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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    most listed
    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  2. 2
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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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  3. 3
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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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  4. 4
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    - 1920

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

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  5. 5
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    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

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  6. 6
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    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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  7. 7
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    Morgan Freeman, Rod Serling, John McGiver

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  8. 8
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    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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  9. 9
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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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  10. 10
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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  11. 11
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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  12. 12
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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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  13. 13
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    Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

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  14. 14
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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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  15. 15
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    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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    Steve Buscemi, Jamie Lynn Sigler, James Gandolfini

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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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    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Adam Sandler

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    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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    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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  25. 25
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    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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  26. 26
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  27. 27
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    John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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  28. 28
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    Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp

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    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, Mos Def

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  30. 30
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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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  31. 31
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    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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  33. 33
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    Angie Harmon, Jill Hennessy, Michael Moriarty

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  34. 34
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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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  35. 35
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    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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  36. 36
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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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  37. 37
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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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

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  39. 39
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    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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  40. 40
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    Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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    Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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    June Foray, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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  45. 45
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Ed Asner

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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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    Alfred Hitchcock

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    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

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