In the Era of Peak TV, We Bet You Haven’t Heard of These 9 Shows (PHOTOS)

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Absentia (Streaming on Amazon Prime Video)

If you dig deep into the Amazon well, you can watch Castle‘s Stana Katic play an FBI agent in this series, which debuted in late 2017. Katic’s character disappears while hunting a serial killer — then shows up with amnesia six years later. Gossip Girl‘s Patrick Heusinger plays her husband (who, of course, remarried in the interim).

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Bad Blood (Streaming on Netflix)

No Taylor Swift-Katy Perry connection here, folks. Instead, this crime drama — which premiered in fall 2017 — stars Without a Trace‘s Anthony LaPaglia as a Canadian mafioso, Sons of Anarchy‘s Kim Coates as his rival, and Veronica Mars‘ Enrico Colantoni as the family consigliere.

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Burden of Truth (Streaming on The CW App)

In summer 2018, Smallville and Beauty and the Beast‘s Kristin Kreuk returned to The CW in this drama series, playing a corporate attorney who switches sides when she uncovers the horrors of the pharmaceutical company for which she works.

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Condor (Streaming on Audience Network)

Now that Mira Sorvino is no longer under Harvey Weinstein’s blacklist, you can catch her alongside Max Irons and William Hurt in this Audience drama, which kicked off in summer 2018. The first season focused on a young CIA analyst who survives the massacre of his R&D office and has to take on the whole military-industrial complex.

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C.B. Strike (Streaming on Amazon Prime Video with the Cinemax ad-on)

J.K. Rowling fans, take notice! The Harry Potter author’s detective series — which she penned under pseudonym Robert Galbraith — got a TV adaptation with this British series which debuted on Cinemax in 2018.

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Inside Edge (Amazon Prime Video)

This Indian-American production, currently streaming on Amazon after premiering in 2017, was nominated for Best Drama at the International Emmy Awards. The show exposes the sex, money, and power behind a (fictional) cricket team.

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Mary Kills People (Streaming on Amazon Prime Video)

Have you ever in your life seen a better title? This show, which premiered in early 2017 on Lifetime, isn’t your typical medical drama. Hannibal alum Caroline Dhavernas plays an ER doctor who has a side hustle of providing assisted suicide.

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Next of Kin (Streaming on Sundance Now)

Sundance Now has picked up Archie Panjabi‘s British TV series, which debuted earlier in 2018. The Good Wife alum plays a London doctor whose brother is abducted on the same day of a terrorist attack, throwing her into life into chaos as she searches for answers.

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Pure (Coming Soon to WGN America)

Remember how Banshee was based in a crime-ridden Amish community? This WGN America drama, which premieres in early 2019, is based in a crime-ridden Mennonite community! In the show, a pastor bites off more than he can chew by taking on a drug trafficking ring.

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Our poor DVRs are already maxed out with shows we’ve been meaning to watch… and we haven’t even reached the peak of Peak TV!

The number of English-language scripted originals hit a record 495 this year, and FX CEO John Landgraf predicts that tally will hit 530 next year. No one can keep up with every show, so here are some current dramas we’re guessing you missed!