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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 1689
    Down 1256

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    95
  2. 2
    Up 2538
    Down 895

    ranked low on reranks
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    1997 More
    90
  3. 3
    Up 1469
    Down 1244

    often listed
    Friends

    1994 More
    88
  4. 4
    Up 1514
    Down 1210
    1989 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 1580
    Down 973
    2008 More
    87
  6. 6
    Up 1473
    Down 882

    ranked low on reranks
    The Big Bang Theory

    2007 More
    85
  7. 7
    Up 1362
    Down 1066
    2006 More
    85
  8. 8
    Up 1260
    Down 1284

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    84
  9. 9
    Up 1173
    Down 622
    2011 More
    83
  10. 10
    Up 1357
    Down 1159

    controversial
    South Park

    1997 More
    83
  11. 11
    Up 1226
    Down 1096
    1999 More
    81
  12. 12
    Up 1028
    Down 787
    1993 More
    80
  13. 13
    Up 1132
    Down 786
    2004 More
    80
  14. 14
    Up 1109
    Down 1128

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    80
  15. 15
    Up 1230
    Down 987

    controversial
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    80
  16. 16
    Up 1021
    Down 873
    1999 More
    79
  17. 17
    Up 947
    Down 522

    ranked low on reranks
    Walking Dead

    2010 More
    76
  18. 18
    Up 1206
    Down 925
    2005 More
    75
  19. 19
    Up 1047
    Down 907
    2009 More
    74
  20. 20
    Up 996
    Down 962

    controversial
    The Daily Show

    1996 More
    73
  21. 21
    Up 861
    Down 745
    1998 More
    71
  22. 22
    Up 762
    Down 521
    1987 More
    71
  23. 23
    Up 787
    Down 817

    the people's #1
    The Wire

    2002 More
    71
  24. 24
    Up 882
    Down 718
    2002 More
    71
  25. 25
    Up 873
    Down 805

    controversial
    Scrubs

    2001 More
    70
  26. 26
    Up 680
    Down 829

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mad Men

    2007 More
    69
  27. 27
    Up 870
    Down 732
    1999 More
    69
  28. 28
    Up 611
    Down 625
    1963 More
    67
  29. 29
    Up 623
    Down 493
    1982 More
    67
  30. 30
    Up 656
    Down 461
    2001 More
    67
  31. 31
    Up 635
    Down 613
    1987 More
    65
  32. 32
    Up 637
    Down 648

    controversial
    Saturday Night Live

    1975 More
    65
  33. 33
    Up 704
    Down 621
    1990 More
    64
  34. 34
    Up 662
    Down 788

    controversial
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    64
  35. 35
    Up 573
    Down 701

    controversial
    Battlestar Galactica

    2004 More
    63
  36. 36
    Up 580
    Down 640
    2005 More
    62
  37. 37
    Up 508
    Down 595
    2005 More
    61
  38. 38
    Up 359
    Down 295

    ranked low on reranks
    Sherlock

    2010 More
    61
  39. 39
    Up 359
    Down 338
    2003 More
    61
  40. 40
    Up 535
    Down 634

    controversial
    Fringe

    2008 More
    61
  41. 41
    Up 544
    Down 476

    ranked low on reranks
    Malcolm in the Middle

    2000 More
    61
  42. 42
    Up 344
    Down 451
    2001 More
    60
  43. 43
    Up 412
    Down 482
    2005 More
    60
  44. 44
    Up 466
    Down 507
    2001 More
    60
  45. 45
    Up 504
    Down 575

    controversial
    Community

    2009 More
    60
  46. 46
    Up 397
    Down 462
    2002 More
    60
  47. 47
    Up 362
    Down 368
    1990 More
    59
  48. 48
    Up 493
    Down 491
    1993 More
    59
    added by: Kym Parks
  49. 49
    Up 412
    Down 512
    2000 More
    59
  50. 50
    Up 394
    Down 637

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    True Blood

    2008 More
    58
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