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The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows 

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List of popular Lifetime Television shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled Lifetime Television TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Lifetime Television TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Lifetime Television, 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.

List features shows like Will & Grace, The Golden Girls.

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

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Dance Moms is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Abby Lee Miller, Maddie Ziegler, Chloe Lukasiak

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Dance Moms (Lifetime, 2011) is an American reality television series. It is set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Abby Lee Dance Company and follows the early careers of children in dance and ...more

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

Premiered: 1985

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Drop Dead Diva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Brandy Norwood, April Bowlby, Margaret Cho

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, + more

Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime, 2009) is a legal comedy drama fantasy television series created by Josh Berman. It stars Brooke Elliott as Jane, a plus-size lawyer whose body is inhabited by the soul ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

Premiered: 2005

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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Project Runway is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Reality Competition, Reality television

Project Runway (Bravo, 2004) is an American reality television series created by Eli Holzman. Model Heidi Klum hosts contestants as they compete with each other to create the best clothes and ...more

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Army Wives is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Wendy Davis, Catherine Bell, Brian McNamara

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Drama

Army Wives is an American drama television series that follows the lives of four army wives, one army husband, and their families. The series premiered on Lifetime on June 3, 2007. The show had ...more
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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more

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Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Smith

Premiered: 1987

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, Mystery, Reality television

Unsolved Mysteries is an American television program, hosted by Robert Stack from 1987 to 2002 and later by Dennis Farina starting in 2008. The show was broadcast first as specials in 1987, then ...more

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Romantic comedy

How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 2005) is an American sitcom created by Craig Thomas and Carter Bays. Through a series of flashbacks, Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) recounts to his children the journey he ...more

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You is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Drama

You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes. A clever bookstore manager (Penn Badgley) relies on ...more

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America's Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
John Walsh

Premiered: 1988

Genres (Tv): News, Reality television

America's Most Wanted is an American television program produced by 20th Television, and was the longest-running program of any kind in the history of the Fox Television Network until it was ...more

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Desperate Housewives is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Mystery, Comedy-drama

Desperate Housewives (ABC, 2004) is an American mystery comedy-drama television series created by Marc Cherry. Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends (Teri Hatcher, ...more

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Reba is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Reba McEntire, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Steve Howey

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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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Project Runway: All Star... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Angela Lindvall, Carolyn Murphy, Alyssa Milano

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Reality Competition, Reality television

Project Runway All Stars is a spin-off series based on Project Runway. It features 13 designers from seasons 1-9 of the original series with a new host, new judges and a new mentor.
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Intimate Portrait is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Meredith Vieira

Premiered: 1995

Genres (Tv): Non-fiction

Intimate Portrait is a biographical television series on the Lifetime cable network focusing on different celebrities, which includes interviews with each subject. People which have been ...more
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The Client List is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Loretta Devine, Colin Egglesfield

Genres (Tv): Drama

The Client List (Lifetime, 2012) is an American television drama series developed by Jordan Budde, based on the TV film. After her husband abandons her and their children, Riley Parks (Jennifer ...more
17
Any Day Now is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Jeff Dunham, Annie Potts, Lorraine Toussaint

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Drama

Any Day Now is an American drama series that aired on the Lifetime network from 1998 to 2002. The show stars Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, who are best friends despite the difference in ...more
18
Bring It! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Dianna Williams, Camryn Harris, Makalah Whitenson

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Dance, Reality

Bring It! (Lifetime, 2014) is an American dance reality television series. In Jackson, Mississippi, Coach Dianna "Miss D" Williams and her Dancing Dolls compete against other rival
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Preachers' Daughters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Preachers' Daughters

Premiered: 2013

Preachers' Daughters is an American docusoap series that premiered on March 12, 2013, and airs on Lifetime. It was revealed in a September 2013 press release regarding another Lifetime series ...more
20
Devious Maids is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Judy Reyes

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Drama, Comedy-drama

Devious Maids is an American television comedy-drama series created by Marc Cherry, produced by ABC Studios and executive produced by Cherry, Sabrina Wind, Eva Longoria, Paul McGuigan, Larry ...more

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Supermarket Sweep is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
David Ruprecht

Premiered: 1965

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

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UnREAL is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Shiri Appleby, Craig Bierko, Freddie Stroma

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Drama

Unreal (Lifetime, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. A young reality television producer (Shiri Appleby) is pushed by her ...more
23
Strong Medicine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Rosa Blasi, Janine Turner, Tamera Mowry

Premiered: 2000

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

Strong Medicine is a medical drama with a focus on feminist politics, health issues and class conflict, that aired on the Lifetime network from 2000 to 2006. The series was created and produced ...more

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Little Women: LA is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Little Women: LA Terra Jolé, Tonya Banks, Elena Gant

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Reality

Little Women: LA (Lifetime, 2014) is an American reality television series. The series chronicles the lives of little women who are friends living in Los Angeles, California in their quests to ...more
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The Rap Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lifetime Television TV Shows
Jermaine Dupri, Jayla Marie

Genres (Tv): Reality, Contest

The Rap Game is an American reality television series. Young contestants are pushed to the challenge when they enter this reality show about what it really means to be in the Hiphop/ Rap