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Where to Watch the Best TV of 2016

Wondering what you should be watching right now? Don't know where to find it? We've got you covered.

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Whether you think there’s too much TV or just a whole heckuva lot, everyone can agree there’s no shortage of options. TV fans are bombarded with new shows, returning shows, broadcast shows, cable shows, streaming shows, independent shows, one-off shows, long-running shows and so much more. How do you prioritize what to watch next after you (miraculously) get through the latest “great” new series?

Simple answer: Let us tell you.

Below is a list of the best television shows out there, how to watch them and why you should. Whether it’s on Netflix or SeeSo, Yahoo Screen or Hulu, YouTube or VOD, we’ll tell you how to binge it, sample it or catch it live. Compiled by the Indiewire TV Team — and updated regularly — the below choices should cover all your bases, no matter how much you’ve currently seen. Casual viewers can skip down to the list of well-known but undeniably excellent series, while TV junkies should scan the list of shows you may have missed. Click the show title for a full review or click the viewing option to go directly to the series.

Happy bingeing.

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“Angie Tribeca”
“Steve Carell and Rashida Jones team up for the first time since ‘The Office’ in a new TBS series that could be just as significant to our comedy culture.”
Grade: A-
Seasons: 2
Available Via: TBS, Amazon Video, iTunes, VUDU

“Atlanta”
“Donald Glover’s creative debut offers an unblinking, purposefully African-American perspective on dreams’ allures and reality’s repulsions.”
Grade: A-
Seasons: 1
Available Via: FX, FX NowAmazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play

“Better Things”
“Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. have been working together since ‘Lucky Louie,’ but her first series as a creator strongly stands on its own — and kicks motherhood’s ass.”
Grade: A-
Seasons: 1
Available Via: FX, FX Now, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play

“BoJack Horseman”
“Netflix and creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg have made something profound, re-watchable and dense.”
Grade: A
Seasons: 3
Available Via: Netflix

“Broad City”
“Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer’s Comedy Central series enters its third season as on point as ever, with a few early episodes that are bound to become classics.”
Grade: A
Seasons: 3
Available Via: Hulu (Seasons 1 & 2), Comedy Central (Season 3), Amazon Video, iTunes, VUDU

“Catastrophe”
“Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan’s Amazon (and Channel 4) series digs deeper into the wonderful (and torturous) world of modern marriage in its intensely hysterical second season.”
Grade: A
Seasons: 2
Available Via: Amazon Prime

“The Expanse”
“‘The Expanse’ is something new, and it’s worth watching. Get caught up. Get engrossed. It’s worthy of that.”
Grade: A-
Seasons: 1
Available Via: SyFy, Amazon Video, VUDU

“The Get Down”
“An impassioned love story whipped into a frenzy by an even more fervid score, Netflix’s new original series delivers a diverse musical like we’ve never seen before — and certainly one never told like this.”
Grade: A
Seasons: 1 (Part 1, made up of six episodes, is out now. Part 2 will be released in 2017.)
Available Via: Netflix

“One Mississippi”
“Don’t let the tragicomic label scare you off. There’s a lot to love — and a lot of laughs — in Tig Notaro’s serialized debut.”
Grade: A
Seasons: 1
Available Via: Amazon Prime

“The Path”
“The first season of Jessica Goldberg’s cult drama will lure you in with the truth and hold you captive for its final thrilling hours.”
Grade: A
Seasons: 1
Available Via: Hulu

“Togetherness”
“Jay and Mark Duplass return for another insightful season of friendship, romance and growth in a series truly made for everyone.”
Grade: A
Seasons: 2
Available Via: HBO NOW, Amazon Video, iTunes, VUDU

“UnREAL”
“It’s a show that perfectly captures an intrinsic fact of life in production: Every project feels like it has life-or-death stakes. And when it’s a matter of life or death, blood tends to get spilled.
Grade: A-
Seasons: 2
Available Via: Hulu (Season 1), Lifetime, Amazon Video, Google Play

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“The Americans”
“For every fan who’s enjoyed the thrills of Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields’ FX drama for the past three seasons, get ready to reap the rewards.”
Grade: A
Seasons: 4
Available Via: Amazon (Seasons 1-3), FX (Season 4), Amazon Video, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play

“Better Call Saul”
“In general, ‘Saul’ is a show that really rewards the viewer’s attention to detail — because however much you might pick up on, there’s probably at least three levels of meaning you’re missing.”
Grade: A-
Seasons: 2
Available Via: Netflix (Season 1), AMC (Season 2), Amazon Video, VUDU

“House of Cards”
Considering how perfectly Season 4 blends past and present, such an intimidating final note should also serve as a beaming ray of hope for a series many were worried had peaked.”
Grade: A-
Seasons: 4
Available Via: 
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“Orange is the New Black”
“There are so few shows on television that really examine humanity in such a direct way. ‘Orange’ doesn’t hide behind metaphors or high-concept premises. It simply asks that you look these women in the eye, and remember that they’re looking back.”
Grade: A-
Seasons: 4
Available Via: Netflix (Seasons 1-4), Amazon Video, iTunes, Vudu & Google Play

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
“As the conversation rages on, ‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’ should serve as an essential voice in understanding more than we knew before. And that’s quite an accomplishment by itself.”
Grade: A
Seasons: 1
Available Via: FX NOW, Amazon Video, iTunes, VUDU

“South Park”
““South Park” never takes the easy route nor does it ever take it easy on anyone. For that, it’s become a voice worth hearing every year, and one we’ll be eager to engage with throughout Season 20.
Grade: A-
Seasons: 20
Available Via: Hulu, Comedy Central, Amazon Video, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play

“Veep”
“‘Veep’ continues to create magnificent opportunities for the phenomenon that is Julia Louis-Dreyfus. All hail the queen.”
Grade: A
Seasons: 5
Available Via: HBO NOW (Season 5), Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vudu, & Google Play (Seasons 1-4)

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