A-List Actors Who Starred On Some Wildly Underrated TV Shows

While many actors are known for certain roles that made them famous, that’s certainly not all the work they’ve done. Many A-list actors appeared on TV shows that you might not have heard of, shows that passed many by. Some of them missed out on proper promotion and others received some lukewarm reviews from critics–but based on audience reviews, viewers don’t agree.

Most of these television shows didn’t get high ratings when they aired. Instead, they became popular organically, as viewers discovered the shows for themselves. See which A-list actors appeared on these underrated TV shows that all have high audience scores from IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes!

State Of Grace Was Just The Beginning For These Young Actresses

Audiences would most likely know Alia Shawkat and Mae Whitman from their roles on Arrested Development, but the two of them had their own show before then. From 2001 to 2004, they were the leads on an ABC Family show called State of Grace.

two girls in state of grace
Fox Family Channel/ABC Family
Fox Family Channel/ABC Family

It was set in the mid-1960s and followed friends growing up with totally different backgrounds. There were only two seasons, but the show received favorable reviews, including an 8.2 out of 10 on IMDb. Shawkat and Whitman are now starring as the leads of their own TV shows with the former on Search Party and the latter on Good Girls.