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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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    most listed 1989

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    1994

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    1989

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    2008

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    ranked low on reranks 2007

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    2011

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

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    2006

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    ranked low on reranks 1997

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  10. 10
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    Up 1174
    Down 967

    1999

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    1993

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    Up 1226
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2005

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    2003

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    Up 1163
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    ranked low on reranks 2010

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  18. 18
    Up 1359
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    2005

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    Up 1190
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    2009

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    1998

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    1996

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    1987

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    Up 879
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    the people's #1 2002

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    Up 1002
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    2002

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    often listed 2007

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  27. 27
    Up 954
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    1999

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  28. 28
    Up 733
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    1987

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    1990

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    2010

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    2006

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  36. 36
    Up 647
    Down 804

    2004

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  37. 37
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    2003

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  38. 38
    Up 623
    Down 725

    2008

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  39. 39
    Up 653
    Down 741

    2005

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    Up 645
    Down 560

    ranked low on reranks 2000

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  41. 41
    Up 542
    Down 626

    2005

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    Up 577
    Down 696

    2005

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    2001

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    added by Kym Parks 1993

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    2002

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    2009

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    1990

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2008

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