The Best TV Shows of Recent Memory TV Programs
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The Best TV Shows of Recent Memory

List Criteria: Only series that have been on the air in the last 20 years

This best TV show list represents the combined opinions of thousands of TV fans. Anyone can vote on this list of the best TV shows of recent memory, making this list a truly trustworthy way to find the best TV show. You can even add your own list to these TV show rankings.

What are the best TV shows of recent memory? Whether you're looking for the best TV shows to add to your Netflix queue or you just want to share your picks for the best TV series of the last few decades, this is the place to tune in to the tastes of TV fans around the world.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 1834
    Down 1444

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    94
  2. 2
    Up 1683
    Down 1397
    1994 More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 1663
    Down 1371
    1989 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 1814
    Down 1222
    2008 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 1711
    Down 1042

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    87
  6. 6
    Up 1411
    Down 801
    2011 More
    86
  7. 7
    Up 1461
    Down 1436

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 1504
    Down 1276
    2006 More
    85
  9. 9
    Up 1663
    Down 896

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    84
  10. 10
    Up 1472
    Down 1306
    1997 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1302
    Down 925
    2004 More
    83
  12. 12
    Up 1359
    Down 1230
    1999 More
    82
  13. 13
    Up 1153
    Down 895
    1993 More
    81
  14. 14
    Up 1214
    Down 1246

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    81
  15. 15
    Up 1150
    Down 951
    1999 More
    81
  16. 16
    Up 1305
    Down 1109
    2003 More
    80
  17. 17
    Up 1134
    Down 677

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 1339
    Down 1066
    2005 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 1168
    Down 1013
    2009 More
    76
  20. 20
    Up 974
    Down 832
    1998 More
    74
  21. 21
    Up 1067
    Down 1069
    1996 More
    73
  22. 22
    Up 859
    Down 605
    1987 More
    73
  23. 23
    Up 868
    Down 898

    the people's #1
    The Wire

    2002 More
    72
  24. 24
    Up 962
    Down 889
    2001 More
    72
  25. 25
    Up 983
    Down 839
    2002 More
    72
  26. 26
    Up 760
    Down 922

    often listed
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    71
  27. 27
    Up 941
    Down 823
    1999 More
    71
  28. 28
    Up 713
    Down 711
    1963 More
    70
  29. 29
    Up 715
    Down 561
    1982 More
    69
  30. 30
    Up 746
    Down 530
    2001 More
    69
  31. 31
    Up 817
    Down 690
    1990 More
    67
  32. 32
    Up 710
    Down 732
    1975 More
    67
  33. 33
    Up 710
    Down 701
    1987 More
    67
  34. 34
    Up 480
    Down 391
    2010 More
    66
  35. 35
    Up 717
    Down 872
    2006 More
    66
  36. 36
    Up 634
    Down 791
    2004 More
    65
  37. 37
    Up 447
    Down 403
    2003 More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 611
    Down 713
    2008 More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 645
    Down 726
    2005 More
    64
  40. 40
    Up 631
    Down 549

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    63
  41. 41
    Up 570
    Down 682
    2005 More
    63
  42. 42
    Up 519
    Down 605
    2005 More
    63
  43. 43
    Up 415
    Down 531
    2001 More
    62
  44. 44
    Up 589
    Down 563
    1993 More
    62
    added by: Kym Parks
  45. 45
    Up 560
    Down 658
    2009 More
    62
  46. 46
    Up 535
    Down 608
    2001 More
    62
  47. 47
    Up 451
    Down 537
    2002 More
    62
  48. 48
    Up 433
    Down 439
    1990 More
    61
  49. 49
    Up 476
    Down 585
    2000 More
    61
  50. 50
    Up 461
    Down 765

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    61
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