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The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching 

Evan Lambert
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Updated April 2, 2020 308.3k votes 43.7k voters 725.8k views 71 items

List Rules Only shows currently airing new episodes and have not received mainstream press or acclaim - no Emmy award-winning programs or shows with huge followings

Some of the best shows on TV right now in 2019 are criminally underrated and not watched by nearly enough people. Sure, you've heard of How to Get Away with Murder, Empire, Game of Thrones, and all those other great, popular shows. But have you heard of Wentworth? Better Things? Didn't think so. Here to solve this very pressing problem is this list of unknown or underrated TV shows you should be watching right now, if anything just to shake things up a bit. Be sure to also watch the best shows ending in 2019 before it's too late! 

Some of the shows on this list are fairly standard genre shows like crime thrillers and supernatural tween romcoms, but each of the television series listed here are uniquely memorable and entertaining. Why aren't people watching? The shows may have a bad time slot or maybe people feel these are shows where nothing happens. However, many of these shows are actually critically acclaimed and beloved by a small group of loyal viewers. It's truly amazing and baffling that these shows have managed to fly under the radar, but once you read about these underrated series you should be watching, maybe they'll gain at least one new fan.

Looking for some new TV show suggestions for this coming Saturday night? Maybe check out that Gillian Anderson thriller that everyone's been talking about over in Britain. (Hint: It's not The X-Files.) There are so many under the radar TV shows out there that deserve more viewers and more buzz. If you're looking for a good Netflix and chill show, why not try some of these underrated gems? 

Go on and celebrate underrated television by voting up your favorite shows with cult followings!

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory

Season 4 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 96%

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
HabibRad added Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen

Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 91%

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Kathy Storey added Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

Season 4 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

Season 4 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 88%

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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
clash1977 added Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Jessie Buckley

Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 76%

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
deathslover added Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv

Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 98%

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
ChrisBateman added Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell

Season 6 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Abe Schippers added Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley

Season 4- Rotten Tomatoes Score 93%

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Marcus Reed added Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy

Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 67%

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Jared Barrows added Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann

Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Astra K Tiger added James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

Season 6- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Goobis Hubris added Jason Bateman, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz

Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 76%

 

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Creek0512 added Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
StefanieT added Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper

Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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The Ranch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
JVall14 added The Ranch Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger

Season 3&4- Rotten Tomatoes Score 67%

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Anne with an E is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
km11 added Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson
Anne with an E (2017, Netflix) is a Canadian television series based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty) is a good-hearted, earnest ...more
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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Carly Kiel added Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw

Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 93%

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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Stephanie Kuchinski added Poldark Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ruby Bentall

Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 86%

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Schitt's Creek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Carly Kiel added Schitt's Creek Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy

Season 5- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Guest_8422c734-d5bc-451f-9faf-48542787f091 added America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash

Season 4- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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The End of the F***ing W... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
sve818 added Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan

Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sneaky Pete Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae

Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Heather Moss added Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein

Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
sarahmarendaz added Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown

Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
PetdengerSamuel added Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson

Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 80%