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The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate

Updated August 4, 2020 11.2k votes 2.7k voters 20.9k views20 items

List RulesVote 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, Supernatural), 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 Dead1
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    411

    The Walking Dead

    Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Suspense, Drama

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  • Grey's Anatomy2
    208
    127

    Grey's Anatomy

    Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Soap opera, Comedy, Medical drama

    Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 2005) is an American medical soap opera television series created by...  more

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  • American Horror Story3
    505
    413

    American Horror Story

    Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Anthology, Horror, Supernatural

    American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by...  more

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  • Criminal Minds4
    466
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    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Suspense, Drama

    Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series...  more

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  • Family Guy5
    248
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    Family Guy

    Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy

    Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox...  more

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  • Duck Dynasty6
    97
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    Duck Dynasty

    Phil Robertson, Si Robertson

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Reality television

    Duck Dynasty (A&E, 2012) is an American reality television series. It portrays the lives of...  more

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  • Supergirl7
    271
    379

    Supergirl

    Melissa Benoist, Calista Flockhart

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

    Supergirl (The CW, 2015) is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed...  more

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  • Big Brother8
    0
    1

    Big Brother

    Julie Chen, Phil Proctor

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    Big Brother is the British version of the international reality television franchise Big...  more

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  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians9

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, 2007) is an American reality television series created by...  more

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  • Pretty Little Liars10
    267
    398

    Pretty Little Liars

    Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery, Crime thriller

    Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family, 2010) is an American teen drama mystery–thriller television...  more

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  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic11
    55
    95

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

    Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Children's television series, Adventure film, Comedy, Family Film

    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as...  more

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  • The Bachelor12
    263
    457

    The Bachelor

    Chris Harrison, Brad Womack

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Dating

    The Bachelor (ABC, 2002) is an American dating and relationship reality television series...  more

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  • The Bachelorette13
    250
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    The Bachelorette

    Chris Harrison

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Dating

    The Bachelorette (ABC, 2003) is an American reality television dating game show, and a spinoff...  more

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  • Survivor14
    185
    396

    Survivor

    Jeff Probst, Misc

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Reality Competition, Gameshow

    Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show,...  more

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  • TMZ on TV15
    122
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    TMZ on TV

    Harvey Levin

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Talk show, News, Comedy

    TMZ on TV is an American syndicated entertainment and gossip news television show that...  more
  • Project Runway16
    156
    359

    Project Runway

    Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Reality Competition, Reality television

    Project Runway (Bravo, 2004) is an American reality television series created by Eli Holzman....  more

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  • Big Brother17
    167
    392

    Big Brother

    John de Mol, Misc.

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    Big Brother (CBS, 2000) is a television reality game show based on an originally Dutch TV...  more

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  • Dance Moms18
    159
    370

    Dance Moms

    Abby Lee Miller

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    Dance Moms (Lifetime, 2011) is an American reality television series. It is set in Pittsburgh,...  more

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  • Total Divas19
    129
    344

    Total Divas

    Brie Bella, Cameron

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)reality

    Total Divas (E!, 2013) is an American reality television series. The series gives viewers an...  more
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills20
    123
    378

    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

    Yolanda Hadid, Kim Richards

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Reality television

    The Real Housewives (Bravo, 2010) of Beverly Hills is an American reality television series...  more

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