2015 The Best Shows Currently on the Air

617k votes 347k views 265 items Embed

List Rules Only shows on TV right now - including series that are on hiatus or seasonal breaks.

What are the best shows currently on the air? Some of the entries on this list are without question among the greatest TV shows of all time. Fortunately for us, they haven't been cancelled, and they're still thrilling us with great drama, hilarious comedy, and outstanding storylines. Which TV show that's airing right now is the best? That's for you to decide, with your votes. Be sure to add any of your current favorite TV shows that aren't listed, too. You can also re-rank this list any way you like!

If you had to choose just a few top shows airing today, which currently airing TV programs do you believe are the best? Several outstanding premium cable original programs are among the most popular shows on this list, including HBO's Game of Thrones, Showtime's Homeland, and AMC's The Walking Dead. Netflix is also home to some of these titles, including House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Many of these are also the highest rated tv shows according to critics and audience polls. 

Hopefully, all of these great shows, from old favorites like Modern Family to newer hits like Better Call Saul, will remain on the air for years to come. But even if some shows end too soon, the greats will till be remembered as some of the best TV shows of recent memory, don't you think?

1
+ - 10,142 5,502
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage Kit Harington

The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows The Best Cartoons of the '90s

2
+ - 8,387 5,903
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal Sarah Wayne Callies

3
+ - 5,839 4,127
Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman Una Stubbs

4
+ - 5,409 4,987
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara Julie Bowen

5
+ - 6,969 5,934
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons Kaley Cuoco

6
+ - 7,789 3,885
Outlander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan Tobias Menzies

7
+ - 4,749 4,569
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright Julie Kavner

8
+ - 4,577 4,621
South Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone Isaac Hayes

9
+ - 4,292 4,324
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles Jim Beave

10
+ - 3,866 3,767
American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates Angela Bassett

11
+ - 3,335 2,714
House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
House of Cards Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill Robin Wright

12
+ - 3,231 3,882
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman Matt Smith

13
+ - 3,828 3,343
Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks Taryn Manning

14
+ - 3,863 3,974
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein Seth Green

15
+ - 3,288 3,940
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison Lana Parrilla

The Best Single Season Cancelled Shows 31 Times You've Seen The Walking Dead Actors Before

16
+ - 2,915 2,181
Vikings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Vikings Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen Gustaf Skarsgård

17
+ - 2,414 1,962
Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Better Call Saul Bob Odenkirk, Michael Mando Jonathan Banks

18
+ - 3,260 3,544
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy David Ramsey

19
+ - 3,182 3,060
Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler Thomas Gibson

20
+ - 577 195
Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Stranger Things Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown Finn Wolfhard

21
+ - 3,614 3,672
NCIS is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly Pauley Perrette

22
+ - 1,193 704
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Daredevil Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio Deborah Ann Woll

23
+ - 2,626 1,934
The Flash is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton Danielle Panabaker

24
+ - 2,434 3,450
Homeland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin Rupert Friend

25
+ - 2,569 3,604
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson Max Greenfield

26
+ - 2,288 1,940
Gotham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Gotham Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith Donal Logue

27
+ - 2,120 1,971
Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni Ice-T

28
+ - 2,575 2,348
The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone Diego Klattenhoff

29
+ - 2,557 2,972
It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton Rob McElhenney

The Best Current Black TV Shows 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs

30
+ - 2,176 2,065
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen Brett Dalton

31
+ - 2,458 3,048
Archer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Archer H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer Amber Nash

32
+ - 2,027 2,889
Elementary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Elementary Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu Aidan Quinn

33
+ - 2,628 2,957
bones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz Michaela Conlin

34
+ - 2,238 1,928
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon, The Roots Steve Higgins

35
+ - 753 553
Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor Eka Darville

36
+ - 1,933 2,455
Grimm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Grimm David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell Sasha Roiz

37
+ - 2,121 2,982
The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
The Daily Show Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert John Oliver

38
+ - 1,752 1,950
True Detective is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
True Detective Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell Rachel McAdams

39
+ - 2,303 2,541
Suits is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Suits Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams Meghan Markle

40
+ - 1,436 1,633
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Fargo Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman Allison Tolman

41
+ - 1,808 1,994
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz Terry Crews

42
+ - 1,772 2,133
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson Seth Meyers

43
+ - 916 881
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree Thomas McDonell

The Best Current CBS Comedy Shows The Best Coconut Oil Brands

44
+ - 1,431 2,027
Shameless is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Shameless Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy Ethan Cutkosky

45
+ - 238 129
Westworld is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Westworld Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal Clifton Collins Jr.

46
+ - 1,541 1,932
Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Bates Motel Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore Max Thieriot

47
+ - 1,387 2,520
Louie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Louie Louis C.K., Hadley Delany Ursula Parker

48
+ - 455 370
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Lucifer Tom Ellis, Lauren German Kevin Alejandro

49
+ - 1,717 2,297
American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
American Dad! Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal Dee Bradley Baker

50
+ - 1,209 1,297
Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air