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13 TV Dads Who Don’t Deserve Any Praise!

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There are some really great fathers portrayed on television. But just like in real life, there are also the not-so-great ones. 

We’ve compiled a list that pays tribute to them all: from fathers who were never there, to fathers who loved their liquor bottles, to fathers who despised what their children had become, to fathers who loved their children but had a twisted way of showing it.

Seriously, you should thank your lucky stars you don’t have to call these dudes “dad.”

These are dads who would never get a Father’s Day gift.

1. Eli Pope – Scandal

Eli Pope - Scandal

Eli Pope is the definition of a bad parent. He kept Olivia in the dark about his secret life and allowed her to think her mom died in a plane crash. Eventually, she learned that mama Pope was actually a terrorist, and he was Command of B613, a covert government organization that tortures men and turns them into assassins.

Eli would kill in anyone that stood in his way, and a few times, his riff with his daughter almost ended with spilled blood. I can’t even count all the times Liv tried to secretly take him out for his Machiavellian-level schemes. Still, she always maintained some relationship with “dad” by attending weekly dinners and drowning the dysfunction in bottles of fine wine.

 

2. Blake Carrington – Dynasty

Blake Carrington - Dynasty

Blake 2.0 on the rebooted CW series Dynasty still earns the title of a “self-righteous dad.” He puts the company ahead of his children and often manipulates them to turn a profit. What else could you expect from the entrepreneurial patriarch?

Lying to his children is only the tip of the iceberg; he snuffed out his new wife Cristal from the company, blatantly lied to the media about the damage his company was doing to neighboring towns, and almost let his daughter marry her half-cousin. Actually, he’s not just a crappy dad, he’s a bad person. His only redeeming quality is that he isn’t homophobic and openly accepts his gay son.

 
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3. Mikeal Mikealson – The Originals

Mikeal Mikealson - The Originals

Hating your son is grounds for winning the “bad father” award around here. However, Mikeal’s distaste for his son went further than hatred — he could never love him because Niklaus reminded him of his wife’s betrayal. That distaste led him to chase Niklaus around the world for 1,000 years in hopes of killing him. What kind of father does that? Because of it, Mikeal turned all of his other kids against himself as well.

Klaus’ daddy issues have manifested themselves in his relationship with daughter, Hope. He believes he’ll spare her from the pain if he simply removes himself from her life, but it’s that fear of disappointing her that makes him a better father than Mikeal ever could be.

4. Lucious Lyon – Empire

Lucious Lyon - Empire

The former drug-dealer turned music mogul is an infectious disease when it comes to his family. He uses his sons in a power-struggle with ex-wife Cookie Lyon and pits them against each other to weed out the weakest link in hopes of choosing a successor.

He also despises Jamal’s homosexuality and is dismissive of Andre’s mental illness. We’ll never get rid of the image of him putting his son in the trash can for wearing heels. There is nothing worse than a father who cannot be supportive of his own blood.

 

5. Dan Scott – One Tree Hill

Dan Scott - One Tree Hill

Dan Scott was a nightmare from hell to sons Lucas and Nathan. His claim to fame in terms of making the “worst dad on the TV” list had to be murdering his brother, Keith, out of jealousy. He hated that he was a father figure to estranged son, Lucas.

And don’t think Lucas had it easy because he was abandoned. Dan manipulated Nathan into making Lucas’ life a living hell, and when the pressure to make his father proud became too much to handle, Nathan emancipated himself.

6. Conrad Grayson – Revenge

Conrad Grayson - Revenge
To be completely frank, Conrad Grayson was the most villainous man the Hampton’s had ever seen. He was involved in a terrorist organization responsible for a plane crash that killed hundreds of innocent people and worse, blamed it on his wife’s innocent lover and ruined his life. He raised his two children to be spoiled brats who cherished power and wealth over anything else but really, they should have used him as an example of what not to grow up to be.
 

