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

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

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

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    Tyra Banks, Jay Manuel, Sara Racey-Tabrizi Season 1 Metascore: 65

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    Julie Chen

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    Lena Dunham, Gillian Jacobs, Allison Williams Season 1 Metascore: 87

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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris Season 1 Metascore: 69

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch Season 1 Metascore: 57

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    Anna Paquin, Evan Rachel Wood, Deborah Ann Woll Season 1 Metascore: 64

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane Season 1 Metascore: 53

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    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Piven, Phil Mickelson Season 1 Metascore: 69

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    Jamie Chung, Steven Hill, Landon Lueck Season 1 Metascore: 66

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    Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, Max Greenfield Season 1 Metascore: 66

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    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett Season 1 Metascore: 74

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

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    Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps Season 1 Metascore: 51

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

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    Amy Lee, Michael Flatley

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

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    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter Season 1 Metascore: 67

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

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez Season 1 Metascore: 87

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke Season 1 Metascore: 79

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    Emma Stone, Tina Fey, Elizabeth Banks Season 1 Metascore: 67

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

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

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    Mark Hamill, Cloris Leachman, Ron Perlman

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

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    Robin Tunney, Wentworth Miller, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Season 1 Metascore: 65

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    Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette, Mark Harmon Season 1 Metascore: 51

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

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    Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Nealon Season 1 Metascore: 70

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

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

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    Danny DeVito, Kaitlin Olson, Charlie Day Season 1 Metascore: 65

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    Debra Messing, Megan Mullally, Sean Hayes Season 1 Metascore: 75

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    LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah, Chris O'Donnell Season 1 Metascore: 59

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    Jennifer Morrison, Jamie Chung, Ginnifer Goodwin Season 1 Metascore: 66

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    Alison Brie, Chevy Chase, Gillian Jacobs Season 1 Metascore: 69

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