TV TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On  

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List Rules Shows from any era that you wish you could be a character on. No reality or sketch comedy.

You don't just love your favorite TV series; you're obsessed with them. You don't just want to watch them over and over again; you want to live the series. There are just some television shows you absolutely want to be a character in, for any number of reasons. No matter if you're looking to be in a hilarious comedy or a nail-biting drama, there are many shows that it would likely be tons of fun and/or super interesting to be a part of.

Are you a huge fan of sci-fi? Do you want to believe that science can transcend what we know of the laws of physics? Perhaps joining the crew of Battlestar Galactica is your jam. Do you want to hang out with a bunch of crazy classmates in a Spanish study group that does anything but study? Hey, Community's probably your style. Or perhaps you want to boldly go where no one has gone before? Star Trek: The Next Generation has got to be your choice. Whether you want to join the great big Modern Family, or you want to time travel with the cast of Doctor Who, there are plenty of awesome television worlds and TV shows you'd like to be part of.

So vote up the television series you wish you were a character on and maybe the Happy Endings gang will invite you to sit with them, or you'll get a job in the Pawnee Parks Department. Even if the show is off the air, if you think it would be fun to have been a character on the series, vote it up!
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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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When Calls the Heart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
When Calls the Heart Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Martin Cummins

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Heroes Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Avatar: The Last Airbender Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Torchwood John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Star Trek: Enterprise Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Boy Meets World Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Legends of Tomorrow Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill

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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Mad Men Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Star Trek: Voyager Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
One Tree Hill Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
The Mentalist Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Fringe Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
7th Heaven Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
The Dukes of Hazzard Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach

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The Last Ship is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
The Last Ship Travis Van Winkle, Jocko Sims, Eric Dane

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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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Heroes Reborn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Heroes Reborn Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay

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Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Dawson's Creek James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Degrassi: The Next Generation Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar

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Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Little House on the Prairie Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush