The Most Overrated TV Shows of All Time TV Programs
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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.

Vote: TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

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

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  2. 2
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    Season 1 Metascore: 55

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  3. 3
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    Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Lynch Season 1 Metascore: 67

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  4. 4
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    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Bridget Moynahan Season 1 Metascore: 52

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  5. 5
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    Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Lyndsy Fonseca Season 1 Metascore: 80

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  6. 6
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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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  8. 8
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    Lena Dunham, Gillian Jacobs, Allison Williams Season 1 Metascore: 87

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  9. 9
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    Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris Season 1 Metascore: 69

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  10. 10
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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch Season 1 Metascore: 57

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  11. 11
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    Season 1 Metascore: 58

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    Season 1 Metascore: 56

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  13. 13
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    Anna Paquin, Evan Rachel Wood, Deborah Ann Woll Season 1 Metascore: 64

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  14. 14
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    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Jeremy Piven, Phil Mickelson Season 1 Metascore: 69

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    Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Jennifer Coolidge Season 1 Metascore: 66

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

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

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

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

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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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    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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    Amy Lee, Michael Flatley

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

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

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

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

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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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    Season 1 Metascore: 72

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  35. 35
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    Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, James Spader Season 1 Metascore: 62

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

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

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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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    Season 1 Metascore: 71

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

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

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

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

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    Ben Sandford

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon Season 1 Metascore: 64

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  48. 48
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    Jennifer Morrison, Jamie Chung, Ginnifer Goodwin Season 1 Metascore: 66

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

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    Elizabeth Mitchell, Tracy Spiridakos, Daniella Alonso Season 1 Metascore: 64

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