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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    most listed Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  2. 2
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    ranked low on reranks William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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  3. 3
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    the people's #1 Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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    Alan Alda, David Ogden Stiers, Jamie Farr

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    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Larry David

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  6. 6
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    ranked low on reranks Morgan Freeman, Rod Serling, John McGiver

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    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  9. 9
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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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    Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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  12. 12
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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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

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  14. 14
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    often listed Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

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  15. 15
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    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Steve Buscemi, Jamie Lynn Sigler, James Gandolfini

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln

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    ranked low on reranks Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Adam Sandler

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    Rob Reiner, Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

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    often listed Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

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    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Tony Danza

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    Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp

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    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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    John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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    ranked low on reranks Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, Paul Lynde

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

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    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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    ranked low on reranks Jim Cummings, Ken Weatherwax, Anjelica Huston

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    Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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    + 1004
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    ranked low on reranks Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Jim Backus

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Angie Harmon, Jill Hennessy, Michael Moriarty

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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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

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    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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

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    ranked low on reranks Alfred Hitchcock

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    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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    ranked low on reranks June Foray, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

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    Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Marcia Wallace

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