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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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Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren Tapped for ‘Yellowstone’ Prequel ‘1932’

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Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren Tapped for 'Yellowstone' Prequel '1932'

 

Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren are jumping on the Yellowstone bandwagon.

The actors will star in the drama’s upcoming 1932 prequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The Paramount+ series follows the 1883 prequel spinoff and will introduce a new generation of Duttons. 

The series has amassed a somewhat cult following, so it makes sense that the forces behind yet another origin story have decided to go big with the names attached to the project. 

It’s unclear what role Ford and Mirren have been cast in, but we’re sure it’ll delight considering their impressive acting resumes. 

Per the official synopsis provided by the streaming network, the drama will “explore the early 20th century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home.”

Pandemics, huh. We know a thing or two about that. 

News of the new prequel first broke in February. 

“Taylor Sheridan has put roots down for the Dutton Family tree that stand strong and tall, with many branches that continue to engage record-breaking audiences,” 1883 executive producer David C. Glasser said via a statement, adding, “It is awe-inspiring to work with Taylor, ViacomCBS and the entire team on this universe.”

It’s unclear if the plan is to have 1932 span multiple seasons or if it will be a one-season limited series like the previous prequel.

All we know is that if you’re not watching Yellowstone and the blossoming franchise, you’re doing it wrong. 


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Fall 2022 TV Schedule for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW

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Fall 2022 TV Schedule for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW

As many of your favorite shows wind down for the season, we’re already looking forward to their return. 

And with those beloved shows come a slew of new comedies and dramas. 

The major primetime networks are pulling back the curtain on the fall 2022 TV lineup! 

Check out the schedule below for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and The CW — new series appear in caps! 

 

ABC

MONDAY
8 pm Bachelor in Paradise
10 pm The Good Doctor

TUESDAY
8 pm Bachelor in Paradise
10 pm THE ROOKIE: FEDS

WEDNESDAY
8 pm The Conners
8:30 pm The Goldbergs
9 pm Abbott Elementary (new night)
9:30 pm Home Economics 
10 pm Big Sky

THURSDAY
8 pm Station 19
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy
10 pm ALASKA

FRIDAY
8 pm Shark Tank
9 pm 20/20

SATURDAY
8 pm College Football

SUNDAY
7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos
8 pm CELEBRITY JEOPARDY!
9 pm Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
10 pm The Rookie

Shows Held for Midseason Premieres

A Million Little Things, American Idol, The Bachelor, Judge Steve Harvey, NOT DEAD YET, and The Wonder Years

 

 

CBS

MONDAY
8 pm The Neighborhood
8:30 pm Bob Hearts Abishola
9 pm NCIS
10 pm NCIS: Hawai’i

TUESDAY
8 pm FBI
9 pm FBI: International
10 pm FBI: Most Wanted 

WEDNESDAY
8 pm Survivor
9 pm The Amazing Race
10 pm THE REAL LOVE BOAT

THURSDAY
8 pm Young Sheldon
8:30 pm Ghosts (new time slot)
9 pm SO HELP ME TODD
10 pm CSI: Vegas (new night)

FRIDAY
8 pm S.W.A.T. (“new” night)
9 pm FIRE COUNTRY
10 pm Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8 pm Drama encores
9 pm Drama encores
10 pm 48 Hours

SUNDAY
7 pm 60 Minutes
8 pm The Equalizer
9 pm EAST NEW YORK
10 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (new time slot)

Shows Held for Midseason Premieres

LINGO, Secret Celebrity Renovation, SUPERFAN, Tough as Nails, TRUE LIES

 

The CW

MONDAY
8 pm All American
9 pm All American: Homecoming

TUESDAY
8 pm THE WINCHESTERS
9 pm PROFESSIONALS

WEDNESDAY
8 pm DC’s Stargirl (new night)
9 pm Kung Fu

THURSDAY
8 pm Walker
9 pm WALKER INDEPENDENCE

FRIDAY
8 pm Penn & Teller: Fool Us
9 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway?
9:30 pm Whose Line Is It Anyway?

SATURDAY
8 pm MAGIC WITH THE STARS
9 pm World’s Funniest Animals
9:30 pm World’s Funniest Animals

SUNDAY
8 pm FAMILY LAW
9 pm Coroner (new night)

Shows Held for Midseason Premieres

The Flash, GOTHAM KNIGHTS, Masters of Illusion, Nancy Drew, RECIPE FOR DISASTER, Riverdale (final season), Superman & Lois

 

NBC 

TBD

 

FOX

TBD

 


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‘Legacies’ Canceled at The CW – Season 4 Will be the Last

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QUIZ: Which 'Legacies' Character Are You?

It’s the end of a franchise on The CW. 

The network officially canceled Legacies, a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. 

The news, while heartbreaking, might not be unexpected for those who have been following along and awaiting a verdict. 

Things didn’t bode well for the series after the network banished the remaining three episodes from their scheduled May airdates to the month of June. 

‘Dynasty,’ ‘Roswell, New Mexico,’ ‘Charmed’ Among Shows Canceled by The CW

And when The CW canceled Dynasty, Roswell, New Mexico, Charmed, In the Dark, and 4400 earlier today, things looked even bleaker for the Danielle Russell-led series. 

Admittedly, Legacies never reached the heights that its predecessors did, and viewership has only been dwindling. 

The series will come to an end with its fourth season. 

The CW really broke took a jab at so many fandoms today!

Deadline reports that the network is currently in talks to be sold to station group Nexstar, which could explain the decision to slice its programing roster in half. 

It previously canceled Batwoman and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Back in March, the network gave green lights for several of its dramas: All American renewed for season 5, The Flash renewed for season 9, Kung Fu renewed for season 3, Superman & Loisrenewed for season 3, Nancy Drew renewed for season 4, Riverdale renewed for season 7, Walker renewed for season 3.


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