all in all, no one can deny that all of them still have the power to elicit big responses from audiences. So the question remains: should they stay or should they go?
"American Idol"Let's face it; "American Idol" is not the show it used to be. Though it can occasionally find a superstar amid the usual suspects (such as Adam Lambert), we can pretty much guarantee that anyone that makes the tween girls go gaga is going to take the top prize. Though ratings are still high (despite drops), many have written off the show, and it will take a miracle for the new judging panel (whomever they shall be) to bring the spark back. Perhaps going out on a high might be in its best interest.
"Dancing With the Stars"Every time a new cast is announced for ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," the Internet seems to get flooded with the usual type of comments, such as "Where are the stars?" and "I will never watch again because so and so is on it." Even though ratings seemed to have dipped in recent seasons, the reality hit shows absolutely no signs of slowing down, and with the recent announcement of an "all-star" season, it may have just found the gimmick to bring the numbers back up, especially now that Sabrina Bryan is back on.
"Glee"Going into its fourth season, Fox's pop culture icon seems to have a lot of people whose sole purpose seems to be to criticize the show no matter what it does. Granted, it can be uneven at times, however the nitpicking about plot holes and character development tends to go a little overboard. Yet, as long as it can still deliver powerhouse episodes such as "The First Time," then "Glee" still deserves a chance to live beyond its fourth year, even if ratings have slipped.
"The Simpsons"A true icon, the Fox Sunday night line-up would not feel right without this animated staple. Yet, even though some might still love "The Simpsons," it no longer appears to be appointment TV. After 20 some years and so many other choices, it is hard not to go elsewhere. Still, any news of it ending would definitely be shocking.
Do you think these shows should be canceled, or should they stay on the air?
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- American Idol
- Adam Lambert