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The Best Hulu TV Shows 

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Updated March 18, 2020 8.5k votes 530 voters 37.8k views 282 items

The absolute best shows streaming on Hulu, ranked from the most popular to the least by the Ranker community. This list has all the top shows that are currently streaming on Hulu, including Hulu original shows. Which show is the best?
 
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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Lauren M. P. added Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Drama, Dystopian fiction

The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally ...more

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Rizzoli & Isles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
jmclegg added Angie Harmon, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 29

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Crime, Drama

Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, 2010) is an American police procedural television series based on the novel of the same name by Tess Gerritsen and created by Janet Tamaro. Detective Jane Rizzoli and ...more

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All the Rizzoli & Isles Books, Ranked Best to Worst #162 of 263 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time #11 of 67 The Best Crime Fighting Duo TV Series

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
SJSAlias added Timeless Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett

Genres (Tv): Drama, Science Fiction, Action

Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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#152 of 314 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time #262 of 391 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Sitcom

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, NBC 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in ...more

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The Best Characters On 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' #107 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years #325 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Nathan Fillion, Afton Williamson, Eric Winter

Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama, Comedy, Police procedural

The Rookie (ABC, 2018) is an American crime drama television series created by Alexi Hawley, based on true events. With dreams of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...more

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#60 of 123 The Best Serial Cop Dramas of All Time #135 of 151 The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows #104 of 233 The Best Ever Police Procedural Shows

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 14

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Drama, Comedy

The Office is a mockumentary that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is ...more

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Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 3

Genres (Tv): Adult animation, Sci-fi, Comedy, Adventure

Rick and Morty (Adult Swim, 2013) is an American adult animated science-fiction sitcom created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon. Cynical mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his fretful, easily ...more

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The Schwiftiest Rick and Morty Characters #233 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #102 of 314 The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

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ER is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
MattJackson added Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 15

Number of Episodes: 331

Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Drama, Medical fiction

ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and ...more

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The Best Seasons of 'ER' #42 of 263 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Timelisted on Longest Running US Drama Shows

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
MattJackson added Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 217

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Adventure film, + more

Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more

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This Artist Reimagines Popular Companies As Anime Characters #149 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #113 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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The Good Place is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Fantasy

The Good Place (NBC, 2016) is an American fantasy comedy television series created by Michael Schur. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) wakes up to discover she has entered the afterlife. When ...more

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The Best Characters on The Good Place, Ranked #219 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #189 of 391 TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
MattJackson added Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 7

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Satire, Romance TV, Comedy-drama, + more

Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The series stars Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the ...more

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The Best Parks and Recreation Characters #14 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #27 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
MattJackson added Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 180

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as ...more

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All of Jerry's Girlfriends, Ranked #2 of 296 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television Historylisted on The Longest Running US Sitcoms

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Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
darinmcc78 added Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy

Genres (Tv): Horror, Drama, Fantasy

Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by J. J. Abrams. Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes ...more

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Endlings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Michela Luci, Oyin Oladejo, Kamaia Fairburn

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Endlings (CBC/Hulu, 2020) is a Canadian television science fiction series. Set in a near future, Endlings centers around four foster children who discover they're not alone following the ...more
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The Act is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Patricia Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny

Genres (Tv): Drama, True Crime

The Act (Hulu, 2019) is an American true crime anthology drama web television series. A girl's (Joey King) quest for independence from the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective ...more

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Superstore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 91

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

Superstore (NBC, 2015) is an American single-camera sitcom television series about a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. The ensemble cast ...more

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#473 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #363 of 482 The Funniest TV Shows of All Time #191 of 216 The TV Shows with the Best Writing

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Good Trouble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Tommy Martinez

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Drama, Romance

Good Trouble (Freeform, 2019) is an American family drama television series, and a spinoff of The Fosters. Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana Foster (Cierra Ramirez) move to Los Angeles and ...more

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Law & Order: Special... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 21

Number of Episodes: 474

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal drama, + more

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City. In the style of the original Law & Order, ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 250

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Mockumentary, Family, Comedy, Family Film

Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco Bobadilla. The series follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los ...more

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The Best Characters On Modern Family #28 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #24 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
MattJackson added Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 264

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Farce, Comedy

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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These Fan Theories From 'Frasier' Are Pretty Wild - But They Could Be True #35 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Yearslisted on The Longest Running US Sitcoms

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 44

Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, Fairy tale, Comedy-drama, Fantasy

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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The Best Once Upon a Time Characters #75 of 802 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch #71 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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Everwood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
MattJackson added Treat Williams, Gregory Smith, Emily VanCamp

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 89

Genres (Tv): Drama

Everwood is an American drama television series that initially aired in the United States on The WB. The series is set in the fictional small town of Everwood, Colorado, and was filmed in Ogden, ...more

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#301 of 571 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time #6 of 45 The Greatest TV Shows About Small Towns

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It's Always Sunny in Phi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 94

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FXX, 2005) is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney. The series follows "The Gang", a group of five depraved underachievers: twins ...more

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30 Dope Facts You Didn't Know About It's Always Sunny #33 of 383 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years #145 of 263 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 18

Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Comedy, + more

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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Family Guy Fan Theories So Crazy They Might Be True #42 of 477 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Madelisted on Longest Running Animated Series

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hulu TV Shows
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 16

Number of Episodes: 356

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Medical drama, Romance TV, Drama, Comedy-drama, + more

Grey's Anatomy (ABC, 2005) is an American medical soap opera television series. The series focuses on the fictional lives of surgical interns and residents as they gradually evolve into seasoned ...more

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