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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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    1966

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    most listed 1989

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    2007

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    the people's #1 2011

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    ranked low on reranks 1972

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    1989

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    ranked low on reranks 1959

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    1993

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    2008

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    1982

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    1951

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    1999

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    1997

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    often listed 2004

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2010

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    1971

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    1967

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    1960

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    1997

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    1987

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

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    1964-09-18

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    1993

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    1962

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1999

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    ranked low on reranks 1976

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2002

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    ranked low on reranks 1978

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2006

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    1955

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    1968

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    1984

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    1964

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    1964

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    1961

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    ranked low on reranks 1940

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

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    1955

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    1990

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    1994

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