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23 Copy Properties List 

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Updated January 28, 2020 830 votes 12 voters 594 items

The best TV theme songs and TV intros of all time will take you back to some of the greatest moments in TV. Television theme songs set the tone for the entire series, and for the beginning of each episode. We all have a special connection to what we think are the best TV themes. They get stuck in our head, we sing them without noticing, and we remember them fondly after a series has ended. These are the most famous opening theme songs from the most popular TV shows. 

What are the best TV theme songs? Vote on the best TV show theme songs here and make sure your favorite gets the attention it deserves. If you think The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song was the coolest or you loved the Friends intro song...by all means, vote! Help improve this list of the best TV theme songs of all time.

 

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Ted

Premiered: 1982

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 273

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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Green Acres is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor, Tom Lester

Premiered: 1965

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 170

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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Night Court is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll

Premiered: 1984

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 193

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy, Legal

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Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille

Premiered: 1995

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Kids' WB, Hub Network, Cartoon Network

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

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George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

Premiered: 1983

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 98

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Military, Adventure film, Action, + more

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

Premiered: 1985

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 180

Network: NBC, Lifetime Television

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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The Mary Tyler Moore Sho... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

Premiered: 1970

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 168

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

Premiered: 1976

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 120

Network: Associated Television, ITV, CBS

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

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Paul Frees, Rich Little, Dave Barry

Premiered: 1969

Network: American Broadcasting Company, NBC

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

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Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

Premiered: 1978

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 90

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rang... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Corey Burton, Peter Cullen, Jim Cummings

Premiered: 1989

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: Rede Globo, Disney Channel, American Broadcasting Company

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

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Malcolm in the Middle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 151

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Television comedy, Sitcom, Comedy

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Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North

Premiered: 1969

Number of Seasons: 23

Number of Episodes: 350

Network: USA Network, Boomerang, American Broadcasting Company, Television syndication, The WB Television Network, + more

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

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William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Premiered: 1966

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 79

Network: NBC

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

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William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp

Premiered: 1981

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 44

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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

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The Rockford Files is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos

Premiered: 1974

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 123

Network: NBC

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, + more

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Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

Premiered: 1966

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 171

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, + more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 71

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film, + more

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 14

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Space Western, Space opera, Drama, Comedy-drama, Science Fiction

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Airwolf is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord

Premiered: 1984

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 79

Network: USA Network, CBS

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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American Bandstand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Dick Clark

Premiered: 1952

Number of Seasons: 31

Number of Episodes: 883

Network: USA Network, WPVI-TV, American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Music, Talk show, Variety show

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Barney Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Steve Landesberg

Premiered: 1975

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 168

Network: American Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Premiered: 1992

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 85

Network: Fox Kids, Fox Broadcasting Company

Genres (Tv): Crime, Children's television series, Superhero fiction, Adventure film, Action, + more

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Fat Albert and the Cosby... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer

Premiered: 1972

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 44

Network: CBS

Genres (Tv): Animation, Sitcom, Children's television series

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Get Smart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 23 Copy Properties List
Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt

Premiered: 1965

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 138

Network: CBS, NBC

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Crime, Sitcom, Comedy