The Greatest TV Shows of All-Time TV Programs
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The Greatest 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
    Up 1153
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    most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    93
  2. 2
    Up 1419
    Down 951
    1966 More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 1178
    Down 727
    1972 More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 1114
    Down 966

    often listed
    Game of Thrones

    2011 More
    90
  5. 5
    Up 1241
    Down 933
    2007 More
    90
  6. 6
    Up 1299
    Down 905
    1993 More
    89
  7. 7
    Up 1193
    Down 561

    ranked low on reranks
    The Twilight Zone

    1959 More
    88
  8. 8
    Up 1145
    Down 923

    the people's #1
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    88
  9. 9
    Up 1239
    Down 1050
    2008 More
    88
  10. 10
    Up 1163
    Down 916
    1994 More
    87
  11. 11
    Up 997
    Down 588

    ranked low on reranks
    Cheers

    1982 More
    84
  12. 12
    Up 949
    Down 724
    1987 More
    84
  13. 13
    Up 1028
    Down 664
    79
  14. 14
    Up 871
    Down 608
    1951 More
    78
  15. 15
    Up 846
    Down 792
    1999 More
    78
  16. 16
    Up 1081
    Down 776
    1997 More
    78
  17. 17
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    Down 990

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Walking Dead

    2010 More
    77
  18. 18
    Up 751
    Down 751

    often listed
    House

    2004 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 772
    Down 582
    1971 More
    77
  20. 20
    Up 796
    Down 465
    1967 More
    76
  21. 21
    Up 758
    Down 660

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Saturday Night Live

    1975 More
    75
  22. 22
    Up 757
    Down 508
    1974 More
    75
  23. 23
    Up 754
    Down 511
    1960 More
    73
  24. 24
    Up 690
    Down 508
    1960 More
    72
  25. 25
    Up 753
    Down 557
    1987 More
    71
  26. 26
    Up 642
    Down 629
    1963 More
    70
  27. 27
    Up 619
    Down 402
    1962 More
    70
  28. 28
    Up 704
    Down 764
    1997 More
    70
  29. 29
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    Down 883
    2004 More
    70
  30. 30
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    1964-09-18 More
    69
  31. 31
    Up 610
    Down 593
    1993 More
    69
  32. 32
    Up 632
    Down 738

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    69
  33. 33
    Up 624
    Down 712

    often listed
    Firefly

    2002 More
    68
  34. 34
    Up 563
    Down 471
    1978 More
    68
  35. 35
    Up 610
    Down 465
    1976 More
    67
  36. 36
    Up 619
    Down 437

    ranked low on reranks
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents

    1955 More
    67
  37. 37
    Up 634
    Down 766

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dexter

    2006 More
    66
  38. 38
    Up 520
    Down 387
    1964 More
    66
  39. 39
    Up 540
    Down 501
    1984 More
    66
  40. 40
    Up 522
    Down 418
    1968 More
    65
  41. 41
    Up 638
    Down 507
    1964 More
    65
  42. 42
    Up 527
    Down 451
    1961 More
    65
  43. 43
    Up 559
    Down 491
    1969 More
    64
  44. 44
    Up 614
    Down 424
    1940 More
    64
  45. 45
    Up 277
    Down 278
    1994 More
    64
  46. 46
    Up 478
    Down 624

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Battlestar Galactica

    2004 More
    64
  47. 47
    Up 472
    Down 416
    1972 More
    64
  48. 48
    Up 511
    Down 409

    ranked low on reranks
    The Honeymooners

    1955 More
    64
  49. 49
    Up 419
    Down 427
    1970 More
    63
  50. 50
    Up 376
    Down 336
    1990 More
    63
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