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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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Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
carlybobarly added Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
wiabux added Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard House is an American television medical drama that originally ran on the Fox network for eight seasons, from November 16, 2004 to May 21, 2012. The show's main character is Dr. Gregory House, a ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more

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Scrubs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke Scrubs is an American medical comedy television series created by Bill Lawrence that aired from October 2, 2001 to March 17, 2010 on NBC and later ABC. The series follows the lives of employees ...more

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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
aldous_42 added Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in ...more

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
liplip added Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more

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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
wiabux added Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
wiabux added Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
RawnToler added Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ...more

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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more

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Futurama is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal Futurama is an American adult animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the ...more

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Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Mel Blanc, June Foray, Arthur Q. Bryan Looney Tunes is an American animated series of comedy short films produced by Warner Bros. from 1930 to 1969 during the golden age of American animation, alongside its sister series Merrie ...more

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
HollyMiller added Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
RRich added Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes 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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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon 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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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett Everybody Loves Raymond is an American television sitcom starring Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett, and Monica Horan. It originally ran on CBS from September ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas Dexter is an American television drama series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life ...more

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30 Rock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best TV Shows to Rewatch
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan 30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom that ran on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013, and was created by Tina Fey. The series, which is loosely based on Fey's ...more