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The Best TV Shows of Recent Memory

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

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  1. 1
    Up 1687
    Down 1252

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    96
  2. 2
    Up 2533
    Down 892

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    91
  3. 3
    Up 1467
    Down 1241

    often listed
    Friends

    1994 More
    89
  4. 4
    Up 1506
    Down 1208

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 1576
    Down 970
    2008 More
    88
  6. 6
    Up 1467
    Down 878

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    85
  7. 7
    Up 1359
    Down 1064

    ranked low on reranks
    Dexter

    2006 More
    85
  8. 8
    Up 1256
    Down 1281

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    85
  9. 9
    Up 1169
    Down 619
    2011 More
    84
  10. 10
    Up 1356
    Down 1158

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    South Park

    1997 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1223
    Down 1094

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    82
  12. 12
    Up 1027
    Down 784

    ranked low on reranks
    The X-Files

    1993 More
    81
  13. 13
    Up 1129
    Down 784

    ranked low on reranks
    House

    2004 More
    81
  14. 14
    Up 1108
    Down 1125

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    80
  15. 15
    Up 1229
    Down 984
    2003 More
    80
  16. 16
    Up 1020
    Down 870

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Sopranos

    1999 More
    80
  17. 17
    Up 945
    Down 520

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    76
  18. 18
    Up 1205
    Down 922

    ranked low on reranks
    How I Met Your Mother

    2005 More
    76
  19. 19
    Up 1045
    Down 905

    often listed
    Modern Family

    2009 More
    74
  20. 20
    Up 995
    Down 959

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Daily Show

    1996 More
    73
  21. 21
    Up 859
    Down 744
    1998 More
    71
  22. 22
    Up 759
    Down 519

    ranked low on reranks
    Married... with Children

    1987 More
    71
  23. 23
    Up 880
    Down 716
    2002 More
    71
  24. 24
    Up 784
    Down 816

    the people's #1 &often listed
    The Wire

    2002 More
    71
  25. 25
    Up 872
    Down 803

    controversial
    Scrubs

    2001 More
    70
  26. 26
    Up 869
    Down 730

    ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    1999 More
    70
  27. 27
    Up 677
    Down 828

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    70
  28. 28
    Up 608
    Down 622

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Doctor Who

    1963 More
    68
  29. 29
    Up 622
    Down 492

    ranked low on reranks
    Cheers

    1982 More
    67
  30. 30
    Up 655
    Down 460
    2001 More
    67
  31. 31
    Up 634
    Down 612

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    1987 More
    66
  32. 32
    Up 636
    Down 646

    often listed &controversial
    Saturday Night Live

    1975 More
    65
  33. 33
    Up 704
    Down 619
    1990 More
    64
  34. 34
    Up 662
    Down 786

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    64
  35. 35
    Up 573
    Down 699

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Battlestar Galactica

    2004 More
    64
  36. 36
    Up 579
    Down 638

    ranked low on reranks
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    2005 More
    62
  37. 37
    Up 506
    Down 593

    often listed
    The Colbert Report

    2005 More
    61
  38. 38
    Up 359
    Down 293

    ranked low on reranks
    Sherlock

    2010 More
    61
  39. 39
    Up 357
    Down 336
    2003 More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 534
    Down 633

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fringe

    2008 More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 542
    Down 474

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    61
  42. 42
    Up 342
    Down 447

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Six Feet Under

    2001 More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 410
    Down 479

    often listed
    Supernatural

    2005 More
    60
  44. 44
    Up 503
    Down 571

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Community

    2009 More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 464
    Down 506
    2001 More
    60
  46. 46
    Up 397
    Down 459

    often listed
    Monk

    2002 More
    60
  47. 47
    Up 492
    Down 489

    ranked low on reranks
    Frasier

    1993 More
    59
    added by: Kym Parks
  48. 48
    Up 359
    Down 366

    ranked low on reranks
    Law & Order

    1990 More
    59
  49. 49
    Up 411
    Down 510

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    2000 More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 394
    Down 635

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    58
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