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The Best Musical TV Shows

Updated December 9, 2020 4.8k votes 759 voters 25.3k views57 items

List RulesVote up the best musical TV shows that have ever aired.

The very best musical TV shows inspire you to sing along. Taking the fun of Broadway musicals to the small screen, television musicals mix song and story into a show that keeps you watching and tapping your toes. This list of the best musical TV series, ranked from best to worst thanks to your votes, also includes pictures from the shows, names of the talented cast, and the premiere date.

Music TV shows have been a staple of television for years, and fans of musical TV definitely have favorites, so there's often debate about which shows the most entertaining musical series of all time. 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.

This list has everything from classic children's TV shows like School House Rock to edgy new takes on the genre like the 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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    Galavant

    Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson

    Premiered2014

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

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    Glee

    Lea Michele, Jane Lynch

    Premiered2009

    NetworkFox

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  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend3
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

    Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III

    Premiered2015

    NetworkThe CW

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  • Phineas and Ferb4
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    Phineas and Ferb

    Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

    Premiered2007

    NetworkDisney Channel

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    #55 of 349 The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time#8 of 644 The Best Cartoons of All Time

  • Julie and the Phantoms5
    37
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    Julie and the Phantoms

    Charlie Gillespie, Jadah Marie

    Premiered2020

    NetworkNetflix

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  • The Monkees6
    81
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    The Monkees

    Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz

    Premiered1966

    NetworkNBC

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  • Schoolhouse Rock7
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    Schoolhouse Rock

    Blossom Dearie, Jack Sheldon

    Premiered1973

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

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  • The Get Down8
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    The Get Down

    Justice Smith, Shameik Moore

    Premiered2016

    NetworkNetflix

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  • Sesame Street9
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    Sesame Street

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz

    Premiered1969

    NetworkPublic Broadcasting Service, Noggin, National Educational Television, PBS Kids Sprout

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  • Encore!10
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    Encore!

    Kristen Bell

    Premiered2019

    NetworkDisney+

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  • The Partridge Family11
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    The Partridge Family

    Shirley Jones, David Cassidy

    Premiered1970

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

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  • Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist12
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    Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

    Jane Levy, Skylar Astin

    Premiered2020

    NetworkNBC

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  • Smash13
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    Smash

    Debra Messing, Jack Davenport

    Premiered2012

    NetworkNBC

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  • Nashville14
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    Nashville

    Connie Britton, Clare Bowen

    Premiered2012

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

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  • Eli Stone15
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    Eli Stone

    Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge

    Premiered2008

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

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  • Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog16
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    Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

    Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion

    Premiered2008

    NetworkHulu

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  • Empire17
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    Empire

    Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson

    Premiered2015

    NetworkFox

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  • Victorious18
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    Victorious

    Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III

    Premiered2010

    NetworkNickelodeon

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  • The Politician19
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    The Politician

    Bob Balaban, Benjamin Barrett

    Premiered2019

    NetworkNetflix

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  • Star20
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    Star

    Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny

    Premiered2016

    NetworkFox

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  • Central Park21
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    Central Park

    Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess

    Premiered2020

    NetworkAppleTV+

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  • Go! Live Your Way22
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    Go! Live Your Way

    Pilar Pascual, Renata Toscano

    Premiered2019

    NetworkNetflix

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  • Flight of the Conchords23
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    Flight of the Conchords

    Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie

    Premiered2007

    NetworkHBO

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  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series24
    45
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    Premiered2019

    NetworkDisney +

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  • Hannah Montana25
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    Hannah Montana

    Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment

    Premiered2006

    NetworkDisney Channel

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