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The Best Shows Currently on the Air

List Criteria: 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?

The Best Shows Currently on the Air TV Programs
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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    Paul Giamatti, Maggie Smith, Shirley MacLaine Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Emma Roberts, Jessica Lange, Connie Britton Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Tom Baker, Eric Roberts, Jon Pertwee

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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Mara, Robin Wright

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    Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Alexander Ludwig Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Bob Odenkirk, Michael McKean, Jonathan Banks

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    Ed Helms, Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry

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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

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    Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson

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    James Spader, Megan Boone, Parminder Nagra

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    Lucy Liu, Natalie Dormer, Jonny Lee Miller

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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tamara Taylor

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    Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

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    Rachel McAdams, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell

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    Katy Perry

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    Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg

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    Robert Lee, Scottie Chapman, Christine Chamberlain

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    Gina Torres, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sarah Shahi, Taraji P. Henson, Jim Caviezel

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    Elisabeth Shue, Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson

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