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The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching

Updated October 16, 2020 130.0k votes 45.8k voters 751.1k views35 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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    Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill

    Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 92%

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    Vikings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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    Vikings

    Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick

    Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 93%

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    Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 76%

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  • 4
    Outlander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    5,478
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    Outlander

    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

    Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 91%

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    Ozark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Julia Garner

    Season 3 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 81%

     

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    The Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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    The Last Kingdom

    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 91%

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  • 7
    Taboo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    4,102
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    Taboo

    Tom Hardy, Leo Bill

    Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 76%

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  • 8
    The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    2,114
    1,370

    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Season 7 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 91%

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    Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    1,641
    1,058

    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Season 4- Rotten Tomatoes Score 90%

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    The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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    The Handmaid's Tale

    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 88%

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  • 11
    Dead to Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

    Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 86%

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    The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    2,509
    2,478

    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Season 4- Rotten Tomatoes Score 93%

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  • 13
    Luther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    869
    654

    Luther

    Idris Elba, Warren Brown

    Season 5- Rotten Tomatoes Score 88%

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  • 14
    Superstore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    1,391
    1,173

    Superstore

    America Ferrera, Ben Feldman

    Season 4- Rotten Tomatoes Score 92%

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    The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    663
    467

    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 68%

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  • 16
    Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    8,902
    9,339

    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Season 4 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 87%

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  • 17
    The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    500
    354

    The Sinner

    Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 95%

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  • 18
    Atypical is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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    134

    Atypical

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 87%

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  • 19
    Big Mouth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    1,640
    1,662

    Big Mouth

    Nick Kroll, John Mulaney

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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  • 20
    Good Girls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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    Good Girls

    Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 87%

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  • 21
    Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    2,003
    2,313

    Wentworth

    Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva

    Season 7- Rotten Tomatoes Score 75%

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  • 22
    Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    1,964
    2,332

    Atlanta

    Donald Glover

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 97%

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    La Révolution is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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    La Révolution

    Doudou Masta, Julien Sarazin
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    Bosch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
    1,022
    1,171

    Bosch

    Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector

    Season 6- Rotten Tomatoes Score 97%

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  • 25
    New Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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    New Amsterdam

    Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 34%

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