Silly TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On  

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List Rules Shows from any era that you wish you could be a character on. No reality or sketch comedy.

You don't just love your favorite TV series; you're obsessed with them. You don't just want to watch them over and over again; you want to live the series. There are just some television shows you absolutely want to be a character in, for any number of reasons. No matter if you're looking to be in a hilarious comedy or a nail-biting drama, there are many shows that it would likely be tons of fun and/or super interesting to be a part of.

Are you a huge fan of sci-fi? Do you want to believe that science can transcend what we know of the laws of physics? Perhaps joining the crew of Battlestar Galactica is your jam. Do you want to hang out with a bunch of crazy classmates in a Spanish study group that does anything but study? Hey, Community's probably your style. Or perhaps you want to boldly go where no one has gone before? Star Trek: The Next Generation has got to be your choice. Whether you want to join the great big Modern Family, or you want to time travel with the cast of Doctor Who, there are plenty of awesome television worlds and TV shows you'd like to be part of.

So vote up the television series you wish you were a character on and maybe the Happy Endings gang will invite you to sit with them, or you'll get a job in the Pawnee Parks Department. Even if the show is off the air, if you think it would be fun to have been a character on the series, vote it up!
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Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
bojanthebest added Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more

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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
bojanthebest added Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally ran on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith 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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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Amanda Renee Ash added Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs 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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen Modern Family is an American television sitcom that premiered on ABC on September 23, 2009, which follows the lives of Jay Pritchett and his family, all of whom live in suburban Los Angeles. ...more

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Zach Tyler, Dee Bradley Baker, Mae Whitman Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Avatar: The Last Airbender is set in an Asiatic-like world in which ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013. It is an adaptation of the BBC series of the same name. The Office was adapted for ...more

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker 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. Crime scene investigator ...more

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more

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When Calls the Heart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Megan Hamsher added Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Lori Loughlin When Calls the Heart (Hallmark Channel, 2014) is a Canadian-American television drama series developed by Michael Landon Jr., inspired by the book by Janette Oke. Accustomed to a high society ...more

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Wizards of Waverly Place is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Ms.green added Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, and stars Selena ...more

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm Animation with the division Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, Lucasfilm ...more

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the ...more

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
bojanthebest added Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies 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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell Arrow (The CW, 2012) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being ...more

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more

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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Allyson Mitchell added Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman Parks and Recreation is an American television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the parks department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana. Created ...more

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Caitlin Smith added Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson 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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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 ...more

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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. When Vandal Savage ...more

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
KassahWutke added Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels Boy Meets World is an American television sitcom that chronicles the coming of age events and everyday life-lessons of Cornelius "Cory" Matthews. The show follows Cory and his friends ...more

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to the setting of ...more

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Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. A spin-off from the 2005 revival of long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who, Torchwood aired ...more

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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser Mad Men is an American period drama television series created by Matthew Weiner. The series premiered on July 19, 2007 on the cable network AMC and is produced by Lionsgate Television. The ...more

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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek. The series premiered September 26, 2001, on the UPN television network with the final episode airing ...more

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Riverdale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
ggcookie added KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes Riverdale (The CW, 2017) is an American teen drama television series developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the characters of Archie Comics. The series follows Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) ...more

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more

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Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Geiger-SchutzElla added Jason Ritter, Alex Hirsch, Kristen Schaal Gravity Falls is an American animated television series created by animator Alex Hirsch for Disney Channel, now on Disney XD. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin ...more

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Winx Club is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Ms.green added Liza Jacqueline, Caren Manuel, Helena Evangeliou Winx Club is an Italian animated television series directed, created and produced by Iginio Straffi and his company Rainbow S.r.l. in co-production with Rai Fiction. It is part of the larger ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced ...more

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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series, set in the Star Trek universe. The show takes place during the 2370s, and begins on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy, 75,000 ...more

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Nika Giorgobiani added Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a ...more

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Sex and the City is an American television romantic sitcom created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. ...more

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Star vs the forces of evil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Allyson Mitchell added David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi 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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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on ...more

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter ...more

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Reign is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
ggcookie added Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs Reign is an American historical fantasy television series following the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots living in France. The series, created by Stephanie SenGupta and Laurie McCarthy, airs ...more

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Daria is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Ms.green added Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo Daria is an American animated television series created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV. The series focuses on Daria Morgendorffer, a smart, acerbic, and somewhat misanthropic ...more

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more

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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network from January 26, 1979 to February 8, 1985. The series was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners, ...more

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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition from his peers and the ...more

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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Lauralea Fox added Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A. Larson, that began the Battlestar Galactica franchise. Starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk ...more