Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – 1999 (NBC)
One of several spinoffs from the original Law & Order series, and the only one still being aired, its biggest problem isn’t that it’s run out of stories (which it has) but that unlike other police procedures that deal with crimes like murder, theft, and terrorism, this one specializes in just one type of crime – sexual crime. And since the Law & Order format frowns on long serialized story arcs in favor of crime-of-the-week, every week you can expect to see someone getting assaulted… and while the perps are often busted, there are no good endings in these stories. After serving the viewers a sentence of 20 years, it’s time this show, and the franchise, closed up shop.
The Simpsons – 1989 (Fox)
Seriously, this show hasn’t just died, it’s been mummified and placed in a pyramid. Back in the day it was a controversially irreverent sitcom in animated form, with a cast bigger than some metropolitan cities and a list of guest stars to rival an Academy Award after-party. Even creator Matt Groening has long written it off. At this point, one worries about the show needing to replace its original voice actors (Marcia Wallace, who voiced Bart’s teacher Edna Krabappel, passed away in 2013). The Simpsons should be given a final season worthy of its status and left to the sands of time.