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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.

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  1. 1
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    most listed 1989

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  2. 2
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    Down 1530

    1994

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  3. 3
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    Down 1515

    1989

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  4. 4
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    Down 900

    2011

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  5. 5
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    Down 1467

    2008

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  6. 6
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    Down 1559

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

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  7. 7
    Up 1929
    Down 1174

    2007

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  8. 8
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    Down 1001

    ranked low on reranks 1997

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  9. 9
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    Down 1433

    2006

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  10. 10
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    1997

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  11. 11
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    2004

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  12. 12
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    1999

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  13. 13
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    1999

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  14. 14
    Up 1243
    Down 1012

    1993

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  15. 15
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2005

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  16. 16
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    2003

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  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks 2010

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  18. 18
    Up 1459
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    2005

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  19. 19
    Up 1278
    Down 1097

    2009

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  20. 20
    Up 1075
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    1998

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  21. 21
    Up 1119
    Down 1150

    1996

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  22. 22
    Up 949
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    1987

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  23. 23
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    Down 966

    2001

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  24. 24
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    the people's #1 2002

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  25. 25
    Up 1059
    Down 927

    2002

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  26. 26
    Up 826
    Down 1004

    often listed 2007

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  27. 27
    Up 1007
    Down 902

    1999

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  28. 28
    Up 796
    Down 618

    1982

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  29. 29
    Up 811
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    1963

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  30. 30
    Up 815
    Down 587

    2001

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  31. 31
    Up 912
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    1990

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  32. 32
    Up 777
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    1987

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  33. 33
    Up 770
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    1975

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  34. 34
    Up 597
    Down 488

    2010

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  35. 35
    Up 772
    Down 947

    2006

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  36. 36
    Up 694
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    2004

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  37. 37
    Up 519
    Down 463

    2003

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  38. 38
    Up 635
    Down 691

    2005

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  39. 39
    Up 671
    Down 785

    2008

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  40. 40
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    2005

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  41. 41
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    Down 623

    added by Kym Parks 1993

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  42. 42
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    ranked low on reranks 2000

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  43. 43
    Up 457
    Down 601

    2001

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  44. 44
    Up 608
    Down 747

    2005

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  45. 45
    Up 510
    Down 601

    2002

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  46. 46
    Up 610
    Down 722

    2009

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  47. 47
    Up 488
    Down 503

    1990

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  48. 48
    Up 530
    Down 642

    2000

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  49. 49
    Up 580
    Down 715

    2001

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  50. 50
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    1994

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