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List Rules Vote for the best talent shows on TV, based on quality of winners and entertainment value.

The best talent shows on TV can expose the world to hidden talent and give people new careers. For example, Susan Boyle became an international sensation after her appearance on Britain's Got Talent. But not all talent shows are created equal, as the vast majority of winners quickly disappear back into obscurity. Remember Justin Guarini? But which TV talent shows actually produce quality superstars? But producing great winners isn't the only metric. The show has to be entertaining as well!

These are the best talent shows on TV, ranked from #1 down, as voted by fans. The winners on these shows have gone on to have successful careers instead of being relegate to the same level as the/sguy from the/scollege undergrad meme./sThis list of the greatest talent show shows also includes information about these reality contestants, who are famous for a little more than just being pretty.

TV talent shows--judging skills in singing, dancing, and even clothes decoration--have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining talent show show of all time is. Don't let your favorite talent show television programs in history get to the bottom of the list--be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of talent television shows below also includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Examples of shows on this list include The Voice and RuPaul's Drag Race.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best talent show of all time?" and "What are the greatest best talent show on TV?"

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America's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
America's Got Talent Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel Sharon Osbourne

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The Voice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
The Voice Adam Levine, Blake Shelton Carson Daly

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Britain's Got Talent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
Britain's Got Talent Anthony McPartlin, Declan Donnelly Amanda Holden

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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
Dancing with the Stars Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba Bruno Tonioli

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The X Factor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV

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Last Comic Standing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
Last Comic Standing Jay Mohr, Ralphie May Kathleen Madigan

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The Sing-Off is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
The Sing-Off Nick Lachey, Shawn Stockman Ben Folds

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America's Best Dance Crew is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
America's Best Dance Crew Mario Lopez, Layla Kayleigh JC Chasez

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So You Think You Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
So You Think You Can Dance Mark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe Cat Deeley

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Star Search is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
Star Search Naomi Judd

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Pop Idol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
Pop Idol Pete Waterman, Nicki Chapman Sam Nixon

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America's Most Talented Kid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
America's Most Talented Kid Lance Bass^! Mario Lopez^! Dave Coulier

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The Glee Project is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
The Glee Project Nikki Anders, Ryan Murphy Robert J. Ulrich

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Popstar Kids is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV

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Showtime at the Apollo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
Showtime at the Apollo Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Harvey Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson

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The Gong Show with Dave Attell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
The Gong Show with Dave Attell Dave Attell, David Juskow Heidi Van Horne

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Juventud Vibra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
Juventud Vibra

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Yo Momma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
Yo Momma Sam Sarpong

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson Max Greenfield

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Last Choir Standing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
Last Choir Standing Jonathan Barrington^! Tiarnan Branson^! Sharon D. Clarke

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Clash of the Choirs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Talent Shows Ever on TV
Clash of the Choirs Robin Michelle Taylor^! Michael Bolton^! Patti LaBelle