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The Best ION Television TV Shows

Updated October 7, 2020 1.5k votes 356 voters 14.4k views19 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on ION.

This list of the top current and canceled ION Television shows of all time includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best ION TV shows of all time includes old ION series, 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.

Answering the question, “What is the best ION show of all time?”, this list includes favorites like Hope Island, Flashpoint, and Mysterious Ways. If you're interested in dramas there’s everything from Little Men to Durham County. If reality shows are your thing, then ION Television has got your back with Candid Camera. For fans of wholesome shows ION Television has you covered with shows like Flipper and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

What are the best ION Television series ever? Vote up the best ION shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.


  • 1
    Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon

    PremieredJuly 11, 2008

    Flashpoint is a Canadian police drama television series that debuted on 11 July 2008 on CTV in Toronto. In the United States, the series currently airs reruns on Ion Television and in the United...  more
  • 2
    Suzanne Somers, Dom DeLuise

    PremieredAugust 10, 1948

    Candid Camera (ABC, 1948) is an American hidden camera reality television series created by Allen Funt. The show involves concealed cameras filming ordinary people being confronted with unusual...  more

    When The Host Of Candid Camera’s Plane Got Hijacked, Everyone Thought It Was A Joke... But It Wasn't#114 of 500 The Funniest TV Shows Of All Time#11 of 29 The Best TV Shows of the 1940s

  • 3
    Lee Strobel


    Faith Under Fire is a television series that aired every Saturday at 10pm EST on PAX TV and was hosted by Lee Strobel. In the main segments, two guests would discuss current issues related to...  more
  • 4
    Laura Vandervoort, Tyler Posey


    Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye is an American television series that premiered in 2002 on the PAX Network. The show ended in May 2005 due to PAX's decision to halt the production of original programming. It was...  more
  • 5
    Jessica Alba, Laura Harring


    Flipper, is an American revival television series of the original 1964 Flipper television series. The first two seasons aired in first-run syndication; seasons 3 and 4 aired on the PAX network. The...  more
  • 6
    Monty Hall, Warren Oates

    PremieredMarch 23, 1950

    Beat the Clock is a Goodson-Todman game show that aired on American television in several versions since 1950. The original show, hosted by Bud Collyer, ran on CBS from 1950 to 1958 and ABC from 1958...  more

    #136 of 158 The Greatest Shows of the 1960s, Ranked#25 of 61 The Best Game Shows of the 1970s#15 of 52 The Best Game Shows of the 1960s

  • 7
    Hugh Dillon, Helene Joy

    PremieredMay 7, 2007

    Durham County is a one-hour Canadian dramatic television series produced by Back Alley Film Productions Ltd. and Muse Entertainment Enterprises. It starred Hugh Dillon as Mike Sweeney, a homicide...  more
  • 8
    Rae Dawn Chong, Adrian Pasdar


    Mysterious Ways is a Canadian/American television science fiction/drama series that was produced in-house by what was once PAX TV, in association with Lionsgate Television and CTV. The show first...  more
  • 9
    Michelle Burke, Spencer Rochfort

    PremieredNovember 7, 1998

    Little Men is a Canadian television show that first aired on November 7, 1998 on the PAX TV network and was shown in Canada on CTV beginning January 1, 1999. The show is set as a continuation from...  more
  • 10
    Lance Bass, Mario Lopez


    America's Most Talented Kid is an American television series that originally aired on NBC on March 28, 2003. In each round, three age groups of talented children would perform songs, dance numbers,...  more
  • 11
    Elizabeth Lackey, Shaun Benson


    Just Cause is a Canadian legal drama television series produced by Mind's Eye Entertainment. Filming was done in Vancouver, British Columbia but the series is set in San Francisco, California....  more
  • 12
    Jack Barry


    Twenty One is an American game show which aired in the late 1950s. While it included the most popular contestant of the quiz show era, it became notorious for being a rigged quiz show which nearly...  more
  • 13
    David Ruprecht


    Supermarket Sweep is an American television game show. The format combined an ordinary team-based quiz show with the novel concept of a live, timed race through a supermarket. In the timed race,...  more

    #13 of 113 The Greatest Game Shows of All Time#4 of 14 Bizarre Game Shows That Were Actually on the Air at One Point#104 of 114 The Best TV Shows On Amazon Prime

  • 14


    The Emeril Lagasse Show was a weekly talk show starring Emeril Lagasse. It aired on Sundays at 5:00PM Eastern on Ion Television. The program originally premiered on April 18, 2010, airing at...  more
  • 15
    Dee Bradley Baker, Mark L. Walberg


    Shop 'til You Drop is an American game show that was on the air intermittently between 1991 and 2005. Four different series were produced during that time, with the first premiering on Lifetime on...  more
  • 16
    Bill Engvall, Elayne Boosler


    Balderdash is an American television panel game show that aired on PAX TV from August 2, 2004 to February 4, 2005 with repeats airing until April 22. It was hosted by Elayne Boosler and announced by...  more
  • 17


    Hollywood Showdown is an American game show that aired on both PAX and Game Show Network from January to November 2000, then returned solely on GSN in early 2001 and ran until April 2002. Reruns...  more
  • 18


    The Reel-to-Reel Picture Show is a game show that aired on PAX from August 31 to October 2, 1998. Peter Marshall was the host and Bill Armstrong announced. It was the network's first game show,...  more
  • 19


    Dirty Rotten Cheater is a game show that aired on PAX from January 6 to April 14, 2003. The show's gameplay combines elements of Weakest Link and Family Feud along with the BBC game format The Enemy...  more