Highest Rated TV Series Released 1996-01-01 to 1996-12-31


1. Aynalar (1996–1997)

Documentary, Biography

9.8
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Stars: Can Dündar, Sezen Aksu, Orhan Gencebay, Zeki Müren

Votes: 18

2. Barry Welsh Is Coming (1997–2003)

Comedy

9.1
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Stars: John Sparkes, Kim Wall, Gareth Edwards, Siân Lloyd

Votes: 16

3. Remember WENN (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

9.0
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Trials and tribulations at Pittsburgh radio station WENN back in the late 1930s, when radio was king.

Stars: Tom Beckett, George Hall, Margaret Hall, Melinda Mullins

Votes: 251

4. English: Have a Go (1996– )

9.0
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English: Have a Go is a program for people who are learning English. It has several parts to each program - a short skit from the Jones family, some questions based on the skit, some ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Curtin, Trudy Hellier, Alethea McGrath, Victoria Nicholls

Votes: 5

5. Small Talk (1996–1997)

24 min

9.0
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Three contestants try to predict how seven kids (ages 6-9) would answer questions.

Stars: Wil Shriner, Sara Paxton, Bryan Warloe, Roqui Theus

Votes: 5

6. A History of British Art (1996– )

50 min | Documentary

9.0
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Stars: Andrew Graham-Dixon, Ken Russell

Votes: 8

7. Saturday Live (1996– )

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Lee Hurst, Bryan Adams, Mark Arden, Alexander Armstrong

Votes: 8

8. Bizbirije (1996– )

Documentary, Family

9.0
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Stars: Ximena Adriana, Mario Corona, Bruno Coronel, Alejandra Cárdenas

Votes: 5

9. Schalkse ruiters (1996– )

60 min | Comedy

9.0
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Stars: Bart De Pauw, Tom Lenaerts, Michiel Devlieger, Herman Le Compte

Votes: 274

10. Twisted Puppet Theater (1996– )

22 min | Comedy

8.9
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Twisted Puppet Theatre was a cult hit that ran for 13 episodes in the summer of July 1996. It was a hilarious, fast paced variety show that was a hybrid of R rated humor and sketches (a la ... See full summary »

Votes: 12

11. Klub NLO (1996–2004)

45 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Teodor Elmazov, Katerina Evro, Velko Kynev, Georgi Mamalev

Votes: 73

12. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.8
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After learning that he is from another planet, a warrior named Goku and his friends are prompted to defend it from an onslaught of extraterrestrial enemies.

Stars: Doc Harris, Christopher Sabat, Sean Schemmel, Terry Klassen

Votes: 84,314

13. Forensic Files (1996– )

30 min | Documentary, Crime

8.8
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A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

Stars: Peter Thomas, Skip Palenik, Tom Bevel, Lowell Levine

Votes: 2,274

14. Profit (1996– )

90 min | Drama

8.8
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Jim Profit works for a multinational company, and isn't above using any means necessary to get ahead, and that includes bribery, blackmail, intimidation, extortion, and even murder. Now ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Lisa Darr, Lisa Blount, Jack Gwaltney

Votes: 1,694

15. Big Cat Diary (1996– )

TV-G | 25 min | Documentary

8.8
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Come along on an adventure with Jonathan Scott, Simon King, and other professionals and camera crews as they journey through the Masai Mara game park in Kenya, Africa. In their travels they... See full summary »

Stars: Simon King, Jonathan Scott, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Toto The Cheetah

Votes: 551

16. Pappyland (1996–1999)

30 min | Family

8.8
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Pappy Drewitt teaches dance, song and life lessons to children.

Stars: Michael Cariglio, Mike Curley, Gabriel Velez, Marilyn Arnone

Votes: 126

17. The Adam and Joe Show (1996–2001)

25 min | Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Adam Buxton, Joe Cornish, Nigel Buxton, Shaun Troke

Votes: 417

18. Sucupira (1996– )

8.8
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Stars: Francisco Reyes, Ángela Contreras, Álvaro Rudolphy, Héctor Noguera

Votes: 46

19. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.7
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 36,336

20. Two Fat Ladies (1996– )

30 min

8.7
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Stars: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson, Myrtle, David Ross

Votes: 274

21. Si Doel anak sekolahan (1996– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.7
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Stars: Rano Karno, Benyamin S., Aminah Cendrakasih, Mandra

Votes: 85

22. Two (1996–1997)

Crime, Thriller

8.7
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Gus McClain is a college professor, whose life is perfectly idyllic, he has a good job, good friends, and a loving wife. One day things change for Gus when he discovers all sorts of odd ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Easton, Barbara Tyson, Lochlyn Munro, Andrew Johnston

Votes: 90

23. Cañaveral de pasiones (1996– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.7
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Stars: Daniela Castro, Angélica Aragón, Juan Soler, Francisco Gattorno

Votes: 80

24. Bedtime (1996– )

30 min | Drama

8.7
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Six very different couples from six major US cities spend their evenings discussing their relationships and personal challenges. Some try to face their issues, while others try to avoid them with sex.

Stars: Teri Austin, Matt Battaglia, Susan Gibney, Jim Holmes

Votes: 16

25. Redes (1996–2013)

50 min

8.7
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Stars: Eduard Punset, Jorge Wagensberg, Javier Moro, Carme Elias

Votes: 30

26. Les héritiers Duval (1996– )

8.7
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Stars: Antoine Durand, Danielle Proulx, Naoual Rachdaoui, Olivier Loubry

Votes: 30

27. La noche (1996– )

8.7
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Stars: Lourdes Berninzon, Diego Bertie, Eleana Carrión, Adolfo Chuiman

Votes: 18

28. Gullage's (1996– )

30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Stars: Frank Barry, Torquil Colbo, Michael Wade, Bryan Hennessey

Votes: 9

29. This Life (1996–1997)

45 min | Drama

8.6
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A series following the lives of Miles, Milly, Warren, Egg and Anna, five young professionals.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri, Andrew Lincoln, Daniela Nardini

Votes: 1,509

30. Rurouni Kenshin: Wandering Samurai (1996–1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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The adventures of a young wandering swordsman who stumbles upon a struggling martial arts school in Meiji era Japan.

Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, Richard Cansino, Dean Wein, Dorothy Elias-Fahn

Votes: 12,416

31. My Wonderful Life (1996– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Stars: Emma Wray, Vicky Connett, Elizabeth Berrington, Tony Robinson

Votes: 14

32. Satellite City (1996– )

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Surreal comedy based around the misadventures of the Price family, and set in a forgotten town in the Rhondda valley in Wales

Stars: Boyd Clack, Islwyn Morris, Michael Neill, Ri Richards

Votes: 48

33. Cyberkidz (1996– )

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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An epic struggle between wise powerful wizard Zorak and his mighty sidekick Zeist (played by the most underrated magnificent actor Robert Z'dar) who want to make the world a better place, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kyle Brown, Shaun Fleming, Kyle Brown, Nina Ragaz

Votes: 85

34. Placas (1996–1999)

Crime

8.6
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"Placas" is a one-hour cross between "Cops" and "America's Most Wanted", but in Spanish. Half the show is made up of real ride-alongs with cops and the other half is two ten minute ... See full summary »

Stars: Karla Zamudio, Edgardo Ochoa, Guillermo Santana, Jaime Aymerich

Votes: 12

35. The Mark Thomas Comedy Product (1996–2002)

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Star: Mark Thomas

Votes: 56

36. Indaba (1996– )

26 min | Adventure

8.6
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Stars: Thorsten Wedekind, Robert Whitehead, Philippe Bas, Kelly Courtier

Votes: 5

37. Kitchen (1996– )

8.6
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Cooking series (26 episodes per season).

Stars: Jacques Pepin, Claudine Pepin

Votes: 7

38. Hakusen nagashi (1996– )

45 min | Drama

8.6
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This TV series is the story of 5 japanese seniors and 1 night school student struggling with their future as they prepare for the grueling entrance exams and what lies ahead after graduation.

Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Miki Sakai, Kotomi Kyôno, Takashi Kashiwabara

Votes: 15

39. Día D (1996–2003)

8.6
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Stars: Jorge Lanata, María Julia Oliván, Adrian Paenza, Ernesto Tenembaum

Votes: 5

40. Vidas de Sal (1996–1997)

8.6
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Stars: Mariana Rey Monteiro, Armando Cortez, Virgílio Castelo, Simone de Oliveira

Votes: 12

41. Sailor Moon Sailor Stars (1996–1997)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.5
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The first portion of Sailor Moon Sailor Stars finishes off the "Sailor Moon Super S" series. The second deals with villain Sailor Galaxia, who wants to find powerful star seeds in people ... See full summary »

Stars: Kotono Mitsuishi, Aya Hisakawa, Michie Tomizawa, Emi Shinohara

Votes: 961

42. Omerta, la loi du silence (1996– )

528 min | Thriller, Crime

8.5
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Gilbert Tanguay, the director of the anti-crime squad, hires two men to catch the head of Montreal's Mafia, Giuseppe Scarfo. One, Pierre Gauthier, is going to lead the investigation, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Michel Côté, Luc Picard, Dino Tavarone, Claude Michaud

Votes: 211

43. The Hello Girls (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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"The Hello Girls" is a "dramedy" about a group of mostly young women working as telephone operators in the city of Derby UK... See full synopsis »

Stars: Stephanie Turner, Letitia Dean, Samantha Seager, Kate Lonergan

Votes: 32

44. Roger and the Rottentrolls (1996– )

10 min | Comedy, Family

8.5
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Stars: Martin Clunes, Phil Cornwell, John Thomson, Nick Barber

Votes: 48

45. Sasifelek Çikmazi (1996–1998)

Drama

8.5
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Stars: Suzan Aksoy, Derya Alabora, Sinan Albayrak, Betül Arim

Votes: 520

46. Black Box (1996– )

50 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.5
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Black Box deals with the one aspect of air travel that we would rather not think about, which is crashing. It is a focus on air safety, and why, ironically, it is no accident. It also ... See full summary »

Votes: 21

47. Bailey Kipper's P.O.V. (1996)

30 min | Comedy

8.5
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A young boy who provides commentary about his family and his life throughout the show with both wit and insight.

Stars: Michael Galeota, Meg Wittner, John Achorn, Andi Eystad

Votes: 38

48. Sut Kardesler (1996– )

Comedy

8.5
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Stars: Kemal Kuruçay, Naz Onel, Ahmet Ugurlu

Votes: 19

49. Buzzkill (1996– )

8.5
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Before they had "Jackass" or "The Tom Green Show" MTV had the reality series "Buzzkill" which featured three slacker buddies staging elaborate pranks and catching it all on tape with the ... See full summary »

Stars: Travis Draft, Dave Sheridan, Frank Hudetz, Vince D'Orazi

Votes: 78

50. Todo por tu amor (1996–1997)

45 min

8.5
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This is the poignant story of Marina Rangel, a courageous and determined young physical therapist struggling to support her family by working at a public hospital. There, she meets the ... See full summary »

Stars: Hilda Abrahamz, Carlos Arreaza, Julio Alcázar, Ernesto Balzi

Votes: 11