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Evan Lambert
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List Rules Only shows currently on TV/streaming or expected to return that have not received mainstream press or acclaim - no Emmy award-winning programs or shows with huge followings. Vote up the shows you have seen and liked.

Some of the best shows on TV right now in 2016-2017 are criminally underrated and not watched by nearly enough people. Sure, you've heard of How to Get Away with Murder, Empire, Game of Thrones, and all those other great, über-popular shows. But have you heard of Other Space12 Monkeys? Didn't think so. Here to solve this very pressing problem, is this list of unknown or underrated TV shows you should be watching right now, if anything just to shake things up a bit.

Some of the shows on this list are fairly standard genre shows like crime thrillers and supernatural tween rom-coms, but each of the television series listed here are uniquely memorable and entertaining. It's truly amazing and baffling that these shows have managed to fly under the radar, but once you read about these underrated series you should be watching, maybe they'll gain at least one new fan.

Looking for some new TV show suggestions for this coming Saturday night? Maybe check out that Gillian Anderson thriller that everyone's been talking about over in Britain. (Hint: It's not The X-Files.) Or maybe you can keep it light and watch some adorable current underrated shows on the CW, like iZombie or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. There are so many under the radar TV shows out there that deserve more viewers and more buzz.

Go on and celebrate underrated television by voting up your favorite under-the-radar shows! (But only if you've seen them ... which, again, is part of the problem!!)

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Peaky Blinders Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory - The Peaky Blinders were a gang of youthful criminals who rose to prominence in Birmingham, England in the early 20th century. This show, on BBC Two, is a perfectly action-packed sendup of the gang's story. (Netflix owns the US ...

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Vikings Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman

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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Mr. Robot Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris - Check it out on Netflix.

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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor - This excellent drama about Soviet spies posing as Americans is consistently and loudly hailed as one of the best shows on television, but there STILL isn't anyone watching it. It hasn't even received any major Emmy nominations - a ...

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Broadchurch David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker - The original British version of this show, boasting David Tennant as the charming lead, is a perfect mix of whodunnit and legal/court drama.Check it out on Netflix (DVD/Blu-ray only).

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Westworld Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr.

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Drunk History is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Drunk History Derek Waters, Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sense8 Aml Ameen, Bae Doona, Jamie Clayton - This genre-bending sci-fi fantasia from the Wachowski siblings never ceases to deliver on stunning visuals and shocking plot points. Telling the story of eight people in different parts of the globe whose lives are inexplicably ...

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Silicon Valley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Silicon Valley Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Preacher Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Black Mirror Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear - Filled to the brim with sci-fi horror, this haunting British series features three episodes per season, each with a different cast and a stunningly unique plotline about the impact of technology on our culture.Check it out on Netflix.

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Lucifer Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli - This frothy, quick-witted show cleverly employs zombie-ism as a metaphor for the main character's quarter-life crisis. The dialogue is sharp, the mysteries are fun, and the brain-eating is only a little gross.Check it out on Hulu.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

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The Leftovers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Leftovers Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston - Check it out on HBO GO.

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Luke Cage Mahershala Ali, Mike Colter, Frankie Faison

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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Man in the High Castle Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank

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Black Sails is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Black Sails Jessica Parker Kennedy, Toby Stephens, Hannah New

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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Gotham Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Timeless Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Taboo Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Oona Chaplin

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Suits is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Suits Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Dark Matter Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke

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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Magicians Barry Jones

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Elementary Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn

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The Strain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Strain Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo - If you're looking for a bonkers sci-fi spectacle, then look no further than this small screen adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1995 cult classic. There's no Bruce Willis this time, but there is that guy who played Pyro in X2 and X-Men: ...

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The OA Brit Marling

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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Bloodline Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini - This crackerjack thriller featuring Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and a whole lot of family drama has attracted the attention of critics, but has yet to find its audience.Check it out on Netflix.

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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Poldark Judy Geeson, Ralph Bates, Angharad Rees

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Supergirl Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Chyler Leigh

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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Shannara Chronicles Daniel MacPherson, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton

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Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Wentworth Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson

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The Returned is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Returned Forget A&E's remake and go straight to the original French version of this show, which follows a bunch of people who return from the dead and insist on picking up their lives where they left off before they died. It's creepy as ...

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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Scorpion Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas

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Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Last Man on Earth Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Atlanta Donald Glover

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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
You're the Worst Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges - A narcissistic, self-destructive writer and a narcissistic, self-destructive PR exec attempt to embark upon a relationship. What's the worst that could happen? Fortunately for viewers, the "worst that could happen" turns out ...

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Expanse Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
American Crime Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco

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Halt & Catch Fire is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Halt & Catch Fire Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Ali Milner

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden