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The Best Television Syndication TV Shows 

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

This list contains shows like Scooby-Doo and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.

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

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Hercules: The Legendary ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith

Premiered: 1995

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Historical fantasy, Drama, Adventure film, + more

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American/New Zealander television series filmed in New Zealand. It was produced from January 16, 1995 to November 22, 1999, and was very loosely based on ...more

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Highlander: The Series ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes

Premiered: 1992

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, + more

Highlander: The Series is a fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series featuring Duncan MacLeod of the Scottish Clan MacLeod, as the eponymous "Highlander". A slight ...more

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#38 of 341 The Best Sci-Fi Television Series Of All Time #380 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time #91 of 147 The Greatest TV Title Sequences Ever

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Star Trek: The Next Gene... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

Premiered: 1987

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, Science Fiction

Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more

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Voltron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Jack Angel, Michael Bell, Peter Cullen

Premiered: 1984

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Adventure film, Science Fiction

Voltron: Defender of the Universe is an animated television series that features a team of space explorers that pilot a giant super robot known as "Voltron". Initially produced as a ...more

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#121 of 482 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #107 of 375 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #191 of 864 The Best Anime Series of All Time

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Renegade is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Renegade Lorenzo Lamas, Stephen J. Cannell, Kathleen Kinmont

Premiered: 1992

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action, Action film

Renegade is an American television series that ran for 110 episodes spanning 5 seasons, first broadcast between September 19, 1992 and April 4, 1997. The series was created by Stephen J. ...more

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He-Man and the Masters o... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary

Premiered: 1983

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Adventure film, Action, + more

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an American animated television series produced by Filmation based on Mattel's successful toy line Masters of the Universe. The show, often referred to ...more

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#34 of 375 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #64 of 482 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #84 of 728 The Best Cartoons of All Time

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Relic Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Tia Carrere, Christien Anholt, Lindy Booth

Premiered: 1999

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Mystery, Adventure film, Action, Fantasy

Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. Actress Lindy Booth starred for the first two seasons; Tanja Reichert replaced her for the ...more

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#295 of 571 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time #119 of 124 TV Shows with the Hottest Casts #98 of 154 The Best Action-Adventure TV Shows

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The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Matt Frewer, Brian George, John Byner

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Animation, Comedy

The Pink Panther is a 1993 animated television series. It was credited as a co-production of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation, Mirisch-Geoffrey DePatie-Freleng and United Artists and distributed by ...more

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#98 of 482 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #23 of 728 The Best Cartoons of All Time #4 of 236 The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time

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Adventures of Superman ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
George Reeves, Noel Neill, Bill Kennedy

Premiered: 1952

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Children's television series, Adventure film, + more

Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on comic book characters and concepts created in 1938 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The show is the first television series to ...more

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Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Soap opera, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action

Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, starring David Hasselhoff. The show was canceled ...more

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#180 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time #259 of 571 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Timelisted on Longest Running US Drama Shows

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The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Premiered: 1976

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Variety show, Children's television series, Live action, Comedy, + more

The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets. After two pilot episodes produced in 1974 and 1975 ...more

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The Most Interesting Muppet Show Characters #144 of 219 The TV Shows with the Best Writing #11 of 590 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc

Premiered: 1962

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Science Fiction, + more

The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in primetime from September 23, 1962 to March 17, 1963, then later in syndication, with new episodes in ...more

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#6 of 375 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #32 of 482 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #36 of 341 The Best Sci-Fi Television Series Of All Time

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She Spies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Natasha Henstridge, Kristen Miller, Natashia Williams

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Action

She Spies is an action-adventure television show that ran from September 9, 2002 until May 17, 2004, in two seasons. The show was sold into syndication but the first four episodes premiered on ...more
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Star Trek: Deep Space Ni... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

Premiered: 1993

Genres (Tv): Military science fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action, + more

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to the setting of ...more

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Xena: Warrior Princess ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi

Premiered: 1995

Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, + more

Xena: Warrior Princess is an American/New Zealand television series filmed in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. The series was created in ...more

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Cleopatra 2525 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Gina Torres, Victoria Pratt, Jennifer Sky

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Science Fiction

Cleopatra 2525 is an American science fiction television series that aired in syndication for two seasons, from January 2000 to March 2001. It appeared as the first part of the Back2Back Action ...more
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Star Blazers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson

Premiered: 1979

Genres (Tv): Space opera, Animation, Military science fiction, Drama, Adventure film, + more

Star Blazers is an American animated television series adaptation of the Japanese anime series Space Battleship Yamato I, II and III. Star Blazers was first broadcast in the United States in ...more
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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Alan Young, Russi Taylor, Terence McGovern

Premiered: 1987

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Mystery, Comedy-drama, + more

DuckTales is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It premiered on September 18, 1987 and ended on November 28, 1990 with a total of four seasons and ...more

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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

Premiered: 1969

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Mystery, Situation comedy, + more

Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was ...more

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Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Charles Adler, John Kassir, Tress MacNeille

Premiered: 1990

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Comedy, Animated series

Tiny Toon Adventures is an American animated comedy television series that was broadcasting from September 14, 1990 through May 28, 1995 as the first collaborative effort of Steven Spielberg's ...more

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#10 of 375 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time #34 of 482 The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made #36 of 728 The Best Cartoons of All Time

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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rang... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Animation, Children's television series, Mystery, Adventure film, Comedy, + more

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is an animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, it featured the established Disney characters ...more

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V.I.P. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Pamela Anderson, Molly Culver, Shaun Baker

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Action

V.I.P. is an American action/comedy-drama series starring Pamela Anderson. Created by J. F. Lawton, the series aired in syndication for four seasons from 1998 to 2002.
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Jeopardy! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire

Premiered: 1964

Genres (Tv): Game show

Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The show features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of ...more

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Cartoon, Animation, Television comedy, Sitcom, Satire, + more

King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Television Syndication TV Shows
Sean Astin, Greg Cipes, Rob Paulsen

Premiered: 1987

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Children's television series, Adventure film, Comedy, + more

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated television series produced by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and the French company IDDH. The pilot was shown during the week of December 14, 1987 in ...more

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fan Theories #8 of 375 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Timelisted on Longest Running Animated Series