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 1293
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    1966 More
    95
  2. 2
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 1073
    Down 636
    1972 More
    90
  4. 4
    Up 1226
    Down 800
    1993 More
    90
  5. 5
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    2011 More
    90
  6. 6
    Up 1126
    Down 824
    2007 More
    90
  7. 7
    Up 1037
    Down 835

    the people's #1
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    88
  8. 8
    Up 1077
    Down 500

    ranked low on reranks
    The Twilight Zone

    1959 More
    87
  9. 9
    Up 1048
    Down 822
    1994 More
    87
  10. 10
    Up 1126
    Down 938
    2008 More
    87
  11. 11
    Up 908
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    Cheers

    1982 More
    85
  12. 12
    Up 851
    Down 654
    1987 More
    84
  13. 13
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    Down 602
    79
  14. 14
    Up 987
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    1997 More
    78
  15. 15
    Up 772
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Sopranos

    1999 More
    78
  16. 16
    Up 682
    Down 671

    often listed
    House

    2004 More
    78
  17. 17
    Up 800
    Down 540
    1951 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 725
    Down 409
    1967 More
    76
  19. 19
    Up 703
    Down 522
    1971 More
    76
  20. 20
    Up 697
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    1975 More
    76
  21. 21
    Up 683
    Down 457
    1974 More
    75
  22. 22
    Up 785
    Down 901

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Walking Dead

    2010 More
    75
  23. 23
    Up 620
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    1960 More
    73
  24. 24
    Up 674
    Down 459
    1960 More
    72
  25. 25
    Up 679
    Down 496
    1987 More
    72
  26. 26
    Up 548
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    1993 More
    70
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    1964-09-18 More
    70
  28. 28
    Up 504
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    1978 More
    69
  29. 29
    Up 564
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    1963 More
    69
  30. 30
    Up 610
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    2004 More
    69
  31. 31
    Up 634
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    1997 More
    68
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    Up 549
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    1962 More
    68
  33. 33
    Up 557
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    2002 More
    68
  34. 34
    Up 572
    Down 673
    1999 More
    68
  35. 35
    Up 561
    Down 394

    ranked low on reranks
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents

    1955 More
    67
  36. 36
    Up 577
    Down 692

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dexter

    2006 More
    67
  37. 37
    Up 476
    Down 452
    1984 More
    67
  38. 38
    Up 581
    Down 454
    1964 More
    66
  39. 39
    Up 546
    Down 420
    1976 More
    66
  40. 40
    Up 486
    Down 405
    1961 More
    66
  41. 41
    Up 459
    Down 341
    1964 More
    65
  42. 42
    Up 462
    Down 373
    1968 More
    65
  43. 43
    Up 468
    Down 358
    1955 More
    64
  44. 44
    Up 549
    Down 386
    1940 More
    64
  45. 45
    Up 506
    Down 444
    1969 More
    64
  46. 46
    Up 431
    Down 373
    1972 More
    64
  47. 47
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    1994 More
    62
  48. 48
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    1970 More
    62
  49. 49
    Up 428
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    2004 More
    62
  50. 50
    Up 313
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    1990 More
    62
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