File under: Worst. TV show. Ever. OK, maybe not ever, but pretty damn close. Based on the popular Geico insurance ads that began in 2004, this short-lived ABC series – created by the same person who wrote the commercials – caught a lot of flak before being canceled midway through its first season in 2007. While not necessarily associated with the company, Geico received a royalty payment for use of their trademarked character.