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The Best TV Shows of Recent Memory

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

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  1. 1
    Up 1689
    Down 1255

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    95
  2. 2
    Up 2538
    Down 894

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 1469
    Down 1243

    often listed
    Friends

    1994 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 1514
    Down 1209
    1989 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 1580
    Down 972
    2008 More
    87
  6. 6
    Up 1472
    Down 882

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    85
  7. 7
    Up 1361
    Down 1066
    2006 More
    85
  8. 8
    Up 1260
    Down 1283

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    84
  9. 9
    Up 1172
    Down 622
    2011 More
    83
  10. 10
    Up 1357
    Down 1159

    controversial
    South Park

    1997 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1226
    Down 1095
    1999 More
    81
  12. 12
    Up 1027
    Down 787
    1993 More
    80
  13. 13
    Up 1130
    Down 786
    2004 More
    80
  14. 14
    Up 1109
    Down 1127

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    80
  15. 15
    Up 1230
    Down 986
    2003 More
    80
  16. 16
    Up 1021
    Down 872
    1999 More
    79
  17. 17
    Up 946
    Down 522

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    76
  18. 18
    Up 1206
    Down 924
    2005 More
    75
  19. 19
    Up 1046
    Down 907
    2009 More
    74
  20. 20
    Up 996
    Down 961

    controversial
    The Daily Show

    1996 More
    73
  21. 21
    Up 860
    Down 745
    1998 More
    71
  22. 22
    Up 761
    Down 521
    1987 More
    71
  23. 23
    Up 786
    Down 817

    the people's #1
    The Wire

    2002 More
    71
  24. 24
    Up 881
    Down 718
    2002 More
    71
  25. 25
    Up 873
    Down 804

    controversial
    Scrubs

    2001 More
    70
  26. 26
    Up 679
    Down 829

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    69
  27. 27
    Up 870
    Down 731
    1999 More
    69
  28. 28
    Up 611
    Down 624
    1963 More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 622
    Down 493
    1982 More
    67
  30. 30
    Up 655
    Down 461
    2001 More
    67
  31. 31
    Up 634
    Down 613
    1987 More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 637
    Down 647

    controversial
    Saturday Night Live

    1975 More
    65
  33. 33
    Up 704
    Down 620
    1990 More
    64
  34. 34
    Up 662
    Down 787

    controversial
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    64
  35. 35
    Up 573
    Down 700

    controversial
    Battlestar Galactica

    2004 More
    64
  36. 36
    Up 580
    Down 639
    2005 More
    62
  37. 37
    Up 507
    Down 594
    2005 More
    61
  38. 38
    Up 359
    Down 294

    ranked low on reranks
    Sherlock

    2010 More
    61
  39. 39
    Up 358
    Down 337
    2003 More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 534
    Down 634

    controversial
    Fringe

    2008 More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 543
    Down 476

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    60
  42. 42
    Up 344
    Down 450
    2001 More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 412
    Down 481
    2005 More
    60
  44. 44
    Up 504
    Down 574

    controversial
    Community

    2009 More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 465
    Down 507
    2001 More
    60
  46. 46
    Up 397
    Down 461
    2002 More
    60
  47. 47
    Up 361
    Down 368
    1990 More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 492
    Down 491
    1993 More
    59
    added by: Kym Parks
  49. 49
    Up 412
    Down 511
    2000 More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 394
    Down 636

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    58
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