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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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3,043 1,437
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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4,596 1,437
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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2,319 1,302
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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2,308 1,217
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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2,266 1,053
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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1,668 1,426
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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1,634 618
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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1,591 1,412
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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1,363 1,177
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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1,532 1,459
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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845 1,177
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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1,145 1,345
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn
Veronica Mars (UPN, The CW, 2004) is an American teen noir mystery drama television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. After her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) is murdered, and her father ...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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1,413 1,215
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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1,272 1,160
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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836 1,239
Monty Python's Flying Circus is listed (or ranked) 18 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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981 1,172
The Wire is listed (or ranked) 19 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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1,155 1,269
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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1,227 710
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 21 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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2,263 1,129
The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 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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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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780 1,096
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