The Greatest TV Shows of All-Time TV Programs
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The Greatest TV Shows of All-Time

List Criteria: Vote up and add all of your favorite TV shows of all time.

Choosing the greatest TV shows of all time means taking into account the best TV dramas, the best TV comedies, the best cartoons, and even the best TV miniseries to try and come up with a list that answers the question of "what is the best TV show ever?" If you're a fan of reality television - spoiler alert - it's not one of those shows. However, if you're looking for the top TV comedy series and the top TV dramas to fill the top slots on the list, you won't be disappointed. In addition to new favorites like Lost, classic TV sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld also fare well in the quest to answer the burning question of what are the top television shows ever.

Newer shows are currently dominating the top television shows list, but classic television shows like M*A*S*H and Star Trek are hot as well, and it's up to you to vote for your favorite TV show of all time to get it closer to the top of the list of the greatest television shows of all-time. If your choice for the best TV series ever isn't on the list yet, make sure to add it so others can share in the bright glow of what you consider to be the best television show ever.

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  1. 1
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    - 2236

    most listed
    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  2. 2
    + 2892
    - 2005

    ranked low on reranks
    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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  3. 3
    + 2271
    - 1640

    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  4. 4
    + 2596
    - 1983

    the people's #1
    Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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  5. 5
    + 2734
    - 2248

    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

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  6. 6
    + 2391
    - 1910

    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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  7. 7
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    - 1236

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    Morgan Freeman, Rod Serling, John McGiver

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  8. 8
    + 2537
    - 1813

    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  9. 9
    + 1943
    - 1454

    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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  10. 10
    + 1929
    - 1227

    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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  11. 11
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    - 1789

    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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  12. 12
    + 2528
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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  13. 13
    + 1588
    - 1545

    often listed
    Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

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  14. 14
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    - 1578

    added by TyroneArellano
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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  15. 15
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    - 1423

    Steve Buscemi, Jamie Lynn Sigler, James Gandolfini

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  16. 16
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    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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  17. 17
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    Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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  18. 18
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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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  19. 19
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    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Adam Sandler

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  20. 20
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  21. 21
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    - 1850

    Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln

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  22. 22
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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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  23. 23
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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  24. 24
    + 1348
    - 1210

    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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  25. 25
    + 1122
    - 940

    John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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  26. 26
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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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  27. 27
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  28. 28
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    - 1434

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, Mos Def

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  29. 29
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    - 886

    Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp

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  30. 30
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    - 915

    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  31. 31
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    - 954

    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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  32. 32
    + 1335
    - 925

    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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  33. 33
    + 800
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    Angie Harmon, Jill Hennessy, Michael Moriarty

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  34. 34
    + 1160
    - 1068

    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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  35. 35
    + 1314
    - 1544

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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  36. 36
    + 1233
    - 1256

    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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  37. 37
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    - 866

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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  38. 38
    + 958
    - 823

    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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  39. 39
    + 754
    - 896

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  40. 40
    + 1151
    - 899

    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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  41. 41
    + 1001
    - 797

    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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  42. 42
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    Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston

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  43. 43
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    June Foray, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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  44. 44
    + 777
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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  45. 45
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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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  46. 46
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  47. 47
    + 856
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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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  48. 48
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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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  49. 49
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

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  50. 50
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    ranked low on reranks
    Alfred Hitchcock

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