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The Best Musical TV Shows  

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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 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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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Rachel Bloom, Vincent Rodriguez III, Santino Fontana
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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Glee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison
Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley ...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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Smash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee
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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Victorious is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Matt Bennett
Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, ...more
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Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Vincent Martella, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Dan Povenmire
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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Hannah Montana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Miley Cyrus, Emily Osment, Jason Earles
Hannah Montana, also known as Hannah Montana Forever for the fourth season, is an American musical comedy series created by Michael Poryes, Rich Correll, and Barry O'Brien which focused on Miley ...more
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Big Time Rush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
SlashLover added Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos PenaVega
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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Empire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray
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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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day
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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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Hayden Panettiere
Nashville is an American musical drama television series. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R.J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan, and Connie ...more
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Schoolhouse Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Blossom Dearie, Jack Sheldon, Grady Tate
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) 13 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney
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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Rise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Josh Radnor, Marley Shelton, Auli'i Cravalho
Rise (NBC, 2018) is an American musical drama television series created by Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller, based on the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove. A working class high school drama ...more
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Star is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
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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J.O.N.A.S! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas
Jonas L.A. is a Disney Channel Original Series created by Michael Curtis and Roger S. H. Schulman, starring the Jonas Brothers. The pilot was filmed in September 2008, the series premiered on ...more
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The Monkees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith
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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Go! Live Your Way is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Pilar Pascual, Renata Toscano, José Giménez Zapiola
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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Flight of the Conchords is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Rhys Darby
Flight of the Conchords is an American/New Zealand television comedy series that was first shown on HBO on June 17, 2007. The show follows the adventures of Flight of the Conchords, a two-man ...more
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The Politician is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Bob Balaban, Benjamin Barrett, Lucy Boynton
The Politician (Netflix, 2019) is an American musical comedy television series created by Ryan Murphy. The show revolves around the political aspirations of Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy ...more
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I Ship It is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Helen Highfield, Riley Neldam, Yasmine Al-Bustami
I Ship It (CW Seed, 2016) is an American musical comedy television series. Roommates, co-workers, and best friends Ella (Helen Highfield) and Tim (Riley Neldam) start a band with interns Sasha ...more
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Soy Luna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
forevermortal3 added Soy Luna Karol Sevilla, Ruggero Pasquarelli, Valentina Zenere
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The Adventures of Mary-Kate & ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Mary-Kate Olsen
The Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley is a series of musical mystery videos starring twin actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The series was also written as children's books, usually ...more
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The Get Down is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
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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The Mighty Boosh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical TV Shows
Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Michael Fielding
The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy troupe featuring comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. Developed from three stage shows and a six-episode radio series, it has since spawned a total of ...more