The Best TV Shows

by bec_rools | created - 05 Jul 2013 | updated - 17 Oct 2013 | Public

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1. Suits (2011– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.

Stars: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty

Votes: 291,403

2. The Newsroom (2012–2014)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.6
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A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 89,430

3. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)

TV-PG | 58 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle

Votes: 129,218

4. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 228,718

5. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.7
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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender, and his/her companions.

Stars: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

Votes: 168,332

6. Broadchurch (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Stars: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan

Votes: 59,666

7. Modern Family (2009– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Three different, but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 283,359

8. Misfits (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha

Votes: 81,263

9. Arrested Development (2003– )

TV-PG | 489 min | Comedy

8.9
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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett

Votes: 234,554

10. Glee (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.

Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith

Votes: 121,496

11. Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003– )

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.2
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A mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation games, and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa, Justin Bieber

Votes: 12,189

12. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.8
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 75,084

13. Derek (2012–2014)

23 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Derek is a loyal nursing home care assistant who sees only the good in his quirky co-workers as they struggle against prejudice and shrinking budgets to care for their elderly residents.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman, David Earl, Tim Barlow

Votes: 19,515

14. Single Father (2010– )

60 min | Drama

7.8
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After his wife Rita's fatal car accident, Dave tries to raise his four children, helped by Rita's best friend Sarah. Things get complicated when mourning gives way to romantic feelings, while his kids remain sincere priority.

Stars: David Tennant, Millie Innes, Chris Hegarty, Suranne Jones

Votes: 1,203

15. Big School (2013– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Deputy Head of Science, Mr Church has been at Greybridge School for 15 years. He is about to resign after a dramatic experiment. However, the arrival of the new French teacher changes everything.

Stars: David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Philip Glenister, Frances de la Tour

Votes: 1,321

16. Offspring (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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The story of the impossible loves of 30-something obstetrician Nina Proudman and her fabulously messy family.

Stars: Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Richard Davies, Linda Cropper

Votes: 2,383

17. House Husbands (2012– )

45 min | Drama

6.9
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The lives of four Australian men who are raising their children.

Stars: Firass Dirani, Rhys Muldoon, Gary Sweet, Julia Morris

Votes: 648

18. The Ricky Gervais Show (2010–2012)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Talk-Show

8.3
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Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant talk to Karl Pilkington about important things in life whilst Karl provides anything but intelligent answers. Comedy at its finest with wonderful animation.

Stars: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington

Votes: 13,673

19. Doc Martin (2004– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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The trials and tribulations of Dr. Martin Ellingham, a socially challenged doctor who moves from London to the picturesque village of Port Wenn in Cornwall.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom

Votes: 8,698

20. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport

8.7
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The trials and tribulations of small town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden

Votes: 47,402

21. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 25,818

22. Robin Hood (2006–2009)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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After 5 years of fighting in the crusades, Robin returns to England and leads a band of outlaws to outwit the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Stars: Jonas Armstrong, Gordon Kennedy, Sam Troughton, Joe Armstrong

Votes: 14,137

23. Skins (2007–2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama

8.2
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The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.

Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah Murray, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie

Votes: 64,755

24. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

6.8
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Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley, Mark Thompson, Mary Murphy

Votes: 9,453

25. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

8.6
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The comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 105,512

26. The Unusuals (2009)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Darkly comedic drama focusing on the dysfunctional cops and staff of an infamous NYPD precinct.

Stars: Amber Tamblyn, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Joshua Close

Votes: 4,766

27. Torchwood (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd

Votes: 35,247

28. Mad Men (2007–2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama

8.6
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A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 162,840

29. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.5
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes wakes up from a coma to learn the world is in ruins, and must lead a group of survivors to stay alive.

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs

Votes: 727,001

30. Top Gear (2002– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.7
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The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May, Ben Collins

Votes: 92,974