TV The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching  

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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 2017 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 2017 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.) Or maybe you can keep it light and watch some adorable current underrated shows on the CW, like iZombie or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. 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
Peaky Blinders Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action crime drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical criminal gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader ...more

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
HabibRad added Vikings Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Gustaf Skarsgård Vikings is an Irish-Canadian historical drama television series written and created by Michael Hirst for the television channel History. It premiered on 3 March 2013 in the United States and ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sense8 Aml Ameen, Bae Doona, Jamie Clayton Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
LanaYoshii added Preacher Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga Based on the DC Comic Book series, Preacher follows Jesse Custer, a small-town preacher who is on a mission to find God.

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
ChrisBateman added The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell The 100 is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that premiered on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a book of the same name, the first ...more

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Kathy Storey added Lucifer Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
oceanic815 added Timeless Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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iZombie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
iZombie Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli iZombie is an American television series developed by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright for The CW, and is a loose adaptation of the comic book series of the same name created by Chris ...more

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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
clash1977 added Taboo Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Oona Chaplin Taboo is a British drama television serial that is set to first broadcast on BBC One. The eight-part series, written by Steven Knight, is about an adventurer who returns to Britain from Africa ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more

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The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Jared Barrows added The Last Kingdom Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson, Tobias Santelmann The Last Kingdom (BBC America, 2015) is a British historical fiction television series based on Bernard Cornwell's The Saxon Stories series of novels. In 872 England, an unlikely hero (Alexander ...more

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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Abe Schippers added The Magicians Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more

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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Stephanie Kuchinski added Poldark Judy Geeson, Ralph Bates, Angharad Rees Poldark is the original version of the BBC television series adaptation of the novels of the same title written by Winston Graham. The adaption was first transmitted in the UK between 1975 and

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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
tia611 added The Shannara Chronicles Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, 2016) is an American fantasy drama television series adapted from the fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, primarily The Elfstones of Shannara. As the series opens, ...more

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Creek0512 added The Expanse Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more

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Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
PetdengerSamuel added Wentworth Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Kate Atkinson Wentworth is an Australian television drama series. It was first broadcast on SoHo on 1 May 2013. The series serves as a contemporary reimagining of Prisoner, which ran on Network Ten from 1979 ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
baggadonutzpj added Into the Badlands Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after a war that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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The Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The Last Man on Earth Will Forte, January Jones, Cleopatra Coleman The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and starring Will Forte. The series premiered on the American broadcast network Fox on March 1, 2015. ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
The OA Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
RichardBeecher added Atlanta Donald Glover The series follows Earn (Donald Glover) during his daily life in Atlanta, Georgia, as he tries to redeem himself in the eyes of his girlfriend (the mother of his daughter), his parents, and his ...more

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Versailles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sue Tramontana added Versailles George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan Versailles (Canal+, 2015) is a television series created by Simon Mirren and David Wolstencroft. In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV (George Blagden), decides to build ...more

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Suzanne Alvarez added Humans Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - ...more

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The Ranch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
JVall14 added The Ranch Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger The Ranch (Netflix, 2016) is an American comedy web television series created by Don Reo and Jim Patterson. The son (Ashton Kutcher) of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football ...more

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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
You're the Worst Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Desmin Borges You're the Worst is an American single-camera comedy series created by Stephen Falk for the FX Network. It is centered on Jimmy, a self-involved writer and Gretchen, a self-destructive Los ...more

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The Affair is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
ghostdragon added The Affair Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney The Affair is an American television drama series created by Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi. The series premiered on Showtime on October 12, 2014. A TV-14 version of the pilot episode was made ...more

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
EllieGore added The Exorcist Alfonso Herrera, Geena Davis, Ben Daniels The Exorcist (Fox, 2016) is portrayed as a sequel to the 1973 film of the same name

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
sarahmarendaz added Blindspot Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American crime drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a mysterious tattooed woman (Jaimie Alexander) is found naked inside a travel bag with no ...more

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Colony Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay ...more

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
liplip added Killjoys Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a bloody interplanetary class war, a fun loving ...more

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UnREAL is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
UnREAL 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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Outcast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Wendy Smith Wilson added Outcast Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt Outcast (Cinemax, 2016) is an American horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman, based on his comic books. A young man (Patrick Fugit) searches for answers as to why he's been ...more

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The Young Pope is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Nancy Hall added The Young Pope Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando The Young Pope (2016, HBO) is an English-language Italian drama television series. Jude Law stars as .Pope Pius XIII (born Lenny Belardo), the newly elected Pope and former Archbishop of New ...more

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Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sneaky Pete Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland, Shane McRae Sneaky Pete is an American crime drama series created by David Shore and Bryan Cranston. The series follows a released convict who adopts the identity of his cell mate in order to avoid his past ...more

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People of Earth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
djstein26 added People of Earth Wyatt Cenac, Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nuñez People of Earth (TBS, 2016) is an American comedy television series created by David Jenkins about a support group for alien abductees. City journalist Ozzie (Wyatt Cenac) travels to Beacon, NY, ...more

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Another Period is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Another Period Dave Koechner, Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome Another Period (Comedy Central, 2015) is an American period sitcom directed by Jeremy Konner. At the turn of the 20th century, sisters Lillian (Natasha Leggero) and Beatrice (Riki Lindhome) try ...more

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more

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Shadowhunters is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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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Better Things is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
RichardBeecher added Better Things Pamela Adlon, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon) is a divorced actress who raises her three daughters by herself.

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Fortitude is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
gbzlfnur added Fortitude Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, Darren Boyd Fortitude (Sky Atlantic, 2015) is a British sci-fi psychological thriller television series created by Simon Donald. Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest ...more

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Power is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
MattGirard added Power Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Kathrine Narducci Power is an upcoming drama television series on Starz. It is expected to air in 2014.

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The Path is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Christine Rendon Dzidrums added The Path Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan, Emma Greenwell The Path (Hulu, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Jessica Goldberg. A man (Aaron Paul) who converts to a controversial following suffers from a crisis of faith.

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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
StefanieT added Travelers Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright. Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into ...more

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The Librarians is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Julie Armour Gordon added The Librarians Josh Lawson, Bob Franklin, Vince Colosimo The Librarians is an Australian television comedy series which premiered on 31 October 2007 on ABC TV. In Ireland, the show airs on RTÉ Two. The series is produced and written by Robyn ...more

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The Detour is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
emaw2008 added The Detour Jason Jones, Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich The Detour is an American comedy television series about a family vacation road trip. The trip experiences several dramatic delays such as car trouble, run-ins with law enforcement, unforeseen ...more

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Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Heather Moss added Big Mouth Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein Big Mouth (Netflix, 2017) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, based on Kroll and Goldberg's tweenage years in the New ...more

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Iron Fist is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Stevens BaBs added Iron Fist Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham Marvel's Iron Fist (Netflix, 2017) is web television series developed Scott Buck, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand / Iron Fist, a martial ...more

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
deathslover added Mindhunter Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series ...more

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Debbie Howard added Legion Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Legion is the story of David Haller. who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age. After Haller has an encounter with a fellow ...more

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Happy Valley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Abigail Quist added Happy Valley Sarah Lancashire, Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran Happy Valley (BBC One, 2014) is a British crime drama television series created by Sally Wainwright. Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous ...more