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List Rules Television series you hate yourself for watching -- but can't seem to quit. NO reality or game shows.

List of the best guilty pleasure TV shows, past and present, including sitcoms, dramas, reality shows, and game shows. These are the TV shows you won’t admit to watching -- even though you secretly do. Guilty pleasure television is addictive, and often horrible, but it never fails to draw in viewers. This list includes the TV shows you can’t stop watching, the greatest guilty pleasure TV shows of all time.

 Why are we so ashamed to admit that we can’t get enough of these so-called guilty pleasure TV shows? Perhaps it’s because, deep down, we recognize that these ‘so bad they’re addictive’ TV programs are truly terrible. Guilty pleasure dramas take everything to the extreme, adding crazy plot lines revolving around forbidden love, backstabbing, or jealousy. Guilty pleasure sitcoms are so cheesy they’re funny. Guilty pleasure reality shows are usually, paradoxically, unrealistic and showcase the worst in human nature. But much like a train wreck, viewers can’t stop themselves from looking.

 Some guilty pleasure TV shows have become so thanks to age. After all, millions of people watched “Full House” and “Beverly Hills, 90210” when they first aired -- but would you admit to watching them now? Even if you secretly do?

 This list contains the best guilty pleasure television shows of all time. Although everyone has their own ideas about what should be labeled ‘guilty pleasure’ TV, it’s not hard to admit that these shows, while not the greatest examples of television, are one thing: addictive.
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Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
KassahWutke added Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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173 142
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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41 19
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

4
132 118
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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36 16
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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34 15
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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165 147
Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

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64 49
American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
aria2000 added American Horror Story Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett

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113 109
Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Married... with Children Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal

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23 11
The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The Muppet Show Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

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22 10
The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The Addams Family John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy

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19 7
The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The Nanny Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis

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29 18
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

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19 8
Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Boy Meets World Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

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26 16
Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Whose Line Is It Anyway? Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

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29 20
Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

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65 65
The Office is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
lolorina added The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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28 20
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Roseanne Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf

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100 108
Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Saved by the Bell Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond

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20 12
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Pinky and the Brain Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

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26 19
Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

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18 10
I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added I Dream of Jeannie Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily

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106 114
Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Gossip Girl Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley

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91 101
Full House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
emlyt added Full House Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier

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34 29
I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
charlies3sexysleuths added I Love Lucy Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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107 116
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale

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13 6
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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12 5
Step by Step is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Step by Step Patrick Duffy, Suzanne Somers, Brandon Call

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17 11
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Desperate Housewives Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

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50 55
Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
aria2000 added Once Upon a Time Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

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17 12
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Animaniacs Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille

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12 6
Reba is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Reba Reba McEntire, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Steve Howey

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21 17
Shameless is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Shameless Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky

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11 5
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick

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20 16
Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Home Improvement Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman

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32 31
Batman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
charlies3sexysleuths added Batman Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier

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14 9
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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14 9
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added DuckTales Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

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14 9
Lizzie McGuire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Lizzie McGuire Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Robert Carradine

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14 9
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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87 104
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
emlyt added Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

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9 3
Night Court is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Night Court Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

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The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The Magic School Bus Lily Tomlin, Dan Tamberelli, Daniel DeSanto

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21 18
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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12 7
The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added The Munsters Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

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12 7
Who's the Boss? is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Who's the Boss? Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano

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33 33
Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
charlies3sexysleuths added Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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20 17
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

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96 121
Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi