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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 1682
    Down 1245

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    95
  2. 2
    Up 2519
    Down 888

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 1464
    Down 1234

    often listed
    Friends

    1994 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 1575
    Down 961
    2008 More
    87
  5. 5
    Up 1504
    Down 1203

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    87
  6. 6
    Up 1458
    Down 874

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    85
  7. 7
    Up 1355
    Down 1057

    ranked low on reranks
    Dexter

    2006 More
    85
  8. 8
    Up 1249
    Down 1273

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    84
  9. 9
    Up 1168
    Down 611
    2011 More
    84
  10. 10
    Up 1355
    Down 1150

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    South Park

    1997 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1219
    Down 1087

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    81
  12. 12
    Up 1026
    Down 779

    ranked low on reranks
    The X-Files

    1993 More
    80
  13. 13
    Up 1125
    Down 778

    ranked low on reranks
    House

    2004 More
    80
  14. 14
    Up 1104
    Down 1120

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    80
  15. 15
    Up 1228
    Down 977
    2003 More
    80
  16. 16
    Up 1017
    Down 865

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Sopranos

    1999 More
    79
  17. 17
    Up 941
    Down 515

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    76
  18. 18
    Up 1204
    Down 916

    ranked low on reranks
    How I Met Your Mother

    2005 More
    75
  19. 19
    Up 1041
    Down 900

    often listed
    Modern Family

    2009 More
    74
  20. 20
    Up 994
    Down 952

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Daily Show

    1996 More
    73
  21. 21
    Up 857
    Down 740
    1998 More
    71
  22. 22
    Up 755
    Down 516

    ranked low on reranks
    Married... with Children

    1987 More
    71
  23. 23
    Up 878
    Down 710
    2002 More
    70
  24. 24
    Up 784
    Down 810

    the people's #1 &often listed
    The Wire

    2002 More
    70
  25. 25
    Up 870
    Down 798

    controversial
    Scrubs

    2001 More
    70
  26. 26
    Up 867
    Down 726

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    1999 More
    69
  27. 27
    Up 676
    Down 823

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    69
  28. 28
    Up 605
    Down 617

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Doctor Who

    1963 More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 620
    Down 487

    ranked low on reranks
    Cheers

    1982 More
    67
  30. 30
    Up 655
    Down 454
    2001 More
    67
  31. 31
    Up 632
    Down 607

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    1987 More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 635
    Down 641

    often listed &controversial
    Saturday Night Live

    1975 More
    65
  33. 33
    Up 701
    Down 614
    1990 More
    64
  34. 34
    Up 662
    Down 779

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    63
  35. 35
    Up 573
    Down 692

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Battlestar Galactica

    2004 More
    63
  36. 36
    Up 576
    Down 634

    ranked low on reranks
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    2005 More
    62
  37. 37
    Up 504
    Down 589

    often listed
    The Colbert Report

    2005 More
    61
  38. 38
    Up 356
    Down 288

    ranked low on reranks
    Sherlock

    2010 More
    61
  39. 39
    Up 352
    Down 333
    2003 More
    60
  40. 40
    Up 533
    Down 628

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fringe

    2008 More
    60
  41. 41
    Up 537
    Down 471

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    60
  42. 42
    Up 340
    Down 444

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Six Feet Under

    2001 More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 408
    Down 475

    often listed
    Supernatural

    2005 More
    60
  44. 44
    Up 502
    Down 566

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Community

    2009 More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 463
    Down 501
    2001 More
    59
  46. 46
    Up 397
    Down 454

    often listed
    Monk

    2002 More
    59
  47. 47
    Up 490
    Down 484

    ranked low on reranks
    Frasier

    1993 More
    59
    added by: Kym Parks
  48. 48
    Up 357
    Down 362

    ranked low on reranks
    Law & Order

    1990 More
    58
  49. 49
    Up 411
    Down 504

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    2000 More
    58
  50. 50
    Up 390
    Down 632

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    58
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