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The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On

Updated September 1, 2020 23.4k votes 2.9k voters 62.8k views29 items

List RulesCurrently running shows with fewer than 3 seasons to watch, and no procedurals.

Need help deciding which TV shows to catch up on? Here is a list of shows that have only been going for a few seasons, which means you can watch all the episodes before yet another new season begins airing. After all, starting a new TV series is a commitment and it can be an intimidating - there's so much to catch up on! It can be difficult to decide on which TV series to commit to watching. But thanks to this list of current TV shows that are easy to catch up on, you'll be chatting at the water cooler in no time about the best tv characters. You might want to start with these TV shows that are ending in 2020

For example, binge-viewing Succession can quickly bring you up to speed on one of the newer HBO series, and Fresh Off the Boat on ABC is still in its television infancy. But Game of Thrones? Good luck; it's already on Season 8. Current TV shows you can still get all caught up on are both easy to watch and easy to stream. Whether it's Ballers with Dwayne Johnson or Black-ish with Anthony Anderson, there are options galore.

Get ready for the second or third season of a show that will soon be your favorite, by catching up now! Watch all the episodes of Better Call Saul so you'll be ready when it returns. There is also not much to catch up on with shows like Review on Comedy Central and Narcos on Netflix. With only a season or two already released, you won't spend months taking in season after season.

Current TV you can catch up on ranges from animated series like Rick and Morty to supernatural shows like The 100. On Amazon, you can catch up with Transparent to see what all the hype is about, then you can do the same with ABC's How to Get Away with Murder.

Which of these shows do you plan to catch up on? Which TV series with just a season or two under their belts are already the best? Cast your votes below and add any other series that TV fans might want to spend a weekend or two getting all caught up on.

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    Westworld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

    Season 3 scheduled for 2020

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    Designated Survivor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    voting closed at #2

    Designated Survivor

    Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone

    Genres (Tv)Political Thriller

    Season 3 premiered June 7, 2019

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  • 3
    Ozark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller

    Season 3 scheduled for 2019

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    Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    5

    Anne with an E

    Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Coming of age

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    American Gods is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    American Gods

    Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Drama

    American Gods (Starz, 2017) is an American television series developed by Bryan Fuller and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    Riverdale

    KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Mystery

    Season 3 premiered October 10, 2018

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    The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian fiction

    Season 3 premiered June 5, 2019

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  • 8
    The Haunting of Hill House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    14

    The Haunting of Hill House

    Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural horror

    The Haunting of Hill House is the first season of the Netflix supernatural anthology... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    Big Little Lies

    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

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  • 10
    Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    9

    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Psychological thriller

    Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe... more on Wikipedia
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    18

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    Jack Ryan

    John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Action, Thriller, Drama

    Jack Ryan (Amazon Video, 2018) is an American television series created by Carlton Cuse and... more on Wikipedia
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    9-1-1 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    9-1-1

    Angela Bassett, Connie Britton

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    9-1-1 (Fox, 2018) is an American procedural drama television series created by Ryan Murphy and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    You is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    You

    Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera... more on Wikipedia

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    Pennyworth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    Pennyworth

    Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Pennyworth (Epix, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the DC Comics... more on Wikipedia
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    The Defenders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    The Defenders

    Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action

    The Defender (Netflix, 2017) is an American web television miniseries created by Douglas... more on Wikipedia

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    Legion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    voting closed at #17

    Legion

    Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller

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

    Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Spy thriller

    Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe... more on Wikipedia

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    The Chi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    1

    The Chi

    Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A... more on Wikipedia
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    The Alienist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    The Alienist

    Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary... more on Wikipedia
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    The Orville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    1

    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Science fiction

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane.... more on Wikipedia

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    Barry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    Barry

    Bill Hader, Stephen Root

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Barry (HBO, 2018) is an American television comedy series created by Bill Hader and Alec Berg.... more on Wikipedia

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    Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    1

    Homecoming

    Janelle Monáe, Julia Roberts

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Psychological thriller

    Homecoming (Amazon Video, 2018) is a psychological thriller web television series created by... more on Wikipedia

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    What We Do in the Shadows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    1

    What We Do in the Shadows

    Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    What We Do in the Shadows (FX, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the 2014... more on Wikipedia
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    The Boys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On
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    1

    The Boys

    Karl Urban, Elisabeth Shue

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Drama, Action

    The Boys (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American superhero drama web television series created by... more on Wikipedia
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