What to Watch The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years  

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List Rules Vote up the best new guilty pleasure shows, only your cat knows you're enjoying, that premiered on or after January 1, 2015.

Not everything you watch needs to be of pristine quality and there's no better way to disengage after a bad day than binging some of these new guilty pleasure shows. If you want to sit back, relax, and turn your mind off, try indulging in one of the programs on this list.  

What new guilty pleasure television is available for viewing? If you loved the simplified version of reality provided by '90s sitcoms, the Netflix reboot Fuller House is great. Another reboot that's light and fluffy is 2017's Will & Grace. Other good series featured on this best current guilty pleasure TV shows list include This Is Us, Ballers, and Wayward Pines.

Which new guilty pleasure TV show do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good series we may have missed.

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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown
This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more

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191 103
Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
carlybobarly added KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes
Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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176 107
Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp
Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, ...more

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221 155
Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally
Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more

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168 115
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the L... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino. Set nearly a decade after the finale of the original series, this revival ...more

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119 74
Wayward Pines is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones
Wayward Pines (Fox, 2015) is an American mystery, science fiction television series developed by Chad Hodge. A Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two ...more

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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, Andrea Barber
Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom and sequel to the 1987–95 television series Full House. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), a veterinarian and ...more

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128 95
MacGyver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Lucas Till, George Eads, Tristin Mays
MacGyver (CBS, 2016) is an American action-adventure television series developed by Peter M. Lenkov. It is a reboot of the ABC series of the same name created by Lee David Zlotoff, which aired ...more

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112 81
Ballers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington
Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson. Former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) tries to find success as a financial ...more

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93 73
Life in Pieces is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, Thomas Sadoski
Life in Pieces (CBS, 2015) is an American sitcom television series created by Justin Adler. The series chronicles the lives of three generations of the Short family as they go about their daily ...more

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108 94
Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd
Scream Queens (Fox, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The semi-anthology series centers on characters being terrorized ...more

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78 66
Billions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff
Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby "Axe" Axelrod ...more

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67 58
Secrets & Lies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Juliette Lewis, Ryan Phillippe, Natalie Martinez
Secrets and Lies is an American drama television series based on the Australian television series of the same name. The series has a 10-episode series commitment. Barbie Kligman was brought in ...more

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67 64
The Royals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park
The Royals (E!, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Mark Schwahn. Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) is the matriarch of a fictional contemporary British royal family who must ...more

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62 73
Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Grant Show, Nathalie Kelley, Elizabeth Gillies
Dynasty (The CW, 2017) is an American soap opera reboot of the 1980s series of the same name. It follows oil tycoon and family patriarch Blake Carrington (Grant Show), his daughter Fallon ...more

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55 69
The Deuce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe
The Deuce (HBO, 2017) is a television drama series set in and around Times Square, New York. It tells the story of the legalization and ensuing rise of the adult industry in New York beginning ...more

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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley
Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, ...more

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Big Brother is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, Clayton Halsey
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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35 63
Star is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O'Grady
Star (Fox, 2016) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. It revolves around three talented young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany ...more

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35 63
UnREAL is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Shiri Appleby, Craig Bierko, Freddie Stroma
Unreal (Lifetime, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. A young reality television producer (Shiri Appleby) is pushed by her ...more

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Siesta Key is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Siesta Key Alex Kompothecras, Brandon Gomes, Chloe Trautman
Siesta Key (MTV, 2017) is an American reality television series created by Mark Ford and Warren Skeels. Follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak, betrayal, and ...more

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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
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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29 58
High Maintenance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Ben Sinclair
High Maintenance (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy television and web series created by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld. The show follows a nameless marijuana deliveryman ...more

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42 80
MTV Floribama Shore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
MTV Floribama Shore Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson
MTV Floribama Shore (MTV, 2017) is an American reality television series, and a successor to Jersey Shore. On the Gulf Coast at Panama City Beach, eight young adults live together during the ...more

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30 69
The Bold Type is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of the Last Few Years
Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy
The Bold Type (Freeform, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Sarah Watson, starring Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee and Meghann Fahy. It is inspired by the life of former ...more