8. "Rosie Live," NBC. Just as Rosie O'Donnell had revived the sweetness-and-light daytime talk shows of yesteryear, she tried to revive the variety show with this one-time-only (and not by choice) special. A parade of random guests was force-marched through increasingly befuddling sketches or family-unfriendly banter with the host. If stars like Kathy Griffin, Conan O'Brien, and Alec Baldwin weren't funny, something was seriously off.

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