10 Underrated TV Shows

Some shows are entertaining, have great directing, or exceptional writing, but for one reason or another they are not given the recognition they deserve (whether by the general public or Hollywood). They may have a cult following but would never be considered or taken seriously in Hollywood. This is my opinion of the 10 most underrated shows in (modern) television (both cancelled and airing).
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1.
Community (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A suspended lawyer is forced to enroll in a community college with an eclectic staff and student body. (22 mins.)
“ Hilarious show with brillant writing, however it's hanging by a thread and the fate of the show goes unknown season-by-season. ” - StevenSpielbergs
 
2.
Supernatural (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth. (44 mins.)
“ This show has a very large and loyal online fanbase, however there is no professional respect towards the show. It has become increasingly difficult to even get this show a People's Choice Award, and when they do win, they are either not even invited to the ceremony or their portion is not televised. ” - StevenSpielbergs
 
3.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
“ The greatest sci-fi show on television and the biggest mistake FOX ever made. ” - StevenSpielbergs
 
4.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable. (22 mins.)
 
5.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Improvisational comedy game show in which four players act out various comic games and sketches. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Psych (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases. (44 mins.)
 
7.
Pushing Daisies (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress. (44 mins.)
 
8.
Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The legendary comedian Drew Carey has yet another tv show (30 mins.)
 
9.
Freaks and Geeks (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year. (44 mins.)
 
10.
Fringe (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An FBI agent is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist and his son in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena. (46 mins.)