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The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching

Updated April 15, 2021 111.6k votes 46.8k voters 766.4k views32 items

List RulesOnly 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 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 2020 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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    Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill

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    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

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    Outlander

    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

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    The Last Kingdom

    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson

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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Julia Garner

    Premiered2017

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    Taboo

    Tom Hardy, Leo Bill

    PremieredJanuary 7, 2017

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    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

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    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    PremieredSeptember 23, 2013

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    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    PremieredApril 26, 2017

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    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

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    Luther

    Idris Elba, Ruth Wilson

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    The Expanse

    Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

    PremieredDecember 14, 2015

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    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    PremieredJanuary 25, 2016

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    The Sinner

    Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman

    Premiered2017

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    Atypical

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist

    PremieredAugust 11, 2017

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    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Mekia Cox

    PremieredOctober 16, 2018

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    Good Girls

    Christina Hendricks, Lidya Jewett

    PremieredFebruary 26, 2018

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    Big Mouth

    Nick Kroll, John Mulaney

    PremieredSeptember 29, 2017

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    Yellowstone

    Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley

    PremieredJune 20, 2018

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    Wentworth

    Pamela Rabe, Kate Atkinson

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    Bosch

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    Atlanta

    Donald Glover

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    Billions

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    Barry

    Bill Hader, Stephen Root

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    Fear the Walking Dead

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