Serena Van der Woodsen, GOSSIP GIRL
For two seasons, she and Dan did the make-up/break-up thing, despite the fact we didn’t really care. Now, she’s hanging with Carter, and while the weak-chinned look of his portrayer, Sebastian Stan, totally worked for his KINGS alter ego (given that the guy was something of a conniving wuss), it’s just kinda silly in the world of Manhattan’s elite.
Vincent Chase, ENTOURAGE
Sign you know your character’s run its course, when you’re upstaged for an entire season by a character named “Turtle.”
Ernie The Giant Chicken, FAMILY GUY
You know the running gag in which Peter gets into excruciatingly long and, in the end, entirely pointless fights with a violence-prone chicken? That needs to stop. And while we’re on the subject of pointless sight gags that were funny the first time, Conway Twitty interludes stopped being funny a long time ago.
Nate Archibald, GOSSIP GIRL
Just how lame is Gossip Guy Chace Crawford? Not even the awesomeness of special guest star Joanna Garcia (PRIVILEGED) could turn this Upper East Sider into something to talk about.
Kimber Henry, NIP/TUCK
If ever there was a character who has run her course, it has to be Kimber. She’s slept with both our lead docs and “their” son Matt, been a Scientologist, a porn star, a meth head… give the gal — and us — a break.