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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 items 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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    Joan Lunden, Peter Graves, David Hart Smith

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    Eddie Izzard, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman

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    Bryan Cranston, Mark Harmon, Chris Isaak

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    Bear Grylls

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    Danny Pino, Anthony Green

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    Peter Thomas

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    Neil Morrissey

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    Arthur Negus, Angela Rippon, Fiona Bruce

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    Jeremy Wade

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    David Carradine, Keith Carradine

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    Les Stroud

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    Corey Harrison

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    Liev Schreiber

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    Michael Madsen, Timothy Stack

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    Jael de Pardo, Casey Brumels, Jarrod Tomassi

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    Eric Meyers, Tom McKay, Nicholas Aaron

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    Rick Quashnick, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen

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    Heather Graham, Steve Buscemi, Selma Blair

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    Bill Kerr

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    Julianna Margulies, Laura Linney, William Hurt

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    Jeff VanVonderen, Candy Finnigan

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    Christian Rodska

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    Darren Woodson, Zach Thomas, Eddie Kennison

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    Matthew Broderick, John Lithgow, Gary Sinise

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    Michael Palin

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    Martin Bashir, Ted Koppel, Charles Gibson

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    Edward R. Murrow

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    Dave Salmoni

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    Michael Moore, Janeane Garofalo, Karen Duffy

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    Luke Van Horn, Laura Dakin, Molly Kendall

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    Zelda Rubinstein, Siwan Morris

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    Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Rod Arthur, Suzanne McNabb

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    Liz Bonnin, Michaela Strachan

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