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Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On  

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List Rules Only TV dramas currently airing new episodes.

At some point when watching TV throughout the day, every one envisions themselves as a character on their favorite show. In the case of current TV dramas, there's a broad range of shows that would surely be a blast to be a character on. Whether one thinks they're dramatic enough to mesh with the rest of the cast, or they just want to be on the show for no good reason, most people have had that same feeling. 

From the ever-popular Supernatural to the always-intriguing NCIS, there's a long list of dramas out there. Maybe you see yourself as a great possible companion on Dr. Who. Or would you be a better fit slaying zombies and securing hideouts in The Walking Dead? Whatever drama you wish you were a part of, just know you're not alone in dreaming. 

Vote up the TV dramas you'd most like to be a character on below, and down vote any that aren't as appealing. If a current show is missing, go ahead and add it to the list. 

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 8

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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American Horror Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Evan Peters

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

American Horror Story (FX, 2011) is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series centering on different characters and locations, ...more

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How to Get Away with Mur... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch

Premiered: 2014

This television show is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her students become ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

Number of Seasons: 26

Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
The OA
Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson
The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more

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True Detective is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Each season focuses on detectives investigating violent offences.

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff

Premiered: 2013

The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 9

The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 8

Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright
Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 10

NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts investigations ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

The Walking Dead (A&E, 2010) is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
voting closed at #16
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

Premiered: 2014

Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more

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Vikings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Vikings (History, 2013) is a historical drama television series created by Michael Hirst. A farmer (Travis Fimmel) rises to fame by successful raids into England, and eventually becomes a ...more

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9-1-1: Lone Star is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Rob Lowe, Liv Tyler, Ronen Rubinstein

Premiered: 2020

9-1-1: Lone Star (Fox, 2020) is an American procedural drama television series and a spinoff of 9-1-1. The show follows a sophisticated New York cop (Lowe) who, along with his son, re-locates to ...more

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv
Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in the late '70s and early '80s, the series revolves around two FBI ...more

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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 5

The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

Premiered: 2015

Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Law & Order: Special... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 13

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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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah Hawley, and inspired by the 1996 film. Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and wrong doings ...more

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The Resident is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Casey Nicole added
Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood
The Resident (Fox, 2017) is an American medical drama television series created by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, and Roshan Sethi. Idealistic young Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) begins his ...more
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Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current TV Dramas You Wish You Were A Character On
Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Premiered: 2015

Daredevil (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Blind lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) ...more

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