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The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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The best TV theme songs and TV intros of all time will take you back to some of the greatest moments in TV. Television theme songs set the tone for the entire series, and for the beginning of each episode. We all have a special connection to what we think are the best TV themes. They get stuck in our head, we sing them without noticing and we remember them fondly after a series has ended.

What are the best TV theme songs? Vote on the best TV show theme songs here and make sure your favorite gets the attention it deserves. If you think the Magyver theme song was the coolest or you loved the Muppet Babies intro song...by all means, vote! Help improve this list of the best TV theme songs of all time.

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    Kirstie Alley, Kelsey Grammer, Woody Harrelson

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    The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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    Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Will Smith, Nia Long, Tatyana Ali

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    The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Mel Blanc, Harvey Korman, Don Messick

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    Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Leonard Nimoy, Sam Elliott, Martin Landau

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    Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Tina Louise, Dawn Wells, Alan Hale

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    Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    William Smith, Jack Lord, Richard Denning

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    Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan

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    Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Don Messick, Kate Melton, Scott Innes

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    Joe Pesci, Wallace Shawn, Frank Welker

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    The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Louise Gold

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    Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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    Max Baer, Donna Douglas, Buddy Ebsen

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    Maureen McCormick, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis

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    Loni Anderson, Jan Smithers, Howard Hesseman

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    Batman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Bruce Lee, Yvonne Craig, Adam West

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    John Travolta, Marcia Strassman, Gabe Kaplan

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    Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kevin Clash

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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts

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    Catherine Bach, Waylon Jennings, John Schneider

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    The Greatest American Hero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp, Michael Paré

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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    Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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    Penny Marshall, Michael McKean, Cindy Williams

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    Kaley Cuoco, Mayim Bialik, Melissa Rauch

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    Morgan Freeman, Morgan Brittany, Rod Serling

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    Mr. T, George Peppard, Robert Vaughn

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    Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor

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    Eva Gabor, Eddie Albert, Pat Buttram

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    Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Christina Applegate

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    Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty

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    Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson

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    Phil Hartman, Mel Blanc, Frank Welker

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    Michael Landon, Lorne Greene ... Marshall Cole, Tim Matheson

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon

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    Helena Bonham Carter, Don Johnson, Edward James Olmos

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    Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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    James Garner, Rita Moreno, Bo Hopkins

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    Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eliza Dushku, Alyson Hannigan

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    Fred Grandy, Gavin MacLeod, Will Geer

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time


    Tom Baker, Eric Roberts, Jon Pertwee

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    Alfre Woodard, Jeffrey Tambor, Dennis Franz

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    Suzanne Somers, John Ritter, Don Knotts

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    Danny Bonaduce, Susan Dey, Shirley Jones

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