And you thought " The Playboy Club" was as bad as this TV season was going to get.
Turns out the NBC flop was a mere amuse bouche for the entree of critical scorn just served up by ABC: The dudes-in-drag sitcom "Work It."
The show just debuted this week and is about a pair of unemployed guys who decide to dress as women in order to get a job. And it works. Their idea that is, not the show. It's already been declared "by far the worst thing on TV" by Gawkerand they're hardly the only ones sharpening their blades.
Here's a quick look around at what others are saying about the show. And to diffuse any concerns that these are only the bad reviews, it should be pointed out the show scored an average rating of 19 out of 100 on the review aggregation site Metacritic. The best score it received was a 43.
Time: "'Work It' is bad dumb, memorably bad dumb, the kind of bad dumb show you will use in years to come as a benchmark for other bad sitcoms."
Hollywood Reporter: "[Work It] makes 'Bosom Buddies' seem like 'Arrested Development' by comparison." and "'Work It' is not so bad it’s good. It’s just terrible."
Entertainment Weekly: "Has it now earned the title of Worst Show Ever? And, if not, what is worse?"
Washington Post: "duuuuummmmb new Tuesday night sitcom... aimed at a thoroughly brain-dead audience."
And then there's NPR which says "As a comedy about men who dress in drag, it makes the Gap Girls on Saturday Night Live look like Shakespeare In The Park and "'Work It' is simple network anti-intellectualism, daring you to reject it based on its brainlessness."
Still, while the show isn't impressing too many viewers, certainly there have been other shows more worthy of the " worst show ever?" questions being aimed in its direction. Anybody remember Cavemen? Or Homeboys In Outer Space?
So what's the worst TV show you've ever seen? Leave your comments below and let us know!