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The 20 best TV shows of 2015 (and how to watch them online before next year starts)

Zachary M. Seward
By Zachary M. Seward

Chief executive officer

2015 was another amazing year for television—so good, in fact, that people started arguing there’s too much good TV in the United States, where a record 409 original series were aired. But you don’t have to watch it all, or all at once. Just watch what you love, and forget the rest.

To help you catch up, we’ve compiled the 20 best seasons of television that were broadcast in the US for the first time this year. We’ve included links to where you can find those seasons online, to assist in binge-watching. And at the end, there’s a legend describing how much each of these online video sources cost, from free to very expensive.

The top 20 (in alphabetical order)

How each video source charges

Free: Comedy Central
Pay TV subscription: FXNow, USA, USA Now
Premium TV subscription: HBO Go, Max Go
Standalone subscription: Amazon Prime, HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix
À la carte rental or purchase: Amazon, Google, iTunes, Vimeo, Vudu

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