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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 1686
    Down 1249

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    95
  2. 2
    Up 2528
    Down 889

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 1465
    Down 1238

    often listed
    Friends

    1994 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 1505
    Down 1206

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    87
  5. 5
    Up 1576
    Down 964
    2008 More
    87
  6. 6
    Up 1463
    Down 877

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    85
  7. 7
    Up 1358
    Down 1060

    ranked low on reranks
    Dexter

    2006 More
    85
  8. 8
    Up 1253
    Down 1276

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    84
  9. 9
    Up 1169
    Down 615
    2011 More
    84
  10. 10
    Up 1355
    Down 1155

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    South Park

    1997 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1220
    Down 1092

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    81
  12. 12
    Up 1027
    Down 782

    ranked low on reranks
    The X-Files

    1993 More
    80
  13. 13
    Up 1127
    Down 782

    ranked low on reranks
    House

    2004 More
    80
  14. 14
    Up 1108
    Down 1122

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    80
  15. 15
    Up 1229
    Down 981
    2003 More
    80
  16. 16
    Up 1019
    Down 868

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Sopranos

    1999 More
    79
  17. 17
    Up 945
    Down 517

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    76
  18. 18
    Up 1205
    Down 919

    ranked low on reranks
    How I Met Your Mother

    2005 More
    75
  19. 19
    Up 1044
    Down 903

    often listed
    Modern Family

    2009 More
    74
  20. 20
    Up 995
    Down 956

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Daily Show

    1996 More
    73
  21. 21
    Up 859
    Down 742
    1998 More
    71
  22. 22
    Up 758
    Down 518

    ranked low on reranks
    Married... with Children

    1987 More
    71
  23. 23
    Up 880
    Down 713
    2002 More
    71
  24. 24
    Up 784
    Down 814

    the people's #1 &often listed
    The Wire

    2002 More
    70
  25. 25
    Up 871
    Down 802

    controversial
    Scrubs

    2001 More
    70
  26. 26
    Up 677
    Down 826

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    69
  27. 27
    Up 868
    Down 729

    often listed &ranked low on reranks
    Futurama

    1999 More
    69
  28. 28
    Up 607
    Down 620

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Doctor Who

    1963 More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 621
    Down 491

    ranked low on reranks
    Cheers

    1982 More
    67
  30. 30
    Up 655
    Down 458
    2001 More
    67
  31. 31
    Up 634
    Down 610

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

    1987 More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 636
    Down 644

    often listed &controversial
    Saturday Night Live

    1975 More
    65
  33. 33
    Up 704
    Down 617
    1990 More
    64
  34. 34
    Up 662
    Down 784

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    63
  35. 35
    Up 573
    Down 696

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Battlestar Galactica

    2004 More
    63
  36. 36
    Up 578
    Down 637

    ranked low on reranks
    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    2005 More
    62
  37. 37
    Up 505
    Down 592

    often listed
    The Colbert Report

    2005 More
    61
  38. 38
    Up 358
    Down 291

    ranked low on reranks
    Sherlock

    2010 More
    61
  39. 39
    Up 356
    Down 335
    2003 More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 534
    Down 631

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Fringe

    2008 More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 541
    Down 472

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    60
  42. 42
    Up 342
    Down 445

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Six Feet Under

    2001 More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 410
    Down 477

    often listed
    Supernatural

    2005 More
    60
  44. 44
    Up 503
    Down 569

    controversial &ranked low on reranks
    Community

    2009 More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 464
    Down 504
    2001 More
    60
  46. 46
    Up 397
    Down 457

    often listed
    Monk

    2002 More
    60
  47. 47
    Up 491
    Down 488

    ranked low on reranks
    Frasier

    1993 More
    59
    added by: Kym Parks
  48. 48
    Up 411
    Down 508

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

    2000 More
    59
  49. 49
    Up 358
    Down 365

    ranked low on reranks
    Law & Order

    1990 More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 394
    Down 633

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    58
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