TV The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching  

Evan Lambert
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List Rules Only shows currently airing new episodes and have not received mainstream press or acclaim - no Emmy award-winning programs or shows with huge followings

Some of the best shows on TV right now in 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, popular shows. But have you heard of Wentworth? Better Things? 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. Be sure to also watch the best shows ending in 2017 before it's too late! 

Some of the shows on this list are fairly standard genre shows like crime thrillers and supernatural tween romcoms, 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 shows with cult followings!

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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

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2,189 2,080
Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sense8 Aml Ameen, Bae Doona, Jamie Clayton

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3,072 948
Vikings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
HabibRad added Vikings Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård

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1,590 897
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
ChrisBateman added The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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1,352 689
Preacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
LanaYoshii added Preacher Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga

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858 560
Timeless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
oceanic815 added Timeless Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett

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1,776 988
iZombie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli

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1,515 639
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Kathy Storey added Lucifer Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

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863 377
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
clash1977 added Taboo Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Oona Chaplin

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699 713
12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo

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970 530
The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Abe Schippers added The Magicians Barry Jones

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793 466
Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
EmmaBirgersson added Dark Matter Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke

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506 375
Poldark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Stephanie Kuchinski added Poldark Judy Geeson, Ralph Bates, Angharad Rees

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738 301
Outlander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

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384 185
The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Jared Barrows added The Last Kingdom Gerard Kearns, Alec Newman, Madeleine Power

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Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
PetdengerSamuel added Wentworth Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson

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530 496
The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Creek0512 added The Expanse Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

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319 336
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sue Tramontana added Versailles George Blagden, Stuart Bowman, Evan Williams

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460 386
The Ranch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
JVall14 added The Ranch Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger

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621 458
The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
tia611 added The Shannara Chronicles Daniel MacPherson, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton

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332 408
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
RichardBeecher added Atlanta Donald Glover

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286 216
Humans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Suzanne Alvarez added Humans Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Lucy Carless

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373 577
The Affair is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
ghostdragon added The Affair Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney

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481 507
You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
You're the Worst Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges

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769 711
Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 25 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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386 286
Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
sarahmarendaz added Blindspot Kelly P. Williams, Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander

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540 438
Colony is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Colony Isabella Crovetti-Cramp, Gonzalo Menendez, Ally Walker

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338 413
Halt & Catch Fire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
zoe-krainik added Halt & Catch Fire Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Ali Milner

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229 133
Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
baggadonutzpj added Into the Badlands Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger

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241 89
Longmire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Longmire Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips

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283 294
Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
liplip added Killjoys Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane

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285 439
Un-Real is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Un-Real Sean King, Jamie Frevele, Steve Marchi

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165 286
Outcast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Wendy Smith Wilson added Outcast Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, David Denman

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148 214
The Young Pope is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Nancy Hall added The Young Pope Diane Keaton, Jude Law, Sebastian Roché

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280 430
Another Period is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Another Period Dave Koechner, Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome

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77 141
Fortitude is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
gbzlfnur added Fortitude

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Better Things is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
RichardBeecher added Better Things Pamela Adlon, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood

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233 336
Power is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
MattGirard added Power Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Kathrine Narducci

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72 157
The Path is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Christine Rendon Dzidrums added The Path Kyle Allen, Adrian Black, Hannah Cabell

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana

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Chance is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sazonana added Chance Norika Fujiwara, Ennosuke Ichikawa IV, Yasuo Daichi

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The Detour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
emaw2008 added The Detour Jason Jones, Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Alex Platten added Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks

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Imposters is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Susan Thompson Gannon added Imposters

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Happy Valley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Abigail Quist added Happy Valley Sarah Lancashire, James Norton

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The Last Tycoon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Yahtz Altemeier added The Last Tycoon Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins - Based on F. Scott Fitzgeralds last book.