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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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Netflix Renews Spanish Drama ‘Elite’ for Fifth Season Ahead of Season 4 Premiere, Adds News Cast Members

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Netflix Renews Spanish Drama 'Elite' for Fifth Season Ahead of Season 4 Premiere, Adds News Cast Members

We’ve got some elite news!

Spanish drama Elite has been renewed for a fifth season at Netflix!

The news isn’t all that shocking considering the drama, set in the ritzy private school of Las Encinas in Spain, is one of the streamer’s best performing Spanish originals. 

Not only is the cast incredible, the first few seasons were hinged around an intoxicating murder mystery and plenty of steamy love scenes. 

The renewal comes ahead of the fourth season, which currently doesn’t have a premiere date. In 2020, filming was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and an outbreak on set.

It’s possible the series will return in the spring/summer of 2021. 

The upcoming season will see a handful of familiar faces including Samu (Itzan Escamilla), Guzman (Miguel Bernardeau), Omar (Omar Ayuso), Rebeca (Claudia Salas), and Ander (Aron Piper) as they were held back due to their shenanigans. The drama will also welcome new students Manu Ríos , Carla Díaz , Martina Cariddi and Pol Granch to shake things up. 

Deadline also reports that the fifth season has added Argentinan actress Valentina Zenere (Soy Luna) and Brazilan actor André Lamoglia (Juacas) to its cast.

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WATCH: ‘The Handmaids Tale’ Reveals Season 4 Trailer and Premiere Date

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WATCH: 'Handmaids Tale' Reveals Season 4 Trailer and Premiere Date

“We don’t hide. We fight,” Elizabeth Moss’ June states in the new teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth season of The Handmaids Tale.

Her statement sets the tone for the new season of the dystopian series.

In the first scene, we see June walking an empty street in normal clothing, a fear departure from the handmaid’s red dress and white bonnet uniform. 

Flashbacks reveal she escaped Gilead with members of the resistance as a war is brewing. 

Hulu’s recently-released trailer also reveals a premiere date, so mark April 28 in your calendars.

Much like previous seasons, the season will return will drop three peisodes at once followed by a weekly rollout. 

Check out the trailer below and get ready: 

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‘Younger’ Moving to Paramount+ for Seventh and Final Season – Watch the Emotional Sneak Peek

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Younger has a new home.

After six seasons at TV Land, the hit TV show about Liza Miller, a middle-aged, divorced mom who lies about being twenty-something to restart her career in publishing, is moving to Paramount+. 

ViacomCBS made the announcement during the streaming presentation on Wednesday. 

Paramount+ is a new streaming service that will replace CBS All Access. on March 4.

The base tier will cost $5 and include ads. For ad-free streaming, the monthly price will set you back $10.

Now, that doesn’t seem like a lot, but if you’re an avid TV watcher, adding yet another streaming service to your monthly bundle might not be totally feasible. 

Is ‘Younger’ Ending with Season 7? Hilary Duff Gives the Scoop

The good news is that the 12-episode final season will also air on TV Land. The catch? It will run delayed likely after the series wraps, which means you might not avoid spoilers.

Pick your battles, I guess. 

The move, while annoying for some, isn’t completely out of the blue. The series was supposed to the Paramount Network for its sixth season but ultimately stayed at TV Land. 

With such a dedicated fan-base and so much potential, it doesn’t seem like 12 20-minute episodes are going to provide a satisfactory conclusion. And I don’t think I’m ready for Liza to finally choose between #TeamJosh and #TeamCharles permanently.

The seventh season was initially delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the cast has been busy filming in New York as of late. 

And that’s why fans were able to get a sneak peek at the upcoming season:

As Liza says, “embrace the past, accept the present, and keep moving forward.”

While it sure does seem like Liza picks Charles in the end, Sutton Foster promises that the final season will bring “all the emotional, all the laughs, and all the drama defined Younger and have made it the success it is.”

The series stars Foster, Hilary Duff, Nico Tortorella, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Molly Bernard, Charles Michael Davis and Peter Hermann.

Back in March, it was announced that Duff would be getting a spinoff based on her character Kelsey Peters

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