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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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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 73

Network: HBO

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) 2 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 15

Number of Episodes: 331

Network: NBC

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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House of Anubis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
10365 people added Alex Sawyer, Eugene Simon, Brad Kavanagh

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 150

Network: Nickelodeon

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 Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 135

Network: CBS

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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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

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 24

Number of Episodes: 528

Network: Fox

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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Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 11

Number of Episodes: 234

Network: ABC

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 Fresh Prince of Bel-... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Trend231 added Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

Premiered: 1990

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 148

Network: NBC

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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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

Premiered: 1989

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 180

Network: NBC

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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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 63

Network: HBO

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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Batman: The Animated Ser... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Kevin Conroy, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Premiered: 1992

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 85

Network: Fox Kids, Fox Broadcasting Company

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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Monty Python's Flying Ci... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

Premiered: 1969

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 45

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, IFC

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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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Teddy Dunn

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 64

Network: UPN, The CW Television Network

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) 13 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
VanessaHawelu added Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

Premiered: 1985

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 180

Network: NBC, Lifetime Television

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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Castle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 105

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 25

Network: ITV

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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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

Premiered: 1993

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 158

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Timetraveler55 added Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

Premiered: 1951

Number of Seasons: 6

Network: CBS

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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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: HBO

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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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

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 60

Network: BBC Four, HBO

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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Community is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 84

Network: Comedy Central, NBC

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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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin

Premiered: 1990

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 110

Network: CBS

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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Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

Premiered: 1991

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 172

Network: Nickelodeon

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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Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
VanessaHawelu added Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 87

Network: Disney Channel

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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South Park is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 16

Network: Comedy Central

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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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
AJ_Smiles added Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 217

Network: The WB Television Network, The CW Television Network

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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