Top 10 Most Underrated Television Shows

The Top Ten

1 Supernatural Supernatural This haunting series follows the thrilling yet terrifying journeys of Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers who face an increasingly sinister landscape as they hunt monsters. After losing their mother to a supernatural force, the brothers were raised by their father as soldiers who track mysterious more.

I love this show, but this ain't underrated. - codgtamk34

It never stops showing character growth. After 14 years, there's still more story to tell and that's awesome.

Underrated? Is a joke? - XxembermasterxX

The first five seasons were EPIC, family driven, full of drama, humor, tearjearkers, sexy characters, fantastic writing, original plot lines and amazing acting. These last two seasons are hit and miss but once you are hooked on the first five seasons you can't let go. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki aren't just pretty faces, they have acting chops too. Try NOT to cry when Jensen tears up on camera... I DARE YOU.

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2 Liv and Maddie Liv and Maddie Liv and Maddie is a live-action Disney Channel sitcom that started on July 19, 2013, and ended on March 24, 2017. It is about two identical twin sisters named Olivia "Liv" Rooney and Madison "Maddie" Rooney (both portrayed by actress Dove Olivia Cameron; born in January 1996 as Chloe Celeste Hosterman) more.

It's too preppy, corny & weak in plot, laugh tracks invade the show & this show is actually overrated, not underrated.

I don't know what this is, but surely it deserves the top spot more than bloody Supernatural.

Another Disney show? - Goatworlds

This show sucks.

3 That '70s Show That '70s Show That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in the fictional suburban town of Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976, to December 31, 1979.

Some idiot actually out this one on the "overrated list" - westofohio

How is supernatural underrated man? This beats me... People are going nuts over it...
As for 'That 70s Show', well, it's outrageously witty. The show has given the world of entertainment, many stars...

The 70's show is today's version of Happy Days-but better.

I love this show! It's one of my favorites! I just wish Hyde and jackie got back together they were the best couple.

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4 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 19 years, and is beginning its 11th season. more.

I know nobody likes this anymore and I agree the episodes today SUCK compared to the old ones! Watch any episode from seasons 1-3 and even 4. Spongebob is awesome!

SpongeBob fanboys say that the older seasons were underrated and the new ones are overrated. That is the opposite though the old SpongeBob was better than the new one.

This is awesome, and not underrated or overrated. - Goatworlds

ModernSpongeBobSucks. Best username ever - SoloPotato

5 Teletubbies Teletubbies Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes .

This show brainwashes toddlers! - Goatworlds

Stupid haters its very good.

6 Arrested Development Arrested Development Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003, to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of 15 episodes was released on Netflix on May 26, 2013. The show follows the fictitious Bluth family, a formerly more.

Insanely Funny. Intelligent, nuanced, humor. So absolutely incredible that Fox cancelled it! I still can't believe it.

This proves that everybody deserve to go to hell, everybody is horrible.

Too bad it is so underrated. Great cast and intelligent and funny humour. - NoobPwner

Intelligent humour! Love Michael cera! Hopefully the movie comes out as promised!

SO underrated. Got cancelled and it was a hilarious show with very funny plotlines and the stories always came together very well and in a funny way. George Michael FTW - jewunit69

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7 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

Overshadowed by Simpsons and Family Guy... - codgtamk34

Amazingly funny show, satirical, intelligent, and I love how the whole series is joined together and that there is a reason for pretty much everything that happens in it, which ties together later in the series - Edwahrd

One of the most brilliant show that I ever had the privilege to experience. Way better than any current sitcom without a doubt. Just 7 seasons though. This show had unlimited potential. Any naysayer can bite my shiny metal...

way more funny than the simpsons. also, mad tv isn't funny, and degrassi is just stupid. - deadgrass27

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8 Scrubs Scrubs

I never hear people talk about it. I really enjoyed it. - codgtamk34

One of the only shows that had hilarious moments and then a couple minutes later had touching or inspirational moments. The soundtrack was impeccable along with the casting (just look at the janitor, todd, and ted). I've learned more life lessons from this show than anywhere else, but I've also laughed as much with this show as others.

No one talks about this when naming big sitcoms and yet it arguably has elements of all of them hilariously and emotionally wrapped into one hospital full of caricatures, life lessons, and most importantly a universal sense of empathy not only between the characters but with the viewers as well

Funny, sad, teaching and makes you think. Some of the most under rated actors of all time. Moments to remember of the rest of your life and feeling that you just wont forget. RIP scrubs...

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9 Person of Interest

On of the greatest shows on television, the acting is phenomenal, especially by Michael Emerson, it has a moving story with a blend of crime drama, politics, and action. Lots of standout episodes and of the the best series finales of all time

10 The 100 The 100 The 100 is a fantasy-drama based live action show based of a book by Kass Morgan. The show was aired for the first time on March 19, 2014. In the show, we start three generations after a nuclear apocalypse.One large space station, made of twelve separate space stations, is suffering overpopulation. more.

