In today’s crowded TV landscape, there are more outlets for great shows than ever before.
TV networks and streaming services are always on the hunt for the next great series, and the competition among them has enhanced not only the breadth, but also the quality of their offerings.
To figure out which current shows are worth watching across all outlets, we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to select the most critically acclaimed scripted show that each network and service is currently producing.
We excluded children’s shows, talk shows, and docuseries, and we only selected from networks with scripted shows that had enough reviews to receive a “Fresh” designation. We also used audience scores to break any ties within networks.
Here is the best current TV show on each network, according to critics:
Critic score: 98%
Audience score: 75%
Summary: “The family of a special-needs teen is good at dealing with the challenges he faces – and excellent at creating new ones.”
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Critic score: 97%
Audience score: 96%
Summary: “An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.“
Critic score: 100%
Audience score: 92%
Summary: “American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week while on a business trip to London.”
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