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List Rules Television series worth repeat viewings

List of the best TV shows to rewatch, as ranked by television fans and critics. When the weekend comes around and you can’t bring yourself to get out of your PJs and go out into the sun, it can be nice to have a lazy few days doing nothing but having a marathon of your past favorite shows. Hundreds of shows throughout the decades are considered perfect rewatching material by the biggest television fans. No matter what sort of genre you feel like, there’s a series out there for you. All of the series on this list are completely available on DVD, while most of them can be found instantly on online services like Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

If you’re interested in having a laugh, sitcoms like 30 Rock, The Office, and Parks and Recreation are often good choices. Experiencing sci-fi favorites like Lost and Battlestar Galactica as if they were new again can be extremely entertaining. Fans of classic series may love spending the weekend with Star Trek, The Munsters, and The Wonder Years.

What are the best television series to rewatch? Depending on your genre preference, there are plenty of shows to remember your favorite storylines, discover things you missed the first time, and catch up before anew season begins.

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

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House is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
House Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
That '70s Show Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Looney Tunes Mel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan

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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
King of the Hill Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Everybody Loves Raymond Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
My Name Is Earl Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Monty Python's Flying Circus Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
3rd Rock from the Sun John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
I Love Lucy Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Scooby-Doo Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

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Community is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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Taxi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Mr. Bean Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The King of Queens Kevin James, Leah Remini, Jerry Stiller