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


1. Barry Welsh Is Coming (1997–2003)

Comedy

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

Votes: 16

2. 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: 247

3. 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

4. Saturday Live (1996– )

60 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 8

5. 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

6. Schalkse ruiters (1996– )

60 min | Comedy

8.9
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Stars: Bart De Pauw, Tom Lenaerts, Michiel Devlieger, Herman Le Compte

Votes: 270

7. Klub NLO (1996–2004)

45 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 67

8. 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: 77,827

9. 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, Dayle Hinman, Skip Palenik, Tom Bevel

Votes: 1,973

10. 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: 1,665

11. Big Cat Diary (1996– )

TV-G | 25 min | Documentary

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

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

Votes: 534

12. 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: 402

13. Sucupira (1996– )

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

Votes: 46

14. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996– )

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

8.7
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America's top fake news show.

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

Votes: 33,725

15. Bedtime (1996– )

8.7
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The trials and tribulations of six couples, told through their bedtime conversations. In San Francisco, medical student Mark and singer Nikki have to reconcile their very different ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 15

16. Pappyland (1996–1999)

30 min | Family

8.7
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Stars: Michael Cariglio, Mike Curley, Gabriel Velez, Marilyn Arnone

Votes: 120

17. Si Doel anak sekolahan (1996– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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

Votes: 82

18. Redes (1996–2013)

50 min

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

Votes: 31

19. Les héritiers Duval (1996– )

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

Votes: 30

20. Gullage's (1996– )

30 min | Comedy

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

Votes: 9

21. 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, Dina Sherman

Votes: 11,497

22. 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: 1,437

23. Two Fat Ladies (1996– )

30 min

8.6
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Stars: Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jennifer Paterson, Myrtle, David Ross

Votes: 265

24. Two (1996–1997)

Crime, Thriller

8.6
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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: 87

25. 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

26. The Hello Girls (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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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: 31

27. Cañaveral de pasiones (1996– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.6
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Stars: Angélica Aragón, Roberto Ballesteros, Fernando Balzaretti, Daniela Castro

Votes: 78

28. 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

29. Buzzkill (1996– )

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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: 76

30. 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

31. 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

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

30 min | Comedy

8.6
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Star: Mark Thomas

Votes: 57

33. Día D (1996–2003)

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

Votes: 5

34. Indaba (1996– )

26 min | Adventure

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

Votes: 5

35. Kitchen (1996– )

8.6
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Cooking series (26 episodes per season).

Stars: Jacques Pepin, Claudine Pepin

Votes: 7

36. 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: 869

37. Sunday Night Sex Show (1996– )

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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Star: Sue Johanson

Votes: 80

38. 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: 203

39. 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

40. 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: 47

41. A Mug's Game (1996– )

50 min

8.5
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Three part series that studies the personal lives of folk in a remote Scottish fishing village that is coming to terms with rationalisation, and globalisation of it's fishing industry.

Stars: Sally Kinghorn, Ken Stott, Ewan Stewart, Brian Alexander

Votes: 17

42. Les exploits d'Arsène Lupin (1996– )

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

8.5
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The adventures of the gentleman thief, Arsene Lupin.

Stars: Daniel Brochu, Michael Caloz, Luis de Cespedes, Richard Dumont

Votes: 54

43. WXW Rage TV (1996– )

60 min | Action

8.5
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Top Rope Productions Inc. (the Parent Company of WXW) was established in 1996 by professional wrestling legend Afa "The Wild Samoan." It is where the stars of tomorrow shine today. Top Rope... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Albright, Afa Anoai Jr., Afa Anoai, Lloyd Anoai

Votes: 13

44. Vidas de Sal (1996–1997)

8.5
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Stars: Mariana Rey Monteiro, Armando Cortez, Virgílio Castelo, Simone de Oliveira

Votes: 11

45. The Pet Department (1996–1997)

Reality-TV

8.5
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Stars: John Raymond, Steve Walker, Suzanne Whang

Votes: 10

46. Leaving Home (1996– )

Documentary

8.5
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Stars: Oliver Knussen, Simon Rattle

Votes: 10

47. Detective Conan (1996– )

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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The cases of a detective whose physical age was chemically reversed to that of a prepubescent boy but must hide his true mental development.

Stars: Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Akira Kamiya, Wataru Takagi

Votes: 7,153

48. The West (1996– )

537 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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Stephen Ives' "The West" is a PBS 4-Video Series co-produced by Ken Burns: - "Death Runs Riot" 85 min. - "Fight No More Forever" 85 min. - "Ghost Dance" 58 min. - "The People" 82 min.

Stars: Peter Coyote, N. Scott Momaday, Murphy Guyer, John Trudell

Votes: 759

49. Long Vacation (1996– )

8.4
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Sena is a college graduate who dreams of becoming a world class pianist. He teaches piano at a local piano school. Minami is an out of work model. On her wedding day, she gets dumped by her... See full summary »

Stars: Takuya Kimura, Tomoko Yamaguchi, Yutaka Takenouchi, Izumi Inamori

Votes: 362

50. Recovery (1996– )

180 min | Music, News

8.4
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Stars: Dylan Lewis, Angus Sampson, Pheona Donohoe, Leigh Whannell

Votes: 38