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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 1388

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    94
  2. 2
    Up 1623
    Down 1344

    often listed
    Friends

    1994 More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 1621
    Down 1317

    often listed
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 1749
    Down 1150
    2008 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 1641
    Down 991

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    86
  6. 6
    Up 1338
    Down 738
    2011 More
    86
  7. 7
    Up 1404
    Down 1393

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 1465
    Down 1230
    2006 More
    85
  9. 9
    Up 1576
    Down 862

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    83
  10. 10
    Up 1430
    Down 1273
    1997 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1263
    Down 880

    ranked low on reranks
    House

    2004 More
    83
  12. 12
    Up 1323
    Down 1191
    1999 More
    81
  13. 13
    Up 1181
    Down 1217

    often listed
    The Office

    2005 More
    81
  14. 14
    Up 1113
    Down 857
    1993 More
    81
  15. 15
    Up 1110
    Down 928
    1999 More
    81
  16. 16
    Up 1285
    Down 1076
    2003 More
    80
  17. 17
    Up 1082
    Down 643

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 1299
    Down 1027
    2005 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 1129
    Down 987
    2009 More
    75
  20. 20
    Up 946
    Down 803
    1998 More
    74
  21. 21
    Up 1045
    Down 1041
    1996 More
    73
  22. 22
    Up 834
    Down 578
    1987 More
    73
  23. 23
    Up 847
    Down 875

    the people's #1
    The Wire

    2002 More
    73
  24. 24
    Up 958
    Down 803
    2002 More
    72
  25. 25
    Up 941
    Down 863
    2001 More
    72
  26. 26
    Up 738
    Down 902

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    71
  27. 27
    Up 924
    Down 794
    1999 More
    71
  28. 28
    Up 677
    Down 686
    1963 More
    70
  29. 29
    Up 693
    Down 539
    1982 More
    69
  30. 30
    Up 722
    Down 512
    2001 More
    68
  31. 31
    Up 692
    Down 703
    1975 More
    67
  32. 32
    Up 689
    Down 676
    1987 More
    67
  33. 33
    Up 785
    Down 670
    1990 More
    67
  34. 34
    Up 452
    Down 356
    2010 More
    66
  35. 35
    Up 701
    Down 849
    2006 More
    66
  36. 36
    Up 622
    Down 767
    2004 More
    65
  37. 37
    Up 426
    Down 383
    2003 More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 625
    Down 703
    2005 More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 589
    Down 694
    2008 More
    64
  40. 40
    Up 497
    Down 571
    2005 More
    63
  41. 41
    Up 552
    Down 654
    2005 More
    63
  42. 42
    Up 601
    Down 530

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    63
  43. 43
    Up 397
    Down 506
    2001 More
    63
  44. 44
    Up 542
    Down 632
    2009 More
    62
  45. 45
    Up 518
    Down 578
    2001 More
    62
  46. 46
    Up 441
    Down 512
    2002 More
    62
  47. 47
    Up 417
    Down 417
    1990 More
    61
  48. 48
    Up 562
    Down 541
    1993 More
    61
    added by: Kym Parks
  49. 49
    Up 462
    Down 565
    2000 More
    61
  50. 50
    Up 442
    Down 726

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    61
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