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These are the best current cult TV series of 2016-2017, ranked from best to worst by your votes. If you aren't watching them, you are probably missing out. It's hard to put your finger on what makes a show a great current cult TV series. Some of the best current cult TV shows are pretty mainstream, they're even on national networks. Others gained their satus from bucking the system. One thing is for sure, the top current cult TV series have very loyal fans and they really can't wait to tell you all about it.

What are some of the shows that appear on this best current cult TV series list? Family Guy had such a loyal, cult following that Fox brought the show back from the dead three years after originally canceling it in 2002. Quick jokes, clever references and hilarious characters has made Family Guy into one of the most popular long-running shows on television.

Black Mirror tapped into an entirely unrepresented speculative fiction audience with its anthology show. Other good series that appear on this top current cult TV shows list include The Vampire Diaries, Doctor Who and The League.

Which modern cult TV shows do you think are the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

 

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Sarah Beth Chew added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more
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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful, easily ...more
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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear
Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith
Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more
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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday
Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama–thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more
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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green
Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more
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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
LanaYoshii added Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more
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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Maximum Derek added Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor
Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more
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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell
The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more
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BoJack Horseman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie
BoJack Horseman is an American animated sitcom created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series stars Will Arnett as the eponymous character, BoJack Horseman. The supporting cast includes Amy ...more
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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
LanaYoshii added Preacher Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga
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Red Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules
Red Dwarf is a British comedy franchise which primarily comprises ten series of a television science fiction sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1993 and from 1997 to 1999, and on Dave ...more
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Sick Note is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Luke Albright added Rupert Grint, Nick Frost, Don Johnson
Sick Note (2017, Sky One) is a British black comedy TV series. After slacker Daniel Glass (Rupert Grint) is misdiagnosed with cancer, his lies lead him into an absurd web of fraud, blackmail, ...more
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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim
Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more
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The Chi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore
The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents of the South Side of Chicago who become linked by ...more
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Angie Tribeca is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Jere Burns, Deon Cole, Rashida Jones
Angie Tribeca is an upcoming American comedy series created by Nancy Carell and Steve Carell. The series, a satire of police procedural shows starring Rashida Jones, was announced by TBS in mid ...more
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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Maximum Derek added Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown
Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no recollection ...more
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The Eric Andre Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
Hannibal Buress, Tom Kane, Gary Anthony Williams
The Eric Andre Show (Adult Swim, 2012) is an American surreal comedy television series created by Eric Andre. Hosted by Eric Andre with Hannibal Buress, the late night talk show features ...more
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Baskets is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Cult TV Series
LanaYoshii added Zach Galifianakis, Sabina Sciubba, Martha Kelly
Baskets (FX, 2016) is an American comedy television series co-created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis and Jonathan Krisel, who is also the showrunner. Galifianakis stars in the dual lead role ...more
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MichaelGuerrieri added Strangers With Candy