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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 1791
    Down 1385

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    94
  2. 2
    Up 1622
    Down 1340

    often listed
    Friends

    1994 More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 1746
    Down 1142
    2008 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 1617
    Down 1315

    often listed
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 1636
    Down 988

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    86
  6. 6
    Up 1337
    Down 734
    2011 More
    86
  7. 7
    Up 1402
    Down 1391

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 1464
    Down 1225
    2006 More
    85
  9. 9
    Up 1571
    Down 861

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    83
  10. 10
    Up 1429
    Down 1273
    1997 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1262
    Down 878

    ranked low on reranks
    House

    2004 More
    83
  12. 12
    Up 1321
    Down 1190
    1999 More
    81
  13. 13
    Up 1180
    Down 1214

    often listed
    The Office

    2005 More
    81
  14. 14
    Up 1112
    Down 856
    1993 More
    81
  15. 15
    Up 1108
    Down 927
    1999 More
    81
  16. 16
    Up 1284
    Down 1076
    2003 More
    80
  17. 17
    Up 1080
    Down 639

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 1298
    Down 1026
    2005 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 1127
    Down 986
    2009 More
    75
  20. 20
    Up 946
    Down 803
    1998 More
    74
  21. 21
    Up 1044
    Down 1041
    1996 More
    73
  22. 22
    Up 833
    Down 577
    1987 More
    73
  23. 23
    Up 844
    Down 874

    the people's #1
    The Wire

    2002 More
    73
  24. 24
    Up 958
    Down 800
    2002 More
    73
  25. 25
    Up 940
    Down 863
    2001 More
    72
  26. 26
    Up 736
    Down 902

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    71
  27. 27
    Up 922
    Down 794
    1999 More
    71
  28. 28
    Up 675
    Down 686
    1963 More
    70
  29. 29
    Up 693
    Down 538
    1982 More
    69
  30. 30
    Up 720
    Down 511
    2001 More
    68
  31. 31
    Up 691
    Down 702
    1975 More
    67
  32. 32
    Up 689
    Down 674
    1987 More
    67
  33. 33
    Up 784
    Down 669
    1990 More
    67
  34. 34
    Up 451
    Down 355
    2010 More
    66
  35. 35
    Up 700
    Down 849
    2006 More
    66
  36. 36
    Up 621
    Down 767
    2004 More
    65
  37. 37
    Up 425
    Down 382
    2003 More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 587
    Down 693
    2008 More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 621
    Down 703
    2005 More
    64
  40. 40
    Up 496
    Down 567
    2005 More
    63
  41. 41
    Up 550
    Down 654
    2005 More
    63
  42. 42
    Up 601
    Down 529

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    63
  43. 43
    Up 397
    Down 505
    2001 More
    63
  44. 44
    Up 540
    Down 632
    2009 More
    62
  45. 45
    Up 516
    Down 577
    2001 More
    62
  46. 46
    Up 440
    Down 511
    2002 More
    62
  47. 47
    Up 417
    Down 416
    1990 More
    61
  48. 48
    Up 462
    Down 564
    2000 More
    61
  49. 49
    Up 561
    Down 540
    1993 More
    61
    added by: Kym Parks
  50. 50
    Up 440
    Down 722

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    61
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