The Best TV Shows of Recent Memory TV Programs
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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.

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 1834
    Down 1441

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    94
  2. 2
    Up 1681
    Down 1395
    1994 More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 1661
    Down 1369
    1989 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 1812
    Down 1220
    2008 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 1708
    Down 1040

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    87
  6. 6
    Up 1407
    Down 800
    2011 More
    86
  7. 7
    Up 1454
    Down 1436

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    86
  8. 8
    Up 1503
    Down 1276
    2006 More
    85
  9. 9
    Up 1660
    Down 895

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    84
  10. 10
    Up 1471
    Down 1306
    1997 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1302
    Down 925
    2004 More
    83
  12. 12
    Up 1359
    Down 1230
    1999 More
    82
  13. 13
    Up 1151
    Down 895
    1993 More
    81
  14. 14
    Up 1212
    Down 1246

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    81
  15. 15
    Up 1150
    Down 950
    1999 More
    81
  16. 16
    Up 1305
    Down 1108
    2003 More
    80
  17. 17
    Up 1130
    Down 676

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 1339
    Down 1066
    2005 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 1166
    Down 1013
    2009 More
    76
  20. 20
    Up 973
    Down 832
    1998 More
    74
  21. 21
    Up 1066
    Down 1069
    1996 More
    73
  22. 22
    Up 867
    Down 898

    the people's #1
    The Wire

    2002 More
    72
  23. 23
    Up 857
    Down 605
    1987 More
    72
  24. 24
    Up 962
    Down 889
    2001 More
    72
  25. 25
    Up 980
    Down 838
    2002 More
    72
  26. 26
    Up 760
    Down 922

    often listed
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    71
  27. 27
    Up 941
    Down 822
    1999 More
    71
  28. 28
    Up 711
    Down 711
    1963 More
    70
  29. 29
    Up 713
    Down 561
    1982 More
    69
  30. 30
    Up 744
    Down 530
    2001 More
    69
  31. 31
    Up 710
    Down 731
    1975 More
    67
  32. 32
    Up 816
    Down 690
    1990 More
    67
  33. 33
    Up 708
    Down 701
    1987 More
    67
  34. 34
    Up 479
    Down 391
    2010 More
    66
  35. 35
    Up 717
    Down 872
    2006 More
    66
  36. 36
    Up 634
    Down 790
    2004 More
    65
  37. 37
    Up 447
    Down 403
    2003 More
    64
  38. 38
    Up 608
    Down 713
    2008 More
    64
  39. 39
    Up 645
    Down 726
    2005 More
    64
  40. 40
    Up 630
    Down 549

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    63
  41. 41
    Up 570
    Down 681
    2005 More
    63
  42. 42
    Up 518
    Down 605
    2005 More
    63
  43. 43
    Up 415
    Down 531
    2001 More
    62
  44. 44
    Up 589
    Down 563
    1993 More
    62
    added by: Kym Parks
  45. 45
    Up 559
    Down 658
    2009 More
    62
  46. 46
    Up 451
    Down 537
    2002 More
    62
  47. 47
    Up 534
    Down 608
    2001 More
    62
  48. 48
    Up 433
    Down 439
    1990 More
    61
  49. 49
    Up 475
    Down 585
    2000 More
    61
  50. 50
    Up 459
    Down 765

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    61
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