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The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate  

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List Rules Vote up shows that you love to hate-watch that are currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service

 

You know those shows that you love, but you constantly have to rationalize to your friends and family members? Or the ones you watch with your pals, even though none of you are quite sure why? Well, you're not alone.

"Hate-watching" certain programs, claiming they're just a "guilty pleasure," or explaining that they're "so bad they're good" are all ways that the viewing public tries to justify their obsession with terrible TV. Whatever you call it, these are the best of those love-to-hate-them shows currently still on the air!

Maybe you're still sticking with a show that's had it's share of ups and downs (The Walking Dead, The Good Wife, Arrow), or you've just been watching for so long you can't help your habit (Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds). Or maybe you just love the characters (Supergirl, American Horror Story). Not to mention the whole category of shows you watch to feel better about yourself as a person (Keeping up with the Kardashians, Big Brother, Dance Moms, etc.) Hey, it's okay! We all have our reasons.

These are the best current TV shows you love to hate. You may not like them, but your television habits are keeping them on air! Vote up your favorite below!

 

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies
The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
marina korsun added Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters
American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson
Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy
Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Michael Clinton Hardesty added 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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell
Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more

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Duck Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
MaiaraNahimana added Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson
Duck Dynasty is an American reality television series on A&E that portrays the lives of the Robertson family, who became wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander. The West ...more
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How to Get Away with Mur... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
This television show is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her students become ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart, David Harewood
Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. The adventures ...more

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Keeping Up with the Kard... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, 2007) is an American reality television series focusing on the personal and professional lives of the Kardashian-Jenner blended family.

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My Little Pony: Friendsh... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Molly18 added Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong
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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale
Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television series loosely based on the popular book series of the same title, written by Sara Shepard. The show premiered on June ...more

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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe
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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Ben Sandford
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Empire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray
Empire (Fox, 2015) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The life of hip hop mogul, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious Lyon (Terrence ...more

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Jeff Probst, Misc
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TMZ on TV is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Dee Brewster added
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Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia
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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
John de Mol, Misc.
Big Brother is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV series of the same name created by producer John de Mol in 1997. The series follows a group of contestants, known as ...more

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Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Abby Lee Miller
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Total Divas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Brianna Garcia, Nicole Garcia, Natalie Eva Marie
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The Real Housewives of B... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Yolanda Hadid, Kim Richards, Camille Grammer
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