I vote for this show as underrated. Haven't heard of it until last year and now I adore it. - codgtamk34

Doesn't get a lot of love. I love this show...


YES! NEEDS TO BE HIGHER! SO THOUGHT PROVOKING AND INTERESTING. This show has made me laugh, cry, and make me on the edge of my seat! I love it so much! I love all the plot lines and plot twists, it is so unpredictable and full of surprises! The characters are likable and relatable, and I can never get enough of it! So glad I watched this show! - missyweirdo

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The Newcomers

? Hannah Montana Hannah Montana Hannah Montana, also known as Hannah Montana Forever for the fourth and final season, is an American musical comedy series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O'Brien which focused on Miley Stewart, a teenager living a double life as an average schoolgirl by day and a famous recording more.
? T.U.F.F. Puppy T.U.F.F. Puppy T.U.F.F. Puppy is a cartoon created by Butch Hartman. It ran on Nickelodeon from October 2, 2010 until April 4, 2015. It focused on Dudley Puppy and his partner Kitty Katswell as they protected Petropolis under the Turbo Undercover Fighting Force, or T.U.F.F.

The Contenders

11 Angel Angel Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I watch half of the show by time I know they on. Then went off. My luck.

By far, the best spin-off ever.

Fantastic show

12 Hannibal
13 Firefly Firefly Firefly is an American space Western drama television series which ran from 2002–2003, created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label.

A huge SCANDAL in history cancelling the show! It could have been one of the best shows ever. It's incredible how much you already like the characters after one season...

A brilliant western/sci-fi show that caught me by surprise... highly recommended!

If any show warranted a reboot it was Firefly. If it were made today, Netflix would have bought the rights and continued the show.

If they'd ever given it a steady time slot, it would still be on.

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14 Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy is a Canadian-American animated comedy television series created by Danny Antonucci for Cartoon Network, and the sixth of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series revolves around three preteen boys: Ed, Edd "Double D," and Eddy—collectively known as "the Eds"—who live in a suburban more.

Uh no! This show is the EXACT OPPOSITE of underrated!

Completely underrated. It happends to be the funniest show to ever come on Cartoon Network. - nallimcamybloc

"Cartoon Network's best show" - vmacmil-1

I love ed. anybody who watches it should love it once they see ed or Jimmy - hooyugjgf

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15 Drake and Josh Drake and Josh Drake & Josh is an American television sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows the lives of two teenage boys with opposite personalities, Drake Parker (Drake Bell) and Josh Nichols (Josh Peck), who become stepbrothers. Both actors previously appeared in The Amanda Show along more.

First sitcom I ever saw. Funniest sitcom back then and now.

"Three Words: KEEP THE PAJAMAS! "

One of Dan Schneider's bad shows, it had a laugh track, which no one wants & rude humor, especially on the Christmas movie, it's not funny like you think it is, just watch reruns of this and you'll see what I mean about how bad it is, the only show created by him that was good is Zoey 101.

Best show ever. Period.

This was a great show and Dan Schneider did a great deal for kids T.V.!

This Show is Very Funny and Nobody Even Pays Attention to it Because They Are Pay Attention to Crappy Disney Shows, Phineas and Ferb, Regular Show, Adventure Time and Even SpongeBob More Than This Show. This Show is Very Funny While The Others Shows on T.V. Today Are Not Funny At All.

16 Fancy Nancy Fancy Nancy
17 Chuck Chuck Chuck is an American action-comedy/spy-drama television series created by Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak.

Could have been better developed given more time. Still one of the best during a renaissance year.

I agree. Best show ever!

Best show ever. Period.

18 Psych Psych Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndicated reruns on ION Television.

My favorite detective and comedy show ever! Shawn and Gus FOR LIFE! - TheDarkOne_221b

My favorite T.V. show (other than Hell's Kitchen)! It is hilarious, but no one seems to know what it is!

Psych is so underrated. It is very funny and the writers are very talented. I think that some people are to busy watching stupid shows, they get blindsided and they don't recognize good shows when they see them. I lot of people haven't heard of it, and that is what gets me. I have been watching Psych since I was little. Thank goodness watchathon week was on on demand so anyone could watch most shows for free that they couldn't before because it costed money, and Psych was one of them. I couldn't take my eyes off it. Psych keeps you on your toes, and adds so much humer, its unimaginable. Plus, I love all the references they make. I just wish that more people knew about it!

