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The Best A&E Network TV Shows  

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List of popular A&E Network shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled A&E Network TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best A&E Network TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on A&E Network, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

This list contains shows like Psychic Kids and Billy the Exterminator.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with A&E Network on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite A&E Network TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top A&E Network television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the A&E Network network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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The First 48 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
The First 48 Dion Graham, Caroline Mason, Tony Mullins
The First 48 (A&E, 2004) is an American documentary television series that offers an insider's look at the real-life world of homicide investigators.
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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips
“Longmire,” a contemporary thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert Taylor ...more
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Duck Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson
Duck Dynasty is an American reality television series on A&E that portrays the lives of the Robertson family, who became wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander. The West ...more
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Cold Case Files is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Danny Pino, Anthony Green
Cold Case Files (A&E, 1999) is a reality legal docuseries hosted by Bill Kurtis. The show documents the investigation of many long-unsolved murders (referred to as "cold cases" in ...more
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Ghost Hunters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Grant Wilson
Ghost Hunters is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on October 6, 2004, on Syfy and was revived in 2019 on A&E. The program features paranormal investigators ...more
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After the First 48 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
After the First 48
After the First 48 is an American documentary television series on A&E. It is the companion series to The First 48. While the original series deals with the steps taken to discover, locate, ...more
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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson
Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more
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Intervention is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Jeff VanVonderen, Candy Finnigan
Intervention (A&E, 2005) is an American documentary television series created by Sam Mettler. It follows one/two participant(s), who are dependent or are addicted, documented in anticipation ...more
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American Justice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Bill Kurtis
For over ten years, AMERICAN JUSTICE® has been the gold standard of criminal justice programming, tackling today's toughest issues through the cases that challenge and change the law. Famous ...more
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Storage Wars is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Dan Dotson, Laura Dotson, Emily Wears
Storage Wars (A&E, 2010) is an American reality television series narrated by Thom Beers. Professional buyers visit storage facilities throughout the state and bid on these lockers.
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Serial Killers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Serial Killers
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Ancient Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Ancient Mysteries is a television series that was produced by FilmRoos and originally broadcast on A&E between 7 January 1994 and 3 May 1998 with reruns airing until 2000. Reruns were also ...more
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Beyond Scared Straight is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
A's hit series BEYOND SCARED STRAIGHT, which premiered as the highest-rated original series launch in the network's history, returns for a new season. The series, inspired by "SCARED ...more
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Leah Remini: Scientology and t... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Leah Remini, Mike Rinder
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (A&E, 2016) is a documentary series presented by Leah Remini and Mike Rinder. Each episode features former members of the church describing their ...more
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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco
The Sopranos is an American drama television series created by David Chase. Revolving around the fictional New Jersey-based Italian-American Tony Soprano, the show portrays the difficulties he ...more
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Biography is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Joan Lunden, Peter Graves, David Hart Smith
Biography is a documentary television series that had three original runs, twice on CBS and the current on A&E then The Biography Channel then FYI. It was originally a half-hour filmed ...more
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The Killing Season is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Joshua Zeman, Rachel Mills
The Killing Season (A&E, 2016) is an American true crime documentary TV series executive produced by Alex Gibney. The series follows documentarians Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they ...more
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Parking Wars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Bill Kurtis
Parking Wars is a reality television series which aired on the A&E television network. The program followed traffic enforcement employees as they ticket, "boot," and tow cars as ...more
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The First 48: Missing Persons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
The First 48: Missing Persons Bill Mondy
The First 48: Missing Persons is an American documentary television series on A&E. The series debuted on June 2, 2011, with the second season premiering on March 15, 2012.
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Mysteries of the Bible is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Mysteries of the Bible Jean Simmons, Richard Kiley
Mysteries of the Bible is an hour-long television series that was originally broadcast by A&E from March 25, 1994 until June 13, 1998 and aired reruns until 2002. The series was about ...more
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City Confidential is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Paul Winfield, Keith David, David Madison
City Confidential is an American documentary television show, transmitted on the A&E Network, which singled out a community during each episode and investigated a crime that had occurred ...more
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Shipping Wars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Shipping Wars is a reality TV series on A&E that began airing on January 10, 2012. The show follows various independent carriers who have discovered that money can be made transporting items ...more
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Paranormal Cops is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Ron Fabiani, Thomas Froelich, Brian Jones
Paranormal Cops is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on January 19, 2010, on A&E. The program was produced by NorthSouth Productions for A&E. It followed ...more
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Born This Way is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Born This Way
Born This Way (A&E, 2015) is an Emmy Award-winning American reality television series. It features seven adults with Down Syndrome who work hard to achieve goals and overcome obstacles.
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The Glades is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best A&E Network TV Shows
Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez
The Glades is a crime drama television series, created by Clifton Campbell, that aired on the A&E network for four seasons from July 11, 2010, to August 26, 2013. The police procedural show ...more