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The Greatest TV Shows of All-Time

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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 More
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      The Simpsons

      1989 More
      93
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      1993 More
      91
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      1972 More
      91
    5. 5
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      2007 More
      90
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      2011 More
      90
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      The Twilight Zone

      1959 More
      89
    8. 8
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      Seinfeld

      1989 More
      88
    9. 9
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      1994 More
      87
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      2008 More
      87
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      Cheers

      1982 More
      86
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      1987 More
      86
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      79
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      79
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      The Sopranos

      1999 More
      79
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      House

      2004 More
      78
    17. 17
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      1951 More
      78
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      The Carol Burnett Show

      1967 More
      77
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      1971 More
      77
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      1975 More
      76
    21. 21
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      1974 More
      75
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      The Walking Dead

      2010 More
      74
    23. 23
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      1960 More
      74
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      1960 More
      73
    25. 25
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      1987 More
      73
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      1993 More
      71
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      1978 More
      70
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      2002 More
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      1962 More
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      Lost

      2004 More
      69
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      Alfred Hitchcock Presents

      1955 More
      68
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      2006 More
      68
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      1997 More
      68
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      1984 More
      67
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      Family Guy

      1999 More
      67
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      Gilligan's Island

      1964 More
      67
    39. 39
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      1961 More
      67
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      1976 More
      67
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      1964 More
      65
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      1968 More
      65
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      1955 More
      65
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      1940 More
      65
    45. 45
      Up 501
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      1969 More
      65
    46. 46
      Up 426
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      1972 More
      64
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      1994 More
      63
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      1970 More
      63
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      Battlestar Galactica

      2004 More
      63
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      1990 More
      62
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