tv programs The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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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?

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Sherlock 2010

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Outlander 2014

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
South Park 1997

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Doctor Who 1963

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Family Guy 1999

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Vikings 2013

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Arrow Oct. 10th, 2012

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
NCIS 2003

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Daredevil 2015

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
The Flash 2014

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Homeland 2011

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
New Girl 2011

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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelp... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Archer 2009

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Elementary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Elementary 2012

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bones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Bones 2005

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Grimm 2011

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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Suits is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Suits 2011

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Fargo 2014

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
The 100 2013

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Shameless 2011

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Bates Motel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Louie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Louie 2010

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air
Lucifer 2015

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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air

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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Shows Currently on the Air