The Greatest TV Shows of All-Time TV Programs

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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    most listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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  2. 2
    + 3680
    - 2733

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

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  3. 3
    + 3517
    - 2680

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

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  4. 4
    + 3784
    - 2897


    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Bob Odenkirk

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  5. 5
    + 2912
    - 2194


    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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  6. 6
    + 3454
    - 2456


    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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  7. 7
    + 3158
    - 2474


    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David

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  8. 8
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    - 1638

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    Morgan Freeman, Morgan Brittany, Rod Serling

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  9. 9
    + 2509
    - 1959


    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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  10. 10
    + 2426
    - 1639


    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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  11. 11
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    - 2300


    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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  12. 12
    + 3229
    - 2694


    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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  13. 13
    + 2130
    - 1996


    Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Laurie

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  14. 14
    + 2077
    - 1527


    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz

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  15. 15
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    Steve Buscemi, Jamie Lynn Sigler, James Gandolfini

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  16. 16
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    - 2057

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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  17. 17
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    - 1122


    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Andrew Scott

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  18. 18
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    - 2357

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Lauren Cohan, Andrew Lincoln, Laurie Holden

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  19. 19
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    Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Eddie Murphy

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  20. 20
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  21. 21
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    - 1468


    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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    Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway

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  23. 23
    + 1766
    - 1575


    Tom Baker, Eric Roberts, Jon Pertwee

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  24. 24
    + 1921
    - 1849


    Isaac Hayes, Matt Stone, Trey Parker

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  25. 25
    + 1429
    - 1235


    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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  26. 26
    + 1650
    - 1251


    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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    - 1803

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Yvonne Strahovski, Julie Benz, John Lithgow

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    - 1083


    Johnny Carson

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    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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    - 1909

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Culp

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    Kelsey Grammer, Brittany Murphy, Stephen King

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    Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Andy Kaufman

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    Angie Harmon, Jill Hennessy, Dianne Wiest

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    - 1529


    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Heather Graham, Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke

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    + 1403
    - 1099

    ranked low on reranks
    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Louise Gold

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    - 988

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

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    + 1180
    - 1073


    Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie

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    - 1106


    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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    - 1144


    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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    - 1046


    Elizabeth Montgomery, Paul Lynde, Agnes Moorehead

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  44. 44
    + 1458
    - 1689

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Mila Kunis, Lacey Chabert, Seth MacFarlane

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  45. 45
    + 1154
    - 1350

    often listed
    Grace Park, Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer

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    - 1316


    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Barbara Feldon, Stacy Keach, Don Adams

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    Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Art Fleming

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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    - 1008

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

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