TV 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 (Bones, Pretty Little Liars, Criminal Minds). Or maybe you just love the characters (Once Upon a Time, Shadowhunters). 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 of 2016-2017 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 Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
The Walking Dead 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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
American Horror Story 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
Criminal Minds 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
Supernatural 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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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
marina korsun added Grey's Anatomy 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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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Michael Clinton Hardesty added Family Guy 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) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Arrow 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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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 2014) is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her ...more

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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Supergirl 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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Duck Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
MaiaraNahimana added Duck Dynasty 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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Keeping Up with the Kardashian... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Keeping Up with the Kardashians 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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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Pretty Little Liars 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 Originals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
The Originals Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more

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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
The Bachelor Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show debuting in 2002 on ABC. For all seasons, the show is hosted by Chris Harrison. There are three related series: The Bachelorette, ...more

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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
The Bachelorette Ben Sandford The Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date ...more

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Scandal Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A former White House Communications Director (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management ...more

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My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Molly18 added My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Tara Strong My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series produced by Hasbro as part of its My Little Pony toy franchise, which is tied in with the 2010 launch of dolls and play sets, ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Shadowhunters Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende Shadowhunters (Freeform, 2016) is an American fantasy television series based on The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) has just enrolled at Brooklyn Academy ...more

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Empire 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, former drug dealer, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious ...more

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Survivor Jeff Probst, Misc Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show, contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes. The show uses a ...more

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more

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TMZ on TV is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Dee Brewster added TMZ on TV TMZ on TV is an American syndicated entertainment and gossip news television show that premiered on September 10, 2007. The program is generally aired on Fox, CW and MyNetworkTV affiliates, ...more

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Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Project Runway Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia Project Runway is an American reality television series on Lifetime, previously on the Bravo Network, created by Eli Holzman which focuses on fashion design and is hosted by model Heidi Klum. ...more

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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Big Brother 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) 27 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Dance Moms Abby Lee Miller Dance Moms is an American reality television series that debuted on Lifetime on July 13, 2011. Created by Collins Avenue Productions, it is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Abby Lee Dance ...more

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Total Divas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
Total Divas Brianna Garcia, Nicole Garcia, Natalie Eva Marie Total Divas is an American reality television series that premiered on July 28, 2013, on E!. The series gives viewers an inside look of the lives of WWE Divas from their work within WWE to their ...more

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The Real Housewives of Beverly... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Love to Hate
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Yolanda Hadid, Kim Richards, Camille Grammer The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is an American reality television series that premiered on October 14, 2010 on Bravo. Developed as the sixth installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more