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The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

List Criteria: Only serialized shows that are currently available to watch instantly on Netflix and were originally intended for TV. No movies.

The best streaming Netflix TV shows include some great television dramas, sci-fi/adventure shows, sitcoms, and reality TV programs. What are the best shows on Netflix? With so many choices, how can anyone decide which show to watch? Some might opt to revisit old favorites, like "Dawson's Creek" and "The Wonder Years," while other viewers are looking to check out some more recent TV shows that they missed during their original runs. What TV shows are streaming on Netflix? This list is all about deciding which Netflix streaming TV shows are the ones that are must-see television. Be sure to vote for your personal favorites, and vote down any shows you just couldn't get through. Also, feel free to add any great streaming Netflix shows that aren't listed.

Having a lot of options is not exactly a bad thing, but with the multitude of available Netflix streaming television programs, it can be a little overwhelming. Sure, Netflix "suggests" shows for you, but let's face it: Sometimes that doesn't work out so well. Just because you adore "Downton Abbey" does not mean you'll necessarily go for "The Tudors," for example. Hopefully, if you're on the fence about committing to a particular streaming TV show on Netflix, this list can help you out a bit.

Whether you're into heavier dramas like "Breaking Bad," "The Killing," and "Man Men," first-rate sitcoms like "30 Rock" and "Parks and Recreation," or the excellent science fiction TV programs like "Battlestar Galactica," you can easily get sucked in to a new favorite show watching Netflix streaming. There really is something out there for everyone!
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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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    often listed & added by Pageturner William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    added by chris.n.salem Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Adam Sandler SNL is a live show containing a hilarious cast that performs live sketches, skits and ...

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    the people's #1 & often listed Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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    added by LanaYoshii Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Scott Thompson

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Robin Thicke, Fred Savage, Danica McKellar

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    Heather Graham, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sherilyn Fenn

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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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    added by MichaelAaronPate Amy Jo Johnson, Alex Borstein, Cerina Vincent

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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Christopher Eccleston, Robbie Coltrane, Ricky Tomlinson

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    often listed & added by gamedemon24 Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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    Laraine Newman, Tress MacNeille, Kath Soucie

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    Katie Holmes, Jensen Ackles, Michelle Williams

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    Jennifer Garner, Keri Russell, Scott Speedman

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Felicity Huffman, Josh Charles, Robert Guillaume

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    Kevin James, Patton Oswalt, Leah Remini

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    added by MichaelAaronPate Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel

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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

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    added by LindsaySwanton Mary-Louise Parker, Rob Lowe, Martin Sheen

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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

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    Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

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    Mark Tewksbury, Lynne Adams, Brooks Moore

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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    Ellen Page, Brian Austin Green, Mike Smith

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Seth Rogen, Charlie Hunnam, Jason Segel

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    Jennifer Garner, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Nichols

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    Jeff Goldblum, Alicia Witt, Paul Wesley

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    ranked low on reranks & added by DavidBlanchard Kristin Kreuk, Laura Vandervoort, Jensen Ackles

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    ranked low on reranks Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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    added by Pageturner Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Paul Wesley

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    Tony Shalhoub, Melora Hardin, Ted Levine

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    Ben Collins, Perry McCarthy

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    often listed Richard Armitage, Sophia Myles, David Oyelowo

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    Charlize Theron, Ron Howard, Portia de Rossi

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    added by es7176 Rebecca Gayheart, Mandy Patinkin, Jasmine Guy

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    Bradley Cooper, Sanaa Lathan, Julian McMahon

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    ranked low on reranks & added by susanrobeoltman Sophia Bush, Jana Kramer, Danneel Ackles

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    Rachel Blanchard, David Mitchell, Olivia Colman

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    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

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    added by Pageturner Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

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    added by LizBurritt Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Lyndsy Fonseca

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Tatum O'Neal, Denis Leary, Charles Durning

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    ranked low on reranks & added by LanaYoshii Brooke Nevin, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Peter Coyote

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    added by LanaYoshii Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

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    Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tamara Taylor

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