The Best Military TV Shows

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List Criteria: 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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    Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar

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    Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway

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    Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

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    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin

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    Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

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    Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

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    Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker

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    Frank Overton^! Paul Burke^! Chris Robinson

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    Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts

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    Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill

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    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

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    Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

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    Combat Missions is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Combat Missions Rudy Boesch, Dexter Fletcher, Eric Johnson

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    Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund

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    John Batchelor, Matthew Holmes, Lisa McCune

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    Benjamin Bratt, Aunjanue Ellis, Dennis Hopper

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    Dick Van Dyke, Alan Alda, Julie Newmar

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    Victory at Sea is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Victory at Sea

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    James Morrison, Joel de la Fuente, Kristen Cloke

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    Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Marisa Ryan

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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