8 Jerks on TV Who Should Be Dumped (PHOTOS)

Jessica Nieberg

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When Breakups Are Better

Not all relationships involve sunshine and roses, and these handful of men (and some women) make it obvious that their significant others should have second thoughts about staying together. Some are serial adulterers, some have questionable morals and still others are just plain cruel. See the faces that we rounded up as potential swipe-left material.

The Good Wife, Chris Noth

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Peter Florrick (The Good Wife)

Wife: Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies)

“Zip up your pants, shut your mouth and stop banging the help,” said Alicia Florrick to her husband Peter (Chris Noth), the state attorney. After Peter was publicly exposed for his political and sex scandals, the stay-at-home still stayed by her husband’s side like a Good Wife. But to support two children ,Alicia went back to work as a lawyer, facing down colleagues who made bets on the affair and facing whatever came her way, like, a leaked sex tape.

Mad Men, Jon Hamm

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Scandal, Bellamy Young

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Mellie Grant (Scandal)

Husband: Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn)

It’s hard not to hate the formidable First Lady who faked a miscarriage on national television, and who could give Lady Macbeth a run for her money as the ultimate schemer and strategist. But even though Mellie (Bellamy Young) is clearly aware of her husband’s sex Scandal, her Stepford wife style masks an intelligent and assertive woman who’s not above stepping on others to get the power she wants.

Empire, Terrence Howard

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Lucious Lyon (Empire)

Ex-Wife: Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson)

As the CEO of Empire Entertainment, Lucious (Terrence Howard) is a megalomaniac billionaire. Sure, he’s got a strong backbone to say and do what he pleases without apologies, and he can be loyal to his family when circumstances call for it…but his usual cold-hearted greed, disgust for his gay son and lack of guilt for letting Cookie go to jail often outweigh any good qualities.

The Sopranos, James Gandolfini

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Tony Soprano (The Sopranos)

Wife: Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco)

Mafia man Tony (the late James Gandolfini) may have run the show as a criminal mastermind, but despite loving his wife and children, he was the ultimate anti-hero. As a mob boss, he had questionable morals, willing to kill when necessary and cover up any crimes committed under his watch. And even though he was faithful to his crime family, he was not faithful to his wife, being a serial adulterer who had many mistresses (and prostitutes) on call.

Tyrant, Ashraf Barhom

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Jamal Al-Fayeed (Tyrant)

Wife: Leila Al-Fayeed (Moran Atias)

The Tyrant of Abbudin is just about everything a leader should not be. Radical, hotheaded and hungry for control, Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) has done unforgivable deeds like ordering his brother’s death sentence and raping his own son’s bride. Hopefully, his loyal wife Leila may realize that escaping the madman may be beneficial for the entire family and the people of Abbudin.

Muppet Show, Miss Piggy

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Miss Piggy (The Muppets)

On-and-off-again boyfriend: Kermit the Frog

Did someone order pork roast, extra vain? Even though Kermit and Miss Piggy ended their oft-contentious relationship for a second time in 2015, the two still work together on the talk show, "Up Late With Miss Piggy." Although Kermit has moved on to dating a new southern swine, who’s a little less…demanding, Miss Piggy is still no less a diva who demands extra attention from Kermit.

Plus: Miss Piggy and Kermit's First Post-Breakup Interview | Video: Miss Piggy and Kermit Try to Keep It Professional

Archie Bunker, Carroll O'Connor

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Archie Bunker (All in the Family)

Wife: Edith Bunker (Jean Stapelton)

The stubborn, short-tempered and sarcastic World War II veteran and (All in the) Family man has extreme opinions on race, sex, marriage and religion. As the resident curmudgeon, Bunker's (Carroll O’Connor) bombastic and bigoted personality proved to be tough to swallow, especially in a marriage.

Plus: The 12 Crustiest Curmudgeons on TV

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