15 TV shows that need to end already

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“The Geology Elevation” — Pictured: Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki), Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg). When Bert (Brian Posehn), a Caltech geologist, wins the MacArthur Genius fellowship, Sheldon is overcome with jealousy. Also, Wolowitz finds an old remote control Stephen Hawking action figure he invented, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Nov. 17 (8:00-8:31 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Stephen Hawking returns to guest star as himself. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Much like Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory is another show that is past its prime. It started out so strong, though reviews were mixed at first. But once it started picking up steam, the audiences grew and it managed to rack up seven Emmy Awards.

As the show just finishes its 11th season — and has already been picked up for a 12th — the decline in humor is obvious. It relies a lot on Sheldon’s quirks, and of course on the “I’m smart, you’re stupid ha ha!” trope. In fact, most of the plot revolves around it. The entire character of Penny is just one big dumb blonde joke, but we did grow to love the gang of scientists and their ditzy neighbor for a bit.

Similar to Family Guy, for a while, The Big Bang Theory was the show to talk about with friends. Everyone was watching it, and suddenly everyone owned a “Bazinga!” shirt. The show was picked up for syndication, and that may have been the beginning of the end.

It’s hard to escape this show. It almost feels like it’s always on, no matter what day or time. You can’t avoid Sheldon Cooper.

They keep bringing in new characters and new storylines (Sheldon gets married to Amy Farrah Fowler in the season finale, and Mark Hamill officiates) to try and keep things fresh, but it still feels stale. We get it, these guys are geniuses, Amy’s awkward and conservative but sex-starved, Bernadette is short and shrill, Raj is awkward around women, Howard is a skeevy mama’s boy, Penny is a ditz, and so on and so forth.