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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    Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

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    Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill

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    Combat Missions is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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    Combat Missions Rudy Boesch, Dexter Fletcher, Eric Johnson

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    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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    Sarah Daykin, Alex Macqueen, Vicki Pepperdine

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    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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    Ana Ortiz, Josh Henderson, Brigid Brannagh

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    Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray

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    Victory at Sea is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Military TV Shows


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