TV The Best "American" TV Shows  

Amy Boal
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America! The red white and blue and television shows. That is the saying, right? In any case, there are lots of American TV shows, in the sense that they have the actual word "American" right there in their title in the TV guide. Most are also made in the US, for American audiences, though maybe people in New Zealand also like American Dad, who can be sure. All this list is here to tell you is that there are lots of American television shows and these are the best of them.

"Isn't it all just American Idol and American Gladiators and Real American Housewives or whatever other reality nonsense?" you're probably thinking. No, not at all. There is also The Americans, which is about spies! Spies! Then you have good American TV series like American Horror Story, which is pretty scary, but has Lady Gaga and American treasure Jessica Lange. Also on this American shows list is Fievel's American Tails. You might be thinking that was just an American movie, but come on, it's Hollywood. They'll make a TV show out of anything at all!

Vote up the best American shows listed here or even add some more, as long as the word "American" is in the name of the show. Just "America" isn't good enough; only true "American" series. Otherwise the Founding Fathers will be very upset.
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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor

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American Dad! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Dad! Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Dee Bradley Baker

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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American Bandstand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Bandstand Dick Clark

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America's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
America's Got Talent Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne

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American Gladiators is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Gladiators Mike Adamle, Joe Theismann, Todd Christensen

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American Idol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Idol Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest

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American Pickers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Pickers Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, Danielle Colby-Cushman

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The Greatest American Hero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
The Greatest American Hero William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp

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American Ninja Warrior is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Ninja Warrior Matt Iseman, Jenn Brown, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila

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American Gothic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Gothic Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Paige Turco

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The X Factor (U.S.) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
The X Factor (U.S.) Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid

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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Michael Bell, Arthur Burghardt, Chris Latta

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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Crime Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco

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American Chopper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Chopper Paul Teutul Sr., Paul Teutul Jr., Michael Teutul

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The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
The Secret Life of the American Teenager Shailene Woodley, Molly Ringwald, India Eisley

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American Masters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Masters Julianna Margulies, Laura Linney, William Hurt

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This American Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
This American Life Ira Glass

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Fievel's American Tails is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
Fievel's American Tails Dom DeLuise, Dan Castellaneta, Kenneth Mars

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American Dreams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows
American Dreams Gail O'Grady, Tom Verica, Brittany Snow

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The American Bible Challenge is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best "American" TV Shows