The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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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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    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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    Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

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    Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller

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    Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

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    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

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    Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Emil Poulsen

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    Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor

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    Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen, Hannah Ware

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    Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Geena Davis, Donald Sutherland, Harry Lennix

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    Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

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    Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Adam Kaufman

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    John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy

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    Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear

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    Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

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    The Final Cut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    The Final Cut Ian Richardson^! Diane Fletcher^! Paul Freeman

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    Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk

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    Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan, Chris Addison

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    Christine Lahti, Matt Long, Logan Lerman

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    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Beth Malone, Jan Maxwell

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    Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds

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    Matt Smith, Andrea Riseborough, Colin Salmon

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    Deutschland 83 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    Deutschland 83 Jonas Nay, Maria Schrader, Ulrich Noethen

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    The Royals is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    Joan Collins, Andrew Bicknell, Merritt Patterson

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    Nick Blood, Andrew Brooke, Bertie Carvel

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