TV programs The Best Military TV Shows  

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List Rules Live-action shows that have stories centered primarily around the military and military characters only.

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

Everything from M.A.S.H. to Band of Brothers, and even that old standby of military sitcoms, Hogan's Heroes, is included on this list. There are lots of military shows on TV - new army TV shows, and old armed forces series - so checking out this ranked list will help you decide which to watch... maybe during your next Netflix binge?

What is the best military show of all time? What are the greatest military shows? From army TV shows to navy TV shows and any other top rated military shows you can think of, it's time to vote for the best of the best!

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

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Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Hogan's Heroes Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

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The Unit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
The Unit Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson

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The Last Ship is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
The Last Ship Travis Van Winkle, Jocko Sims, Eric Dane

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Black Sheep Squadron is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Black Sheep Squadron Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar

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The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
The Pacific Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

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JAG is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
JAG David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux

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The Rat Patrol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
The Rat Patrol Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Eric Braeden

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

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Combat! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Combat! Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert

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McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
McHale's Navy Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway

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Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Strike Back Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes

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NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
NCIS: New Orleans Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

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Generation Kill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Generation Kill Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen

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Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin

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Twelve O'Clock High is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Twelve O'Clock High Frank Overton^! Paul Burke^! Chris Robinson

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China Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
China Beach Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo

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Tour of Duty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Tour of Duty Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker

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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Star Trek: Enterprise Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

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Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Last Resort Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts

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The World at War is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
The World at War Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill

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Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Stargate Atlantis Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

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Army Wives is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Army Wives Wendy Davis, Catherine Bell, Brian McNamara

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F Troop is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
F Troop Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

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Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Chicago Fire Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

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Mail Call is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Mail Call R. Lee Ermey

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Combat Missions is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Combat Missions Rudy Boesch, Dexter Fletcher, Eric Johnson

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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Jericho Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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Ultimate Force is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Ultimate Force Ross Kemp, Miles Anderson, Christopher Fox

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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Major Dad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Major Dad Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Marisa Ryan

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Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Sharpe Sarah Daykin, Alex Macqueen, Vicki Pepperdine

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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Star Trek: Voyager Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson

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seaQuest DSV is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
seaQuest DSV Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi

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Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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The Phil Silvers Show is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
The Phil Silvers Show Dick Van Dyke, Alan Alda, Julie Newmar

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Victory at Sea is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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Over There is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Over There Ana Ortiz, Josh Henderson, Brigid Brannagh

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Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Blackadder Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray

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Sea Patrol is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Sea Patrol John Batchelor, Matthew Holmes, Lisa McCune

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E-Ring is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
E-Ring Benjamin Bratt, Aunjanue Ellis, Dennis Hopper