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The best current TV show on each network — from ABC to FX to Netflix

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:

 

ABC: "Speechless"

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."

Adult Swim: "Rick and Morty"

Critic score: 97%

Audience score: 96%

Summary: "An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson."

 

Amazon: "Catastrophe"

 

Amazon/"Catastrophe"

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."

AMC: "Better Call Saul"

Critic score: 97%

Audience score: 93%

Summary: "The evolution of 'Breaking Bad' lawyer Saul Goodman is the focus of this prequel to the hit series."

 

BBC America: "Doctor Who"

Critic score: 88%

Audience score: 89%

Summary: "The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender, and his/her companions."

BET: "The Quad"

Critic score: 100%

Audience score: 54%

Summary: "The series follows ambitious yet troubled Dr. Eva Fletcher, the newly-elected President of the fictional Georgia A&M University."

 

CBS: "Elementary"

Critic score: 96%

Audience score: 87%

Summary: "A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City."

CBS All Access: "The Good Fight"

Critic score: 100%

Audience score: 88%

Summary: "Spin-off of 'The Good Wife' about a high-profile law firm in Chicago."

 

Cinemax: "Outcast"

Critic score: 79%

Audience score: 96%

Summary: "A young man deals with demonic possession that has plagued him all his life."

Comedy Central: "Broad City"

Critic score: 99%

Audience score: 92%

Summary: "Follows two women throughout their daily lives in New York City, making the smallest and mundane events hysterical and disturbing to watch all at the same time."

 

The CW: "Jane the Virgin"

Critic score: 99%

Audience score: 92%

Summary: "A young, devout Catholic woman discovers that she was accidentally artificially inseminated."

Fox: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

Critic score: 94%

Audience score: 94%

Summary: "A sitcom following the lives of a group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss."

 

FX: "Atlanta"

Critic score: 100%

Audience score: 90%

Summary: "Two cousins try to work their way up through the Atlanta rap scene."

HBO: "Insecure"

Critic score: 100%

Audience score: 73%

Summary: "Two black women who are best friends navigate the pitfalls of their personal and professional lives in south Los Angeles."

 

Hulu: "The Handmaid's Tale"

Critic score: 95%

Audience score: 91%

Summary: "Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship."

IFC: "Portlandia"

Critic score: 97%

Audience score: 91%

Summary: "A sketch-comedy series that parodies life in Portland, Oregon."

 

NBC: "The Good Place"

Critic score: 95%

Audience score: 87%

Summary: "An Arizona woman enters the afterlife and tries to become a better person and make amends for past bad behavior in this comedy."

Netflix: "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return"

Critic score: 100%

Audience score: 92%

Summary: "The cult hit returns! Captured by mad scientists, new host Jonah survives a blitz of cheesy B movies by riffing on them with his funny robot pals."

 

Showtime: "Shameless"

Critic score: 93%

Audience score: 88%

Summary: "An alcoholic man lives in a perpetual stupor while his six children with whom he lives with cope as best they can."

Starz: "Counterpart"

Critic score: 100%

Audience score: 72%

Summary: "A UN employee discovers the agency he works for is hiding a gateway to a parallel dimension."

 

Sundance Now: "Back"

Critic score: 100%

Audience score: 72%

Summary: "Sitcom following estranged foster-brothers Stephen (David Mitchell) and Andrew (Robert Webb) as they vow to take over the family business following the death of their father."

Syfy: "Channel Zero"

Critic score: 100%

Audience score: 72%

Summary: "An anthology series based on popular Internet Creepypastas, including Candle Cove, The No-End House, Butcher's Block and Hidden Door."

 

TBS: "Search Party"

Critic score: 98%

Audience score: 87%

Summary: "A single-camera dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears."

TNT: "The Librarians"

Critic score: 86%

Audience score: 82%

Summary: "A group of librarians plunge into adventure as they try to protect the world's mystical treasures."

USA: "Mr. Robot"

Critic score: 94%

Audience score: 92%

Summary: "Follows Elliot Alderson, a young computer programmer with an anxiety disorder, who is recruited by Mr Robot and his anarchist team of hackers 'fsociety.'"

 

Original article can be found HERE

Sean Ashworth