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 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 1792
    Down 1400

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    94
  2. 2
    Up 1626
    Down 1355

    often listed
    Friends

    1994 More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 1628
    Down 1323
    1989 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 1754
    Down 1160
    2008 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 1646
    Down 998

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    86
  6. 6
    Up 1342
    Down 746
    2011 More
    86
  7. 7
    Up 1408
    Down 1396

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 1468
    Down 1237
    2006 More
    85
  9. 9
    Up 1583
    Down 866

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    83
  10. 10
    Up 1430
    Down 1280
    1997 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1267
    Down 890

    ranked low on reranks
    House

    2004 More
    83
  12. 12
    Up 1324
    Down 1198
    1999 More
    81
  13. 13
    Up 1120
    Down 860
    1993 More
    81
  14. 14
    Up 1182
    Down 1223

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    81
  15. 15
    Up 1112
    Down 932
    1999 More
    81
  16. 16
    Up 1285
    Down 1081
    2003 More
    80
  17. 17
    Up 1086
    Down 648

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 1303
    Down 1032
    2005 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 1131
    Down 992
    2009 More
    75
  20. 20
    Up 948
    Down 808
    1998 More
    74
  21. 21
    Up 1047
    Down 1045
    1996 More
    73
  22. 22
    Up 836
    Down 582
    1987 More
    73
  23. 23
    Up 847
    Down 879

    the people's #1
    The Wire

    2002 More
    73
  24. 24
    Up 959
    Down 810
    2002 More
    72
  25. 25
    Up 945
    Down 868
    2001 More
    72
  26. 26
    Up 740
    Down 904

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    71
  27. 27
    Up 925
    Down 798
    1999 More
    71
  28. 28
    Up 684
    Down 688
    1963 More
    70
  29. 29
    Up 695
    Down 542
    1982 More
    69
  30. 30
    Up 724
    Down 514
    2001 More
    68
  31. 31
    Up 693
    Down 707
    1975 More
    67
  32. 32
    Up 791
    Down 672
    1990 More
    67
  33. 33
    Up 691
    Down 679
    1987 More
    67
  34. 34
    Up 454
    Down 361
    2010 More
    66
  35. 35
    Up 701
    Down 852
    2006 More
    66
  36. 36
    Up 625
    Down 771
    2004 More
    65
  37. 37
    Up 429
    Down 386
    2003 More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 592
    Down 697
    2008 More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 627
    Down 708
    2005 More
    64
  40. 40
    Up 499
    Down 578
    2005 More
    63
  41. 41
    Up 556
    Down 660
    2005 More
    63
  42. 42
    Up 606
    Down 534

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    63
  43. 43
    Up 400
    Down 510
    2001 More
    63
  44. 44
    Up 548
    Down 638
    2009 More
    62
  45. 45
    Up 520
    Down 584
    2001 More
    62
  46. 46
    Up 442
    Down 517
    2002 More
    62
  47. 47
    Up 567
    Down 546
    1993 More
    61
    added by: Kym Parks
  48. 48
    Up 464
    Down 569
    2000 More
    61
  49. 49
    Up 417
    Down 423
    1990 More
    61
  50. 50
    Up 444
    Down 732

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    61
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