Such a hilarious show! I love Shawn and Gus and how they know each other so well. Their friendship has lasted for so long and held up strong. Really makes you wish for friends like them so you can go on wacky detective adventures! - NerdBunny

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19 iZombie

Love it. - codgtamk34

20 iCarly iCarly iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series, created by Dan Schneider, focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson.

ICarly is actually overrated, since there's a bad writing & monkey behavior.

WHY DOES EVERYONE HATE IT SO MUCH? It's awesome, and not a Nick failure. - Goatworlds

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22 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

Sorry, but in the world of anime, Death Note is overrated. Sure, there are a lot of people who aren't into anime, and this list is just T.V. shows in general, but Death Note underrated? Definitely not.

Please, this is a really good anime, but it is not even close to underrated - BlazingPhoenix

The story of a book that when you write a name in the book it kills them, falling into the wrong hands. Simple yet genius. A show that not underratedbut worth watching.

23 Big Brother Big Brother Big Brother is a reality game show franchise created by John de Mol, originally broadcast in the Netherlands and subsequently syndicated internationally.

Big Brother isn't underrated, it's trash television. Wannabe celebrities talking crap for ages on our screens, how the show has lasted this long I will never understand. - mholland1997

SO underrated. It does not get enough credit. Probably one of the best reality T.V. shows of all time.

This is underrated compared to how much people go on about survivor - htoutlaws2012

The perfect summer show, especially for reality T.V. fans.

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24 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (also known as Billy & Mandy) is an American animated television series created by Maxwell Atoms for Cartoon Network, and is the 14th of the network's Cartoon Cartoons (albeit namely when it was part of Grim & Evil; the show is considered separate from Cartoon Cartoons more.
25 Buffy, The Vampire Slayer

This show is not underrated but overrated. Now that it's finished it's still overrated. This show had annoying characters. For instance, Buffy who couldn't get over with her break up with this stupid Angel character for at least 4 seasons, Willow who acted like a retard and who was supposed to be a genius, Giles the English librarian who seems to have a speech problem, Dawn the hysteric sister with overdramatic manners. The coolest person in fact was Cordellia who realized how stup,.id this characters were. So glad this show is over!

I have been watching this show since it first came out in 1997 and I still watch it now, nearly ten years since the final episode and it never fails to make me cry, laugh, smile, angry etc. Overall, the best television show to ever grace the silver screen.

The best show ever made, just awesome from start to end. It should've been praised more and be given more attention had people opened their mind up to that kind of shows. Overall, Buffy rules.

It was big, but should of been bigger!. - MutantGenesis

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26 My Gym Partner's a Monkey My Gym Partner's a Monkey My Gym Partner's a Monkey is an American animated television series that was created by Tim Cahill and Julie McNally Cahill and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
27 Sunny Day
28 Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network, and the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The show is about a kid scientist named Dexter that has a sister named Dee Dee that keeps breaking into his lab.

This show is not on anymore, but when it was it was pretty underrated.

So cool yet underrated, too bad it was cancelled.

29 Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated horror comedy television series created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network as part of the network's Cartoon Cartoons block.

YES - missyweirdo


Best cartoon on cn!
I mean the show is just amazing and awesome

Decint,but not underrated. It's a show I've seen a lot, and I think it actually might be overrated.It really isn't funny,isn't sad,nothing special!

30 Catscratch Catscratch Catscratch is an American animated television series created by Doug TenNapel (also known for creating Earthworm Jim). It was aired on both Nickelodeon and Nicktoons on July 9, 2005 and ended February 10, 2007. It is an adaptation of TenNapel's graphic novel, Gear, which is also the name of the cats' more.

Most underrated Nicktoon ever. - codgtamk34

31 Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Danny Phantom is an American animated series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It was produced by Billionfold Studios and distributed in Canada by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. The series follows a teenage boy who, after an accident with an unpredictable portal between the human world more.
32 Freaks and Geeks Freaks and Geeks Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig, with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season.

One of the best shows ever

Best T.V. -show ever

Because everyone is mad that it was cancelled because there isn't many T.V. shows based in school.

33 Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris is an American period sitcom that is based on the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock during the 1980s. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, although Rock himself was a teenager between 1978 and 1984, having been born in 1965. The show's title parodies the hit more.

Chis Rock is very funny and the show is Great.

Yes Everybody Does Hate Chris That's Why He's So Underrated.

34 Malcolm In the Middle Malcolm In the Middle Malcolm in the Middle is an American television sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Broadcasting Company . The series was first broadcast on January 9, 2000 and ended its six-year run on May 14, 2006, after seven seasons and 151 episodes . The series received critical acclaim and won a Peabody more.

Most Underrated Sitcom of all Time.

