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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  1. 1
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    The X-Files

    1993 More
    97
  2. 2
    Up 829
    Down 555
    1966 More
    97
  3. 3
    Up 702
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    M*A*S*H

    1972 More
    90
  4. 4
    Up 773
    Down 624
    2008 More
    90
  5. 5
    Up 676
    Down 562
    1989 More
    90
  6. 6
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    the people's #1
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    89
  7. 7
    Up 649
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    2011 More
    89
  8. 8
    Up 733
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    2007 More
    88
  9. 9
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    The Twilight Zone

    1959 More
    88
  10. 10
    Up 657
    Down 566

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Friends

    1994 More
    87
  11. 11
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    1982 More
    86
  12. 12
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    Down 435
    1987 More
    86
  13. 13
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    82
  14. 14
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    1999 More
    81
  15. 15
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    1997 More
    79
  16. 16
    Up 517
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    1951 More
    79
  17. 17
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    The Walking Dead

    2010 More
    78
  18. 18
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    1971 More
    76
  19. 19
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    often listed
    House

    2004 More
    76
  20. 20
    Up 461
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    1967 More
    75
  21. 21
    Up 410
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    1960 More
    75
  22. 22
    Up 365
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    1964-09-18 More
    75
  23. 23
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    1975 More
    74
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    Lost

    2004 More
    74
  25. 25
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    1974 More
    73
  26. 26
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    1987 More
    73
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    Dexter

    2006 More
    71
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    Firefly

    2002 More
    71
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    The Andy Griffith Show

    1960 More
    71
  30. 30
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    Doctor Who

    1963 More
    70
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    Alfred Hitchcock Presents

    1955 More
    70
  32. 32
    Up 353
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    1962 More
    69
  33. 33
    Up 398
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    1964 More
    68
  34. 34
    Up 456
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    1997 More
    68
  35. 35
    Up 365
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    1993 More
    68
  36. 36
    Up 317
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    1961 More
    67
  37. 37
    Up 291
    Down 249
    1978 More
    67
  38. 38
    Up 287
    Down 297
    1984 More
    67
  39. 39
    Up 332
    Down 298
    1976 More
    66
  40. 40
    Up 277
    Down 203
    1964 More
    66
  41. 41
    Up 294
    Down 232
    1968 More
    66
  42. 42
    Up 390
    Down 473

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    Family Guy

    1999 More
    66
  43. 43
    Up 273
    Down 228
    1972 More
    65
  44. 44
    Up 261
    Down 215
    1955 More
    65
  45. 45
    Up 255
    Down 341

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Battlestar Galactica

    2004 More
    65
  46. 46
    Up 242
    Down 215
    1970 More
    65
  47. 47
    Up 255
    Down 179
    1984 More
    63
  48. 48
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    1969 More
    63
  49. 49
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    2000 More
    63
  50. 50
    Up 192
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    1962 More
    63
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