Entertainment The Best Special Interest TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Special Interest TV series.

The very best special interest shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest special interest shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular special interest TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining special interest show of all time is. Don't let your favorite special interest television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of special interest television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

This list below has a variety of shows, like Jamie's 30 Minute Meals and American Music Awards, in it.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best special interest show of all time?" and "What are the greatest special interest shows?"
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Jesus of Nazareth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
James Earl Jones, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer
Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatises the birth, ...more
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15 5
Antiques Roadshow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Bruce Parker, Angela Rippon, Arthur Negus
Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which antiques appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom to appraise antiques brought in by local people. It has been running ...more
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13 5
Deadliest Warrior is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Deadliest Warrior is a television program in which information on historical or modern warriors and their weapons are used to determine which of them is the "deadliest" based upon ...more
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8 1
Growing Up in the Universe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Growing Up in the Universe
Growing Up in the Universe was a series of lectures given by Richard Dawkins as part of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, in which he discussed the evolution of life in the universe. The ...more
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10 3
My Strange Addiction is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
My Strange Addiction is an American documentary television series that premiered on TLC on December 29, 2010. The Pilot was broadcast on May 5, 2010. The series focuses on people with unusual ...more
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11 4
Watch Mr. Wizard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Don Herbert
Watch Mr. Wizard is an American television program for children that demonstrated the science behind ordinary things. The show's creator and on-air host was Don Herbert. Marcel LaFollette said ...more
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11 4
Ancient Aliens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress
Ancient Aliens (History, 2010) is an American television series that presents hypotheses of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology, and legends contain evidence of ...more
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12 5
Highway Patrol is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Broderick Crawford, Art Gilmore, William Boyett
Highway Patrol is a syndicated action crime drama series produced from 1955 to 1959.
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8 2
Liquid Television is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Anne Ashbey, Richard Blair, Gordon Clark
Liquid Television is an animation showcase that appeared on MTV. The first season of Liquid Television also aired on BBC Two in co-production with MTV. Ultimately, MTV commissioned three seasons ...more
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11 5
Survivorman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Les Stroud
Survivorman is a Canadian-produced television program, broadcast in Canada on the Outdoor Life Network, and internationally on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. The show aired 5 seasons and ...more
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9 4
Austin City Limits is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Austin City Limits is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin, Texas, by Public Broadcasting Service Public television member station KLRU, and broadcast on many PBS ...more
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7 2
infoMania is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
infoMania
InfoMania is an American half-hour weekly satirical news-show that aired on the Current TV television network from 2007 to 2011. The program was initially hosted by Conor Knighton and later ...more
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8 3
Dr. G: Medical Examiner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Jan C. Garavaglia, Jeff Colt, Sandy Ludwig
Dr. G: Medical Examiner is a reality television series shown on TLC and Discovery Fit & Health. Dr. G, or Dr. Jan Garavaglia, is the Chief Medical Examiner with Florida's District Nine ...more
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7 2
Jamie's 30 Minute Meals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Jamie Oliver
Jamie's 30-Minute Meals is a series of 40 episodes aired in 2010 on Channel 4 in which Jamie Oliver cooks a three- to four-dish meal in under 30 minutes.
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7 2
Icons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Icons
Icons was a documentary TV show that aired on G4 from May 1, 2002 to March 4, 2007. It originally focused on significant people, companies, products, history, and milestones in the world of ...more
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6 1
Silent Library is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Zero Kazama
Silent Library is an Europe television game show which aired on MTV and MuchMusic. The series is based on one of the segments in the popular Japanese variety show Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya ...more
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8 3
Sister Wives is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Kody Brown, Meri Brown, Janelle Brown
Sister Wives (TLC, 2010) is an American reality television series that documents the life of a polygamist family, which includes patriarch Kody Brown, his four wives, and their 18 children.
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7 2
The World at War is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill
The World at War is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War. At the time of its completion in 1973 it was the most expensive series ever ...more
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8 3
Attack of the Show! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Candace Bailey
Attack of the Show! is an American live television program that formerly aired weeknights on G4, G4 Canada Fuel TV, HOW TO Channel, and Maxxx. Episodes were hosted by Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, ...more
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9 4
Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May
Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is the most widely watched factual television programme in the world. It began in 1977 as a conventional ...more
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7 2
Pit Bulls & Parolees is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Tia Torres, Tania Torres, Mariah Torres
Pit Bulls & Parolees is an American reality television series on Animal Planet which confronts the misunderstandings of the Pit Bull breed. The series debuted on October 30, 2009. It ...more
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7 3
Undressed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Max Greenfield, Christina Hendricks, Sarah Lancaster
Undressed is an American anthology series that aired on MTV from July 26, 1999 to September 5, 2002. The series was created and executive produced by British director Roland Joffé.
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7 3
Top of the Pops is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Lisa Snowdon, Fearne Cotton, Alan Freeman
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. It was traditionally ...more
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6 2
Soundstage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Soundstage
Soundstage is an American live concert television series produced by WTTW Chicago and HD Ready. The original series aired for 13 seasons between 1974 and 1985; a new series of seasons began in ...more
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6 2
Juvies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Special Interest TV Shows
Juvies
Juvies is an MTV television show following minors in the Lake County, Indiana Juvenile Justice Complex. The series' first and only season debuted on MTV in February 2007, and has re-aired ...more