19 Of The Worst TV Character Additions Of All Time

A while back, I made a list of the best and worst character additions to TV shows, and people had a ton of thoughts in the comments, so I'm back with your submissions! Here are 19 character additions people hate with a passion.

Note: I do not endorse all these, LOL. Justice for Dawn, Juliet, and Kira!

1.Dawn on Buffy the Vampire Slayer


"She served her purpose in Season 5, but she served no purpose except as another who was affected by the Season 6 big bad (it wasn't Willow, it was life itself, per Joss [Whedon])."


2.Monica on Girlfriends

Monica on a plane

"She’s such a weird case. I actually liked her character when she joined the show [in] the last two seasons, but I’m still going to say she hurt the show because she wasn’t Toni. The show should have properly wrapped before the actress who played Toni left. It wasn’t the same."


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3.Nellie on The Office


"Her character was so painful."


"Nellie was just creepy and not funny at all."


"Nellie was so annoying!! And her quips were just cringe."


4.Robby on New Girl

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"The whole Season 6 arc of him with Jess and all the injuries was so cringey."


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5.April on Gilmore Girls

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"She was basically a knockoff Rory and her only purpose was to break up Luke and Lorelai."


"It didn't add anything to the plot other than making viewers frustrated and changing Luke's character arc. I don't think he would have hidden the truth from Lorelai."


6.Erica on Stranger Things


"I hated when they added Erica to Stranger Things! I don't like the whole sassy Black girl trope, nor do I like the wise-cracking, acts-too-grown-for-their-age little kid that producers love to add to shows. It just ruins the show a little for me."


7.Kira on Teen Wolf


"Kira kind of bugged me. Too soon after Allison, I guess — her relationship with Scott felt a little forced to me."


"I hated Kira. She def did not help the show; she just made it more awkward. Awkward was her only personality trait."


8.Dorian on Moesha

<div><p>"He never really experienced any growth on the show, plus that whole storyline with him being Frank’s secret son instead of nephew changed Frank’s character from [a] strict but loving dad to a deadbeat. This was also a slap in the face to the show's primarily Black audience because he was a really positive portrayal of Black fatherhood."</p><p>—<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/joietotheworld" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:joietotheworld" class="link ">joietotheworld</a></p></div><span> Courtesy Everett Collection / Everett Collection / Everett Collection</span>

"He never really experienced any growth on the show, plus that whole storyline with him being Frank’s secret son instead of nephew changed Frank’s character from [a] strict but loving dad to a deadbeat. This was also a slap in the face to the show's primarily Black audience because he was a really positive portrayal of Black fatherhood."


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9.Lila on The Umbrella Academy


"I really disliked Lila in The Umbrella Academy. Even after she had powers, I still just thought of her as Diego’s annoying girlfriend."


"Unpopular opinion: I cannot stand Lila in The Umbrella Academy, and her and Diego have no chemistry."


10.Lyla on Dexter


"HURT (to a painful degree that makes Season 2 unwatchable): Lyla on Dexter. The final serial killer love interest in the end was bad too, but no one was as grating or un-fun to watch as Lyla."


11.Randy on That '70s Show

Randy in a promo shot

"[He] was literally a knockoff Eric; it wasn’t the same."


"They tried to combine Eric and Kelso into one character to make up for their absences, and it was a fuckin' train wreck."


"My problem with Randy was that they tried to force him and Donna into a relationship. Her neighbor/best friend/significant other left the country and the writers were like, 'Oh no, Donna can't take some time to be single and recover from this breakup.' If they had just introduced Randy as a new friend/Hyde's employee, I think his character would have been better received."


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12.Amanda on Revenge


"I literally would skip every scene she was in and just read the episode summary on IMDb so I would know what happened with her. It was definitely more the character who got on my nerves, but I also just couldn’t listen to that actress’s voice. I don’t know why."


"I liked the twist at first, but then she started ruining my ship, so [I] started to hate her."


13.Logan on Gilmore Girls

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"Rory became a spineless, annoying girl who would do anything just to have a boyfriend. ... The show just went downhill after his introduction."


14.Riley on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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"My vote's Riley. I guess his presence shook things up, but he at least outstayed his welcome by half a season."


"Riley was hands down the worst in every way and I can’t believe he was on the show for as long as he was."


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15.Oliver on The Brady Bunch


"It’s a sure sign that a show is slipping in the ratings when they bring in a little kid who they think will perk up the show. It didn’t work with Ollie. And that was The Brady Bunch’s final season!"


16.Amelia on Grey's Anatomy


"Ugh, go away. Take Owen with you if you want, LOL."


17.Billie and Christy on Charmed

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"The worst have to be Billie and Christy from Charmed. It took me forever to warm up to Kaley Cuoco on The Big Bang Theory because Billie had been so awful."


"Totally agree! I’m rewatching Charmed right now and forgot how much I hated Billie; she’s so selfish and annoying. Christie's not here yet. I’m dreading her appearance."


18.Will on Supergirl

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"His character was alright in the beginning, but he got annoying and added nothing to the show."


19.And finally, Ivy and Juliet on Gossip Girl


"All the dumb fucking characters they added in the later seasons of Gossip Girl, like Ivy and [Juliet]. They served no purpose but to be annoying."


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What other TV character additions do you find annoying, offensive, boring, or just plain bad? Let us know in the comments!