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The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now  

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List Rules Vote on and add only male characters who are currently on television

Some of the greatest characters in this new golden age of TV are male right now, and their characters span centuries, cultures, and personalities of all types. The shows they're on range anywhere from fantasy to comedy to drama and everything in between. Which male characters are the best of the best on TV right now?

Are you a Tyrion Lannister kind of person, or a Sheldon Cooper lover instead? The choice is up to you. Vote up all of your favorite male characters currently on TV, and add any that aren't already on the list. 
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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sherlock
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Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural
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Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation
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John Watson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
John Watson Sherlock
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Castiel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
wawwhite1 added Supernatural
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Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
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Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
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Jon Snow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
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Sheldon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The Big Bang Theory
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Klaus Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Klaus Mikaelson The Originals
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Elijah Mikaelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Elijah Mikaelson The Originals
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Crowley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
BlackSilk added Supernatural
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Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
CheckinaCoulibaly added Family Guy
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Jughead Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
blackparade added Riverdale
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Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #17 The Walking Dead
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Jaime Lannister is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #12 Game of Thrones
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Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Iva1864 added The Vampire Diaries
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Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Once Upon a Time
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The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Dr. Who
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Bellamy Blake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
The 100
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Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #21 Mark Holmes added Game of Thrones
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Glenn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
voting closed at #22 The Walking Dead
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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Angela Lovell added
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Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
Sazonana added Suits
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Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Male Characters on TV Right Now
iMohammad added Family Guy