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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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    1994

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    1989

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    2011

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  5. 5
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    2008

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  6. 6
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

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  7. 7
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    2007

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  8. 8
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    ranked low on reranks 1997

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  9. 9
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    2006

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  10. 10
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    1997

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    1999

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    2005

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  14. 14
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    1999

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    1993

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    2003

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    ranked low on reranks 2010

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  18. 18
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    2005

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  19. 19
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    2009

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  20. 20
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    1998

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    1996

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    1987

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    the people's #1 2002

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  25. 25
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    2002

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  26. 26
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    1982

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  27. 27
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2007

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  28. 28
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    1999

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    1963

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  30. 30
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    2001

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  31. 31
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    2010

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    1975

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    1987

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  34. 34
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    1990

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    2006

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  37. 37
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    2003

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    2005

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  41. 41
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    2000

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  42. 42
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    added by Kym Parks 1993

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  43. 43
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    2005

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    1990

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    Down 619

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  47. 47
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  48. 48
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    Down 666

    2000

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    2001

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    1994

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