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TV 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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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
bojanthebest added The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
bojanthebest added Friends Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow

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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

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When Calls the Heart is listed (or ranked) 4 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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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 5 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

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 6 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

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Modern Family Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Amanda Renee Ash added Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs

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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

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Heroes Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

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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

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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Arrow Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey

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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

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 15 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

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
bojanthebest added The Walking Dead Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 17 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

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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

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Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Torchwood John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 20 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

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
KassahWutke added Boy Meets World Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Gilmore Girls Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 24 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

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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Lauralea Fox added Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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Mad Men is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Mad Men Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser

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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 27 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

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 28 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

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Parks and Recreation Amy Poehler, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman

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Daria is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Ms.green added Daria Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo

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Wizards of Waverly Place is listed (or ranked) 31 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

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Winx Club is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Ms.green added Winx Club Liza Jacqueline, Caren Manuel, Helena Evangeliou

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Caitlin Smith added Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 34 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

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 35 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

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
KassahWutke added 7th Heaven Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel

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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
KassahWutke added One Tree Hill Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton

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The A-Team is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added The A-Team George Peppard, Mr. T, Dwight Schultz

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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 41 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

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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 42 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

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 43 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

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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
konstantinos20142 added The Mentalist Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 45 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

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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 46 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

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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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The Last Ship is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
Jason M Hall added The Last Ship Travis Van Winkle, Jocko Sims, Eric Dane

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Heroes Reborn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Shows You Wish You Were a Character On
brian-james added Heroes Reborn Jack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay

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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