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 1818
    Down 1423

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    94
  2. 2
    Up 1657
    Down 1379
    1994 More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 1646
    Down 1352
    1989 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 1792
    Down 1197
    2008 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 1685
    Down 1021

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    86
  6. 6
    Up 1441
    Down 1417

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    86
  7. 7
    Up 1380
    Down 780
    2011 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 1494
    Down 1259
    2006 More
    85
  9. 9
    Up 1633
    Down 883

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    84
  10. 10
    Up 1454
    Down 1296
    1997 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1290
    Down 913
    2004 More
    83
  12. 12
    Up 1347
    Down 1217
    1999 More
    81
  13. 13
    Up 1203
    Down 1238
    2005 More
    81
  14. 14
    Up 1140
    Down 944
    1999 More
    81
  15. 15
    Up 1140
    Down 885
    1993 More
    81
  16. 16
    Up 1298
    Down 1099
    2003 More
    80
  17. 17
    Up 1116
    Down 664

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 1325
    Down 1053
    2005 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 1153
    Down 1005
    2009 More
    75
  20. 20
    Up 961
    Down 826
    1998 More
    73
  21. 21
    Up 1055
    Down 1062
    1996 More
    73
  22. 22
    Up 858
    Down 892

    the people's #1
    The Wire

    2002 More
    73
  23. 23
    Up 848
    Down 597
    1987 More
    73
  24. 24
    Up 973
    Down 828
    2002 More
    72
  25. 25
    Up 955
    Down 883
    2001 More
    72
  26. 26
    Up 755
    Down 914

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    72
  27. 27
    Up 931
    Down 815
    1999 More
    71
  28. 28
    Up 705
    Down 699
    1963 More
    70
  29. 29
    Up 707
    Down 554
    1982 More
    69
  30. 30
    Up 735
    Down 524
    2001 More
    68
  31. 31
    Up 806
    Down 681
    1990 More
    67
  32. 32
    Up 705
    Down 722
    1975 More
    67
  33. 33
    Up 703
    Down 688
    1987 More
    67
  34. 34
    Up 712
    Down 862
    2006 More
    66
  35. 35
    Up 467
    Down 380
    2010 More
    65
  36. 36
    Up 632
    Down 781
    2004 More
    65
  37. 37
    Up 439
    Down 394
    2003 More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 601
    Down 707
    2008 More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 635
    Down 720
    2005 More
    64
  40. 40
    Up 514
    Down 594
    2005 More
    63
  41. 41
    Up 563
    Down 673
    2005 More
    63
  42. 42
    Up 620
    Down 544

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    63
  43. 43
    Up 410
    Down 524
    2001 More
    63
  44. 44
    Up 557
    Down 649
    2009 More
    62
  45. 45
    Up 529
    Down 600
    2001 More
    62
  46. 46
    Up 449
    Down 528
    2002 More
    62
  47. 47
    Up 578
    Down 557
    1993 More
    61
    added by: Kym Parks
  48. 48
    Up 471
    Down 577
    2000 More
    61
  49. 49
    Up 454
    Down 753

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    61
  50. 50
    Up 422
    Down 432
    1990 More
    61
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