11 of the Most Underrated TV Shows of all Time

The Paley Center For Media Presents An Evening With "Happy Endings" And "Don't Trust The B---- In Apartment 23"

The world of television is a cut-throat industry, especially by today’s standards.  If a show is not performing well within the first two airings, expect it to never be heard of again.  Some shows are able to last longer than a few seasons and as a result build up a cult following.  Most of these “underrated shows” were broadcast within the last 20 years as television has become more competitive with so many networks airing fresh new scripted shows. Take a look at these 11 underrated shows and relive some of the best TV you never watched.

Happy Endings was the funniest show no was watching.  The show premiered in April 2011 right after Modern Family.  It would spend the next two seasons being switched around to almost every day of the week before ABC landed it in the deadly Friday night time slot.  If a viewer at home did not have a DVR, they were unable to keep track of what day the show was even on so they could watch what crazy antic Max, Penny, and the rest of the gang were getting into.  ABC never showed much support to the show according to tweets from several of the cast members.  Happy Endings ran for three seasons and aired 57 episodes before getting cancelled.

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Tim Gerstenberger received a BA degree in Communication from Saginaw Valley State University and a MSA degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. He currently works as a Recruiter for Chemical Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in the state of Michigan. His past work has been published on Yahoo! and Examiner. He also contributes to other television/celebrity based websites. He has had a passion for TV since an early age and some of his current favorite shows include: Friends, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, Friday Night Lights, Bones, The Mindy Project, Chicago Fire, and The Good Wife. He currently resides in the Bay City, Michigan area.
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