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The Greatest TV Shows About Cats

Updated July 23, 2020 369 votes 49 voters 2.5k views26 items

List RulesThe 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
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    Garfield and Friends

    Lorenzo Music, Thom Huge

    Premiered1988

    Garfield and Friends is an American animated television series based on the comic strip... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Tom and Jerry

    Tom Kenny, Rick Zieff

    Premiered1940

    Tom and Jerry is an American animated series of short films created in 1940, by William Hanna... more on Wikipedia
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    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

    Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea

    Premiered1996

    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries

    Joe Alaskey, June Foray

    Premiered1995

    The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, is an animated... more on Wikipedia
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    Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Heathcliff

    Mel Blanc, Henry Corden

    Premiered1980

    Heathcliff is an animated TV series that debuted on October 4, 1980. It was the first series... more on Wikipedia
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    Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat

    Khaira Ledeyo, Holly G. Frankel

    Premiered2001

    Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat was a PBS animated program aired in 2001, adapted from Sagwa...
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    Must Love Cats is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Must Love Cats

    Must Love Cats is an Animal Planet television series hosted by John Fulton which premiered in... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    CatDog is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    CatDog

    Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny
    CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Cats 101 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Cats 101

    Cats 101 is a show that airs on Animal Planet.
  • 10
    My Cat from Hell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    My Cat from Hell

    My Cat from Hell is an American reality television series that airs on Animal Planet and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Adventures of Puss in Boot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    The Adventures of Puss in Boots

    Eric Bauza, Jayma Mays

    Premiered2015

    The Adventures of Puss in Boots (Netflix, 2018) is an American computer-animated web... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Heathcliff & the Catillac Cats

    Mel Blanc, Donna Christie

    Premiered1984

    Heathcliff is an animated television series that debuted on September 5, 1984. It was the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks

    Don Messick, Daws Butler

    Premiered1958

    Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks is a Hanna-Barbera cartoon that featured as a regular segment of... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    The Pink Panther Show

    Paul Frees, Rich Little

    Premiered1969

    The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of cartoon shorts produced by David H. DePatie and Friz... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Motormouse and Autocat is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Motormouse and Autocat

    Marty Ingels, Dick Curtis

    Premiered1970

  • 16
    Tig N' Seek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
    Tig n' Seek (HBO Max) is an American animated comedy television series created by Myke... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron

    Barry Gordon, Charles Adler

    Premiered1993

    SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron was an animated television series created by Christian... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Courageous Cat and Minute Mous is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse

    Dal McKennon

    Premiered1960

    Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse is a children's cartoon television show that was produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Bagpuss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Bagpuss

    Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr

    Premiered1974

    Bagpuss is a UK children's television series, made by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Peg + Cat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Peg + Cat

    Dwayne Hill, Hayley Faith Negrin
    Peg + Cat is an American-Canadian animated children's television series based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Snagglepuss is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Snagglepuss

    Don Messick, Daws Butler

    Premiered1959

  • 22
    The Lion Guard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    The Lion Guard

    Max Charles, Joshua Rush
    The Lion Guard (Disney Junior, 2016) is an American animated television series developed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Top Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Top Cat

    Leo DeLyon, Allen Jenkins

    Premiered1961

    Top Cat is an animated television series made by the Hanna-Barbera studios which ran from... more on Wikipedia
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    Eek! The Cat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Eek! The Cat

    Tawny Kitaen, Elizabeth Daily

    Premiered1992

    Eek! The Cat is an American-Canadian animated series, created by Savage Steve Holland and Bill... more on Wikipedia
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    Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Cats
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    Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har

    Mel Blanc, Daws Butler

    Premiered1962

    Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har (1962) is an animated television series produced by... more on Wikipedia
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