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The Best Political Drama TV Shows

List Criteria: Vote up your favorite dramatic series that are about politics and politicians.

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

The West Wing and House of Cards are included on this list along with many more political dramas. These are without a doubt the best political dramas on TV. Many feature the best fictional politicians to ever grace the small screen, along with other notable characters. Political TV dramas often have intense storylines, win countless awards, and are among the top-rated TV shows in any genre. 

What is the best political drama show of all time? What are the greatest political drama shows? And, most importantly, what do YOU think are the best political TV shows? Political television shows are as popular as ever and they aren't going away any time soon, so be sure to check out the names of political drama shows and series on this list and upvote the best of the best!

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Rob Lowe, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Sheen

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    Kevin Spacey, Kate Mara, Robin Wright

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    Madam Secretary

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    Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn, Khandi Alexander

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    Claire Danes, Morena Baccarin, Damian Lewis

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    Idris Elba, Bobby Brown, Method Man Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Lars Mikkelsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Sidse Babett Knudsen

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    Kelsey Grammer, T.I., Sanaa Lathan

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    Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Julianna Margulies, Alan Cumming, Christine Baranski Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Elisha Cuthbert, Kiefer Sutherland, Janeane Garofalo Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Grace Park, Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer

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    Geena Davis, Donald Sutherland, Natasha Henstridge

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    Steve Buscemi, Michael Shannon, Gretchen Mol Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer

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    Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Michael J. Fox

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    John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    The Final Cut Ian Richardson, Diane Fletcher

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    Battleground

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    Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, David Harbour

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    Bradley Cooper, Jessica Paré, Logan Lerman

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    Outlander

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    Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan, Chris Addison

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    Matt Smith, Andrea Riseborough, Colin Salmon

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    Gina Torres, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty

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    Deutschland 83 Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen

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    Nick Blood, Andrew Brooke, Bertie Carvel

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    The Royals Joan Collins, Andrew Bicknell, Merritt Patterson

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