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The Most Overrated TV Shows of All Time

List Criteria: Shows on this list have received some critical acclaim (at least a Metascore of 50 out of 100 on Metacritic for their first season), but you think these shows are terrible.

List of the most overrated TV shows of all time, ranked by fans, critics, and people like you. Ever since the dawn of the TV era, there have been shows that get far too much acclaim for their own good. These days, accessibility and the Internet have caused the fandom of shows has sky rocketed, ensuring that they win more awards, run for more seasons, and recycle the same tired plotlines, jokes, and characters year after year. So what do you think are the most overrated series ever?

Vote: TV Shows that Should Be Canceled

Vote for those overly hyped shows to move them up the list, and vote down the ones you think don't deserve to be on here - either because they're pretty good or because no one seems to think they're good. You can also click rerank below to personalize a list of your own.

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    Demi Lovato, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron Season 1 Metascore: 78

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    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch Season 1 Metascore: 67

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    Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Lyndsy Fonseca Season 1 Metascore: 80

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Bridget Moynahan Season 1 Metascore: 52

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    Katherine Heigl, Sara Ramirez, Sandra Oh Season 1 Metascore: 62

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry Season 1 Metascore: 59

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Lana Parrilla Season 1 Metascore: 88

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    Hayden Panettiere, Robert Downey Jr., Lucy Liu Season 1 Metascore: 73

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    Elisabeth Shue, Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger Season 1 Metascore: 58

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    Shailene Woodley, Danica McKellar, Molly Ringwald Season 1 Metascore: 47

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    Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln Season 1 Metascore: 82

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    George Clooney, Jared Padalecki, Julianna Margulies Season 1 Metascore: 79

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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader Season 1 Metascore: 62

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    Doomsday Preppers Season 1 Metascore: 62

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    Kyra Sedgwick, Mary McDonnell, J.K. Simmons Season 1 Metascore: 65

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    Melissa McCarthy, Katy Mixon, Swoosie Kurtz Season 1 Metascore: 63

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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann Season 1 Metascore: 71

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    Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell Season 1 Metascore: 52

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