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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    The West Wing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    The West Wing Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney

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    House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows


    House of Cards Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright

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    Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Patina Miller

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    Scandal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows


    Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes

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    The Wire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows


    The Wire Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn

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    Homeland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows


    Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend

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    Borgen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows


    Borgen Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Emil Poulsen

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    The Americans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    The Americans Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor

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    Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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    Boss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows


    Boss Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen, Hannah Ware

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    The Good Wife is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    The Good Wife Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles

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    24 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    24 Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

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    Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows


    Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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    Commander in Chief is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows


    Commander in Chief Geena Davis, Donald Sutherland, Harry Lennix

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    Boardwalk Empire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows


    Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza

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    State of Affairs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    State of Affairs Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Adam Kaufman

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    Veep is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale

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    Spin City is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    Spin City Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear

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    Alpha House is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    Alpha House John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Matt Malloy

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    Suits is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    Suits 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


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

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    Political Animals is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    Political Animals Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk

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    The Thick of It is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    The Thick of It Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan, Chris Addison

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    Christine Lahti, Matt Long, Logan Lerman

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    Yes Minister is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    Yes Minister Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds

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    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Beth Malone, Jan Maxwell

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    Party Animals is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    Party Animals 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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    Nick Blood, Andrew Brooke, Bertie Carvel

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    The Royals is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Political Drama TV Shows

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    Joan Collins, Andrew Bicknell, Merritt Patterson

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