Best TV Shows What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?  

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List Rules Popular shows that are not available for instant watching on Netflix streaming

What TV shows do you most want on Netflix streaming? While Netflix does offer some great streaming TV shows, and will likely add more in coming months, several fantastic TV shows are only available via DVDs at the moment. At one point or another, some of the shows listed here were available for Netflix streaming, but for whatever reason, they were pulled. If you have a favorite TV show that you'd love to watch on Netflix streaming, and it's not listed here, by all means, add it!

Let's face it: For all the best streaming Netflix TV shows that are currently available, there are scores of others that you've got to order as DVDs. That can be really frustrating. If you want to sit and watch every single episode of 'Veronica Mars' in two days, then by GOD you should be able to do it, without having to stalk the mailman! And seriously, Netflix, what gives with 'Gilmore Girls'? You can stream every single stinking episode of 'Law & Order: SVU' but you can't give us one of the greatest cop dramas ever on television, 'The Wire,' as a streaming show?

With cult favorite TV shows like 'Freaks and Geeks,' 'The X-Files' and 'Arrested Development' included as part of Netflix's streaming content library, why not try and add more? 'Party Down' comes to mind immediately, as does 'Pushing Daisies' and 'Northern Exposure.'

Be sure to vote for your favorite shows you'd most want on Netflix streaming, add any that might be missing, and hopefully we'll all get what we want. Eventually. Also check out our best TV shows on Netflix list for even more great Netflix viewing. 
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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more

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ER is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and ...more

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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as ...more

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House of Anubis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
10365 people added Alex Sawyer, Eugene Simon, Brad Kavanagh House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and ...more

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Trend231 added Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of ...more

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the ...more

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
smellsrank added Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern 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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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis This show 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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Community is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover Community is an American television sitcom created by Dan Harmon that premiered on NBC on September 17, 2009. The single-camera series follows an ensemble cast of students at a community college ...more

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring Veronica Mars is an American mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the ...more

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
VanessaHawelu added Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and ...more

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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin Northern Exposure is an American television series that ran on CBS from 1990 to 1995, with a total of 110 episodes. It dealt with a New York City physician, Dr. Joel Fleischman, who is sent to ...more

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan Castle is an American drama television series, which premiered on ABC on March 9, 2009. The series is produced jointly by Beacon Pictures and ABC Studios. Created by Andrew W. Marlowe, it ...more

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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn The Wire is an American drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was ...more

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Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows ...more

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars ...more

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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on the Fox network in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. The ...more

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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Timetraveler55 added Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, ...more

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Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently ...more

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Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Batman: The Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and originally aired on the Fox Network ...more

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Justified is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter Justified is an American television drama series developed by Graham Yost. It is based on Elmore Leonard's short story. Timothy Olyphant portrays Raylan Givens, a tough U.S. Marshal enforcing ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
AJ_Smiles added Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more

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Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
VanessaHawelu added Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright Kim Possible is an American animated television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle for Disney Channel. It centers on Kim Possible, a teenage fighter who has the task of dealing ...more

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Moonlighting is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as ...more

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
sonof100maniacs added Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In the small town of South Park, four boys get caught up in all sorts of bizarre ...more

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life ...more

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Band of Brothers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston Band of Brothers is a 2001 American WWII drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom ...more

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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride Pushing Daisies is an American fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller that aired on ABC from October 3, 2007, to June 13, 2009. The series stars Lee Pace as Ned, a ...more

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The Middle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, ...more

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Six Feet Under is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy Six Feet Under is an American drama television series created and produced by Alan Ball. It premiered on the premium cable network HBO in the United States on June 3, 2001, and ended on August ...more

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Dubagee added Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. The show premiered on September 27, 1996, on ABC to over 17 million viewers in its ...more

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Wizards of Waverly Place is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
kyra-price 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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Scott Klingaman 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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Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker Deadwood is an American western television series created, produced, and largely written by David Milch and aired on the premium cable network HBO from March 21, 2004, to August 27, 2006, ...more

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The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Taylor Parsell added Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis The Nanny is an American television sitcom originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring Fran Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish Queens native who becomes the nanny of three children from the ...more

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
VanessaHawelu added Mike Judge, Kathy Najimy, Pamela Adlon King of the Hill is an American adult animated sitcom created by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels that ran from January 12, 1997, to May 6, 2010 on Fox. It centers on the Hills, a middle-class ...more

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SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
karmatenten added Tom Kenny, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. The series chronicles the adventures and endeavors of ...more

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24 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
sonof100maniacs added Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each ...more

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The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
karmatenten added Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. The series revolves around the everyday adventures of Timmy Turner, a boy who is granted ...more

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Dick Sargent Bewitched is an American TV situation comedy fantasy which was broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from 1964 to 1972. It was created by Sol Saks under executive director Harry Ackerman, and ...more

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Recess is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Brucetothemax10 added Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere. The series focuses on six elementary school students and their interaction with other classmates ...more

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky Shameless is an American television comedy-drama which airs on Showtime. This remake of the award-winning British series is set in Chicago's Canaryville neighborhood on the South Side, although ...more

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8 Simple Rules is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
heythereeee added Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson 8 Simple Rules is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal. It debuted on ABC on September 17, 2002, and concluded on April 15, 2005. Ritter's character in the series ...more

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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Heather Mitchell added Casey Kasem, Don Messick, Heather North Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. The original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, was ...more

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NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel NYPD Blue is an American television police drama set in New York City, exploring the internal and external struggles of the fictional 15th precinct of Manhattan. Each episode typically ...more