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See what TVGuide.com readers thought were lowlights of 2000-2009

Shaun Harrison
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Nov. 7, 2000

When Florida became too close to call and Al Gore told George W. Bush he was retracting his concession speech, it became apparent the 2000 election was a long way from over. "It seemed like it was straight out of Dumb & Dumber how we were deciding who was our country's next leader," says AZTVfan. The U.S. Supreme Court finally decided the election in Bush's favor.
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Sept. 11, 2001

In the history of American television, has there ever been a more horrific moment than the 9/11 attacks? They took place before our eyes, and networks replayed the hellish spectacle, again and again. "The worst moment was watching the horror of the planes hitting the WTC and the ensuing destruction and chaos that followed that day," writes Phonegirl. "Those images will be forever engraved in my head."
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May 9, 2007

Nancy Grace begins her show on CNN Headline News (which now calls itself HLN) with a take-no-prisoners approach that rubs some viewers the wrong way — and leads to lampooning by Amy Poehler on Saturday Night Live. Canthardlyreadit lamented Grace "and her ilk with their oversensationalism minus all the facts."
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Oct. 14, 2007

Keeping Up With the Kardashians – featuring Triple-K sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe – premieres to a fair degree of bafflement. Among its detractors is exTVfiend: "So ... if I could get my sister to make a naughty tape with a guy that says that he's famous but no one has heard about I could be famous too?"
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Nov. 5, 2007-Feb. 12, 2008

Sara Ramirez, TR Knight, and Katherine Heigl helped walk the picket line as the writer's strike provoked angry complaints that it led to the cancellation of quality shows that never really got a chance to shine. Many readers called Pushing Daisies a perfect example of a show that should not have bitten the dust.
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March 2, 2009

Jason Mesnick breaks up with Melissa Rycroft on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose. KTmom is among those surprised he could be so fickle about "the love of his life." He's now engaged to runner-up Molly Malaney.
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Sept. 13, 2009

"Kanye West rudely interrupting Taylor Swift" at the VMAs struck moonstruck217 as totally inappropriate. Even President Barack Obama called West a "jackass" in an off-the-cuff, off-the-record moment, and the jokes and sendups of his stunt were endless.
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Nov. 20, 2009

Beloved talk-show host Oprah Winfrey tearfully announces that she'll end her run, after 25 years, in 2011. She will be missed by legions of loyal fans – but not by everybody. "Why anyone would be OK with her telling us what books to read, which self-help gurus to follow, or what films to watch, is beyond me," says GarryB. "The end of her show can't come soon enough."