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The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching

Updated November 9, 2020 131.5k votes 46.0k voters 753.5k views37 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
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    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill

    Premiered2013

    Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 92%

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    Vikings
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    Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick

    Premiered2013

    Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 93%

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    Mindhunter
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    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Premiered2017

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 76%

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    Outlander
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    Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

    Premiered2014

    Season 5 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 91%

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    Ozark
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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Julia Garner

    Premiered2017

    Season 3 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 81%

     

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    The Last Kingdom
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    Alexander Dreymon, David Dawson

    Premiered2015

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 91%

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    Taboo
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    Taboo

    Tom Hardy, Leo Bill

    Premiered2018

    Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 76%

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    Killing Eve
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    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Premiered2018

    Season 4- Rotten Tomatoes Score 90%

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    The Blacklist
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    1,396

    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Premiered2013

    Season 7 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 91%

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    The Handmaid's Tale
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    Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes

    Premiered2017

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 88%

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    Dead to Me
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    Dead to Me

    Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini

    Premiered2019

    Season 1- Rotten Tomatoes Score 86%

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    The Expanse
    2,537
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    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

    Season 4- Rotten Tomatoes Score 93%

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    Luther
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    Luther

    Idris Elba, Warren Brown

    Premiered2010

    Season 5- Rotten Tomatoes Score 88%

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    Superstore
    1,415
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    Superstore

    America Ferrera, Ben Feldman

    Premiered2015

    Season 4- Rotten Tomatoes Score 92%

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    Atypical
    177
    148

    Atypical

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist

    Premiered2017

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 87%

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    The Rookie
    680
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    The Rookie

    Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson

    Premiered2018

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 68%

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    The Sinner
    514
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    Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman

    Premiered2017

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 95%

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    Big Mouth
    1,657
    1,686

    Big Mouth

    Nick Kroll, John Mulaney

    Premiered2017

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 100%

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    Lucifer
    8,956
    9,357

    Lucifer

    Tom Ellis, Lauren German

    Premiered2015

    Season 4 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 87%

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  • 20
    Good Girls
    758
    608

    Good Girls

    Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman

    Premiered2018

    Season 3- Rotten Tomatoes Score 87%

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  • 21
    Wentworth
    2,016
    2,328

    Wentworth

    Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva

    Premiered2013

    Season 7- Rotten Tomatoes Score 75%

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    Bosch
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    Bosch

    Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector

    Premiered2014

    Season 6- Rotten Tomatoes Score 97%

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    Atlanta
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    Atlanta

    Donald Glover

    Premiered2016

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 97%

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    Industry
    1
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    Industry

    Conor MacNeill, Marisa Abela

    Premiered2020

    Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes Score 80%

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    New Amsterdam
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    New Amsterdam

    Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman

    Premiered2018

    Season 2- Rotten Tomatoes Score 34%

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