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The Best Musical TV Shows 

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Updated July 28, 2020 3.5k votes 659 voters 22.8k views 52 items

List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Musical TV series.

The very best musical shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest musical shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular musical TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining musical show of all time is. Don't let your favorite musical television programs in history (or the newest musical TV shows) get 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 musical television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

This list has everything from classic children's TV shows like School House Rock to edgy new takes on the genre like the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and answers the questions, "What is the best musical show of all time?" and "What are the greatest musical shows?"

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Glee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison

Premiered: 2009

Glee (Fox, 2009) is an American musical comedy-drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of ...more

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana

Premiered: 2015

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW, 2015) is an American romantic musical comedy-drama television series created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna. After bumping into her first love, a New York ...more

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Galavant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Vinnie Jones
Galavant is an American fairy tale-themed musical comedy television series that was created, written, and executive produced by Dan Fogelman with executive producers Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, ...more

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Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire

Premiered: 2007

Phineas and Ferb is an American animated comedy-musical television series. Originally broadcast as a one-episode preview on August 17, 2007 and again previewed on September 28, 2007, the series ...more

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Schoolhouse Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Blossom Dearie, Jack Sheldon, Grady Tate

Premiered: 1973

Schoolhouse Rock! is an American interstitial programming series of animated musical educational short films that aired during the Saturday morning children's programming on the U.S. television ...more

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Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

Premiered: 1969

Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and images communicated ...more

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The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

Premiered: 1966

The Monkees is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from September 1966 to March 1968. The series follows the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as rock ...more

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Smash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee

Premiered: 2012

Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. ...more

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Hayden Panettiere

Premiered: 2012

Nashville (ABC, 2012) is an American musical drama television series created by Callie Khouri. The series centers around country queen Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), and rising star Juliette ...more

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The Partridge Family is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Susan Dey

Premiered: 1970

The Partridge Family is an American musical television sitcom series starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones is a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five ...more

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The Get Down is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
The Get Down Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Jaden Smith
The Get Down (Netflix, 2016) is a musical drama television series set in the South Bronx in the late 1970s. The show's title refers to parts of disco and R&B records that could be repeated ...more

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Victorious is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett

Premiered: 2010

Victorious (Nickelodeon, 2010) is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called ...more

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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Alon... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day

Premiered: 2008

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is a 2008 musical comedy-drama miniseries in three acts, produced exclusively for Internet distribution. Filmed and set in Los Angeles, the show tells the story of ...more

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray

Premiered: 2015

Empire (Fox, 2015) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The life of hip hop mogul, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious Lyon (Terrence ...more

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Encore! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Kristen Bell

Premiered: 2019

Encore! (Disney+, 2019) is an American musical reality television series and a spin-off of the 2017 special of the same name. Host Kristen Bell reunites now-adult cast members to re-stage ...more
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Eli Stone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine

Premiered: 2008

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Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles

Premiered: 2006

Hannah Montana, also known as Hannah Montana Forever in its fourth and final season, is an American musical comedy television series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O'Brien. ...more

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Zoey's Extraordinary Pla... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher

Premiered: 2020

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBC, 2020) is an American musical fantasy dramedy television series. The show is set around Zoey's (Jane Levy) ability to recognize the thoughts of the people ...more

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Flight of the Conchords ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby

Premiered: 2007

Flight of the Conchords (HBO, 2007) is an American/New Zealand comedy series created by James Bobin and real-life duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. Cutting edge musical comics Bret and ...more

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Central Park is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Leslie Odom Jr.

Premiered: 2020

Central Park (AppleTV+, 2020) is an animated musical comedy television series created by Loren Bouchard. Central Park tells the story of a family of caretakers, who live and work in Central ...more

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Star is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Star Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O'Grady
Star (Fox, 2016) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. It revolves around three talented young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany ...more
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Big Time Rush is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
SlashLover added Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega

Premiered: 2009

Big Time Rush is an American television series that originally aired on Nickelodeon from November 28, 2009 until July 25, 2013. It was created by Scott Fellows. and focused on the Hollywood ...more

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Go! Live Your Way is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Go! Live Your Way Pilar Pascual, Renata Toscano, José Giménez Zapiola

Premiered: 2019

Go! Vive a tu manera (Netflix, 2019), or "Go! Live Your Way," is an Argentinean television musical romance series. Fiercely talented Mia (Pilar Pascual) receives a scholarship to a ...more
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The Politician is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Bob Balaban, Benjamin Barrett, Lucy Boynton

Premiered: 2019

The Politician (Netflix, 2019) is an American musical comedy television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The show revolves around the political aspirations of Payton ...more
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Station Zero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
aja-craig added Riggs Morales, Carlito Rodriguez, Scratch

Premiered: 1999

Station Zero (MTV, 1999) is an American animated musical comedy television series. The daily episodes follow a group of kids who ran a fictional public-access TV show called Live From The Bronx, ...more