04/03/2012 05:49 pm ET

What's Worse: Dance Moms Or Toddlers & Tiaras?

Lifetime's Dance Moms concludes its second season tonight, and its spawn, Dance Moms: Miami, will be carrying the torch of Worst Show for Earth for a few months. Dance Moms is a bad show on several fronts: The production is hack-y (must rival studio Candy Apples be introduced with joke music every time?), the confessionals unbelievably unnatural, and worst of all, the show's a portrait of and tribute to emotional and psychological abuse. Somewhere, Dr. Philip Zimbardo is saying, "Did my Stanford prison experiment teach you nothing?"