Trim the Budget: TV Characters We Want to Get Rid Of

Teddy Conrad (Eric Close), Nashville
Teddy's story line adds a layer of political drama to Nashville, but his shady back-room deals and power-hungry conspiracies feel out of place on a show that's otherwise about the rivalries and love lives among a group of musicians in Music City. Now that he and Rayna have finally decided to get divorced, it's the perfect opportunity for him to exit the show gracefully.

Sugar (Vanessa Lengies) and Joe (Samuel Larsen), Glee
Gleeks are well aware of the size requirements bestowed upon Ohio high school singing groups, but last time we checked, Sugar can barely hold a note. Sure, she's served as a love interest for glee club members at various times, but her long-term purpose on the show has never been fully realized. The same goes for devout Christian club prez Joe, who will always be remembered for sticking with Quinn through her nasty car crash before she threw him out with yesterday's tater tots. If only Glee would do the same.

Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Camille (Bonnie Bedelia), Parenthood
After four seasons of weeping for/with the Braverman clan, it's hard to imagine cutting anyone from the show. But the NBC ensemble is known to be one of the network's pricier dramas, and rumors say it would only earn a Season 5 renewal if the budget gets cut. So, for the sake of getting a renewal, Zeek and Camille should be the first to go. We love them and all, but aside from the occasional pep talk, their biggest contributions are their four children and their families, who could all always use a little extra screen time.

Red/Ruby (Meghan Ory), Once Upon a Time
Sure, Red is great in small, supportive doses, but the Once producers had to notice that the stellar kickoff to the show's sophomore season was marred by a drop of at least 1.4 million viewers during the Red-centric episode "Child of the Moon." As the ABC fantasy series adds more and more new fairy tale characters, we can only hope that they'll decide to put this wolf down.

Matt (Zach Roerig), The Vampire Diaries
Yes, Matt serves a purpose as the only human on the show, but as the plots continue to focus on the supernatural, there's less of a reason to keep him around. Plus: With his sister and best friend dead and his ex now a vampire, wouldn't he realize it's time to get new friends?

TV Guide's TV Characters We Want to Get Rid Of

1. Teddy Conrad (Eric Close), Nashville
2. Detective Joey Quinn (Desmond Harrington), Dexter
3. Juliette Silverton (Bitsie Tulloch), Grimm
4. Sugar (Vanessa Lengies) and Joe (Samuel Larsen), Glee
5. Mr. Wolfe (Rex Lee), Suburgatory
6. Dr. Webber and the Interns (James Pickens, Jr., Tessa Ferrer, Camilla Luddington, Gaius Charles, Tina Majorino, Jerrika Hinton), Grey's Anatomy
7. Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) and Camille (Bonnie Bedelia), Parenthood
8. Red/Ruby (Meghan Ory), Once Upon a Time
9. Winston (Lamorne Morris), New Girl
10. Aiden (Barry Sloane), Revenge
11. Tess (Nina Lisandrello), Beauty and the Beast
12. Matt (Zach Roerig), The Vampire Diaries
13. Beverly (Beth Grant), The Mindy Project


Agree or disagree with the list ONTD? Who would you get rid of?