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What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming? 

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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

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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

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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Premiered: 1990

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner

Premiered: 1989

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

Premiered: 2007

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Ed O'Neill, SofĂ­a Vergara, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2009

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels

Premiered: 1993

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Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Nancy Cartwright

Premiered: 1991

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Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
VanessaHawelu added Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright

Premiered: 2002

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
VanessaHawelu added Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan

Premiered: 1985

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
sonof100maniacs added Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

Premiered: 1997

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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Premiered: 2001

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell

Premiered: 2008

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Wizards of Waverly Place... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
kyra-price added Selena Gomez, David Henrie, Jake T. Austin

Premiered: 2007

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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Ben McKenzie

Premiered: 2003

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards

Premiered: 1989

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Timetraveler55 added Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

Premiered: 1951

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Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin

Premiered: 1990

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan

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The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
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Premiered: 2001

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What Shows Do You Most Want on Netflix Streaming?
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

Premiered: 1998

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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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Premiered: 1995

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