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The Best Documentary TV Shows

List Criteria: Shows near the top must be only the best Documentary TV series.

The very best documentary shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest documentary shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular documentary TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining documentary show of all time is. Don't let your favorite documentary 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 documentary television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

This is a list that features shows like Be the Creature and See It Now.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best documentary show of all time?" and "What are the greatest documentary shows?"

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    Sigourney Weaver

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    Ben Collins, Perry McCarthy

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    Anthony Bourdain

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    Mike Rowe

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    Robert Lee, Scottie Chapman, Christine Chamberlain

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    Lloyd Sherr

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    Jay O. Sanders, Neil Ross, Lance Lewman

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    Bryan Cranston, Mark Harmon, Chris Isaak

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    Joan Lunden, Peter Graves, David Hart Smith

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    Jeremy Wade

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    Bear Grylls

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    Eddie Izzard, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

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    Les Stroud

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    Peter Thomas

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    Danny Pino, Anthony Green

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    Jael de Pardo, Casey Brumels, Jarrod Tomassi

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    Neil Morrissey

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    Eric Meyers, Tom McKay, Nicholas Aaron

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    Arthur Negus, Angela Rippon, Fiona Bruce

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    David Carradine, Keith Carradine

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    Corey Harrison

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    Rick Quashnick, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen

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    Liev Schreiber

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    Michael Madsen, Timothy Stack

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    Heather Graham, Steve Buscemi, Selma Blair

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    Darren Woodson, Zach Thomas, Eddie Kennison

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    Michael Palin

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    Matthew Broderick, John Lithgow, Gary Sinise

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    Martin Bashir, Ted Koppel, Charles Gibson

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    Edward R. Murrow

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    Bill Kerr

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    Julianna Margulies, Laura Linney, William Hurt

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    Dave Salmoni

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    Jeff VanVonderen, Candy Finnigan

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    Christian Rodska

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    Michael Moore, Janeane Garofalo, Karen Duffy

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    Zelda Rubinstein, Siwan Morris

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    Liz Bonnin, Michaela Strachan

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    Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Rod Arthur, Suzanne McNabb

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