This is a funny show, and I love it to bits. It is most definitely underrated

The Middle and Modern Family as well

Much better than today's sitcoms

35 Peppa Pig Peppa Pig

I love jumpin up an doun in mudee pudels beecooz ov peppa pig

36 Shimmer and Shine Shimmer and Shine Shimmer and Shine is an American-Canadian animated children's television series created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz. It airs on Nickelodeon in the United States and on Treehouse in Canada. The series premiered on August 24, 2015. The show was based on an unreleased pilot from September 2013. more.
37 Archer Archer

The fact that this show does not receive any were near the publicity of awfully dumb shows such as Family Guy is criminal. This show is not only absolutely hilarious, but it is also intelligent and brilliant in every possible way. For those of you who don't watch this, your heading right into the "DANGER ZONE"!

Wait... I had something for this.
Archer is right now the best adult comedy. Very crude yet extremely smart writing. Season 6 airs January 2015 on FX, take a look for yourself. I bet you'll find it anything short of awesome.

38 Daria Daria Daria is an American animated television series created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV.

Funny, witty, dry, quirky. For those with an odd sense of humor. One of my favorite shows ever.

Underrated, because it's from the 90s, so not many people know about it. - Goatworlds

39 Degrassi Degrassi Degrassi: The Next Generation (later renamed Degrassi for seasons ten through fourteen) is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. It is the fourth series in the Degrassi franchise, following The Kids of Degrassi more.

Underrated because no one in america has heard of it such a shame

Its sad that like nobody in America knows of this show. It's the best show ever! But they should play it on the WB or something like that.

This Show is on The-N (Noggin) Watch it.

40 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful more.

This was an excellent show. In fact, its only weakness was that 1) it was designed mostly for older kids an younger kids didn't understand it, 2) its top three most adult jokes still have not made it past censors, 3) its running time was questionable, and 4) it took about 21 years for the show to finally get complete DVD support on a single box set. Though one harsh d-bag critic at Entertainment Weekly may have dismissed it as a "witless Ren&Stimpy ripoff" (false) "with tons of mucus jokes and not enough surreality" (bald-faced lies), this show was a testament to clever writing, memorable episodes, edgy humor, hilarious dialogue, brilliant life satire, and excellent art style. I may not love it to death, but I definitely enjoy its style. I will probably buy the Complete Series someday. Classic little show, and one of my top 5 favorite cartoons.

Hold on, the running was not questionable. In fact, it was actually basically exactly the same number of episodes as the Ren & Stimpy series; in my opinion, it was truly a perfect length for the series. - xandermartin98

Scratch that, I personally totally loved this show to death. I just didn't buy any merchandise

Most underrated Nicktoon. - Goatworlds

41 Ready Jet Go Ready Jet Go Ready Jet Go! is a CGI animated television series created by Craig Bartlett which premiered in the United States as part of the PBS Kids block on February 15, 2016 . The series is produced by Wind Dancer Films and Snee Oosh, Inc. in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The show is aimed more.
42 The Thundermans The Thundermans The Thundermans is an American tween sitcom created by Jed Springarn. The show first aired in 2013. This show is about a family of superheroes who have adjusted to living a normal suburban life. On July 27, 2017, Nickelodeon released a statement to J-14, stating that the series has wrapped production more.

It's overrated because of the laugh tracks, and because it copies Lab Rats, The Incredibles & Wizards of Waverly Place.

No, it deserves the hate it gets. The laugh track plays every second and it's a rip-off of Wizards of Waverly Place and The Incredibles.

43 A.N.T. Farm A.N.T. Farm

Awesome show - westofohio

I see what you did there...

WAY too overrated, this show has no plot & the characters have no talANT.

44 Wander over Yonder Wander over Yonder Wander Over Yonder is an American animated television series on Disney XD. Created by Craig McCracken, it follows Wander and his best friend and steed Sylvia. Adventurous and optimistic, Wander rides across the galaxy to help persons live freely, against the intentions of Lord Hater to rule the universe. more.

This is Dr.Seuss on steriods

Too few people knows about this T.V. show and almost nobody of them shows interest on it.

45 Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
46 Code Lyoko Code Lyoko Code Lyoko is a French animated television series created by Thomas Romain and Tania Palumbo and produced by Moonscoop.

This Show Needs To Be Higher.

How is this this low?

47 The King of Queens
48 The Lion Guard The Lion Guard The Lion Guard is an American animated television series developed by Ford Riley based on Disney's 1994 film The Lion King. The series was first broadcast with a television movie titled The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar on Disney Channel on November 22, 2015 and began airing as a TV series on January more.

It's bad because it' a rip-ff of the lion king - myusernameisthis

This show is not great like the movie. But a Good Kids show.


49 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.
50 Raising Hope

Funnier than the middle. Always wondered why it did not last as long.

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