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RANKED: The 20 best new TV shows right now, according to critics

Business Insider Logo By Jethro Nededog of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 21: <p>There are more than 40 new shows <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/when-shows-premiere-in-2017-1?utm_source=msn.com&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=msn-slideshow&amp;utm_campaign=bodyurl">premiering this winter and spring</a>.</p><p> Most people don't have the time to watch everything that's coming out, no matter how good the TV show.</p><p> The problem now is we have to become really selective. Some of the stuff that made it to our TV screens a year or two ago just doesn't hold up any longer compared to the competition.</p><p> Cable, the streaming companies, and even broadcast are taking viewers to bold new places - from HBO's "The Young Pope" to FX's "Legion" and Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events."</p><p> But where should you start? </p><p><a href="http://www.metacritic.com/tv">Metacritic</a>keeps track of a curated group of critics, assigns each review a number according to how positive or negative it was, and then creates a weighted average score for each show.</p><p><strong>Here are the 20 most critically acclaimed new TV shows of winter and spring 2017 so far, according to Metacritic:</strong></p>

There are more than 40 new shows premiering this winter and spring.

Most people don't have the time to watch everything that's coming out, no matter how good the TV show.

The problem now is we have to become really selective. Some of the stuff that made it to our TV screens a year or two ago just doesn't hold up any longer compared to the competition.

Cable, the streaming companies, and even broadcast are taking viewers to bold new places - from HBO's "The Young Pope" to FX's "Legion" and Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events."

But where should you start?

Metacritickeeps track of a curated group of critics, assigns each review a number according to how positive or negative it was, and then creates a weighted average score for each show.

Here are the 20 most critically acclaimed new TV shows of winter and spring 2017 so far, according to Metacritic:

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