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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 Friends 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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
bojanthebest added The Big Bang Theory 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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Once Upon a Time is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Once Upon a Time 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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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
How I Met Your Mother 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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When Calls the Heart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Megan Hamsher added When Calls the Heart Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Martin Cummins

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Doctor Who 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) 7 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Amanda Renee Ash added Sherlock 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) 8 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Modern Family 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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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Cheers 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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added The Flash Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker The Flash is an American television series developed by writer/producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen / ...more

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Avatar: The Last Airbender 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) 12 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
The Office 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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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Star Wars: The Clone Wars 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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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Star Trek: The Original Series 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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. When he returns home to ...more

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Heroes 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) 17 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Firefly 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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Lost is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Lost 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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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
bojanthebest added The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie ...more

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 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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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Star Trek: Enterprise 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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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
KassahWutke added Boy Meets World 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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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Gilmore Girls 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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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Battlestar Galactica 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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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Parks and Recreation 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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Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Torchwood 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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Daria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Ms.green added Daria 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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Wizards of Waverly Place is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Ms.green added Wizards of Waverly Place 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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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Caitlin Smith added Criminal Minds 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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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Mad Men 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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Legends of Tomorrow 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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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Star Trek: The Next Generation 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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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
New Girl 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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Winx Club is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Ms.green added Winx Club 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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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Lauralea Fox added Farscape 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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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Sex and the City 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 Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Star Trek: Voyager 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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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are, in ...more

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Fringe 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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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
KassahWutke added One Tree Hill Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton One Tree Hill is an American television drama series created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB. After the series' third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The ...more

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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
konstantinos20142 added The Mentalist Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang The Mentalist is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23, 2008 until February 18, 2015, broadcasting 151 episodes over seven seasons, on CBS. The show was ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Battlestar Galactica 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

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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi Naruto is a 2002 TV program written by Masashi Kishimoto and directed by Hayato Date.

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
KassahWutke added 7th Heaven Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel 7th Heaven is an American family drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on August 26, 1996, on The WB, the first time that the network aired Monday ...more

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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added The Dukes of Hazzard 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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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex–U.S. Army Special Forces personnel who, after being imprisoned as war ...more

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Heroes Reborn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Heroes Reborn Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay Heroes Reborn is a 2015 TV series.

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Dragon Ball Z 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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Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
KassahWutke added Degrassi: The Next Generation Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. Degrassi is the fourth fictional ...more

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Downton Abbey 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