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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 Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius "Cory" Matthews. The show follows Cory and his friends ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and ...more

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of ...more

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis The Nanny is an American television sitcom originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish Queens native who becomes the nanny of three children from the ...more

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
aria2000 added Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons on ...more

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more

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I Dream of Jeannie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily I Dream of Jeannie is an American sitcom with a fantastical premise. The show starred Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom ...more

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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
lolorina added Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more

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Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago suburb. The series, notable for being the first ...more

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more

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Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series. It was the first animated television series to be presented in Dolby Surround and the fourth collaboration of Steven Spielberg with ...more

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's ...more

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW, 1998) is an American improvisational comedy show adapted from the British show. Hosted by Aisha Tyler, the show features Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne ...more

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Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond Saved by the Bell is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from 1989 to 1993. A retool of the Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the show follows a group of friends and ...more

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more

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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and ...more

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The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that was broadcast from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966, on ABC. The show was produced by Hanna-Barbera. The ...more

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Night Court is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll Night Court is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984, to May 31, 1992. The setting was the night shift of a Manhattan court, presided over by the young, ...more

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The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo The Munsters is an American television sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters. It stars Fred Gwynne as Herman Munster and Yvonne De Carlo as his wife, Lily Munster. The ...more

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The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in primetime from September 23, 1962 to March 17, 1963, then later in syndication, with new episodes in ...more

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Inspector Gadget is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Don Adams, Holly Berger, Frank Welker Inspector Gadget is a French-Canadian–American animated television series that revolves around the adventures of a clumsy, dim-witted cyborg detective named lnspector Gadget—a human being with ...more

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
charlies3sexysleuths added Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes ...more

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The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Mel Blanc, June Foray, Jim Backus The Bugs Bunny Show is an animated television anthology series hosted by Bugs Bunny, that was mainly composed of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons released by Warner Bros. between August ...more

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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 ...more

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
charlies3sexysleuths added Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more

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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf Roseanne is an American sitcom that was broadcast on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997. Starring Roseanne Barr, the show revolved around the Conners, an Illinois working-class family. ...more

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
emlyt added Bob Saget, John Stamos, Dave Coulier Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, who enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters. It ...more

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
aria2000 added Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more

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Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently ...more

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal ...more

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Reba is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Reba McEntire, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Steve Howey Reba is an American sitcom starring Reba McEntire, which ran from 2001 to 2007. For the show's first five seasons, it aired on The WB, and crossed over to The CW for its final season. It is one ...more

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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
charlies3sexysleuths added Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus Gilligan's Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz via United Artists Television. The show had an ensemble cast that featured Bob Denver, Alan Hale, Jr., Jim ...more

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Wings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997. Starring Tim Daly and Steven Weber as brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, the show is set at the fictional "Tom ...more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ...more

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The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Brenda Song The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is an American sitcom created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan. The series was first broadcast on Disney Channel on March 18, 2005, with 4 million viewers, ...more

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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
charlies3sexysleuths added Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, ...more

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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, ...more

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Bob's Burgers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman Bob's Burgers is an American animated sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Belchers—parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, ...more

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The Looney Tunes Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows
Dimos Dicoudis added Kristen Wiig, Jennifer Esposito, Fred Armisen The Looney Tunes Show is an American animated sitcom that ran from May 3, 2011 through August 31, 2014 on Cartoon Network. The show features characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies ...more