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List of the best TV shows to rewatch, as ranked by television fans and critics. When the weekend comes around and you can’t bring yourself to get out of your PJs and go out into the sun, it can be nice to have a lazy few days doing nothing but having a marathon of your past favorite shows. Hundreds of shows throughout the decades are considered perfect rewatching material by the biggest television fans. No matter what sort of genre you feel like, there’s a series out there for you. All of the series on this list are completely available on DVD, while most of them can be found instantly on online services like Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.

If you’re interested in having a laugh, sitcoms like 30 Rock, The Office, and Parks and Recreation are often good choices. Experiencing sci-fi favorites like Lost and Battlestar Galactica as if they were new again can be extremely entertaining. Fans of classic series may love spending the weekend with Star Trek, The Munsters, and The Wonder Years.

What are the best television series to rewatch? Depending on your genre preference, there are plenty of shows to remember your favorite storylines, discover things you missed the first time, and catch up before anew season begins.

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
carlybobarly added The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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741 710
House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
wiabux added House Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

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730 539
South Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
liplip added South Park Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Isaac Hayes

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627 517
That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
aldous_42 added That '70s Show Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis

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699 642
Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Scrubs Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan

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514 840
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
wiabux added Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

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607 576
Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

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486 611
Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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540 616
M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
RawnToler added M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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684 483
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Futurama Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal

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651 470
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Looney Tunes Mel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan

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897 634
Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
wiabux added Game of Thrones Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington

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745 496
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
HollyMiller added The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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455 491
Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
RRich added Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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627 431
The Office is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

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481 507
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

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426 564
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
King of the Hill Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon

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423 574
Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Everybody Loves Raymond Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

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391 570
30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
30 Rock Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan

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544 393
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

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448 351
Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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352 429
My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
fezziwig added My Name Is Earl Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly

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434 414
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas

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445 530
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

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664 472
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

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430 314
The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts

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651 621
Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Supernatural Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beave

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251 286
Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
DolittleD added Monty Python's Flying Circus Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

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497 502
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

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302 183
Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
eilish added Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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401 283
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Golden Girls Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

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264 310
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
MarkJohnson added 3rd Rock from the Sun John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

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405 393
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

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539 437
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

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246 126
Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
lalispeter added Scooby-Doo Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

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395 320
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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272 423
Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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195 249
Community is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
JacksonMay added Community Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

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551 447
Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn

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472 460
Lost is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Lost Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

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275 180
I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
HollyMiller added I Love Lucy Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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231 195
Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
lalispeter added Mr. Bean Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Matilda Ziegler

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287 340
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Wonder Years Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern

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500 488
The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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276 271
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
SpongeBob SquarePants Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke

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171 241
Taxi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
looksharp added Taxi Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, Danny DeVito

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308 300
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Saturday Night Live Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers