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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.
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  1. 1
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    Down 1599

    most listed 1989

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  2. 2
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    Down 1525

    1994

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  3. 3
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    Down 1509

    1989

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  4. 4
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    Down 897

    2011

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  5. 5
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    Down 1450

    2008

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  6. 6
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    Down 1556

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

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  7. 7
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    Down 1171

    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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  11. 11
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    2004

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  12. 12
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    1999

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  13. 13
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    1999

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  14. 14
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    1993

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2005

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  16. 16
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    2003

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  17. 17
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    ranked low on reranks 2010

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  18. 18
    Up 1456
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    2005

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  19. 19
    Up 1276
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    2009

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  20. 20
    Up 1071
    Down 897

    1998

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    1996

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  22. 22
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    1987

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  23. 23
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    2001

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  24. 24
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    the people's #1 2002

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  25. 25
    Up 1057
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    2002

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  26. 26
    Up 826
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    often listed 2007

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  27. 27
    Up 1002
    Down 898

    1999

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  28. 28
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    1982

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  29. 29
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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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    1990

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    1975

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  33. 33
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    1987

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  34. 34
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    Down 483

    2010

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  35. 35
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    2006

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  36. 36
    Up 691
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    2004

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  37. 37
    Up 513
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    2003

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  38. 38
    Up 633
    Down 688

    2005

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  39. 39
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    2008

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  40. 40
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    2005

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  41. 41
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    added by Kym Parks 1993

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  42. 42
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    ranked low on reranks 2000

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  43. 43
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    Down 598

    2001

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  44. 44
    Up 606
    Down 744

    2005

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  45. 45
    Up 508
    Down 598

    2002

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  46. 46
    Up 608
    Down 720

    2009

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  47. 47
    Up 486
    Down 501

    1990

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  48. 48
    Up 528
    Down 639

    2000

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  49. 49
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    2001

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  50. 50
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    1994

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