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What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?

Updated February 12, 2020 136.2k votes 14.6k voters 120.6k views200 items

List RulesPopular 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?
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    Game of Thrones

    Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey

    Premiered2011

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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Will Smith, James Avery

    Premiered1990

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from... more on Wikipedia

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    The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    The Simpsons

    Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright

    Premiered1989

    The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting... more on Wikipedia

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    ER is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    ER

    Anthony Edwards, George Clooney

    Premiered1994

    ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that... more on Wikipedia

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    Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    Boy Meets World

    Ben Savage, Rider Strong

    Premiered1993

    Boy Meets World (ABC, 1993) is an American television sitcom created by Michael Jacobs and... more on Wikipedia

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    Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    Rugrats

    Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh

    Premiered1991

    Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and... more on Wikipedia

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    Modern Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
    1,714
    1,076

    Modern Family

    Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara

    Premiered2009

    Modern Family (ABC, 2009) is an American comedy television sitcom created by Francisco... more on Wikipedia

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    The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
    2,277
    1,464

    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons

    Premiered2007

    The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 2007) is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and... more on Wikipedia

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    Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    533

    Kim Possible

    Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle

    Premiered2002

    Kim Possible is an American animated television series created by Bob Schooley and Mark... more on Wikipedia
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    Wizards of Waverly Place is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    365

    Wizards of Waverly Place

    Selena Gomez, David Henrie

    Premiered2007

    Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to... more on Wikipedia
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    South Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    South Park

    Trey Parker, Matt Stone

    Premiered1997

    South Park (Comedy Central, 1997) is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker... more on Wikipedia

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    The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    The Golden Girls

    Bea Arthur, Betty White

    Premiered1985

    The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC... more on Wikipedia

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    The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    The Fairly OddParents

    Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee

    Premiered2001

    The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for... more on Wikipedia

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    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

    Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse

    Premiered2005

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    Smallville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    Smallville

    Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum

    Premiered2001

    Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and... more on Wikipedia

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    Drake & Josh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    Drake & Josh

    Drake Bell, Josh Peck

    Premiered2004

    Drake & Josh (Nickelodeon, 2004) is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider. Despite... more on Wikipedia
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    The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    The Nanny

    Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy

    Premiered1993

    The Nanny is an American television sitcom originally aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999, starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Recess is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    Recess

    Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson

    Premiered1997

    Recess is an American animated television series created by Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere.... more on Wikipedia
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    iCarly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    iCarly

    Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy

    Premiered2007

    iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until... more on Wikipedia
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    I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    I Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

    Premiered1951

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    Zoey 101 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    Zoey 101

    Jamie Lynn Spears, Paul Butcher

    Premiered2005

    Zoey 101 is an American television series which originally aired on Nickelodeon from January... more on Wikipedia

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    Sabrina the Teenaged Witch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    Sabrina the Teenaged Witch

    Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea

    Premiered1996

    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is an American sitcom based on the Archie comic book series of the... more on Wikipedia

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    The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    The O.C.

    Mischa Barton, Adam Brody

    Premiered2003

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    Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    Scooby-Doo

    Casey Kasem, Don Messick

    Premiered1969

    Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising several animated television... more on Wikipedia

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    Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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    Pinky and the Brain

    Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen

    Premiered1995

    Pinky and the Brain is an American animated television series. It was the first animated... more on Wikipedia

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