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List Rules Television series you hate yourself for watching -- but can't seem to quit. NO reality or game shows.

List of the best guilty pleasure TV shows, past and present, including sitcoms, dramas, reality shows, and game shows. These are the TV shows you won’t admit to watching -- even though you secretly do. Guilty pleasure television is addictive, and often horrible, but it never fails to draw in viewers. This list includes the TV shows you can’t stop watching, the greatest guilty pleasure TV shows of all time.

 Why are we so ashamed to admit that we can’t get enough of these so-called guilty pleasure TV shows? Perhaps it’s because, deep down, we recognize that these ‘so bad they’re addictive’ TV programs are truly terrible. Guilty pleasure dramas take everything to the extreme, adding crazy plot lines revolving around forbidden love, backstabbing, or jealousy. Guilty pleasure sitcoms are so cheesy they’re funny. Guilty pleasure reality shows are usually, paradoxically, unrealistic and showcase the worst in human nature. But much like a train wreck, viewers can’t stop themselves from looking.

 Some guilty pleasure TV shows have become so thanks to age. After all, millions of people watched “Full House” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” when they first aired -- but would you admit to watching them now? Even if you secretly do?

 This list contains the best guilty pleasure television shows of all time. Although everyone has their own ideas about what should be labeled ‘guilty pleasure’ TV, it’s not hard to admit that these shows, while not the greatest examples of television, are one thing: addictive.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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+ - 97 71
Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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+ - 79 75
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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+ - 73 62
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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+ - 68 63
Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Gossip Girl Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

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+ - 95 96
Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

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+ - 23 17
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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+ - 50 57
Full House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier

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+ - 66 82
Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

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+ - 51 60
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
The Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder

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+ - 60 76
Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Married... with Children Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

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+ - 60 77
Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Saved by the Bell Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond

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+ - 58 75
Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Desperate Housewives Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

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+ - 39 50
New Girl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

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+ - 54 66
Revenge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Revenge Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

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Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Angel David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof

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+ - 41 49
One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
One Tree Hill Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

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+ - 27 34
Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden

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+ - 47 62
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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+ - 20 25
The Office is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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+ - 47 63
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Charmed Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Brian Krause

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+ - 3 0
I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
I Love Lucy Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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+ - 24 33
Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern

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+ - 38 49
The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
The O.C. Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher

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+ - 47 67
Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Beverly Hills, 90210 Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry

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+ - 41 54
Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dawson's Creek James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams

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+ - 3 1
Batman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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+ - 46 66
True Blood is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
True Blood Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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+ - 34 45
Murder, She Wrote is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Murder, She Wrote Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak

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+ - 2 0
Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Charlie's Angels Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
7th Heaven Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel

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+ - 2 1
Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
The King of Queens Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller

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Psych is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Psych James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

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+ - 1 1
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
X-Men Scott Porter, Cam Clarke, Jennifer Hale

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+ - 1 1
Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Gilligan's Island Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus

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+ - 1 1
Designing Women is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Designing Women Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts

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Knots Landing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Knots Landing Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark

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+ - 35 51
Lie to Me is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Lie to Me Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines

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My Babysitter's a Vampire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
My Babysitter's a Vampire Matthew Knight, Vanessa Morgan, Atticus Mitchell

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+ - 30 51
Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Awkward. Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed

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+ - 34 56
Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Degrassi: The Next Generation Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar

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+ - 33 58
Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Beavis and Butt-head Mike Judge, Dale Revo, Tracy Grandstaff

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+ - 30 53
Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Baywatch David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth

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+ - 22 44
The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
The Dukes of Hazzard Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

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+ - 22 41
Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Family Matters Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams

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+ - 15 32
The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
The Mindy Project Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz

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+ - 24 47
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Entourage Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon