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The Most Overrated TV Shows of All Time

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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?

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  1. 1
    Up 1355
    Down 219
    2007 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1236
    Down 237
    2009 More
    99
  3. 3
    Up 1102
    Down 286

    most listed
    American Idol

    2002 More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 1156
    Down 312
    2009 More
    95
  5. 5
    Up 996
    Down 396

    the people's #1 &often listed
    Two and a Half Men

    2003 More
    86
  6. 6
    Up 852
    Down 249
    2006 More
    86
  7. 7
    Up 815
    Down 312
    2004 More
    84
  8. 8
    Up 899
    Down 226
    2012 More
    84
    added by: zxray
  9. 9
    Up 680
    Down 151

    ranked low on reranks
    16 and Pregnant

    2009 More
    81
    added by: zxray
  10. 10
    Up 741
    Down 338
    2005 More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 779
    Down 299
    1998 More
    77
  12. 12
    Up 580
    Down 214
    2003 More
    76
    added by: zxray
  13. 13
    Up 546
    Down 163
    2009 More
    74
  14. 14
    Up 510
    Down 143
    2000 More
    73
    added by: Countermoon
  15. 15
    Up 438
    Down 166
    2012 More
    70
  16. 16
    Up 575
    Down 243
    2005 More
    70
  17. 17
    Up 451
    Down 259
    2004 More
    66
  18. 18
    Up 466
    Down 377

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    New Girl

    2011 More
    66
  19. 19
    Up 493
    Down 342
    2000 More
    65
  20. 20
    Up 385
    Down 158
    2009 More
    65
  21. 21
    Up 513
    Down 300
    2009 More
    65
  22. 22
    Up 374
    Down 137

    ranked low on reranks
    So You Think You Can Dance

    2005 More
    64
  23. 23
    Up 484
    Down 325

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    64
  24. 24
    Up 429
    Down 199
    2012 More
    63
    added by: kaylive
  25. 25
    Up 491
    Down 258
    2011 More
    62
  26. 26
    Up 470
    Down 223
    1996 More
    62
  27. 27
    Up 357
    Down 168
    No image
    60
  28. 28
    Up 409
    Down 183
    2007 More
    59
  29. 29
    Up 376
    Down 280

    often listed
    Prison Break

    2005 More
    59
  30. 30
    Up 462
    Down 413

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    59
  31. 31
    Up 364
    Down 200
    58
    added by: TJSlipperman
  32. 32
    Up 284
    Down 119
    2007 More
    58
  33. 33
    Up 285
    Down 110

    ranked low on reranks
    Retired at 35

    2011 More
    58
  34. 34
    Up 390
    Down 322
    2000 More
    58
  35. 35
    Up 318
    Down 202
    2005-09 More
    57
  36. 36
    Up 342
    Down 165
    2010 More
    56
  37. 37
    Up 358
    Down 249
    2010 More
    56
  38. 38
    Up 378
    Down 369

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    24

    2001 More
    56
  39. 39
    Up 187
    Down 82
    1992 More
    56
  40. 40
    Up 383
    Down 345
    2003 More
    56
  41. 41
    Up 208
    Down 107
    2004-10-05 More
    56
  42. 42
    Up 331
    Down 256
    2006 More
    56
  43. 43
    Up 449
    Down 482

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    56
  44. 44
    Up 404
    Down 352
    1998 More
    56
  45. 45
    Up 298
    Down 191
    1997 More
    55
  46. 46
    Up 297
    Down 205
    2005 More
    55
  47. 47
    Up 602
    Down 750

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    55
  48. 48
    Up 353
    Down 334
    1994 More
    55
  49. 49
    Up 414
    Down 578

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Friends

    1994 More
    54
  50. 50
    Up 316
    Down 367

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Community

    2009 More
    54
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