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. 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.

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 is a British historical crime drama television series starring Cillian Murphy as a gangster operating in Birmingham, England, during the aftermath of World War I. The series was ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sense8 Aml Ameen, Bae Doona, Jamie Clayton

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 3 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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Preacher is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Kathy Storey added Lucifer Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro

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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

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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Abe Schippers added The Magicians Barry Jones The Magicians was a British family entertainment television show, first broadcast throughout January 2011 on BBC One. The show features magicians performing a number of magic tricks with guest ...more

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Creek0512 added The Expanse Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

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Wentworth is listed (or ranked) 13 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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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
EmmaBirgersson added Dark Matter Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Poldark is listed (or ranked) 17 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 Last Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Jared Barrows added The Last Kingdom Gerard Kearns, Alec Newman, Madeleine Power

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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
tia611 added The Shannara Chronicles Daniel MacPherson, Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton 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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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 20 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 is a 1991 American western horror film, released directly to TV. It stars Bruce Dern, Mariel Hemingway, and Helen Hunt. The film was directed by Sam Pillsbury and written by ...more

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Last Man on Earth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
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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Versailles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sue Tramontana added Versailles George Blagden, Stuart Bowman, Evan Williams

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Humans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Suzanne Alvarez added Humans Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Lucy Carless

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The Ranch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
JVall14 added The Ranch Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Debra Winger

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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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You're the Worst is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Halt & Catch Fire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
zoe-krainik added Halt & Catch Fire Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Ali Milner Halt and Catch Fire is an American period drama television series created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers, that premiered on AMC on June 1, 2014. The series is set in the ...more

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Colony Isabella Crovetti-Cramp, Gonzalo Menendez, Ally Walker

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Alex Platten added Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a BBC America comic science fiction detective television series, taking place after the Douglas Adams novel series of the same name.

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Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
sarahmarendaz added Blindspot Kelly P. Williams, Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander

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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Longmire Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips “Longmire,” a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert ...more

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
liplip added Killjoys Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane

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Un-Real is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Un-Real Sean King, Jamie Frevele, Steve Marchi UnREAL is an upcoming American comedy-drama television series that is set to premiere on Lifetime on June 1, 2015. The series, inspired by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro's award winning independent ...more

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Outcast is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Wendy Smith Wilson added Outcast Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, David Denman

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People of Earth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
djstein26 added People of Earth 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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The Young Pope is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Nancy Hall added The Young Pope Diane Keaton, Jude Law, Sebastian Roché

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Sneaky Pete is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Another Period is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Another Period Dave Koechner, Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome

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Chance is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Sazonana added Chance Norika Fujiwara, Ennosuke Ichikawa IV, Yasuo Daichi

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Fortitude is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
gbzlfnur added Fortitude Fortitude is a British psychological thriller television series created and written by Low Winter Sun's Simon Donald. A 12-episode series was commissioned by Sky Atlantic in 2013, and started ...more

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Better Things is listed (or ranked) 42 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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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana

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Power is listed (or ranked) 44 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) 45 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Christine Rendon Dzidrums added The Path Kyle Allen, Adrian Black, Hannah Cabell

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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Hannibal Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas Hannibal is an American psychological thriller–horror television series developed by Bryan Fuller for NBC. The series is based on characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by ...more

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The Detour is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Imposters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Susan Thompson Gannon added Imposters Imposters (Bravo, 2017) is a black comedy television series. Originally called My So-Called Wife, the series follows con-artist Maddie (Inbar Lavi) who gets involved in relationships with men ...more

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Happy Valley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching
Abigail Quist added Happy Valley Sarah Lancashire, James Norton

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The Librarians is listed (or ranked) 50 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