Cats The Greatest TV Shows About Cats  

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List Rules The best shows about, or starring, cats, both scripted and reality.

Chances are you're either a dog person or a cat person, and if you're a dog person it means you probably strongly dislike cats. But even the most vocal dog person can't resist the charms of some of the best cat shows on TV. That's because, whether you associate these shows with the love 'em or hate 'em creatures that think they're better than us, these shows about cats have been on our televisions since the very beginning, and they've provided us with some of the most entertaining and enjoyable content around. 

There's no shortage of shows about cats that have pulled us into their world and proven just how funny and bizarre a world filled with cats really is. Whether they're cartoons for kids, adults, or cats to watch while their humans are off at work, there are TV shows about cats for everyone. 

The series on this list, all of which feature a cat of one kind or another as the star - from silly mangy little runts to majestic, annoying show cats - are all here to stoke our love of the cat world, while reminding us exactly why they've been man's (second) best friend since the beginning. So let's chase around a ball of yarn, go to the bathroom in a box of sand, yowl loudly in the middle of the night, and rank this list of shows about cats from best to worst.

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Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger
Garfield and Friends is an American animated television series based on the comic strip Garfield by Jim Davis. The show was produced by Film Roman, in association with United Feature Syndicate ...more
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Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, June Foray
Heathcliff is an animated TV series that debuted on October 4, 1980. It was the first series based on the Heathcliff comic strip and was produced by Ruby-Spears Productions. It ran until ...more
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10 1
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Tom Kenny, Rick Zieff, Gary Cole
Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. It centers on a rivalry between its two main characters, Tom Cat and Jerry ...more
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7 1
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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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4 1
Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Mel Blanc, Donna Christie, Roger Carel
Heathcliff is an animated television series that debuted on September 5, 1984. It was the second series based on the Heathcliff comic strip and was produced by DIC Entertainment. It ran in ...more
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5 3
The Adventures of Puss in Boot... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Eric Bauza, Jayma Mays, Joshua Rush
The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Netflix, 2018) is an American computer-animated web television series based on the character Puss In Boots from the Shrek franchise. The series follows the ...more
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5 3
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Joe Alaskey, June Foray, Frank Welker
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, is an animated television series which aired from 1995 to 2002 on Kids' WB.
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Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Khaira Ledeyo, Holly G. Frankel, Carrie Finlay
Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat was a PBS animated program aired in 2001, adapted from Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat books by Amy Tan.
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5 4
My Cat from Hell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
My Cat from Hell
My Cat from Hell is an American reality television series that airs on Animal Planet and premiered in May 2011. It stars Jackson Galaxy, a cat behaviorist by morning — and a musician by night — ...more
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4 3
CatDog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui
CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog. ...more
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Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Dwayne Hill, Hayley Faith Negrin
Peg + Cat is an American-Canadian animated children's television series based on the children's book "The Chicken Problem", which was published in 2012. The series is created by Billy ...more
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4 5
Must Love Cats is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Must Love Cats
Must Love Cats is an Animal Planet television series hosted by John Fulton which premiered in the United States in February 2011. In each episode, he travels through different parts of the ...more
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Snagglepuss is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Don Messick, Daws Butler
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2 4
The Lion Guard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Max Charles, Joshua Rush, Dusan Brown
The Lion Guard (Disney Junior, 2016) is an American animated television series developed by Ford Riley, based on the 1994 Disney film. Simba's son Kion, along with his friends Bunga the honey ...more
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2 4
Courageous Cat and Minute Mous... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Dal McKennon
Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse is a children's cartoon television show that was produced by Trans-Artists Productions and syndicated by Tele Features Inc. in 1960. The characters were created ...more
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Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Don Messick, Daws Butler
Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon that featured as a regular segment of the television series The Huckleberry Hound Show from 1958 to 1961.
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Eek! The Cat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Tawny Kitaen, Elizabeth Daily, Bill Kopp
Eek! The Cat is an American-Canadian animated series, created by Savage Steve Holland and Bill Kopp and produced by Fox Kids and Savage Studios with animation by Nelvana, that ran from 1992 to ...more
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1 3
Top Cat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Leo DeLyon, Allen Jenkins, Arnold Stang
Top Cat is an animated television series made by the Hanna-Barbera studios which ran from September 27, 1961 to April 18, 1962 for a run of 30 episodes on the ABC network.
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0 2
Bagpuss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner
Bagpuss is a UK children's television series, made by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate. The series of 13 episodes was first broadcast from 12 February 1974 to 7 May 1974 through their company ...more
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SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadro... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Barry Gordon, Charles Adler, Gary Owens
SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron was an animated television series created by Christian Tremblay and Yvon Tremblay and produced by Hanna-Barbera and Turner Program Services. The series takes ...more
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Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Mel Blanc, Daws Butler
Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har (1962) is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. The episodes revolved around ever-hopeful lion Lippy (Daws Butler) attempting to get rich ...more
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Cats 101 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Cats 101
Cats 101 is a show that airs on Animal Planet.
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Nature Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon
Nature Cat (PBS, 2015) is an American-Canadian educational animated children's television series. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred, a house cat with dreams of exploring outside, ...more