What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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List Criteria: Popular shows that are not available for instant watching on Netflix streaming

What TV shows do you most want on Netflix streaming? While Netflix does offer some great streaming TV shows, and will likely add more in coming months, several fantastic TV shows are only available via DVDs at the moment. At one point or another, some of the shows listed here were available for Netflix streaming, but for whatever reason, they were pulled. If you have a favorite TV show that you'd love to watch on Netflix streaming, and it's not listed here, by all means, add it!

Let's face it: For all the best streaming Netflix TV shows that are currently available, there are scores of others that you've got to order as DVDs. That can be really frustrating. If you want to sit and watch every single episode of 'Veronica Mars' in two days, then by GOD you should be able to do it, without having to stalk the mailman! And seriously, Netflix, what gives with 'Gilmore Girls'? You can stream every single stinking episode of 'Law & Order: SVU' but you can't give us one of the greatest cop dramas ever on television, 'The Wire,' as a streaming show?

With cult favorite TV shows like 'Freaks and Geeks,' 'The X-Files' and 'Arrested Development' included as part of Netflix's streaming content library, why not try and add more? 'Party Down' comes to mind immediately, as does 'Pushing Daisies' and 'Northern Exposure.'

Be sure to vote for your favorite shows you'd most want on Netflix streaming, add any that might be missing, and hopefully we'll all get what we want. Eventually. Also check out our best TV shows on Netflix list for even more great Netflix viewing. 
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    ER is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

    the people's #1
    Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

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    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

    most listed
    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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    Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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    True Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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    Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

    added by smellsrank
    Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern

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    Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

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    Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring

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    Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

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    Homeland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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    The Wire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

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    Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin

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    Community is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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    Castle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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    The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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    The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher

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    Justified is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter

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    I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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    Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross

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    Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley

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    Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride

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    Smallville is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

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    Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy

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    Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

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    7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel

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    Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

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    Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker

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    The Middle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott

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    Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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    Southland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King

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    Dead Like Me is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy

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    NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel

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    Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

    added by VanessaHawelu
    Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

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    South Park is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

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    Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent

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    Sabrina the Teenaged Witch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick

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    8 Simple Rules is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson

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    King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

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    Shameless is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

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    Are You Afraid of the Dark? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

    added by tlew198376
    Ross Hull, Raine Pare-Coull, Jodie Resther

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    Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

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    Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

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    Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow

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    Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

    added by ChristieMcIntosh-Sonnier
    Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

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    Falling Skies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight

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    Boston Legal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

    added by dieCia
    James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen

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    thirtysomething is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?


    Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris

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