The Most Overrated TV Shows Of All Time

Over 27.5K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of History's Most Overrated TV Shows
Voting Rules
Vote up the shows that may have received some critical acclaim, but that you think are terrible.
Latest additions: Ladies of London, Big Brother, Legion
Most divisive: The Big Bang Theory

Overhyped and overplayed, this list of the most overrated TV shows of all time is ranked by fans, critics, and people like you, because buzz doesn't always translate to best. Ever since the dawn of the TV era, there have been shows that get far too much acclaim for their own good. Television buffs can also vote for the worst TV series finales and the worst TV theme songs. These days, accessibility and the Internet have caused the fandom of shows has sky rocketed, ensuring that they win more awards, run for more seasons, and recycle the same tired plotlines, jokes, and characters year after year. So what do you think are the most overrated series ever?

Some examples of the most overrated TV shows on this list include Glee, American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, and more. Lots more. Reality TV is also often overrated - not to say shows like Bachelor and the various Real Housewives aren't great in their own, sometimes trashy, ways but are they really "the best?" Your votes help decide.

Vote: TV Shows that Should Be Canceled

Vote up those overly hyped shows to move them up the list, and vote down the ones you think don't deserve to be on here - either because they're pretty good or because no one seems to think they're good. You can also click rerank below to personalize a list of your own.

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