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List Rules Live-action shows that have stories centered primarily around the military and military characters only.

The very best military shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest military shows also includes pictures from the shows, when available. Popular military TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining military show of all time is. Don't let your favorite military television programs fall to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of military television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date when available.

Everything from M.A.S.H. to Band of Brothers, and even that old standby of military sitcoms, Hogan's Heroes, is included on this list. There are lots of military shows on TV - new army TV shows, and old armed forces series - so checking out this ranked list will help you decide which to watch... maybe during your next Netflix binge?

What is the best military show of all time? What are the greatest military shows? From army TV shows to navy TV shows and any other top rated military shows you can think of, it's time to vote for the best of the best!
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1,793 343
Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Band of Brothers Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

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2
1,237 452
M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

3
1,390 589
NCIS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
anik-ethan added NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

4
1,763 508
The Unit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
The Unit Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson

5
622 373
Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Hogan's Heroes Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

6
1,177 419
The Last Ship is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
AustinWilliams added The Last Ship Travis Van Winkle, Jocko Sims, Eric Dane

7
472 72
The Pacific is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
bojanthebest added The Pacific Hugh Ambrose, Ed Tracy

8
453 275
Black Sheep Squadron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Black Sheep Squadron Robert Conrad, Simon Oakland, Dana Elcar

9
951 426
JAG is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
JAG David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux

10
351 257
The Rat Patrol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
The Rat Patrol Christopher George, Gary Raymond, Eric Braeden

11
590 415
NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
anik-ethan added NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

12
400 266
Combat! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Combat! Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert

13
400 286
McHale's Navy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
McHale's Navy Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway

14
749 407
Strike Back is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Boudou1984 added Strike Back Sullivan Stapleton, Philip Winchester, Michelle Lukes

15
432 347
Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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16
543 375
Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

17
489 421
NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
anik-ethan added NCIS: New Orleans Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan

18
578 321
The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

19
892 398
Generation Kill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Generation Kill Alexander SkarsgÄrd, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen

20
303 296
Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Star Trek: Enterprise Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

21
262 192
Twelve O'Clock High is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Twelve O'Clock High Frank Overton^! Paul Burke^! Chris Robinson

22
401 259
China Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
China Beach Dana Delany, Michael Boatman, Robert Picardo

23
306 240
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Jim Nabors, William Christopher, Allan Melvin

24
302 298
Last Resort is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
beernbugs added Last Resort Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts

25
485 231
Tour of Duty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Tour of Duty Terence Knox, Stephen Caffrey, Tony Becker

26
325 311
Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Stargate Atlantis Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

27
260 190
The World at War is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
The World at War Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill

28
238 184
Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

29
89 68
Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Brandon Schultz added Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes

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193 218
Jericho is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Jericho Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine

31
213 250
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

32
286 258
Army Wives is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Army Wives Wendy Davis, Catherine Bell, Brian McNamara

33
202 238
F Troop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
F Troop Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, Ken Berry

34
259 179
Mail Call is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Mail Call R. Lee Ermey

35
83 62
Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Jose Lamas added Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

36
63 81
Combat Missions is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
gasrp1 added Combat Missions Rudy Boesch, Dexter Fletcher, Eric Johnson

37
184 197
Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
chryssa-kout added Chicago Fire Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney, Monica Raymund

38
79 65
Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Brandon Schultz added Star Trek: The Original Series William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

39
236 290
Ultimate Force is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Ultimate Force Ross Kemp, Miles Anderson, Christopher Fox

40
92 93
Major Dad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Alan Michael added Major Dad Gerald McRaney, Matt Mulhern, Marisa Ryan

41
171 229
Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Sharpe Sarah Daykin^! Alex Macqueen^! Vicki Pepperdine

42
61 67
Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Brandon Schultz added Star Trek: Voyager Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson

43
180 149
Gettysburg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Military TV Shows

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164 232
Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Stargate Universe Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith

45
191 173
Victory at Sea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Victory at Sea

46
250 245
Over There is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Over There Ana Ortiz, Josh Henderson, Brigid Brannagh

47
108 217
seaQuest DSV is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
beernbugs added seaQuest DSV Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi

48
220 214
Sea Patrol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Sea Patrol John Batchelor, Matthew Holmes, Lisa McCune

49
108 216
The Phil Silvers Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
JayWeisburd added The Phil Silvers Show Dick Van Dyke, Alan Alda, Julie Newmar

50
142 228
Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Military TV Shows
Blackadder Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray