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The Best TV Shows of Recent Memory

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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 Criteria: Only series that have been on the air in the last 20 years

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    1. 1
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      most listed
      The Simpsons

      1989 More
      94
    2. 2
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      Down 1339

      often listed
      Friends

      1994 More
      90
    3. 3
      Up 1743
      Down 1138
      2008 More
      88
    4. 4
      Up 1615
      Down 1314
      1989 More
      88
    5. 5
      Up 1636
      Down 987
      2007 More
      87
    6. 6
      Up 1335
      Down 729
      2011 More
      86
    7. 7
      Up 1402
      Down 1389

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Lost

      2004 More
      86
    8. 8
      Up 1461
      Down 1223
      2006 More
      85
    9. 9
      Up 1566
      Down 860

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      Buffy the Vampire Slayer

      1997 More
      84
    10. 10
      Up 1428
      Down 1272
      1997 More
      83
    11. 11
      Up 1261
      Down 875
      2004 More
      83
    12. 12
      Up 1319
      Down 1190
      1999 More
      82
    13. 13
      Up 1179
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      2005 More
      81
    14. 14
      Up 1111
      Down 854
      1993 More
      81
    15. 15
      Up 1107
      Down 927
      1999 More
      81
    16. 16
      Up 1284
      Down 1074
      2003 More
      80
    17. 17
      Up 1080
      Down 633

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      Walking Dead

      2010 More
      78
    18. 18
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      Down 1024
      2005 More
      77
    19. 19
      Up 1127
      Down 985
      2009 More
      76
    20. 20
      Up 946
      Down 802
      1998 More
      74
    21. 21
      Up 1043
      Down 1040
      1996 More
      74
    22. 22
      Up 842
      Down 873

      the people's #1
      The Wire

      2002 More
      73
    23. 23
      Up 956
      Down 798
      2002 More
      73
    24. 24
      Up 833
      Down 576

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      Married... with Children

      1987 More
      73
    25. 25
      Up 939
      Down 863
      2001 More
      72
    26. 26
      Up 733
      Down 901

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      Mad Men

      2007 More
      71
    27. 27
      Up 921
      Down 794
      1999 More
      71
    28. 28
      Up 673
      Down 685
      1963 More
      70
    29. 29
      Up 692
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      1982 More
      69
    30. 30
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      Down 510
      2001 More
      69
    31. 31
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      Down 701
      1975 More
      67
    32. 32
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      Down 673
      1987 More
      67
    33. 33
      Up 783
      Down 668
      1990 More
      67
    34. 34
      Up 446
      Down 353
      2010 More
      66
    35. 35
      Up 700
      Down 848
      2006 More
      66
    36. 36
      Up 620
      Down 766
      2004 More
      66
    37. 37
      Up 424
      Down 381
      2003 More
      64
    38. 38
      Up 586
      Down 692
      2008 More
      64
    39. 39
      Up 620
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      2005 More
      64
    40. 40
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      2005 More
      63
    41. 41
      Up 549
      Down 653
      2005 More
      63
    42. 42
      Up 601
      Down 528

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      Malcolm in the Middle

      2000 More
      63
    43. 43
      Up 396
      Down 504
      2001 More
      63
    44. 44
      Up 516
      Down 575
      2001 More
      62
    45. 45
      Up 539
      Down 631
      2009 More
      62
    46. 46
      Up 440
      Down 510
      2002 More
      62
    47. 47
      Up 417
      Down 414
      1990 More
      61
    48. 48
      Up 462
      Down 563
      2000 More
      61
    49. 49
      Up 559
      Down 539
      1993 More
      61
      added by: Kym Parks
    50. 50
      Up 440
      Down 719

      often listed &ranked high on reranks
      True Blood

      2008 More
      61
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