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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 hundreds 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 1791
    Down 1384

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    94
  2. 2
    Up 1621
    Down 1340

    often listed
    Friends

    1994 More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 1746
    Down 1138
    2008 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 1615
    Down 1314
    1989 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 1337
    Down 729
    2011 More
    86
  6. 6
    Up 1636
    Down 987

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    86
  7. 7
    Up 1402
    Down 1390

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 1463
    Down 1223
    2006 More
    85
  9. 9
    Up 1567
    Down 860

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    83
  10. 10
    Up 1261
    Down 875
    2004 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1428
    Down 1272
    1997 More
    83
  12. 12
    Up 1319
    Down 1190
    1999 More
    81
  13. 13
    Up 1179
    Down 1213
    2005 More
    81
  14. 14
    Up 1112
    Down 855
    1993 More
    81
  15. 15
    Up 1108
    Down 927
    1999 More
    81
  16. 16
    Up 1284
    Down 1075
    2003 More
    80
  17. 17
    Up 1080
    Down 636

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 1297
    Down 1024
    2005 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 1127
    Down 985
    2009 More
    75
  20. 20
    Up 946
    Down 802
    1998 More
    74
  21. 21
    Up 1043
    Down 1040
    1996 More
    73
  22. 22
    Up 833
    Down 576
    1987 More
    73
  23. 23
    Up 844
    Down 873

    the people's #1
    The Wire

    2002 More
    73
  24. 24
    Up 957
    Down 798
    2002 More
    73
  25. 25
    Up 939
    Down 863
    2001 More
    72
  26. 26
    Up 735
    Down 901

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    71
  27. 27
    Up 921
    Down 794
    1999 More
    71
  28. 28
    Up 674
    Down 685
    1963 More
    70
  29. 29
    Up 692
    Down 537
    1982 More
    69
  30. 30
    Up 720
    Down 510
    2001 More
    68
  31. 31
    Up 691
    Down 701
    1975 More
    67
  32. 32
    Up 689
    Down 673
    1987 More
    67
  33. 33
    Up 783
    Down 668
    1990 More
    67
  34. 34
    Up 449
    Down 353
    2010 More
    66
  35. 35
    Up 700
    Down 848
    2006 More
    66
  36. 36
    Up 621
    Down 766
    2004 More
    65
  37. 37
    Up 425
    Down 381
    2003 More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 586
    Down 692
    2008 More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 620
    Down 702
    2005 More
    64
  40. 40
    Up 495
    Down 564
    2005 More
    63
  41. 41
    Up 550
    Down 653
    2005 More
    63
  42. 42
    Up 601
    Down 528

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    63
  43. 43
    Up 396
    Down 504
    2001 More
    63
  44. 44
    Up 516
    Down 575
    2001 More
    62
  45. 45
    Up 539
    Down 631
    2009 More
    62
  46. 46
    Up 440
    Down 510
    2002 More
    62
  47. 47
    Up 417
    Down 415
    1990 More
    61
  48. 48
    Up 462
    Down 563
    2000 More
    61
  49. 49
    Up 559
    Down 539
    1993 More
    61
    added by: Kym Parks
  50. 50
    Up 440
    Down 719

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    61
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